TOXIC ALERT: Heller Tries to Throw Romney Under the Bus Over Romney Insulting Half the Country
Heller ignores past comments calling unemployed "hobos," two votes for Romney-Ryan plan to end Medicare
Las Vegas, NV – Well, this is rich. You know things are bad for you when a guy who called unemployed Nevadans “hobos” tries to distance himself from your attacks on half of America. In a blatant attempt to cover up his past record of attacking out-of-work Nevadans, Senator Dean Heller tried to throw corporate layoff specialist Mitt Romney under the bus today after Romney insulted half of the country as “freeloaders.”
Earlier this week, video surfaced of Romney telling wealthy donors at a closed door fundraiser that 47% of Americans were “freeloaders who pay no taxes” and "don’t assume responsibility for their lives.” But while Romney’s Nevada campaign co-chair/pyramid-loving Rep. Joe Heck rushed to Romney’s defense, Dean Heller took a different route and tried to distance himself from Romney. Unfortunately for Heller’s attempt at a political makeover, he can’t hide the fact that he called unemployed Nevadans “hobos” and cast two “proud” votes for the Romney-Ryan plan to end Medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies.
“While Dean Heller may recognize how politically damaging Mitt Romney and Joe Heck’s insults on half the country were, it doesn’t change the fact that Heller has the same pro-Wall Street, anti-middle class agenda as Romney and Heck,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Whether they are insulting half of the country as ‘freeloaders’ or calling unemployed Nevadans ‘hobos,’ Mitt Romney, Dean Heller, and Joe Heck have made perfectly clear that their priorities are giving special tax breaks to millionaires and Wall Street corporations that are shipping American jobs overseas while leaving the middle class hung out to dry.”