Thursday, September 29, 2005

Democrats Who Voted For Roberts

Here’s the 22 Democrats who just minutes ago voted to confirm John Roberts Jr. to be the next Chief Justice on the United States Supreme Court:
  • Max Baucus (D - MT)
  • Jeff Bingaman (D - NM)
  • Robert Byrd (D - WV)
  • Thomas Carper (D - DE)
  • Kent Conrad (D - ND)
  • Christopher Dodd (D - CT)
  • Byron Dorgan (D - ND)
  • Russell Feingold (D - WI)
  • Tim Johnson (D - SD)
  • Herb Kohl (D - WI)
  • Mary Landrieu (D - LA)
  • Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
  • Carl Levin (D - MI)
  • Joseph Lieberman (D - CT)
  • Blanche Lincoln (D - AR)
  • Patty Murray (D - WA)
  • Bill Nelson (D - FL)
  • Ben Nelson (D - NE)
  • Mark Pryor (D - AR)
  • Jay Rockefeller (D - WV)
  • Ken Salazar (D - CO)
  • Ron Wyden (D - OR)
A couple of quick notes:

Eight of these people are what’s called “Class I” senators, meaning that they are up for reelection next year. Let’s remember that. They are: Bingaman, Byrd, Carper, Conrad, Kohl, Lieberman, Nelson (Bill), Nelson (Ben).

Many of those who voted for Roberts say they “take him at his word” and one has to wonder what the hell they’re talking about – he didn’t say anything. What it boils down to is that they just handed the worst president in history – and one who has no respect for them or their party – a major victory.

Special scorn goes to Mary Landrieu for once again stepping up to the plate as one of the biggest Democratic turncoats in the Senate, despite this administration having crapped all over her constituents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.