No, Aaron Schock is not gay.
Despite her contention that she represents a majority of South Dakotans Kristi Noem is raking in the dough from corporations and Political Action Committees leaving women and average voters behind.
Her contributors run the gamut from Republicans in the earth raping sector, the anti-affordable medical industry, and from the 20 GOP donors who would reap windfalls from repeal of the estate tax.
She slept her way into the South Dakota legislature and into Congress with all the gusto of a Mardi Gras doxy.
After abandoning her TEApublican base while embracing a tiny clique of courtiers she has jettisoned her fake ideals for the glitz and romp of DC even as one of her consorts is facing disgrace.
Photo: Rep. Aaron Schock and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) at the Great Wall of China last April.
What no one realized until the past few months was that Schock, now 33, was apparently mooching off donors and taxpayers all along. [The Fix]From the Associated Press:
In resigning abruptly on Tuesday, Schock cited a "heavy heart," following six weeks of revelations about his business deals. He said in a statement that the constant questions about his spending and business dealings had made it impossible to serve effectively as congressman.South Dakota's current At-large representative, Republican Kristi Noem, met with donors in Rapid City recently. Her political party's stonewalling on immigration is preventing some Black Hills businesses to hire summer help.
She tossed bones to her campaign contributors by railing against the protection of endangered species like the northern long-eared bat and for more money for the Neiman family to log the old growth ponderosa pine essential to preserving Black Hills habitat.
South Dakota's GOP-dominated legislature is also pandering to the logging industry by voting to give them more cash.
Noem voted for an amendment that would have ended federal funding for Amtrak. A bill investing $8 billion in Amtrak's future was ultimately passed.
A new staff report by Republicans on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee criticized [IRS] spending priorities; one member, South Dakota GOP Rep. Kristi Noem declared it looks like IRS was “purposely harming taxpayers” by not having more customer service reps to answer filers’ calls. This from a member of the party that’s worked so hard to gut the ACA by whatever means possible, including starving involved agencies? If helping average taxpayers was the GOP’s goal it would make sure the agency that deals with them most has the resources to do the job right. [editorial, Lockport Union-Sun and Journal]Noem voted against protections for women and to protect white stalkers. She was the only woman to vote against both Senate and House versions reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
The League of Conservation Voters has released their 2014 environment scorecard. It doesn't look good for South Dakota's GOP congressional delegation.
Johnson, Tim P. D-SD 2014: 100% lifetime: 73%
Thune, John R. R-SD 2014: 20% lifetime: 13%
Noem, Kristi R-SD 2014: 3% lifetime: 7%
Noem's family exploits immigrant workers.
Helping middle class families take advantage of the benefits of the health care law, like ensuring millions of seniors and people with disabilities have access to more affordable prescription medications and free preventive services through Medicare, should be a top priority for lawmakers in Washington. Yet instead of working to fix the law, Congresswoman Noem and her tea party friends have voted to repeal the health care law more than 40 times. They even shut down the government to prevent new benefits, like saving seniors money on prescription drugs and preventative services, from taking effect. [South Dakota Democratic Party]One of her own Republican colleagues ratted her out for having at least one extramarital affair while Kristi was trying to get into the South Dakota legislature.
Others, even from her own party are frustrated with Noem's duplicity.
I'm sure tired of being stabbed in the back by the people we send to congress. U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, despite her conservative campaign rhetoric, has again inflicted another wound on her constituents by voting "yes" on Fast Track Authority for TPP, Obamatrade. I trusted you Kristi, but after researching your voting record since you've been in office (44 percent conservative) I have come to realize that you say one thing and do another. I'm feeling used. [LTE, Roger Thompson]Kristi pimped her family in campaign adverts and ignored issues important to South Dakota voters.
Noem has withdrawn support from #HR2722 -- the bill that would have funded women's medical care and breast cancer treatment even as she feigns compassion for women with breast cancer.
Kristi Noem is one of those lying liars Al Franken warned us about.
Democrats: let's work to fire her.
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