In a recent interview with McClatchy, senator Thom Thilli$ touted his “lifetime rating” of 100 percent from Americans for Prosperity. Never mind that, for him, “lifetime” means the calendar year 2015. (So, crossing the aisle and co-sponsoring stuff with Amy Klobuchar and Babs Mikulski is perfect conservatism ????)
Let’s look at these ratings for 2015 a little closer. AFP wants us to believe that Renee Ellmers (73%) is more conservative than Walter Jones (71%). They also want us to believe that Rand Paul (93%) is about as conservative as Richard Burr (91%) and less conservative than Thilli$ (100%).
They want us to believe that Kentucky’s Rep. Thomas Massie (71%) is less conservative than Renee Ellmers (73%). AFP also wants us to believe Rand Paul (93%) is slightly more conservative than Mitch McConnell (92%).
AFP also wants us to believe that Thilli$ (100%) is more conservative than Ted Cruz (98%) and Mike Lee (99%). They also want us to believe Thilli$ (100%) AND Burr (91%) are more conservative than Alabama’s Jeff Sessions (90%).