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Newsmax Beclowns Itself Calling Rep. Kinzinger The 6th Hardest Working Member Of Congress

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Great constituent services, leadership on issues of national importance, honesty, ability to get things done.

Those are the things Newsmax says makes Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger the 6th most hardest working member of Congress.

This is an Onion joke right.

Like that time when someone wrote that he was one of the most popular members of Congress because he never faces any serious opposition since he primaried a great conservative Don Manzullo in 2012.

Newsmax says it talked to people who live in the 16th congressional district about Adam, apparently they only called former LaSalle county GOP party chairwoman Susan Thornton.

Any actual constituent that has ever had to deal with Kinzinger’s staff on any issue will tell you hitting your head against a brick wall would be more productive.

Trying to sway the three term establishment, Boehner/Ryan yes man, is impossible.  Flood his social media with messages of no amnesty and he still backs it just as hard as Luis Gutierrez does.

His issue leadership has revolved around aggressive military interventionism, amnesty, attacking Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, and the House Freedom Caucus, not to mention conservative groups and organizations.

The things Adam Kinzinger has gotten done, or wants to get done, include mandating the size of airplane seats, defeating efforts to defund Obamacare, he has been really good at pissing off Trump supporters during his endless appearances on Fox and CNN, he got the blessing and support GOP leadership and became a favorite of Eric Cantor’s the moment he got to DC.

Honesty, is the best policy, and lets all be honest, anyone who reads this blog, is a member of the Illinois Tea Party, or is a conservative in his district knows that he is a lying, back stabbing fraud.

This weasel con Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and conservatives into backing him in 2010 because he promised endlessly that he was one of us and he was going to DC to repeal Obamacare and everything else that caused that Tea Party tsunami.  The moment he got to DC he gave every last one of us the finger and has been a reliable attack dog for the GOPe ever since.

Kinzinger has attacked the Heritage Foundation(including just recently), He constantly bashed Ted Cruz and Rand Paul before Trump came along.  He hates conservative talk radio. He hates the conservative groups who all give him extremely low marks, Conservative Review 36%.

The only thing Adam Kinzinger works hard at is getting his TV pretty mug on cable news and on the radio with friendly hosts.

And if you don’t think that’s enough to prove that this Newsmax list is a pile of garbage two of the people ahead of Kinzinger are Speaker Paul Ryan, and New York establishment blowhard Peter King.

Congratulations Newsmax you have beclowned yourself beautifully.

Kinzinger: Blame Founding Fathers For GOP’s Lack Of Repealing Obamacare

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Thursday during a forum with senior citizens in Ottawa Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger was asked why he and his fellow establishment Republicans had failed to repeal Obamacare by a constituent.  Kinzinger responded that the Boehner/Ryan lead House had voted dozens of times to repeal all or parts of the (Un)Affordable (No)Care (Unconstitutional)Act, but those efforts were blocked by Senate Democrats until recently, and that President Obama vetoed the one repeal measure that did pass the Senate, a veto Kinzinger reminded the auidence that Congress did not have the votes to override.  It was a system that Kinzinger said the people could blame the Founding Fathers for.  Kinzinger added that he understands people are upset that Obamacare hasn’t been repealed by that he “never promised anything that we couldn’t deliver.” David Giuliani of the Ottawa Times reports.

Republicans have controlled Congress since 2011, yet the Affordable Care Act and other spending programs remain.

This is something that Ottawa resident Daniel Foltynewicz pointed out to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, on Thursday during a senior citizens forum at Pleasant View in Ottawa.

“You were supposed to deliver. You failed to deliver,” Foltynewicz said.

“I get that you can be upset about that,” the congressman said. “But I never promised anything that we couldn’t deliver.”

When Foltynewicz pressed the congressman on the Affordable Care Act, Kinzinger said the Constitution contains a system of checks and balances.

“You can take that up with the founding fathers,” he said.

While Kinzinger has a technical point, he gets everything else wrong.

