For those of you who don't know much about North Carolina's 10th district representative, don't rely on my opinion. For your illumination, I've checked out some of the most prestigious organizations in the country to see how they rate him based on voting record.
According to Project Vote Smart, Pat McHenry rates a zero, zilch, nada, zippo from the DAV, the Humane Society, the NEA, Defenders of Wildlife, National Committee for an Effective Congress, American Immigration Lawyers, Service Employees International Union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the Alliance for Retied Americans, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the Leadership Council on Civil Rights.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave him a grade of F.
But don't despair. He's received a hundred, a perfect score, or a grade of A from the Family Research Council, the American Conservative Union, National Right to Life Committee, the NRA, the American Land Rights Coalition, the National Federation of Independent Business, the U.S. Border Control (whoever they are), and the National Sand and Gravel Association.
Okay, so that list ain't so long. Well, a score over 75 is average or above, so I'll list those who gave him marks at least that high: the National Association of Wheat Growers, Americans for Tax Reform, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, and my personal favorite, the good ol' U.S. Chamber of Congress. Remember the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? Those are the folks who endorsed Russian bidnessman, unindicted bank fraud co-conspirator, and 11th district neighbor, Charles Taylor, year after miserable, corrupt year.
And, just to be fair, I'll list all the organizations that gave Pat a score of 25 or below: the United Auto Workers, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, American Federation of Government Employees, the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers, the NAACP, the Drug Policy Alliance, the League of Conservation Voters, the Children's Defense Fund, the American Public Health Association, and he can't even please Republicans for Environmental Protection, who gave him score of 8.