Here’s the list of Senators who voted for the Coburn amendment, which was an attempt to divert $400 million form egregiously wasteful projects (such as the Bridge to Nowhere) to Katrina reconstruction efforts:

Allard (R)
Allen (R)
Bayh (D)
Burr (R)
Coburn (R)
Conrad (D)
DeMint (R)
DeWine (R)
Feingold (D)
Graham (R)
Kyl (R)
Landrieu (D)
Sessions (R)
Sununu (R)
Vitter (R)

Anyone missing here? Not even Trent Lott or Thad Cochran, both Republicans from Mississippi, wishes to represent his own people in this vote. Apparently a $200 million dollar bridge for 50 people was more important to Lott than, say, rebuilding Biloxi. Good job guys.

It’s important to note that John McCain was for the Coburn amendment before he was against it. Something to note for future presidential debates.

Republicans are simply failing to dance with the ones that brung ’em, namely people who wanted smaller, less corrupt government. Thanks for basically guaranteeing tax hikes on us, jackholes!

Posted at 11:46 am by Johnny B

Posted by Reagan_Gahagan @ 10/22/2005 11:53 AM PDT
At this point, I’m seriously contemplating switching from Republican to Independent. If it weren’t for being able to get involved with the primaries, I would have already done so. I find it amazing that Conservative voters put most of these people in power and then they do their best not to be conservative.

Posted by Hemonster @ 10/22/2005 12:12 PM PDT
I agree whole-heartedly. The only thing that carries these people into office is wedge-issue politics: abortion, gay marriage and death-penalty nonesense. Just take a look at the VA gubernatorial campaign for evidence . . .

Posted by BP @ 10/23/2005 05:21 PM PDT
The worst ad campaign in the history of politics. A whole minute, basically saying…”hey Kilgore is willing to kill them sons of bitches, and this Kaine guy ain’t”.

Not that it’s not an important issue, but aren’t there better lynchpin issues to talk about? Immigration, taxes, transportation…etc…

Posted by JohnnyB @ 10/24/2005 08:17 AM PDT
Hey guys, um, what the heck are y’all talking about? Welcome Hemonster! Send some links or let me know who’s who. I assume that Kilgore is a Republican, I mean, what a name! Sorry I don’t keep track of other state races.
Who’s missing here?
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