Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Permanent List - Part II

Again it was a Saturday and again liberal Democrats were working to push through a vote. Perhaps they hoped no one would be watching on a Saturday night but someone is always watching and the Congressional Record takes names and hides nothing.

The cloture vote may be lost on many as a procedural activity in the Senate that is beyond our understanding but there are some very simple facts about Saturday night:

- The 2,000 plus page Senate bill clearly included language supporting tax payer funded abortions.

- Mike Johanns (R-NE) made a simple plea to the Democrats and Independents before the vote. He called on just one Democrat to break ranks and prevent that from happening.

- Not one of 60 supposed "enlightened" human beings could find it in their hearts or minds to say "nay" on Saturday night to save innocent lives. Yes - SAVE lives. Not like "saving" jobs. The moment the first abortion takes place under a government run Health Care system there will be nothing but pure accountability over that life that was not saved. That blood will be on all their heads.

Not a single Democrat or Independent Senator stepped forward to say "nay" during the vote. The party line won over the rights of the unborn. In this group there were many self proclaimed "Pro-Life" Senators but clearly talk is cheap.

Let me reiterate. This was merely a matter of saying a single word to save lives. This was not a matter of offering their own life to save many others. This wasn't even a matter of changing the laws allowing women to have abortions, only who pays for them, now namely all taxpayers under this new bill. At most this may have meant they lost some pro-abortionist votes in an upcoming election and the bill would have even survived, only having to be rewritten to strike the abortion language from it before proceeding to another vote.

A single word would equal tens of thousands, perhaps millions of lives. Not one could say "no". Not one.

Cowards all. They would rather kowtow to the party then show a sliver of moral courage, show true conviction of their beliefs; act and not just speak.

Not a single one of them can say they stood in the way of abortion in the final bill. Their time to do so was this past Saturday. Mike Johanns knew this. He knows the other procedures in the Senate like the one that would require no less than 60 votes to remove abortion provisions from the Senate bill now that they are included. If not one could say "no" now can we really expect 20 to step forward and stand with the Republicans later.

We need leaders and they are followers in a pack of cowards.

It is time to get rid of them all.

Daniel Akaka HI

Max Baucus MT

Evan Bayh IN

Mark Begich AK

Michael Bennet CO

Jeff Bingaman NM

Barbara Boxer CA

Sherrod Brown OH

Roland Burris IL

Robert Byrd WV

Maria Cantwell WA

Benjamin Cardin MD

Thomas Carper DE

Robert Casey OA

Kent Conrad ND

Chris Dodd CT

Byron Dorgan ND

DICK Durbin IL

Russ Feingold WI

Dianne Feinstein CA

Al Franken MN

Kristen Gillbrand NY

Kay Hagan NC

Tom Harkin IA

Daniel Inouye HI

Tim Johnson SD

Edward Kaufman DE

John Kerry MA

Paul Kirk MA

Amy Klobuchar MN

Herb Kohl WI

Mary Landrieu LA

Frank Lautenberg NJ

Pat Leahy VT

Carl Levin MI

Blanche Lincoln AR

Claire McCaskill MO

Robert Menendez NJ

Jeff Merkley OR

Barbara Mikulski MD

Patty Murray WA

Ben Nelson NE

Bill Nelson FL

Mark Pryor AR

Jack Reed RI

Harry Reid NV

John Rockefeller WV

Charles Schumer NY

Jeanne Shaheen NH

Arlen Specter PA

Debbie Stabenow MI

Jon Tester MT

Mark Udall CO

Tom Udall NM

Mark Warner VA

Jim Webb VA

Sheldon Whitehouse RI

Ron Wyden OR

Bernard Sanders VT

Joe Lieberman CT

Let's get rid of them all as soon as possible please.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Permanent List

The New York Times printed a story Sunday morning with a list of the Democrats that opposed the Health Care Rationing & Taxation bill. They did not list the names of congressman who voted for the bill. I had to search much harder for a complete list of those names and now I have my own list that wasn’t even made available in the Congressional Record on Sunday morning. They voted in the people’s house and therefore they can not hide. They can spin this, they can go home to their constituents and try to explain but they can never erase this from their voting record.

