Of late, many have vented, for one reason or another, in one direction or another, their anger.
Now, it's my turn. (No, it's NOT what you think it is!)
It may come as no surprise to discover that 100% of those voting for the Resolution represent districts in the Progressive Southern United States. 50% of the four are from one State, in adjoining districts.
Follow me just below the
squiggledoodlethingey fold, and I'll tell you about it.
This vote was, of course AFTER three Democrats voted in favor of the procedural vote (HR 724), which led to the HR 6079 vote I referenced above!
Voting today in favor of HR 61079 were:
And, just to round out the crazee, these pieces of legislation were introduced by the Congressmen from Texas' 32nd District, Mr. Pete Sessions, and Virginia's 7th, District. (Clue: He's a Tea Party Terrorist whose last name rhymes with Canter. My most humble and sincerest apology to all things equine.)
Okay. So here's the deal.
These folks seem to either not know that their votes are recorded forever, or they simply do not care, or there is some other, mucho compelling reason to support this travesty.
This ain't my first rodeo. I've heard everything that I believe could possibly be said to attempt to justify such a vote. Yes, it really does matter. It is not only that vote which turns the vote into your favor that matters to the electors, to whom you owe a solemn obligation. Don't go there, or at least not with me. Let's just cut to the chase, shall we?
By your name, there is a capital "D". If you, by some outlandish stretch of the imagination, have forgotten (or never knew), that stands for Democrat. Mr. Boren. Really? BOTH votes?
I want to say that nothing illuminates better than the light of truth. I want to say that we must step up OUR game, and hold those who not only vote against the best interests of their electors, but of a rather significant majority of the American People (fer instance), completely accountable for the votes they make.
The following Dems did NOT vote on this vote today:
CA 7th (Geroge Miller)
HI 2nd (Mazie Hirono)
IL 2nd (Jesse Jackson, Jr.) (I think he is ill.)
IL 4th (Luis Gutierrez)
NY 1st (Timothy Bishop)
Do NOT allow these votes to go unchallenged! Likewise, I have said "on-air" that it is my personal opinion that any Governor who chooses, alleges, or dares even consider NOT expanding Medicare or creating Insurance Exchanges in their State should be impeached, immediately for Malfeasance of Office. One of the things that I believe we, as Progressive Democrats should do, is to create as much heat as possible on every single vote against the best interests of our citizens and/or our nation.
I'm not quite sure why, but today just seems like one hell of a good day to begin doing that!
I hope you will agree with me, and let these, these, these turncoats know without doubt that their votes are being closely watched, and they WILL be answerable to their constituencies--and the citizens of this nation for them.
I can't do this alone. Will you help? You know what to do. I do hope you will do it. And, thanks for the help. The vote will take place tomorrow on the House Floor.
What I would really hope to impress upon each reader of these words is that, it truly does not matter what the Senate does, or does not do with this bill. This action took place specifically (as will tomorrow's vote) in the People's House of Representatives. THAT needs accountability.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM PT: The floor debate on HR 6079 is now live on C-Span.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM PT: Final House vote on HR 6079 will take place in a few minutes. You can watch live on C-Span. 8 Dems went against the party this time. Jeeeezus!
Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM PT: By a vote of 244-185, the United States House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The bill, HR 6079 now will be transported to the United States Senate, which has indicated they WILL have a vote on this legislation.