I contacted you after your two votes to support the original Bush "bailout" and told you that it was insane fiscal policy – which history has proven to be true – and that in light of that vote I wouldn't support you in 2010. And I didn't.
This issue of the debt ceiling increase was your opportunity to redeem yourself and prove that you actually will act to further the principles you profess to support. Yet once AGAIN, you failed, and voted in favor of this abortion of a bill.
Needless to say, I won't be voting for you next year, either, and will urge all of my friends and acquaintances to not vote for you, too.
You’ve become a huge disappointment as a self-professed “conservative”, and an embarrassment to this valley. You’ve become just another Establishment Republican, the kind of professional political hack who’s even more problematic than the Democrats. At least they’re honest about their goal, the transformation of this country into a social-welfare state. You and your fellow Establishment Republicans, in contrast, claim to support traditional conservative principles, but when push comes to shove you’re too weak or too afraid to actually stand firm on just about anything. No wonder this country is swirling the drain.
It’s because of Republicans like you and McCain that I cancelled my GOP membership of almost 40 years and re-registered as “Decline to state”; an Independent.
Fortunately for you, this district is pretty conservative, so your Democrat Party opponents don’t really have much of a chance at defeating you. That makes your seat pretty safe. But if I were younger, and didn’t hate the idea of living in the DC area so much (I’m originally from there) I’d campaign against you next year as an Independent. And you know what? I think I’d have a pretty good chance of actually winning. Or at least getting enough of the vote to assure that you’d lose.
And just FYI, I’m posting this email on my political blog as an open letter: