This fall, Georgians will once again decide whether to keep Democrat John Barrow in office, or if it’s time to give someone new a try. Today, we’re reviewing Barrow’s record to see if his campaign rhetoric matches his record.
Every two years, Barrow hits the airwaves proclaiming to be a moderate. But is John Barrow someone who really puts Georgia first? Or is he a typical politician who’s been in Washington for too long?
In Congress, Barrow has admitted to working hand in hand with President Obama since he was elected. In fact, Barrow voted 29 times against reforming or repealing Obamacare. Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster for Georgia.
It cuts Medicare by $716 billion dollars and jeopardizes Georgia seniors’ access to care. Barrow also voted for the $1.18 trillion 2009 stimulus which gave money to companies who created jobs overseas, and failed to reduce unemployment at home. He voted for the $14 billion auto bailout as well, which the Washington Times called a “public handout.” And Barrow has dragged us further into debt – voting to increase the debt limit by almost 5 trillion dollars since he’s been in office.
That kind of record doesn’t sound like someone who puts Georgia first. It sounds like someone who has put President Obama ahead of his constituents.
In a previous campaign, Barrow proved just how low he’d stoop when he sent a mailer to one group of voters saying that he supported President Obama and another mailer to a separate group of voters saying he opposed President Obama.
Regarding this tactic, the Augusta Chronicle took Barrow to task, saying: “He has revealed himself to be perhaps the most shameless, duplicitous, self-serving politician of his era.”