Democrat Leadership Eats It’s Young; Harry Mitchell Has No Spine

Commentary:   Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-AZ was sent to D.C. last year replacing J.D. Hayworth as Arizona’s representative from District 5.  He ran a campaign basically attacking Hayworth for becoming part of the Republican party’s “establishment” and being more in touch with his party bosses and special interest contributors than to his constituents.  All of which appears to have been true.  Now, I have no love for Harry Mitchell.  The guy is the antithesis of just about everything I stand for politically.  However, after being a staunch supporter and backer of Hayworth from the beginning, and watching him free-fall into the political party and special interest machine… Mitchell seemed to be a necessary evil.  I think that’s how many Republican voters in district 5 viewed it.

Last night I was listening to J.D. on his radio talk show extract his pound of flesh from Mitchell’s vote change on the floor of the House.  Indeed, Mitchell’s act was a pathetic display of statesmanship (or should I say, lack there of).  Hayworth certainly had fun with it.  It was a rather classic piece of irony. 

One thing is certain.  Our attempts to send ANYBODY to D.C. representing us and not the special interests or party bosses, isn’t going very well.  It doesn’t seem to matter which side of the aisle they sit on.  One has to wonder what’s in the water there that corrupts everyone that drinks from the fountain.

Mitchell’s asshattery last week was a HUGE slap in the face not only to Arizona, but also to the vast majority of his constituency.  He blatantly reneged on his promise to his constituents and caved in to his party bosses.  I guess you could say he pulled a Kyl on us.  Arizona’s Own Espresso Pundit has the ugly details.

Take a moment and watch the video.  Harry Mitchell clearly casts the deciding vote to kill the Republican amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens from profiting off of the farm bill.

What is Mitchell thinking?  He cast the deciding vote to kill an amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens from getting government benefits.  Similar measures on the Arizona ballot passed with nearly 75% support.  Mitchell had the chance to side with the voters of his district, or with the Democratic Leadership.  He was with the voters initially, but when it became clear that his vote was actually going to matter, he jumped back into Nancy Pelosi’s arms. 

Now contrast that against what Harry Mitchell said in one of his first campaign commercials.

You’re right Harry.  There is DEFINATLY need for a change in Washington, again.  And you have proven you’re not it.  You havn’t even been there a year and you’ve already fogotten about the people you represent.  At least J.D. waited ’till his re-election, or at least ’till Newt was gone, to just give lip service to his constituents and serve the special interests and party bosses.  You made a beeline straight toward corruption and party politics.  I guess we can chalk another one up to the ilk and likes of Jon”Benedict”Kyl.

Every time I read or write about these damn politicians that claim to represent us, I think about good people like Mr. Nelson Lee Walker.  Of course we know what he would tell us.  “Tro da bums out!” 


5 responses to “Democrat Leadership Eats It’s Young; Harry Mitchell Has No Spine

  1. I came across your blog through a technorati search and I was wondering if you’d be interested in a link exchange with Immigration Orange. I’m always looking for different perspectives to interact with and value all viewpoints.

  2. Kyle,

    I’ve visited your site, a few times. I’m afraid we’re polar opposites on this issue and hopefully we can agree to disagree.

    I will say, I’ve read much about you and I am completely impressed. You are a brilliant young man. Congratulations on the award also. I have to agree with LL in her assessment of you. In 20 years, my side of the debate will be happy to have you among our ranks.

    Remember, Winston Churchill said, “Anyone who isn’t a liberal before the age of 30 has no heart …. and anyone who is still a liberal after the age of 30 has no brain”

    You have a hell of a lot of heart my friend. I wish you all the best.

  3. Straight from Harry’s Campaign website, when he knew Immigration was what the voters were interested in. I think he forgot what he said, so here is a reminder for him.

    “Secure Our Border and Stop Illegal Immigration

    Every sovereign nation has a responsibility to secure its border. In Congress, I’ll make it a top priority to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and stop illegal immigration.

    I’ll deliver results, not rhetoric, and will work with both Republicans and Democrats to get the job done. This includes both securing our border and offering realistic solutions for the immigration problem our country faces.

    Specifically, I’ll work to:

    Station more Border Patrol agents along the border;
    Put more high-tech tools along the border so we can better monitor border activity;
    Extend existing fencing in urban areas;
    Establish a temporary worker program that allows us to keep track of who crosses our borders; and
    Hold employers accountable for whom they hire.”

  4. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Tim“Cigar”Rafferty, is in the house! Welcome Tim! I’m glad you stopped by. Thanks for the reminder. Mr. Mitchell is not doing himself any favors by reneging on his commitments to his constituents.

    I noticed this post was hit THREE times today by the Information Systems, U.S. House of Representatives server. Rather odd, I thought they were on vacation and the country was temporarily safe from them. I guess someone is still at work. None the less, I’ll take this opportunity to tell the Democrat Party leadership that you guys aren’t doing yourselves any favors either, by coercing one of your freshman class to violate the trust of his constituency and therefore jeopardizing your future majority status. But then again, this is the stupidest congress with the lowest approval rating ever. We should expect nothing less.

    Anyway, Tim thanks for the cigar you sent me. I enjoyed it very much. It started off with a mild taste and grew to a more medium-full flavor toward the middle and end. It was very neatly constructed and burned very evenly. The ash was crisp and firm. I hope you received and enjoyed the small selection of cigars I sent you last week.

    On a separate note, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about those 56 brave men, who signed the Declaration of Independence and of the document itself. Another more in depth article about these great men can be found here. It needs to be shouted from every rooftop about what these men did and endured as a result of their selfless actions. I’m glad you posted it on your site. There are fine men like that today. You just may be one of them. It’s an honor to know you my friend, keep up the great work.

  5. Thank you Sir. Finished the two Vega 5’s. Good smokes, good burn, good taste. Hell, just darn good smokes.

    Watched the Virginia County segment last night on TV. How sad that our elected officials continue to portray our side as ones against the immigrant when we are for the immigrant, just not the illegal one.

    There are some interesting elections going on next month. The battles are really won at the voter’s box. The elected officials are where the rubber meets the road

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