Obamacare is still around because spineless, unprincipled establishment lawmakers like Kinzinger have refused to fight to get the socialized piece of healthcare destroying garbage repealed.

Back in 2013 weeks before Ted Cruz lead an effort to defund Obamacare, Kinzinger was blasting the entire concept of using the power of the purse to begin to affect change, like Kinzinger, Boehner, McConnell and the rest had promised to do during the 2010 and ’12 campaigns(and would again in ’14). He said back then that any government shutdown or other defunding effort would end up cost Republicans control of the House and would keep them from winning the Senate in ’14. Well Ted Cruz did shut down the federal governments non-essential parts for a little over 2 weeks  and nothing that Adam Kinzinger predicted would happen because of it came true, in fact the exact opposite things happened, Republicans held the House easily, and WON the Senate.

It is a real shame that Kinzinger is going to skate into another term as he has no opponent(even if the Dems did field one this district is too R for them to ever win), this guy is a real embarrassment.

Hillary In Iowa: We Shouldn’t Debate Healthcare

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

During an interview Saturday on KWQC TV in Davenport, Iowa Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that there shouldn’t be a big public debate about healthcare, and she was referrring to Bernie Sanders and his Medicaid/Medicare for all plan of single payer socialized medicine.

Clinton also said she didn’t want her granddaughter living in a country where the economy worked for people at the top.

Clinton: I want to build on the Affordable Care Act. I want to improve it. I want to decrease prices. I want to cap prescription drug costs. I don’t want to start over again and I think thats one of the big differences between us. I don’t want our country going back into a big debate about healthcare. I want us to work to make the economy better for people.

Speaking of the economy, which the Clinton Crime Family has used to amass enormous wealth since leaving the White House from the world’s leading businesses, and tyrants and dictators, without creating anything, Clinton said, “(People are frustrated)The economy mostly working for people at the top and I totally get that, and I feel it too, because It’s not the county I grew up in. It’s not what I want for my granddaughter. I want to get back to America and the American middle class working for everybody.”

How she managed to say that with a straight face is beyond me.

Hillary In Iowa: #FeelTheBern’s Single-Payer Healthcare Would Undo Obamacare

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The left eats the left.

Hillary Clinton in Iowa Wednesday claimed that her chief rival Vermont Socialist/Marxist Sen. Bernie Sanders plan for universal single-payer healthcare would undo Obamacare.

Hillary wants to make improvements to President Obama’s nightmarish piece of piecemeal socialized healthcare while Bernie wants to go full-bore European style government-run healthcare.

When these two debate on Sunday there should be some fireworks on this topic.

From the QC Times:

Clinton’s camp is warning that Sanders would, with his single-payer proposal, upend the Affordable Care Act, the signature achievement of President Barack Obama and a longtime target of Republicans. It also said Sanders’ plan inevitably would lead to higher taxes on middle-income Americans.

in New Hampshire on Tuesday when former first daughter Chelsea Clinton told a group that “Sen. Sanders wants to dismantle Obamacare,” along with the federal children’s health care program, Medicare and private insurance.

Hillary Clinton supported her daughter Wednesday on ABC News.

“That’s exactly what he proposed” in the past, she said, referring to bills the Vermont senator has introduced, “to take everything we currently know as health care — Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP program, private insurance, now the Affordable Care Act, and roll it together.”

Mark Kirk Votes To Save Obamacare, Keep Planned Parenthood Funded

Sen.Mark Kirk(R-IL)

Sen.Mark Kirk(R-IL)

On Thursday the Senate voted on a bill that repeals large parts of Obamacare and defunds the nations largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood.  Using budget reconciliation, the same procedural move used to pass Obamacare in the first place, Republicans voted 52-47 to approve the Obamacare repeal bill and Planned Parenthood’s defunding, only GOP Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Illinois’ Mark Kirk broke from their caucus, no Democrats backed the measure.

