Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Why Do These 38 People Hate America? And Where Was McCain?

Here's the 38 U.S. Senators who voted against S. 4, the bill "to make the United States more secure by implementing unfinished recommendations of the 9/11 Commission," which passed in the Senate on Tuesday:
  • Alexander (R-TN)
  • Allard (R-CO)
  • Bennett (R-UT)
  • Brownback (R-KS)
  • Bunning (R-KY)
  • Burr (R-NC)
  • Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Coburn (R-OK)
  • Cochran (R-MS)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Craig (R-ID)
  • Crapo (R-ID)
  • DeMint (R-SC)
  • Domenici (R-NM)
  • Ensign (R-NV)
  • Enzi (R-WY)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Grassley (R-IA)
  • Gregg (R-NH)
  • Hagel (R-NE)
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Hutchison (R-TX)
  • Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Kyl (R-AZ)
  • Lott (R-MS)
  • Lugar (R-IN)
  • Martinez (R-FL)
  • McConnell (R-KY)
  • Roberts (R-KS)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Shelby (R-AL)
  • Sununu (R-NH)
  • Thomas (R-WY)
  • Thune (R-SD)
  • Vitter (R-LA)
  • Warner (R-VA)
I thought these guys liked to wave the flag and say they love America -- what gives?

Here's the Republicans who voted with the Democrats, Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Joe Lieberman (whatever the hell he's supposed to be):
  • Bond (R-MO)
  • Coleman (R-MN)
  • Collins (R-ME)
  • Dole (R-NC)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Smith (R-OR)
  • Snowe (R-ME)
  • Specter (R-PA)
  • Stevens (R-AK)
  • Voinovich (R-OH)
Smart move for Coleman, Collins, Dole, Smith and Stevens, who all need to get elected again in 2008.

And, while Allard has decided to do the country a favor and retire after this term, Alexander, Chambliss, Cochran, Cornyn, Craig, Domenici -- if he makes it that far -- Enzi, Graham, Hagel, Inhofe, McConnell, Roberts, Sessions, Sununu and Warner all just gave their 2008 opponents a good bit of ammunition.

And did you notice that two Senators didn't vote on the 9/11 Commission recommendations on Tuesday? Absent were Tim Johnson (D-SD) who is still out recovering from a brain hemorrhage and a guy named John McCain, who simply suffers from an ever-increasing case of no guts.

Update: I discovered what was so important that McCain had to miss the big Tuesday vote on America's security.... Here you go.