Rep. Noem, Senator Rounds Vote for Obama Agenda


Senator Mike Rounds and Rep. Kristi Noem (SD)

Phil Jensen


Both houses of congress have now had a chance to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds the Obama Agenda, including open borders, executive amnesty, more H2-B visas for low-skilled foreign workers, an increase in spending, Planned Parenthood, wind farm tax credits, President Obama’s racial zoning quotas, and ObamaCare.

Said Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government:

“We agree with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley who has said it will help terrorist travel and economic espionage in the U.S. It leaves our borders wide open, and fails to stop Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children. It increases spending $112 billion over the next two years, busting the spending caps. It does nothing to defund Planned Parenthood. It reinstates the Wind Production Tax Credit. It funds Obamacare. It quardruples H2-B visas for low-skilled workers at the expense of American workers. It fails use the power of the purse to rein in a single one of Obama’s economy crippling regulations. It funds the Department of Housing and Urban Development racial and income zoning quotas being imposed on 1,200 counties and cities that accept any portion of $3 billion of annual community development block grants.

Rick Kriebel 2016


“The omnibus does not advance Republican priorities, or even the American people’s priorities, it advances the priorities of the power elite in Washington, D.C. that continues to operate within a vacuum.”

How did your federal representatives vote?  You can find the House vote here, and the Senate vote here.

Of the presidential candidates in the Senate, Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul predictably voted “Nay” on this bad bill; Senator Marco Rubio did not vote.  Senator Lindsey Graham-nesty voted “Yea.”

Woodrow Wilcox


So how did “South Dakota common sense and conservative values” in Washington D.C. do today?  Not so good.

Senator John Thune amazed us and voted “Nay” on the Obama agenda in both the cloture vote and the final vote.  Could there be hope to reverse the drift to the Left of the man who defeated Tom Daschle in 2004?

Ole “South Dakota common sense and conservative values” FHA-endorsed Senator Mike Rounds voted for it. I’m sure glad conservatives got a “Republican” in that Senate seat last year; if we hadn’t, that seat might have a score even lower than Mike Rounds’ 20% rating (since this vote hasn’t been scored by Conservative Review yet, it won’t be as high as 20% for long). After all, Democrats are about the only ones with lower ratings than ole “South Dakota common sense and conservative values” Mike Rounds.

And Rep. Kristi Noem predictably went along with the RINO House leadership and voted to fund the Obama agenda.

You know, I could have sworn–sworn–that Republicans told me last year that if we elected them, they’d stop the Obama agenda for us.

What happened to that?  Did they leave their guts in their home states? Their principles, too?

I don’t see much stopped…except Republican principles, and the traditional limited government values that used to make this nation great.

With Republicans who’ll ensure a Leftist “fundamentally transforming America” agenda gets funded, who needs Democrats?

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • Thisoldspouse

    So much for “the Tea Party will save us.”

    • My Tea Party group endorsed Noem when she ran the first time…but not since then, after she sold us out on that worthless “debt deal” a few months after she was elected. And I don’t know of any real Tea Party people who backed Rounds (except a few groups like Tea Party Express who considered it more important to whore themselves out and get an “R” in the seat than get a real conservative elected).