Friday, June 26, 2009


Marsha exhibits her knowledge of climate change


The massive new energy tax that Democrats like to call Cap and Trade will be voted on today. As of late last night, news reports indicated that Speaker Pelosi and Henry Waxman may not have all the votes that they need.

I am staunchly opposed to this bill. It is based on dubious EPA assumptions as their own internal documents point out, it could cause Tennesseans' power bills to rise by as much as 42%, and siphons thousands of dollars out of the family budget to fund $642 billion in new energy taxes.

I will be discussing Cap and Trade today at 12:00 CST on CNBC with Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. As I have argued before,I’ll remind him that this bill will destroy jobs, drive up the cost of energy, and won’t help the environment. I am all for clean water, clean air, and clean energy. I fully support an "all of the above" approach to energy independence. I am just not willing to tax the American people out of house and home to pay for it.

The Wall Street Journal has a column about Europe’s experience with Cap and Trade schemes that is worth your attention today, as is this list of reasons why this is such a bad idea.

I will update you again today as the fight continues.

My Best,


As Congressman Blackburn has stated 1,000,000 times before, she is anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-government. Therefore, NOTHING is worth any federal action, unless it's war.

I ask again, what would you do to combat CLIMATE CHANGE, Congressman? We're not talking about the flowers in your garden which you deem an example of your environmental stewardship, but CLIMATE CHANGE.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Affair -> Democrat

Courtesy of Wonkette...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hypocrisy? Check the Roll Call

Blackburn on Nissan Announcement
Innovation And Jobs Have Home In Tennessee

Washington, Jun 23 - Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) welcomed the announcement from the Department of Energy of a $1.6 billion loan to Nissan for the production of electric cars and battery packs in Smyrna, Tennessee. Production of electric cars could mean 1,300 new jobs in Middle Tennessee.

Tennessee's Seventh District borders Smyrna and is home to Nissan’s U.S. headquarters as well as many Smyrna plant employees. Earlier this month Blackurn sponsored an amendment to the State Department Authorization bill designed to protect patent holders who are developing green technology. Tennessee is a national leader in patents for hybrid technology. Blackburn’s amendment passed overwhelmingly.

“Tennessee has always been a home for innovation. I am pleased that our spirit of innovation is being rewarded. Our community is on the technological edge of an energy revolution; one that will bring consumers lower prices and more choices as we move to energy independence.”

Some background on WHERE the $$$ is coming from (via Senator Bob Corker's website)...

These are the first conditional loan commitments reached as part of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, also referred to as “Section 136” funding. Section 136, passed as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, provides loans to eligible auto manufacturers and component suppliers for reequipping, expanding, or establishing a manufacturing facility in the U.S. to produce advanced technology vehicles or parts for such vehicles.

...and courtesy of GovTrack...

House Vote On Passage: H.R. 6 [110th]:
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Yea: 264 (61%)
Nay: 163 (37%)

TN-7 Blackburn, Marsha [R] - Nay

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

And how "in touch" is Pres. Obama?

I'd say very...

Obama takes aim at Fox News
Posted: 09:33 AM ET

(CNN) – Brushing off suggestions Tuesday the media is not critical enough of his administration, President Obama couldn't help but take aim at one cable news channel in particular.

"It's very hard for me to swallow that one," Obama told CNBC when asked whether he thinks the media is too easy on him. "First of all, I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration."

The interviewer quickly assumed Obama was referring to Fox News, a suggestion the president didn't disagree with.

"Well, that's a pretty big megaphone," he said. "And you'd be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Who's out of touch?

So rational, sensible Americans know that Sean Hannity's head is stuck somewhere in 1930s Berlin, but why exactly is Congressman Blackburn playing into it?

How "out of touch" is President Obama, Congressman? Is that to say you are "in touch"?

Example No. 10890367901:

Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act
H.R. 2200
June 4, 2009
Vote Passed (397-25, 11 Not Voting)

This bill would authorize programs, advisory groups and spending to improve security at U.S. airports and rail systems. It also prohibits the TSA from using whole-body imaging machines at primary security checkpoints of airports.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

Welcome to 2010

Greg Rabidoux for Congress!

From the Nashville Post...

Marsha Blackburn Gets An Opponent

This is to announce that Dr. Greg Rabidoux has filed his papers with the FEC declaring his intention to run for US Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee. Greg is a faculty member at Austin Peay State University teaching law and politics in the political science department.

Dr. Rabidoux has declared his candidacy for US Congress and will “bring a moderate, informed, highly skilled and inclusive approach to the job” as he promises to “faithfully represent the people of the 7th District and the values they hold dear” if elected. He cites several factors for his decision to declare his candidacy now, which include the “ineffective, divisive, and increasingly obstructionist approach” of the current incumbent.