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 believe that we need to clean house in Congress, but do not forget your state officials.
Such as in Texas, we cannot get rid of Governor Rick Perry who is a class Rino-rat. He will not take the necessary steps to secure our border. He opposed Texas adopting a similar law to Arizona. He does not reply to Texas emails, etc. from Texas. Remember also that the Lt. Governor post is one of the most powerful in the State. In Texas, the Lt. Governor, at least, responds to Texans when they contact him.
Also do not forget your local mayor. the mayor and city council collect and spend a lot of your tax dollars. Everyone should go to a city council meeting. It is eye-opening.
If a politican is not CONSERVATIVE with a capital C, he or she should not be elected to more than the dog catcher.
You can count on a donation from me - Wes Lovelace, Haymarket VA........ We should support Bob Marshall or Ken Cucinilli
(sp) to defeat Jim Webb in VA.......
Congress will be back in business in a few days. Does anyone have a good website that tracks the voting (by name) on upcoming legislation? We need to track these guys closely.
PS -- Hope Obama got himself a good sun tan in Hawaii. :-)
I just spent a half hour reviewing the site. Excellent info, and quickly updated for current votes.
I would encourage everybody to add this link to their favorites list
*********** www.votesmart.org ************
Tea Party Nation named 5 RINOs as their targets. I call them RINO-RATS.
Send them FAXes. Increase staff labor; decreases their paper supplies as they will not respond. One word per page is nice. (8 WORDS, 8 PAGES)
Ie: YOU ARE A RINO, IN 2012 YOU’RE GONE!
Dick Lugar, R-Ind (202) 224-4814, Fax (202) 228-0360,
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (202) 224-5251, Fax (202) 224-6331,
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine 1-800-432-1599, Fax 202-224-1946,
Scott Brown, R-Mass (202) 224-4543, Fax (202) 228-2646,
Bob Corker, R-Tenn 202-224-3344, Fax 202-228-0566.