The bill now heads to the Republican controlled House where it will easily pass, President Obama has vowed to veto the bill.

Illinois Review has more:

Kirk has consistently defended tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood, despite undercover videos revealing that various Planned Parenthood clinics were selling baby body parts for medical research. Planned Parenthood at first denied the practice, then promised to end it.

Kirk’s campaign is confident they will win the Republican nomination next March, and have totally disconnected from GOP grassroots’ appeals to reverse his pro-Planned Parenthood position. At least two Republican township organizations have censored Kirk for his support for taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, but Kirk nor his campaign have indicated they are sensitive to or aware of the local organization developments.

This is the second time in recent weeks that Kirk has voted against defunding Planned Parenthood after undercover videos were released which showed the abortion provider breaking numerous federal laws relating to profiting off of the harvesting of baby organs, altering the means of abortions to get as many organs as possible, and of several possible cases of infanticide, killing a baby after it was born alive during an attempted abortion.

Kirk has said that because none of Planned Parenthoods baby body parts scheme took place at its clinics in Illinois he couldn’t support taking away the abortion groups federal funding.

Kirk has offered no explanation as of yet as to why he voted with Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin is trying to save the disastrous Obamacare law.

In response to Kirk’s vote his GOP primary challenger James Marter issued the following statement:

Senator Kirk voting again with Senator Durbin (D-IL) along Democratic Party lines, in spite of promises dating back to 2010 to repeal the ACA after it was passed. When a Vote finally occurs, Senator Kirk, votes NO. He is wrong for free markets and wrong for ILLINOIS!

Senator Kirk does not get that it is NOT OK for the Federal Government to demand of its citizen’s that they must purchase a “product” in a government manipulated and controlled market-place. A “product” which you cannot see, hear, touch, smell, nor taste, which cannot guarantee you any services, which comes with exorbitant ever increasing manipulated prices and deductibles, which no working American can afford. If one fails to comply, the formerly free American citizen, is now a criminal, subject to fines and imprisonment for failure to pay said fines, with the full force of the IRS bearing down. 

What has our Senator in ILLINOIS done to stop it? He’s been in Washington 15 years now. We have an un-constitutional Un-affordable Care Act, violating religious freedom, killing Jobs and bankrupting working-taxpaying Americans, or forcing them to forgo healthcare they need, due to the high costs.

There are numerous common sense ways to solve the problem of health care costs and accessibility: tort reform, portability across states lines and portability from employer plans, individual access to group plans, health savings accounts, and opening prescription drug markets to competition. It’s a complex problem, mostly created and worsened by government intervention, it is time for a change and time for a candidate who can fix the problems to represent Republican values, who is RIGHT for ILLINOIS!

Streator Elementary Teachers Union May Strike Soon After Contract Negotiations Breakdown

streator elementary On Monday the teachers union for the Streator elementary school district abruptly walked out of a negotiating session with the school board and planned to hold a vote to strike on Tuesday afternoon.

The union was upset by comments made by the school districts attorney the Ottawa Times reports.

The school board and the union have been haggling over assessments, retirement incentives, wages, and their healthcare plan.

The district is facing a $600,000 a year tax on the healthcare plan offered to district teachers because of Obamacares Cadillac Tax and wants to make changes to the plan so that the district which is in massive debt, and facing a more than $2 million budget deficit, can avoid having to pay the Obamacare tax.

None of this is going over well with the union and could lead to a strike in the coming weeks.

Hillary In Iowa Says Bernie Sanders Would Raise Taxes On Middle Class, Gut Obamacare

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The left ate the farther left Sunday in Ames, Iowa when Democrat frontrunner, and leading presidential candidate to be arrested before the Iowa Caucus in February, said that her main rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders(Marxist Socialist) would raise taxes on the middle class and end President Obama’s unpopular government takeover of health care, Obamacare.

The QC Times has more:

Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Sunday that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and “scrap” President Barack Obama’s health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator.

Joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a fall barbecue, the front-runner said middle-class families “need a raise, not a tax increase” and she was the lone Democrat in the debate to commit to raising wages “and not your taxes.”

Without mentioning her main rival by name, Clinton said Democrats should work to build on Obama’s health law and not suggest “we scrap it and start all over again.” During the debate, Clinton questioned Sanders’ 2013 health care legislation, saying it would dismantle the law and empower Republican governors like Terry Branstad of Iowa to administer the health care system in each state. Sanders envisions a “single-payer” system that would be run by the states under federal rules.

This is really rich coming from someone who wants to raise our taxes and expand Obamacare saying Bernie Sanders isn’t progressive enough because he wants to take Obamacare to its final step right away, single payer government run healthcare, and raise our taxes.

Kinzinger: I’m More Conservative Than Donald Trump And The Freedom Caucus

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has gone and stepped in it again.

In an interview this week with the Pontiac Daily Leader while continuing his assault against the House Freedom Caucus, of which you can expect more of on his appearance Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Kinzinger again lied about him being a conservative saying his “conservative credentials” are better than those of Donald Trump of the House Freedom Caucus.

“If you put my conservative credentials against Donald Trump, for instance, you’ll see I’m way more conservative than him. If you put my credentials against anyone in the Freedom Caucus, you’ll see we all basically believe the same things.

“The difference is the tone. And the difference is the tactics in how we get to where we’re trying to go. That’s where we need to come together as a family and realize that yelling and screaming is not going to be what wins a national election, but putting out a positive vision will be.

“When we’re fractured, we’re not effective.”

Since Adam Kinzinger keeps wanting to bring up his credentials lets look at them:

-Supports amnesty in a major way

-Illinois co-chair for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign

-Refused to defund Planned Parenthood

-Refused to defund Obamacare

-Voted to keep unconstitutional executive amnesty going and funded

-Has F ratings from Heritage and Conservative Review

-Supported the NSA bulk data collection of Americans phone records

-Has attacked Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Donald Trump more than he ever has Democrats

-Heavily backs the arming of the Syrian rebels

-One of the first to support a US enforced no fly zone over Syria

-Has called for the US led military overthrow of Bashir Assad

-Is trying to erase for political memory in the district that he once supported traditional marriage and now tells people to just let the Supreme Courts nationalization of same sex marriage stand

-Has opposed the flat tax

-Voted for the Fiscal Cliff “crap sandwich”

-Has attacked conservative groups, the Tea Party, and talk radio on multiple occasions

-Joined with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to try to bring new life into the Export-Import Bank

-Went after Matt Drudge for trying to derail Obamatrade, aka the Trans Pacific Partnership and fast track trade authority.

-Is fine with children of illegal immigrants being given birth right citizenship

-intentionally placed his district office in Rockford in a multimillion dollar waste of taxpayer space known as the Bus Station to Nowhere.

-Once said that Obamacare needed to be fixed not replaced

-Has previously backed raising the minimum wage

-And has tried to insinuate that he was a combat fighter pilot for the Air Force in Iraq when in fact he was a refueling tanker pilot by his own admissions(in 2010) and now pilots reconnaissance aircraft in the Air Guard.

Adam Kinzinger you make me and every other conservative and Tea Party member in the state of Illinois sick you lying fraud.

Adam Kinzinger: House Freedom Caucus “Not Even Really Conservative”

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

During an interview Thursday with Bloomington/Normal’s 1230 WJBC Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger continued his attacks on the House Freedom Caucus over the pending retirement of John Boehner as Speaker, and the dropping out of Kevin McCarthy as his replace, and the new opposition to Kinzinger’s preferred new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  Kinzinger said that the House Freedom Caucus was “A strain of populist, not even really conservatives, but populist who kind of forgot the traditions of governing and the rules of the House.”

