ObamaCare Passes Senate, A Rundown of the Asshats Who Voted For it

The politics of hubris, tyranny, and bribery.

The Senate passed a health insurance overhaul on Thursday morning, 60-39, as both Democrats and Republicans held unified in their positions on the massive bill that mandates coverage for about 9 percent of the U.S. population.

All 58 Democrats and two independents supported the $871 billion, 10-year package that aims to cover about 30 million Americans. Thirty-nine of 40 Republicans rejected the bill. Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning, who is retiring at the end of this Congress, did not vote.

Senate lawmakers moved quickly after the vote to one more bill — a hike in the debt ceiling needed to prevent a U.S. default on loans — passing it on a 60-39 vote before scattering across the nation ahead of their Christmas break.

……Now that both the House of Representatives and Senate have finished their votes — the House passed its version in November — the two chambers must reconcile their starkly different bills.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/24/senate-poised-pass-health-care-reform/

That debt ceiling, by the way, has been increased from $290 billion to $12.4 trillion.

How they voted:

HOW THEY VOTED YES VOTES NO VOTES
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Vote Member Party State Campaign contributions from health industry Percent in state without insurance 5
Yes Leahy, Patrick Joseph D VT $250,515
 
10.2%
 
Yes Sanders, Bernard I VT $134,386
 
10.2%
 
Yes Reed, John F. D RI $772,538
 
10.4%
 
Yes Whitehouse, Sheldon D RI $128,249
 
10.4%
 
No Gregg, Judd Alan R NH $1,019,534
 
10.7%
 
Yes Shaheen, Jeanne D NH $356,582
 
10.7%
 
Yes Brown, Sherrod Campbell D OH $2,762,327
 
11.1%
 
Not Voting Voinovich, George Victor R OH $1,229,667
 
11.1%
 
Yes Levin, Carl D MI $662,726
 
11.3%
 
Yes Stabenow, Deborah Ann D MI $1,410,276
 
11.3%
 
Yes Carper, Thomas Richard D DE $702,240
 
11.4%
 
Yes Kaufman, Edward E.(Ted) D DE $0
 
11.4%
 
Yes Johnson, Timothy Peter D SD $1,013,335
 
11.5%
 
No Thune, John R SD $1,248,742
 
11.5%
 
Yes Bayh, Birch Evans D IN $1,423,685
 
11.8%
 
Yes Cantwell, Maria E. D WA $565,826
 
11.8%
 
No Lugar, Richard Green R IN $1,126,440
 
11.8%
 
Yes Murray, Patty D WA $937,368
 
11.8%
 
No Brownback, Samuel Dale R KS $710,057
 
12.4%
 
No Roberts, Charles Patrick R KS $1,039,937
 
12.4%
 
No Burr, Richard Mauze R NC $2,592,044
 
12.5%
 
Yes Hagan, Kay D NC $199,975
 
12.5%
 
No Bond, Christopher Samuel R MO $1,246,551
 
12.8%
 
Yes McCaskill, Claire D MO $370,400
 
12.8%
 
No Sessions, Jefferson Beauregard III R AL $1,205,278
 
13%
 
No Shelby, Richard C. R AL $972,188
 
13%
 
Yes Cardin, Benjamin Louis D MD $1,620,397
 
13.2%
 
Yes Mikulski, Barbara Ann D MD $978,462
 
13.2%
 
Yes Burris, Roland Wallace D IL $5,750
 
13.4%
 
Yes Durbin, Richard Joseph D IL $1,490,265
 
13.4%
 
Yes Warner, Mark D VA $862,141
 
13.5%
 
Yes Webb, James H. D VA $160,369
 
13.5%
 
Yes Gillibrand, Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik D NY $270,853
 
