Sen. Pat Toomey not so conservative


Exorcism

To the Editor:

Taxpayers are on the hook for another $1.1 trillion to pay for
Washington's "Cromnibus" spending binge. The news that Senator
Toomey refused to stand with senate conservatives and instead voted
to fund President Obama's illegal immigrant amnesty along with
Obamacare brings to mind previous betrayals.

In 2004, then Senator Rick Santorum endorsed Republican-In-Name-Only
Arlen Specter over a conservative insurgent. Ironically, the
insurgent was Pat Toomey.

While Santorum's political favor to Specter and President Bush won
him plaudits from the rest of the Beltway Oligarchy, it continues to
haunt his presidential ambitions.

Republican primary voters have not forgiven Santorum for his words
and actions a decade ago and neither should Toomey, who already
offended 2nd Amendment supporters with his 2013 Toomey-Manchin gun
control proposal. While Toomey basks in the praise from Obama and
Harry Reid and counts his 2016 reelection campaign donations from
the cheap labor lobby, he should know that Pennsylvania
conservatives will remember his lack of principles.

John Groenveld

John D. Groenveld <groenveld@acm.org>
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