NY GOP Redistricts Conservative out of a Seat

2012 March 12
by bc3b

Here’s another reason to tell the GOP to go to hell the next time they call asking for a donation. The New York GOP is working to redistrict the most conservative women in the House out of her seat.

New York Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, ranked by the Club for Growth as the most  conservative woman in the House, may have a difficult road to re-election this  fall as a result of a redistricting — not because Democrats are trying to get  rid of her, but because her own party is.

The redistricting map submitted by the New York Republican state Senate would  all but ensure that Buerkle doesn’t win reelection in New York’s 25th District,  which she currently represents. The district drawn by the Democratic State  Assembly would offer her no better chance. A third compromise map drawn by a  judge suits Buerkle much better.

Sources near Buerkle’s campaign suggested that the arrangement of the map was  political on the part of state Senate Republicans.

“It’s hardly surprising that Albany politicians and lobbyists have allowed  cheap politics to dominate this process,” said a source close to her campaign  who asked not to be named. “But the voters of New York have grown tired of shady  backroom deals, and they will see right through this.”


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Hat tip: Daily Caller

Ann Marie Buerkle



48 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 March 12 6:20 am
    beej permalink

    Didn’t they do something similar to Colonel West in Florida?

  2. 2012 March 12 6:24 am
    justrand permalink

    yup, beej, they did.

    There is one overriding reason why I don’t tell the various GOP fundraising groups to “Go to hell” when they call…we don’t answer the phone (we LOVE ‘Caller-ID’)!!

    I will only be contributing to specific candidates in specific races…just like last time.

  3. 2012 March 12 6:39 am
    bc3b permalink

    The only purpose conservatives serve – in the eyes of the GOP leadership – is to donate money and vote for Dick Lugar-types they try to put before us.

  4. 2012 March 12 6:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    Gingrich-Perry Pre-convention Ticket in the Works:


    Uniting two failed campaigns into the pro-amnesty ticket. It you don’t support these two you are “heartless” and “anti-immigrant.”

  5. 2012 March 12 6:48 am
    justrand permalink

    speaking of “Dick Lugar” types, this is a great article from Michelle Malkin:

    Poor poor Arlen…he has now written a book in which he whines about being BETRAYED by the Democrat Party after he BETRAYED the Republican Party by jumping Parties. whaaaaaaah!

    I would assume the title of the book will be: “Duh!

    Say what you will about Judas, at least he had the decency to kill himself after his betrayal. These days Judas would write a book, and whine about how “the Devil didn’t deliver on his promises to me!

  6. 2012 March 12 6:50 am
    JustMary permalink

    What the hell is wrong with the GOP? Oy.

  7. 2012 March 12 7:22 am
    beej permalink

    O/T: Here’s the WSJ piece by Bobby Jindal on energy/oil prices. Darn. Why couldn’t HE have run?


  8. 2012 March 12 7:23 am
    beej permalink

    oh shoot, gotta subscribe on this page. nuts.

  9. 2012 March 12 7:26 am
    bc3b permalink

    Poor Arlen. Maybe he should pull a “Judas” and go out and hang himself. That would show them.

  10. 2012 March 12 7:26 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    “In a mature society, a Civil Servant is semantically equal to Civil Master”!!!

    -Lazarus Long, Circa 4021

  11. 2012 March 12 7:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    RepublicanPundit –

    “In a mature society, a Civil Servant is semantically equal to Civil Master”!!!

    -Lazarus Long, Circa 4021 2021

    Fixed it for you.

  12. 2012 March 12 7:30 am
    JustMary permalink

    Great. Now Sarah Palin is never going to win the election this year! What chance does she stand against Obama with ads like this???? Man.

  13. 2012 March 12 7:31 am
    justrand permalink

    excellent quote, RP!

    p.s. to bc3b, like you I feel soooooo bad for poor Arlen. Imagine not being rewarded for betraying someone or something??? And then he finds out that the people who helped him betray his constituents and Party were themselves DISHONORABLE!!! Yikes!

  14. 2012 March 12 7:33 am
    justrand permalink

    JM…hillarious that the Obama campaign is so desperate for Boogiemen (or Boogiewomen) that they have to run against the VP pick from the LOSING ticket 4 years ago…who isn’t even running!

  15. 2012 March 12 7:34 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    B3, 2021 by Galactic time, 4021 by Gregorian Time!!!


  16. 2012 March 12 7:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Say what you will about Judas, at least he had the decency to kill himself after his betrayal. These days Judas would write a book, and whine about how “the Devil didn’t deliver on his promises to me!“ — JR

    Yes, but a latter day Judas would have kept the 30 pieces of silver or had his SuperPac keep it.

