Letter to the Editor: Tell A Lie Long Enough And It Becomes Truth

A recent TV attack ad, against Wisconsin state assemblyman Andre Jacque, who is running for the Wisconsin 1st state senate district vacancy, is yet another scurrilous display of a favorite Democrat campaign tactic here and elsewhere:  repeat a lie long enough and people will eventually think it is true.

The ad claims that Andre Jacque has no concern for drinking water quality in Kewaunee County, which has been beset by water contamination from manure runoff. The ad makes the claim that various legislative acts which Andre Jacque has supported, were votes “against clean water.” However, not one of the piece of legislation cited in the ad has anything to do with drinking water quality in Kewaunee County or elsewhere in the state. Hence the lie.

In fact, Andre Jacque has worked hard to address the need for clean drinking water, among a whole host of legislative acts he has supported or originated that address conservation of our state lands and waterways. Among other things, he sponsored legislation in 2013 which extended the clean drinking water program, an initiative for which he was praised by the League of Conservation Voters, the very organization which sponsored the TV ad which is the subject of this letter.

In the state senate, Andre will continue to champion conservation initiatives just as he has as a member of the state assembly. He has a record of aggressive protection of our land and water resources. To attempt to besmirch that record is a shameful, cheap political tactic which his legislative record belies.


Don Zimmer

Manitowoc, Wis.

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