Kinzinger has had some nerve the last few weeks with his attacks on the Freedom Caucus, conservative groups, the Tea Party, and talk radio over Boehner and the Speakers race and all of his I’m a conservative and the Freedom Caucus and Tea Party aren’t bs.

Since Kinzinger first lied to the Tea Party and conservatives to get elected in 2010 he has been all about pushing heavily for amnesty, continuing the cronyism of the Export-Import Bank, keeping the NSA’s spying of American citizens going, backing ObamaTrade and Sen. Bob Corker’s disastrous bill that is going to allow Iran to get a nuclear weapons, and has voted for everyone of Boehner and Mitch McConnell’s budget, debt limit and continuing resolutions deals that have funded Obamacare, funded unconstitutional executive amnesty, funded Planned Parenthood and its butchery of babies, raised taxes, and cut benefits to our troops and veterans .

That isn’t being a conservative. And neither is supporting Jeb Bush for President, or trying to erase past support for traditional marriage.

That is being a moderate establishment Republican in name only who is a steadfast loyalist to Boehner and the rest of the House leadership and is indicative of someone who is part of the problem in DC not a part of the solution.

Kinzinger is desperate to have Paul Ryan be made Speaker so he and the rest of the establishment Republicans don’t have to run to the Democrats to unite around some loser so that the status quo can remain in power.  We dare not have an actual conservative leading the Republican Party in the House of Representatives.  We dare not, in Adam Kinzinger’s world, have a Speaker of the House who respects the Freedom Caucus, the Tea Party and conservatives and works with them instead of against them all the time.

The more chaotic the fight becomes to name a new Speaker the more you are going to see Adam Kinzinger and his fellow establishment hacks like Charlie Dent and Pete King completely lose it.

Adam Kinzinger Takes His War Against The Freedom Caucus To Fox News

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on a whirlwind tour on our favorite cable channel Fox News Monday where he continued his attacks against the Freedom Caucus and to slurp for the GOP establishments new it guy Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan.

On Outnumbered Kinzinger said of Paul Ryan, “He’s the only guy who can unite a pretty fractured caucus right now.” Kinzinger also said that, “If you can’t accept Paul Ryan I don’t know how we can get through this.”

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Many conservatives have problems with Paul Ryan because of his past support for amnesty, having the endorsement of Luis Gutierrez doesn’t help, there is also the fact that Ryan has spent nearly is entire adult life in Washington and is a policy wonk to boot not a leader of anyone or anything.  Ryan’s having supported TARP, Medicare part D, and the like in years past aren’t proving to be resume enhancers either.

To this criticism of Ryan Kinzinger said on Outnumbered that, “Unfortenetly I think there is a strain in the party that only accepts perfect and not good…They(Freedom Caucus) have to realize that there are 247 members of the Republican Party(in the House) not just 30.”

Earlier in the day on Fox and Friends Kinzinger was more pointed in his attacks on the Freedom Caucus saying that they had and are taking the speakership hostage.

“The reality is there is this group of people trying to hold the speakership hostage and there is a group of us that says that’s not going to happen. We need somebody to bring the party together not hold the Speaker hostage.”

