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The Trouble with Harry Teague (Acid Reflux Edition)

The Trouble with Harry Teague (Acid Reflux Edition)
December 17, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo thinks one of the burning questions of the millenia should be as follows: Why would a man who is worth (allegedly) forty million bucks spend over $40,000 of the tax-payer’s money on travel for just one season – summer? I guess he was fighting those dastardly teapartiers?

“…Summer travel for the office of New Mexico’s Harry Teague (D) totaled $40,274. His neighbor, Rep. Ben Lujan (D), disbursed just $20,697. Neither office responded to requests for comment….”

It gets better. I also need to be honest and mention that Teague is a first timer and probably needs to waste all our money setting up shop.

“…Rep. Harry Teague’s disbursements begin on page 277 of the third pdf file. Teague’s office spent $899,807.89 through September, including $352,130.23 in the third quarter…”

One of the problems Democrats are having these days is trying to stay true to some sort of “value”. When you really have none it is fine if you are going for the superficial look. But, when you get backed into a corner and need to at least look like you stand for something, it gets a little problematic. It doesn’t help when you have someone ethical, honorable, and decent like Steve Pearce running against you!

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Space Travel for the “Common” Man & Woman

Space Travel for the “Common” Man & Woman
December 8, 2009
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One of The Pink Flamingo’s fondest dreams is of space travel.  On Monday that dream became closer to reality. Virgin …Read the Rest

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So Much for Representation

So Much for Representation
December 7, 2009
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South Carolina’s Junior Senator, Jim DeMint prides himself on representing the conservative voice for all Americans over those of his …Read the Rest

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Harry Teague, Integrity, and Walking a Fine Line…to the Political Gallows

Harry Teague, Integrity, and Walking a Fine Line…to the Political Gallows
November 12, 2009
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“…But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself
…”
Garden Party

Harry Teague voted to bring ObamaCare to the House floor, then he voted against it.

There’s a good reason.

Teague, who is an Obama-lovin’ liberal represents one of the more conservative Congressional districts in the country. Like every other Dem without moral grounding, he doesn’t comprehend the fact that when you try to please everyone, you can’t win. If you have no moral center, you end up as a the loser we all hope he will be a year from now.

Now, the liberals are mad at him for voting against ObamaCare.

“…Obama delivered a firm message when he addressed the House Democratic caucus on Saturday night. “Do any of you expect the Republicans not to go after you if you vote against this bill?” Obama asked. Of course not. Republicans will do everything they can to oust conservative Democrats in 2010, just as Democrats defeated moderate Republicans in ’06 and ’08. Congressional Democrats will rise and fall based on the popularity of their president. I’m not sure why that point isn’t obvious by now. If Obama flounders, so will the Blue Dogs and everybody else. Derailing the centerpiece of Obama’s agenda hurts everyone in the Democratic Party….”

Then there is the “self-funding” issue. The other day Harry Teague, bless his little heart, said he did not have a real income, that he was in the negative figures. I guess he has some ‘splainin’ to do about this one.

“…Beyond these questions — and self-funders’ money could be a factor in several other elections — there’s the inescapable fact that several potentially vulnerable House Members have personal fortunes they can dip into if times get tough. That list includes Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Steve Kagen (D-Wis.), Walt Minnick (D-Idaho), Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) and Harry Teague (D-N.M.).

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) loaned his campaign $500,000 in the third quarter, a reflection that his bid for a fourth term against a wealthy challenger will be an expensive campaign and possibly his most competitive.

Teague, meanwhile, finds himself in a grudge match with an old friend and fellow oil patch millionaire, former Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), who wants his old job back. Pearce has never used his own money in his campaigns before, but he has not ruled out the possibility of doing so this time, given Teague’s willingness to self-fund last time around. This could produce one of the most expensive House races in the country next year, in one of the cheapest districts to run political ads.

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The Trouble With Harry – How Will He Vote?

The Trouble With Harry – How Will He Vote?
November 7, 2009
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Golly gee, Harry Teague is scared!

He is planning to vote against ObamaCare, allegedly, but for Cap/Trade.

