"Bank Run" Burr Lies Again

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.}

Vulnerable freshman Republican backbencher Richard "Bank Run" Burr unveiled his latest lie last week:

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said he would back additional funding for the [Cash for Clunkers] program as well, though he originally opposed the "Cash for Clunkers" bill. He said he would favor the additional funding as long as it doesn't increase the budget deficit.

The proposed $2 billion would come from money already appropriated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will not further the national deficit.

So it was reported on Wednesday of last week that Burr said he'd support Cash for Clunkers. The vote occurred Thursday evening, the very next day; and, you may be shocked to learn that Burr voted against the additional funding for Cash for Clunkers. "Bank Run" Burr lied again.

Comments

It's Nancy Pelosi's fault!

Dick's not really a pathological liar, his brain has been taken over by Speaker Pelosi, according to Joe the Busdriver.

It must be humor Monday, since everything I read today is so

either funny or so incredibaly stupid that it should be funny but isn't really because republicans are involved. Tale about a buzz kill. So, in that light let us shine the spotlight n a take off of Jeff Foxworthy and his genre.

YOU MIGHT BE A REPUBLICAN IF...

You've tried to argue that poverty could be abolished if people were allowed to keep more of their minimum wage.

You've ever referred to someone as "my (insert racial or ethnic minority here) friend."

You're a pro-lifer, but support the death penalty.

There is a black man in your White House and it is making you delusional beyond description.

You've ever referred to the moral fiber of something.

You've ever uttered the phrase, "Why don't we just bomb the sons of bitches."

You've ever called a secretary or waitress "Honey."

You don't think "The Simpsons" is all that funny, but you watch it because that Flanders fellow makes a lot of sense.

You don't let your kids watch Sesame Street because you accuse Bert and Ernie of "sexual deviance."

Jesus said this. You simply don't agree.

"In case some one of your brothers becomes poor among you in one of your cities, in your land that Jehovah your God is giving you, you must not harden your heart or be closefisted toward your poor brother. For you should generously open your hand to him and by all means lend him on pledge as much as he needs, which he is in want of... You should by all means give to him, and your heart should not be stingy in your giving to him, because on this account Jehovah your God will bless you in every deed of yours and in every undertaking of yours. For someone poor will never cease to be in the midst of the land. That is why I am commanding you, saying, 'You should generously open up your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land."

Not agreeing with Jesus seems to happen a lot when you are a Republican.

You use any of these terms to describe your wife: Old ball and chain, little woman, old lady, tax credit...

You scream "Dit-dit-ditto" while making love.

You've argued that art has a "moral foundation set in Western values."

You think Birkenstock was that radical rock concert in 1969.

You argue that you need 300 handguns, in case a bear ever attacks your home.

Vietnam makes a lot of sense to you.

You point to Hootie and the Blowfish as evidence of the end of racism in America.

You've ever said, "Clean air? Looks clean to me."

Birthers and deathers are one in the same.

You've ever referred to Anita Hill as a "lying bitch" while attending a Bob Packwood fund-raiser.

You spent MLK Day reading "The Bell Curve."

You've ever called education a luxury.

You look down through a glass ceiling and chuckle.

You wonder if donations to the Pentagon are tax-deductable.

You own a vehicle with an "Ollie North: American Hero" sticker.

You're afraid of the "liberal media."

Your name is Richard Burr and you are useless.

You ever based an argument on the phrase, "Well, tradition dictates...."

You've ever called the National Endowment for the Arts a bunch of pornographers.

You think all artists are gay.

You ever told a child that Oscar the Grouch "lives in a trash can because he is lazy and doesn't want to contribute to society."

You've ever urged someone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, when they don't even have shoes

Funny. It's so true I'm not even laughing anymore.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

You might be a Repug if...

I love it and oh so true!
How about:
You might be a Republican if:

You think Palin is a smart and sexy Presidential Candidate.

You have more pics of Rush Limbaugh than pics of family members.

You believe every word that Limbaugh says.

You believe that Irag had Nukular weapons.

You believe that Bush Jr. was the best Pres. ever.

You listen to your constituents... if they can pay to speak to you.

If you think that global warming was only caused by cow flatulance.

If you believe that the reason so many people are uninsured is because they CHOOSE to be.

You think that everyone qualifies for some sort of public health program.

If you think that we have people homeless because they like living in cardboard boxes.

If you think that the unemployed are just too lazy to work.

If you have ever said, I got my health care (job, food, home - insert whichever one because they have said it all) so who cares about anyone else.

burr is probably more sensitive now...

...and unwilling to trigger a "run on the cars".

yeah...that's the ticket.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

THINGS YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE TO BE A REPUBLICAN

*Jesus loves you and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton

*Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

*The United States should get out of the United Nations, but our highest national priority is inforcing U.N. resolutins against Iraq

*A Woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all humankind without regulation

*The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

*If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex

*A good way to fight terrorism is to battle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

*Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism

*HMO's and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart, as do all oil companies

*Global warming is junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools

*a president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy

*Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the internet

*The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

* Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

* What Bill Clinton did in the 1960's is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80's is irrelevant

(found this in 2006)

Burr Voted the Right Way

I believe if you go back and look at the original story about Senator Burr's support of Cash For Clunkers (you would find it ACTUALLY says "while he opposed the original “cash for clunkers” bill, he would favor additional funding as long as it doesn’t increase the budget deficit.

During the debate in the Senate, Democrats refused to commit to using existing stimulus funds to expand the program and so Burr voted against it!

Did just what he said he would do!

Richard Burr still lied

The additional funds were provided by the original stimulus. They were borrowed from the Dept of Energy/Renewable Energy program that had been funded with $6 billion. The budget deficit was not increased. Burr knew this. He voted against it anyway.

Richard Burr lied. Plain and simple.



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