Tuesday, March 04, 2014

RedState Blog Attacks Trio Of Hoosier Congressmen As Boehner's Bootlickers

RedState blog's Daniel Horowitz has a scathing review of three Republican members of the Indiana Republican delegation, including Represenatives Susan Brooks, Larry Buschon and Todd Young, who Horowitz refers to as "Boehner's Bootlickers." All three are attacked by Horowitz as being "pro-abortion, big labor-backed Republican Mainstreet Partnership."

He had this to say about Larry Buschon:
During his first term in Congress, Bucshon voted down-the-line with leadership, earning a 64% score from Heritage Action.  Despite campaigning on the promise of a balanced budget and cutting spending, he voted to raise the debt ceiling and against efforts by RSC members to cut spending.
In 2012, he still ran as a Tea Party member, noting that “his views are right in line with the majority of Tea Party members.”  Yet, he supports federal legislation limiting scope of practice for alternative healthcare providers, such as optometrists and chiropractors – the antitheses of free market healthcare reforms advocated by the Tea Party.
This about Susan Brooks:
With only 30% of the vote, Susan Brooks, the most liberal candidate in a crowded field, slipped into Congress and quickly became a water-carrier for leadership . . .
She has voted against most attempts to roll back spending and in support of bloated bills to increase spending, earning her a 58% from Heritage Action.
More recently, she has supported the Ryan-Murray bill, the omnibus, farm bill, and the bill in October funding Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling.  At the time, she echoed Obama's fallacious talking point about default almost verbatim . . .
Yet, despite her bold declaration about default, she didn’t have the moxie to vote for the latest debt ceiling suspension last month, presumably, because leadership had the votes to pass it with Democrat support.
Like most of Boehner’s bootlickers, Brooks is a big supporter of amnesty, and even had the temerity to praise the Gang of 8 bill – the most egregious piece of legislation since Obamacare.  She will clearly be part of any effort to push amnesty thought the House in the coming months and years . . .
Brooks is also a big proponent of limiting private gun sales.
And this about Todd Young:
If there is a time when leadership needs a rank-and-file member to carry their water, Young will be one of the first and most alacritous in line.  After voting to suspend the debt ceiling yet again in October, Young sponsored a vacuous non-binding resolution to disapprove the debt ceiling increase.  The resolution was just ceremonial thanks to Young’s previous vote, but much like Senator Mitch McConnell, he sent out a press release dishonestly giving the impression that he was fighting Obama on the debt, while obfuscating his previous consequential vote.
And remember, not all Republicans are created equal when it comes to taxes. Young is a co-sponsor of the internet sales tax, a harmful proposal that is gaining steam with the K Street crowd . . .


Charles M. Navarra said...

I pray that many other 5th Congressional District voters read this news item and wisely vote for David Stockdale- the 5th District challenger to Brooks. Actually, I did more than pray.... I sent emails with links to this piece and fervent requests that my friends help retire Mrs. David Brooks as soon as possible.

Pete Boggs said...

Let's put an end to Republican tax increases!