If he is, he isn’t going to find it from me. I never have liked him, he is nothing more than an opportunistic pretender to all things conservative Republican but hasn’t a clue as to what a conservative Republican is. Just like the rest of his former Freedom Caucus colleagues.
U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Humble, announced Sunday afternoon he is resigning from the hardline Republican group that helped sink GOP attempts to repeal former President Obama’s 2010 health care law.
“I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus. In order to deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward,” Poe said in a statement. “Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas.”
“It is time to lead,” he added.
Ted Poe, leader? Good grief. Look in the dictionary under ‘oxymoron’ and you will find ‘Ted Poe, leader’.
That said, maybe, just maybe, Republicans of all types will finally figure out that they need to work together to govern. Sometimes you have to compromise, get the best deal you can, then get another one down the road. The ‘Freedom Caucus’ has nothing to do with freedom and everything to do with campaign donations.
The farther away we get from the passage of Obamacare, the more respect I have for the Democrats that voted for it even though they knew they would likely lose their jobs. They compromised, got the best deal they could and voted for it because they believed in the mission. The Freedom Caucus members are the opposite of those guys. They care about their base and getting reelected, nothing more.