The Rocky Mountain News today provides the most systematic deconstruction of the grossly misleading, multi-million dollar Protect Colorado’s Future campaign against 49:
There’s no obligation for political campaigns to be fair, let alone balanced, but there are times when messages go beyond the pale.
Case in point: the advertising, largely bankrolled by labor unions, to defeat Amendment 49, the “ethical standards” initiative.
- Muzzle workers and endanger public safety? “In what way? The amendment doesn’t say unions can’t collect dues. It just says government can’t collect dues for them.”
- Threaten public employees’ paychecks? “Nonsense.”
- Silence small business? “Bizarre.”
- Backed by multinational corporations? “What a joke.”