At the very least, "true conservative" Justin Amash and Mrs. Connie Mack IV (Mary Bono) need a primary challenge. They have no excuse whatsoever for voting with the RATs on this. Bono has always been a squish but has become a full fledged RINO in recent years, and Amash is just screwy. He's definitely a warning sign to scrutinize any future Paulbots who don the "tea party" mantle to win primaries.
I really wanted to like Bob "Dold with a D", but sadly he's just morphed into another Mark Kirk. Of course Dold said he was "pro-choice", but he claimed to be "middle of the road on abortion" and "against government funding for it" (just as Kirk had claimed in 2000). Well, we now know that's 10th District RINO speak for "I will do Planned Parenthood's bidding on every abortion bill". (and "independent" translates to "I will vote how the media tells me to") Of course a full fledged RAT would be worse, but I've had it up to here with the "moderates" from the 10th district flat out lying to pro-life conservatives to get our support. After Porter, Kirk, and Dold, it's like a bad rerun of the phony "conservative" PAN candidates in Mexico who we're told are our buddies. Dold can win re-election without my help. If he wants to vote far-left on abortion, then that's who he should be seeking votes from. Good luck trying to out-pander the RATs.
Biggert was a pleasant surprise, I never cared for her because she's mostly worthless when it comes to sticking her neck out to support the GOP, but at least when calls herself a "moderate" , she actually votes that way. I know Dengar01 thinks she's a good representative. I've meet her twice. Meh.
It's funny Lipinski has been pretty solid on these issues, just like his old man was. He's probably a real thorn in he side of 3rd District RATs, who know Illinois is under total Dem control statewide and wish they could replace him with a more liberal Dem. Unfortunately, Lipinski is still a machine Dem at heart and he'll switch his vote to the RAT side if they really need it. Still, it's good to have him around if only because every vote cast he casts goes against the media, GOP establishment, and DEM establishment script that "socially conservatives CANNOT win in Illinois, because they scare away the nice moderate suburban moms in Cook County with their anti-abortion beliefs"
As for Dale Kildee, that's another good riddance. The crepy old guy always reminded me "evil Bob Dole" from another dimension. Good thing Bod Dold "with a D" doesn't look like Kildee or voters would think Bob Dole has gone to the dark side.
>> This bill was a missed opportunity to chip away at Roe v. Wade and force Democrats to face what the right to choose" <<
I don't think the GOP leadership expected this bill would pass and chip away at Roe v. Wade. They figured it would die in the RAT-controlled Senate but wanted to bring it up for a vote in the House to expose vulnerable Dems and show their constituents how out of touch their record is. The fact it didn't even pass the House is a real disappointment. This should be a noncontroversial bill, most Americans except the far-left would agree that abortions should not be granted if the sole purpose is gender selection. It's a been a disaster in China. That's a REAL "war on women" and the Dems are the ones wagging it.
“Of course Dold said he was “pro-choice”, but he claimed to be “middle of the road on abortion” and “against government funding for it” (just as Kirk had claimed in 2000). Well, we now know that’s 10th District RINO speak for “I will do Planned Parenthood’s bidding on every abortion bill”. (and “independent” translates to “I will vote how the media tells me to”)”
“Unfortunately, Lipinski is still a machine Dem at heart and he’ll switch his vote to the RAT side if they really need it.”
As for Kildee, yeah, he’s “Evil Bob Dole.” Were you the FReeper who came up with that? Those side-by-side pictures of Dole and Kildee posted on FR a few months ago (when allegations that Kildee had sexually abused his teenaged nephew a few decades ago made national news) were hilarious. But Kildee actually voted 100% pro-life until very recently, and since there is no political incentive for him to do so (he’s retiring, and his nephew is running unopposed in the Dem primary), I think that senility has turned him pro-abortion.