Here are excerpts from Tom Reed’s recent political advertising. Tom characterizes his opponent, Martha Robertson, defining her ideas for her, while saying nothing about his accomplishments in office which are mighty few.
Meet Martha Robertson: Job Killer
Martha Robertson claims to support our community yet she continues to unfairly punish working families by voting for drastic tax increases, burdensome regulations, and reckless spending in the legislature.
One wouldn’t know from what Tom says that prosperous, dynamic Tompkins county has the lowest unemployment in NY-23.
Meet Martha Robertson: Just Another Tax & Spend Liberal
Martha Robertson likes to call herself a job creator, someone who advocates for small business. Yet, if you inspect her record, you’ll find that Martha Robertson is just another tax and spend liberal. In fact, she’s an extreme Ithaca liberal.
Maybe all the liberals in Ithaca can afford Martha Robertson’s high taxes and wasteful spending but families in the rest of Western New York sure can’t. We cannot afford to have Martha Robertson in Congress voting with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama for tax increases and spending hikes.
Here Tom promotes disunity in NY-23, hoping that attacks on liberals who are perhaps half of his constituents, liberals living in Ithaca in particular, will resonate with his supporters. Note also the attempt to link Martha Robertson with Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. This is hardly worthy of Tom who claims to be a “bipartisan hero.”
Meet Martha Robertson Obamacare Defender
Still, just like her mentor Nancy Pelosi, Martha Robertson continues to defend ObamaCare, and disingenuously blamed Republicans since they “refused to put in the kind of money that would help…run the website” despite the millions that have already been wasted.
Robertson went so far as to advocate for a socialist, government run, single payer health care system! That means the government runs our hospitals and employs our doctors…Is that the kind of system that will improve healthcare? No way!
Here Tom links his opponent with Obamacare, the GOP’s favorite albatross, defines single payer health care his way, and tells us what to think about it.
Meet Martha Robertson: Government-Run Healthcare Advocate
Like her friend Nancy Pelosi and other Washington liberals, Martha Robertson still defends ObamaCare, and believes Republicans sabotaged the healthcare.gov website through insufficient funding. Meanwhile, conservative costs of the website are estimated at $350 million.
She continues advocating for a socialist, government run, single-payer health care system! She honestly believes government bureaucrats should run our hospitals, employ our doctors, and make your healthcare decisions for you.
Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare, and Socialism again.
Here come the liberals
This week, Robertson invited Jan Schakowsky, a leading Democratic Congresswoman from Chicago, to our district to raise money. Did you know that Schakowsky was rated the most liberal member of Congress in America? That’s the kind of company Martha Robertson keeps.
This is yet another example of Robertson’s liberal Ithaca ideology. She’s raising money with extremists (remember the convicted sex offender?) who support government-run socialized healthcare, trashing the Bill of Rights, raising taxes, and dramatically increasing the size of government.
Martha Robertson and her extreme liberal friends are going to do whatever it takes to lie and spread their liberal agenda.
A swipe at big cities, Chicago (President Obama’s former home), Democrats, liberals, socialism, and Peter Yarrow with a nod to the Second Amendment and taxes which Republicans love to hate.
Negative advertising often involves bad-mouthing ones opponent. In these examples Tom defines Martha’s ideas for her then derides her for them. Adding to that the repeated attempts to define Martha’s views by linking them to others–President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Jan Schakowsky–as well as attempts to link Martha Robertson to liberals and socialism, one sees that Tom’s advertising is essentially negative. This is no surprise, because Tom Reed took the same low road in his campaign against Nate Shinagawa.
© William Hungerford – April 2014