  17. 2012 March 12 7:35 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    B3, d0 you “Grok” my meaning?

  18. 2012 March 12 7:36 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Dr, Jr, A latter day Judas would claim he was the victim.

  19. 2012 March 12 7:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

  20. 2012 March 12 7:37 am
    drdog09 permalink

    RP, how true. Or was that just a Fluke??

  21. 2012 March 12 7:38 am
    bc3b permalink

    Since Snarlin’ Arlen didn’t even make it through the primaries, it would appear that his seniority in the current Congress is pretty much a moot point.

  22. 2012 March 12 7:38 am
    JustMary permalink

    #14 I take it then that you noticed the McCain/Palin campaign colors? They must be banking on the Howard Stern experiment being true this time around. I hope he interviews the same random folks and asks them who Obama is running against. Uh, Palin? She is teh dumb! I hope she loses!

  23. 2012 March 12 7:41 am

    Obama is a Muslim???????????

  24. 2012 March 12 7:42 am
    bc3b permalink

  25. 2012 March 12 7:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Obama is a Muslim???????????


  26. 2012 March 12 7:46 am
    JustMary permalink

    #24, meet #12 😆

    I am so glad more sites are picking this up. Obama is pretty freaking desperate if this is all he has.

  27. 2012 March 12 7:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Louis Renaut lives!

  28. 2012 March 12 7:56 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog…that cartoon is his BEST evah!!!!!!!!!!

  29. 2012 March 12 8:31 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Is this our designated future??? I hope not.

    This came from a friend of mine who is a technical consultant to oil companies:

    The Closure Of The U.S. Oil Refinery Industry In The Past 2 Years

    In 2010, there were 149 operable U.S. refineries with a combined capacity of 17.6 million barrels (2,800,000 m3) per day. Something odd started happening in late 2010-early 2011. The US oil refinery industry quietly announced the closure of numerous US oil refineries. Many are completely unaware the US ships oil overseas to be processed. We do so as we do not have enough refineries to process the vast amounts here, and we are barred from building anymore refineries. All refineries perform three basic steps: separation, conversion, and treatment. Pretty simple.

    Several reasons include technical and economic factors as to why we ship it overseas to be processed.

    1. The crude petroleum is sold to the highest bidder, NOT the nearest bidder

    2. There are different kinds of crude oil, such as sweet/light and dark/heavy. They have different applications and uses.

    3. Different kinds of refining processes are needed to make different products from the crude oil. Petroleum is processed to make lots of products other than gasoline, like plastics and asphalt.

    4. Politics, unions and the “environmentalists”

    How many of you are aware Sunoco, ConocoPhillips and The HESS Corp are all closing US oil refineries? Not many, as the media refuses to give this HUGE story coverage. My guess is that if Americans understood the complete truth to how we are being sold out, and enslaved there just might be the much needed revolution to turn this country around.

    Last September, both Sunoco & CP announced plant closing, effecting thousands of workers. Sunoco announced they are completely getting out of the oil industry. Closing up shop. They are done with the US oil industry.

    Sunoco is closing it’s 2 oil refineries in July 2012 in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa. Those 2 facilities alone process over 500,000 barrels a day.


    Also announced last year, ConocoPhillips announced 2 plant closing for sure in Trainer, PA and Bayway, NJ., the other 3 plants are undecided as of today.


    Conoco also announced they were closing their Alaskan refining facility:


    Valero also announced in late 2011 the closure of US oil refining facilities, costing numerous jobs, and the loss of 210,000 barrels of oil per day:


    Just a week ago, the US 3rd largest oil refinery owned and operated by The HESS Corp just announced it’s permanent closure. Costing over 2,000 jobs, and effecting 950 contractors:


    Refineries on the East Coast of the US supply 40% of the gasoline sales and 60% of the diesel and other fuel oils.

    Of that, HALF that comes from the Sunoco & ConocoPhillips plant closures.

    When ConocoPhillips announced that it was closing the Trainer refinery, Willie Chiang, then ConocoPhillips’ Senior Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial, noted that their decision to sell, like Sunoco’s, was based on unfavorable economics caused by a competitive and difficult market environment characterized by “…product imports, weakness in motor fuel demand, and costly regulatory requirements.”

    They are ALL closing up shop due to gov regulations, union demands and excessive operating costs brought on by the Gov regulations.

    Then you have the unions, led by Barry’s buddy Leo Gerard saying they will close ALL US oil refineries starting from the east coast to west coast today.


