Cathy McMorris Rodgers Archives

Gravis Marketing conducted a poll of a possible match up between Senator Patty Murray against U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodger for the U.S. Senate in 2016.  Patty Murray lead, 51 percent to 40 percent, which is no surprise.

However, they described McMorris as a “moderate congresswoman, who has led Republican support of Obamacare in the House” and Patty Murray as “one of the most partisan senators in the Democratic caucus.”

Whoa!  Anyone who has read this website already knows my opinion, so I am going to remain speechless.  Any body else want to weigh in?

 

Cathy spins a yarn

On Sept. 19, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued a press release after she voted to reduce funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) by $40 billion over 10 years – $4 billion per year – with the headline, “McMorris Rodgers Votes for Nutrition Reform, Preserving Eastern Washington’s Safety Net.” Twisting and turning the truth, and obfuscating in an Orwellian fashion seems to be her expertise, as it appears to be the political practice of the day.

Is she counting on constituents being ignorant or stupid in being deceived by this obvious attempt at deception? Removing $4 billion a year from food stamps is not supporting our women and children and not preserving a safety net. Rather, it withdraws food security from our people in poverty, which disproportionately affects children, the most vulnerable among us.

What kind of a country does McMorris Rodgers envision: Begging children coming up to cars stopped at intersections, like I saw in Africa’s developing countries?

McMorris Rodgers should represent all her constituents – not only the businesspeople, military and farmers – and meet with educators and college students, the homeless, social service workers – and children.

Nancy Street

Cheney

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

In a letter to constituents Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers touted her support of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 and how she is in a similar situation as millions of other working moms in this country balancing the demands of a job with the obligations of a family.
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 is not written to truly help families have the flexibility to use their overtime. It does not provide employees the flexibility to use comp time when they need it. There are no provisions for distributing overtime work equally if an employee chooses to be paid for overtime instead of taking comp time.

Congress will only be in session 126 days this year, yet Representative McMorris Rodgers earns $174,000 per year for essentially part time work and enjoys a Congressional staff of more than 20. Her husband has the luxury of staying home to care for their children because he collects a military retirement. It is disingenuous to equate herself with hard working moms who often work 40 – 60 hours a week just to make ends meet. She does NOT feel their pain.

Disappointed in Clarkston,

Monika Lawrence
Clarkston, WA

McMorris: I Supported the Sequester before I Opposed it

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is now critical of the sequester that slashed billions of dollars across the board in funding for government programs and services including birth control for low income families and air traffic controllers.  However, McMorris voted for the sequester.  The blogger at thelastofthemillenniums suggests that McMorris is stupidly contradicting herself, and I offer another possibility.

McMorris Getting Orwellian on the Sequester

I am not one to defend Cathy McMorris Rodgers, but I don’t’ believe it was a mistake.  I believe it as a calculated rhetorical strategy to shift the blame for the impact of the sequester to the President and away from Republicans.    Logically, of course, it makes no sense.  How can you be critical of something you just vigorously supported without be a blatant hypocrite?   You can’t.

However, it is still an effective rhetorical strategy.  Average Americans do not remember who voted for what.  All they see is a attractive, middle aged mother of three who was elected to the U.S. House criticizing President Obama for the harmful effects of the sequester.

 

By the way….US Representative  Cathy McMorris-Rodgers voted FOR the sequester cuts but now proudly and stupidly stands in front of the sign proclaiming ‘Obamaquester’.

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is my US House Representative and also part of the Republican leadership.

And she actually sat there with a straight face and said splitting up the farm bill will ‘speed up the legislative process’….

The only question is does she think we are that stupid or is she that stupid?

Trick question.

I have rocks in my backyard smarter then Cathy McMorris-Rodgers…….

People are speculating that McMorris might run for Governor of the State of Washington in 2016.  I don’t think she will, but can you imagine what Olympia would be like?