Robin Hayes Eviscerated by Editorial Board

If the opinion of the editorial board of the
Richmond County Daily Journal
(free subscription) is any indication of how folks living in the 8th Congressional District feel about Robin Hayes, that man is toast.

They start the piece by saying Robin Hayes wins an award. Genius! Brilliant! That draws in all of the Robin Hayes "I'm a nice guy" Kool-Aid crowd.

Congratulations to U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC8). His hard work in Washington is finally being noticed.

The congressman has been lauded by Washingtonian magazine in its “Best & Worst of Congress” issue released last week.

Find out what the editorial board has in store for Hayes on the flip side...

Then comes the little surprise they have lying in wait....the reason for the award.

Hayes was feted for his infamous flip-flop on the Central American Free Trade Agreement. His waffling earned him second place on the magazine’s “Spineless” list.

Then, as if anyone needs reminding.....and we know there are some who may be in need of deep intervention....they remind us why Hayes qualifies for the award.

You might recall Hayes was a “solid no” on CAFTA until the 11th hour and 59th minute July 27, 2005. That’s when Speaker Dennis Hastert allegedly gave him a blank check for the 8th District in exchange for reversal on the issue.

The rest is such a work of art that those of us in the snarkitudious world of blogging are put to shame and I will simply let it speak for itself. I have gone way beyond fair-use here, but I can think of no other way to honor the snarkifiable greatness of the editorial board than to allow them to speak for themselves.

If that blank check exists, Hayes hasn’t bothered to cash it. Or at least if he has, Richmond County and its textile workers haven’t seen a penny from those 30 silver pieces.

The truth is, the 8th District and its textile workers will never get enough payback from Hayes and Hassert(sic) to merit being sold across the border yet again.

The not-so-dynamic duo had one thing and one thing only on their minds when they betrayed these workers: making fat-cat industrialists even fatter by paving the way for them to make their goods using dirt-cheap labor elsewhere instead of American workers.

Hayes is waivering dangerously close to being spineless on another issue important to Richmond County residents — the proposed VA clinic.

All along it was supposed to be in Hamlet, but mysteriously the location jumped to being in one of three counties when Hayes visited Richmond in August. Hayes’ waffling was duly noted.

We’re happy to see Hayes recognized — and fittingly, at that — for his spineless turn-around on CAFTA. If he keeps waffling on issues like the proposed VA clinic’s location, he may be up for another spineless honor.

Ouch. Double Ouch!

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Richmond County

suffered very high unemployment after Fast-track legislation was approved in 2002. As of July the unemployment rate was 7.9%.


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Me thinks some folks

are fed up with the Hayes bull and the phrase "no more, Mr. Nice Guy" is taking on a whole new meaning.


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It's BETTER than you think...

that 30 silver pieces line stuck in my head, but I couldn't remember why, then I did and went a Googling for a good reference.


"Then one of the 12, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, 'What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?' And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver." Matthew 26:14-15.

That's right, the hometown paper just called him Judas.

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

SD WAIT!

If you post this on DailyKos, please include the Judas information. In fact, make it the point of hte title - "Local Paper Calls Charles Taylor Judas"

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

Except maybe I should say they called Robin hayes Judas....

Have I told you lately that I just love you Robert....(and your wife and kids too...:))


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great Googly Moogly...

that's what I meant. How to keep the traitors straight in your head???

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

Please recommend

Please recommend Robert, your contribution was duly noted...I even referred to you as brilliant..which, of course, you are.


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How's Kissell's GOTV going?

I'm not hearing about much activity by Larry in the Fayetteville area-gotta have more presence there. We are entering the season of the ground game. This is Ohio State football at its finest. Larry won't win if we don't GOTV-how about it?

Kevster

Larry has a pretty experienced team and I feel certain they are covering their bases. You can go to Larry's web site and voluteer, though. They certainly won't turn you away. Go here to volunteer


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