I've been contacted by a lot of progressive people asking me how I can continue to support Congressman Jason Altmire over Congressman Mark Critz in the Primary. Many people point to the health care vote as why Altmire shouldn't have the backing of Democrats. My argument is that Mark Critz was also against the health care vote, he just wasn't elected to Congress yet to cast a recorded vote.
So if you issue with Altmire is his health care vote, you might want to check the health care facts straight from Congressman Critz's mouth:
So I have been trying to find some other contrasts between Altmire and Critz and I came across some information from Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has listed Congressman Critz as a 'chump.'
Planned Parenthood has been the focus of recent funding cuts, and I found it interesting to see that Congressman Mark Critz voted to defund Planned Parenthood. I personally can handle that some Democrats are Pro-Life even if I'm not. I can't handle the pandering to the right by saying that all the good things that Planned Parenthood does is erased by performing abortions.
Also in my research, I found out that the Congressman Critz voted against the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. This is a policy that I don't understand why the 'get the government out of my life Republicans' are in favor of. Even worse, Mark Critz told his constituents that he would be in favor of lifting the ban when he was running for election, but then turned around and voted against it.
So if you are a Democrat who is upset with Congressman Altmire's health care vote, what does Congressman Mark Critz bring to the table that makes him 'more of a Democrat' than Congressman Jason Altmire?