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11 Republican Senators, 41 Republican House Members and One Republican President Signed BCRA-2002
Congress | 12/10/03 | John Walsh

Posted on 12/10/2003 8:57:44 PM PST by jwalsh07

11 Republican Senators who voted for the BCFA of 2002:

McCain, Fitzgerald, Lugar, Collins, Snowe, Cochran, Domenicic, Spector, Chafee, Thompson Warner

41 Republican House Members voted for the BCFA of 2002:

Bohlert, Bono, Capito, Castle, Ferguson, Foley, Frelinghausen, Ganske, Gilchrest, Gilman, Graham, Greenwood, Grucci, Houghton, Horn, Johnson(CT), Johnson(IL), Kirk, LaTourette, Leach, LoBiondo, McHugh, Morella, Osborne, Ose, Petri, Platts, Quinn, Ramstad, Ros-Lehtinen, Sanders, Shays, Simmons, Smith(Mi), Thune, Upton, Walsh(not my clan), Wamp, Weldon(Pa), Wolf

One President Signed BCRA of 2002:

President Bush


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: bcfa; bcra; bushscotuscfr; cfr; firstamendment; mccainfeingold; rinos; rollcall
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Since I live in Ct, I would like to make special mention of the Ct delegation who managed to whiz on the First Amendment as a group.
1 posted on 12/10/2003 8:57:45 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Please explain Bcra 2002 in a few words...(grin)
2 posted on 12/10/2003 9:04:05 PM PST by MeekMom ((HUGE Ann Coulter Fan!!!) (Life-long Python Addict))
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To: jwalsh07
Chris Shays was the chief sponsor of the Campaign Finance Reform bill in the House. The issue was dead in the House until news of Enron hit the airwaves. The Campaign Finance Reform supporters dishonestly promoted the bill as an Anti-Enron bill.
3 posted on 12/10/2003 9:05:37 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: jwalsh07
grumble, grumble...

these people ought to have their tes%$#@!#@$#les removed and put into a lock box!


Apologies to Rush Limbaugh
4 posted on 12/10/2003 9:05:55 PM PST by GeronL (Is your Tagline weak, limp and ineffective? Has it hurt your relationship? Try TiAGra today!!!!)
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To: MeekMom
Yes Maam.

Now get this:

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

Not very bipartisan though Meek, only 11 pubbie senators and 41 pubbie House members voted for it, neither with enough votes to override a veto which brings us to the truly sad part.

Only one Pubbie Presidential signature was required and in making the single biggest mistake of his presidency, President Bush signed it.

5 posted on 12/10/2003 9:07:38 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Kuksool
Chris Shays was the chief sponsor of the Campaign Finance Reform bill in the House

Yup, his part in this is akin to John McCains, particularly onerous.

6 posted on 12/10/2003 9:13:11 PM PST by jwalsh07
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I find it ironic that the RATS were so eager to push Campaign Finance Reform. The bill effectively prevents liberal special interest groups like labor unions, NAACP, NARAL, and GreenPeace from broadcasting ads that slam Republicans.
7 posted on 12/10/2003 9:32:40 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: jwalsh07
Oh my!
...now what happens?
8 posted on 12/10/2003 9:33:26 PM PST by MeekMom ((HUGE Coulter fan!!!) (Life-long Python Addict))
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To: Kuksool
I find it ironic that the RATS were so eager to push Campaign Finance Reform

I don't, they have surrogates to carry their water, the mainstream media for one. And no matter what we say about the internet, the vast majority of people still get their info from the three mousketeers on the evening news and the major newspapers which have far and away liberal editiorial sections.

9 posted on 12/10/2003 9:37:23 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Kuksool
I find it ironic that the RATS were so eager to push Campaign Finance Reform. The bill effectively prevents liberal special interest groups like labor unions, NAACP, NARAL, and GreenPeace from broadcasting ads that slam Republicans.

They have no intention of obeying this law. Once this gets in their way, they will simply shop around for a judge to let them bypass it, or they'll just ignore it altogether. At the same time, they'll hold Republicans to it.

10 posted on 12/10/2003 10:56:08 PM PST by lowbridge (As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. -Mr. Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati)
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To: GeronL
...these people ought to have their tes%$#@!#@$#les removed...

