Jim DeMint’s Amendment to Ban Vote Buying (Bribes) with Earmarks Pork Fails 53 to 46

What a shock, Democrats in Senate vote against bribery and vote buying.

By a 53 to 46 vote, the Senate voted down Demint’s amendment that would have banned the practice of vote buying (cash for cloture) with the promise of pork barrel earmarks. Democrats will go into the 2010 and 2012 elections as the party of bribes, kickbacks and pork.

What is most interesting is that most all Republican amendment have failed along partisan Democrat party lines. However, the DeMint amendment managed to get 7 Democrats yea votes. And look who the seven Democrats were:

Bayh (D-IN)
Feingold (D-WI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Merkley (D-OR)
Nelson (D-NE)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)

Virginia Democrat Senators Warner and Webb are in fear for their political lives after they saw what just happened in VA during the 2009 Governor’s elections where Republicans won by 20%+.  The Corn Husker kick back Ben Nelson actually had the audacity to vote yea after being the focal point of the reason why the amendment was offered in the first place. But alas the amendment only pertained to future bills, not Nelson’s cash for cloture vote.

And speaking of Ben Nelson, Hot Air provides us with some video of the Governor of Nebraska ripping Nelson a new one.

Of course the Republican backed amendment challenging the health care bill’s constitutionality also failed along a party line vote, 39-60.

Here’s Nebraska’s governor laying into him last night on Greta. When was the last time you saw a state official ripping one of his own senators for succeeding in getting a special federal favor for the state?

A challenge to the Senate health bill’s constitutionality failed on Wednesday afternoon in a party-line vote.

Sens. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) point of order arguing that the Senate bill is unconstitutional under the Interstate Commerce Clause and Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution failed in a 39-60 vote.

The vote was the first in a series Wednesday afternoon as senators prepared to invoke cloture for final passage of the Senate’s health bill.

Tea Party Movement More Popular Than Democrats & Republicans

So the Tea Party movement is not astro-turf after all, eh? All Democrats and spineless Republicans have managed to so is awake a “Sleeping” Giant!

Americans are ready to take their country back in 2010 … Real CHANGE you can believe in. Tea Party Fever … Catch It!

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You mean the Tea Party movement is actually being looked at by the MSM as a viable entity? Really? With just like every story that does not fit the liberal MSM agenda, once again the lame street media is late to the game and the story. Funny, the Left, Democrats and the media have tried to marginalize the Tea Party Movement.

The media has never understood, better yet they never wanted to believe that Americans would be so angered and engaged that they would rise up and make politicians responsible to “WE THE PEOPLE”.

All are about to learn a lesson in humility, civics and that politicians work for the people.

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According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Tea Party movement is more popular than either the Democratic or the Republican parties.

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Tea Party Nation … Hear them roar

Just how angry is the public with the country’s two leading political parties? Angry enough that the conservative, libertarian-leaning Tea Party movement is more popular than either the Democratic or the Republican parties, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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How is that $787 Billion Obama Stimulus Plan Looking Now to Create Jobs & Lower Unemployment … Joblessness Rose in 29 States

How is that “hope and change” looking now on the Obama job creation front?  Hey Obama Administration, It’s about the jobs, stupid …

California, Delaware, South Carolina and Florida registered record rates of unemployment in October, 2009. Worse yet, joblessness rose in 29 states in October as compared to 22 states the previous month.  What happened to all those shovel ready jobs from the $787 billion stimulus plan?

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Jobs created because he said he did

Joblessness rose in 29 U.S. states last month compared with 22 in September, the Labor Department said today in Washington. Michigan had the highest jobless rate at 15.1 percent, followed by Nevada at 13 percent and Rhode Island at 12.9 percent.

The national rate last month reached a 26-year high of 10.2 percent, weighing on consumer spending that accounts for about 70 percent of the economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Nov. 17 that joblessness “likely will decline only slowly,” a reason policy makers will keep interest rates near zero to ensure growth is sustained.

The United States is staring at a 10.2% unemployment rate; however, that does not reflect that actual number of unemployed workers. The real unemployment number is 17.5%.

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What Democrats Can Expect from Not Listening to We the People … Loss of Congress & Presidency to Republicans

2010 early election polls you can believe in …

DEMOCRATS … Do not say that you were not warned. The polling trend has begun, 2010 represents change we can all believe in as Obama and Democrats have completely misread and overstated their change mandate.

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The One, could be One and Done in 2012 … 58% say next President likely Republican

Democrats in Congress and President Obama have not understood the common thread of the fire and anger expressed by “We the People” in town hall meetings and Tea Parties when it comes to taxes, deficits, spending and government take over. It is “We the People” that can hire you and “We the People” can FIRE YOU!

