| 3 Lies Taylor Swift Told about Rep. Marsha Blackburn
| Wednesday, October 10, 2018
PJ : On Sunday night, pop singer Taylor Swift announced her opposition to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), citing mostly LGBT issues. In these attacks, she misrepresented Blackburn's positions, painting the Republican candidate for Senate as a bigot and a "hater."
"I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love," Swift wrote. The singer added that Blackburn's "voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me."
Then Taylor Swift launched into a summary of talking points published by the LGBT activist group GLAAD.
"She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples," Swift declared.
Each of these claims misrepresented Blackburn's positions.
Read it all here............
1. Equal pay.
Blackburn voted against the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a bill
that would have made it easier for women to file wage discrimination
lawsuits against employers. This does not mean she "voted against equal
pay," however. The congresswoman has vocally defended the concept of
equal pay, she just does not want Washington, D.C., to decide what that
"You know, I've
always said that I didn't want to be given a job because I was a female,
I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified for the job," the congresswoman said in 2013. "And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want."
don't want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to
have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions
for themselves," Blackburn declared.
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