Michael Reagan and me on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Obama Ranked Most Liberal Senator in 2007, Clinton Ranked 16th

Barack Obama ranked as the most liberal senator of 2007, according to newly released National Journal ratings.

National Journal has tabulated the rankings of U.S. senators and representatives based on their votes for the last 27 years, and found that in 2007 both Obama and his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton shifted to the left in the run-up to the primaries.
Obama went from being the 10th-most-liberal senator in 2006 to the front of the line, while Clinton went from being the 32nd-most-liberal senator to the 16th-most-liberal last year.
Despite the bitterness pervading the campaign between Clinton and Obama, National Journal pointed out the two have very similar voting records. The year-in-review showed the two differed on just 10 of the 267 measure they both voted on.

The article said the two candidates were like “fraternal policy twins,” demonstrating only slight differences.

National Journal wrote that the two senators supported most measures to withdraw troops from Iraq and comprehensive immigration reform, and that they voted similarly when it came to health care, education, energy and other issues.

In response, Obama spokesman Bill Burton dismissed the use of labels like conservative and liberal. “Only in Washington can you get falsely attacked for being like Reagan one week and labeled the most liberal the next,” he said. (PLEASE NOTE HE DID NOT SAY FALSELY LABELED THE MOST LIBERAL, ONLY FALSELY ATTACKED FOR BEING LIKE REAGAN. GOD I MISS REAGAN)

Click here to read more about the National Journal rankings.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another Crooked Louisiana Democrat

A Washington watchdog has filed a complaint against Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, suggesting she may have traded her influence on a specific earmark for $30,000 in campaign contributions.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Tuesday demanded the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. district courts in Louisiana and Texas investigate whether Landrieu, who is in her second term, broke federal law back in 2001 by including a $2 million earmark in the District of Columbia appropriations bill for a company whose lobbyists had thrown her a fundraiser just days earlier.

Click here to read The Washington Post report.

The Washington Post reported in December that as ranking Democrat and chairwoman of the subcommittee in charge of Washington, D.C.'s appropriations, Landrieu ensured that Voyager Expanded Learning would receive $2 million in funding to promote its reading program in D.C. schools.

($30,000 for fundraising equals $2,000,000 in federal funding. Hey, Mary I got three bucks in my pocket I'll throw it in your campaign coffers if you'll give me $200. WHAT? I can't get the same deal? Damn Democrats wasting my money.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Dale "Look at me" Cardwell

Senate Hopeful Goes to Great Heights for Attention

Wacked out Senate candidate Dale Cardwell will remain on a small scaffold on top of an Atlanta tower.

Coming from a television reporting background, he has already shed his dignity. This stunt is sure to kill his credibility and it is obviusly a candidate’s (not so well thought out) desprite move for attention.

Well, that just about sums it up!