NC-02: That giant SUCKING sound

puckerThe second congressional district has a representative in DC whose attitude — and job performance — suck.  Our district also has a plethora of lefty driveby outlets standing ready to SUCK UP to Madame Ellmers — thanks to her penchant for bucking her party’s platform and thumbing her nose at the Tea Party folks who helped her get to DC in the first place.

The shameful Sanford Herald is the latest suck-up perpetrator.  They published an unsigned “interview” with Ellmers that appeared to originate from Madame’s press operation. Check out some of the hard-hitting questions posed by the denizens of The Herald’s newsroom: 

As the representative of Fort Bragg, I know you’ve been a tireless advocate for the 440th Airlift Wing and the men and women stationed on post. Tell us a little about your efforts to save the 440th Airlift Wing and why it’s so important this wing stay intact. […]

You are a co-chairman and founder of the Grid Innovation Caucus in Congress. Can you tell us a little about your role in this and how you are using this title to influence policy affecting us at home? […] 

You played a leading role in crafting a Medicare reform package that recently was signed into law by the president. Can you talk about your efforts in this process and what this means for senior citizens back home in North Carolina? […] 

You voted to support the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contained your amendment to protect the 440th Airlift Wing. What does this budget mean in terms of national security for the hardworking men and women stationed at Fort Bragg? […]

What legislation have you been working on recently? […]

Wow.  *That’s so *hard-hitting* that I’d be scared to put my name on it too. *

Not a word there about this Grid Innovation Caucus being little more than a front for environmental wackos to sneak some more green mandates and subsidies into the federal spending tsunami.  Not a word there about Madame thoroughly dropping the ball on the 440th until Clay Aiken beat her over the head about it in the 2014 general election.Renee Ellmers

Not one word there either about that Medicare reform package she’s so proud of piling even more debt on the country’s future generations.  I also didn’t see any mention of Madame’s efforts to block a ban on late-term abortions.

I wonder if her two announced primary opponents will get this kind of softball treatment when they pass through Sanford.  (I won’t hold my breath.)  This kind of stuff is actually sad.  It helps illustrate the rapidly-accelerating decline and fall of a cherished national institution — the traditional media.  It also explains why ad revenues and circulation numbers for driveby outlets are in the toilet, and why more people are turning to the Internet for their information.