Kelly Ayotte: New Hampshire's Absentee Homeland Security Senator
Kelly Ayotte missed nearly half of her Homeland Security Committee meetings, including 45 percent of the hearings on border security and two-thirds of the hearings on drug trafficking. While masquerading in state as a national security expert, Ayotte just can't seem to find the time to actually show up for hearings--an important part of the job. It’s truly absurd that Kelly Ayotte finds plenty of…
Memo: Heather Wilson's Real Record
To: Interested Parties From: Rodell Mollineau, President, American Bridge 21st Century Re: Heather Wilson's Real Record Date: 6-5-12 Four years after her first Senate bid ended in a primary defeat, Heather Wilson has managed to at least gain her party’s support this time around. Unfortunately for her, that means general election voters statewide will be introduced to her record for the first time. What they’ll find is a corrupt former member of Congress, willing to use her official position to advance partisan politics at any cost. Wilson’s tenure in the House of Representatives was notable for her proximity to the Bush White House. A member of both the House Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,Wilson attempted to stall and bury a Congressional investigation into the intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq War. She was later implicated in the Bush White House's politically motivated firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. This earned her a spot on the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)’s 2007 “Most Corrupt” list. After leaving Congress, Wilson maintained her close connection to the architect of Bush’s partisan politics by serving as a board member for Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS. Wilson was also recently discovered to have been named in a pay-to-play investigation conducted by the New Mexico Attorney general’s office, stemming from her previous time in D.C. The last thing New Mexico voters want is a return to the policies or politics of the Bush administration. That’s why Heather Wilson will find herself 0 for 2 in Senate bids come November.
Tim Johnson Calls Iraq And Afghanistan "Senseless, Silly Wars"
Johnson: War on Terror is "silly."
POLITICO: Rick Perry's book a treasure trove for foes
"Ty Matsdorf, communications director for the Democratic research group American Bridge, said the book shows Perry “laying out what any sane or rational candidate wouldn’t even dream of saying.” “This is what he put down and there’s no backing away from it,” Matsdorf said. “I don’t think a national candidate would, in their worst nightmare, ever think about having this stuff out there.”"
Mitt Romney On Defense And Homeland Security
Mitt Romney Wrote That One Of The Agendas For A Free And Strong America Was To “Add At Least 100,000 Troops To Our Ground Forces…” In his book “No Apology” Mitt Romney wrote that one of the agendas for a free and strong America was to “Add at least 100,000 troops to our ground forces; provide top quality care and benefits to our veterans.” [“No Apology” 2011 Pg. 320]