Skip to comments.Rep. Wolf to Cavuto: Neil, You Need to Take a Course in History and Political Science
Posted on 01/19/2011 12:37:43 AM PST by Nickname
I just stumbled upon this interview which is a few days old. Neil Cavuto interviews Frank Wolf, Republican US Rep. for Virginia's 10th district.
It needs to be seen because it's a great illustration of what incoming TEA Partiers are up against with some in the old-guard contingent of GOPers who are circling to protect their power and maintain the status quo.
Also, for those in his district, he's looking for feedback on voting to repeal Obamacare on his Facebook page:
These guys are crooks. They need to go without their benefits.
I saw the interview on TV when it happened. It really was the most incoherent interview I have ever seen of someone who was neither high nor drunk. Republicans in his district, please oust him in the primary next time around.
Crappy link (or should I say crappy url to cut and paste.)
Bizarre, wasn’t it? He rambled and evaded right out of the gate.
They both work fine for me.
If it’s the second you’re having trouble with try this:
Is this the guy who debated NC about earmarks?
Listen: the Constitution says NO MONEY can be spent without a law authorizing the expenditure being passed by Congress.
The argument FOR earmarks is a valid one: it forces the executive (in this case, the monstrously DANGEROUS executive) to use $x for x-project.
The alternative (NO earmarks at all) is for the Congress to say, “Hussein, we’ll authorize $x for the Department of the Interior. You spend it as you see fit.”
That is a very bad option.
Now earmarks ADDED ON after $x has been allocated, THOSE are things I think we all agree should be cut out, or voted on individually...but no less than extremely conservative Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma is a staunch defender of the right of Congress to determine HOW the taxpayer’s money is spent...in fact, it is their Constitutional duty under Article I.
Yes, he’s the one and I’m not at all happy with his performance.
If he was trying to make the case that there is a proper place for earmarks, he did a terrible job. He left me with the impression that he was hiding behind support for our war efforts in an attempt to avoid addressing Cavuto’s question and provide cover for wasteful spending.
Any “Republican” that does not enthusiastically support the repeal of Obamacare needs to be ousted.
Wolf was my rep when we lived in Virginia—He was a turd then, and he’s a turd now.
I hope some enthusiastic and energetic tea partiers are building the lists for the 2012 primaries. We need to keep an eye on all these “representatives”.
That Congressman reminded me of the cartoon character, Foghorn Leghorn (Loony Tunes)
In 2012, it will be time for him to retire. The man is obviously a shyster lawyer. They are the only class of people who speak this way & think it legitimate.
I would have tossed him from the show had I been Cavuto. He has a responsibility to control the interview, not letting the speaker just ramble to avoid answering a hard question (for him).
I love Neil Cavuto!! The Congressman is an ass!
earmarks ADDED ON after $x has been allocated
Is what has us riled up. I think these are “called” earmarks simply to eject more chaf to confuse these expenditures that are PURE PORK. Damn! most all politicians are Past Masters at finding ways to hide what they are really doing.
Having a specific amount designated toward a designated item is not a bad thing and this is more properly an earmark.