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Your Democratic Party

The names in bold voted against the Health Care bill, after voting against women.

The Misogyny Bloc
Altmire, Jason PA-4
Baca, Joe CA-43
Barrow, John GA-12
Berry, Marion AR-1
Bishop, Sanford GA-2
Boccieri, John OH-16
Boren, Dan OK-2
Bright, Bobby AL-2

Cardoza, Dennis CA-18
Carney, Christopher PA-10
Chandler, Ben KY-6
Childers, Travis MS-1

Cooper, Jim TN-5
Costa, Jim CA-20
Costello, Jerry IL-12
Cuellar, Henry TX-28
Dahlkemper, Kathleen PA-3
Davis, Artur AL-7
Davis, Lincoln TN-4

Donnelly, Joe IN-2
Doyle, Mike PA-14†
Driehaus, Steve OH-1
Ellsworth, Brad IN-8
Etheridge, Bob NC-2
Gordon, Bart TN-6
Griffith, Parker AL-5

Hill, Baron IN-9
Holden, Tim PA-17
Kanjorski, Paul PA-11
Kaptur, Marcy OH-9
Kildee, Dale MI-5
Langevin, Jim RI-2
Lipinski, Daniel IL-3
Lynch, Stephen MA-9
Marshall, Jim GA-8
Matheson, Jim UT-2
McIntyre, Mike NC-7
Melancon, Charles LA-3

Michaud, Michael ME-2
Mollohan, Alan WV-1
Murtha, John PA-12
Neal, Richard MA-2
Oberstar, James MN-8
Obey, Dave WI-7
Ortiz, Solomon TX-27
Perriello, Thomas VA-5
Peterson, Collin MN-7
Pomeroy, Earl ND-AL
Rahall, Nick WV-3
Reyes, Silvestre TX-16
Rodriguez, Ciro TX-23
Ross, Mike AR-4
Ryan, Timothy OH-17
Salazar, John CO-3
Shuler, Heath NC-11†
Skelton, Ike MO-4

Snyder, Vic AR-2
Space, Zack OH-18
Spratt, John SC-5
Stupak, Bart MI-1†
Tanner, John TN-8
Taylor, Gene MS-4
Teague, Harry NM-2

Wilson, Charles OH-6

† – Family guys [Echidne]


1 Steve Bates { 11.08.09 at 7:23 pm }

Not my Democratic Party, not anymore. The problem with today’s Democratic Party is that too many who have (D) after their names in Congress don’t behave like Democrats should behave. Failing that, they can do without me. I may vote for individual Democrats on occasion, but my days of selecting the straight-D “punch” are over.

Abandoning women’s rights is the worst of the worst of their behavior, IMHO. The party built its victories on the votes, the hard work, and yes, the money of those women, and now a distressing number of “Democrats” have abandoned them. Enough is enough. What’s next? I don’t know, but the “oh-dash-it-all of hope” is no longer a basis for my vote or contributions. Fuggedaboutit.

2 Jack K., the Grumpy Forester { 11.08.09 at 7:59 pm }

…if the Democrats fall as swiftly and spectacularly out of power as so many pundits are predicting, this will be the reason. Voters who flocked to the polls in droves over the last two election cycles to turn out the cheap venal hacks of the Republican party will realize that they have been replaced by cowardly cheap venal hacks who didn’t improve the lives of anyone except insurance industry executives…

3 Bryan { 11.08.09 at 8:50 pm }

Women are the majority of the US population. Women are the majority of voters. Women are the majority of the Democratic Party.

Openly acting against the interests and freedom of women is an act of political suicide.

I described the man who just won in the NY-23 special election as a Blue Dog, because he is personally conservative, and personally anti-abortion. You don’t see Owens NY-23 on that list. He realizes that he can’t get reelected without the women in his district,

If it’s a “moral issue” not to have your taxes fund possible abortions, why isn’t it a moral issue not to have your taxes fund undeclared wars? Why isn’t it a moral issue not to have your taxes fund torture? Why isn’t it a moral issue not to have your taxes fund illegal wiretapping or GULags or kidnapping, or any of the other issues that the government has been involved in lately?

4 Steve Bates { 11.09.09 at 7:52 am }

David, for a clearer view, face away from the mirror.
.-= last blog ..Dear Representative Culberson: =-.

5 Bryan { 11.09.09 at 10:15 am }

I see, Mr. Duff, voting the way you said you would vote during the campaign, and representing the views of the people who elected you, rather than your own, personal view makes you a “liar and hypocrite”, and ignoring what you said while campaigning to vote according to your personal preference makes you “principled”.

Sorry, Mr. Duff, but it doesn’t make you “principled”, it just makes you a Republican.

The thing about a representative democracy is that elected officials are supposed to represent those that elected them, not themselves.

6 Steve Bates { 11.09.09 at 3:18 pm }

Bryan, I believe Duff is a Tory. I mean, literally, as in, across the Pond. Whatever his interest in American politics, he has taken very little trouble to understand it.

Either that, or else he makes the beer Homer Simpson drinks… 😈
.-= last blog ..Dear Representative Culberson: =-.

7 Bryan { 11.09.09 at 4:11 pm }

I’m well aware that DD thinks he is a Conservative, and that he is British. I just get annoyed that he refuses to adapt to the reality that other countries don’t work the way the British system works. I have a policy of assuming that the nationals of whatever country probably know more about their system than I do, even when I have lived there.

I accept that the conservative party of Australia is the Liberal Party, while the liberal party is Labour. There isn’t much reason to argue about it, because that’s the way it is.

Britain has things that I like, the National Health Service, and things I don’t like, the libel laws, but it isn’t my system, so my opinion doesn’t matter much.

8 Steve Bates { 11.09.09 at 7:28 pm }

I would never presume to talk serious UK politics with a Brit, but my impression of how Parliament works comes from Private Willis, via G&S.

9 Bryan { 11.09.09 at 10:06 pm }

That’s how it seems to be assumed to work on normal issues, apparently because candidates are chosen by parties to run, rather than running and joining a party caucus. They seem to elevate the party to a much higher status in politics than we do.

I would want some quality book time before I made any guesses as to what they might be up to.