Thursday, July 22, 2010

True constituent representation or GOP retread

This morning NPR broadcast a short piece about New Mexico's southern race for House of Representatives. They followed both Democratic Rep. Harry Teague (NM-2) and his challenger Republican Steve Pearce.

Pearce who gave up his House seat in 2008 to mount his unsuccessful Senate run, he lost to now Senator Tom Udall by 23 points, offered standard GOP rhetoric.
People have had it with President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their liberal allies in Congress.

Rep. Teague when asked by NPR why he had not voted with Speaker Pelosi when his votes where needed, replied:

“It is a matter of communication. I have told the Speaker that if bills came up that would not best serve the constituents of my district, I could not vote for them”

Pearce's website again offers the standard GOP rhetoric instead of details and clearly reflects his ultra right beliefs.

One thing to be said for Republicans, they get their marching orders from up high and don't deviate from the script.

Will the voters of NM-2 re-elect someone that truly cares for them, listens to them, and votes to best represent them; or will they choose a GOP retread lacking original ideas?

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