These are the names that should and will live in infamy. These are the congressional representatives who voted opposite what many of their voters, as the polls would suggest, the majority of their voters wanted. This is not Democracy. This is not the government promised to us in the Constitution.

If this becomes law, their bill will knowingly put many of you out of work and even intends to put some of you in jail if you don’t buy health insurance. They are the ones who need to be unemployed and some of them even belong in jail.

They have voted to place a tax burden on our backs, the backs of our children and an evil legacy that our grandchildren and their children will have to bear their entire lives. And all the while it will do nothing to improve health care for anyone. In the words of Joe Wilson, the entire bill is a LIE!

These congressmen and women all must be stripped of their power and that day can not come soon enough.

The grass roots movement to take back our country be eliminating the power elite who are deaf to their constituents has already started here:

HOUSE VOTE 887 - H.R. 3962 Health Care Rationing & Taxation Bill
with special provisions to jail those who don't want to buy health insurance
the renewed inclusion of Death Panels
and the temporary removal of provisions to pay for abortions

Yes Votes (220)

Member Party Dist.
Nancy Pelosi D CA-8
Neil Abercrombie D HI-1
Gary L. Ackerman D NY-5
Robert E. Andrews D NJ-1
Michael Arcuri D NY-24
Xavier Becerra D CA-31
Howard L. Berman D CA-28
Marion Berry D AR-1
Sanford D. Bishop Jr. D GA-2
Earl Blumenauer D OR-3
Leonard L. Boswell D IA-3
Corrine Brown D FL-3
Robert A. Brady D PA-1
Tammy Baldwin D WI-2
Shelley Berkley D NV-1
Joe Baca D CA-43
Timothy H. Bishop D NY-1
G. K. Butterfield D NC-1
Melissa Bean D IL-8
Bruce Braley D IA-1
James E. Clyburn D SC-6
John Conyers Jr. D MI-14
Jim Cooper D TN-5
Jerry F. Costello D IL-12
Elijah E. Cummings D MD-7
Lois Capps D CA-23
Michael E. Capuano D MA-8
Joseph Crowley D NY-7
William Lacy Clay D MO-1
Dennis Cardoza D CA-18
Jim Costa D CA-20
Russ Carnahan D MO-3
Emanuel Cleaver II D MO-5
Henry Cuellar D TX-28
Christopher Carney D PA-10
Kathy Castor D FL-11
Yvette Clarke D NY-11
Steve Cohen D TN-9
Joe Courtney D CT-2
André Carson D IN-7
Gerald E. Connolly D VA-11
Anh Cao R LA-2
Judy Chu D CA-32
Danny K. Davis D IL-7
Peter A. DeFazio D OR-4
Diana DeGette D CO-1
Bill Delahunt D MA-10
Rosa DeLauro D CT-3
Norman D. Dicks D WA-6
John D. Dingell D MI-15
Lloyd Doggett D TX-25
Mike Doyle D PA-14
Susan A. Davis D CA-53
Joe Donnelly D IN-2
Kathy Dahlkemper D PA-3
Steve Driehaus D OH-1
Eliot L. Engel D NY-17
Anna G. Eshoo D CA-14
Bob Etheridge D NC-2
Keith Ellison D MN-5
Brad Ellsworth D IN-8
Donna Edwards D MD-4
Sam Farr D CA-17
Chaka Fattah D PA-2
Bob Filner D CA-51
Barney Frank D MA-4
Bill Foster D IL-14
Marcia L. Fudge D OH-11
Gene Green D TX-29
Luis V. Gutierrez D IL-4
Charlie Gonzalez D TX-20
Raúl M. Grijalva D AZ-7
Al Green D TX-9
Gabrielle Giffords D AZ-8
Alan Grayson D FL-8
John Garamendi D CA-10
Jane Harman D CA-36
Alcee L. Hastings D FL-23
Maurice D. Hinchey D NY-22
Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
Steny H. Hoyer D MD-5
