Anyone have the names of Republicans voting for this BS?
In addition to the six Republicans who voted for cloture on the repeal bill — Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass), Susan Collins (R-Alaska), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) — Republicans Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.) and John Ensign (Nev.) voted for the final passage of the repeal bill. Collins had co-sponsored the repeal bill.
Not yet - but Scott Brown, Snowe, Collins, and Murkowski were indicating they would vote YES. No surprises.
Mark Kirk OF COURSE, he is in the closet and is about to come out.
The usual TRAITORS or course.
Mark Kirk of Illinois
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
George Voinovich of Ohio
Richard Burr of North Carolina
John Ensign of Nevada
Scott Brown of Massachusetts
Olympia Snowe of Maine
Susan Collins of Maine
Kirk is a squish RINO who we have there merely to have blocked Giannoulias and eventually assume the majority and committees. Other than that, rely on him only to B.S. you about how great he is.
Murkowski will be with us for 6 more years, unless Miller’s hobbled lawsuit prevails. What a disappointment. Or, we could get lucky when she decides to visit constituents by bush plane Ted Stevens style....
Voinovich is retiring, so this is a big Chuck Hegel-style F-you vote. No, F-you George. You will not be missed.
Burr, flipping after cloture vote, I have no idea how to explain. I would guess he has a family like Cheney or Gingrich.
Ensign flipped too like Burr, maybe has a nose for what gays might do to his re-election in a state willing to re-elect Reid. Not waiting around to find out (see below).
Brown is a special case perhaps. Trying to keep the Kennedy seat in Taxachussetts must be tough. It will be tougher after this because his tea party backing is now probably slashed in half.
Snowe, we predicted this.
Who is up for re-election on the Republican side?
I think the top 3 below need primary challenges owing in part to this monstrosity that will insinuate gay marriage legally around the country through the courts via the back door of the military (pardon the obvious pun, but it works).
[Aside: How? Differential pay treatment for married folks in the military. It will be a civil rights issue if the state they are from allows their marriage, but the military doesn’t recognize it in re: pay. Lawsuits ensue, and you can see how this plays out. A court order from a Berkeley judge will instruct the Pentagon to respeck marriage in all 50 states and territories. Don’t get me started on AIDS, or naturalization or partners, or adoption, or artificial insemination.]
John Ensign of Nevada (this lying marital cheater / bribing extortionist needs to find other work)
Olympia Snowe of Maine (this one like her other Maine sister is like a scab that will not heal: chronic, infected, and you keep picking at it hoping for new skin underneath that never grows. Cure: rip off the scab with needlenose pliers and debride with a wire brush and alcohol)
Scott Brown of Massachusetts (some say this is a special case, I say he will learn quickly that people like me would rather give money to Deval Patrick out of pure spite than sweat whether he feels like deigning to give us a cloture vote....he will be made far less consequential in about 2 weeks anyway, what McConnell calls “breathing room” in the new Senate.)
Richard Lugar of Indiana (he is wrong on START and is a fossil, would somebody please challenge this pr1ck?)
Roger Wicker of Mississippi
Bob Corker of Tennessee
Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas
Orrin Hatch of Utah
John Barrasso of Wyoming
Jon Kyl of Arizona (Making noises like he may not stick with us; based on age, I hope he taps a winner to replace.)
I don’t have a ton ill to say about the last 6, but let me point out that people have been saying Hatch is Bennett, and he just isn’t.