McHenry and Delay together again

tomandpat.JPGat the opening of his new company, First Principles. I guess Delay is trying to invoke the spirit of Thomas Paine who advocated for a government by election and representation rather than one by succession and heredity.

But if you look at the list of party-goers, you have to think Delay has chosen his heirs. In crime and politics.

From the Crypt at politico.com

Tom DeLay: used to controlling a party

He wasn’t gone for long, but Tom DeLay has returned to Capitol Hill.

His new firm, First Principles, had its opening party last night . . .

They list the guests: Texans Sen. John Cornyn, former Rep. Henry Bonilla, Rep. Mike Conaway, NC's Rep. Patrick McHenry, as well as Pastor Rick Scarboro of Vision America, former Rep. Bill Paxon and Ken Blackwell.
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Being D.C., things got started at 6 p.m. but went into the wee hours of the night — goers were probably encouraged by the fully stocked bar and cigars.

Hmm cigars.

Full disclosure, the ceegar photo is from an engagement party, not the Tom Delay Capitol Hill gala.

Xposted at Pat'sGone, ScruHoo.

Comments

Pat McHorny

Have you heard the rumors that the little pervert thinks he might have a future in the US Senate? How sad that he doesn't understand he's moments away from being another greasy spot of Republican road kill.


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

he told a "girl friend" years ago

"You would make a great Senator's wife." So he's been planning this since he was in diapers.

Speaking of diapers . . .

 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

He needs a rent-a-wife

to give him at least the illusion of credibility.


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

Are they tax-deductible?

It's one of the questions I have listed under the "Rent-A-Wife?" column of my "Things To Do Real Soon" outline, along with "Is English Necessary?" and "Any Dents In Her Car?"

In McHorny's case

the only question is whether the rental unit can stand beside him without laughing her ass off.

"You would make a great Senator's wife."

I bet he was talking to Bob Dole.

"... another greasy spot of Republican road kill"

Now there's a nice turn of phrase ... and a nice thought!

Patty-cakes is obviously to arrogant and too busy enjoying his

"party of values" parties to notice, A.

Then again, it's all about the wingnut welfare once they are drummed out of office, so maybe he has noticed a bad smell around himself. I suppose that might be why his nose is up DeLay's ass right about now.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Republican Scum blows smoke up their Butts?

But if you look at the list of party-goers, you have to think Delay has chosen his heirs. In crime and politics.*A

Some Party! More like a good bye slammer party for the Hammer to come. I wonder if and Patty plan on being Husband and Wife behind the bars?

"...why his nose is up DeLay's ass right about now"

Well, come to think of it, he is about the right height for it.

in 2004 run-up to election

I did not get why every single Dem running did not have posters with their opponent and Tom Delay. He is a disgusting individual, schooled, I am certain, by reading "Machievelli for Dummies" and the people need to be reminded at every turn.

BWAHAHAHA!!!!

"Machievelli for Dummies"

Oh, that's too funny.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

YIKES!!!

Now that's one scary picture! Hate to open my front door to that on Halloween night.

Where is the bug man's other hand?

SE NC Dems

Stan Bozarth

What were the voters of NC-10 thinking?

I have watched Representative Mchenry speaking on the Floor of the House of Representatives.

I was not impressed, which in itself is not something to worry about, but I am very sure that the voters of the NC-10th District could have found a more mature, articulate, respectable and serious representative.

North Carolina needs to care more............................., but thats just me.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Thinking?

If only . . .


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

Marshall, it's a Republican district

And McHenry barely won his primary runoff using an assortment of Rovian underhanded tactics that he had been studying for years. He was so nasty, area College Republicans (who went door to door for him in unprecedented and unpaid numbers) have abandoned him, even walking out on him when he spoke at their state convention the next year.

But the key to his win: before they were alienated, he had hundreds of college republicans going door-to-door. It's that simple. Direct voter contact wins elections even for people as nasty as Pat McHenry.

And McHenry's NC allies are not confined to the 10th. He's tied to Tom Fetzer who works for Bill Graham and Liddy Dole. His former Chief of Staff Dee Stewart is going to run field operations all over the state for the Fetzer races. His former finance dude is running the state GOP. Another former Chief of Staff (and enforcer) Jason Deans is starting up a techie company. (So watch your voter software.)

That means things are going to get far nastier in the general gubernatorial and senatorial races than the silly Purdue/Moore bickering. They're going to get so nasty, conservative Dems, moderates, independents might get turned off and not even vote. That's what these people want. They use polling data and negative campaigning and they'll lie. And they're going to import out-of-state (therefore uninformed College Republicans) to go door-to-door and say nice lies about their candidates and nasty things about ours.

That's why even in Republican districts we need to go door-to-door with friendly familiar faces. We need to phone bank in our own voices to combat robocalls from Laura Bush. We're the good guys. We're not hiding behind lies and homophobia and a pseudo Christianity. They're hiding who they really are.

But don't believe me about how McHenry and his friends operate. . . read this excellent overview from the Washington Monthly). It helped me understand how these people get in power and stay in power. What that writer didn't get into that I'm just beginning to understand is how McHenry/Fetzer/Graham etc. are so tied into NC business interests, that even the Raleigh and Charlotte papers are reluctant to cover half of their shenanigans.

If voters don't know what these people are hiding, then how can they make effective decisions?

So, we know that they will hide and lie about who they are and lie and distort the facts about who we are. Who's gonna win the information battle and therefore the election? The party that talks to the most potential swing voters, that's who.
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse

Dole. Fetzer. Graham. McHorny.

Dole = Bush (war)
Fetzer = Rove (pestilence)
Graham = Choose your zealot (famine)
McHorny = Jeff Gannon + The Purple Teletubbie (death)


"If boiling people alive best served the interests of the American people, then it would neither be moral or immoral." Max Borders, Civitas Institute

Make it five. Mark Stephens who is

Fetzer's partner. Exec Director of the NRSC and I'm told likely to stay on even if Dole withdraws from politics (due to senility or a big push in the behind?). Why anyone would trust him after last year's Republican Senatorial election debacle is beyond me but because of that they're likely to come out of the gate nastier than ever.

Mark Stephens, Principal: Mark Stephens has advised Republican candidates and organizations for the past 25 years. Since 1980, there have been 7 successful Republican U.S. Senate races in North Carolina and Mr. Stephens has had a leadership role in 6 of those races - including Senator Jesse Helms, Senator John East, Senator Lauch Faircloth and Senator Richard Burr. In 2002, Mr. Stephens joined Elizabeth Dole's team to serve as campaign manager for her successful U.S. Senate bid.

Mr. Stephens has taken a leave of absence from the firm to serve as Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington, DC. Mr. Stephens will serve in this capacity during Senator Dole's tenure as Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and will return to Fetzer Stephens after the 2006 election cycle. The NRSC employs 60 people, has a biannual budget in excess of $100 million and is tasked with recruiting, electing and re-electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate. Since his time in Washington, Mr. Stephens has been named one of the Top 50 Movers and Shakers on Capitol Hill by Roll Call Magazine.

So, it's five. Or Stephens can use Dole's mount . . .
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

I think Stephens should take McHorny's horse

and Patty should be demoted to Liddy's slapdog.

And that truly is the key to winning elections

the first time around.

But the key to his win: before they were alienated, he had hundreds of college republicans going door-to-door. It's that simple. Direct voter contact wins elections even for people as nasty as Pat McHenry.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi