McHenry Lives Up To Expectations


True to earlier reports that Patrick McHenry has become the designated pit bull for House Republicans, there's a quote offered from the quarrelsome Congressman in today's Washington Times. This staunchly conservative paper has been making much of a mention in the Ethics Panel report on the Mark Foley scandal that Rahm Emmanuel may have had early knowledge of Foley's unpleasant e-mails. The Washington Times is trying to expand this insinuation into a story, without any corroboration, that Emmanuel shopped the e-mails to newspapers before November's election.

Regardless of the absence of any evidence that Emmanuel had any evidence of Foley's sad correspondence, or shopped it anywhere, The Washington Times reports that "Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican, called the news 'stunning,' and accused Mr. Emanuel of letting a 'predator roam free' for 'cold, calculated political advantage.'

Evidently McHenry is trying his best to live up to the expectations of Tom DeLay, the Congressman's mentor before resigning due to a scandal of his own. Back in April The Washington Times reported in an article entitled "Delay Looks for a Worthy Successor"...

Departing Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, says any of three colleagues could some day assume his role as leader of conservatives in the House.

Asked who might be the House's "next Tom DeLay," the former majority leader, once considered the most powerful Republican in Congress, named three Republicans: Rep. Adam H. Putnam of Florida, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Rep. Patrick T. McHenry of North Carolina.

Mr. McHenry said, "I'm blown away ... I'm so excited that Tom DeLay would say that about me."

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He's ignored back home

so he has to go to the Washington Times. What a moron.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Any person who would consider it an honor

to be lauded by Tom "the Bugman" Delay . . . one of the slimiest politicians in modern history . . . is either a fool, a crook or both.

In the case of Wee Pattie, I vote for both. And I can't wait until new websites like "PitBullPatty.com" start coming online. The citizens of his district really do need to understand the pathological dysfunction of their wacko representative.

I normally ignore this aspect...

but isn't his being the poster boy for the conservative movement, while being in the closet somewhat ironic?

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

McHenry gets The Yellow Rose of Texas Tom Hairdresser Award ?

Mr. McHenry said, "I'm blown away ... I'm so excited that Tom DeLay would say that about me."

while being in the closet somewhat ironic?*RP

Holy Flying Foley! What more proof do you need after reading Little Tinkle Bell McHenry comment about him and Tom being partners in the closet of Republican "blown away" politics.

What Kind of Excitement?

I'd be appalled that Tom DeLay even *knew* me - let alone had anything to say about me.

What kind of role models does this guy have!?

Oh...but not McHenry

He was "blown away"

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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its his "anti-gayness" that reeks of hypocrisy

and it will come back to haunt him, when
he too, like Foley, ends up on the
"front of the page".

Another good one George...

So glad that Moore county has great representation here at BlueNC! Thanks again for joining us and participating, you are a great writer!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Ditto

Plus having another 56 year old man puts pressure on me to behave like an adult, which is almost always a good thing.

:)

You grow up

and I'm leaving.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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ditto, double ditto n/t

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I'm literally sick

to my stomach over the last line "Mr. McHenry said, "I'm blown away ... I'm so excited that Tom DeLay would say that about me.". Jeebus Haliburton Christ (that is actually Republican Jesus' middle name by the way), get a room already. Did they meet at Match.com? There goes dinner..........

Conservative Site/Paper ties McHenry to Foley Scandal

Like the other fallen "mighty" GOP before him, conservatives will back away in revulsion by the real Patrick McHenry.

It's already starting:

McHenry let Republicans down by Dennis A. Benfield

In two years as de facto party “leader” in the district, McHenry made many promises to Republican groups to “lead the ticket” this fall. Instead, the landscape is littered with defeated Republicans across several counties, and the young congressman was all bluster. He “meddled” a lot more than he “campaigned....”

...He’s lied, apparently often (remember “McHenry Real Estate”? No phone, no employees, etc.).
He’s taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from individuals and corporations who shouldn’t be concerned about the 10th District (sugar refiners, cigarette makers, Tom DeLay). According to Federal Election Commission reports bearing his signature, his “personal net worth” now is “more than $301,000 and less than $1.2 million.”
Three years ago, he had next to nothing. McHenry Real Estate, by the way, lists “zero assets” and “zero liabilities”—which means, it exists in name only.

He’s done the dirty work for Washington’s powerful GOP leaders, but now, he’s under the Mark Foley investigational umbrella into inappropriate contact with congressional pages. There are legal questions, too, about his relationship with at least one man who votes in Gaston County, but attends college and has a driver’s license in another state.

http://www.northcarolinaconservative.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1165265545&archive=&start_from=&ucat

McHenry in the WaPo

He is getting some serious press, unfortunately I think it is the wrong kind in this environment.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Whining

Anne Kornblut of the New York Times asked McHenry if his complaint might come across as whining.

"I'm not whining," he whined.

Patty McLapdog got his lunch money stolen by Milbank

Read the hilarity that is Dan Milbank's description of NC's shameless Rethuglican suck up:

Thirty-one-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) is not a large man, standing perhaps 5 feet 3 inches tall in thick soles.

and this

At 32, (House Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam - FL ) is a year older than McHenry, and several inches taller,

and this

McHenry unfurled excuses: "We were not in Congress. . . . I didn't have the opportunity. . . . She did not put it in legislative form."

and, of course, this

It had all the makings of a PR debacle. Fortunately for McHenry, the Democrats were otherwise engaged.

Thanks to Milbank, it was a PR debacle for McHenry. The Junior Congressman could not have looked more foolish if he showed up wearing his pajamas.

Larry Kissell is MY Congressman

Dana Milbank

is one of my favorite commentators on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Very snarky indeed, and usually right on point.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

McHenry speaking...on CSPAN

liveblogging it

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

dit-dit-dit

not a very good speaker.

Pushing the BS idea that Democrats are closing off debate, that waves off the "open, fair, and honest process".

Minority Bill of Rights, Pelosi's bill of rights.

Problem is, they voted it down, felt it was unnecessary.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

how can they say this with a straight face.

don't agree on much, tax policy or policy of national defense.

sought to outline her principes and put them into the "Minority bill of Rights"

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

They count on the Sheeple going back to sleep

like they were for the past 12 years.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

McHenry - the new DeLay

I think we need to lower our expectations. I figure he's going to be good for plenty of stories and that's about it.

Anyone hear anything new on the DeLay front. Imagine how much fun it will be to use McHenry's comments about his pleasure at being compared to DeLay if old Tom is found guilty of anything.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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