CRomnibus passes Senate. Burr helps. (*Um, Surprise ?!*)

Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his crew put up a good fight, but — in the end — the horrible, horrible, evil, blood-sucking, baby-killing, puppy-kicking CRomnibus passed the US Senate 56-40. Cruz, Mike Lee (R-UT), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) pushed a point of order vote to declare the cromnibus unconstitutional  and derail Barry Obama’s executive action on amnesty.  That truly pissed off the GOP leadership – including Cruz’s fellow Texan John Cornyn.  The Cruz-Lee-Sessions effort went down in a blaze of glory by a vote of 22-74. (Our very own Richard Burr voted for Cruz’s valiant, but losing effort.) But then…

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PPP Poll: 31% approval? (Burr, that’s cold.)

That’s right. He will have been in office for 12 years when the 2016 campaign heats up.  But, according to the leftist Public Policy Polling organization, 31 percent of voters approve of Burr, 36 percent disapprove, and 33 percent have no idea what to think of him.  That’s after TEN YEARS in office, folks.   Granted, those numbers don’t sound great.  But we just finished a Senate campaign involving two major party figures who also had abysmal approval numbers.  Sometimes, it comes down to just who the two major choices — and their national party leaders — ARE (and who…

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BarryO & Mel Watt: Co-pilots in our descent toward another mortgage crisis

Sometimes, we find ourselves debating whether Barry Obama is simply incompetent or willfully driving our economy into the toilet.  Naming former North Carolina congressman Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency has us leaning more toward the latter conclusion.   The 2008 economic crash as caused by a number of things — mostly related to bureaucratic meddling and micromanagement. Dodd-Frank. Giving mortgages guaranteed by the federal government to anyone with a pulse. That kind of stuff.  During his time in Congress, Watt was a consummate race-baiter with a voting record just shy of radical Marxism.  So, you…

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Burr: Can’t stop Barry. Can’t stop O-Care.

US Senator – and chief fundraiser and cheerleader for Thom Tillis — Richard Burr says there’s not much hope for stopping BarryO’s agenda and that we can forget changing ObamaCare AT ALL until after 2016.  Nice. Tricky Dick made these and other pronouncements at a recent John Locke Foundation event: […] Let’s assume most readers have heard why Obamacare is unworkable. Just one fresh tidbit that made me queasy: “We anticipate increased premiums for 2014 to exceed 40 percent,” Burr said. Burr, moreover, had a couple of insights that were new to me — and truly alarming. First of all,…

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O-Care, meet TrickyDickCare

In 2010, we rose up en masse in protest against ObamaCare.  We gave the US House to the Republicans, and closed the GOP’s deficit with the Democrats in the Senate. The people sent a message loud and clear: Get out of our business. Kill that monstrosity.  Instead, we’ve been rewarded with increased spending, tax increases, debt increases, and the implementation of ObamaCare. The GOP pledge to toss ObamaCare turned into “repeal and replace.”  Replace?  Who said anything about wanting a replacement? Senator Richard Burr — whose recent shenanigans have helped earn him the nickname, thought to have died with Richard…

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Burr disses Ted Cruz’s O-Care defund effort, intros basically O-Care Lite

Back when Texas senator Ted Cruz was single-handedly spearheading the effort to defund ObamaCare,  Richard Burr was dismissing it as “the dumbest idea” he’d ever heard of.  We took a poll. Spending your day jock-sniffing Lindsey Graham and John McCain actually ranks as DUMBER.  Now, it appears Winston-Salem’s Tricky Dick has joined forces with Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Oklahoma’s retiring Tom Coburn to introduce a “replacement” for the ObamaCare fiasco.  Dean Clancy, the VP over at FreedomWorks, is giving the Burr-Coburn-Hatch bill TWO THUMBS DOWN:  Republicans have long been in agreement about the need to repeal the Affordable Care Act,…

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Burr’s dalliances with the Democrats date back to at least 2002

I’ve heard some grumbling from folks about Senator Richard Burr’s steadfast support for congressman Mel Watt in his efforts to become Barry Obama’s new director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority.  I wonder what those same folks will say when they learn about then-congressman Burr’s 2002 endorsement of an incumbent Jim Hunt-appointed Court of Appeals judge in her re-election fight against a Republican challenger.   Then-Judge Loretta Biggs (D), appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2001 in the waning days of the fourth Jim Hunt term, was facing off against then-Union County Superior Court Judge Sanford Steelman (R).  Okay.  Let’s…

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