Big article about Herrera's fake effort (and it IS fake) to get a few people to vote on a small part of the CRC scam. So, in the words of Mr. Miyagi... "there IS no 'try.' There is only do... or no do.
So, our choices here are that this entire thing is a scam... or she's an incompetent, blithering idiot.
Look, people, here's the reality.
The GOP controls everything on every committee in the House.
And by everything, I mean everything... and that includes this nonsense:
Herrera Beutler tries to force CRC vote
Amendment to transportation bill blocked by Oregon's DeFazioThursday, February 2, 2012A move by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler to stop federal transit funding for the Columbia River Crossing without a local vote failed Thursday in House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voting.
The Camas Republican has long said she can't throw her support behind the controversial $3.5 billion project, in particular the light rail component, without a public vote. However, her move Thursday before the committee is the first time she's attempted to block light rail unless there is public approval of the project, which would replace the Interstate 5 bridge, extend light rail to Clark College, and rebuild freeway interchanges on both sides of the Columbia River.
Her attempt to insert language in a bill that would require the public vote failed. Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio pulled the language for debate, and succeeded in getting it pulled from the list of amendments.
He called the vote an earmark, which are currently prohibited in the House.
"I'm not sure what she’s trying to do here, except to perhaps excite people and appeal to a certain constituency in Vancouver -- I have no idea if it's a majority or minority," DeFazio said, adding such a referendum on the project would be the purview of local authorities. "For us to dictate that a city hold a referendum is outrageous."
More:Herrera Beutler shot back that the wording -- while it does not apply to any other current project in the United States -- is not an earmark, drawing catcalls from Democrats. She also asked that DeFazio not attribute motives to her amendment.
Do not be fooled.
Barbie supports this entire scam: always has. This dog and pony show was carefully scripted so that everybody gets something.
What the Camas Manikin THINKS she gets is the idea out to her constituents that she at least TRIED to get us a vote, when, in fact, she did no such thing.
That way, she can go back to the people who own her like the 13th Amendment was a suggestion and reassure them that she doesn't really mean it when she says she wants a vote... so, not to worry, she's not REALLY going to do anything to stand in the way of their ability to rip off these unnecessary billions... while simultainiously trying to get her constituents to believe this waste of skin actually gives a rat's ass for what we want.
Well, here's a bulletin: she doesn't.
I have and continue to assert that she wants ALL of this project, including loot rail and tolls... and she wants it without a vote. All the rest of this is eyewash.
If she can't make this happen, then it shows that either she's not really trying OR she's even more worthless then I thought.
And frankly, that's fairly low down the scale.
This entire episode is bogus; the GOP controls the committee, the agenda... AND the vote.
If she REALLY wanted this... it WOULD have happened, and no democrat could stop it any more than the GOP could stop Obamacare.
It's that simple, really: she's convinced we're stupid... and, in fact, is counting on it.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.