Usually, you find Tea Partiers attacking GOP pols for being mealy-mouthed and going back on their previous commitments. Renee Ellmers — who was FOR defunding ObamaCare before she was against it — finds herself the target of leftists using her anti-defunding words against her:.
[…] Protect Your Care NC, a nonprofit that supports implementation of the Affordable Care Act, notes that in August, the Ellmers warned that “any threat to shut down the federal government over funding Obmacare in the Continuing Resolution is a political game and a distraction.”
The group also notes that Ellmers, a Dunn Republican, was right when she also predicted the shutdown would be used against Republicans. It points to a new poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News that shows 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans are handling the budget negotiations.
“Renee Ellmers knew better all along but she was scared to buck the Tea Party,” Candice Davies of Protect Your Care NC said in a statement.
The statement followed an effort Tuesday morning by Organizing for America, which protested outside Ellmers’ office in Dunn, calling for the federal government to reopen. […]
*Great.* You may recall that Miss Renee followed that genius Richard Burr down the path toward the intersection of duplicity and mealy-mouthedness with some very-helpful-to-Barry-Obama statements like THIS, THIS, THIS and — oh, yeah — THIS. She undermined her GOP colleagues trying to save the country from the ObamaCare travesty and provided ammo to the statists trying to snuff out the smoldering remnants of liberty and prosperity in this country.
The Soros-funded Obama-ites have it all wrong. It’s not that she’s afraid of upsetting the Tea Party. Renee has quite a record of running her mouth and ticking off the grassroots folks who helped her get to DC. (For examples, see HERE, HERE and HERE.) After embracing the Tea Party to get to DC in 2010, she ran right over to The Ripon Society, John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Renee even delivered some “let them eat cake” snark at her Tea Party supporters in a New York Times interview just after she got elected.
After tremendous heat from the grassroots, Renee joined her fellow GOP mealy-mouth Bob Pittenger in voting for a continuing resolution that did not fund ObamaCare. But the damage to the defund effort had already been done.