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Are Either of Your Senators a Bobblehead Doll?

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First, let me define what a bobblehead U.S.Senator is. I got this from NRO’s Jim Geraghty in his edition of the ‘Morning Jolt’. The title was “Senate Democrats More Likely to Nod Approvingly at Obama’s Proposals Than Collection of Bobblehead Dolls.” The article had a link to a pdf file from Congressional Quarterly (CQ)/Roll Call that shows the percent of time each U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative voted when President Obama had taken a position on the issue. If neither of your U.S. Senator is a Democrat, then you do not have a bobblehead. However, you may have an enabler for the bobbleheads. The following states have a bobblehead U.S.Senator that voted 100% of the time with Obama.

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

If you live in any other state with a Democrat U.S.Senator, then those 36 voted Obama’s way 90% or more. Harry Reid runs a tight ship, and limits the votes that are taken at all. The following is a list of these 20 states.

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

There are 14 states with U.S.Senators who are Republican only. There are 45 Republicans in the Senate, and 12 of these vote 50% or more of the time Obama’s way. Harry Reid needs only 5 of these 12 to win on any cloture vote. The following is a list of these 12 and the percent they each support Obama. These 12 and Mitch McConnell are the only Republicans that are not demonized as being radical fringe tea party Republicans by Harry Reid et al.

  • Susan Collins (ME) 76
  • Lisa Murkowski (AK) 72
  • John McCain (AZ) 59
  • Jeff Flake (AZ) 56
  • Rob Portman (OH) 54
  • Johhny Isakson (GA) 54
  • Orrin Hatch (UT) 53
  • Lindsey Graham (SC) 52
  • Mark Kirk (IL) 51
  • Bob Corker (TN) 51
  • Thad Cochran (MS) 50
  • Kelly Ayotte (NH) 50

This leaves only eight states that have not yet been mentioned as having a bobblehead or a bobblehead enabler for their Senator. We might suggest that one of these eight states, Kentucky, has its senior Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell failing to lead in cohesive discipline the same way that his counterpart, Majority Leader Harry Reid has lead the Democrats. Another way to view it is that Harry Reid is leading his party down into the abyss. 2014 is a very important midterm election that has more to do with choosing the up or down that Ronald Reagan spoke of than it has to do with left or right.

You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream—the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order—or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.

Only 36 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are going to be decided in 2014. It’s pie in the sky to think all the bums can be put out of office, but can we simply change the direction from plummeting down to moving up? The following senate seats need to change from Democrat to Republican. The residents in these states did not elect Obama, and they don’t want to keep a bobblehead doll in their State’s U.S. Senate seat.

  • Alaska Mark Begich 97
  • Arkansas Mark Pryor 90
  • Louisiana Mary Landrieu 97
  • Montana Max Baucus 95
  • North Carolina Kay Hagan 96
  • South Dakota Tim Johnson 99
  • West Virginia Jay Rockefeller 100

 

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I am retired after 36 years of being a state of Indiana employee. I enjoy writing and reading conservative blogs.

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