Friday, September 28, 2012
Rouzer vs. McIntyre: Random Thoughts from the Debate
By Verne Strickland / September 28, 2012
Pretty good entertainment. Some answers. Some conclusions. David Rouzer was exceptional. Mike McIntyre was marginal, and also exhibited very poor manners, on numerous occasions crashing into David's time and talking over the challenger. About what one would expect.
McIntyre served up the same warmed-over gruel he has always offered -- listing awards and recognitions that have come to him in a vain attempt to look productive.
Didn't work. David pointed out clearly that, over the span of sixteen years of McIntyre's presence on the Hill, not one bill has been written into law with his name on it as the key sponsor.
Many who worked for McIntyre's candidacy with such anticipation have seen him slouch into the hidden recesses of the U.S. Congress. His performance has been marginal at best, except when serving as a Money Mule for Nancy Pelosi and her left-wing spendthrift cronies. He seemed to thrive on that.
Pelosi rewarded him, pumping about $750,000 into McIntyre's campaign to hold off GOP nominee Ilario Pantano in the last election. The money paid for back-to-back negative ads intended to take the wind out of Pantano's sails. The dirty work was done.
And by the way, whereas some hired shill goes on television to claim that McIntyre is not tied to Pelosi, the record speaks for itself. Mike voted four times to fulfill Nancy's ambitions as Speaker-- and voted for her agenda 90% of the time! Proof enough?
Many have joked that when Mike's in the District, he talks like Jesse Helms, whereas when he's in Washington he's in lock step with Nancy. More truth than poetry.
Mike has not been honest about the length of his service on the Hill. He vowed at the beginning of his career that he would limit his congressional stay to two terms, but has since gone doggedly back in and become a tired fixture, now running for a ninth term!
He needs to be sent home without further delay.
While McIntytre called for band-aid solutions to what ails America and the Seventh District, David Rouzer was the only candidate in the debate to talk common sense -- lower taxes, lower spending, gut the regulatory fixation in government, and turn business and entrepreneurs loose to jump start the U.S. economic engine. Reasonable people understand that.
There were other issues and other impressions to come out of this soft-shoe sparring match, but I'm just too old and tired to talk about them.
Maybe you've gotten the impression that I'm working to help David Rouzer win a victory in the Seventh District. If so, you would be right.
Anyway, with Obama on the way out, and Mitt on the way in, and big changes imminent up there, it's going to be lonely for liberal Democrats in the Nation's Capitol. Mike just wouldn't feel at home up anymore.
ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW THAN YOU WERE FOUR YEARS AGO? ASK THE PEOPLE OF ROBESON COUNTY, MIKE McINTYRE'S HOME:
Unemployment Rate Surges and Median Household Income Falls
The average unemployment rate in North Carolina more than doubled from 5.1% in July 2007 to 10.4%
in July 2011. In part due to rising unemployment rates, median household income in North Carolina
dropped to $43,326 in 2010, down from $49,392 (2010 inflation‐adjusted dollars) in 2007.
Median household income varied significantly across the state. Robeson County had the lowest(among those for which data is available) median household income at $29,453, and Union County had the highest median household income with $65,576.
1 Shermon, Arloc. “Making Sense of Next Week’s Poverty Data.” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, September 9, 2011.