Mike McIntyre....screws us again.

I've commented before that Mike McIntyre is worthless.

Here's more proof...You might want to read this DKos diary for ALL the details READ IT HERE but here's the short version...

A Republican congressman, who has spent the better part of the past two years on a mission to ensure Jesus Christ has a place in all aspects of federal government, has introduced a resolution to designate a week every year to honor the nation's "rich spiritual, and religious history."

House Resolution 888, sponsored by Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Virginia), is currently before a House committee and has 31 co-sponsors. It purports to be free from singling out a specific religion, yet contains dozens of proclamations with clear fundamentalist Christian overtones. Five pages of footnotes cite specific Bible passages, the Gospels, churches, and include Biblical references taken from historical monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.

"House Resolution 888 is perhaps the most disgraceful, shocking and tragic example yet of the pernicious and pervasive pattern and practice of the unconstitutional rape of our bedrock American citizens' religious freedoms by the fundamentalist Christian right," said Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of MRFF, a nonprofit watchdog group that aims to keep a close eye on the military to ensure it abides by the law mandating the separation between church and state. "

Here's a list of the assholes Congress-people supporting this awful piece of crap.

Sponsor: Rep. James Forbes [R-VA]

Cosponsors [as of 2007-12-19]
Rep. Todd Akin [R-MO]
Rep. James Barrett [R-SC]
Rep. John Culberson [R-TX]
Rep. John Doolittle [R-CA]
Rep. Tom Feeney [R-FL]
Rep. John Gingrey [R-GA]
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R-TX]
Rep. Robin Hayes [R-NC]
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX]
Rep. Walter Herger [R-CA]
Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]
Rep. Patrick Mchenry [R-NC]

Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC]

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave [R-CO]
Rep. Steven Pearce [R-NM]
Rep. Mike Pence [R-IN]
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA]
Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI]
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R-OH]
Rep. Timothy Walberg [R-MI]
Rep. Addison Wilson [R-SC]
Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA]
Rep. Bill Young [R-FL]

As you should recall, McIntyre supported shredding Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus, and for torture...and later tried to deny his RECORDED votes by obfuscation and his later, but failed, support for the bill to restore Habeas (killed by the Rethuglicans in the Senate). He recently touted his legislation increasing the fines for saying bad words over the airways but continues to foist the obscenity of shredding our constitution with his support of this House Resolution. Note (bolded) the good company he's in...and that he's the only Democrat.!!

I'll also remind you McIntyre is the Chair of the Agriculture subcommittee on foreign food imports...and we all know how worthless and ineffective the control of our food supply is and that he has failed to implement COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) even though it was passed into law years ago.

Mike McIntyre Democrat
Lets rid ourselves of this Rethuglican in Democratic clothing!!
And, I'll say again, the reason I'm so unhappy about our state party is that the state party has promoted non-secular activities simply to whore votes and fails to take any steps to stop supporting representatives who refuse to adhere to the principles our party was founded upon....or our Constitution.

Comments

Playing on a Christopher Hitchins comment about J. Falwell

If somebody gave McIntyre a good enema he could live in a matchbox. I am thoroughly disgusted at his lack of respect for Democratic principles, his unerring support for right wing nuttery, and his abject failure to protect the citizens of this state and nation from abuses both by this administration and foreign food suppliers.

McIntryre should be primaried and thrown out.

Stan Bozarth

As much as I loathe Hitchens' war views...

...his religious texts are things I can't help myself from rereading. This book is an all time favorite, and I would highly recommend for anyone willing to step outside of the religious spectrum with an open view on the possibilities, or lack thereof.

Funny

I find Hitchens' to be one of my least favorite of the neo-atheists, just above the useless Daniel Dennett. I think of all of them Sam Harris ranges into non-sequitur the least.

That said, Hitchens is a bon mot artist with few peers.

I can read his work -- I just can't watch him on tv

He always seems to be playing a caricature of what he expects a bleary-eyed auteur to be:ever so snotty, with a not-even-veiled condescension towards everything that isn't, well, him. That said, God Is Not Great was a terrific book - one that should be read even by those who believe that God IS great, in order to get a perspective on how religion colors life and in the view of many does poison political and social interaction. (In my opinion, of course.)

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

This pisses me off so much...

I'm sick of this whole idea of NC pseudo-dems voting against not only party lines, but more importantly against common sense. The whole "wolf-in-sheeps-clothing" metaphor is somewhat cliche, but when it comes to outrageous legislature like this, it angers me. The only saving grace is that it provides me with yet another opportunity of many throughout my day to make my regular claim that "Robin Hayes is a fucking prick." Pardon my language.

Idea for action

Cut and paste the text below into an email to Mike's office in DC. Here's the link.

Amendment I:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I just did. I'll check out the Kos post for any sign of a call to action.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

They need to stay out of the religion business.

There are plenty of churches (and other places of worship) in the U.S. We don't need one on Capitol Hill.

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

I just rec'd and commented on the kos post.

Stan - just an idea. You might try to viral this idea by crossposting everywhere. Include my comment about emailing McIntyre if you like.

Would you mind if I copied your post, all or in part, and send it to a contact I have in the 7th?

Everybody: Let's try to make something happen on this.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Yes but

the voting majority of the good people of the 7th District are no doubt cheering him on. While it's upsetting that our representatives should be so bone-headed and blind to the basic principles established in the Constitution they purport to support, I'm saddened even more by the deluded majority who vote these folks into office. I would say they deserve what they get, but what they get affects us all.

You know HR 888 isn't going away

and neither will this thread, at least for awhile.

I spoke with my contact down in the 7th cong. district and he reports that McIntyre changed his vote on SCHIP because of people contacting him regarding his first vote against SCHIP. He can be swayed by public contact, hint, hint.

So what have you done on this issue?

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

I've written to McIntyre on HR 888

but doubt it will do much good. He's useless.

And, the state party has been whoring for religous voters...so we can't expect any help there. I note Meek, who obviously reads here hasn't weiged in...

Stan Bozarth