Monday, June 25, 2007

WHO TO BLAME FOR TODAY'S SERIES OF DISASTERS AT THE SUPREME COURT (AND THOSE THAT WILL FOLLOW THEM)?

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Two men with a mission

The Supreme Court handed down some hideous 5-4 decisions today, no doubt harbingers of more tyranny and inequity to come. This is not unexpected and it is important to keep in mind which Democrats voted to confirm the very predictable fascist John Roberts to be the 17th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Every single Republican voted to confirm, of course, including rubber stamp fake "moderates" and self-proclaimed "independent voices" Lincoln Chafee (RIP), Chuck Hagel (NE), Susan Collins (ME), Olympia Snowe (ME), Norm Coleman (MN), Arlen Specter (PA), John Sununu (NH), McCain (AZ), and Gordon Smith (OR).

Joining the Republicans to saddle us with this multi-generational catastrophe were:
Max Baucus (MT)
Jeff Bingaman (NM)
Robert Byrd (WV)
Tom Carper (DE)
Kent Conrad (ND)
Chris Dodd (CT)
Byron Dorgan (ND)
Russ Feingold (WI), proving that no one is perfect
Tim Johnson (SD)
Herb Kohl (WI)
Mary Landrieu (LA)
Patrick Leahy (VT)
Carl Levin (MI)
Joe Lieberman (CT, who was still posing as a Democrat at the time)
Blanche Lincoln (AR)
Patty Murray (WA)
Bill Nelson (FL)
Ben Nelson (NE)
Mark Pryor (AR)
Jay Rockefeller (WV)
Ken Salazar (CO)
Ron Wyden (OR)

22 Democrats voted with the Republicans and 22 Democrats voted with the American people. Of the Democrats running for president, Hillary, Obama, and, surprisingly, Biden voted with the people. Dodd voted with his corporate allies and the GOP.

Every senator who voted to confirm Roberts voted, in effect, for these decisions today. If they say these decisions surprised them, then they are, on top of idiots, liars. Even worse, are the Democrats who voted with the GOP to also confirm Sam Alito, who, if anything, is even further to the extreme right than Roberts. This vote was for cloture and again, every Republican voted to to confirm by shutting off debate, and only 25 Democrats voted with the people of this country in mind. The Democrats who joined the GOP that day were:
Daniel Akaka (HI)
Max Baucus (MT)
Jeff Bingaman (NM)
Robert Byrd (WV)
Maria Cantwell (WA)
Tom Carper (DE)
Kent Conrad (ND)
Byron Dorgan (ND)
Daniel Inouye (HI)
Tim Johnson (SD)
Herb Kohl (WI)
Mary Landrieu (LA)
Joe Lieberman (CT)
Blanche Lincoln (AR)
Bill Nelson (FL)
Ben Nelson (NE)
Mark Pryor (AR)
Jay Rockefeller (WV)
Ken Salazar (CO)

Names that are bold indicate that these senators will face the voters next year. Try to remember.

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1 Comments:

At 6:54 AM, Anonymous me said...

"Try to remember."

We're counting on you to remind us. We have to get the fake Democrats out in the primaries.

 

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