Thursday, March 03, 2011

Radical Senate Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

It is well known that the Senate Democrats are on the ropes in 2012.  They are forced to defend 23 seats with many of them being highly vulnerable or open as a result of retirement.  In an attempt to ensconce their true radical ideology from their constituents, a group of 18 Democrat Senators have announce the formation of a new 'moderate' caucus for the 112th Congress.  In case any of you were wondering how there are 18 moderate Democrats when not a single one dissented from leadership on major bills, you are not missing anything.  Take a look at the names and you will find it amusing.

The Group is led by Sens. Carper (DE), Mark Udall (Colorado) and Kay Hagan (N.C.).  Others joining the group include Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Chris Coons of Delaware, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bill Nelson of Florida, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Mark Warner of Virginia.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Chris Coons, the bearded Marxist, is actually on the list.  The joke is that the leaders of the group have accrued an almost impeccable liberal voting record.  Sens. Carper, Udall, and Hagan have obtained a 0, 8, and 4 respectively from the American Conservative Union for the 2012 legislative session!  What a joke.  A moderate would score an average of 50.  The only person to come close was Ben Nelson, checking in at 48.  However, even Nelson, voted for all of the prized bills of the radical left like ObamaCare, DADT repeal, START, Disclose Act, and the Dodd-Frank financial services takeover.

It would be nice if these radical statists would have the temerity to own up to their liberalism and speak candidly with their constituents.  Unfortunately, they will attempt to sound like staunch conservatives who support budget austerity throughout the 2012 election season.  We must work assiduously to remind their constituents of their radical agenda in Washington.

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