Skip to comments.Updated Republican Senators' Conservative Ratings
Posted on 09/30/2013 1:30:14 PM PDT by cotton1706
Heritage and FreedomWorks updated their ratings. No surprise that Christie's appointed senator votes in a manner between Murkowski and Collins, in other words, like a liberal!
Risch (ID) - 2014 - 90% - 85% (Heritage) - 86% (CFG) - 96% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
McConnell (KY) - 2014 - 87% - 82% (Heritage) - 74% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Cornyn (TX) - 2014 - 87% - 85% (Heritage) - 82% (CFG) - 88% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Inhofe (OK) - 2014 - 86% - 89% (Heritage) - 84% (CFG) - 80% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Sessions (AL) - 2014 - 80% - 78% (Heritage) - 78% (CFG) - 88% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Enzi (WY) - 2014 - 78% - 73% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2014 - 77% - 89% (Heritage) - 55% (CFG) - 72% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Graham (SC) - 2014 - 70% - 49% (Heritage) - 86% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 54% (FreedomWorks)
Chambilss (GA) - 2014 - 67% - 55% (Heritage) - 68% (CFG) - 84% (ACU) - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Johanns (NE) - 2014 - 62% - 54% (Heritage) - 53% (CFG) - 80% (ACU) - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Alexander (TN) - 2014 - 54% - 41% (Heritage) - 53% (CFG) - 68% (ACU) - 54% (FreedomWorks)
Cochran (MS) - 2014 - 48% - 55% (Heritage) - 48% (CFG) - 52% (ACU) - 38% (FreedomWorks)
Collins (ME) - 2014 - 27% - 26% (Heritage) - 38% (CFG) - 20% (ACU) - 23% (FreedomWorks)
Cruz (TX) - - 100% - 100% (Heritage) - - - 100% (FreedomWorks)
Lee (UT) - - 100% - 100% (Heritage) - 100% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 100% (FreedomWorks)
Paul (KY) - - 99% - 96% (Heritage) - 100% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 100% (FreedomWorks)
Johnson (WI) - - 94% - 88% (Heritage) - 97% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Rubio (FL) - - 92% - 85% (Heritage) - 91% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Toomey (PA) - - 91% - 78% (Heritage) - 93% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Coburn (OK) - - 88% - 79% (Heritage) - 87% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Crapo (ID) - - 86% - 77% (Heritage) - 86% (CFG) - 88% (ACU) - 92% (FreedomWorks)
Hatch (UT) - - 81% - 62% (Heritage) - 93% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Barrasso (WY) - - 81% - 78% (Heritage) - 74% (CFG) - 88% (ACU) - 85% (FreedomWorks)
Flake (AZ) - - 80% - 59% (Heritage) - - - 100% (FreedomWorks)
Grassley (IA) - - 79% - 82% (Heritage) - 78% (CFG) - 72% (ACU) - 85% (FreedomWorks)
Vitter (LA) - - 79% - 73% (Heritage) - 76% (CFG) - 80% (ACU) - 85% (FreedomWorks)
Coats (IN) - - 76% - 70% (Heritage) - 79% (CFG) - 80% (ACU) - 75% (FreedomWorks)
Burr (NC) - - 76% - 64% (Heritage) - 75% (CFG) - 88% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Ayotte (NH) - - 75% - 60% (Heritage) - 86% (CFG) - 76% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Heller (NV) - - 73% - 71% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 71% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Portman (OH) - - 72% - 63% (Heritage) - 79% (CFG) - 76% (ACU) - 69% (FreedomWorks)
McCain (AZ) - - 71% - 42% (Heritage) - 91% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 58% (FreedomWorks)
Corker (TN) - - 70% - 40% (Heritage) - 84% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Boozman (AR) - - 69% - 71% (Heritage) - 65% (CFG) - 76% (ACU) - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Moran (KS) - - 68% - 66% (Heritage) - 68% (CFG) - 64% (ACU) - 75% (FreedomWorks)
Shelby (AL) - - 68% - 74% (Heritage) - 66% (CFG) - 76% (ACU) - 54% (FreedomWorks)
Thune (SD) - - 66% - 63% (Heritage) - 62% (CFG) - 77% (ACU) - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Isakson (GA) - - 64% - 51% (Heritage) - 64% (CFG) - 80% (ACU) - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Fischer (NE) - - 63% - 63% (Heritage) - - - 62% (FreedomWorks)
Blunt (MO) - - 58% - 56% (Heritage) - 58% (CFG) - 72% (ACU) - 46% (FreedomWorks)
Kirk (IL) - - 55% - 44% (Heritage) - 52% (CFG) - - 69% (FreedomWorks)
Wicker (MS) - - 51% - 41% (Heritage) - 60% (CFG) - 64% (ACU) - 38% (FreedomWorks)
Hoeven (ND) - - 44% - 40% (Heritage) - 42% (CFG) - 48% (ACU) - 46% (FreedomWorks)
Murkowski (AK) - - 39% - 34% (Heritage) - 41% (CFG) - 36% (ACU) - 46% (FreedomWorks)
Chiesa (NJ) 37% 37% (Heritage)
Oops. The first number is the average of the others.