“…Pearce campaign spokesman Paul Ciaramitaro stated, “The economically-catastrophic cap & trade program that Harry Teague eagerly supported in June is now one step closer to reality. It is bad enough that Teague stayed loyal to his Democrat party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and helped pass a bill at the behest of radical environmentalists. But it is completely unacceptable that Teague voted for a new program that will kill jobs in Southern New Mexico and raise taxes and utility rates on struggling families in Las Cruces and throughout his district. Harry Teague voted entirely against the interest of his constituents. Thanks to him and today’s action in the Senate, New Mexicans are now one step closer to higher taxes and fewer jobs.”…”

Yep, he’s scared.

He should be. His behavior is deplorable and a perfect example of why we need an honorable Republican like Steve Pearce on the job instead of TwoStepping Teague.

He was for ObamaCare, now he is against it – or so he says. Problem is, Harry Teague has a problem with integrity. He tells you he is going to vote against one thing, then turns around and votes for it. So, Harry Teague SAYS he is going to vote against ObamaCare. Problem is, you cannot trust Harry Teague to keep his word – on much of anything. Teague sends out a press release telling why he is NOT going to vote for the bill, then I find this little tidbit.

“…Still on the fence: Reps. Tom Perriello, D-Va., John Boccieri, D-Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Betsy Markey, D-Colo., and Harry Teague, D-N.M….”

If a vote is done quietly, Teague votes with Princess Pelosi.

Harry Teague is a marked man. Not only is he considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats on the Hill, but evidently he has a few financial difficulties.

“…In the House, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) placed first, with an average wealth of $251 million – top among all members of Congress. Following Issa are Reps. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.). Twenty-three House members recorded average wealth in negative territory, with Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) and Harry Teague (D-N.M.) scraping the bottom.

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Teague V. Pearce (Pearce Looking Good)

Teague V. Pearce (Pearce Looking Good)
October 29, 2009
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ummm….. The Pink Flamingo could have some interesting NM-2 campaign news in the next couple of days.  Stay tuned, same …Read the Rest

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Harry Teague Now 4th Most Vulnerable Dem in US!

Harry Teague Now 4th Most Vulnerable Dem in US!
October 18, 2009
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Now, let’s bring Harry Teague down, and elect Steve Pearce. “…5. Illinois’ 10th District (Republican-controlled): This North Shore district has …Read the Rest

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The Obama Revolution Is Alive and Well in ABQ!

The Obama Revolution Is Alive and Well in ABQ!
October 11, 2009
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ABQ has its first GOP mayor since 1981!

Photo IDs were required to vote.

ABQ now has its FIRST GOP City Council!

Perhaps it should be called the Revolution Against Obama and the Dems. It could be a harbinger for things to come. No matter how much “pork” Harry Teague tries to serve on the 2nd District, and it could make Tom Udall’s signature on a list (including Bernie Sanders) to force a ‘government option’ a kiss of death. Yet another major scandal isn’t going to help things, either.

The opening salvos in the Revolution Against Obama occurred Tuesday in ABQ. The former Democratic bastion, that never met a Democrat who couldn’t get elected, threw a few bums out of office, and have opted for Republican rule! Republican Richard Berry took 43.82% of the vote in a three-way race against three-term incumbent Martin Chavez and Richard Romero. When one considers the fact that Chavez received only 35.42% of the vote, it is enough to realize the election was no fluke!

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Big Bash for Teague

Big Bash for Teague
September 23, 2009
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The NMGOP forwarded an interesting little ditty to me. Today, at 5:30-7:00 Steny Hoyer & Henry Waxman are hosting a …Read the Rest

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Give Harry Teague Credit…

Give Harry Teague Credit…
September 18, 2009
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“…“I didn’t come to Congress to continue playing the same political games…What Congressman Wilson did was wrong and just plain …Read the Rest

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Is Harry Teague in Trouble?

Is Harry Teague in Trouble?
September 14, 2009
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There are 54 new Dems in the House who were elected in 2008.  They were elected in stats that The …Read the Rest

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Harry Teague’s Very Liberal Roots Are Showing

Harry Teague’s Very Liberal Roots Are Showing
September 2, 2009
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Harry Teague must be terrified of Steve Pearce, or he wouldn’t be dishing out and serving up the bacon.  In …Read the Rest

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Harry Teague’s Little Friend – Van Jones

Harry Teague’s Little Friend – Van Jones
August 31, 2009
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On Friday The Pink Flamingo, along with many members of the GOP in New Mexico, discovered that the seminar on …Read the Rest

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More Comments from the O-Bot – Part I

More Comments from the O-Bot – Part I
August 30, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo thinks the ongoing comments coming in from “Lisa Pilgrim”, the O-Bot are very important.  Because of this, …Read the Rest

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Has Big Bill Been “Cleared”?

