McHenry grilled by High School student, squeezes out of dodge

McHenry, in another perfect example of his sleezy ways, had to carefully dodge some heavy questions- not by fellow politicians, but by Highschool students.

The toughest questions came from junior Ben Napper.

When the 16-year-old asked McHenry how he would deal with what Ben said was the probable outcome of next month’s election — a Democratic sweep of the White House and both chambers of congress, McHenry jokingly tried to step on the boy’s toes.

“How are you going to work with that kind of situation?” Ben asked.

“You have to work with who the American people elected,” McHenry answered when the fake toe-stomping subsided. “And sometimes that’s better than other times.”

Ben then got even tougher, asking McHenry how he felt about non-discrimination and equal pay in the workplace.

When McHenry answered he was for equality, Ben asked “Then how do you defend your vote against it?”

The teen was likely referring to two bills McHenry voted against in 2007. The Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act and the Equal Pay Bill.

Too bad, McHenry. Even though the gutless Republicans of the 10th don’t ask the right questions, even Highschool students see through some of your lies.

By the way, how do you intend to “work with who the American People elect” when you keep essentially claiming Pelosi is the Antichrist? That’s not working together, that’s firing from cover while pretending to want to shake hands. Pelosi does deserve some hate, but at the rate you’re going, every Democrat and Republican on Capitol Hill is going to have a Patrick McHenry dartboard before the end of your reign.

Patrick McHenry ads during “What Not to Wear”?

Has anyone else noticed that Patrick McHenry is paying to put Anti-Johnson ads up during repear episodes of What Not To Wear? Is he trying to advertise for political minds or just attract homosexual men?

For those of you who are interested, the airing in which it was shown was the night of the 17th of October, at approximately 11:30 or so- late night. Evidently, a large percentage of McHenry’s voterbase is insomniac gay men with a taste for fashion.

Despite Warnings, Patrick McHenry (R-NC) backed Subprime Loans

More information about McHenry’s involvement in the whole economy crisis- you know, other than taking exorbitant amounts of money from banks and now being mysteriously missing to finance hearings:

After viewing Patrick McHenry’s political ad smearing his opponent, I was shocked. McHenry doesn’t want to tell people about his record. He wants to throw mud at a worthy opponent.

Having served two terms on the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives, Patrick McHenry defended subprime lending even after economists cautioned that the risk to the economy was great.

McHenry favored deregulation policies while at the same time accepting $800,000 from financial services companies AIG, Bear Stearns, Washington Mutual, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Who do you think McHenry really represents on this committee?

Of course, the irony here is that he has been speaking out against fixes:

“I didn’t go to Washington to frivolously spend your dollars,” McHenry said.

“The challenge here is figuring out what is actually happening with the financial industry.”

He then launched into a short explanation about mortage backed securities and their effect on Wall Street.

The congressman railed against the bailout and advocated a free market solution, citing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a model.

Ironically, McHenry has not only been wasting political campaign funds (donated by supporters such as his listeners at this speech) on expenditures like $700 rock concert tickets,but he’s also talking ridiculously about what he doesn’t understand- McHenry’s “free market solution”, while generally admirable, is mainly about deregulating abusive banks (that donate to his campaign)- which even Alan Greenspan is beginning to say he was wrong about.

Of course, we here at RAPMcH have nothing against free market economies- but when fat cats up in Washington such as Patrick McHenry use the concept of a free market to protect shady bankers who use golden parachutes to escape the financial crisis before it crashes, we have an issue. That kind of economy is not a free economy, it’s an unfair economy- an economy made unfair by people like Patrick McHenry.