Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our Side Is Bipartisan, Too

Just as President Obama's jibe, "We won!", is a false justification for staunching opposition, it should be noted that there was bipartisan opposition to the stimulus bill. While true that three Senate Republicans joined the Democrats in the Senate -- not that Senators Specter or Snowe were any surprise in that role -- in the House, there were eight Democratic Congressmen who voted no on the final ballot for the bill. While Speaker Pelosi didn't have to have their votes, I still commend the eight who voted right, and point out that "bipartisan" goes both ways.

Voting NO on H.R. 1:
Bobby Bright (D-AL)
Parker Griffith (D-AL)
Heath Shuler (D-NC)
Gene Taylor (D-MS)
Walt Minnick (D-ID)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and
Collin Peterson (D-MN).


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