A few months ago good friend and Webloggin contributor Megan Fox got into it with a rude staffer from Illinois Republican Mark Kirk’s office. Megan was all up in arms over legitimate concerns about Mr. Kirk’s voting record. She had called into his office to voice her complaint and was met by a staffer that tried to convince her that she was wrong and gave her the cold shoulder after learning that she did not live in Kirk’s 10th district (this kind of treatment will hopefully come to haunt Kirk’s potential Senate bid).
Megan was challenged by a reader to her blog to provide evidence that Kirk was as bad as she said he was after writing about her issues with the flimsy Republican.
Before I detail Megan’s illuminating response let’s consider last night’s sellout by Mr. Kirk and 7 other tax and spend Republicans that voted on the bogus global warming boondoggle, forever known as the Waxman-Malarkey bill. Kirk joined another Illinois sellout in endorsing that legislation as he joined hands with Democrat Debbie Halverson who had at one time stated that Barack Obama could not pressure her into voting for cap-and-trade legislation, (video here), Halverson’s lie exposed here. (please read all about Halverson at the video link provided.)
Elected weasels like Halverson and Mark Kirk couldn’t get away with this crap without the help of a complicit media. Kirk has used his past experience in the military to chum up to the normally responsible radio talk show hosts Don Wade and Roma at WLS. The wade’s son is a flying ace and up and comer in high places in Washington D.C. Every time Kirk shows up on the morning show the hosts give him a kissy lovefest and an agenda is furthered.
That is why bloggers like Megan are so indispensable because they are not afraid to say what needs to be said; and neither are we. We are not afraid to tell the NRCC NOT ONE MORE RED CENT!! Megan did the job that the friendly media refused to do and exposed Kirk for the sellout phony that he is nearly two months ago!
Mark Kirk, IL RINO… Exposed
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.
Way to go Megan, someone has to help expose these Weasels!
Relying on Mark Kirk to do the right thing for the electorate is like sticking your foot and a live electrical chord in water at the same time and hoping that the electricity will play nice and not shock you to holy hell. Wouldn’t work there and it doesn’t work when relying on Mr. Kirk.
Let’s not forget that Sir Kirk the Sellout is planning to run for Roland Burris’s Senate seat in 2010. Count me in as the first person in line to help defeat him before he gets near that seat. Don’t bother trying to contact Kirk at his website because he screens out e-mailers that are not in his district.
You can however contact Kirk at the number provided here in a list provided by Michelle Malkin:
The 8 cap-and-tax Republican turncoats again are:
Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765
(Phone numbers h/t commenter rightwingmom)
Send the right message to Kirk and all all the other sellouts that allowed these people to run roughshod over the electorate and pass a bogus global warming bill that not only separates you from your money but also plays into Al Gore’s global warming farce that has been debunked long ago.
See Also: Michelle Malkin