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The Freedom Caucus is insisting that anyone who wants to become Speaker and wants their support has to promise to make major changes to the way the House of Representatives and the Republican Caucus as a whole are run, such as not letting the Speaker have a say on committee assignments or chairmanships, and letting the legislative and committee processes work themselves out instead of lurching from one piece of must pass legislation to another. When asked by Brian Kilmeade about Paul Ryan agreeing to the demands of the Freedom Caucus would be a bad deal Kinzinger said that it absolutely would be and warned any other potential Republican Speaker that he or she shouldn’t make a deal with the Freedom Caucus become there are only 40 or so of them and there are 247 Republicans in the House.   On the web exclusive Overtime portion of Outnumbered Kinzinger attacked Freedom Caucus members for going on TV and naming names of Republicans who are betraying conservative principles because he thinks doing so if beyond reproach.   On Kilmeade’s Fox News radio program following the TV show Kinzinger said that the Freedom Caucus’s demands to reform the power of the Speaker would only put Nancy Pelosi and President Obama in charge of the House. “You’ve got…members of the so called Freedom Caucus..and they’ve claimed that they in essence want to hold the process hostage. When I hear people say he’s(Paul Ryan) not conservative enough I just want to shake my head and wonder what level, what are we trying to strive after if somebody like Paul Ryan, a great leader, isn’t.  In essence these Tea Party, so called Freedom Caucus folks are trying to actually diminish the power of the Speaker…We need to com together as a family and say diminishing the power of the Speaker of the House will only put President Obama and Nancy Pelosi in charge.” <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=4552717268001&w=466&h=263″></script><noscript>Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a></noscript>  At the end of Kinzinger’s radio interview he went after the Tea Party, whom he used in 2010 to get elected and has since been stabbing in the back(and eye) saying, “(The Tea Party) Is a much smaller movement now(Than 2010) and its people I think in some cases the Tea Party movement has moved the goal post from smaller government to shut the government down, and that’s something I can’t go along with.” Actually Adam we Tea Partiers are still all about limited government.  It is you who has moved the goal post.  In 2010 it was all about repealing Obamacare, and tackling the national debt, and ending the bailouts. In 2015 all we are getting from Adam Kinzinger and his fellow establishment Republicans is amnesty, more amnesty, don’t try to defund Obamacare, don’t try to defund Planned Parenthood and its baby butchery, don’t try to reverse the Supreme Courts nationalization of same sex marriage, just let Boehner, McConnell and the boys surrender to Obama preemptively and we’ll get everything we want when Jeb Bush is President. No thanks. Thankfully Joe from California called into Kilmeade’s program and let Kinzinger have it for his abandonment of the Tea Party and conservatives for a seat next to John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, and now Paul Ryan’s backside.  Joe would say to Kinzinger that he just doesn’t get it and why people are angry at RINOs like him to which Kinzinger replied, “Look I would put my conservative credentials up against anybody in the House of Representatives…This is the most conservative Republican caucus probably ever, and the biggest since WWII. The divide and the difference isn’t conservative credentials its in how you achieve big things..Somehow if we talk about compromise, we talk about working with the other side to achieve  3 yard, 5 yard passes that move the conservative message, it’s somehow not conservative unless you do short of shutting the government down and everything else.” If Adam wants to compare his credential in conservatism to anyone by all means lets put you repeated votes for amnesty against a Steve King or Louie Gohmert.  Want to put your support, along with 41 other RINOs to revive the Export-Import Bank, against Jeb Henserling whose been trying to get rid of that pile of corporate welfare and crony capitalism.  Still want to back Obamatrade Mr. Kinzinger, even Hillary Clinton has come around(or focused grouped) to the realization that is yet another bad deal of Obama’s.  Speaking of which what to compare notes with the Freedom Caucus members when it comes to voting for the Corker bill which totally screwed up the chance to defeat Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. You’ve been a support of every one of Obama, Boehner, and McConnell’s budget, spending, and debt limit deals that have raised taxes, cut veterans benefits, and continue taxpayer funding of unconstitutional executive amnesty, Planned Parenthood, and Obamacare, who conservative do you think those votes are. Want to put your vehement support for military intervention in Syria up for scoring congressman Kinzinger? How conservative is it to back arming the Syrian rebels when we know they can and are giving those weapons and themselves to ISIS and Al Qaeda.  Where is it conservative, let alone prudent, to back regime change in Syria when the only one who could fill that power vacuum is ISIS.  Still want to back the US and our allies enforcing a no fly zone over Syria now that the Russians have gotten involved?   Whatever definition of conservative Adam Kinzinger is using he needs to stop and look in the mirror and say to himself “I am a moderate establishment Republican. I am a RINO.” repeatedly until he gets it and understands why he has a 38% score from Conservative Review