And the Beat Goes On – More Spending and More Debt


Lately, politics seems to be in the doldrums, especially as Thanksgiving Day draws near. Cable news programs are desperately reporting about college football coach Paterno, college basketball coach Boeheim, actor Robert Wagner, and teen idol Justin Bieber. Please try to avoid getting distracted, and focus on which elected Republicans have been working on restoring our nation versus which elected Republicans are content with the status quo of more spending and more debt.

Listed below are Republican Senators and Representatives; several of you may feel anger and shame if your US Senator is on the list. You may have some pride, and yet feel outnumbered if your US Representative is on the list. Those of us who are constitutional conservatives are certainly in the minority. Instead of wringing your hands and feeling outnumbered just do what Cold Warrior suggests and become a precinct committeeman. If enough of us take this action, constitutional conservatives can gain in numbers and strength.

Jun 16, 2011
H.R. 2112: Science Appropriations Act, 2012 passed House 217-203
19 GOP Representatives voting No against status quo establishment
AZ-2 Franks, Trent
AZ-5 Schweikert, David
AZ-6 Flake, Jeff
CA-4 McClintock, Tom
CA-46 Rohrabacher, Dana
CA-48 Campbell, John
FL-1 Miller, Jeff
GA-10 Broun, Paul
IA-5 King, Steve
MI-3 Amash, Justin
MN-6 Bachmann, Michele
NC-3 Jones, Walter
SD-0 Noem, Kristi
TN-2 Duncan, John
TN-8 Fincher, Stephen
TX-6 Barton, Joe
TX-14 Paul, Ronald
TX-26 Burgess, Michael
VA-9 Griffith, Morgan

November 12, 2011
Jim Demint: Thank you. And thank you all for being in South Carolina tonight. Federal spending and debt are not only our greatest economic problems, they’re our largest national security problem. Yet the president and the Congress continue to spend and borrow at record levels. Just adjusting the spending on existing federal programs will not solve the problem. What federal functions will you eliminate or return to the states in order to balance our budget?

Nov 16, 2011
National Debt Tops $15,000,000,000,000

Nov 17, 2011 4:19PM
House Vote on Conference Report: H.R. 2112: Science Appropriations Act, 2012 is passed 298-121
46 House freshmen not completely assimilated into the DC establishment voting No
AL-5 Brooks, Mo
AZ-3 Quayle, Ben
AZ-5 Schweikert, David
CO-3 Tipton, Scott
FL-2 Southerland, Steve
FL-5 Nugent, Richard
FL-12 Ross, Dennis
FL-24 Adams, Sandy
GA-8 Scott, Austin
GA-9 Graves, Tom
ID-1 Labrador, Raúl
IL-8 Walsh, Joe
IL-11 Kinzinger, Adam
IL-14 Hultgren, Randy
IN-3 Stutzman, Marlin
IN-8 Bucshon, Larry
IN-9 Young, Todd
KS-1 Huelskamp, Tim
KS-4 Pompeo, Mike
LA-3 Landry, Jeff
MD-1 Harris, Andy
MI-2 Huizenga, Bill
MI-3 Amash, Justin
MI-7 Walberg, Timothy
NV-2 Amodei, Mark
NH-1 Guinta, Frank
NM-2 Pearce, Steven
NY-25 Buerkle, Ann Marie
NY-29 Reed, Tom
OH-1 Chabot, Steven
OK-5 Lankford, James
SC-1 Scott, Tim
SC-3 Duncan, Jeff
SC-4 Gowdy, Trey
SC-5 Mulvaney, Mick
TN-3 Fleischmann, Chuck
TN-4 DesJarlais, Scott
TN-8 Fincher, Stephen
TX-23 Canseco, Francisco
TX-27 Farenthold, Blake
VA-2 Rigell, Scott
VA-5 Hurt, Robert
VA-9 Griffith, Morgan
WA-3 Herrera Beutler, Jaime
WI-7 Duffy, Sean
WI-8 Ribble, Reid

Nov 17, 2011 6:41 PM
Senate Vote Conference Report: H.R. 2112: Science Appropriations Act, 2012 is passed 70-30
17 Status quo establishment GOP Senators voting Yes
AK Murkowski, Lisa
AR Boozman, John
AZ Kyl, Jon
KS Moran, Jerry
KS Roberts, Pat
KY McConnell, Mitch
MA Brown, Scott
ME Collins, Susan
ME Snowe, Olympia
MO Blunt, Roy
MS Wicker, Roger
MS Cochran, Thad
ND Hoeven, John
NE Johanns, Mike
SC Graham, Lindsey
TN Alexander, Lamar
TX Hutchison, Kay

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November 18, 2011 2:19 pm

Duh, science is good! I vote for science! Yup, yup, yup! Who’s against science! We gotta have, like, science and stuff, man!

And, uh, art, too! Art is good! Yup, yup, yup! You against art, man?

And Education is good, too man! Like, what’s a measly $100 billion when it comes to buying shotgu, er monitoring childrens’ food inta, er, providing babysitting servi, er, I mean, educatin’ da youts, man?

November 18, 2011 3:19 pm

LOL – Yes, Dickie and Dany. Everybody’s watching them so they’re doing their best “see, I’m responsible,” dance right now. Dickie’s pulling the McCain stunt trying to keep his seat and Danny only recently came back in from the lobbying gig to keep Marlin Stutzman from getting the seat, so Dan knows people are paying attention for a while.

Cold Warrior
November 18, 2011 8:06 pm

I hope it’s dawned on everyone that NOTHING will change these Republicans into fighting for our liberties other than the American people organizing and uniting politically, like never before, to actually “change out” these servants in their next primary elections. Talk does not work. Faxes and e-mails and phone calls and writing and blogging and twittering does not work. The ONLY way we can hope to put pressure on them is through political action inside the Republican Party. Go to these sites to learn more: In 2008, only 31% of the Maricopa County (AZ) Republican Party precinct… Read more »