Friday, October 23, 2009

There goes the moderate

Sen. Alexander has left his reasonable, moderate image behind to appease the crazies...

“I voted against the Defense bill because the Democratic majority attached something which has nothing to do with defense: an expansion of hate crimes rules. I support providing states and local authorities with federal assistance to enforce their own laws, but the changes in this legislation go too far. It’s a shame that this piece of legislation was added to a bill that’s supposed to be about supporting our troops.”

Mind you, when I read this, I assumed that ALL Republicans voted against this civil rights legislation, because...they're Republicans. However, I found it interesting that along with EVERY Democrat in the Senate, these few right-wingers voted yea:

Bond (R-MO)
Collins (R-ME)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Ensign (R-NV)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hutchinson (R-TX)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Sen. Alexander couldn't support civil rights but Sen. Ensign and BOTH senators from Texas could?