Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mark Pryor's Obama Problem

by David Ray, RPA Communications Director: Tomorrow is former Governor Mike Huckabee’s birthday, and we hope you’ll join us in wishing him and his family a Happy Birthday! It’s also a great reminder that we need to be focused on electing a Republican Governor in 2014. Here’s your weekly update:
Mark Pryor’s Obama Problem
We see new polling data every week that shows that Mark Pryor is in deep trouble in 2014. A big reason why is because Pryor has been a puppet for the liberals in Washington, supporting them on everything from Obamacare and the failed stimulus to the Wall St. bailouts and taxpayer funding for abortion. In fact, a non-partisan study reveals that Pryor voted 95% of the time with Barack Obama.

Now that he’s in trouble, Pryor is singing a different tune
Check out what he recently told a Washington reporter: “I think that President Obama has in some ways what you would think of as a hard-left agenda in various ways, and t hat agenda is not popular in our state,” Pryor said, riding in the backseat of an aide’s pickup. “And a lot of that agenda I don’t support.”

Our question is why is Mark Pryor just now figuring out that Obama has a “hard-left agenda?” And if “that agenda is not popular in our state” (as Pryor admitted), why did he support it so stridently for the last five years?
The only way to fix this is to “Retire Pryor” the same way we “Booted Blanche” in 2010!

You Guessed It…ANOTHER Democrat Resignation
State Senator Paul Bookout (D-Jonesboro) is the latest in a series of high-profile Democrat resignations for wrong-doing over the last year. Bookout came under fire for using his campaign contributor’s money to go on lavish spending sprees that included the purchase of an $8,000 home entertainment system and $5,000 at a women’s clothing boutique. Now that Bookout has resigned, his case has been referred to a special prosecutor and a special election will be held to fill the 21 st Senate District.

Unsurprisingly, the Democratic Party of Arkansas defended their Senator, insisting that he was doing a good job and should simply repay the money and continue to serve in office.

As one political column pointed out, this is the third high-profile scandal for Arkansas Democrats in less than a year (following the disgraceful actions of Hudson Hallum and Martha Shoffner). Of course, there’s an easy way to fix this: Vote Republican!

In The News…
Congressman Rick Crawford received an award from the 60-Plus Association for his efforts to repeal the obsolete death tax.

Congressman Tom Cotton met with Arkansas community bankers who are struggling to overcome the excessive regulations put in place by the Dodd-Frank legislation passed by liberals in Washington. Senator Mark Pryor voted for the job-killing Dodd-Frank legislation, even though he readily admits the bill unfairly targeted small community bankers.

Congressman Steve Womack sat down with KNWA-TV to talk about important issues facing Arkansas and our nation.

Despite what liberals will tell you, Republicans are committed to strengthening and securing the future of Social Security, and Congressman Tim Griffin’s efforts to do this were recently highlighted by KARK-TV.

Senator John Boozman caught up with KNWA-TV to talk about his week-long farm tour and issues affecting farmers.

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