Renee Ellmers

Clay Aiken

This is what hypocrisy looks like, Ellmers version

Renee Ellmers's newsletter:

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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.

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More Evidence of Obamacare Broken Promises

Renee Ellmers hits new low

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.

Renee directs us to her propaganda page for the bill, where we learn:

The rights provided by H.R. 3408 include:

  • Access to appropriate O&P technology to meet individual veterans' needs
  • Ability to receive care from a private O&P practitioner of choice (the vast majority of veterans receive prosthetic care through 600 contracts with private O&P practitioners)

Ellmers caves

Under an avalanche of public criticism for her "I need my paycheck," comment this week, Renee Ellmers today did what Republicans everywhere are doing: whining about Obamacare and blaming the President for their failure to do their jobs.

I didn't like the position Ellmers took originally, but at least we knew where she stood. Now she's trying to pretend she's had a change of heart. As if.

Ellmers' Constituents?

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".

The bigotry of Burr and Ellmers

Could there possibly be two members of Congress who are more irrelevant, vile, divisive, and generally fucked-up than Dick Burr and Renee Ellmers? Their ongoing crusade to name a federal office building after North Carolina's legendary racist Senator No continues to boggle the mind.

Say NO to naming a federal building after Jesse Helms

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.

The problem with extremists like Renee Ellmers

Via email

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.

Ellmers' Tea Party credentials in question

Just goes to show how extremists have reshaped the North Carolina GOP.

The fallout from a rather heated meeting in Pinehurst between local Tea Party leaders and Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has local activists ready to organize a district-wide revolt against Ellmers in the upcoming GOP primary.

Funny stuff.

(Thanks for the message, Mr. Lurker!)

Bipartisan opposition to the amendment

To quote Senator Kay Hagan from an article on The Advocate's website today:

Amendment One has far-reaching negative consequences for our families, our children and our communities. ...as a proud daughter of North Carolina, I urge all North Carolinians to join me in opposing it.

To quote Clarke Cooper from Equality NC's website discussing Tea Party supported Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers' statement on the amendment:

"Representative Renee Ellmers is speaking for many North Carolina Republicans when she says that you don't have to support marriage equality to know this constitutional amendment is wrong."

There are other Republican, Democratic, Green Party, Unaffiliated folks, and Libertarians from NC who I could list with this ever-growing chorus of bipartisan opposition, but I think these examples powerfully demonstrate why this amendment can be defeated.

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