NC-02: Reality, meet Renee. Renee? Meet Reality.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers was in one of her favorite places — Raleigh — to talk about how jonesed she is about the fight against ObamaCare. It’s as though 2013 NEVER HAPPENED.
In August of that year, we were in the heat of an effort to defund that legislative terror. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) were desperately seeking allies to help them halt the advance of ObamaCare. What was Ellmers’s response to their pleas? Absolutely NOT.
In a September town hall meeting in Pinehurst, she argued with constituents seeking her help in the fight against ObamaCare. She basically told them it was a done deal since Mitt Romney lost.
In 2011, right after she was elected, Renee went to the Heritage Foundation and told them it would be a great idea to use a continuing resolution to defund ObamaCare.
Renee has shouted down constituents concerned about her lack of action on stopping amnesty. Now, she’s talking out of both sides of her mouth on the issue:
[…] One of the major lingering issues is immigration. The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill, but nothing came out of the House.
Ellmers, who had vocal opposition from some constituents on her position on illegal immigration, said the House was close to coming up with its own bill.
Ellmers stressed that the border with Mexico must be secured, but she also proposes offering immigrants “earned legal work status” if they admit they entered the country illegally and pay a fine.
“Border security has to be the first part of it, and laws already on the books have to be enforced,” she said.
Sections of the border that are difficult to patrol can be monitored with advanced technology, Ellmers said.
Most workers in the country illegally don’t want to be U.S. citizens, she said, but want to be free of fear of deportation and want to be able to travel to their home countries and be able to return to the United States.
People who earn legal work status and want to become citizens would have to go “to the end of the line” and in applying for naturalization, she said.
5 thoughts on “NC-02: Reality, meet Renee. Renee? Meet Reality.”
This woman is a traitor – to the country and to the GOP. She has absolutely no party loyalty to the principles set out in the GOP platform. Republican voters do not own her one shred of loyalty. She is an agent of Mexican interests, not those of our own citizens.
Ellmers personifies a serious problem in the NC GOP–poor candidate recruitment. In 2010, the Second District presented Republicans with an excellent winning opportunity. Bobby Etheridge was an out-of-touch liberal incumbent ripe for defeat. Instead of fielding a quality candidate with proven ties to the district and a proven political record, Ellmers jumped in and, in a good Republican year in a good district, got elected. Unknown and unproven, Ellmers’ true colors soon came out. Some of our Council of State candidates in the last election were also disastrous choices. The NC GOP has got to refocus itself on quality candidate recruitment. Is the GOP listening?
Don’t you think the John Bohener-Republicans consider her the perfect obedient recruit?
Her fluctuating message seems to be based on whatever is assumed to be the stand that will gain the most votes/voters at any particular time.
Perez Hilton said that Clay smoked Renee in the debate and Perez’s opinion carries a lot of weight in the 2nd district. I’m thinking Clay will sweep the district and set forward a momentum that will change North Carolina politics.
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