Any day now, I expect Phil Scott to disavow the dishonest campaign tactics of his own Vermont Republican ParBWAHAHAHAHAHA Sorry, I thought I could get through that with a straight face.
At issue is VTGOP Executive Director Jeff Bartley’s continuing attacks on Sue Minter’s allegedly tax-happy ways. Problem: to make his case, he has to resort to fearmongering, gross exaggeration, and outright falsehood. So yeah, if Phil Scott were serious about negative campaigning, he’d clean up his own house first.
But I’m not holding my breah.
Bartley presents a two-fer in his latest press release, attacking Minter incorrectly for supporting a Vermont carbon tax (she doesn’t) and for pondering an expansion of the sales tax to include services (she’s considering it). The argument is taken further in this Tweet from @VTGOP.
Sue Minter will tax your haircut… #vtpoli#BalanceMontpelierhttps://t.co/qOWYKKsOqspic.twitter.com/PjYaOmv58C
— VT Republican Party (@VTGOP) September 19, 2016
Awww. Mean old lady wants to tax cute little boy’s haircut.