Just so that Barack Obama, Axelrod and the rest of Obama’s spin machine and minions understand what the 2009 year elections means … read it an weep. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 58% of American voter say it is at least somewhat likely the next president of the United States will be a Republican. Forgive me President Obama, but that 58% represents a greater mandate than what you were elected with in 2008. It would appear that “We the People” wish to make another change and it does not include you. Forget the fact that Republicans obviously overwhelmingly expect the next President to be Republican, it’s the 60% of unaffiliated voters that The Obamamessiah needs to concern himself with.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of men expect the next president to be a Republican, compared to 52% of women.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans see a member of their party winning the presidency as likely, including 57% who see it as very likely. Sixty percent (60%) of voters not affiliated with either major party think they’re right, but just 31% of Democrats agree.

Barack Obama finds himself with a Daily Presidential Tracking Poll of -10%. Basically, 40% of American voters strongly disapprove of Obama performing his role as President while only 30% strongly approve.

For those of you in Congress, especially the Blue Dog Democrats and other moderate Democrats who think you are in safe districts, 49% of US voters now say it is at least somewhat likely that Republicans will win control of Congress next year.  What a difference a year makes, eh? Last year after the 2008 elections the Republican party was all but dead and Democrats were dancing in the street. The election of Republican governors in Virginia and New Jersey, both states won easily by Obama in 2008 show that there is a shifting trend to Republicans and that no Democrat House or Senate seat is truly safe.

Why does anyone think that 39 Democrats sided with Republicans against Pelosicare? 31 of them represent districts that voted for John McCain over Barack Obama.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of Republicans think it is likely that their party will regain control of the Senate and the House. Just 55% of Democrats say it’s unlikely. Even more telling is that 31% of Republicans say it is very likely, compared to 12% of Democratic voters who rate it as not at all likely.

A plurality (49%) of voters not affiliated with either party see the GOP returning to the majority in Congress.

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46% to 37% Prefer the Current Health Care System Over Obamacare

Mr. President … LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE, they don’t want your Obamacare!

Barack Obama can talk all he wants and spin the facts all he wants regarding Obamacare reform, the American people are not buying it. By 46% to 37%, according to a Fox News Opinion Dynamics poll, most people polled prefer the current health care system to the one the president has proposed. The people simply do not like and do not trust Obama’s plan. The key word here is TRUST! Barack Obama has lost all credibility with the people on healthcare.

Obama has made numerous speeches on his government takeover health care reform and he is changing no one’s opinion. At this point his speeches on healthcare look more like desperation that an honest debate.  For one thing, no one is buying that healthcare will not ad a dime to the deficit. The time for campaigning is over Mr. President, “We the People: have spoke.

Most Americans see no upside for their family in the health care reforms being considered in Washington and don’t believe President Obama when he says his plan won’t add “one dime” to the federal deficit. The majority of Americans believe they will have to make changes to their health care coverage if the president’s plan is passed.

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Remember When Obama Said (6/8/09) He would Create or Save 600,000 Jobs in the Next 100 Days

FLASH BACK: Obama promises to create or save 600,000 jobs in 100 days. Um, really?

What Obama did on his summer vacation …

America, remember back on June 6, 2009 when Barack Obama said by passing the $787 billion stimulus package that it would save or create 600,000 jobs in the next 100 days? Instead, the United States has lost nearly one million jobs in that period of time and has increased to 9.7% unemployment when Obama had claimed much rosier numbers. Of course there is no way to measure how Obama could save jobs, just more rhetoric from this White House.

Obama was wrong on this and wrong on the economy. Is it any wonder why Americans do not trust him with reforming health care and creating a government take over of 1/6 of the US economy with Obamacare.

Jobs Lost in US: 443,000 jobs in June.
Jobs Lost in US: 247,000 jobs in July.
Jobs Lost in US: 216,000 jobs in August.

Obama even referenced targeting summer jobs for youths. Really? Under Barack Obama teen unemployment, 25.5%, is at it’s highest rate ever since they have kept records.

How would you grade Obama’s promise of creating or saving 600,000 jobs when over a million have been lost in that period of time? All he has effectively done is create a deficit as far as the eye can see.

Final Summer school grade: F+

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 – Prisoners Get Stimulus Money … Cash for Cons

  • Close to half a million in stimulus funds was accidentally distributed to inmates in a prison in Massachusetts. It’s your government doing what it does best, folks.

icon for podpress  Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 – Prisoners Get Stimulus [1:05m]:  | Download

 
Just another example of your precision government in action wasting your hard earned tax dollars.
 
Every one has heard of the Cash for Clunkers program; however, have you also hears of the government’s “Cash for Cons” program as well? That is correct! The government, the same one that wants to take charge of health care and 1/6th of the US economy, sent 4000 convicts checks from the Stimulus bill.
One day after the Herald reported some surprised Bay State inmates – including murderers and rapists – were cashing in $250 stimulus checks, federal officials revealed the same behind-bars bonus was mailed to nearly 4,000 cons nationwide.
 
