neoplacebo wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:26 am
Vrede too wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 am
I am so proud of Meadows, my district and the Leg that I could burst.
I have fond memories of the email I sent Mark that was chock full of what I thought about him and I ended my email with the fervent wish that his wife and daughters would be put on the street to be sodomized by blacks and Mexicans. This was several years ago; never heard back from him.
I get an occasional note encouraging me to write directly instead of signing petitions, otherwise nothing. Not sure if I'm also blackballed - but not for racist misogyny - or if he ignores all petitions. Whatever I do, he will still be an idiot and an asshole, so I'm not putting additional effort into it.
I signed without any
expectation of impact, am sharing because he may just be the worst
Democratic rep. Koch money is just a symptom.
... Known as "Big Oil's favorite Democrat," Rep. Cuellar has accepted hundreds of thousands from the oil and gas industry, and in 2018 alone, he received more than $140,000 from fossil fuel PACs. In addition to consistent donations from the Kochs, Cuellar was the second-largest recipient of campaign cash in the House of Representatives from the GEO Group, a private prison company getting rich off jailing immigrants and separating families.
While Rep. Cuellar promises that political donations from conservative interests don't affect his actions as a member of Congress, his voting record tells another story. In the last Congress, Cueller voted with Donald Trump nearly 70% of the time. He's received an "A" rating from the NRA and voted to fund Trump's border wall while publicly opposing it.
Unsurprisingly, Cuellar is an outspoken supporter of the fossil fuel industry and backs increased drilling, fracking and oil exports and does little to address climate change in Congress. As Waleed Shahid, from CREDO-ally Justice Democrats, put it, Cuellar "does not have a plan to tackle climate change. He has a plan to continue receiving money from his wealthy donors...You can’t take money from [the fossil fuel industry] and then try to hold them accountable. It just doesn’t work." ...
Little difference from Meadows and billy.pilgrim's Gaetz.