Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Disgrace to His Position - Phil Gingrey

UPDATE 2: This slimeball continued to grovel today, trying to cozy up to Rush personally today. I hope his constituents in Georgia are paying attention and throw his disingenuous ass out come the next go-round.

UPDATE 1: HotAir follows up on their story from earlier and brings us Phil Gingrey's flimsy apology coming hot on the heels of the Republicans' decision to go party-line on the "stimulus" bill, and after much blowback for his making himself and his party look like a bunch of limp-wristed, yellow-bellied lowlifes, as I addressed earlier today (seen below). What a joke.

In all the uproar over Rush Limbaugh's comment that he hopes Obama's socialist policies fail, we seem to find ourselves with a president that has embroiled himself in an idealogical war, not only with Rush, but with about half of the American people.

Yesterday, HotAir commented on the following quote from Representative Phil Gingrey:

“I think that our leadership, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, are taking the right approach,” Rep. Phil Gingrey said. “I mean, it’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party."
Now far be it from me to be simple-minded about the role of a Representative while he's supposed to be doing his job in Congress, but isn't Gingrey supposed to be doing what's best for his constituents?

Now, of course he mentions "his people" so I'll assume that's who he was referring to. But he's not supposed to be there to do what's best for his party. I'm sure his constituents could give a good god damn which party he's a member of so long as he's in Congress fighting to do what's right for them as Americans.

According to his Congress page, Gingrey opposes the stimulus plan. It's pretty apparent from his comments, however, that he's opposed to it for the sake of political posturing, and not because he cares about fighting the ideals that are being put forth in the plan, those being ever-bigger government and ever more control over the American people. You can see further evidence of the fact that he's going to go whichever way the political winds blow him here:

If you can get through the whole thing without throwing up in your mouth, my congratulations to you.

You would imagine that a man who has held his seat in the House since 2003 would be confident enough in the security of his position to take a stand politically based on his ideals. You would imagine that a man who has the political savvy to understand his opposition would realize that Barack Obama is an uncompromising idealogue, especially since he flat out told the Republicans, "I won."

Obama does not negotiate. Well...he does actually...just not with Republicans.

Phil Gingrey is why the Republican Party is dying. He and everyone else in the House and the Senate with an "R" next to their name had better start looking themselves in the mirror to identify their own ideals, so that they can govern and lead this country with some purpose.

We need our representatives to fight for our liberties and for our freedoms. There is no compromise in liberty. There is no compromise in freedom. Every day the government grows larger, we lose our liberties and we lose our freedoms.

The Republican Party used to fight for smaller government, to promote our liberties and to protect our freedoms. Phil Gingrey's Republican Party is merely in the business of being reelected.

Unfortunately, while they're busy trying to get reelected, the Democrat Socialist Party is spreading its long fingers around the throats of the American people and waiting to squeeze.

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