Eight traitors to the principles of the Republican party handed the Democrat-communists a victory which may lead to the greatest tax increases and most far-reaching centralized (dictatorship) control over every aspect of American life. (hat tip TC)
The vote was 219 - 212. The 8 RINO votes would have stopped this marxist-transnationalist legislation in its tracks. On a good note - 43 democrats rejected the insanity.
Red State has the names of those who must be targeted and voted out. The Quisling Republicans
The vote was extremely close. 8 Republicans voted yes. 43 Democrats voted no.
Your persistent phone calls kept the margin very narrow and now make it extremely difficult to pass the Senate.
We must keep up the pressure in the Senate. We also now have a lot of momentum going into the healthcare fight. Democrats cannot expect to hold the same economy destroying coalition together.
Also, several Democrats are now dead men walking. We will clean their clocks next year.
UPDATED: Both James Inhofe and Harry Reid predict the legislation is dead in the Senate.
Republicans voting yes:
Congressman Mary Bono, California 202-225-5330
Congressman Mike Castle,Delaware 202-225-4165
Congressman Mark Kirk Illinois 202-225-4835
Congressman Frank Lobiondo New Jersey 202-225-6572
Congressman Leonard Lance New Jersey 202-225-5361
Congressman John McHugh New York 202-225-4611
Congressman Dave Reichert Washington State 202-225-7761
Congressman Chris Smith Trenton New Jersey 202-225-3765
Daryl wrote me earlier: