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The TeaToots Aren’t Too Pleased With McConnell

March 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment

You know how Mitch McConnell keeps trying to reinvent himself as a tea partier? The Central Kentucky Teabagger Circlejerk is none too pleased.

Check their latest email blast out:

Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:30:03 -0500
Subject: Mitch McConnell voting record
From: Central KY Tea Party Patriots
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Below are *just a few* of McConnell’s terrible votes. While reviewing these, remember this man has repeatedly sworn to uphold the Constitution! What more need be said?

*October 1, 2008 — Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) ***

– *Mitch McConnell –YEA; Jim Bunning votes – NAY**. *
– *The Banker Bailout Bill of 2008. Senator Bunning said at the time that this was socialist legislation through and through. *

*November 20, 1993 –North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ***
*HR 3450 — Roll Call # 395 *

– *Mitch McConnell votes YEA — Jim Bunning votes NAY** –(Mr. Bunning was in the U.S. House at that time.) The Economic Policy Institute published a report in 2011 that stated NAFTA had already caused the loss of 1,000,000 American jobs. The United States had a 29% decline in American manufacturing since 1993. Ross Perot was right on that one. *

*In July of 2005 McConnell voted for CAFTA and he has voted for every “Free Trade Agreement” as well as the GATT and the World Trade Organization. *

*June 14, 2001 –No Child Left Behind Act**. *

– *Mitch McConnell voted YEA** HR1 introduced by John Boehner 107th
Congress. *
– *An explosion of federal involvement in education, worsened education.
*
– *President Reagan said he wanted to dump the Federal Department of Education. For years the Republican Party Platform called for eliminating the Federal Department of Education. Then the Republican leadership champions No Child Left Behind along with Ted Kennedy. The legislation results in a downgrading of literacy and an upgrading in socialism. *

Remember, they’ve only recently discovered the internets so formatting isn’t their strength.

Read the rest of the hilarity after the jump…

*November 25, 2003 — Medicare Prescription, Drug improvement, Modernization Act**. *

– *Mitch McConnell–YEA**. *
– *The conservative magazine Human Events said at the time that this legislation is the largest explosion of Federal involvement ever in Health Care. More socialism! *

*HR 2095, Amtrak Reauthorization, October, 1, 2008: ***

– *A vote to authorize $16.71 Billion in appropriations for Amtrak. *
– *Senator McConnell voted YEA, Senator Bunning voted NAY**. *

*PN 959-111: Ben Bernanke vote**. 1-28-10. *

– *Vote to confirm Ben Bernanke to a second term as Chairman of the board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. *

- *Senator McConnell-YEA, Senator Bunning – NAY**. *

*Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2013**. *

– *Extends appropriations for continuing operations, projects, and activities conducted in fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2013 and increases rate of operations. *
– *Senator McConnell- YEA, Senator Paul – NAY**. *

*S. Amendment 2181: June 19, 2012 ***

– *Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with incomes under $250,000. *
– *Senator McConnell- NAY, Senator Paul – YEA**. *

*S. Amendment 2107: Authorizes Import Of FDA Approved Drugs from Canada. Legislation failed 54-43. ***

– *Vote to adopt an amendment that authorizes individuals to import FDA-approved prescription drugs from approved Canadian Pharmacies. *
– *Senator McConnell voted NAY, Senator Paul voted YEA**. *

*S. Amendment 1274: Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime. ***

– *Authorizes further detention by the military of an individual under the “Laws of war”, even if the individual has received a trial or has been transferred for trial by an alternative court. *
– *Senator McConnell voted YEA, Senator Paul voted Nay**. *

*S. Amendment 1126: Prohibits Detention of U.S Citizens Without Trial. ***

– *Rejected 55-45. Vote to adopt an amendment to S. 1867 that prohibits the Armed Forces of the United States from detaining a United States citizen without trial during wartime. *
– *Senator McConnell voted NAY, Senator Paul voted YEA**. *

*S. Amendment 1064: November 29, 2011 ***
*(Sponsored by Senator Rand Paul). *

– *Would repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq, effective no earlier than January 1, 2012. Amendment rejected 67-30. *
– *Senator McConnell voted Nay, Senator Paul voted YEA**. *

*S.990: Patriot Act Extension**. *

– *Passed 72-23. *
– *Senate vote concurs with House amendments and adopt additional
amendments to a bill that extends the expiration date of the U.S.A Patriot
Act from May 27, 2001 until June 1, 2015. *
– *Senator McConnell voted YEA, Senator Paul voted NAY**. *

*S. Amendment 3760: Federal Reserve Audit. Co-sponsored by Senator Jim
Bunning ***

- *A vote to adopt an amendment to S. Amendment 3739 to S.3217 requires an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks to be completed within 1 year of the date of enactment. May 11, 2010 Amendment rejected 37-62. *
- *Senator McConnell voted NAY, Senator Bunning voted YEA**. *

*S. 627 — July 29, 2011 Increases the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) ***

- *This was a vote to table (kill) the legislation. *
- *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA *

*S. Amendment 613 — September 15, 2011 Reducing Appropriations for Foreign Associates Programs ***
*(Sponsored by Senator Rand Paul) — Amendment was to offset the disaster relief appropriations by rescinding amounts for foreign assistance programs. *

– *This Legislation was Tea Party endorsed. *
– *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA *

*S. Amendment 769 — October 20, 2011 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA Approved Drugs from Canada ***

– *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA *

*S. Amendment 1125 — December 1, 2011 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the United States ***

– *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA *

*HR 2072 — May 15, 2012 Lee Amendment # 2100 — To phase out the authority of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and to require the President to initiate negotiations with other major exporting countries to end subsidized export financing programs**. *

– *This was Tea Party endorsed legislation and it failed 86-12. *
– *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, and Rand Paul voted YEA *

*S. 3576 — September 21, 2012 Amendment to Prohibit U.S. Aid Funds to Governments of Egypt, Libya, and Pakistan**.*
*(Sponsored by Senator Rand Paul) * *Roll Call number 196 — Fails 81-10 *

- *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA** *

*S. Amendment 3096 — November 29, 2012 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan ***

- *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Senator Paul YEA *

*S. Amendment 3018 – November 29, 2012 – Prohibits the Indefinite Detentionof American Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents ***

- *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA *

*HR 4310 — December 21, 2012 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ***

*Mitch McConnell voted YEA, Rand Paul voted NAY *

*S. Amendment 3436 — December 27, 2012 Amendment purpose is to adequately protect our rights under the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.** *
*Record vote 234 — Amendment failed 79-12 *

- *Mitch McConnell voted NAY, Rand Paul voted YEA** *

*HR 5949 – December 28, 2012 — FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of2012 ***
*Passed 73-23 *
*Authorizes the intelligence community to obtain relevant and pertinent information about certain individuals from an electronic communications service provider. *
*Violates the 4th Amendment. *
*Mitch McConnell votes YEA, Rand Paul votes NAY** *

*HR 8 January 1, 2013 — Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 ***
*Mitch votes YEA, — Rand Paul votes NAY *

*S. Amendment 9 — January 31, 2013 — Amendment to prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 Aircraft, M1 Tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt.*

*(Sponsored by Senator Rand Paul) *
*Record Vote #9 Vote was to table (Kill) the amendment. *
*Mitch McConnell voted YEA, Rand Paul voted NAY*

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Marigny Prose // Mar 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    What the tea partiers lack in formatting, the chairman made up for by reading the entire content at the meeting !