Wait, Tea Party darling Renee Ellmers? Yes
(Washington Times) The fiscally conservative Club for Growth launched a new website Wednesday dedicated to holding congressional RINOs — “Republicans in Name Only” — accountable for what the group calls abandoning the principles of economic freedom and limited government.
The website, www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com, highlights districts where 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney won more than 60 percent of the vote, but the incumbent GOP congressman racked up a lifetime rating of less than 70 percent on the Club’s Congressional Scorecard.
“Big-government liberals inhabit the Democratic Party, but they are far too common within the Republican Party as well,” said Chris Chocola, the group’s president. “The Republicans helped pass billions of dollars in tax increases and they have repeatedly voted against efforts by fiscal conservatives to limit government.”
Ellmers has a lifetime rating of 66%, and she is on the list to primary. This is the problem: Conservatives send people to Washington who are supposedly Conservatives, then they end up voting squishy Republican and/or with far left Democrats. She’s certainly not the lowest, their are plenty more Republicans who are much lower (Christopher Smith from NJ is dead last at 40%), but we expect Tea Party electees to act like it.