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Friday, September 28, 2007

Norm Franken Marches On

SCHIP just passed in the US Senate by a veto-proof majority of 67-29. Here is your list of GOP Senators voting in favor of this slow-motion drive to nationalized health care:
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kit Bond (R-Mo.), Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), and John Sununu (R-N.H.).
Is there any conservative principle this guy won't sell out in his bid for re-election?


Blogger Right Hook said...

Funny, shortly after this post went up I got a phone call from Senator Coleman's telemarketing agency asking for monetary support. I politely told the nice operator that Norm was not getting a dime until he starts acting like a Republican and a Conservative.

The canned response of "I understand your feelings...but think how much worse it would be if a Democrat got in" was almost laughable. How could even the most liberal Democrat do much worse than Norm has lately?

Senator Coleman, wake up before you find yourself abandoned by your base in a primary!

9/28/2007 8:39 PM  
Blogger Brent said...

No, the fundraiser was correct. I'd rather be represented a thousand times by Senator Coleman then once by Franken or Ciresi. Giving the seat to another Democrat is not going to stop SCHIP, or send illegals home, or do anything else constructive.

10/05/2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

Brent -
I poorly worded the "how could...do much worse" sentence in that my point was Coleman is already voting like a liberal in many cases. You're absolutely correct so long as the choice in the general election is between Coleman and some liberal.

My problem with the fundraiser was with his premise that not monetarily supporting Coleman at this point in time would automatically mean a Democrat getting the seat. If I give my money and support to a real conservative during the primary run-up period that can beat a democrat challenger in a general election and he or she ends up bouncing Coleman in the primary we are better off.

If the general election comes down to Coleman vs some liberal I can and will still support Coleman out of pragmatism.

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10/05/2007 12:37 PM  

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