Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Few Congressional Leaders Resist Business As Usual

The U.S. Senate, unfortunately, passed the explosive Expanding-the-Debt Bill. It was beyond flawed, it embeds the status quo and mediocracy into law. Painfully, I have been following on CSpan much of the workings (or misfirings) of Congress the past 96 hours. It has been a very stress filled undertaking and in some ways, I'm looking forward to get back to work from my vacation. 

Here is how my two Ohio Senators voted. Rob Portman seems to be following in the RINO ever-wavering footsteps of his predecessor George Voinovich.
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VOTING YES TO MORE DEBT, NO TO FISCAL RESPONSIBLITY:. 

· Sherrod Brown (D)
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· Rob Portman (RINO)
Shamefully, there were 28 members of the GOP who voted “Yes” for this bill to bless the increase of the debt with no real substantive spending cuts. .
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VOTING NO TO DEBT, YES TO FISCAL RESPONSIBLITY:

The following 19 people, for the most part see the great shortcomings of the bill and voted NO.

· Kelly Ayotte
· Saxby Chambliss
· Daniel Coats
· Tom Coburn
· Jim DeMint
· Lindsey Graham
· Charles E. Grassley
· Orrin G. Hatch
· Dean Heller
· James M. Inhofe
· Ron Johnson
· Mike Lee
· Rand Paul
· Marco Rubio
· Jeff Sessions
· Richard C. Shelby
· Patrick J. Toomey
· David Vitter

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Among these 19 there is a core of statesmen (and woman) leaders upon who the Tea Party Movement can build on and rely on in preparing for the next election cycle. As the actions of the House and Senate indicate this week we do need a much greater number of constitutional conservatives in Congress if we expect to see real change take place. We must rid Congress of the faux conservatives like Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell who disgrace conservative principles and use the Tea Party activist gain power and then ignore them to maintain business as usual.  

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