Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne is spending $100,000 to air a new
horror flick campaign commercial unveiling her platform, which happens to be tattooed on her arm.
We watched it, so you don’t have to.
A 64-year-old woman wearing a peacock blue suit and pearls walks into a tattoo parlor because she desperately needs to solidify her Democratic base, and is filmed getting a tattoo.
She stares down the needle with grim determination, hoping we will be too creeped out to notice she is lying through her clenched teeth when she takes credit for reducing the number of folks without health insurance.
John Frank at the Denver Post did the fact check:
She takes credit for the uninsured rate’s drop from 14.3 percent in 2013 to 6.7 percent in 2015 – even though she wasn’t sworn into her role as lieutenant governor until May 2016. Much of the decrease is attributed to the federal health care law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage.
In 2017, 6.5 percent of the state’s residents were uninsured, according to the latest numbers available from the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute, but it does not represent a statistically significant change from 2015.
Michele Ames, a Lynne campaign spokeswoman, pointed to her role as a top executive at insurance company Kaiser Permanente prior to joining the Hickenlooper administration, but the TV ad never mentions her role at the company.
The tattoo reads “Fight For Colorado,” and strikes us as a bit odd for a candidate’s slogan. It’s like she’s telling us to fight for Colorado, rather than proclaiming that she herself is fighting for Colorado.
Typical Democrat, always telling other people what to do instead of doing it themselves.
If you want to learn about Lynne’s tattoos, then this ad is for you. If you want to hear about her health care accomplishments, we suggest you pass.