small slivers of bi-partisan voting

Looking down this House vote for — erm — “Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes“, the other purposes being to “defund Obamacare”.

2 Democrats voted aye; 1 Republican voted nay.  Your Jim Matheson of Utah and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina.

Your Democrats voting nay.  It is interesting to note their reasoning, beyond the real reasoning of being the two most vulnerable Incumbent Democrats up for re-election in heavily Republican districts.  

McIntyre ends up being to the right of Matheson.  Kind of.

The Republican aye voter’s (Scott Rigell) reasoning is … about where the Chamber of Commerce’s worries of where this “continuing resolution” train is getting us.    I see that Americans for Tax Reform is playing the game of policing this.  The Red State blog, in its question of “What’s up with him?” immediately tacks up the “Does he want a Primary fight?” — and the first question asked by the free republic.

And I suppose if we get this “primary” thing, we have an “Obama hugging” in there

Just after President Barack Obama won re-election, the Richmond Times-Dispatch noted how the president carried strong support in Rigell’s district, holding a net advantage of 101,000 votes in the Hampton Roads section of Virginia. The duo also gathered on Air Force One in February, discussing the impacts of sequestration before the March 1 deadline broke. Politico noted at the time that Rigell was the first Republican to travel on Air Force One since at least the formal start of Obama’s run for a second term.

The story of the Democrats get the quick comment of “Now it’s bi-partisan.  Why won’t the MSM mention it’s bi-partisan?”

Which, I suppose if it did we’d have to shell out the bi-partisan nature of the original “Obamacare” Act, due to its lone Republican aye.  And they can lose the angle of it being passed right over the heads of the Republicans — so why should they feel obliged to aid its enactment on the state level, and “boo” to your talk of petty partisan “Sabotage”.

Enter Ted Cruz.

“Today, the House of Representatives did what Washington pundits only a few weeks ago said was impossible: a strong bipartisan majority voted to defund Obamacare. This is a victory for House conservatives, and it is a victory for Speaker Boehner and Republican leadership.

Yeah.  Well.  Start putting out the ads.  One last opportunity to defeat the spectre of this:

creepyunclesamCould be worse.


Cue Bill Maher commentary.

Though, this one’s interesting.  Because… aren’t they the ones running around in Uncle Sam costumes?



…  As for the other bill that passed the House — food stamps begone — hm.

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