The above title is my version of title at massresistance.org. They linked the vote to govtrack.us so we could see how our elected representatives voted.
Some Conservatives may think that this story, this vote confirming Judge Oetken, isn't a big deal. Perhaps in the overall scheme of things, it isn't. However, it IS a clear indication of where the Republican Party--led by RINO John Boehner and the RINO-controlled RNC--are headed and in my opinion, as a fiercely Independent Conservative, I feel I can look at this objectively and not subjectively as I haven't a dog in the hunt.
The Republicans who sat on their hands and didn't vote against this radical leftist monster as well as the ones who voted for him--McCain, Brown, Kyl, Barasso, Graham, Cornyn, Thune, Corker, Portman, Burr, Ayotte, Johanns, Heller, Collins, Snowe, Enzi, Lugar, Coats, Grassley, Kirk, Chamblis, Isakson, Sessions and Shelby--are what's important here. One former Conservative Senator--Sen. Sessions--voted for him. Every RINO in the Senate voted to cofirm Oetken. The supposedly Conservative Sen. Thune voted for him. This vote proves that Sen. Thune is not a Conservative. He and Sen. Sessions also voted to renew The Patriot Act.
McCain is abject idiot who should be a Democrat as that's who he normally votes with. Efforts to drive him out of the Republican Party should have been made after his pathetic, anti-Conservative, anti-Republican acceptance speech at the 2008 Convention. We already know that Collins and Snowe are liberals in Republican clothing and should not be in the Party. Senator Brown continues to show that he doesn't belong in the Party.
Of the 6 Republican Senators who didn't vote,atleast one of them is being groomed to be VP--Sen. Rubio of Florida. Is he trying to show he's not a Conservative? Is he trying to "reach out" to Democrat voters by not voting against this horrible judge? He's avoiding controversial votes. That to me shows he has no spine and should not be the VP selection. We know "why" he's being groomed to be VP--the Republican Party has to win Florida and wants to show it's "multiculti" and win the Latino vote. Again, they're delusional in this regard. Rubio is a RINO who is anti-1070 and is an Open Borders pol who refuses to take a law and order stance on illegal aliens.
Look at the Republican Senators didn't vote:
Sen. Toomey (R-PA)
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)
Sen. Paul (R-KY)
Sen. Vitter (R-LA)
Sen. Rubio (R-FL)
Sen. Inhofe (R-OK)
And what about Sen. Toomey, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Vitter, three of the most Conservative Senators who didn't vote? I've written recently about Sen. Sessions whose voting lately and speeches lead me to believe that he should resign as he's no longer a Conservative. How much more proof do Conservative voters need? A "non-vote" for this radical homosexual judge shows me they're afraid to show their Conservative mettle even though they knew he'd be confirmed as there were so many RINOs voting for himand that concerns me. I expected a "no" from all three.
Thus, in this one, important vote to confirm or reject a radical leftist Federal
judge, RINOs and at least one Conservative showed why they should be voted out of office or forced to resign ahead of their terms expiring. I hope Tea Partiers note and remember this vote. If Conservatives hope to change Congress by driving out the RINOs--a frequent cry heard these days--they had better remember the names of those who confirmed Judge Oetken.
The GOP is racing to the left to try and embrace homosexuals and Latinos ahead of next year's election. Unfortunately for them, it won't work. It never has and Conservative voters should take it out on them next year. As unpopular as Soetoro-Obama is in the polls, Latinos and homosexuals aren't going to vote Republican in 2012! Some may not vote for Soetoro-Obama but they aren't going to the other side! The Rovian Fallacy--"utopia" in the minds of Republican pols regarding Latino voters vis a vis illegal immigration, the fear that cracking down on illegals will keep Latinos from voting Republican and that therefore Republicans should do as Graham and McCain do and push for Amnesty--seems also to apply to their delusion that homosexual voters might vote Republican if they confirm some radical homosexual judges. Moreover, there is a real fear of angering the radical homosexual lobby and this--the Republican "non votes" and the massive number of "yes" votes by the Senate RINOs--is proof of that. What spineless fools!
Now you folks can see why I became an Independent. Back in 1996 during the Dole-Kemp fiasco, I realized that the "big tent" GOP had gone to the left embracing Amnesty for illegals and homosexuals and would probably never become a Conservative party, so I left.
My thanks to massresistance.org for posting this story as the MSM (with the exception of the pro-homosexual Huffington Post and others like them) ignored it.