I’ve been challenged by one of my fellow Republican readers that Mark Kirk is not such a bad guy. I am supposed to believe, according to this reader, that Mark Kirk is the best we can do in the 10th district of IL. That he is as conservative as it gets for that part of our state. Well, that argument was like waving a red cape in front of a bull. Are you ready for your close up Mr. Kirk? Just a minute while I snap on my rubber gloves and prepare to dive into your dirty voting record. Votes are forever, Mr. Kirk.
Voted NO to S-403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act-Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes the transportation of pregnant minors across state lines with the intention of the minor obtaining an abortion, with certain exceptions. (What’s the deal, Kirk? Want to protect your right to take your 13-year-old girlfriend over the border for an abortion without her parent’s consent? I think you have children and I wouldn’t imagine you would want some scumbag taking one of yours over state lines to have a major operation that could sterilize her for life without your knowledge…)
Did not vote in the Partial Birth Abortion Bill in 2003-(nothing like not standing up and not being counted when it matters. But then again in the same year, he did stand up to those dastardly babies and say YES to the dismemberment of live, unwanted babies outside the womb in HR760
Voted YES to HR815-Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment- Vote to adopt an amendment that lifts the ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas. (Nothing like spreading abortions and moral decay in our military community)
NUTTY LIBERAL CAUSES
Voted YES HR536-distributed large sums of money to kook groups including
-$2.23 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (what the heck do they do?)
- $1.79 billion for the Bureau of Land Management
- $1.2 billion for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (UPDATE: My husband assures me that the Fish and Wildlife Service is worth every penny because of their service to the hunting community and that I am thinking of the Army Corps of Engineers-which spends its time bankrupting builders and homeowners who happen to have beavers living in their backyards)
- $986.45 million for the United States Geological Survey
- $624.09 million for the Smithsonian Institute
- $157.5 million for the Minerals Management Service
- $145.96 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities
- $129.41 million for the National Endowment of the Arts (Most famous for supporting “art” including a performance artist who cuts a man on stage, soaks napkins in his possibly infectious blood and then hangs them over his audience, the ever-so-popular portrait of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung, and the unforgettable “Piss Christ”.)
Voted YES on HR146-Among other things it authorizes $1 million to provide grants to states and Indian tribes to compensate ranchers for livestock killed by wolves and to assist with non-lethal methods to reduce wolf attacks (Title VI, Subtitle C). (Seems to me it would be more cost-effective for everybody to just let the ranchers SHOOT THE WOLVES. Why are we paying to replace the livestock killed by wolves when the ranchers could just put a bullet in them? People, this country has gone INSANE.)
Voted NO to HJ Res. 3-Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act-This act was sponsored by Republicans after the first 300 billion dollars went unaccounted for to block the remaining funds from being released without oversight. (Nothing like not caring where the money goes)
EXPANDING WELFARE AND TAXES
Voted YES HR2-The CHIP Program-basically an expansion of welfare (that includes $1 tax on CIGARETTES to “fund” the program! How they sneak that stuff in, huh??? Brilliant, evil geniuses.)
Voted YES-HR 3997-First Economic Package (this is the one that failed the first time through)and Voted YES HR-1424:Second Economic Package (This one was bigger than the first!)
Have you heard enough yet? I have. Mark Kirk has the wrong voting record on the protection of the unborn. He is no friend to babies. He has the wrong record on spending…clearly he likes to spend your money and LOTS of it. He has the wrong record on supporting kooky bureaus we don’t need. He has the wrong record on the expansion of the welfare state. What more do you people in the 10th district need to know? Electing a Democrat to vote the same way as Kirk has would at least be honest. But allowing a guy to put an “R” behind his name and yet vote with the Democrats on darn near every issue is just plain STUPID.
That’s right, I called you stupid. Get your cojones out of your purse and KICK KIRK TO THE KURB. (That would make a catchy sign). He’s no conservative, he’s a big-spending liberal like the rest of them and he’s out to get your money and RAISE YOUR TAXES. Yes it would be better to have a Democrat in his seat because when the fit hits the shan…and it will, we want the Democrats to take all the blame they deserve so we can run over them for the next 30 years. I have a message for you IL Republicans. You SUCK. You’re in the most corrupt Democratic state in the union and you still can’t win elections. The IL Republicans shouldn’t be allowed to continue running. We need new Republicans…ones who will stand up to the machine and tell the people what the deal is. You guys have been railroaded and shoved into the congressional lockers for far too long. Do any of you have a backbone? You’re weak and you don’t deserve our support. All you do is whine. Well I’m tired of it. It’s time to give somebody else a try.
Anybody want to defend Mark Kirk now?
Here’s a link to tell him how you feel about his voting record and his phone number if you’d like to leave him a message 202-225-4835
And by all means, my little Lake County IL Repub spies…please send him my regards.