Senator Kelly Ayotte entered into the Senate after the huge 2010 Elections. She rode in on the Tea Party wave with Tea Party leaders like Governor Sarah Palin backing her. But since she arrived, she has proven herself to be a useful crony of now-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
So recently, she decided to complain…again. Back in 2013, when true conservatives like Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were fighting with all their hearts and minds to save our country from Obamacare, she was sitting on the sidelines throwing trashy remarks at them. Then, when they were fighting against the CRomnibus during the weekend, she went on yapping about how she had to spend the weekend in DC and fight (which she never got around to doing).
But perhaps immigration and Obamacare are issues that we can excuse (maybe). Because there are splits in the GOP on these issues. But the one issue we CANNOT excuse is the issue of life. Senator Kelly Ayotte claims to be pro-life:
“How we treat the weakest among us is truly a reflection on who we are as a nation and President Obama’s record shocks the conscious when it comes to protecting life and unfortunately on many other issues as well.” (SBA List)
But when it comes to actually trying to defund an organization that treats the weakest among us like animals, her response is worst than being silent. Her response is to yap and complain all over the place.
From Roll Call:
“Given the challenges and threats we face at home and abroad, I oppose risking a government shutdown, particularly when it appears there is no chance of achieving a successful result,” Sen.Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., wrote to the GOP presidential hopeful from Texas. “Nevertheless, as I understand it, you have been circulating a letter to our colleagues asking them to oppose any government funding bill that continues to authorize funding for Planned Parenthood.”
Ayotte, who is one of the more vulnerable GOP incumbents on the ballot in 2016, makes clear in the letter that she concurs with Cruz on the disturbing nature of secret video recordings about Planned Parenthood, but she offers serious doubts about his tactics.
“How do we get 60 votes? And if for some reason there were 60 votes, how do we get 67 votes in the Senate to overcome a Presidential veto?” Ayotte asks in the missive sent Thursday, which was first obtained by New Hampshire’s influential ABC affiliate WMUR.
In the letter, Ayotte recalls her questioning of Cruz’s strategy during the 2013 standoff that ultimately led to a lapse in appropriations — when the GOP attempted to hold a firm line against funding for implementation of the 2010 health care overhaul law despised by Republicans of all stripes.
“During the last government shutdown, I repeatedly asked you what your strategy for success was when we did not have the votes to achieve the goal of defunding Obamacare, but I did not receive an answer,” Ayotte wrote.
I can just hear her voice. Complaining, yelling, worrying about her re-election. If she is defeated next election, I will not shed a tear. NOT A SINGLE TEAR! But you may ask, what if we lose our majority? I would respond, “What majority? The majority that funds Obamacare, executive amnesty, and is about to fund Planned Parenthood.”
Shame on Senator Kelly Ayotte. Shame on her and those who join her in funding this organization that destroys human life. Have you no shame, Senator Ayotte? Have you no shame?
In the 2016 elections, I would urge conservatives not to give her a penny. She can go beg for money from the donor class and the establishment, but we owe her nothing. If she wants to complain instead of help our cause, she should be told that she is on her own. Also, conservatives should not give a penny to the National Republican Senatorial Committee until they promise to fund true conservatives, not sell-outs like Senator Ayotte. And if a credible primary challenger arises, we will support him or her against Senator Ayotte.