Submitted by Betsy Muse on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:30pm
That headline is not from The Onion. In her remarks to a group of conservative women who met last Friday to discuss the Republican response to the "war on women," Representative Renee Ellmers, NC-02, said that men need to bring things down to a woman's level so they don't risk turning us off with complicated data and charts.
The original article is here. A second is here with the full text of Elmer's comments and the audio.
At the end of Tuesday’s voting, Aiken had received 369 votes more than Crisco in the 2nd Congressional District primary. With 276 outstanding ballots – 190 absentee and 86 provisional – that won’t change Aiken’s position. But it could be enough to trigger a recount. As a result, even though he is trailing, Crisco says he isn’t giving up.
Crisco spent more than three times what Aiken did, more than $750,000 – most of which he loaned to his own campaign. The money bought TV ads, mailers and yard signs – far more than what Aiken employed. Aiken’s strategists said they were banking on the former “American Idol” runner-up’s name recognition, and Aiken has said he intended to save his money for the general election.
369 may not be a lot of votes, but it's more than enough to survive a recount. But Crisco may not be necessarily hoping for more votes for himself, he may be angling for a runoff if Toni Morris' percentage improves:
This week, we recognized the 50th anniversary commemorating the death of President John F. Kennedy. There are two of his quotes in particular that strike me, as they seem even more relevant today than they did half a century ago. "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Additionally, the quote "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." We all would benefit by keeping these quotes in mind as we continue to work towards address our nation's problems.
It's hard to believe that US Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-ALEC) could sink lower than she has in the past, but she has managed to do so.
She introduced a new bill that she calls the "Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights". Now, it would seem to be hard to quibble with that. Our veterans, especially injured and amputee, deserve the very best that this country can give them.
I found this interesting tidbit in The Dunn Daily Record. It seems that US Rep Renee Ellmers was back in her hometown (well she moved there from out of state a few years ago) for a meeting with her "constituents". Specifically there was a get together at the local Sagebrush restaurant with a group called, "Bibles, Badges, and Business for Immigration Reform". http://www.bbbimmigration.org/ This appears to be a nation organization and I'm not clear on exactly if or how many 2nd District members they have. Regardless, the organization is "meeting with federal representatives around the country to urge the support of common sense immigration policies".
Submitted by KatyMunger on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 4:33pm
PLEASE JOIN PROGRESS NORTH CAROLINA IN TELLING CONGRESS: DO NOT REWARD HATE SPEECH & INTOLERANCE. Please sign our petition rejecting a bill recently introduced by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers that seeks to name a federal building in Raleigh after Jesse Helms.
As anyone who lived in North Carolina before 2000 knows, for decades Jesse Helms embarassed our state by standing for antiquated, racist, outdated political views. He fought against equal rights, civil rights and women's rights while absolutely villifying gay Americans with his obsessive hompohobia. He opposed a federal holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. and once accused kids who got free lunches of double dipping in the welfare system and suggested their food stamps be cut to adjust. Click thru to learn more.
I am a constituent of the 2nd district (at least until 2013.) I called Ellmers' office at the end of May and was treated horribly by two male interns who answered the phone. One accused me of being rude and insulting the representative and would need to end the call because I had nothing constructive to say. The next day another one started debating with me about my opinions, raising his voice with me, insulting and laughing at me for anything I said. He even accused me of not believing in the freedom of religion.
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