Monday, November 23, 2009


Disguising themselves as Blue-Dog, fiscally responsible Democrats, the truth came out again this weekend. Again, because everytime it comes down to the final vote, these "Lap" Dogs always vote with Obama. This time Mary Landrieu of Louisiana pimped herself out for $300 Million tax payer dollars. This should disgust every tax paying American. Did you have a say in this bribe?

The 2010 elections are critical, and keeping a list of moderates on both sides will be helpful. RedState is doing a fantastic job of tracking them, and Erick Erickson writes about this latest assault on our freedom:

The Louisiana Purchase
by Erick Erickson, November 22, 2009

Back in the old days, people would at least look ashamed when caught being bribed, but not Mary Landrieu. It’s being called the Louisiana Purchase. Senator Harry Reid put a provision on the health care plan that originally called for $100 million to be funneled to Louisiana exclusively.

Mary Landrieu refused to vote for cloture on the motion to proceed to the health care debate. Reid raised the offer to $300 million and Mary proved she wasn’t a cheap date after all — she took the increase, voted for cloture, and then bragged about the $300 million bribe.

In a statement sure to be repeated by Republicans endlessly over the coming weeks of Senate health care debate, the senator flaunted the inclusion of the provision. “I will correct something. It’s not $100 million, it’s $300 million, and I’m proud of it and will keep fighting for it,” Landrieu told reporters after her floor speech. “But that is not why I started this health care debate; I started this health care debate for all the reasons I just mentioned in my statement” on the floor.