People pounding on Rand Paul should take note of his rankings. Anecdotal evidence is not always the best indicator of one’s bonafides.
Quick and I mean quick perusal, and I’ll tell you right now that Toomey is too high and Sessions too low.
My mind is on Jim Robinson.
What a joke. John Cornyn, the lead architect of Republican defeatism is listed near the top. This is the John Cornyn whose staffers were telling me that Arlen Specter was a reliable, hard-core, deep-red, true-blue conservative literally moments before he switched to the Democrat party.
“Quick and I mean quick perusal, and Ill tell you right now that Toomey is too high and Sessions too low.”
That’s because of the senators’ votes, not my numbers.
Oh, indeed, I realize that much!
God bless you.
Cornyn, like McConnell, votes very conservatively. They undermine conservatives behind the scenes but on the record, they’re all rah rah conservative. They’re very slimey.
MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS, ESPECIALLY THE DEMOCRATS !
State .... Senator .... Party .... Phone
AK Mark Begich D (202) 224-3004
AK Lisa Murkowski R (202) 224-6665
AL Jeff Sessions R (202) 224-4124
AL Richard C. Shelby R (202) 224-5744
AR John Boozman R (202) 224-4843
AR Mark L. Pryor D (202) 224-2353
AZ Jeff Flake R (202) 224-4521
AZ John McCain R (202) 224-2235
CA Barbara Boxer D (202) 224-3553
CA Dianne Feinstein D (202) 224-3841
CO Michael F. Bennet D (202) 224-5852
CO Mark Udall D (202) 224-5941
CT Richard Blumenthal D (202) 224-2823
CT Christopher Murphy D (202) 224-4041
DE Thomas R. Carper D (202) 224-2441
DE Christopher A. Coons D (202) 224-5042
FL Bill Nelson D (202) 224-5274
FL Marco Rubio R (202) 224-3041
GA Saxby Chambliss R (202) 224-3521
GA Johnny Isakson R (202) 224-3643
HI Mazie K. Hirono D (202) 224-6361
HI Brian Schatz D (202) 224-3934
IA Chuck Grassley R (202) 224-3744
IA Tom Harkin D (202) 224-3254
ID Mike Crapo R (202) 224-6142
ID James E. Risch R (202) 224-2752
IL Richard J. Durbin D (202) 224-2152
IL Mark Kirk R (202) 224-2854
IN Daniel Coats R (202) 224-5623
IN Joe Donnelly D (202) 224-4814
KS Jerry Moran R (202) 224-6521
KS Pat Roberts R (202) 224-4774
KY Mitch McConnell R (202) 224-2541
KY Rand Paul R (202) 224-4343
LA Mary L. Landrieu D (202) 224-5824
LA David Vitter R (202) 224-4623
MA Edward Markey D (202) 224-2742
MA Elizabeth Warren D (202) 224-4543
MD Benjamin L. Cardin D (202) 224-4524
MD Barbara A. Mikulski D (202) 224-4654
ME Susan M. Collins R (202) 224-2523
ME Angus S. King I (202) 224-5344
MI Carl Levin D (202) 224-6221
MI Debbie Stabenow D (202) 224-4822
MN Al Franken D (202) 224-5641
MN Amy Klobuchar D (202) 224-3244
MO Roy Blunt R (202) 224-5721
MO Claire McCaskill D (202) 224-6154
MS Thad Cochran R (202) 224-5054
MS Roger F. Wicker R (202) 224-6253
MT Max Baucus D (202) 224-2651
MT Jon Tester D (202) 224-2644
NC Richard Burr R (202) 224-3154
NC Kay R. Hagan D (202) 224-6342
ND Heidi Heitkamp D (202) 224-2043
ND John Hoeven R (202) 224-2551
NE Deb Fischer R (202) 224-6551
NE Mike Johanns R (202) 224-4224
NH Kelly Ayotte R (202) 224-3324
NH Jeanne Shaheen D (202) 224-2841
NJ Jeff Chiesa R (202) 224-3224
NJ Robert Menendez D (202) 224-4744
NM Martin Heinrich D (202) 224-5521
NM Tom Udall D (202) 224-6621
NV Dean Heller R (202) 224-6244
NV Harry Reid D (202) 224-3542
NY Kirsten E. Gillibrand D (202) 224-4451
NY Charles E. Schumer D (202) 224-6542
OH Sherrod Brown D (202) 224-2315
OH Rob Portman R (202) 224-3353
OK Tom Coburn R (202) 224-5754
OK James M. Inhofe R (202) 224-4721
OR Jeff Merkley D (202) 224-3753
OR Ron Wyden D (202) 224-5244
PA Robert P. Casey D (202) 224-6324
PA Patrick J. Toomey R (202) 224-4254
RI Jack Reed D (202) 224-4642
RI Sheldon Whitehouse D (202) 224-2921
SC Lindsey Graham R (202) 224-5972
SC Tim Scott R (202) 224-6121
SD Tim Johnson D (202) 224-5842
SD John Thune R (202) 224-2321
TN Lamar Alexander R (202) 224-4944
