#NCSEN: Burr and his liberal judges
We keep getting told about the importance of keeping a Republican Senate so all of those leftist judges can be kept off the bench. (I am told that by the end of the first term of President Rodham-Clinton, two-thirds of the federal judiciary will be Democrat appointees.)
We learned earlier that Richard Burr endorsed and fought hard to get Democrat judge Max Cogburn approved by the Senate. You may remember that Cogburn was the one who overturned our state constitution’s marriage amendment AND congressional voting maps. Now comes word that Burr was instrumental in helping another key liberal get his big prize:
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) last night congratulated Judge James A. Wynn of Raleigh, NC after the Senate confirmed him to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit late Thursday evening. Senator Burr introduced Judge Wynn at his confirmation hearing, and has advocated both publically and privately for his confirmation since he was first nominated by the President.
“I am extremely pleased that the Senate has confirmed Judge James Wynn to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Senator Burr. “I was happy to support this highly qualified nominee, and to work to finally fill this seat. […]
Wynn is a radical leftist ideologue who Jesse Helms AND Lauch Faircloth fought tooth and nail against Democrat efforts to move him up the career ladder in the federal judiciary. Senate rules allow for a vote on a nominee who affects a certain state to be blocked if at least ONE of that state’s senators objects. Burr COULD have stood strong. (This WAS 2010, and he and Kay Hagan were our senators.)
But, no. We’ve got to be “bipartisan,” while the lefties get free reign to pound on, slander, and ruin our nominees. I’m not necessarily asking for pure ideologues. I want someone on the bench who will not “discover” transexual rights, the right to state-subsidized abortion, paid maternity leave, the minimum wage, and other leftist fantasies in our founding documents. Just deal with what the words on the papers SAY.
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bipartisan really means bye bye conservatism
And cave in to every democrap desire.
Tricky Dick Burr is a Democrat enabler and an Obama enabler. There is little difference between him and an admitted Democrat. Jesse Helms and Lauch Faircloth were real Republicans. Tricky Dick Burr is nothing but a poseur. He is a disgrace and an embarrassment to NC Republicans.
It is not just Burr’s habit of supporting far left Democrat judges, but also other far left Democrat appointments like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, Obama’s extremely radical Attorneys General, both of whom also supported election fraud by opposing Voter ID laws. Burr openly voted for Holder on every vote. He tried to trick voters with his vote for Lynch. The critical vote and the place that confirmation could have been stopped was the vote on cloture, and Burr voted for her on that critical vote. Once she got by that and was assured of confirmation, Burr cast a throw away vote on the final vote so he could try to claim he voted against her. What an utter fraud Burr is and this vote on Lynch is a prime example.
With ”Republicans” like Richard Burr, who needs Democrats?
Conservatives have absolutely no one to vote for on our US Senate ballot. All of the candidates are totally unfit.
When a republican acts like a democrat in just about ALL his ways…why vote for him?
Burr will not receive any votes from my home this year.
I’m definitely not voting for Burr. He’s sold NC and the USA out a long time ago. When he retires, he’ll be sitting on a fat stump of cash for which the taxpayers will be paying him and other members of congress cut for themselves as retirement pay. I’d like to compare what I get as a retired veteran w/28 years active duty and what Burr will receive when he’s either elected out or retires. $10-to-the-$1 he doesn’t have to us the VA or TRICARE; no will his family. I’ll never vote for this guy again; even if it means the senate is lost. It’s been lost for a long time under Republican control so what’s the difference.
Oh, it is worse than even that. Burr will get a plum job on K Street from one of the special interests he has been pandering to as a Senator, paying a lot more than he gets in his Senate paycheck. Some of Boehner’s top staffers are said to have gotten seven figure salaries. It stinks.
We would have been so much better off if he had waddled off to his K Street payoff this year, so we could possibly nominate a real Republican for the Senate seat he has been warming for 12 years. But Mitch McConnell and Paul Shumaker talked Burr out of that plan.
Not only that but he and his Senate colleagues gave in to the House negotiators when they axed the legislation to eliminate the Disabled Veterans Tax. (Special thanks to Mr. Ways-and-Means Holding for sticking it to Disabled Vets, by the way)
Write in Greg Brannon!
It seems from the comments here that the Republican Party is becoming such a rigidly exclusive little club, that pretty soon, they’ll have a tiny minority of candidates or officeholders who are not labeled “RINO”.
Excuse me, gentlemen. But it takes a majority, in our democracy, to gain and hold relevant political power. Think ‘big tent’, unless you wish to go the way of the Whigs!
”Big Tent”, huh? Let’s see how that worked out for the center-right coalition in Australia in its recent election, compared to the previous election.
In the previous election, the out of power Coalition chose as its candidate for Prime Minister the leader of its staunch conservative wing, Tony Abbott, who focused his campaign on two red meat conservative issues, repealing the carbon tax and severely cracking down on illegal immigration. Abbott won a landslide, achieving the biggest parliamentary majority in any recent Australian parliamentary election. Abbott successfully delivered on his two main campaign promises. Running a hard right campaign worked.
Unfortunately for the Coalition, the leader of its squishy moderate wing, Malcolm Turnbull started an under the table internal campaign against Abbott, claiming that as a moderate, he could win an even bigger majority in the next election. Turnbull ousted Abbott as leader in an internal party coup and led the coalition into the recent election. That did not turn out so well. Over a million voters who had supported the Coalition under Abbott abandoned it under Turnbull. The Coalition ended up two seats short of a majority in Parliament and will hang onto power by its fingernails dependent on the whims of a couple of independents and a couple of one seat minor parties. It also lost seats in the Senate.
Drilling down into the results shows even more that running as a staunch conservative beats running as mealy mouthed moderate.
The coalition is made up of two parties, the Nationals, who are rather consistently conservative, and the larger Liberals, which are more of a big tent with a conservative wing led by Abbott and a moderate wing led by Turnbull. In Queensland, the two parties have merged and run as the Liberal Nationals. In spite of the overall debacle to the Coalition, its more conservative component, the Nationals, actually gained a seat. All but one of the losses (the Liberal Nationals lost one seat by 35 votes in a recount) came from the ”big tent” oriented party, the Liberals. It is instructive that a big tent candidate did not even help the most big tent component of the Coalition. It is also interesting that the one seat the Nationals gained, they took away from the Liberals, not from Labour.
It is also instructive to look at the Senate races. With a less reliable prime minister for immigration hawks, the anti-immigration One Nation Party, which had no representation in the last Senate, captured four of the Senate’s 76 seats. The green energy issue also produced some changes. Independent Senator Nick Xenophen who had largely won the crusade against video gambling machines that originally elected him, focused his campaign this time on ending government subsidies for renewable energy which he argued was unreliable and unsafe, and ran allies for other seats as the Nick Xenophen Team. Tilting as those green windmills, the Nick Xenophen Team this time captured three Senate seats and one House seat, the latter taken away from the Liberals. The social conservative Family First Party also held on to its one Senate seat, as did the classically liberal small government oriented Liberal Democratic Party.
The recent Australian election compared to the previous election is a very good example of how running an issue oriented race based on sound conservative principles is more successful electorally than the big tent theory.
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