Hall of Shame Inductee


 The California Republican Party 

 

For the November 2014 Biggest Whopper

Rob McCoy # -1 : Crazy?


The voting is now closed.

The Honesty Counts team independently reviewed campaign mailers and other media in the November 2014 election in Ventura County, debunking what was false. The public was then invited to vote for the worst of the worst. For the first time, Honesty Counts added lies told by or on behalf of the candidate -- and this new designation swept both the Hall of Shame and Dishonorable Mention awards! 

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The California Republican Party paid for a mailer that says Rob McCoy is not against Social Security, adding, "That's just crazy."

That claim, however, was not crazy.
 
In 2011, McCoy gave a speech saying, "We need to abolish Social Security." You can listen beginning at 4:08.
 
McCoy relates a story of arguing with his father-in-law about abolishing the system and instead suggests that one should invest in the community, not the government. McCoy expresses doubt that he will see a dime of his investment and that he is willing to abolish it. His father-in-law was opposed to this idea because he was retired and his income - and security - came from Social Security.
 
McCoy goes on to say in this 2011 video, "Those who sacrifice liberty for the sake of security deserve neither."
 
Perhaps since then he has changed his mind?

Abe says, "Crazy..."
 
 

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Dishonorable Mentions:


Brownley # -1  Closing Guantanamo? Screen_Shot_2014-10-15_at_12.37.23_PM.png

                       10/12/14 Debate at CSUCI

 

 

In the October 12th debate between Julia Brownley and Jeff Gorell, the question was asked of both candidates, "Do you believe that Guantanamo should be closed?" The question, response and rebuttal to that question begins at 1:03:43.

Brownley said, "I have not voted to close down Guantanamo Bay. I want to be perfectly clear to everyone here."
 
This is false. Read more here.

    

 

 

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 Gorell # -3  Democratic Voters Choice?

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A mailer by Democratic Voters Choice lists Jeff Gorell as one of the "Team for Democratic Voters" that includes prominent Democratic candidates, such as the Governor of California. This gives the impression to voters that he is a Democrat even though he is a Republican. 

This is deceiving.  Read more here.