But they're Republicans. They've already been gelded.

11 posted on 12/10/2003 10:59:39 PM PST by Redcloak ()
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To: jwalsh07
Well I am working on the Alren Specter angle in Pa, by voting for Toomey. I hope we get rid the RINO soon. We need more Conservative Representatives. Lets start pushing for that and see what George Bush does.

I wonder if he would have signed it if the Supreme court had found it unconstitutional? I think we need to make our voices herad about this, but I am not so sure that President Bush had much of a choice on this one.

12 posted on 12/11/2003 6:05:41 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: No More Gore Anymore
----I think we need to make our voices herad about this, but I am not so sure that President Bush had much of a choice on this one.----

Bull. The partial-birth abortion ban was at least one bill that was more politically risky than this.... but Bush signed it.

Campaign-finance reform wasn't an issue with anybody outside of the New York Times newsroom. Bush would have lost nothing, politically, by vetoing the damned thing immediately. But Karl Rove convinced him otherwise -- don't worry, Karl assured him, the Supremes will surely save America's ass on this -- and the insane strategy has just blown up in his face, and ours.

Of all the names listed above, I consider Bush the most responsible for foisting this atrocity upon us. I expect congressmen and senators to be idiots, but I didn't expect George W. Bush to play political football with the First Amendment, especially over such a non-issue. The buck has got to stop with him on this, and unless some miracle takes place, CFR will be Bush's most damaging domestic legacy.

-Dan
14 posted on 12/11/2003 8:13:35 AM PST by Flux Capacitor ('Cause WE.... GOT.... THE BOMBS. Ooooooo-KAY?!)
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To: MeekMom
----Oh my! ...now what happens?----

Now, we pray. That's about the only option left to us, on this issue.

All three branches of government (and the unofficial fourth) are now unanimous on this. CFR is here to stay.

-Dan
15 posted on 12/11/2003 8:20:10 AM PST by Flux Capacitor ('Cause WE.... GOT.... THE BOMBS. Ooooooo-KAY?!)
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To: Flux Capacitor
I know you make good points. I agree it is a mess,I just don't know how much of it could have been avoided.

I still think it is the politics of the Senate and Congress that are to blame for most of the mess we are in...

16 posted on 12/11/2003 8:20:34 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: lowbridge; et al
I believe the Dems are willing to cripple the ACLU, Sierra CLub, etc. in order to deprive the Republicans of the support of THEIR political action groups, AND sacrfice the political campaigning before the election, secure in the knowledge that the mainstream leftist newspapers and television stations - CBS, MSNBC, ABC, Turner stations, etc, will continue to provide newscoverage deliberately slanted towards the Dems - as we saw so recently with the Los Angeles Times and the Groping Article on the Thursday before the California recall election. I believe they are accurate in this assessment. This bill will kill the Republicans.

One more example of the moral bankruptcy of the Supreme Court, and the stupidity of Bush II, and some of his Republican collegeaues in Congress.
17 posted on 12/11/2003 8:30:07 AM PST by ZULU
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To: Flux Capacitor
I agree with you.

Carl Rove is an evil, duplicitous conniver, devoid of any philosophical principles. Rove is also behind an impending move to unseat Republican Representative Tom Tancredo in a Colorado primary because Tancredo has been an outspoken opponent of the failure of the National Government to control our borders against illegal aliens. That rat Rove actually Tancredo he was no longer "welcome" in the White House. Tancredo has called for tightening border security, putting all new immigration on hold until we can straighten out INS, and other measures Rove feels are politically incorrect.
18 posted on 12/11/2003 8:51:08 AM PST by ZULU
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To: lowbridge
"They have no intention of obeying this law."

Yep...Ashcroft's blatant whitewashing of the ClintonCrimeSpree has demonstrated to the RATS that they are unaccountable to the laws that shackle the rest of us!!

Shame on US...MUD

19 posted on 12/11/2003 9:00:26 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Kuksool
Yeah, but the Dems knew when they signed it that they'd cheat.
20 posted on 12/11/2003 9:03:07 AM PST by Guillermo (George W. Bush is a Big Government liberal)
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