Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson Receive Recognition from the American Conservative Union

May 26, 2011 15:37 pm

by Nathan · 16 comments

Both of Georgia’s Senators received accolades from the American Conservative Union.  Senator Saxby Chambliss received the “Defender of Liberty” award from the organization:

Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., received the “Defender of Liberty” award from the American Conservative Union, which is given to a member of Congress who scores a perfect 100 for any year within the ACU Ratings of Congress. He is one of only twelve senators to receive this award.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for voting in a conservative manner” said Sen. Chambliss. “Georgians deserve a representative who fights for conservative principles, and I will continue to strongly advocate for measures that uphold our Constitution and our American values.”

The American Conservative Union was founded in 1964 to promote the principles of liberty and the strength of the Constitution. As the nation’s largest grassroots conservative organization, the ACU serves as the umbrella organization for all conservatives in America. These ratings have throughout the years become a go-to guide to determine whether an elected official’s philosophical rhetoric matches his or her record..

“This Defender of Liberty Award is a reflection of Sen. Chambliss’ outstanding record in support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grassroots conservative,” said American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas. “At a time when the fundamental principles of the American system of government is being challenged, Sen. Chambliss stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles.”

Senator Isakson received the “American Conservative Union Ratings Award” from the organization:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., this week was named a winner of the “American Conservative Union Ratings Award” for 2010 for his commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues.

“I’m happy to receive this award from the American Conservative Union and proud to stand by Georgians in fighting for our conservative values,” said Isakson. “As our nation’s debt skyrockets past $14.3 trillion, my top priority in the Senate is to fight for fiscal conservatism in order to rein in federal spending and reduce our enormous debt.”

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union is a grassroots membership organization that seeks to represent the views of Americans concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending, as well as the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.

Members of Congress must receive a score of 80 percent or more in the organization’s annual rating guide to qualify for the designation. Isakson scored a 91 for his voting record in 2010.

“This award is a reflection of Senator Isakson’s consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grassroots conservatives in 2010,” said American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas. “At a challenging time when the fundamental principles on which the American system of government are being challenged, Senator Isakson stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles.”

Congratulations to both of our US senators.

NoTeabagging May 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

American Conservative Union, hmmm perhaps they need to ‘re-brand’. Republicans and the word ‘Union’ do not go together these days.

Three Jack May 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

nor do the words ‘conservative’ and republican.

NoTeabagging May 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm

or Conservation and Republican.
Ever wonder why Conservatives don’t like Conservation?

Calypso May 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I practice conservation of my paycheck as often as possible.

seenbetrdayz May 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

They (our noble senators) don’t seem to be big fans of Rand’s PATRIOT act amendments, do they? I’m watching the train wreck on CSPAN now.

mountainpass May 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/26/patriot-act-wont-expire-big-victory-freshman-republican
“Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., top Republican on the Intelligence Committee, who said probably “no one owns as many guns as I do,” announced his opposition to the Paul amendment saying it would risk scuttling terrorism investigations. As well, Chambliss read from a letter he said was authored by the National Rifle Association taking no position on the Rand Paul amendment. ”

Save it Saxby…..Ahh the old line…”I hunt and I’m a member of the NRA”….really?…uphold the Constitution! Why is the NRA giving him a pass on a gun ownership amendment?

gcp May 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Another example of why the term “conservative” is a bad joke

saltycracker May 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Meanwhile back at the ranch, the Senate continues in stalemate on a budget. Yesterday voting down the Ryan plan 57-40 and two alternative proposals. Obama’s plan was blown out 97-0.

The Democrats are proposing nothing preferring to attack any (R) plan with nasty ads.

Is Isakson’s fight for fiscal conservatism to throw down until Planned Parenthood is cut off or new homebuyers get a government check ? We need some serious spending cut results……

KD_fiscal conservative May 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

“RINO RINO RINO….everyone is a RINO(expect limbaugh, bachmann, and palin of-course)”

John Konop May 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

The sad part of this is it moves the debate from solving the healthcare problem to the issues with congress. I would suggest a quick fix. Congress should get the average policy all of us get in the private sector so they could understand the issue. And they should pay what we do ie co-pays, % of coverage, average contribution……….. You would see real progress on this issue ASAP.

saltycracker May 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I have that fantasy for them too…but they know theirs and other Federal employees healthcare/pension/perks and salaries are far better than the average citizen and they plan to keep it that way. By their second term they are settled in and converted. It’s not being cynical when it is reality.

SallyForth May 26, 2011 at 10:24 pm

It’s truly irritating to see the way the Republic Party has hijacked a perfectly good word that is NOT a political party – it is a philosophy, and one that definitely does not fit today’s extremely liberal, never-saw-money-they-didn’t- want-to borrow-and-spend breed of Republicans. I am a true fiscal conservative, so I know one when I see one and hate seeing the term bastardized.

Liberal, moderate, and conservative are the three political philosophical belief categories – they do not belong to either political party. Most people are some combination of these, maybe socially moderate, fiscally conservative, and votes Democratic because they can’t stand the Repubs’ borrow-and-spend fiscal policy under all the years of their control prior to 2006 when Dems took Congress for a couple of years.

They got there just in time to be blamed for the economic mess Bush Repubs had made, which sold our country to China and threw us into the “Great Recession” (spin masters averted the real name, Great Recession II). That sure ain’t conservative! Obama and Senate Dems are finally beginning to turn that freight train around – by acting like actual fiscal conservatives. What amazes me is so many people still drink the kool-aid of Repub voo-doo economics….

Daniel N. Adams May 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

These awards are a Joke!

Daniel N. Adams May 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Especially “Defender of Liberty” award …Here’s just one example!

SOGTP May 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

Comedy. The highest of comedy.

MrTeaParty May 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm

When is someone going to primary these two senators? They are a disgrace to what is considered conservative: freedom, liberty, right to privacy and upholding the Constitution. RINOs!!!!

Thank you to Rep. Tom Graves and Sen. Rand Paul. These two gentelmen represent the future of conservatism in America. And they are young! Young people need to start looking at these guys as the bulwark of conservative thought…not Switch-o-Crats like Chambliss and similar ilk.

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