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Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr will oppose Kathleen Sebelius' nomination.

The Winston-Salem Republican said today that he cannot support the Kansas governor's nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services because of her recent veto of an abortion bill.

On Thursday, Sebelius vetoed a bill that would have amended Kansas law on late-term abortions, questioning whether it was constitutional and suggesting it would lead to intimidation of doctors.

Burr said that he had some concerns about Sebelius' "tax problems" after he estimtony in March, though he did not think they were "disqualifying."

"However, I am troubled by her decision late last week to veto a Kansas bill that would have tightened restrictions on late term abortions, and I intend to vote against her confirmation," he said in a statement.

Full statement after the jump.

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"Governor Sebelius testified before the HELP Committee in March regarding her nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. At that time, even considering her tax problems and other concerns I had, these issues were not necessarily disqualifying. However, I am troubled by her decision late last week to veto a Kansas bill that would have tightened restrictions on late term abortions, and I intend to vote against her confirmation."


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Sebelius Overwhelmingly Approved Amid Swine Flu Fears

Whoops. Burr picked the wrong Pandemic to posture on failed ideology, didn't he?

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Gosh as far as your "moderate" tendencies - that is funny - very funny!

Wingnuts of both spectrums always think the center is hilariously out of step with the mainstream.

At least that's what Fox News and MSNBC keeps telling them.

What I find funny here is Burr's ham-handed effort to appeal to the fringe minority you represent.

If he even manages to somehow keep you happy, he's done with the mainstream electorate.

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

As a policy, I try to delete as few comments as possible.

— RTB 

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck

History of Redneck can be found here - contrary to Gosh's historical inaccurate rendition. There is also a great special on WUNC about the history of Appalachia that supplements my definition.

Gosh as far as your "moderate" tendencies - that is funny - very funny!

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Trust me friend, as a centrist I irritate liberals more than you do.

On topic, and from a purely political standpoint, I find this latest line in the sand from Burr ill advised.

Choice/Life is a 50/50 issue in NC at best. And the stand he just took won't fit on a Republican bumper sticker or send one North Carolinian to the polls in an off election to support his nuanced position.

So in effect, all he did was raise the radar on the overwhelming majority of other Americans that now want him defeated.

Another dumb rookie mistake IMO, unless he plans on becoming a stellar fundraiser in the next few months, and re-educating North Carolina to fit his party's ideology via broadcast.

He now needs $30 million to tie. Before this campaign burp it was probably only $20 million.

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

I have to say, you may be a liberal nut, but you at least have a sense of humor. LOL

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

gosh you and I need to meet in person

Already told you once, I'm not a fan of Deliverance.

Plus I already have a girlfriend, and I don't date girls against free speech.

Good luck to you though!

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

gosh you and I need to meet in person. someone needs to teach you some manner since your mom never did

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Why haven't you deleted ncsu66's blog post. I find it very offensive...

The ladies on here in the anti-free speech brigade would be well served learning the history of the word, Redneck.

Once merely a derogatory term used by robber baron union busting Republicans to refer to the pro-union, mostly Democratic white and black coal miners that wore red bandannas around their neck, now it's a proud term for the working man of all colors, and graces more southern bumper stickers than "Jesus is my copilot."

I seriously wish you girls from the revisionist GOP born yesterday would at least read something, if not actually grow a pair.

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Why haven't you deleted ncsu66's blog post. I find it very offensive, I hope yopu do as well Ryan. If you do not delete it I have to assume you support that point of view.

Sebelius has received tens of thousands of dollars from the late term abortion this bill she vetoed was for. The abortionist will destroy a fetus right up to almost birth for a sum of $5,000. Governor Sebelius has no right to be a DHHS secretary for allowing that kind of slaughter. And she is another tax cheat that has been nominated by Obama. Either Obama is very naive , ideologically blind, or has a lousy vetting committee. Or maybe all three.

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Do ever get tired this racist S**t!!! Well I do!!! Senator burr is not clan and you know that. You just like to spout your ignorant crap. When you call somone a "redneck" that is racism on your part. That is a derrogatory name for a southern white male. What if somone was writing derrogatory name for African American on this blog, you be the first to cry foul,and so would I because there is no room in this country for racism. By anyone, period

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/25/AR2009042501870_3.html?sid=ST2009042502839

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

That is highly inflammatory and ignorant of southern history - it was the Democrats that were actually members of the KKK at a higher rate than Republicans - Remember it was the Republicans and Lincoln that ended slavery....

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Burr supports NOTHING but his redneck, sheet wearing friends. NC needs new representation.

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Dahedgehog- you must have very limited political understanding or your objectivity is skewed - Hagan went to the right on this issue as well...get out once in a while

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Wow there are so many new names on the blogs today - the liberals must have raised more money to pay these bloggers...yawn yawn yawn...

Abortion is still a major issue in North Carolina and this will resonate well for many of the North Carolinians.

For example - Look at Hagan's counter to Dole's Godless Ad - she had to defend her religion instead of talking about freedom of religion. Hagan had to tack right to show how religious she was in order to gain votes, instead of what the atheist would have liked...

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

Please keep tacking to the right, Mr. Senator!

I can't wait until we have two Democratic senators!!

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

The best thing that Obama & Crew could do, in my humble opinion, is to bring JOCELYN ELDERS back as Secretary of Health and Human Services. I think that she was the Bravest and Best one we've had since Ramsey Clark!

Re: Burr will oppose Sebelius nomination

This was a Very Good Reminder for me that I should actively work AGAINST BURR's re-election. Thanks for the heads up!

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