“Earmarks . . . earmarks . . . Get your red-hot earmarks, right here!”
A look at how WV’s representatives are bringing home the bacon
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that an earmark is
a provision in Congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program, or organization.
The New York Times recently reviewed and published its findings on 2022 congressional earmarks. It found:
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Does David McKinley get to bet on horse races after they’ve been run?
Today, the Wheeling Intelligencer ran an op-ed by the local congressman calling for Sarah Bloom Raskin’s withdrawal AFTER she had already withdrawn
Yesterday afternoon, one of President Biden’s Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ nominees, Sarah Bloom Raskin, withdrew her name for consideration. The event happened early enough in the day that today’s Wheeling Intelligencer ran an AP article on her decision on page 8:
Embattled Federal Reserve Pick Raskin Withdraws . . .
House votes to extend health-care to veterans exposed to toxins
McKinley votes for, Mooney and Miller against
Yesterday, the House voted on a bill that would extend veteran health-care to include exposure to toxins:
House passes Honor Our PACT Act 256-174— VoteVets (@votevets) March 3, 2022
(174 Republicans voted AGAINST Veterans — remember that — because we will) #BurnPits pic.twitter.com/aRlWty2smu
From today’s Washington Post:. . .
Do Representative David McKinley’s internal polls indicate that he is losing to Alex Mooney in the District 2 primary?
I don’t know, but McKinley's reaction to Biden’s SOTU address suggests that he is losing the battle and that he now needs to out-embrace Mooney with Trump
In a press release, McKinley responds to Biden’s speech by using the old poem, “Casey at the Bat,” as a metaphor to describe Biden address. Its title reads:
MCKINLEY ON THE STATE OF THE UNION: PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS STRUCK OUT
According to our local congressman, the President (like the “mighty Casey”) had a chance to . . .
Kroger’s president: “A little inflation is always good in our business”
Blaming Biden for inflation without mentioning corporate profits
It’s the same old song
From the WV GOP:
"As American families already pay $276 more per month because of Bidenflation, this double whammy to the wallet sure does hurt." https://t.co/mPoXiNN3Vd— WVGOP (@WVGOP) February 14, 2022
From our local congressman, David McKinley:
President Biden’s Valentine to America:
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Our local Ogden “newspapers” continue their campaign for David McKinley’s reelection
This weekend’s Wheeling News-Register carried this article by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams:
Even with a looming primary election that could decide who represents the northern half of the state in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David McKinley still has work to do working with West Virginia leaders to move . . .
Political odds and political ends
Celebrating the insurrection, McKinley, and Capito
Celebrating the January 6 attack on the Capitol
New: Far-right orgs are commemorating the Jan. 6 attack — with events celebrating the attackers https://t.co/TJSpAWMwWp # via @HuffPostPol— Liz Skalka (@lizskalka) January 5, 2022
365 days in the year and they chose January 6
I will pass on this one:
Hey! The . . .