Terry on the air — defining Tom White

Congressman Lee Terry has his second ad up on the air.
See it here:

Terry has stepped out and defined his Democrat opponent, Tom White, on the main issue of the day: Two trillion dollars in spending. Tom White has said he would have supported the Obama/Pelosi plan for spending your cash. Terry lets you know that.

The Terry camp notes that,

The federal government announced Friday that the nation lost another 54,000 jobs in August as the unemployment rate increased to 9.6 percent.  Yet, the $814 billion stimulus program has stimulated only government spending. The government run healthcare law will cost $1.2 trillion in new spending, tax increases and Medicare cuts through fiscal 2017

You will see the spot on cable and broadcast at a “substantial rate”, says the Terry campaign.

Will Tom White be able to respond?


  1. Anonymous says:

    Bad morning for Tom…

    On KFAB this a.m., the program hosts started the interview w/Terry by saying they hadn't heard or seen much of his opponent this summer… yikes.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Let me see, Lee Terry voted for the 2001 Bush tax cuts, the war in Iraq, the unfunded prescription drug bill, the bailout. Exactly what has Lee Terry voted NOT to spend?

    If your answer is health care reform refer to CBO estimates that it is the largest deficit reducing bill in history.

  3. Anonymous says:

    11:23–healthcare was sold to the Dems in Congress as saving $$$, but it won't. Even the White House now admits that. See their mid-session report issued last month.

    W.H. now admits it will add $51 billion to the deficit in just the next two years alone–wiping out all the projected savings.

    Last May, CBO said it would actuaslly cost $105 billion more than estimated when Congress passed it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You can say the voters really have a pretty clear choice between the two candidates.

    If you think the stimulus and healthcare laws are good ones, vote for White. If you don't like them, vote for Terry.

  5. Anonymous says:

    tommy won't be leaving the campaign any time soon. His ego won't let him. So we the people will have to endure the manure for 50 something days and then it will be over. Wait there is the recall to contend with, the subsequent races…… maybe tommy will be like the Boyle's and he will run for every other office that comes open. Like that weird Geary clown.

    Either way it will come to a merciful end Nov 3rd.

  6. Macdaddy says:

    Tom won't leave the campaign?!??!?!?! You must first join something in order to leave it.

    BTW, did Tom White go to the Labor Day parade yesterday? No mention of him in the OWH.

  7. Oh mander says:

    The widespread "Conservative Amnesia" is truly amazing. Terry and his congressional cohort voted to spend waaaaaaay more money than the current Dem congress. Hell, the Bush tax cuts are the single largest contributing factor to the deficit in last 9 years.

  8. Anonymous says:

    In your dreams, Anonymous at 11:23. If you believe the single-largest entitlement program in the history of our country will save money, I've got some wetlands in Death Valley to sell you.

    Even under the rosiest of Democratic assumptions, the ONLY way the Obamacare program was going to be deficit neutral was by taking $500 Billion from Medicare (by way of reduced payment rates to doctors — called the "doctor fix") but they backed out on it so now, no doctor fix, no savings.

    But there wouldn't have been savings anyway. The assumptions the Obama Admin fed the CBO were pie in the sky things that simply won't pan out. But the CBO doesn't comment on the reliability of the assumptions. It just bases its calculations on the assumptions it's given. Garbage in, garbage out. It's cute that you believed it though. Do you still get money from the tooth fairy?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hasn't Tom White defined himself with his lack of campaigning? He will be slinging manure, taking all the IE support he can get, and basically making things up. He has a history of this type of behavior. Just look at his IE support and attack adds for Legislative races on 2008. He spent thousands trying to influence races. In some he was successful in others he lost. The fact of the matter is he and his posse were out on a scorched earth attack. So he will do the same with Terry.

    What Tom doesn't see is how tired the People are of this crap. It's bad enough to have to overcome the Obama stigma, let alone Pelosi. Yet to behave in the manner he normally operates in will only further disenfranchise the voters. White can't help it though. Like a moth to a flame, a lemming to a cliff, a republican to a tax cut, he will be who he is. This is why he will lose. Not enough people like people like him!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Only to a Democrat do tax cuts count as "spending" (see Oh Mander 12:12). Just a fundamental misunderstanding of who the money belongs to, leading to disastrous tax policies and spending decisions.

