Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sold Out!

This past Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. While over 40 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill, there were eight Republicans who voted for it.

The list of Republican defectors is as follows:

  • Mary Bono Mack

  • Mike Castle

  • Mark Kirk

  • Lenoard Lance

  • Frank LoBiondo

  • John McHugh

  • Dave Reichert

  • Chris Smith (NJ)

I find Mary Bono Mack's vote particularly galling, considering that if it had not been for Sonny Bono's ascendancy in the Republican class of '94, Mary Bono Mack would still be a nobody. Goodness knows her conservative credentials have been highly questionable in the past, but this is the first vote of hers that has genuinely angered me.

What do you hope to gain, defectors? Do you really believe that you're doing the right thing despite all evidence to the contrary? Can you possibly give me some sort of explanation for your votes that doesn't involve spewing leftist talking points?

I'm waiting!

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