Meadows, Jones show spine in opposing CRomnibus. Other NCGOPers? Not so much.

meadowsBarry Obama and John Boehner got their $1 trillion spending monstrosity pushed through the House last night by a 219-206 margin.  Amnesty got fully funded.  So did ObamaCare.  Renee Ellmers got her women’s museum.  A lot of other folks got their pork, too. (And your great-great-great grandchildren just got burdened with some more debt to pay off.) 

In the North Carolina delegation, Mark Meadows (R-11) and Walter Jones (R-3)  were the only GOPers to show some spine and oppose this thing.  (Adams, Butterfield, and McIntyre said no on the Democrat side.) 

wjPatrick McHenry (R-10) got some good press the other day for talking tough to ObamaCare architect Jonathan (“Stupid Voters”) Gruber.  Yet, McHenry voted FOR the CRomnibus which fully funds ObamaCare. Though, Pat can’t afford to make leadership angry.  He just got hired on as deputy majority whip.  He has to be a team player — with the DC team.

Richard Hudson (R-8) has been talking tough all over the place about how he was going to fight to his last breath to block amnesty.  Yet, he voted for this CRomnibus deal that fully funds amnesty AND ObamaCare.

Virginia Foxx (R-5) signed on with the pro-amnesty crew, but has been talking tough about fighting ObamaCare. Yet, she voted FOR this CRomnibus which fully-funds ObamaCare. Like McHenry, she has a leadership role in the House and HAS to play ball. 

Renee Ellmers (R-2) did what was expected.  She has been strident in supporting amnesty, and has fought past efforts to defund ObamaCare.  She actually lived up to her reputation and voted FOR CRomnibus.Renee Ellmers

Thanks in great part to the fine work of guerilla cameraman Chuck Suter, we know how Robert Pittenger (R-9) feels about ObamaCare and amnesty.  He stayed consisent by voting for this abysmal CRomnibus.

George Holding (R-13) has talked tough about amnesty and ObamaCare, but he stood with John Boehner — and against his constituents — in voting FOR the CRomnibus that funds both things.

The option was there to pass something short term that would allow the GOP majority in the next Congress a free hand to set spending priorities.  But, no.  We *couldn’t* do that.

sleepIt is a sad statement when the “honorables” have become more frightened of John Boehner and Barry Obama than they are of their own constituents.  As long as they help secure the government checks for the folks back home, who is going to give them any heat in May or November?

Playing the continuing resolution and omnibus spending game is so much more *fun* than actually doing your job and passing A BUDGET.  The CRomnibus game allows you to avoid uncomfortable scenarios like publicizing a detailed spending plan and living WITHIN YOUR MEANS.  Spending caps are meaningless in this world.  The CRomnibus game just allows you to keep the spending coming at the same, or higher, levels.  

Read up on the history of places like Greece, Egypt, Britain, and Italy.  We especially recommend Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire.’‘  We think you will notice some frightening, unsettling similarities in current events.

15 thoughts on “Meadows, Jones show spine in opposing CRomnibus. Other NCGOPers? Not so much.

  1. The sad part is they are all spineless. Time for a 3rd party Unaffiliated to block monies to both parties. Time to reinstate our original Constitution and throw out the corporation.

  2. Just dropping by to say: Thanks again for the MAH-JARRR-AH-TEEE Suckers! Woot Woot! We don’t like Walter Jones he’s not a team player. Send us more team players.

  3. Most of our NC Republican congresscritters voted for the position endorsed by Obama and Harry Reid and against that of the Republican Party platform and the Republican base. These traitors need to be eviscerated in the primaries in 2016.
    They have made the Republican Party as dishonest as Obama but betraying the voters who gave the GOP a majority. Polls showed the number one issue of GOP voters was cracking down on illegal immigration, and yet these jerks just funded amnesty for illegal aliens. The numbers of Americans calling for repeal of Obamacare is also spiking, yet these jerks funded Obamacare.

    What voters want shut down is Obamacare and the Obama amnesty, and if it takes a partial shutdown of government to do that, then that is just the cost of doing business. What we really need is a permanent shutdown of the Boehner Speakership when the full House votes on that in January. Boehner is more like Pelosi than he is like Gingrich.

    Priority primary targets should be Ellmers, Pittenger, Hudson, and McHenry. We need to take these undocumented Democrats down. Lets drain the swamp of these phonies.

  4. “George Holding (R-13) has talked tough about amnesty and ObamaCare, but he stood with John Boehner — and against his constituents — in voting FOR the CRomnibus that funds both things.”

    That’s not all……unlike other members of the NC GOP delegation, he campaigned on exactly one theme….that he would cut, cut, cut spending. He’s already voted to hike the debt ceiling and at least once for a food stamp bill last year, and now this.

    Luckily for George, his cheerleaders over in the Wayne and Wilson County Republican Parties still think he walks on water,

  5. While most focus on the amnesty and Obamacare angles to Boehner’s Betrayal, there is something else that Boehner’s Boneheads did that is also highly disturbing. They put the US taxpayer on the hook for $303 Trillion in big bank speculation on derivatives:

    Boehner’s Boneheads need to be hammered into the ground in the primaries for all of the harm they did to the country and to the party in that vote.

    And given Boehner’s Pelosi tactic of releasing a huge bill only shortly before the vote (”we have to pass it to find out what is in it”) there is probably lots more foul corrupt crap in this bill.

    If the government has to pay off on $303 Trillion in big bank speculation on the derivatives market, that might permanently shut down the government. It would make the 2008 financial meltdown look insignificant.

    1. Walter and Mark stood FOR the party platform and the party base. The ones who betrayed the party platform and the party base were Boner and his Boneheads. The party base needs to punish Boner and his Boneheads by kicking them out in the 2016 primaries.

  6. Jones is the only one fighting against amnesty, Meadows voted yes on the test vote to allow the beast to come to the floor (remember that) then he votes no on the $1.1Trillion bill? Only 16 stood against the Boehner and friends” betrayal. Jones was the only one from NC in the group of 16..

    1. Yes, it’s important to remember that a lot of these faux conservatives vote Aye on procedural motions to bring up a bill for consideration, then once the Whip has a enough guaranteed votes to pass it, these characters vote No for the folks back home. Not that they’d admit it, but a lot of our NCGOP congressional delegation could say that they voted for a bill before they voted against it. It’s the Procedural votes that set the stage for passage and that is why a lot of our Congresscritters are being dishonest when they discuss their voting records.

    2. VERY disappointing votes by the NC delegation…McHenry just lost LOTS of cred on this one.

      WHEN will you people realize that it would be fantastic to shut down the government for a while !!! I cannot think of anything better at this time in history…Just SHUT IT DOWN, and the democrackkk party too.
      and maybe the republicannot party also!

  7. Looks like the main part of the bill that the elites care about was the campaign finance expansion which will put these TEA Party conservatives out of the running. It is all one party the government party.

  8. Thanks Congressman Jones. Even though I live in the District of the socialist Butterfield, I consider you my representative. It Is very evident that Butterfield loves illegals and thugs, and has a disdain for law enforcement.

  9. If the Third District Establishmentarian Whoredom has their way, Jones will be replaced with a Neo Conservative that will vote just like the rest of the NC Republicans voted on this bill. I’m disgusted by them all. Not going to leave the party, but they can have their ‘apparatus’ of Empire Building Police State enablers. I’d rather be the Barbarian at the Gates fighting to oust them all and that is what I will be.

    Todd Bennett
    Farmville, NC

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