Surprise… Dem Freshmen Campaigned Against TARP 1– Vote For TARP 2

Is anyone really surprised by this?
The Weekly Standard Blog reported that of the 7 freshman Democratic senators 6 voted for releasing the second half ot the TARP funds yesterday although 5 of them campaigned against the original bailout bill.

Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley, even ran an ad on TARP funds against his opponent Gordon Smith:

From the Democrat’s ad:

“Merkley says no bailouts until CEO bonuses are cut and middle class tax payers are protected. Finally a senator on your side.”

Or not.


Of course, this is nothing new.
Democrats always run as conservatives and vote as liberals.
This is just the latest example of that.

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