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Thursday, November 03, 2005

One reason I vote Republican

Final Vote Results for Roll Call 559. This is the Internet Free Speech legislation that failed to achieve a enough votes for a suspension of the FEC governing what we say on the internet. If your congressperson voted no, I strongly urge you to return the favor next time he/she is up for re-election. Cathy McMorris, my rep, voted for this. Good for her.


Blogger Gib said...

It's not really that Republican an issue, apparently - Conservatives and liberals wind up on all sides of this one.

My local Cong - Phil Gingrey - came out right, but Ray LaHood (who I interned for and greatly admire) voted no. It needs to be a local pressure thing, I think.

11/03/2005 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Weird - John Cole had almost the exact opposite reaction, even though you both tend to share similar opinions on most things. I have to admit I don't understand the issue at all - maybe you can clarify?

11/03/2005 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

While there are certainly exceptions, the majority of Republicans voted for it, and the majority of Democrats voted against it. I would certainly vote against any Republican who voted no on this and a Democrat who voted for it would recieve considerable respect from me.

I certainly can't speak for John Cole. However, his post makes it clear that he isn't happy with the Democrats either, and, like me, he hoped this would pass. I would guess that his disgust at Republicans is because they couldn't maintain the party discipline necessary to get the 2/3 of votes needed.

11/04/2005 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Ah - I totally mis-read John's reaction. OK, cool - I was scratching my head wondering what was in this bill that would cause you two to differ so widely. Apparently nothing :)

11/07/2005 07:37:00 AM  

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