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GOP Congressional Aide Compares 59 Principled Conservatives to “Hanoi Jane”
April 14, 2011
Earlier today, the Republican establishment showed their true colors towards conservative dissenters when an internal email sent from a top aide to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) became public. According to the National Journal, McCarthy’s aide, Pete Meachum, forwarded a message to GOP chiefs of staff complaining about GOP opposition to the budget deal.
“For the handwringers out there, buck up,” Meachum wrote. “For those seeking other office please campaign at home, not on the backs of your colleagues.” Meachum embedded a link in the last four words of his statement to this website featuring photos of “Jane Fonda A.K.A. Hanoi Jane.”
Meachum’s actions were not only despicable, they show the fear the establishment has of the conservative uprising in the GOP.
Speaker Boehner was able to pass his phony budget “deal” through the House today, but not with the dissent of 59 conservative Republicans – the kind of Republicans Meachum compared to “Hanoi Jane.”
The bill passed with 179 Republicans and 81 Democrats voting in favor, and 108 Democrats joining the 59 Republicans against. Three Republicans and three Democrats did not vote.
The Tea Party and grassroots conservatives sent a clear message in the 2010 elections – the Old Bulls in the GOP should expect some surprises in the 2012 primaries.
Here are the 59 Republicans that stood up for conservative Americans and voted ‘No’ on the budget deal today. They deserve your thanks.