Baron P. Hill D IN-9
Rush Holt D NJ-12
Michael M. Honda D CA-15
Brian Higgins D NY-27
John Hall D NY-19
Phil Hare D IL-17
Mazie K. Hirono D HI-2
Paul W. Hodes D NH-2
Debbie Halvorson D IL-11
Martin Heinrich D NM-1
Jim Himes D CT-4
Jay Inslee D WA-1
Steve Israel D NY-2
Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. D IL-2
Hank Johnson D GA-4
Paul E. Kanjorski D PA-11
Marcy Kaptur D OH-9
Patrick J. Kennedy D RI-1
Dale E. Kildee D MI-5
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick D MI-13
Ron Kind D WI-3
Steve Kagen D WI-8
Ron Klein D FL-22
Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-1
Mary Jo Kilroy D OH-15
Sander M. Levin D MI-12
John Lewis D GA-5
Zoe Lofgren D CA-16
Nita M. Lowey D NY-18
Barbara Lee D CA-9
John B. Larson D CT-1
Jim Langevin D RI-2
Rick Larsen D WA-2
Stephen F. Lynch D MA-9
Daniel Lipinski D IL-3
Dave Loebsack D IA-2
Ben Ray Lujan D NM-3
Carolyn B. Maloney D NY-14
Edward J. Markey D MA-7
Carolyn McCarthy D NY-4
Jim McGovern D MA-3
Jim McDermott D WA-7
George Miller D CA-7
Alan B. Mollohan D WV-1
James P. Moran D VA-8
John P. Murtha D PA-12
Gregory W. Meeks D NY-6
Dennis Moore D KS-3
Betty McCollum D MN-4
Kendrick B. Meek D FL-17
Michael H. Michaud D ME-2
Brad Miller D NC-13
Gwen Moore D WI-4
Doris Matsui D CA-5
Jerry McNerney D CA-11
Harry E. Mitchell D AZ-5
Patrick J. Murphy D PA-8
Christopher S. Murphy D CT-5
Dan Maffei D NY-25
Jerrold Nadler D NY-8
Richard E. Neal D MA-2
Grace F. Napolitano D CA-38
James L. Oberstar D MN-8
David R. Obey D WI-7
John W. Olver D MA-1
Solomon P. Ortiz D TX-27
Bill Owens D NY-23
Frank Pallone D NJ-6
Bill Pascrell Jr. D NJ-8
Ed Pastor D AZ-4
Donald M. Payne D NJ-10
Earl Pomeroy D ND-1
David E. Price D NC-4
Ed Perlmutter D CO-7
Gary Peters D MI-9
Chellie Pingree D ME-1
Jared Polis D CO-2
Tom Perriello D VA-5
Mike Quigley D IL-5
Nick J. Rahall II D WV-3
Charles B. Rangel D NY-15
Silvestre Reyes D TX-16
Steven R. Rothman D NJ-9
Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-34
Bobby L. Rush D IL-1
Ciro D. Rodriguez D TX-23
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-2
Tim Ryan D OH-17
Laura Richardson D CA-37
Loretta Sanchez D CA-47
Robert C. Scott D VA-3
José E. Serrano D NY-16
Brad Sherman D CA-27
Louise M. Slaughter D NY-28
Adam Smith D WA-9
Vic Snyder D AR-2
John M. Spratt Jr. D SC-5
Pete Stark D CA-13
Bart Stupak D MI-1
Jan Schakowsky D IL-9
Adam B. Schiff D CA-29
Linda T. Sanchez D CA-39
David Scott D GA-13
John Salazar D CO-3
Allyson Y. Schwartz D PA-13
Albio Sires D NJ-13
John Sarbanes D MD-3
Joe Sestak D PA-7
Carol Shea-Porter D NH-1
Zack Space D OH-18
Betty Sutton D OH-13
Jackie Speier D CA-12
Mark Schauer D MI-7
Kurt Schrader D OR-5
Bennie Thompson D MS-2
John F. Tierney D MA-6
Edolphus Towns D NY-10
Mike Thompson D CA-1
Niki Tsongas D MA-5
Dina Titus D NV-3
Paul Tonko D NY-21
Nydia M. Velázquez D NY-12
Peter J. Visclosky D IN-1
Chris Van Hollen D MD-8
Maxine Waters D CA-35
Melvin Watt D NC-12
Henry A. Waxman D CA-30
Robert Wexler D FL-19
Lynn Woolsey D CA-6
Anthony Weiner D NY-9
David Wu D OR-1
Diane Watson D CA-33
Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-20
Tim Walz D MN-1
Peter Welch D VT-1
Charlie Wilson D OH-6
John Yarmuth D KY-3