Loose Lips, Pink Slips?

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) lays it on the line:

He doesn’t care what his constituents want, he’s going to toe the Democrat line, even if it means he loses his job in 2010.

That said, I have to admire Sen. Bennet; at least he has the courage of his (party’s) convictions, and is willing to say so, with no ambiguity or equivocation. Asked a direct yes-or-no question, he simply answers “No Yes.” We could wish for that same simplicity from the rest of our elected officials.

Of course, it remains to be seen if he will actually vote the way he’s said, or whether his sense of self-preservation will kick in if his constituents really lay it on the line for him.

At least we’ll have video evidence of the hypocrisy if that happens.


H/T: Sweetness & Light


3 Responses to Loose Lips, Pink Slips?

  1. B. Johnson says:

    Senator Bennet evidently doesn’t understand the following. Given that the federal Constitution is silent about public healthcare, the 10th A. automatically reserves government power to regulate healthcare to the states, not the Oval Office and Congress. The reason that misguided lawmakers like Bennet think otherwise is likely because he’s evidently been brainwased with Democratic-Socialist perversions of the general welfare and commerce clauses (Article I, Section 8, Clauses 1 and 3 respectively).

    But the truth of the matter is that the USSC has already decided that Congress has no business sticking it big nose into state power issue medical practice. See for yourself.

    “Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925. http://supreme.justia.com/us/268/5/case.html

    In fact, note that one of the reasons that we’re now fighting a big, corrupt federal government is this. USSC case opinions in FDR’s time show that FDR’s outcome-driven justices wrongly ignored state-sovereignty statutes like Article V and the 10th A. when deciding cases which tested the limits of Congress’s power.

    The bottom line is that misguided, Constitution-ignoring socialist pawns like Bennet have no business running the government.

  2. Doug says:

    And now from the paranoid folks, or at least me. There is no doubt in my mind that the sleazy back room deals have only just begun.

    Would anybody be shocked if a few senators went against their districts, voted for the bill, and ended up with plush “insider” jobs after being voted out?

    It’s not that I am cynical, but I have to wonder what Leiberman really wants. Without him a philibuster is sunk.

    Also, only one republican has to be bought. Specter?

    It don’t look good to the paranoid people. I sincerely hope somebody gets to look me up and say, “told ya so”

  3. lukesky says:

    you just got yourself a place in my bookmarks

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