Voting record on Amash-Conyers Amendment

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Caradoc, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    On Amendment #100 for the defense spending bill that would have prohibited the bulk gathering of metadata (among other things).

    How did YOUR (supposed) representative vote?

    For Arizona:

    Grijalva, Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert, and Pastor voted "Aye," while Kirkpatrick, Barber, Franks, and Sinema exposed themselves as traitors.
  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    When I read the truncated post title "Voting record on..." I thought our own voting records were available somewhere. I'd believe anything at this point.

    Newbie WA Congressman Heck will have some heck explaining himself on this one. WA alone could have passed this, but most of the delegation voted against it.

    Thanks for posting this, Caradoc. Just a few weasels short after the special lobbying session.
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I just sent an email to my rep letting him know that I will no longer support him in any way.

    Representative Jeb Hensarling (TX-R) is another turncoat who voted against freedom.
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I wonder if the fact that it was a close vote might give the powers that be pause to stop to think:

    From today's front page of WaPo.
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I doubt it. Over half of our elected representatives took a massive dump on us. I just wonder if it's because they think they really need to spy on us, or if it's just because they're all heavily invested in the military/industrial/surveillance machine.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I believe the vote was far closer than anyone, especially those who voted against it, thought it would be and that's why the big guns were brought in to spread the fear-mongering among those who were wavering.

    I've just sent an e-mail off to my Congressman shamming him for his vote.
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

    Those members of Congress who voted against FREEDOM should be voted out during the next election.
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  8. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Hey, my Carpetbagger Party Hack voted against me. I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you.

    Pete Olson (TX-22), you're a spineless surrender monkey.
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Got a link that organizes them by state? Most people aren't going to have the time to look them up & pick them out of the alphabetical lists.

    This vote would be an excellent litmus test for the next election.
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If the vote was 217-205, how did it fail? Was a supermajority required for some reason?

    Never mind, Huff Po displayed the vote totals backwards, they should have written 205-217.
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Wired / ThreatLevel: Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash (July 26 2013)

    The numbers tell the story — in votes and dollars. On Wednesday, the house voted 217 to 205 not to rein in the NSA’s phone-spying dragnet. It turns out that those 217 “no” voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 “yes” voters.

    That’s the upshot of a new analysis by MapLight, a Berkeley-based non-profit that performed the inquiry at WIRED’s request. The investigation shows that defense cash was a better predictor of a member’s vote on the Amash amendment than party affiliation. House members who voted to continue the massive phone-call-metadata spy program, on average, raked in 122 percent more money from defense contractors than those who voted Wednesday to dismantle it.
  14. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Yeppers! AMERIKA has the best gooberment that money can buy! Yessireee!:rolleyes:
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Need to add some explanation & another 40 states' worth of (expletive deleted), but here's a list of the traitors who betrayed us:

    Also plan to add a section for the snakes in judicial robes that are enabling this disgrace.

    The longest line (state) has 20 representatives, so I'm curious as to how many across will fit on most people's screens.
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It looks like most of the Texas delegation needs to lined up against a wall.

    Or maybe we can just give Texas back to Mexico. :D
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    No, Texas needs to fly one flag.
  18. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I've now included enough background info to make the page self-explanatory, links to every crook's Congressional web page, and the official Congressional portrait of each (expletive deleted) that voted against this amendment. You can also click on a link for your state to see just exactly who your local crooks are. Let's make this viral!!!

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  20. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I might add that it was with great restraint that I managed to avoid bringing in all the usual Stasi & Nazi parallel. :p

    For now, anyway. ;)

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