Friday, March 11, 2005

List of Shame

How do they sleep at night? Eighteen (18) Democrats voted "yea" on the disgusting, credit card company windfall bill, also known as the (moral) bankruptcy bill. There are some good names on here too. No longer. Senator Biden, you can just lose my number, cuz you'll be getting my voice mail. The list:

Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Clinton (D-NY), Not Voting [coward]
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea [some leader]
Salazar (D-CO), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea

Is your senator on there? Call him/her. Although, again, unless you're about to donate a few hundred thousand dollars, they probably won't take your call. They're only in the business of selling votes. They don't just give them away.

[UPDATE - my co-editor just pointed out that it might be unfair to label Hillary a coward for not voting on this bill. Her husband, the last great POTUS, is in the hospital recovering from fairly serious minor surgery. OK, fair enough. However, this is an extremely important, extremely corrupt bill. President Clinton doesn't exactly keep Senator Clinton's feelings at the top of his to-do list, which involves a story you might have read about. Furthermore, she's been leaning right on every issue in preparation for her run for the oval office. Don't you think it's possible that if she felt strongly enough about this disgusting giveaway to the ruthless credit card companies, she would have stayed in DC to make a statement? Or perhaps she found this convenient excuse to skip town so that she doesn't have to be one of the assholes who voted in favor of stomping the poor into perpetual poverty, while still feeding at the bottomless money trough provided by the parasites who will eventually fuel her presidential campaign. I give it even odds either way.]

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