As we look at 2012, there are five RINO Senators the Tea Party needs to send into retirement.
Richard Lugar. Lugar has been a pork king for a long time. Recently he voted against the earmark ban, which even Evan Bayh, a liberal Democrat supported. He voted for the Dream Act and the Start treaty. He has been out of touch with reality for some time, dreams of bipartisanship, which is a nice way of saying he will continue to reach across the aisle and give the liberals what ever they want.
Orin Hatch. Hatch is a long time RINO. He has also been a pork king over the years. Perhaps his worst offense is that he was a con-sponsor of the DREAM act. He supports the Ground Zero victory mosque and he repeatedly warned the Tea Party movement not to split the Republican vote. Translation: Tea Party don’t you dare run anyone against me. The Tea Party should give Hatch just what he does not want. An opponent and the people of Utah a good conservative alternative.
Olympia Snow. What can you say about one half of the infamous sell out sisters? Snowe votes like the liberal she is. She voted for Obamacare. She voted for Start, She voted for the porkulus bill. She voted for Start and to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In fact, it is hard to find a conservative bill she supported or a liberal one she did not. The good news, her polling numbers do not look good and almost 60% of Maine voters say the would welcome a conservative challenger against Snowe.
Scott Brown. Scott Brown has got to be the biggest disappointment of the last year. When he was elected, some in the movement started calling him the second coming of Ronald Reagan. He came in as the 41st vote and broke the Democrats filibuster proof majority. He did as he promised and voted against Obamacare, but has been a huge disappointment otherwise. He has frequently crossed the aisle to support the left. He has forgotten that if it were not for the Tea Party coming in with money bombs and volunteers, he would simply be an obscure, former state senator, practicing law in the Bay State.
Bob Corker. Because Tea Party Nation is based in Tennessee, “Bailout Bob” Corker is our top target. Corker has done many things to sell out the conservative Tennesseans who put him in office. Perhaps the worst is Dodd-Frank finance reform bill. Chris Dodd and Barney Frank were probably the two people most responsible for the melt down in the real estate market. They proposed a financial reform bill that was dead until Bailout Bob single handedly resurrected the bill. Corker sold out on the START treaty in exchange for pork dollars going to the Oak Ridge Nuclear facility. The real tragedy of Corker is that in 2006, two solid conservatives ran in the primary, but they split the conservative vote, allowing RINO Corker to slide in.
The good news for 2012 is that so many liberals are up for reelection, Republicans are guaranteed control of the Senate and we do not have to pinch our noses this time and support a RINO to prevent liberal control of the Senate.
2012 will be a very good year for the Tea Party movement and RINO is on the menu!
I agree, but these guys are high maintenance. They need constant contact so that they understand where the "chalk line" is and where the outside boundaries lie. Ditto with Lindsay Graham, who found his way back, since his supportive elect Elena Kagan ad nauseum speech that was absent of any reason to do so.
I would add Susan Collins, and all but Andy Harris in Maryland.
Perhaps compilation of the tea party "list" will in of itself modify behaviors?
Are you the American Thinker Joe Tarantino? If so, I've enjoyed your work.
Anyway, Brown got "one" vote right for our side. Only one. Do you REALLY think you can count on him in the pinch? I'm convinced that guys like Brown really want to make careers in Washington (either in office or as K-Street bandits) so they will stab conservatives in the back for the sake of future opportunities. I just cannot trust politicians like him to be there when we really need him. I had McCain and Mike Castle in that same hall of shame. A Regent-trained lawyer named Billy Seabolt once said you aren't taken seriously as a political faction unless politicians fear you. To that end, I'd say that Brown needs to learn the cost of betrayal.
The biggest problem with brown is that he is from a state of brain-dead elites as evidenced by the
reelection of idiots like kennedy, barney frank and john carey. If you can't see how stupid these 3
are you need to move to massachusetts. I have NEVER seen so many idiots congregated in one state in my life (unless you include n.y., calif., oregon, washington, deleware, connecticut, & maine). Can you believe those voters are even allowed to vote? Wish we could get more taxpayers to wake up and protect themselves. It WILL affect everyone sooner than later...
I live in californicate and we had the same problem in the elections as you did, as oregon did, washington
did, new york did, connecticut did, delaware did, etc. The voters in these states are helping destroy our country from within. The poor taxpayer, who NO ONE IN CONGRESS SUPPORTS, can not pay for all these
give away programs any longer. There is NO money left!! If we don't stop them we will all be working for the government. That, my friends, is a communist state like cuba, iran, venezuala, russia, china, etc. If that is where we are headed it looks like 1775 all over again....