North Carolina’s Ellmers & Coble two of John Boehner’s “100 loyal soldiers”

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GOP House speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell have — in their ongoing negotiations with President Barry — been quite busy trashing the GOP platform plank opposing tax increases.  GOP leaders in both congressional chambers have conceded to Obama’s class warfare rhetoric and signed on to targeted tax increases.
Senate Republicans have behaved like good little sheep, following McConnell toward the slaughterhouse.  In the House, rank-and-file Republicans have been putting up some resistance to this surrender on taxes.   The Hill newspaper has found that House Speaker Boehner has only “100 loyal soldiers” he can count on to deliver votes in favor of tax-hike legislation.  North Carolina’s Howard Coble (R-6th) and Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) both made the list of 100 Republicans who have stuck with Boehner on every one of his tax-hike offers during the fiscal cliff hubbub. NO SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATORS MADE THE LIST.  

It’s no surprise that Ellmers is so loyal to Boehner — a man she described in a March 2012 interview with The Daily Haymaker as her “boss.”   Ellmers is frequently described in the mainstream media as a doyenne of The Tea Party Movement.  However, in May, Ellmers was complaining to the op-ed page of our local Nobel Prize-winning, thrice weekly, maintained-by-Tibetan-monks magnum opus about Tea Partiers berating her for compromising on taxes and spending.

Let’s see.  Renee sold out social conservatives on gay marriage and the state constitutional amendment.  In 2011, she sold out the fiscal conservatives on raising the debt ceiling.  She’s performed an encore by standing firm with her “boss”  John Boehner and his boss Barry Obama in this latest effort to jack up taxes and spending, and accelerate the nation’s decline.

5 comments for “North Carolina’s Ellmers & Coble two of John Boehner’s “100 loyal soldiers”

  1. Toxhandler
    January 2, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Howard Coble is a real disappointment. Voted the wrong way on the last Debt ceiling hike, too.

  2. Raphael
    January 2, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Coble has been getting old and senile for some time. He is past it. If he wants to continue ot wear out his welcome, he needs a primary.

    Elmers has been a phony since the day she took the oath of office. She should be target number one for NC conservatives in 2014. We do not get establishment brownnosers like her in DC.

    • Toxhandler
      January 3, 2013 at 12:41 am

      I disagree with nothing you say about Ellmers, its all on the mark. I talked with Coble a few months back and did not at all get the impression that he’s anything but sharp and attentive, though. Furthermore, Coble HAS faced primaries the last TWO go-rounds at least. Some of his challengers have been weak but a few have run hard, competent campaigns and never even come close to cracking the Everyone-Loves-Howard wall. I’m surmising that he’s been a “conservative” for so long in people’s minds, that folks really haven’t been paying attention to his voting record. Personally, I thought he was for real until out of curiosity, I looked up his vote on the Debt Ceiling hike last year.

    • Greg Dail
      January 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      To start with I think you folks got Ellmers’ vote wrong, she in fact voted against the deal.
      Now, Ellmers’ a phony? No, Etheridge was a phony. Ellmers is as straight up as any politician you’re likely to find.
      I lived in Etheridge’s district. I lived with Etheridge for years. We worked our ass off to get rid of him and then, I get redistricted to McIntyre’s district. Now THERE’S a phony!

      • Toxhandler
        January 4, 2013 at 12:02 am

        I don’t think we’re talking about the single vote she made the other day but her entire body of work since she was first elected, comments/gaffes she’s made (John Boehner is my boss), etc. Who knows why she really voted the way she did yesterday, but it’s probably no coincidence that she followed Eric Cantor’s lead.

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