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Posted on 02/11/2014 12:14:43 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
As Ramesh points out below, Kentucky Senate candidate Matt Bevin's campaign is claiming that he has consistently opposed the Troubled Asset Relief Program, drawing a contrast with Mitch McConnell, who has defended his role in passing the emergency bailout legislation. This is despite the fact that, as president of an investment firm in 2008, he signed a letter along with the firm's chief investment officer that says the following:
Most of the positive developments have been government led, such as the effective nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the passage of the $700 billion TARP (don't call it a bailout) and the Federal Reserve's intention to invest in commercial paper. These moves should help to stabilize asset prices and help to ease liquidity constraints in the financial system. The government actions to date have been reasonably swift and substantial. The Federal Reserve seems to understand the magnitude of the problem and the underlying issues involved.
Bevin told The Blaze that he "didn't actually write the letter." ....
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National Review should be asking McConnell about all of his lies and flips.
Few simple-minded ‘folks’ and LIVs will know the difference, though.
Hardly goes there (National Review) anymore.
wow. They are really digging deep to pull up dirt on Bevin.
When National Review made Mandela out to be a Saint and the most wonderful human being who ever lived, I knew it was the end.
Having experienced this in KS for years, if a conservative runs whether or not to unseat a RINO (known as "moderates" in KS, in the past) will find far greater resistance from GOPe than the democrat party!
Everyone will jump into the fray to disparage whichever conservative candidate has the best chance to win, including and especially the media!
Conservatives will run against democrats, GOPe and media and should they win a Primary, the GOPe will gang up against the conservative Primary winner and support the democrat!
Bevin was interviewed on Beck’s show today, he stated:
He did not write the commentary or opinion, and in fact, steered away from doing so, for the ethical and legal purposes. The financial investment arena is the most regulated in the country, and he was following the laws and regulations as the chairman and any attempt to reword the investment opinion of the people who had been hired by law to make that opinion, would have been illegal. It was required by law, for him to verify the veracity of the financial statement. It would have been ILLEGAL for him to change what was put in that report.
The letter he signed was that he verified the actual financial facts and figures, not the opinions or commentary and had nothing to do with the comments or opinions therein.
But, leave it to the left, to twist it into what it is not, to throw mud. They apparently, are afraid of Bevin. Good.
Bevin did what he was legally REQUIRED to do. Anyone who says otherwise is either a liar or an idiot. Bob
Love to have a list of conservative media vs rino media. Don’t remember why I stopped reading NR. Maybe this is why.
If that list was compiled on here, there would be no “non-RINO” media, LOL.
It’s only just begun!
I hope conservatives don’t get all weak-need over this.
You must know something about KY Republican primary voters that I do not.
Buckley turned against the JBS, endorsed marijuana for “fun”, and reared a socialist son. Still he was brilliant and amusing.
This is the poster child for the KY standpatters.
If Bevin was ‘CEO’ why couldn’t he refuse to sign, and or move to fire the Statist writing the Annual Report?
Does Bevin have evidence to give us that he eventually DID fire that person penning this pro-TARP stuff?
Sorry, it’s a huge disappointment. Even tho McConnell should indeed GO. There is No way to say otherwise.
I found his lawyerly responses on Beck unconvincing he basically said
“Hey I was ONLY THE COMPANY’s CEO, WHAT COULD I DO?” [/s]
disappointing but he still seems like, so far, as an improvement over McConnell
Bevin is a man.
NR and McConnell are girly men.