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ACORN Vote: Not voting: McCain, Vitter, Grahamnesty, Hutchison, Coburn, Burr, and Gregg

Posted on 09/15/2009 10:03:57 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Mccain's abstain "makes sense" to me, given that he's the de facto amnesty republican.

But what's Vitter's excuse? He also had an amendment to defund ACORN, did he not?

I say defeat them all in the primaries for their support of this criminal enterprise.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; burr; coburn; graham; gregg; hutchinson; mccain; vitter; wrong
Malkin has the roll call
1 posted on 09/15/2009 10:03:59 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If I am not mistaken, according to Senate rules a no-vote by the person who introduced the Amendment allows him to bring it up again at a later date.

That would explain Vitter, but not the rest.


2 posted on 09/15/2009 10:07:52 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Was McCain even back in D.C.?

Looks like a hit piece to me....


3 posted on 09/15/2009 10:07:57 AM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Mccain and Graham had a healthcare townhall in Charleston SC yesterday. Since neither voted, they were probably not back in time.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 10:09:02 AM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Defunding ACORN is a “with us or against us” issue.

Abstaining is WORSE than voting no. They are trying to have it both ways. I’m tired of the corruption, and tired of the corruption enablers.

The Republicans that couldn’t bring themselves to vote for this should be run out of the party on a rail.


5 posted on 09/15/2009 10:09:05 AM PDT by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: Freddd

I think you’re probably right. Nobody actually abstained, they just weren’t present.


6 posted on 09/15/2009 10:09:25 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They didn’t abstain or just vote present. They weren’t there to vote period. Big difference.


7 posted on 09/15/2009 10:09:31 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Hmmmm, I wonder where nowaykay hutchinson was. And to think she’s running for Tx governor.


8 posted on 09/15/2009 10:12:59 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Vitter is from Louisiana ACORN Headquarters. He is facing a tough election hence his behavior.


9 posted on 09/15/2009 10:13:18 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Brookhaven

Juan McCain and Graham-nesty were probably meeting with illegals and La Raza promising them Amnesty.

They later stopped off at a sailor bar because McCain was in the U.S. Navy and Graham-nesty likes sailors.

They both sicken me.


10 posted on 09/15/2009 10:14:11 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Kay Bailey Hutchison was down in Texas working on what she thinks will be her next gig - governor.


11 posted on 09/15/2009 10:15:59 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Gregg isn't running this year. I'm a little disappointed that I can't vote him out!

Shaheen of all people voted yea, gotta give her credit for that. Now if she only goes for an investigation into Acorn and it's affiliated organizations.

We'll see

12 posted on 09/15/2009 10:16:13 AM PDT by lucky american (Glenn Beck Rocks!!! Sarah Palin Too!!!)
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To: earlJam

Good point.


13 posted on 09/15/2009 10:16:22 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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looking at this list, should we be surpised?


14 posted on 09/15/2009 10:17:07 AM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: freespirited
Mccain and Graham had a healthcare townhall in Charleston SC yesterday. Since neither voted, they were probably not back in time.

Thanks.

Unless there is doubt about the outcome, not much can be read into a member not being there for the vote. This was a slam dunk so those who had more important things to do did.

15 posted on 09/15/2009 10:17:35 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: vicar7

Let’s see what he does under the rules. Not going after ACORN would only hurt him right now in Louisiana. Without an intact 9th ward gang he should win by going after ACORN even more than he would otherwise.


16 posted on 09/15/2009 10:18:55 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They weren’t there to vote. Stop stirring up crap over nothing.


17 posted on 09/15/2009 10:19:00 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They were not there. McCain and Graham in SC.


18 posted on 09/15/2009 10:20:05 AM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: libbylu


I was in Mexico da@#$#t working on Obama's immigration plan and couldn't vote ...
19 posted on 09/15/2009 10:24:31 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Coburn (R-OK)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hutchison (R-TX)
McCain (R-AZ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Vitter (R-LA)

Why didn’t those nine vote? Were they on vacation? Family Obligations? Ill? Chicken? What?


20 posted on 09/15/2009 10:24:38 AM PDT by madison10 (I'm fine with a black president, but not a RED one.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Malkin's article says not voting, not abstaining.

They are entirely different things. Several of the Senators weren't even in DC. They can't vote if they aren't there.

21 posted on 09/15/2009 10:25:56 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

In as much as this is a vanity, would you care to explain the false accusation in the headline?


22 posted on 09/15/2009 10:26:19 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: madison10
Why didn’t those nine vote? Were they on vacation? Family Obligations? Ill? Chicken? What?

McCain and Graham were reportedly at a townhall meeting.

I don't know about the rest, but this particular vote was on an last-minute amendment to a bill. So, it's likely the missing Senators didn't know they should be in the chambers to vote on this issue.

23 posted on 09/15/2009 10:28:17 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: crusty old prospector

Hutchison down in Texas working on being governor-—In her freakin’ dreams! She is a big zero in my book.


24 posted on 09/15/2009 10:29:15 AM PDT by NorwegianViking (Organizing for America)
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To: libbylu; perfect_rovian_storm

You two are right. Sorry about that.

I figured there were reasons. That’s why the original post is asking the question.


25 posted on 09/15/2009 10:34:34 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Socialized medicine is inhumane)
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To: madison10

I believe the following is possible...that there were no votes “scheduled” therefore some folks just weren’t there:

Mikulski was one of nine senators who did not vote on the ACORN amendment. She was receiving physical therapy for her ankle, which she broke in July, her spokeswoman said.

Mikulski had been informed that there would be no Senate votes on Monday. The ACORN amendment, which took place about 5:30 p.m., was the only roll call vote of the day.

She later placed a statement in the Congressional Record, indicating that she would have voted in favor of the funding cutoff amendment had she been present at the time of the vote, said her communications director, Rachel MacKnight.


26 posted on 09/15/2009 10:35:15 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a Daffy Duck)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Sorry bout that, we just have enough trouble with these lame Republicans without finding more reasons to be ticked at em. :)

I wonder if McCain will still be an amnesty advocate. From what I know about John McCain ‘those people’ rejected him after he tried to ‘help’ them, so I think we might see a new position from him on amnesty. I have little doubt that ‘those people’ rejecting him had a lot to do with his Sotomayor vote. It certainly wasn’t a nay vote on ideological grounds.


27 posted on 09/15/2009 10:37:58 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Can’t NOT VOTING mean they just aren’t there?


28 posted on 09/15/2009 10:39:39 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NorwegianViking

I think she will enter retirement after next November. Warts and all, I think most Texans prefer Perry.


29 posted on 09/15/2009 10:42:17 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; NoObamaFightForConservatives

No worries. If someone says something incorrect, they should be questioned.

Or corrected. We all do it at some time, I suppose.


30 posted on 09/15/2009 10:45:09 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Socialized medicine is inhumane)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I would guess that all of them would have been there if the vote hadn’t been announced with such short notice. They made a decision to be elsewhere before they knew about it and probably did not have time to fly back.


31 posted on 09/15/2009 10:46:04 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: sunny48
Her campaign sent me a fund raising letter.
I sent it back with the message: “NO MORE RINOs”.
32 posted on 09/15/2009 11:06:04 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Yes. The article made it look like they were not voting on purpose, NOT that they had things to do that were unavoidable.


33 posted on 09/15/2009 11:06:54 AM PDT by madison10
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