Hate is a Strong Word, but…

I reallyreallyreally don’t like my representative (Phil Gingrey).
I subscribed to a weekly-ish email from Congress/MegaVote about recent votes in the House/Senate quite some time ago, and while sometimes I disagree with my senators, I almost always disagree with Gingrey. Judging by my MegaVote mails, just about everyone in the government feels the same way I do. See:

  • Passed – No Child Left Inside Act of 2008 – Voted NO
  • Passed – Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protect Act – Voted NO
  • Passed – Paycheck Fairness Act – Voted NO
    You’ll notice that although he voted “no” for all of those, the acts all passed.

That’s only a sample of his recent votes. Here’s some more of his voting record:

  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on making the Patriot Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Why, why, why is he still in office? What on earth are people thinking?

    More to come later, specifically on the No Child Left Inside Act.

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    1. interesting tid bit: when he was a doctor, he actually delivered me when I was born. weird. he also spoke at my high school graduation. I have a picture with him.

      I reallyreallyreally don’t like him either.

    2. Hey! Good, now look up Saxby’s stances on Darfur and tell me if you wanna keep him in office either.

    3. Hmm, based on Saxby’s Darfur scorecard (http://www.darfurscores.org/saxby-chambliss?download=y), I’d say…probably not.
      D in 2006
      B in 2007
      C in 2008

      If we were talking about GPA’s, he’d be making a solid 2.0 right about now.

      ‘Course, I can’t JUST vote someone in/out because of how they respond to Darfur, or humanitarian crises in general.
      Let’s see…voted against partial-birth abortions, okay, I agree
      Voted against equal pay, that kinda sucks
      Voted AGAINST S Amdt 2947, which may be evil beyond belief, depending on the details of the Amdt
      Aww, voted to protect unborn children, that’s sweet
      Voted against Alternative Energy Tax Incentives, can’t see how that’s going to help things
      Voted for the No Child Left Behind Act, which seemed good in theory
      Ah, voted against “an amendment requiring courts to sentence each defendant to life imprisonment, rather than the death penalty, in cases where the court has any doubt about the defendant’s guilt.”

      Okay, so he’s not looking too great, but he’s had his ups & his downs. Until something better comes along – and I don’t know who’s out there at the moment – I’ll stick with him.

    4. Jim Martin is running against him.
      BTW- Don’t pay attention to the TV adds for either Martin or Saxby, they’re both producing what cannot be termed as anything other than complete crocs full of shit.

    5. Oh and look up the Couburn 7 (or maybe it’s eight… I don’t remember). More to piss you off about African aids relief.

    6. Well, after looking that up, the scales are tipped so that pretty much no amount of “good deeds” could make up for it.


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