Sunday, July 29, 2012

Star-News reader questions validity of McIntyre's 'conservative' voting record.

Verne Strickland Blogmaster /  July 30, 2012




Letters to the editor, July 12, 2012J

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 8:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 8:20 p.m.
McIntyre’s true colors

Over the next few months we the voters will be hearing a lot about an issue that needs some insight. That is Rep. Mike McIntyre’s “conservative” voting record. The first vote members of Congress will take next January says more about a Congressman’s ideology than anything they can try to convince you of. That vote will be for their choice of who wields the gavel of the speaker. That vote is for their choice for the direction of this country over the next two years.
McIntyre likes to talk conservative and vote like it when granted permission but his vote for Speaker Nacny Pelosi in 2013 (should he get away with another election) means that he’d rather side with one of the most socially liberal and fiscally reckless members of the U.S. House than the conservatives he claims to align with.
Should McIntyre win a ninth term, his vote for Speaker translates into higher taxes, more bureaucratic red tape on small business and more debt. McIntyre has had his chances in the past to switch party affiliations and he has had eight chances to cast a vote for conservative leadership.
He has conned us with his conservative disguise far too long. Vote David Rouzer in November and at the very least cast Southeastern North Carolina’s vote for conservative leadership and a sustainable economically social future for our children. McIntyre may not support Obama but Obama will support McIntyre. Your vote for McIntyre or against Rouzer tells us about which direction you want the country to go.

John Martin, Wilmington NC