TN Bob Corker R (202) 224-3344
TX John Cornyn R (202) 224-2934
UT Orrin G. Hatch R (202) 224-5251
UT Mike Lee R (202) 224-5444
VA Tim Kaine D (202) 224-4024
VA Mark R. Warner D (202) 224-2023
VT Patrick J. Leahy D (202) 224-4242
VT Bernard Sanders I (202) 224-5141
WA Maria Cantwell D (202) 224-3441
WA Patty Murray D (202) 224-2621
WI Tammy Baldwin D (202) 224-5653
WI Ron Johnson R (202) 224-5323
WV Joe Manchin D (202) 224-3954
WV John D. Rockefeller D (202) 224-6472
WY John Barrasso R (202) 224-6441
WY Michael B. Enzi R (202) 224-3424
I hate all of the ones who are NOT 100% - 100%. There is no grey area. Either you are conservative or NOT!
Well, to be fair, the different agencies rate senators on different issues, which is why I created the average, to get a real feel of how conservative a senator is. But on that basis, you’re right, there are a number that are severely lacking!
John Cornyn isn’t even answering his DC phone anymore.
Murkowski and Begich. Really Alaska? Seriously?
Their voting record is a poor judgement of Conservatism. The criteria should be:
1) How many times they attack fellow Pubs
2) How many time do they reach across the aisle
3) How many times do they appear on Liberal TV talk shows
4) Do they believe in small gov’t
5) Do they support the illegals
6) Do they support protective classes
7) Are gov’t unions illegal
I appreciate you posting these phone numbers, but, for the most part, the Senate has decoupled from their constituents. We are now the butt of jokes to them, they probably humor each other with all of their ways they can be a power player in their absolute arrogance and superiority and assumed royalty and while they play their constituents.
What we need are the internal unpublished phone numbers to staffers. Surely this could be posted here somehow.
Fine, let them laugh. Our next list will be the "contribute to" list of the senators who are truly conservative, love their country AND answer their phones. My new hobby is utilizing my unlimited long distance phone account.
Since the ACU is the Grover Norquist/Islamic Terrorist/Illegal Alien Amnesty supporting liberal group....their ratings skewer some PhonyCons too high. Heritage and FreedomWorks (esp since running out Amnesty supporting Dick Armey) are credible
Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
Holy cow—27% conservative for Collins? I’m thinking now maybe Olympia Snowe was pulling her to the right all these years.
“Since the ACU is the Grover Norquist/Islamic Terrorist/Illegal Alien Amnesty supporting liberal group....their ratings skewer some PhonyCons too high. Heritage and FreedomWorks (esp since running out Amnesty supporting Dick Armey) are credible”
Yes I know. I have averages that reflect the numbers minus the ACU but I have to add the updates.
BeatLamar! Ping. Let me know if you want to be added / removed. Search keywords joecarr and beatlamar.
FreedomWorks is being WAY to easy on Cornhole. He does NOT rank a 92%.
Cornyn and McConnell vote very conservatively for show. They stab in the back and undermine behind the scenes.
Agree - just wish FreedomWorks could account for the dirty tricks by Corny and Midge, in their ratings :(
FWIW, when I called my Reps office today...to give an earful about Boehner and how he capitulates and NEVER answers his phone...she asked if I'd like to be transferred to Boehner's staffer. I said "Heck YES!!" Not that they listened, either, but at least I got through to Weepers staffer (point of story ;)
Thanks for posting this information SunkenCiv!
Too many Freepers are taken in by this mealy-mouthed, speak out of both-sides of his mouth Politician.
Just a suggestion that I think would help display your work much better. Set it up in
a table format with headers and remove the middle except for the numbers.
Thanks for the info and effort.
That’s a great idea. Didn’t even think of a table.