Politics

Clinton, Obama Still on Same Page as MoveOn

On Monday, I wrote that Hillary and Obama were both marching in lockstep with MoveOn.org, despite their despicable ad condemning Gen. David Petraeus.  

This afternoon, the Senate passed Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Tx) amendment to the Defense Authorization bill, which is a sense of the Senate resolution condemning the MoveOn.org “Betray Us” ad. The vote was overwhelming in favor 72-25, with three not voting.  

The Cornyn amendment expressed the sense of the Senate that,”…General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.”

One of those not voting was Sen. Barack Obama (D-Il) who first voted for the Democratic substitute offered by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Ca) which didn’t mention Petraeus by name.  After voting for the Boxer substitute, Obambi disappeared.  

Couldn’t he even manage to make up his mind?  This man wants to be president and couldn’t even take a position on the Cornyn amendment.  Nevertheless, he is still on the same page as the MoveOners.

As is Hillary Clinton who was one of the 25 who voted against the Cornyn amendment. This is the roll call vote.

Grouped by Home State

Alabama:    Sessions (R-AL), Yea    Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska:    Murkowski (R-AK), Yea    Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Arizona:    Kyl (R-AZ), Yea    McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas:    Lincoln (D-AR), Yea    Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California:    Boxer (D-CA), Nay    Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado:    Allard (R-CO), Yea    Salazar (D-CO), Yea
Connecticut:    Dodd (D-CT), Nay    Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Delaware:    Biden (D-DE), Not Voting    Carper (D-DE), Yea
Florida:    Martinez (R-FL), Yea    Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Georgia:    Chambliss (R-GA), Yea    Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii:    Akaka (D-HI), Nay    Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Idaho:    Craig (R-ID), Yea    Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Illinois:    Durbin (D-IL), Nay    Obama (D-IL), Not Voting
Indiana:    Bayh (D-IN), Yea    Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Iowa:    Grassley (R-IA), Yea    Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Kansas:    Brownback (R-KS), Yea    Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky:    Bunning (R-KY), Yea    McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana:    Landrieu (D-LA), Yea    Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine:    Collins (R-ME), Yea    Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Maryland:    Cardin (D-MD), Yea    Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts:    Kennedy (D-MA), Nay    Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Michigan:    Levin (D-MI), Nay    Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota:    Coleman (R-MN), Yea    Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi:    Cochran (R-MS), Yea    Lott (R-MS), Yea
Missouri:    Bond (R-MO), Yea    McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana:    Baucus (D-MT), Yea    Tester (D-MT), Yea
Nebraska:    Hagel (R-NE), Yea    Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Nevada:    Ensign (R-NV), Yea    Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire:    Gregg (R-NH), Yea    Sununu (R-NH), Yea
New Jersey:    Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay    Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico:    Bingaman (D-NM), Nay    Domenici (R-NM), Yea
New York:    Clinton (D-NY), Nay    Schumer (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina:    Burr (R-NC), Yea    Dole (R-NC), Yea
North Dakota:    Conrad (D-ND), Yea    Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Ohio:    Brown (D-OH), Nay    Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma:    Coburn (R-OK), Yea    Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Oregon:    Smith (R-OR), Yea    Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania:    Casey (D-PA), Yea    Specter (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island:    Reed (D-RI), Nay    Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina:    DeMint (R-SC), Yea    Graham (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota:    Johnson (D-SD), Yea    Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee:    Alexander (R-TN), Yea    Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas:    Cornyn (R-TX), Yea    Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Utah:    Bennett (R-UT), Yea    Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Vermont:    Leahy (D-VT), Yea    Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia:    Warner (R-VA), Yea    Webb (D-VA), Yea
Washington:    Cantwell (D-WA), Not Voting    Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia:    Byrd (D-WV), Nay    Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Wisconsin:    Feingold (D-WI), Nay    Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Wyoming:    Barrasso (R-WY), Yea    Enzi (R-WY), Yea

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