After getting elected to Congress in 2006 Shea-Partisan proceed to vote in lock-step with her party leader Nancy Pelosi nearly 100% of the time.
When questioned about being a rubber-stamp Shea-Partisan responded, “And so far, I have voted, I think, 100 percent of the time with (Democratic leaders) because frankly I think they’re 100 percent right.”
But it gets better.
Shea-Partisan spent the next three years voting as her party leaders told her to vote. In 2010, Shea-Partisan again confessed she voted with her party leaders nearly all of the time.
The media had a field day with her admitted partisanship. In both 2006 and 2008, Shea-Porter attacked her Republican opponent for being a ‘rubber stamp’ for President Bush. As The Union Leader noted:
“In both campaigns, she said she would be an independent voice for New Hampshire, a candidate who votes for her constituents, not her party. Her confession on Saturday reveals the lie in those promises.
“Voters in the 1st District were had. But now that the truth is out, and by her own admission, let her campaign on her real beliefs this time: ‘I’m Carol Shea-Porter, and I’m a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi.’ By her own definition of ‘rubber stamp,’ that’s the truth.”
And now she’s trying to sell the same garbage again.
Carol Shea-Partisan. Party first, New Hampshire last.