Club For Growth Brands NRCC Chair A ‘RINO’

The conservative advocacy group Club for Growth placed Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) on notice Thursday, branding him a “Republican In Name Only” for opposing President Obama’s proposed cuts to Social Security.

Walden, who chairs the National Republican Campaign Committee, was placed on the group’s website, which seeks to solicit primary opponents to lawmakers opposed to the conservative agenda. It lists extensive complaints with Walden’s record:

Check the record:

  • Voted for the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street (RCV #681, 2008)
  • Voted to increase the debt ceiling by $2.1 trillion. (RCV #690, 2011)
  • Voted to keep all of the spending in Obama’s stimulus (RCV #42, 2009)
  • Voted for the “fiscal cliff” deal that raised tax rates and delayed automatic spending cuts (RCV #659, 2012)
  • Voted against ending Viagra subsidies (RCV #312, 2005)
  • Voted for the Obama “Cash for Clunkers” program (RCV #682, 2009)
  • Voted for a budget extension that funded ObamaCare (RCV #579, 2012)
  • Voted against multiple budgets offered by House conservatives (RCV #73, 2000; RCV #68, 2001; RCV #79, 2003; RCV #90, 2004; RCV #156, 2006; RCV #211, 2007; RCV #140, 2008; RCV #189, 2009; RCV #275, 2011; RCV #149, 2012; RCV #86, 2013)
  • Voted to fund dozens of pork projects like the Bronx Council for the Arts (RCV #335, 2006), Grape genetics research (RCV #810, 2007), Lobster Institute in Maine (RCV #735, 2007), and an Aquarium in South Carolina (RCV #669, 2007)
  • Voted against numerous spending cuts that would have reduced the size of government (Link)



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