#NCSEN: Two F-students reenact 2014’s Hagan v. Tillis

370senate-2016-north-carolina-debateI thought last night’s Senate debate sounded very familiar.   Deborah Ross spouted all of Kay Hagan’s hard-line feminist and socialist talking points.  Richard Burr, just like Thom Tillis two years ago, threw up a lot of non-specifics peppered with a bunch of talk about “crossing the aisle” and “working with Democrats.” (And we see how, um, “well” that has all worked out, don’t we?) 

I know Burr has the same consultant Tillis did. Ross apparently shares one with Roy Cooper.  She had that same glassy-eyed, hypnotized (or stoned) look and manner of speaking that her party’s gubernatorial nominee exhibited the other night.  (I was reminded of the hostages in those proof-of-life videos terrorists release to the drive by media.) Not at all impressive.  I’ve seen her in other venues, and she came off much more impressive in those than she did on TV last night.

As in 2014, we as Republicans / conservatives are hit with the “Vote Against X” argument.  Why, oh why, can’timages-4 we, for once, have someone to VOTE FOR ???

Ross makes it clear she will be a typical Senate Democrat — FOR nurturing ObamaCare, FOR raising taxes, FOR spending more.  She’s committing to her party platform.  Good for her.  If ONLY we could get Tricky Dick to commit to HIS. 

Many conservative rating sites out there will cal you a conservative if you vote with your party’s leadership.  Conservative Review is one of the exceptions.  They stake out genuine limited government positions on the issues, and zap you if you stray from them.  According to Conservative Review, Richard Burr gets a grade of 39% (F) out of a possible 100.  That means that this year, Burr has only taken conservative positions 39% of the time.  Only Thom Tillis has a more liberal record than Burr does among North Carolina Republicans in Washington.  

Here’s a sampling of Burr’s strays from the conservative line in 2016: 

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f-minusThe Burr camp is spending a lot of time talking about how leftist and out-of-touch Ross is.  But at least she’s being truthful about what she is.  She’s not going home to tell people one thing and doing something else back on the floor.  The most conservative Democrat in the Senate earned a score of 12% from Conservative Review.  You can arguably estimate that Ross might earn an 8 or a 9.  So, if she wins, we will have traded a 39% (F+?) grade for a 9% (F-?) grade.  We fail either way.  We lose either way.

This might be a great choice to just leave blank on your ballot.  

7 comments for “#NCSEN: Two F-students reenact 2014’s Hagan v. Tillis

  1. Doug
    October 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I will not be voting for either of them. In this case it is a vote for the Libertarian as a protest vote against the pile of dog squeeze that is both of these candidates.

    • john steed
      October 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      The Libertarian is for open borders, and more openly so than the other two, who are also for open borders but try to hide it more. That is not a good signal to send. There is no one worth voting for on the Senate ballot.

      • Charles Raefield
        October 14, 2016 at 1:26 pm

        For the first time in my life I am leaving the Senate ballot blank. The 17th Amendment MUST be repealed.

  2. October 14, 2016 at 11:59 am

    So let me get this straight. You support the scandal-ridden and unfit Donald J. Trump but will not support the center-right scandal-free Richard Burr over a left-wing kook? I don’t get it.

    • john steed
      October 14, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      What planet are you on saying that Tricky Dick Burr is center-right? Burr is left of center on the two major ratings trusted by conservatives, Conservative Review (39%) and Heritage Action for America (42%). Burr votes more often with Harry Reid on key issues than he does with Ted Cruz. No wonder turncoat Burr talks about reaching across the aisle! Burr’s voting record as a Senator is closer to that of Terry Sanford or Robert Morgan than it is to Jesse Helms or Lauch Faircloth or even Elizabeth Dole.

      When an elected official crosses the aisle and starts voting like a Democrat more than a Republican, it is time to give him the heave ho.

      And that suckweasel Tillis is even worse than Burr.

      The Tom Steyer of North Carolina, Jay Faison, is spending a bundle on Burr telling voters that he is all for the Obama / Clinton vision for drastically raising our electric rates by subsidizing expensive and unreliable green energy. Why in the world would I want to vote for a senator who is going to raise my electric rates?

    • LPK
      October 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      So glad you are more worried about words and MSM allegations about Trump than the actual ACTIONS of Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have sold our national security to the highest bidder.

      As for Obama enabler Burr, I leaving that spot blank on the ballot.

    • Doug
      October 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      In both cases it is the lesser of two evils. You have to look at the choice for each office individually.
      1. Trump has FAR FAR fewer scandals and dirty deeds when compared to Hitlary.
      2. Burr has actively stuck it to us by voting as a liberal over the years. It would be foolhardy to vote for him when you know you are going to get the same as the democrap.

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