Well this is convenient. Senate Democrats no longer have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, so they say it’s time to change the rules to end filibustering. Damn, the comedy never ends.

Democrats use misleading congressional voting numbers to tie Republicans to Nancy Pelosi, from thehill.com:

The House Republican leader, Rep. John Boehner (Ohio), votes with liberal Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a majority of the time.

…according to an analysis by Democrats. Boehner has voted with the Democratic leadership 52 percent of the time in 2010. So has Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.)

The data come from a Democratic leadership review of the 565 roll call votes in the House from January through the end of September…Since the Speaker herself rarely votes, the comparison is made using the recommended vote of the party leadership.

The explanation for the elevated voting percentages is simple: While hotly-disputed legislation on healthcare, climate change and government spending command the public’s attention, the vast majority of congressional votes occur on more mundane and non-controversial items, like the naming of post offices…

Democrats and Republicans continue to assume voter ignorance by using misleading numbers in Congressional voting. The bottom-line: if these non-Statesmen were truly taking care of the people’s business and interests, they wouldn’t be engaged in naming post offices, granting recognition to sports figures, creating non-binding consensus statements and resolutions, naming special days of the years, making remembrance statements, etc…

There is no reason a Congressman’s position should be but part-time. Send these clowns packing back to their home districts where they can do the people’s work. Naming my damn post office is not what you should be paid to do. Telling me how great some historical figure is is not your job. Making statements/resolution with no legislative teeth is not your job.

So, not only do both parties use these mis-leading vote results to mis-lead their constituents, they have no problem letting you know that most of the time they spend on the job is not about understanding and reading the lobbyist-written bills they pass, it’s about finding another reason to not go home. Cut the bull and get the hell out of the way of freedom and liberty.

Here is a prime example of the heavy load that Congress must deal with as reported here and here by The Washington Post:

National Pipeline Safety Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
remembrance of victims of the Holocaust
commemoration of the women suffragists
Gold Star Mothers Day
national celebration of after-school programs
Rotary International Day
World Intellectual Property Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day
National Marina Day
National Weekend of Prayer
Human Genome Month and DNA Day
celebration of Patriots’ Day
A Tribute to Survivors” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
American Youth Day
Freedom Day
National Family Day
National Children’s Memorial Day
National Ocean Day
National Donor Day

By the way, here an advanced “kiss my arse” for those who want to make racists, anti-Semitic, children-hater, earth-hater, etc.. claims against me. The above were merely examples of where the Federal Government doesn’t belong.

As reported by Fox News: Murkowski to stations: Don’t air tea party ad

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign is warning Alaska broadcasters not to air ads by a national tea party group…Attorney Timothy McKeever, in a letter to broadcasters Monday, said they are under a “legal and moral obligation” not to air the new ads from Tea Party Express, which is supporting Joe Miller, the political upstart who defeated Murkowski in the August GOP primary.

Murkowski promised to avoid a repeat this time. She is running ads aimed at Tea Party Express featuring people vowing not to be “fooled” again, saying the group is poised to drop a “dirty money bomb” and is trying to “take our seat.”

Murkowski has called Tea Party Express an outside “extremist” group that “hijacked” the state GOP.

Here’s the campaign ad:

Then we have an indication that Murkowski is polling well among Democrats and that’s where she may end up getting most of her support. Obviously, progressives stick together. As reported by juneauempire.com, Polls show non-Republican support for Murkowski:

…polls released last week show the Republican Murkowski has significant support among Democrats

Another Anchorage pollster and consultant, Jean Craciun, also released a poll this week in which she said 30 percent of registered Democrats who responded were supporting Murkowski

The Alaska Democratic Party dismisses the polls as flawed and says that “this race is wide open.” Party officials, though, are all too aware of Democratic-leaning voters considering a vote for the Republican Murkowski because they think she has a better chance of beating Miller.

She won’t go away until she feels Conservatism is dead. No Lisa, your political career is dead. However, I’m certain Murkowski can find her a nice cushy job as a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry.

Here’s another anti-Murkowski ad for your enjoyment:

Reported by cnsnews.com

“Now is the time to reform our nation’s cruel and broken immigration system,” Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said in a press release following the introduction of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. “Today, there are 12 million undocumented immigrants, including at least half a million LGBT people who are forced to live in the shadows of our society.” (LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.)

I support the free market creating jobs. I especially support ending the Federal Governments’ failed attempt to permanently increase employment in the U.S. Why? Because the Federal Government hinders free-market development through taxation and regulation by transferring wealth from one part of society to those unable and unwilling to provide for themselves. However, as the case in any government-funded initiative, it still depends on taxpayer funds, and when those run out(the supposed permanent benefits the government promises), the gig is up.
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What do expect from a woman whose entrance into Alaska politics was ushered in as a gift from her father, who vacated the seat after winning the gubernatorial race. That went over so well that a law was passed to disallow such future actions.

Lisa Murkowski feels that people really didn’t understand what they were doing at the voting booth, so maybe she can introduce some legislation that would better educate the public on the virtues of Rhinos and Progressives. Until then, she wants to have a do-over. Murkowski feels that this seat is hers, so if she, as a Rhino can’t win it, then no Republican should – no room for conservatives here. What a shame it would be that if every time the GOP throws support behind a Rhino, The Tea Party patriots just write-in another candidate(non-GOP) on election day. Read the rest of this entry