Posted by: James Atticus Bowden | February 28, 2011

Dragging Republicans to the Constitution

The Heritage Foundation published the up or down votes on cutting spending in the U.S. House of Representatives for the latest budget battle.

Here is how Virginia’s Reps did.   100% is a perfect score for cutting spending.

Cantor (R ) 90%

Connolly (D ) 10%

Forbes (R ) 67%

Goodlatte (R ) 95%

Griffith (R ) 95%

Hurt (R ) 100%

Moran, James(D ) 0%

Rigell (R ) 67%

Scott, R. (D ) 0%

Wittman (R ) 36%

Wolf (R ) 33%

Congratulations to new Congressmen Hurt and Griffith and vet Goodlatte.  How about stepping it up a bit as leader – Eric Cantor?

And how about Frank Wolf and my rep, Rob Wittman?  Safe Republican districts allow Republican politicians to do as they please.

Forbes and Rigell should ponder how long they want to keep up this kind of voting.

It’s all a bit of anecdotal evidence that the Tea Party has a long way to go to replace Establishment Republicans with Constitutional Republicans.

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Responses

  1. Jim: Re: The Heritage vote analysis. Were you aware that Rob missed some votes on the spending cuts because he was at his dying father’s bedside? We believe in family values, I thought. Surely he can’t arrange the timing of personal family events like the death of his father. (The funeral was on Feb. 24–you were informed, I’m sure.) Rob would have voted correctly on all those votes had he been able to be present. Heritage should be ashamed of posting an anlaysis without that explanation, in Rob’s case.

  2. […] Dragging? Yep! And a quite a bit of pushing too! The Heritage Foundation published the up or down votes on cutting spending in the U.S. House of Representatives for the latest budget battle. Here is how Virginia’s Reps did.   100% is a perfect score for cutting spending. Cantor (R ) 90% Connolly (D ) 10% Forbes (R ) 67% Goodlatte (R ) 95% Griffith (R ) 95% Hurt (R ) 100% Moran, James(D ) 0% Rigell (R ) 67% Scott, R. (D ) 0% Wittman (R ) 36% Wolf (R ) 33% Congratulations to new Congressmen Hurt … Read More […]

  3. Carol: A missed vote is quite a bit different from a NO vote. Sorry for Rob’s father’s illness and death. I didn’t know.

    Heritage should not have presented the data without the distinctions.

  4. Carol, thank you for your comments both here and at the The Heritiage Foundation’s After Action Report: HR 1
    (http://heritageaction.com/2011/02/after-action-report-hr-1/).

    Please give us a little slack. Organizations like The Heritiage Foundation have two problems, us and them. Neither us or them are all that smart. Because no one knows everything, The Heritiage Foundation most likely published their data without any knowledge of Rob’s absences. Because of us, they presented their results in the most simple fashion they could manage.

    Given the option, too many politicians (like the current occupant of the White House) will refuse to take a stand. So The Heritiage Foundation apparently decided not to give anyone that out in their report, but they did not hide anything. Here is what they posted on their report.

    Note on Methodology: Missed votes (indicated by an X on the chart) were not included in either a positive or negative fashion. For instance, a Member who missed all 21 votes (0 for 0) would receive no rating.

    Usually, your clarification would not have been needed. We don’t elect people to miss votes. In this case, however, it was. Note that Wittman’s Communications Director obviously appreciated your comment. She post her own comment right after yours. Here is a link.
    http://heritageaction.com/2011/02/after-action-report-hr-1/#comment-1956


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