  11. Anonymous says:

    It is a lie only if White has NOT endorsed the stimulus peogram and healthcare program.

    White endorsed both–which was a big mistake on his part. But, it is on the record now and he can't weasle away from the $2 trillion cost.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The picture of Lee, Robin, the kids and dog belongs on Awkward Family Photos.com. Lee is the only one that looks remotely interested in being there.

  13. Oh mander says:

    Anon 12:50

    A tax cut isn't a tax cut if it isn't paid for. Tax cuts that contribute directly to debt most certainly qualify as "spending." For those of us that will continue to pay into the system long after the cut expires, the money is more or less a high interest loan. Unless you plan on retiring before December 31, 2010, you are the one with a "fundamental misunderstanding." I for one am relatively young, and as a result, will pay for this "disastrous tax policy" that kicked the can to younger generations. You're welcome.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The ad is pitiful. Where's the benefit in voting for Terry?

    Bringing up your opponent when there's no need. By now, you'd think Terry should have a laundry list of accomplishments to remind people of his great leadership ability over the decade he has brilliantly represented them…. cough, cough.. Worrying about your opponent is a sign of weakness.

    The family shot is no Mom's apple pie photo moment.

  15. Anonymous says:

    5:08–this is a very good ad.

    Terry talks directly about voting against two bad bills–the stimulus program is a failure and the healthcare bill is a disaster.

    You gotta keep things simple and direct to get the message through–this ad does that.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Let's see, I am just guessing, but by my count Lee Terry has voted against at least 3 stimulus programs that Nancy Pelosi wrote in 2008. And another 2 trillion in spending this session alone (probably another 3-5 votes).

    I enjoy keeping more of my own money and spending it or saving it as I see fit (since it is obvious the Democrats in control of the Nation's purse can't handle the job); I am glad that we are setting a standard that war will not be waged on our land; both of my grandma's can now actually afford to get a prescription filled and send their great grandkids a birthday card; and, I am glad that Lee Terry kept us from going over the brink when he agreed to spending stops in TARP. I am also glad that upon not going over the cliff, he has determined that more spending is solving nothing.

  17. Nathan says:

    The rather obvious response to this ad is to point out how much the deficit has grown since Lee Terry has been in office and the budgets he voted for. I believe its doubled in the 12 years he has been in DC, and he voted for most of that deficit.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Nathan–frankly, try again.

    For years the line of attack by the Dems against Terry is that he is too conservative and votes too often to cut programs.

    Now you want people to think he's a liberal? That just won't sell. Go back to the drawing board and try something new…

  19. Anonymous says:

    Also, if spending and the debt is a problem–and it is–why would you just make it worse by electing White?

    Bottom line is he wants $2 trillion more in spending and debt than Terry.

  20. Nathan says:

    Anon 9:09,
    I notice you didn't refute the fact that Terry voted for most or all of the budgets that have doubled the National Debt. Its very hard to argue that he is a fiscal conservative with a voting record like that. Social conservative yes, his credentials are still pure enough for that. But fiscally he isn't and that is a fact. He may talk the talk, but his record proves otherwise.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I will refute that. Most all of the budgets that busted the budget were Omnibus Bills. Hmmm, how many Omnibus Bills has Lee Terry voted for?


    Thanks for playing.

  22. Anonymous says:

    To 6:06: Talking about what you vote against isn't telling what you have accomplished.

    He rejected the idea of multiplying the loaves and the fishes doesn't tell the story he walked on the water first.

  23. Anonymous says:

    The two trillion difference….

    Smart move by Terry's campaign–this is the kind of thing that sticks in your mind–really defines the race very simply.

  24. Anonymous says:

    The two trillion difference….

    Smart move by Terry's campaign–this is the kind of thing that sticks in your mind–really defines the race very simply.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I am tired of people analogizing political's with Bible references.

    Can we at least agree to stop that-no matter what Party you claim to belong to or are running away from?

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