The AJC has a new feature they’re pimping pretty hard called PolitiFact Georgia. In it, they’re deciding if politicians statements of charging their competitors are “career politicians” or if a state legislator helped balanced a state budget are true or not. And yes, there’s often some editorializing involved – not that there’s anything wrong with that.
But instead of going after tired campaign lines like those above, why not start with the Big Kahuna who is an already acknowledged victim of you evil lib’rals? You know, the King in waiting, His (wants you to think he’s) Honorable John Oxendine?
In his new ad, he starts with this gem:
“Too often, politicians worry more about their re-election than your future, but as Insurance Commissioner, I solved problems to help Youoo.”
So, PolitiFact, when vetting this for accuracy, who better to use than someone named, oh I don’t know, let’s try Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine:
First, Oxendine said, those managers ought to be wary of the 12 states in which the insurance commissioner is elected — Georgia is one of them — because “we are different.” Details: “We are a pain in the butt. We are very high-maintenance…. I am not a professional regulator, I am a politician…. I’m going to do what I think is going to get me reelected.”
Oxendine does believe, he says, that insurers are entitled to a fair and reasonable profit: “I am not one of these Socialists never ever going to give out a rate increase.” But, he said, “you need to realize that you have to find a way to always make me look good in front of the voters.”
As for campaign contributions, he noted he wasn’t allowed to take them from insurance companies, but money from individuals is entirely acceptable. And gettable: “I’m the incumbent. You all are going to give me money because you’re afraid not to.”
So, he’s not worried about re-election?
He’s thinking about YOU and your best interests?
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.
God Help us if he holds true to this ad and changes his ways to act as Governor as he has as Insurance Commissioner.