If I Waited to Respond to Tony…
July 29, 2009
…I could have just rested on Human Event’s laurels. They examined what they consider the 16 most important votes of this session. I would have preferred to see the raw data (it’s useful to see whether a block stance for fiscal responsibility would have mattered), but I’m not going to dig the raw data up for the 14 bills I did not pick out last night. Of those 16 votes, a majority of the “blue dogs” voted against the Democratic position once.
To be fair, outside of the grant program the bill sets up, HR 1913 has nothing to do with fiscal responsibility (which is the heresy the “blue dogs” hold within the Democratic orthodoxy), so I do not hold that vote against the loose confederation.
The rest of them?
Lucy got some spleenin’ to do