A federal watchdog is now probing how the cons were cut the checks. The same cash also may have been sent to fugitive felons, people kicked out of the country and even individuals now deceased.
Prisoners Mistakenly Received Stimulus Checks. I thought that VP Biden was going to oversee where this money went? BTW, where the hell is Biden, has anyone seen him since the Beer Summit?
On Tuesday the Social Security Administration revealed that the federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates. That error cost $425,000.
In a written statement, Social Security spokesman Dan Moraski said that the money went out because official records “did not accurately reflect that they were in prison.”

The Do as We Say Not as We Do Democratic Controlled Congress … Remember When They Chastised Auto Exec’s for Air Travel?

Democratic Controlled Congress = Hypocrisy

Private jets are evil, but some how ones for the government are ok and a necessity. Private business perks evil, government perks good. Welcome to Air Pelosi …

Once again our government shows that they not only waste tax payer dollars, but they are hypocrites. While every one else cuts back during these hard times, our government spends away while “We the People” feel the effects of the recession. So is Democrat House Speaker Pelosi going to claim that this is being fiscally responsible?

Congress looks to spend $550 million to buy eight new jets so that they and their staffs can fly in luxury. The planes ordered are 737s, known as C-40s by the military, are designed to be an “office in the sky” for government leaders. Interesting, Congressmen and women can see fit to fly more and more, yet some how they cannot face their constituents in town hall meeting to discuss Obamacare.

The purchases will help accommodate growing travel demand by congressional officials. The planes augment a fleet of about two dozen passenger jets maintained by the Air Force for lawmakers, administration officials and military chiefs to fly on government trips in the U.S. and abroad.

The congressional shopping list goes beyond what the Air Force had initially requested as part of its annual appropriations. The Pentagon sought to buy one Gulfstream V and one business-class equivalent of a Boeing 737 to replace aging planes. The Defense Department also asked to buy two additional 737s that were being leased.

 

$550 million of tax payer dollars so that Congress can fly like lifestyles of the rich and famous. What’s another $550 million when these individuals are racking up trillion dollar debt?  Was it not these same people who screamed at the auto execs of Ford, GM and Chrysler when they appeared in front of Congress having flown in private company jets to beg for bailout money?

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President Barack Obama Poll Numbers Sinking like a Stone … Obama get Vote of No Confidence on Economy & Health Care

According to the Rasmussen Report Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday, 7/26/09, Barack Obama has hit an all time low. The S.S. Titanic, otherwise known in the MSM as the Good Ship Obama is taking on water and sinking fast.

After six short months, America has Obama fatigue and is already tired of his policies. Think voters do not have buyers remorse? It is bad enough that voters question Obama’s handling of the economy, but his latest irresponsible comment regarding race and the arrest by Sgt. James Crowly of the Cambridge police of Harvard professor Gates has certainly opened some Obama voter’s eyes.

Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. That’s the first time his ratings have reached double digits in negative territory

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Only 29% of voters now strongly approve of The One’s job approval, while 40% strongly disagree. Even more damaging to Obama is that his overall approval rating is at 49–50 disapproval.

From the Gateway Pundit, there are Zogby poll numbers that are even worse as Obama Presidental approval ratings fall to 48%.

Why is this troubling and a concern to the Obama White House? Barack Obama beat John McCain in the 2008 Presidential election by a 53% to 46% margin. Check out the exit polls from the election and see if you think that Obama could ever get the Independent vote or any Republican, let alone Conservative vote. Does any one think that Obama could get 49% of voters making over $100,000 when all his plans do is tax them for all of his social programs?

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Same Old Tired Blame Game from Obama: Support for Obamacare is Crumbling … Moderates and Democrats Running from Socialized Healthcare

If one, or The One, ever pressures a sale, no matter what it is, the answer is to never Obama_Snake_Oilbuy it. Think the Obama Administration is not misreading Healthcare as they did they economy?

Ask yourself a simple question, why is Barack Obama insisting that all his big government socialist plans be done immediately? Who is their life allows a salesman to pressure them into buying anything? The answer is no one, most people just walk out the door. Why does Barack Obama want to bankrupt America with his healthcare plan?

Wasn’t it the Democrats that said that George W. Bush rushed us into war? Mind you the lead up to the Iraq war was no where as fast as Obama’s socialist agenda takeover of America.

Healthcare for all sound like a cute campaign promise, but what is the difference between the soaring cost of healthcare and soar increases in taxes that no one can afford? Obamacare is not healthcare reform, it’s government take over to make “We the People” dependent on government for our care. The Gateway Pundit reminds us that it as earlier this week when the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the following:

He told Congressional leaders that Obamacare will not reduce federal health spending and the legislation would significantly expand the federal responsibility for health care costs. The actual hit to the federal deficit for this program alone exceeds $239 billion over the next decade.

More eye popping costs from the CBO can be read at The Politico. Wait a minute, isn’t this the same percentage of people who don’t presently have healthcare? So how is this fixing the problem of uninsured Americans?

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