I live in S.C. District 4, making Bob Inglis my “representative”, and I use that term loosely. Inglis and I have been exchanging emails since I urged him to vote against the TARP bill, which of course he didn’t. Having never been a supporter of Inglis and knowing his progressive tendencies, I wasn’t surprised.

Inglis sent me one of his canned form letter (emails), bragging how a few of the banks have started to repay some of the TARP loans, in a effort to justify his misguided vote. I replied to the email, pointing out the article from the WSJ suggesting the taxpayer will never see the 180 billion given to AIG retuned to the treasury. I went on to suggest that we need to hold our representatives responsible for their actions. Inglis responded to my concerns with this little note:

Dear Scott,

I understand your disappointment. While I voted against the stimulus and all other bailouts, I did vote for the TARP because we were told our financial system was in danger of collapsing. And you are right, we politicians have to be accountable. I hope you will consider my whole record.

Best regards,
Bob Inglis

Well, I have considered your “whole record” and I hope your other constituents have as well. Let’s take a look at it, shall we?

Aside from a few wisely cast votes on immigration and gun rights, Inglis has a decidedly anti-liberty voting record. Looking back, many of his votes turned out to be badly misguided mistakes. Can we afford to send this man back to congress, yet again? Can Bob Inglis be trusted to make the right decisions? I say no.

Hopefully, the good people of S.C. are beginning to realize what many of us already knew, which is that Bob Inglis is part of the problem, not part of the solution.