Expanding the Blue Dog Democrat Franchise in Arizona

lapdogYou know you’re in real trouble when the Blue Dog Democrat Caucus invites you into its midst in an effort to give you political protection.

That’s what just happened to Arizona Representatives Ron Barber and Kyrsten Sinema (Why not Ann Kirkpatrick?) as the mid-term election cycle kicks off.

According to the Washington Post, “In danger of losing even more clout, the leading Blue Dogs are regrouping and rebuilding. They are adding four members to their ranks this week — Reps. Ron Barber (Ariz.), Cheri Bustos (Ill.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Nick J. Rahall II (W.Va.).”

Ron Barber can’t be called a moderate by any stretch of the political definition. He supports Obamacare, voted for Nancy Pelosi and even a plan to balance the federal budget.

This is nothing more than political duck and cover as the midterm elections approach.

Ron Barber is not a Blue Dog Democrat. If anything, he’s one of Nancy Pelosi’s loyal lap dogs.

 

Nancy Pelosi Says… Kyrsten Sinema is ‘Standing Tall’ With ObamaCare

Nancy Pelosi’s “Meet the Press” Appearance this Weekend Sparks New Round of ObamaCare Questions for House Democrats 

WASHINGTON – On this week’s “Meet the Press,” Nancy Pelosi proudly stated that Democrats are going to continue backing ObamaCare and its failed policies. She proclaimed that “Democrats stand tall in support of the Affordable Care Act,” and it’s time for Arizona families to know: does Kyrsten Sinema ‘stand tall’ with President Obama and his botched health care law?

Sinema has been an ObamaCare supporter through and through, and has repeatedly ensured that the billion dollar health care law remains the law of the land. Arizona families are fed up with their canceled policies, skyrocketing premiums and unaffordable access to health care. It’s time for Kyrsten Sinema to fess up – is she going to ‘stand tall’ with the law heading into the 2014 elections?

“Kyrsten Sinema has been an ObamaCare advocate throughout the botched rollout, and now Nancy Pelosi admits she will be ‘standing tall’ in continued support of the failing law,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Thousands are suffering thanks to Sinema’s ObamaCare support, and her continued allegiance to President Obama and the failing health care law is hurting Arizona families.”

Nancy Pelosi said on “Meet the Press” that Democrats are all ‘standing tall’ in support of the Affordable Care Act.(“Pelosi: Democrats ‘stand tall’ with Obamacare.” By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times, 11/18/13)

Kyrsten Sinema Voted Against Repealing ObamaCare. (H.R. 45, Roll Call #154, 5/16/2013)

In the individual exchanges across the country, over 4.8 million people have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies. (“The ObamaCare Exchange Scorecard: Around 100,000 Enrollees and Five Million Cancellations.” By Avik Roy, Forbes, 11/12/13)

Ron Barber’s Blank Check To Obama

Pelosi And Barber Want to Give President Obama Unrestrained Power to Waste Money and Borrow from China

WASHINGTON – Over the weekend, Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi proudly proclaimed the cupboard was bare and there were “no more cuts to make” to wasteful government spending. Pelosi and Ron Barber are just completely out-of-touch when it comes to bringing fiscal sanity to Washington. They want to raise the debt limit without any meaningful reforms, increase spending, and fund wasteful government programs such as robotic squirrels and climate change musicals.

“Ron Barber and Nancy Pelosi may think there’s nothing left to cut out of the federal budget, but the American people aren’t stupid,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Instead of giving President Obama a blank check, Democrats should be working with Republicans to lower our debt and rein in wasteful spending.”

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Nancy Pelosi Said There Are “No More Spending Cuts To Make.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that while deficit reduction is a laudable goal, there are precious few spending cuts left to negotiate in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. ‘The cupboard is bare,’ the California Democrat said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ ‘There’s no more cuts to make.’ (Elizabeth Titus, “Pelosi Says ‘The Cupboard Is Bare’,” Politico, 9/22/13)

Democrats Have Vowed Not To Negotiate Over The Debt Ceiling. “House Democrats are pressing for a so-called “clean” extension of the debt limit in a letter to President Barack Obama – laying down their marker in what is likely to be a nasty battle over fiscal policy in the coming weeks. In the letter being circulated by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a slew of House Democrats – including all five members of its leadership – warn of the dangers of defaulting on the nation’s debt and urge Obama to stand firm on his pledge to not negotiate on raising the debt limit.” (Seung Min Kim, “Dems Pledge Support For ‘Clean’ Debt Limit Bill,” Politico, 9/17/13)

Pelosi Has Called For Increased Spending. “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants more spending than House Republicans have put in their stopgap spending bill in return for Democratic votes. Pelosi on Thursday came closer to suggesting that Democrats would withhold votes from a ‘clean’ continuing resolution that continued the sequester at $986 billion.” (Emma Dumain, “Pelosi Wants More Spending In Return For Democratic Votes,” Roll Call, 9/19/13)

The Federal Government Spent $325,000 To Develop A Robotic Squirrel. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)

$697,177 Was Used To Develop A Musical On Climate Change And Biodiversity. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)

Nancy Pelosi coming to Phoenix for Ann Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick’s Biggest Supporter in Town to Prop Up her Failing Campaign

Ann Kirkpatrick is bringing Nancy Pelosi to Phoenix tomorrow to boost her struggling campaign, according to a call received from Kirkpatrick’s campaign.  Listen to the voicemail here:

“It’s not surprising that Kirkpatrick would bring her biggest ally, Nancy Pelosi, to Phoenix with polls showing her losing. But Arizonans have already rejected the Kirkpatrick-Pelosi agenda, and they will again in November,” said Barrett Marson, spokesman for Jonathan Paton.

In her one term in Congress, Kirkpatrick voted with Pelosi 86 percent of the time, including on ObamaCare and the failed stimulus. She also voted for her for Speaker of the House.

In this year’s campaign, Pelosi’s PAC has already spent over $250,000 attacking Jonathan Paton and Pelosi has donated a total of $14,000 to Kirkpatrick this cycle.

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