Welcome to Fact Check Jay Inslee. The goal of this site is to create a platform for citizens in the 1st Congressional District to actively fact check Jay Inslee’s speeches, campaign materials, town hall meetings, robo-calls, radio advertisements, TV spots, magazine articles, web sites, and news stories.
For too long, we’ve allowed politicians the luxury of hiding, lying about, and distorting their voting records. Despite an activist and extreme left/progressive voting record, for the past 12 years Jay has run as a moderate/conservative independent…
In the 1st Congressional District debate between James Watkins and Jay Inslee on Bainbridge Island, Watkins ask Inslee if he is running for governor next year. After four minutes–do we know the answer…?
Inslee opened the Oct. 18 debate against Watkins with a speech about his success getting the Bainbridge Island Post Office named for veteran and Medal of Honor hero Bud Hawk. But when Watkins challenged his absence at the ceremony, Inslee had the audacity to lie about his whereabouts to the crowd of veterans, constituents, and neighbors.
Recently Greta Van Susteren interviewed Jay Inslee about ANWR. Read the transcript.
Inslee argues against drilling in ANWR, and he cites three reasons:
- The amount of oil is too small too matter.
- The future is in clean energy technology anyway, so we should focus there instead. Otherwise China will get ahead of us.
- We have a commitment to our grandchildren to protect the environment.
Just because Inslee isn’t talking to locals who can tell fact from fiction doesn’t mean exaggeration is an appropriate means of getting a bill passed.
It’s election night: Where’s Jay Inslee?
Not in the 1st District — naturally. He was in downtown Seattle where he’s most comfortable: among Seattle liberals. That would be the 7th District.
1st District voters? Meh. Who needs ‘em…
This graphic is of a report of the Federal Telecommuting Bill from the July 18, 2010, Seattle Times. Inslee, et al, voted yes at the bottom of the first column. Then note on the top of the next column the Republican motion to revise it so that telecommuters cannot do union business or view pornography while telecommuting.
Inslee voted YES to telecommute but NO to prohibiting viewing pornography while doing so!
Luckily there were enough Democrats in Congress that believe no porn on the job is a good thing. The amendment passed despite Inslee’s vote!
Jay Inslee recently sent out a request for campaign donations signed by Darcy Burner. I guess 12 years of sitting in the District 1 Congressional seat has affected the clarity of his thinking.
I believe that the technical term for this is “Oops.”
A letter that Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is circulating on Capitol Hill expressing gushing support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s controversial proposal to subject broadband to tougher regulation wasn’t written by the congressman.
How do we know? Digital fingerprints left by the author, Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press, a media watchdog.
(H/T: Ed Driscoll) There’s just something funny about a supposed Congressional expert on net neutrality getting caught because the metadata wasn’t scrubbed. In fact, it’s almost as funny as finding out that a Democrat who bragged about fighting lobbyists has turned out to be so reliant on them to get his work done. Mind you, Inslee is a six-term Congressman who has about as much idea at this point about how to survive in the outside world as a Pekingese would, so it’s probably not so surprising that he was given the nice piece of paper and told just to read what it said for the cameras. Also mind you, yes, Free Press is a Soros-funded lobbying group that’s partnering with Google.
Which would be fine, except Inslee wants to pretend otherwise.
PS: Hey, Jay Inslee has a challenger! James Watkins. Fun fact: Inslee got thrown out of his first Congressional District in 1994.
Crossposted to Moe Lane
Very interesting day today at the Mountlake Terrace and Kenmore Town Halls – Jay Inslee Edition.
Here’s a couple snippets from the meeting in Kenmore, and more to come shortly.
Socialist Policies – Inslee conveniently avoids answering and does not disagree with constituent’s advocacy of “socialist policies”. Seems like a quick easy answer saying Socialism is probably not the way to go would have been appropriate… wouldn’t you think?
VAT Tax – Constituents wanting to know where their congressman stands on the addition of a European-style VAT tax, an idea that is feverishly being circulated in Washington DC circles, won’t actually get their answer today…. Or did they?
More to come soon…