Skip to comments.Republican Turncoat from Staten Island, NY Who Voted for Biden's Agenda Tries to Defend Herself and Fails Miserably
Posted on 11/09/2021 8:44:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Last week, 13 Republicans crossed the aisle in an inexplicable move that diffused a Democrat civil war and handed Joe Biden a big win. On Friday, enough members of the far-left “squad” were prepared to vote down the bipartisan infrastructure bill until GOP members stepped to the fore to give Pelosi what she needed.
There are a lot of reasons to be angry about that as a Republican, and we’ll get to some of those. But to set things up, I want to start this clip of GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) on Fox News this morning defending her vote as one of the baker’s dozen who pushed through Biden’s agenda.
"At the end of the you don't vote against a bill simply because you want to stick it to the other side. You vote for a bill because it's the right thing to do for your constituents." @RepMalliotakis explains why she voted for President Biden's infrastructure package pic.twitter.com/wQA0qB8hp7
— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) November 9, 2021
Frankly, I find this to be condescending garbage. The indication here by Malliotakis is that Republicans only oppose the bipartisan infrastructure bill because of politics. I reject that wholeheartedly. Do we like to own the libs from time to time? Sure we do, but this goes much further than not handing Biden a win on one of the chief planks of his policy platform.
The reality is that the country is in the midst of an inflationary boom, with today’s numbers being enough to make your eyes water. Producer price inflation rose to 8.6% year over year, which is the highest increase ever recorded in a country that has seen its share of financial crises. The middle-class is struggling under the weight of high energy costs and a supply chain crisis. The worst thing the government can do right now is pump more funny money into the economy via some boondoggle infrastructure bill.
And to be sure, it is indeed a boondoggle. Everything from “tree equity,” to payoffs for Joe Manchin’s wife, to money for fixing “racist” roads, is in there. But even if we assumed the bill was itself sound — and it’s not — who in their right mind would trust the Biden administration to be responsible with the distribution of these funds, especially since so much of it goes through our corrupt, inefficient bureaucracy?
Well, the answer to that question is Malliotakis, who apparently believes this bill is completely necessary for her constituents and has no concerns about government incompetence. That’s fine, but she shouldn’t be surprised when she finds herself with a primary challenger next year who will test that theory.
At the end of the day, there’s a reason these blue-state Republicans made up the majority of the GOP “yes” votes for the infrastructure bill. They live in districts that are perpetually mismanaged at the state and local level by Democrat politicians. But instead of working to change that reality on the ground, they’d rather fleece taxpayers in Florida and Texas in order to dump more money into the bottomless pit that is a city like New York. The GOP is supposed to stand against irresponsible stuff like this, and Malliotakis has failed that test. If Republicans want to win big in 2022, this isn’t the way to do it.
She turned out to be nothing more than lying trash, just like Linda Grahamnesty.
I read a tweet (from some lib, likely) that she (Milokitas) didn’t have any choice but to vote for this....as NY is trying to redistrict her into a mostly Dem area.
Not sure if true, but, my first thought was....Oh, okay....so, you put YOURSELF over COUNTRY.
Got it, traitor.
Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) is a RINO.
She voted to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from all committee assignments.
Hell to pay.
“Let’s go, GOPee!”
Fake MAGA pols throughout the GOP at this point.
The author doesn’t know the difference between defused and diffused. Yet I am expected to consider this better journalism than what the NYT, Washington Post, or any alphabet network produces.
No wonder our side is losing even now. Everyone in the writing business appears to be utterly ILLITERATE. Not just the leftists, OUR PEOPLE TOO.
Another (of DOZENS) example: When I see folks on this very site not knowing the difference between LOOSE (slack, not taut, untied, free) and LOSE (come second or lower, not win) I weep for the future.
WE deserve the abject slavery our children will suffer due to our sloth. We deserve it, but it is THEY who will suffer for our complacency and laziness.
Or marshall law vs. Marital law
Either way, she'll be out of a job because now she'll be primaried. Better polish up the resume.
so why not have her cite the specific part of the bill that helps her district....she probably has not read it.
Okay axe me some thing I doesn’t knows.
Can you chop wood with an ask?
Only the nose knows for sure.
I thought Trump, while he was president, supported a massive spending bill on infrastructure. I see no difference with the current bill that got passed. I think that if it was good enough for Trump back on the day, then why are Trump supporters flipping out on these 13.
Yes, Marshall law favors law enforcement, Marital law favors the woman, and Martial law means no more rights.
thought Trump, while he was president, supported a massive spending bill on infrastructure. I see no difference with the current bill that got passed. I think that if it was good enough for Trump back on the day, then why are Trump supporters flipping out on these 13
Are you for real ?
First off, Trump’s was PAID for,
this has a “zero cost” unpaid trillions bill/ debt.
Trump’s bill WAS physical ( real) infrastructure.
” human” infrastructure, which is weasel for SJW payroll.
And you know damn well why
we are flipping out
over these three o’ dark thirty voting
I spit and fart in your general direction.
over these 13 o’ dark thirty voting
backstabbing, ,,, Rinos.
I see no difference with the current bill that got passed.
Are you serious?
No more than 25% of this steaming leftist pile of crap is for actual infrastructure. The rest is idiocy...that you can’t see apparently.
The turncoats need to be electorially strung up.
I had high hopes for her, but she’s become a traitor.
We don’t know for sure that Soros, et al., aren’t embedding true libs in our legislature. Fund them and their campaigns, teach them the conservative lingo, get them elected, then they vote as the liberals they are. Trojan horses.
Staten Island is conservative. She’ll be primaried.
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