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I try to keep track of my Congressman's voting record on a regular basis.  

Last week Rep. Griffin voted yes on all 4 bills, the total productive effort of the House last week. All four of these bills will very likely never become law.

The results for last week's votes in the House were particularly distressing, but indicative of the 'Do Nothing' M&Ms (Mindless Morons) that swept into office during the TEA Party Jubilee of 2010.

Even in my traditionally Democratic 2d District of Arkansas, we got possibly one of the worst M&Ms to have ever been trained in Republican Party politics ... Tim Griffin.

I would like to share the email I sent to Rep. Griffin, yesterday:

SUBJECT: Where are the JOBS Congressman Griffin?

Dear Congressman Griffin,

Recent report of your votes from last week (see below), indicate of 4 votes taken, you voted YES on all of them.


3 are indicated as "The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure."

The fourth vote is indicated as "The White House opposes the bill."

Why spin wheels getting nothing accomplished on bills that have no likelihood of becoming law??

What's the purpose of this behavior??

Where are the jobs, Congressman, that the Speaker promised?

This report indicates the House, with your help and assistance effectively helped to lower the current approval rating for the Congress down one more notch to 8%.  

Here, I thought the approval rating at 9% would have been the lowest to expect. But, you and your friends are exceeding expectations of failure.

I fire employees who are unproductive, can't negotiate deals, fail to contribute to the bottom line. (Hint,Hint)


Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act - Vote Passed (235-188, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would build in a waiting period between the time workers file petitions to unionize and the time the vote occurs. The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.

Rep. Tim Griffin voted YES


To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions and by terminating the Election Assistance Commission - Vote Passed (235-190, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill would terminate taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns and conventions. Public funding began in 1976. The bill would also eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which was established in 2002 to help states to update their voting machines. The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.

Rep. Tim Griffin voted YES

Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (263-159, 11 Not Voting)

This bill would allow the Small Business Administration to intervene in the regulatory process when small businesses are affected. The Senate is unlikely to act on the measure, which is also opposed by the White House.

Rep. Tim Griffin voted YES

Regulatory Accountability Act - Vote Passed (253-167, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would require federal agencies to choose the "least costly" option when writing new federal regulations. Agencies would also be required to provide indirect cost estimates and predictions of job gains or losses. The White House opposes the bill.

Rep. Tim Griffin voted YES

Tim Griffin is a former prodigy of Karl Rove, who should be in jail for 'voter caging'.  Instead, Karl Rove attempted to reward Griffin by having Alberto Gonzales appoint him to be US Attorney for the Eastern Distict of Arkansas in December2006, Griffin's homestate. Under intense pressure over the US Attorney firings, Grifffin resigned in June 2007, before he could do damage in an 'official' capacity.

I can only presume, based on the histories of Rove and Griffin, the intent of that appontment was to stir up the usual Republican noise about voter fraud in a state heavily a possible bastian of support for Hillary Clinton in 2008.

In typical Arkansas 'Dixie-crat' style the local Democrats went full blast for Hillary.  I had called state Democratic headquarters several times to offer my time and energy to those who where supporting Barack Obama.  Surprise! I never got a call back.

You may ask, how did Griffin get his opportunity to infiltrate the 2nd District of Arkansas.

My very respected fellow Vietnam veteran, lawyer and pediatrician, Vic Snyder, chose not to run for reelection an 8th time due to the birth of his triplet sons.

Snyder was one of the few that voted against the invasion of Iraq.

A few quotes of his:

The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America.
Vic Snyder

The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country.
Vic Snyder

Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.
Vic Snyder

Read more:

I so do miss having a sensible person represent me in Congress.

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