Comments: Democratic Reasoning

Pure insanity.

Posted by Jay at September 7, 2005 09:57 PM

Wow, some great links. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Circa Bellum at September 8, 2005 07:34 AM

I am listening to Sen. Landrieu right now. What a despicable creature. She is resting all of the blame on one man. Just one person. Guess who? That is despite all of the facts comming out that seem to be telling a different story. But, as usual don't let the facts get in the way of a good theory.

Posted by gindy at September 8, 2005 09:59 AM

With the Senate and the House assigning 51.8 Billion dollars to relief efforts, which the President immediately signed, I have to ask why 11 House Representatives (all who happen to be Republicans) voted against it.

• Joe Barton, Texas;

* Jeff Flake, Arizona;

* Virginia Foxx, North Carolina;

* Scott Garrett, New Jersey;

* John Hostettler, Indiana;

* Steve King, Iowa;

* Butch Otter, Idaho;

* Ron Paul, Texas;

* James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin;

* Tom Tancredo, Colorado;

* Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia.

From www.redstate.org - a Republican site, …

"To see Ron Paul and John Hostettler vote against a spending bill is far from the most surprising thing ever to happen in the U.S. House, but some of these other Republicans seem to have had relatively little obvious reason to vote against the bill. Perhaps one or several of these representatives will issue a statement explaining his or her vote.

Virtually all of these seats are safe for 2006, though Butch Otter is considered the front-runner to succeed incumbent Republican Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, who will not be running for re-election. It remains to be seen whether or not this vote will affect the political future of any of these individuals."

Posted by Cary at September 9, 2005 05:28 PM

Cary,

I am not sure but it probably had to do with excessive pork or lack of fiscal responsibility. Presidents, Republican and democrat have a tendency to carte blanche all disasters. 51B is a very large chunk of change. A great deal more than 9/11 and today we see that that was not judiciously spent. I am all for rebuilding with a plan....just not the same.

Posted by Billy Budd at September 9, 2005 05:49 PM

Yes, but wouldn't it be better for these 11 to propose a committee to monitor spending, rather than voting to withhold it from people in dire need?

Posted by Cary at September 9, 2005 05:55 PM
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