On September 1, 2015 the Conservative Review announced the indomitable Mark Levin as their new Editor-In-Chief! That is absolutely fabulous news as Levin is a hard core #NOTProgressive. Not a drop of #RINO in him. You can learn more about him at the Mark Levin Show and you can read Chapter 7 of his latest book Plunder & Deceit.
Turning from that note to my Florida Congressman, Bill Posey, I say as I always say, I hear Bill Posey is a nice guy. I have spoken to him once. He seems to come across as a polite, slow talking Southern man. He has repeated, often enough, that he is there for his constituents and even offers us a poll on issues from time to time, which is also nice. At a recent Brevard Republican event I heard he claims that he “loves RINOs.” That is nice. After all, a nice guy loves everyone, right?
Therefore in light of the well established Nice Guy, it seems that the right question to ask Bill Posey this election cycle is: Where does he, as a nice guy, place enmity between those he loves and RINO, or PROGRESSIVE, tax and spend policies?
Perhaps it is possible to gauge where Posey stands in a Republican-Libertarian Window by referring to HertitageAction.com’s Scorecard where Posey has a LIFETIME score of 78% (which is a C grade in case you were wondering). To know what that means take a look at how the scores are calculated (my emphasis added):
How scores are calculated
Scores are calculated using both votes and bills. Voting with the Heritage Action position earns percentage points, voting against our position earns nothing, and missing a vote doesn’t affect the score. Co-sponsoring bills earns percentage points, while not co-sponsoring bills earns nothing.
Our formula sets each bill to equal one percent of the total, with the remaining percent comprised of votes. For example, if there are eight bills to co-sponsor, the score would be 8% co-sponsorships and 92% votes.
Okay. So looking at his current score of 83% (noting a B grade), which is significantly improved from where he started out earlier in the year, now look at three votes that raise the following three questions:
- If Bill Posey believes in the U.S. Constitution, then why did Bill Posey vote YES to RE-Authorize Discriminatory Practices in Hawaii?
- If Bill Posey believes that Washington DC is broken and ought to reduce non-defense discretionary spending, reestablish national defense spending to support the military, repeal and replace Obamacare, reform Medicare and Medicaid, safeguard Social Security, and enact pro-growth tax reform, then why did Bill Posey vote NO on the RSC Blueprint for a Balanced Budget?
- And why, oh why, oh why did Bill Posey, as a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, vote YES on the $500,000,000,000.00 Doc Fix Bill?
How does Bill feel about his big three votes now? How does he feel about voting against the RSC BALANCED BUDGET that would have already been implemented versus this insane National Debt problem he tacitly supported with his NO vote?
- What are you doing as a LEADER to cut taxes and spending and rein in the debt?
- What are you doing as a LEADER to limit the size and scope of the federal government and return authority to states and to the American people?
- What are you doing as a LEADER to get rid of Obamacare and promote health care solutions based on free enterprise, not government controls?
- What are you doing as a LEADER to protect America from foreign threats, secure the border, and develop a robust, principled foreign policy that puts America first?
- What are you doing as a LEADER to ensure that our judges and lawmakers uphold the Constitution of the United States, starting by halting executive overreach?
Mr. Posey has many constituents who are extremely frustrated with the #DCCartel. He hears from them in the private meetings attends. I hear it in his Telephone-Townhalls. And I think if he will focus on answering these five questions he will find many of us actively supporting him to affect change.