…may very well be his undoing.
Quite a few commenters have brought up the fact that politics is a dirty game and that any candidate will have their life’s story brought out in the open, regardless of if it could hurt even a child. Marshall has stooped to the age-old game of PERSONAL attacks on Austin Scott. But why would he do this? Is it desperation? Perhaps. But, maybe it’s because Marshall isn’t the man he says he is, the fighter for fiscal responsibility and the “balanced budget” candidate.
My problem with Jim Marshall is that he cannot get into an issue-by-issue debate with Austin Scott because he says one thing in Georgia and does something entirely different in Washington. Our country has seen one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Our government has ran up an over $13 TRILLION deficit and is still spending. Why is a virtually bankrupt entity still writing checks?
Well Marshall has a track record of having absolutely no problem with this wasteful spending. Sure, he voted against Obamacare because he knew he needed to in order to have a prayer in this year’s election, but what about the other big votes? You know, the bailouts. Marshall faces several problems with trying to be the poster child of fiscal responsibility.
He voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending, YES on Barack Obama’s $787 Billion economic stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; H.R.1), and YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy (Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act; Bill S.3604&HR7110).
He voted TWICE for the Wall Street bailout plan, AND was willing to give up his seat over it (let’s oblige him). Remember the NPR interview with Marshall on his bailout vote?
All of these issues face Marshall in this election cycle. His back is against the wall and what has he chosen to do? Go PERSONAL. That’s my main issue with him and, in my opinion, what is going to cost Jim Marshall his seat on November 2nd.