Folks we have had a slew of emails come in about how bad Richard Burr is, how they regret voting for him last month and sending facts about his voting record. We have done some preliminary research and so far things don’t look very promising for the Senator. Therefore we are going to make it a priority to watch this man like a hawk, and if he continues down this same path he will be at odds with the NC Tea Party, and with our numbers that is not good for any candidate.
After the New Year we will continue posting things about his actions in DC but in the meantime here is an “Open Letter To The Senator” by Peggy from NC Freedom:
I hope ALL of the groups who ran ads in support of Burr’s re-election are now happy: National Right to Life, Christian Coalition, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity.
When you support someone based on their party affiliation and how they answer a survey and not on their belief in their oath to the constitution or their voting record, this is what you get. Believe me he is laughing at you.
Lest you forget all the other votes he has had before and since TARP? Voted to reconfirm Bernake, reauthorize Head Start, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus I, S2248 Warrantless Searches, Farm Bill S2419.( Vetoed by Bush and he voted to OVERIDE, this might have been Bushes only veto in 8 years!) ( or yes by the way this bill authorizes the $50 Billion in payments to all the Black farmers for discrimination), Expanding Americore!, Supplemental Appropriations Bill 2009 ,Protect America Act(warrant less searches of the Internet), Foreign Aid, Worldwide Aids funding, Higher ed Aid for Pell etc.
How about the $50 million Government jobs vote this spring (one of 5 GOP who voted for that), the$7 trillion Prescription drug act, supporting Ted Kennedys illegal’s amnesty amendment, reinstating the government funded stem cell research ( all of the pro life enthusiasts are loving that), co sponsor of S510! I can go on, there is loads more.
And all of the pro war support and votes, and you are right, never served, kids won’t serve, but he is dictating what rules people in the military will have to live by. Is this really the best this state has to represent the good people of NC? God rest his soul Jesse Helms would have NEVER crossed his constituents and lied like this guy. Remember all Burr’s ads that he was a fiscal conservative? Hah! Where and when did he NOT vote for big wasteful spending. You could send a twelve year old to DC to vote like that. By the way, Burr’s vote for repeal of DADT was not necessary for it to pass, so he did in in spite of the military. I have been counting to ten all day, to control my words. You can write all the letters you want to Burr but nothing will change what he does or will do, he has already been reelected for 6 years. You are stuck with him. Meanwhile, more great Americans will die and be maimed abroad in the name of “freedom” when right here in our own front yard our freedoms are threatened by the people you elect more than any foreign threat in comparison. Think about it.