If ever there was a defining statement about a candidate, Shaun Kenney just gave it in a Washington Times article in today’s edition:
“People may come after him and say he is not a team payer, but Bob Marshall never has to apologize for a bad vote to his conservative base,” Mr. Kenney said.
The operative word here is “never”. Never has Bob Marshall voted in a way he has ever had to apologize for. Never has he cooperated in a compromise that he later felt ashamed for supporting. Never has he had to switch his position on an issue, a vote, or a policy position. In a day where some politicians are as likely to discard campaign promises as frequently as they are their used kleenex tissues, Bob Marshall stands apart as an unapologetic warrior for conservative causes, and someone who has proven to have no hesitation whatsoever about taking to task those who violate conservative principles.
The “collegiate” environment of the United States Senate is precisely what brought us not one, but frequent “compromise” proposals that would enact amnesty for illegal aliens in various forms, despite the overwhelming public opposition to this terminally misguided premise every time it was introduced. The “collegiate” atmosphere of the United States Senate is what eviscerated the federal government’s commitment to erect effective physical barriers to reduce unlawful border-jumping despite laws that required it be constructed. This “collegiate” atmosphere is what produces billions of dollars in pork-barrel spending every year, as elected officials trade favors and votes, depending on American taxpayers to pick up the bill.
I’m completely finished with “collegiate” if it means continually sacrificing principle, and increasingly, a presumption of basic collective sanity within our federal government. Let’s give them a Patrick Henry in Bob Marshall, as this article suggests. Support Bob Marshall for United States Senate. It’s the only choice that makes any sense.
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