Monday, October 25, 2004

Boucher "Somewhat More Liberal Than His District"

The following is a letter I sent to the editor of the Roanoke Times related to their editorial endorsement of Rick Boucher.

To the editor:

I recently read your editorial endorsement entitled “In 9th, let Boucher keep taking care of business” on your web-site.

There were points in the endorsement with which I took great exception.

“He is somewhat more liberal than his district overall…”

Seven votes to allow partial birth abortion would put him squarely to the left of his constituents. He has consistently voted in lockstep with Planned Parenthood and militant pro-abortion group NARAL, two of his major contributors. They each gave him a 100% score on his pro-abortion stance. Most constituents of the ninth district who are pro-choice or pro-life believe that there is some common sense middle ground on this issue.

“His approach serves the nation well on issues such as health care, Social Security and homeland security.”

I suppose by this, you’re not including his vote against supplemental spending for our troops in Iraq or his vote to raise taxes on Social Security.

Constituents should take a look at Boucher’s voting record and see if they feel their values and interests are being adequately represented in Washington. As for me, I’ll vote for someone else to “take care of business.”

For more, read Daddypundit's post Boucher is running from his record.
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