Has Big Bill Been “Cleared”?
August 27, 2009
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Democrats in New Mexico are probably the second most corrupt group of Dems in the country.  They aren’t up to …Read the Rest

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Karl Rove’s I Told You So!

Karl Rove’s I Told You So!
August 24, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo has been telling you – for ages now, that the reason the US Attorney for NM, David …Read the Rest

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Teague Says He Isn’t Sure About Health Care

Teague Says He Isn’t Sure About Health Care
August 21, 2009
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Harry Teague  had a health care forum in Las Cruces the other day.  He said that he was part of …Read the Rest

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BREAKING: Ex NM-Sec of State Indicted for Fraud

BREAKING:  Ex NM-Sec of State Indicted for Fraud
August 19, 2009
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Four additional Democrats in NM have been indicted for fraud. This one is quite fascinating.

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Harry Teague’s Office Sends 2 Responses

Harry Teague’s Office Sends 2 Responses
August 17, 2009
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Several weeks ago I sent 2 emails to Harry Teague about Health Care Reform.  This is the response I received …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: The Trouble With Harry Teague & Other NM Dems

UPDATED:  The Trouble With Harry Teague & Other NM Dems
August 7, 2009
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UPDATE: Janel Causey, Director of Communications for the NM GOP, emailed the following information.  Evidently, as usual, the GOP was …Read the Rest

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A Constituent’s Tale of Woe and Harry Teague

A Constituent’s Tale of Woe and Harry Teague
August 3, 2009
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Would you like to know why Harry Teague is on the GOP’s 2010 “Hit List”? I have a friend we …Read the Rest

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Is It “Dirty” Harry Teague?

Is It “Dirty” Harry Teague?
July 31, 2009
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You gotta love Dem-Rats.  When they pontificate about transparency you can just about bet the farm (or in New Mexico …Read the Rest

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Embattled Teague Refuses to Take NM Phone Calls!

Embattled Teague Refuses to Take NM Phone Calls!
July 30, 2009
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This afternoon around 2PM I called Harry Teague’s DC office.  That would make it 4PM in DC.  Granted on a …Read the Rest

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Harry Teague on Socialized Medicine

Harry Teague on Socialized Medicine
July 28, 2009
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The fillowing is the text of an email I sent to Congressman Harry Teague on July 19.   To date …Read the Rest

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Did Big Bill Throw Obama Under the Bus?

Did Big Bill Throw Obama Under the Bus?
July 19, 2009
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“…“I’m worried about the deficit and I think we’ve got to be careful about another stimulus package right now because …Read the Rest

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Will Heather Wilson Run for Governor

Will Heather Wilson Run for Governor
July 17, 2009
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According to Heath Haussaman, Heather Wilson is thinking about running for governor.  While she would not be able to beat …Read the Rest

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Harry Teague Once Again Sells Out NM and Freedom

Harry Teague Once Again Sells Out NM and Freedom
July 16, 2009
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Last week I sent an email to NM 2nd District Congressman Harry Teague.  I wanted to know how he was …Read the Rest

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More NMGOP Comments About Diane Denish

More NMGOP Comments About Diane Denish
July 10, 2009
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The NM GOP Executive apparatus is becoming better by the day – and it is about time.  This week’s attack …Read the Rest

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NM GOP Chair Speaks Up About Diane Denish & Big Bill

NM GOP Chair Speaks Up About Diane Denish & Big Bill
July 8, 2009
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Harvey Yates, Jr. seems to be doing a much better job with the NM GOP than I’ve seen since I’ve …Read the Rest

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BREAKING: Steve Pearce to Take on Harry Teague (Thank God!)

BREAKING:  Steve Pearce to Take on Harry Teague (Thank God!)
July 6, 2009
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I just heard from a loyal Lincoln County Republican.  Steve Pearce has just filed the paperwork to take on Harry …Read the Rest

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