Stooping to new lows, Governor John Kasich and his allies have deliberately twisted the words of a great-grandmother advocating on behalf of firefighters who saved her great-grandchild’s life.
Here are the shocking details:
We Are Ohio, a group campaigning against Senate Bill 5, produced an ad featuring Marlene Quinn giving a personal account of how brave firefighters in Ohio saved her great-granddaughter’s life. She emphatically urged voters to preserve collective bargaining for first responders by voting against Issue 2, which would outlaw collective bargaining. Building a Better Ohio, a pro-Issue 2 group, ran a deceitful ad using “pirated video and audio” portraying Quinn as a supporter of Issue 2. Quinn was outraged, to say the least.
“I think it’s dishonest and downright deceitful that they would use footage of me to try to play tricks and fool voters,” Quinn said in a written statement released by We Are Ohio. “It’s insulting to the brave firefighters that saved the lives of my grandson and my great-granddaughter Zoey. I’m outraged. They did not ask my permission. I feel violated. I want to stop Senate Bill 5. Everyone should vote No on Issue 2.”
It is unfortunate, but not the least bit surprising, that Kasich would stoop to such lows.
27 stations have already pulled the ads.
Watch both ads here:
The original ad: http://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreOhio#p/u/8/x2J4sKD2PeE
The Republican/Kasich ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJsN3FH1O1g&feature=player_embedded