Another key test just occured - the vote on the combined Highway / Flood Insurance / Student Loan bill. Republicans pledged not to combine such things into one bill, but out surrender monkey House and Senate ''leaders'' caved in to the Democrats and did it anyway. They even caved in and allowed the Keystone Pipeline authorization to be taken out. What pathetic weaklings our ''leaders'' are! So there may be a few good things in the bill, but overall, more bad, and it hikes spending a good bit.
So this is another bill that seperates the spenders from the budget hawks.
Who were the good guys and bad guys in North Carolina?
The good guys were Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry. The bad guys were the rest of the Repubicans and all the Democrats. The bad guys include both NC Senators.
In South Carolina, the whole GOP delegation, House and Senate were in the camp of the good guys. Way to go SC! We need more like you.
- Virginia Foxx voted as a budget hawk again. She is proving to be the most solid one in the delegation
- McHenry apparently wised up from his last mediocre but not absolutely dreadful score on the Club for Growth tally.
- Walter Jones used to be a budget hawk, but he seems to be going south on this as he already has on so many other issues.
- Renee Ellmers, or Renegade Renee, has again shown her true colors as a spender. Her votes are not a lot different than Bobby Etheridge would have voted. She needs a serious primary in 2014 from a conservative.
- Richard Burr is again showing himself as a spender. He votes like Hagan, and to the left of moderate SC Republican Lindsay Graham. He needs a primary if he runs again in 2016.