As I mentioned yesterday during my vote for Ann Wofford in Ma-3 piece I haven’t talked much about the House and Senate but I would like to talk a bit about the Senate race in NH, specifically today about Senator Kelly Ayotte.
Kelly Ayotte who you might remember was elected during the big red wave of 2010 thanks to support from Sarah Palin has not been a conservative favorite, they are lukewarm at best on her and some of my friend hold her in disdain.
I don’t. There are plenty of reasons why I’m happy to endorse Kelly Ayotte, here are six of them that my fellow conservatives should note:
First: She’s a former Prosecutor. I’m always partial toward former prosecutors in federal office. They are used to having to prove a case to win so they tend to be practical in terms of advancing legislation. That’s the kind of thinking that’s good for DC and at a time when police are targeted for murder and the left excuses it a former prosecutor in the senate is a good idea.
Second: She was one of the few national figures to speak out against swatting when conservatives were being targeted, not just when it became a celebrity issue latter on.
Third: she was one of the conservatives who spoke out and voted against the budget act of 2011
The 19 Republicans who voted against read like a Who’s Who of the conservative movement in the Senate: Sessions & Shelby from Alabama, Rubio from Florida, Chambliss from Georgia, Coats of Indiana and Grassley of Iowa, from Kansas Moran & Roberts, Paul from Kentucky, Ayotte of New Hampshire, Coburn & Inhofe Of Oklahoma , Toomey of Pennsylvania, Demint & Graham of South Carolina , Hatch & Lee of Utah.
Fourth: Ayotte has been excellent on defense issues and the war on terror like Benghazi
On Morning Joe, on CSPAN they highlighted Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain and the questions concerning Benghazi. During their segment with Angus King the senator elect from Maine they asked about Senator McCain and Graham.
There were however three senators at that press conference.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) was also there and spoke to this issue, (as she had during the campaign). She gave a strong statement on the situation and answered questions as well.
You would think it’s kind of hard to ignore Kelly Ayotte at that event, She is tall (she towered over both Senators McCain & Graham) but she is a younger, photogenic woman who had a strong interest in this matter. I’d think that would be something to play up instead of just “two old white guys”.
I suggest that is exactly WHY she is left out.
She also spoke up during the Hagel hearings mentioning the Green Revolution in Iran:
Yesterday she raised an incredible point at the Hagel Hearings that nobody seems to have caught
Of course he also voted against a sense of the senate in designating the Islamic revolutionary guard corps as a terrorist organization and he told us during the hearing that it was because of it was part of an elected legitimate Iranian government.
I don’t think that the people who rose up in 2009 in the green movement who were persecuted and shot at by the Iranian government would call that government a legitimately elected government. Nor would, at the time that he voted against designating the Islamic revolutionary guard corps as a terrorist organization at the time they were assisting those in Iraq who were murdering our troops.
You might have missed both of those because the same MSM that tries to distort and destroy Trump buried both of those stories to play the “old white men” card vs the GOP and to keep Kelly out of the spotlight.
Fifth: (and best) For my money the best reason to support Kelly Ayotte was her vote against Manchin Toomey. She took a stand for the 2nd Amendment when it counted and the MSM tore her apart for it.
MSNBC went batshit crazy but Morning Joe really went overboard. After months of calling opponents of Manchin-Toomey the survivalist wing of the NRA the day after the vote lost they were running images of the various senators with huge scare graphics saying VOTED NO as is each one of them were responsible for the Newtown shooting
I recall there was particular ire at Kelly Ayotte for not going along. They talked of the Millions Bloomberg would spend to defeat her, how the Northeast was turning blue and so was NH and how this vote was the beginning of the end for her. I commented at the time:
Morning Joe today is running the Pictures of the senators who voted No under big scary graphics
Now as I’ve already said it’s fair to say she is not as conservative as I’d like and she has occasionally disappointed, particularly on immigration and my friends at Granite Grok have held her feet to the fire over it through the years, to those people who are still upset let me give you one last reason to support Kelly Ayotte that you might have missed
Sixth: Kelly Ayotte is without question the most conservative US Senator northeast of New Jersey and it isn’t even close, I’d gladly swap her for either of the people we have here in Massachusetts.
If you are a conservative and want to either forestall a president Clinton or help out a president Trump you need to vote for Kelly Ayotte on Tuesday in New Hampshire
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