Special Bush-Cheney-Gard Edition

Oct 25, 2008

50 Reasons Voters Don’t Want the Same Old Gard

Reason #12 – Dick Cheney Called Gard “Exactly the Type of Person We Need in Washington

During a special interest fundraiser for John Gard, Vice President Dick Cheney – one of the most unpopular political figures in history, described Gard as “exactly the type of person we need in Washington, D.C.(Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/14/06)

Reason #11 – Gard Took Nearly $1 Million from Bush, Cheney and Rove Fundraisers

In his first campaign for Congress, John Gard raised nearly a million dollars in special interest cash from fundraisers with George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove – showing Gard would be nothing more than a Bush rubberstamp in Congress. (Sources: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/11/06; Green Bay Press Gazette, 3/14/06; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All Politics Blog, 9/20/06)

Reason #10 – Rove and Washington Republicans Bankrolled Gard’s Campaign

Washington Republicans helped bankroll Gard’s first campaign for Congress. John Gard spent the entire day in Washington, D.C. on September 20, 2006 – raising money with Washington politicians Karl Rove, Majority Whip Roy Blunt, and NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds. (Source: NRCC past events, http://www.nrcc.org/events/archive.aspx)

Reason #9 – Gard Supported Bush’s Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest Americans

John Gard supported making the Bush Administration’s tax breaks permanent – tax breaks that have benefited the wealthiest Americans at the expense of middle class families and helped create the largest budget deficits in U.S. history. (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/27/06.)

To read more about “The Same Old Gard”, please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.