Jaime Herrera is an example where it's all too frequently just that: a label she uses and abuses... nothing more.
How Tea Party is Congresswoman Herrera Beutler?More:
Blog: Political Beat
By Stevie Mathieu (Columbian Staff)
May 22, 2012
A shift of power fueled in part by the Tea Party movement placed 87 new Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. This month, Club for Growth released a report on how well those new Republicans were living up to Tea Party expectations.
First-term U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, received a 53 percent rating from Club for Growth, a conservative group registered as a 527 organization. That means she voted in alignment with Tea Party values 53 percent of the time, according to the group's analysis.
“What we found was that while some freshmen have lived up to the promises they made to the tea party movement, dozens of them are big-spenders and are no different from many of the veteran Republicans they serve with,” according to the report.
Their report is titled: “Just how Tea Party Are They?: How Freshman Republicans of the Class of 2010 Rate on Economic Freedom.” It rates lawmakers based on limited government and pro-growth policies.
Herrera is but one example of Romney's hypocrisy: Romney blasted Rick Santorum for multiple votes to raise the debt ceiling... and then turned around and endorsed Herrera who has, you guessed it, voted to raise the debt ceiling multiple times.
She reminds me of my brother-in-law, democrat Commissioner Marc Boldt.
I'm stunned... STUNNED, I tell ya... about her low rating.
But then, that can happen to RINO's.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.