Survey of Dem’s Most Loved Republicans: A Guide on Whom to Fire?

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Hill conducted its annual survey of how congressmen feel about each other and the answers are instructive. The survey found that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D. Calif.) is the most partisan, unwelcoming, hard to work with politician in all of the House of Representatives. But the list of Republicans that congressional leftists love should serve as the list of those voters should fire in November and after.

The Hill, however, did have an interesting point on why the extremist, left-wing, loud, hectoring, shrill Pelosi has been able to so easily get her anti-American policy agenda through Congress. She has a willing and able assistant in Steny Hoyer (D, Md.), a man that many congressmen like and find not to be the wholly leftist ideologue that Pelosi is.

As The Hill puts it, it’s sort of a good-cop-bad-cop relationship. The shrill Pelosi makes her extremist demands but it is the smooth, seemingly moderate Hoyer that gets people to sign on to those demands.

Of course, this whole survey proves the lie to the claim that Hoyer is a moderate. After all, if he truly was a steadfast conservative Democrat he wouldn’t be acting the convincer to Pelosi’s extremist agenda and helping her get every far, far left idea of her dreams made into law.

This survey should also help Republicans see some of whom they might want to be getting rid of. By marking which Republicans that Democrats think are “easy to work with” we can see which Republicans are not Republicans but are instead an ever hated RINO (Republican In Name Only).

The Hill marks these congressmen as those that Democrats like most:

  • Judy Biggert (Ill.)
  • Bob Inglis (S.C.)
  • Walter Jones (N.C.)
  • Steven LaTourette (Ohio)
  • John McHugh (N.Y.)
  • John Mica (Fla.)
  • Ron Paul (Texas)
  • Lee Terry (Neb.)
  • Fred Upton (Mich.)
  • Bill Young (Fla.)

There is only one reason why Democrats would love these folks: it’s because they are reliable votes against their own party.

So, this survey from The Hill is quite instructive. It gives us the congressmen that are most ideologically driven and helps us know which ones have no principles at all. Kudos to The Hill.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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