Let's see if you can spot the lies in these statements. My guess is that you will miss the biggest lies of all.
Let's start with this Heather Carter sign. I've pointed out before that there is serious controversy about whether Carter's vote for Medicaid expansion constitutes a "Tax" increase. The Republic's Bob Robb said that describing the vote as a tax increase was "eminently fair." Mary Jo Pitzl abused her position as "Fact Checker" to declare that the Tax Increase claim was "False". Ultimately the Supreme Court will decide.
Now let's look at the deeper message in the sign. The author is pointing out that Carter is to the left of the rest of the group. We can quibble about whether or not Carter's Medicaid expansion vote was a "Tax" or an "Assessment", but she did actually cast that vote and the fundamental message of the sign--that Carter is the moderate in a Conservative field is true.
Now take a look at this sign that Jeff Schwartz has posted.
These statements are far different than the Carter/Taxes sign. Kavanagh is one of the most vociferous opponents of both Obamacare and Common Core. Furthermore, the votes that Schwartz is referring to are annual conformity bills that reconcile state law with federal programs in which Arizona participates. Those bills are "must go" bills that don't have any actual policy changes in them. Voting against them would be the height of irresponsibility.
The Kavanagh signs--unlike the Carter signs--fundamentally distort Kavanagh's record by referring to bills that don't do what Schwartz claims they do. So while the Carter sign can at best be considered an exaggeration of her actual record, the Schwartz hit sign on Kavanagh is simply a series of lies.
But there's a much bigger lie. Can you spot it? Kavanagh is way to the right of Schwartz. Schwartz actually does support Common Core and he certainly would have voted with Carter to expand Medicaid. The fundamental message of this sign is that Kavanagh is TOO LIBERAL and that Schwartz is the Conservative choice. That is a huge lie. That's not like simply misrepresenting a candidate's vote, that's misrepresenting the whole race.
Sadly, this is a common tactic. Check out this piece being used against Darin Mitchell. Here's how the Republic's Laurie Roberts described the race. In a column headlined "Will GOP voters send legislative tea drinkers packing?"
Roberts says (Darin Mitchell) ...is facing a strong challenge from the more moderate Diane Landis...
However,supporters of the "more moderate Diane Landis" are sending this mail piece to the district. This is how some moderates beat Conservatives. They simply lie and claim that the Conservative is actually the Liberal. That dear readers is the BIGGEST LIE.