She screwed us over on amnesty. Now, she’s throwing pro-lifers under the bus.

Renee Ellmers (Ellmers for Congress)Renee Ellmers is shedding those issue positions and campaign promises like a snake sheds its skin.  She told us all during the 2014 campaign she was “against amnesty” and even had the nerve to repeat that on Twitter today.  Never mind the three key votes on amnesty this week where she sided with Barry Obama and the Democrats on amnesty for illegal aliens. 

National Journal reports that Ellmers is now in the middle of a group of Republicans ready to screw over the pro-life movement: 

[…] Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that the party will alienate young voters and women by voting for an antiabortion bill coming to the House floor next week, on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

In a closed-door open-mic session of House Republicans, Rep. Renee Ellmers spoke out against bringing up the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks, telling the conference that she believes the bill will cost the party support among millennials, according to several sources in the room.

“I have urged leadership to reconsider bringing it up next week.… We got into trouble last year, and I think we need to be careful again; we need to be smart about how we’re moving forward,” Ellmers said in an interview. “The first vote we take, or the second vote, or the fifth vote, shouldn’t be on an issue where we know that millennials—social issues just aren’t as important [to them].” […] 

Trouble?  *Yeah, the GOP got into so much “trouble” that it expanded its majority in the House and won the Senate.* #SMH

selloutThis is all very interesting.  Ellmers has advertised herself out on the campaign trail as “pro-life.  She’s been regularly endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List — a pro-life women’s political action committee — and is advertised as a “pro-life woman leader” on their web site. 

This all reminds me of how she campaigned hard against the marriage amendment to the state constitution, yet ran for office in 2012 and 2014 as a “fighter for family values.”

Leaders like Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms formed coalitions of religious conservatives, libertarians, and fiscal conservatives to produce great victories in North Carolina and across the country for the GOP.  (Both of those leaders ran for office multiple times as unabashed pro-lifers.) It’s amazing that the GOP is working so hard to fix something that ain’t broke.  WHY would you want to alienate a loyal constituency that has stood with you through thick-and-thin for so many years?  

Establishment types like to point to GOP losses in presidential races like 2008 and 2012 as evidence for their claim that the party needs to tone things down.  They might actually have had a point if they had run a real conservative in either of those races. When Republicans RUN AS CONSERVATIVES, they win.  

RedState’s Erick Erickson, in discussing this whole debacle, describes Ellmers as “basically a liar.”  As far as I’m concerned, you can remove the word “basically.”



11 thoughts on “She screwed us over on amnesty. Now, she’s throwing pro-lifers under the bus.

  1. Ellmers’ lie about opposing amnesty, told repeatedly in non-stop campaign ads, while vocally supporting amnesty and refusing to defund Obama’s unconstitutional and illegal amnesty-by-edict, is especially egregious and in your face.

    She seems to have no clue or concern about the magnitude of the damage she is willfully inflicting on this country. For what?

    I’d like to know what she is getting for this sell-out and from whom. I don’t believe it is only a matter of campaign contributions or prestige/power. Has Zuckerberg promised her something really big?

  2. Ellmers is without doubt a Zuckerberg liberal, and he showed it by dropping big bucks into her campaign. Why should Republicans tolerate a nominee of our party being funded by a major Obama bundler and contributor? It does not take a rocket scientist to see that something is totally rotten there.

    Ellmers is now an across the board big government liberal. I cannot think of a single issue she is conservative on. She should be the number one target of conservatives in the 2016 primaries, with Tricky Dick Burr a close number two.

  3. The Tea Party members tried to get Ellmers supporters to vote for Frank Roche. She a “RINO” for sure. She backstabbed her supporters after her first election and continues doing so. She has lied about everything she campaigned on. Start looking for her replacement for 2016 and vote her out.

    1. That’s what they said about 2014, fact of the matter she’ll be Congresswoman about as long as she wants to be. Our echo chambers don’t matter and when the votes are tallied we don’t matter…

      1. Nothing like giving in before the fight has even begun.

        She CAN be defeated by a strong conservative candidate with lots of on-the-ground support from people all over the district and lots of endorsements from conservative organizations.

        That kind of support will make up for the million dollars the Chamber of Commerce will funnel into this race.

      2. Hmmm! That is what Eric Cantor thought, too, but it turned out that all the special interest money in the world could not save him from his betrayal of the voters.

        In Ellmers case, she has never been entrenched. In 2012 in the primary she lost two counties, including a big one, to candidates who bared campaigned. In 2014, a flawed and poorly financed primary opponent gave her a real scare. A primary opponent of substance who can raise the money to educate voters on Ellmers extremely miserable voting record will beat her. And I doubt Wall Street will give her the golden parachute they gave Cantor.

  4. Bringing up Reagan at the end of the article hints that Ellmers may just be legislating with his methods. Reagan talked about being a fiscal conservative but then greatly increased the size of government. Promise one thing then do the opposite. Not very different from a lot of legislators.

    1. It is telling that the main liberal Democrat who comments on this board seems to approve of Ellmers. No wonder that Republicans do not.

  5. I think that she can be defeated. Bob Etheridge thought that he would be there for as long as he wanted, too. So did David Funderburk. Ellmers is the type of girl whose life moves from one crisis to another.

    Just work hard, recruit a good candidate, who can raise a lot of money, and win. Wait for “the other shoe to drop.”

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