Richard Burr

Do Burr and Tillis listen?

In a word, no.

By my count, both senators have received many thousands of calls and emails from worried constituents over the past week. Their voice mail boxes are full. And what is the result of those calls? Nothing. Both men voted to begin dismantling ACA, without even the illusion of a viable replacement plan. Of course, Trump has promised a magnificent alternative. Bigly indeed. Just like he promised Mexico would pay to build his wall.

An open letter to Richard Burr UPDATE

UPDATE

I wrote this earlier today, but just found that hearings will be held. I am proud of Burr. It feels good.

Dear Richard.

It's a new year, and I've resolved to be nice. Thank you for reading.

When people ask me to call members of Congress, I find it hard to comply. It almost always seems like wasted effort. Especially when I'm calling you. You don't seem to care what I think, and your mind seems already made up about everything.

#dumpburr

Richard Burr is one lucky son of a gun. With so much media attention focused on the flailing of Trump and McCrory, Slick Dick has managed to do what he always does: fly below the radar. Most voters don't even know he exists, nor do they seem to care. He's an invisible man with no qualms about hitching his star to the disgusting Donald Trump. Nothing would make me happier than to see this frat-boy slacker lose to Deb Ross in three weeks.

Greenwashing comes to the Burr/Ross race

Taking their cue from Jay Faison:

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions says it is spending $120,000 on the buy, which will air commercials in Raleigh and Charlotte.

“Senator Richard Burr deserves to be commended for his record of supporting renewable energy, promote conservation, and place the economic needs and health of North Carolinians before partisanship,” said CRES Chairman and Executive Director James Dozier.

And just like Faison's group, peel a few layers of this onion and you find a focus on natural gas and nukes:

We're waiting.

The two men at the top of the Republican ticket continue to stand by Donald Trump through thick and thin. Pat McCrory and Richard Burr both have endorsed Trump's candidacy, and show no signs of repudiating him, even after his reckless call for a "Second Amendment" solution to stop Hillary Clinton.

Neither man has the courage to disavow Donald Trump. They are betting their political futures that there are enough North Carolina voters who share their bigoted and hateful view of America.

The case against Richard Burr

This is my take on Senator Richard Burr’s recent years in Congress.

Overall
Mr. Burr is a cheery front man, who masks a so-so performer in every way. He does mostly what GOP leaders want, even when what they want puts North Carolina at risk. Burr reliably favors Big Business over Regular People, most significantly in the area of big energy, big banks, and big guns. He even voted to allow terror suspects to purchase assault weapons.

Burr endorses Trump

You knew there would come a time when Richard Burr would have to choose between the Republican Party and the United States of America. And you will not be surprised to learn that he has chosen his party. Yesterday, Burr endorsed Donald Trump for president of our country.

The only goal that unites this Republican Party is the desire to defeat Hillary Clinton. It's for that reason that Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., announced on Twitter his endorsement of Trump on Wednesday.

That would be the same Donald Trump who speaks in this video:

When I think of Senator Burr, the word "pathetic" comes to mind. Just like it did years ago, when I learned that he had told his wife to withdraw a bunch of cash from an ATM in the middle of the night. Back then, he was using secrets he learned as a Senator to protect his own ass. He wasn't watching out for you or me. Not for one second.

Burr's endorsement of Trump tells you everything you need to know about both men.

Bungling Burr does it again

Imagine that you're Richard Burr, trying desperately to show voters that you're not a lazy, frat-boy slacker. You really, really want the world to believe you actually know how to get somethin' done, and so you pour your heart and soul into pretending like you do. You reach across the aisle to make nice with one of America's preeminent Democratic chickenhawks, and come up with a technology encryption bill bill that does the exact opposite of what you intend. Why are we not surprised:

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