    The unions are shutting down ports, rail and air across the pond right now……the SAME EXACT thing they plan on doing here. When the ships stop importing, the rails & air stop delivering….how much is everything you consume gonna cost? Remember…we are a CONSUMING country, no longer a producing one.


    The excessive and costly gov regulations on the US oil refinery market has forced companies to re-evaluate the cost of doing business in the US.

    Why have operations in the US where you bleed money via regulations & demands, when you can have refineries built in Columbia, Mexico or Brazil for pennies on the dollar, and less regulations?

    It’s all business America…nothing personal.

  30. 2012 March 12 8:36 am

    I stopped by the Chevrolet Dealership yesterday, for a look at the new Silverado 1500 pickup.

    Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new “feel” before they become extinct.

    The salesman (a black man wearing an “Obama 2012” lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its “wonderful” options.

    The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat.

    Feeling a little frisky and messing with him, I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.

    Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck. I explained that if it were an Obama truck, the seats would blow smoke up your ass year-round.

    I had to walk back to the dealership… the guy had no sense of humor at all.

  31. 2012 March 12 8:36 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, the media would be happy to cover the oil refinery closing story…really. But, you see, the Republicans are conducting a WAR ON CONTRACEPTION (and thus a War on Women)…and that is the ONLY issue this year. Sorry…maybe next year.

    p.s. the “War on Women” meme is also the reason the Obama Regime is attacking Sarah Palin again. They need to silence every strong female conservative voice…starting with Sarah because she is the strongest.

  32. 2012 March 12 8:38 am

    post 29~~They are just digging their own graves. Capitalists will vote with their feet.

  33. 2012 March 12 8:42 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog #29 –

    Yet the U.S. Import/Export Bank Loaned over $2 billion to Construct a Refinery in Columbia:


  34. 2012 March 12 8:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

  35. 2012 March 12 8:50 am
    bc3b permalink

  36. 2012 March 12 9:05 am

    POST 35 ~~SCOTUS has ruled that voter ID laws are valid.

  37. 2012 March 12 9:06 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, it is staggering that the Dims continue to push the meme that [gasp!] having people IDENTIFY themselves in order to vote is discriminatory!


    EVERYTHING from buying alcohol, to opening a checking account, to using a freaking credit card requires a PHOTO-ID…but not voting.

  38. 2012 March 12 9:14 am
    drdog09 permalink

    EVERYTHING from buying alcohol, to opening a checking account, to using a freaking credit card requires a PHOTO-ID…but not voting.

    That should not be a problem at all. All those dead people voting Dim would all have photos like the cryptkeeper —

  39. 2012 March 12 10:52 am
    justrand permalink

    I sent ya’ll an invite to the ‘Hut 1369’ March Madness ESPN pool. It’s free. Some of ya’ll got an invite yesterday, and I sent the rest just now.

    if ya choose to play: Good luck! and if ya DON’T choose to play… 🙁

    p.s. if you didn’t get an invite then please email JM directly and she’ll rectify!


  40. 2012 March 12 11:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    Michigan is a pretty purple state with large numbers of “Eric Holder’s people” in places like Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Benton Harbor. Yet, we have had voter ID in place for 20 years and no one complains. I mentioned earlier that when I voted in the primary they went so far as to run my drivers license through a card reader and validated it online.

    Michigan is a racist state? Who wouldda ever guessed?

  41. 2012 March 12 11:40 am
    bc3b permalink

    Man Shot at Gas Station in Argument over Price of Condoms (in Detroit of Course):


    No wonder “Round Heels” Sandra doesn’t want condoms. They can get you shot.

  42. 2012 March 12 11:45 am
    bc3b permalink

    Speaking of Hut 1369: Tim Carney(Barker) Just announced that due to unseasonably mild weather in Detroit, this years re-edjewkashun kamps are klosed for the season.

    Highs are predicted to be in the 60’s through next Tuesday.

  43. 2012 March 12 12:27 pm
    justrand permalink

    no sense re-edukatin’ us if they can’t make us miserable at the same time, eh?

  44. 2012 March 12 12:57 pm

    “I sent ya’ll an invite to the ‘Hut 1369′ March Madness ESPN pool”


  45. 2012 March 27 11:53 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Comment from LA times politic section about difference between Replican and dem!

    the-yiddishlion at 11:27 AM March 27, 2012
    If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

    If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
    If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

    If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
    If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

    If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
    If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect, and “special” laws and rights.

    If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
    A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

    If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
    Democrats demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

    If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
    A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
    If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
    A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

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