Did congressional candidate David Jolly punch an old man in the eye?

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Looking at the flyer pictured to the right, the first thing I thought was that it was an attack ad against David Jolly for punching an old man in the face.

But, alas, it’s simply a criticism by the Florida Democratic Party of Jolly’s record on Social Security and Medicare. 

The Florida Democratic Party released the flyer to draw attention to “why Pinellas seniors can’t trust Washington lobbyist David Jolly on Medicare and Social Security.”

For the record, Jolly has never punched an old man in the face. At least not that we know of. 

The flyer, which will be distributed by the FDP this week at senior centers and 55+ communities throughout the 13th Congressional District, details Jolly’s record on what a release from the FDP describes as “lobbying for an extreme group that supports privatizing Social Security, and his comments in support of the Ryan budget that ends Medicare as we know it.” 

“Pinellas seniors just can’t trust Washington lobbyist David Jolly,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Joshua Karp. “Jolly praised the radical Ryan Budget that ends Medicare as we know it. He even lobbied for an extreme group that supports privatizing Social Security. Lobbyist Jolly would address our budget challenges by making seniors pay more, instead of closing tax loopholes for his corporate clients and the wealthiest few. In Congress, an untrustworthy lobbyist like David Jolly would do what lobbyists always do in Washington – put special interests over Pinellas seniors and make the dysfunction even worse.”

Whatever. As long as Jolly doesn’t punch old people.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.