13.8%
 
Yes Schumer, Charles Ellis D NY $1,840,508
 
13.8%
 
No Barrasso, John Anthony R WY $699,347
 
13.9%
 
No Enzi, Michael BBradley R WY $846,427
 
13.9%
 
Yes Byrd, Robert Carlyle D WV $253,025
 
14.2%
 
Yes Rockefeller, John Davison IV D WV $1,710,629
 
14.2%
 
No Alexander, Andrew Lamar R TN $2,448,908
 
14.4%
 
No Corker, Robert Phillips R TN $1,107,224
 
14.4%
 
No Bennett, Robert Foster R UT $608,546
 
14.5%
 
No Hatch, Orrin Grant R UT $3,051,635
 
14.5%
 
No Bunning, James Paul David R KY $1,136,387
 
15.0%
 
No Crapo, Michael Dean R ID $908,241
 
15.0%
 
No McConnell, Addison Mitchell R KY $3,187,818
 
15.0%
 
No Risch, James R ID $94,200
 
15.0%
 
Yes Lautenberg, Frank Raleigh D NJ $839,372
 
15.1%
 
Yes Menéndez, Robert D NJ $1,480,001
 
15.1%
 
No DeMint, James W. R SC $1,217,378
 
16.1%
 
No Graham, Lindsey Olin R SC $1,215,587
 
16.1%
 
Yes Baucus, Max Sieben D MT $3,902,881
 
16.3%
 
Yes Tester, Jon D MT $203,700
 
16.3%
 
Yes Bennet, Michael Farrand D CO $63,020
 
16.5%
 
Yes Udall, Mark D CO $781,787
 
16.5%
 
No Coburn, Thomas Allen R OK $1,319,230
 
16.9%
 
No Inhofe, James Mountain R OK $628,725
 
16.9%
 
Yes Merkley, Jeff D OR $152,067
 
17.0%
 
Yes Wyden, Ronald Lee D OR $1,540,963
 
17.0%
 
Yes Lincoln, Blanche Lambert D AR $2,123,458
 
17.6%
 
Yes Pryor, Mark D AR $442,811
 
17.6%
 
No Chambliss, Clarence Saxby R GA $1,690,633
 
17.7%
 
No Isakson, Johnny R GA $970,383
 
17.7%
 
Yes Begich, Mark P. D AK $115,733
 
18.2%
 
No Murkowski, Lisa R AK $397,333
 
18.2%
 
Yes Boxer, Barbara Levy D CA $1,279,043
 
18.5%
 
Yes Conrad, Kent D ND $1,596,763
 
18.5%
 
Yes Dorgan, Byron Leslie D ND $584,950
 
18.5%
 
No Ensign, John Eric R NV $2,084,249
 
18.5%
 
Yes Feinstein, Dianne Goldman Berman D CA $1,444,922
 
18.5%
 
Yes Reid, Harry D NV $2,259,001
 
18.5%
 
No Cochran, William Thad R MS $666,650
 
19.1%
 
No Wicker, Roger F. R MS $962,875
 
19.1%
 
No Kyl, Jon Llewellyn R AZ $2,339,968
 
19.6%
 
No McCain, John Sidney R AZ $9,027,044
 
19.6%
 
Yes Landrieu, Mary L. D LA $1,329,872
 
20.1%
 
No Vitter, David R LA $1,156,530
 
20.1%
 
No Lemieux, George S. R FL $0
 
20.5%
 
Yes Nelson, Clarence William D FL $1,262,160
 
20.5%
 
Yes Bingaman, Jesse Francis D NM $867,841
 
23.0%
 
No Johanns, Mike R NE $237,507
 
23.0%
 
Yes Nelson, Earl Benjamin D NE $1,266,766
 
23.0%
 
Yes Udall, Thomas D NM $380,451
 
23.0%
 
No Cornyn, John R TX $2,122,353
 
24.9%
 
No Hutchison, Kathyrn Ann Bailey R TX $1,440,988
 
24.9%
 
Yes Kerry, John Forbes D MA $8,344,060
 
7.1%
 
Yes Kirk, Paul G. D MA $0
 
7.1%
 
Yes Akaka, Daniel Kahikina D HI $224,160
 
8.1%
 
Yes Inouye, Daniel Ken D HI $401,751
 
8.1%
 
Yes Franken, Al D MN $362,060
 
8.7%
 
Yes Klobuchar, Amy D MN $322,795
 
8.7%
 
Yes Feingold, Russell Dana D WI $1,139,303
 
8.9%
 
Yes Kohl, Herbert H D WI $6,450
 
8.9%
 
No Collins, Susan Margaret R ME $1,263,070
 
9.5%
 
No Snowe, Olympia Jean R ME $755,640
 
9.5%
 
Yes Dodd, Christopher John D CT $1,729,005
 
9.6%
 
Yes Lieberman, Joseph I. I CT $2,560,496
 
9.6%
 
Yes Casey, Robert Patrick D PA $491,149
 
9.8%
 
No Grassley, Charles Ernest R IA $2,722,746
 
9.8%
 
Yes Harkin, Thomas Richard D IA $2,935,478
 
9.8%
 
Yes Specter, Arlen D PA $4,521,093
 
9.8%
 

NOTE: Edward E. (Ted) Kaufman (D-Del.) replaced Sen. Joe Biden Jan. 15, 2009; George Lemieux (R-Fla.) replaced Sen. Mel Martinez Sept. 10, 2009; Paul G. Kirk (D-Mass.) replaced Sen. Edward Kennedy Sept. 24, 2009.

SOURCES: OpenSecrets.org, Urban Institute, House clerk

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/votes/senate/healthcarecloture/

Remember their names during the 2010 elections.

Michelle Malkin provides a breakdown of the muti-billion dollar “cash for cloture” deals made by Harry Reid.  Some members of Congress and Senate received money as a Party favor, others received cash as an “incentive” to cooperate. In other words, he bought their votes with taxpayer dollars.

The list of crooks includes Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ben Nelson (D-NE), James Clyburn (D-S.C.), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (D-VT).

Also reaping benefits of the their generosity were  Democratic voting districts—that raked in nearly twice as much earmarks as GOP districts—without regard to the actual economic suffering and job loss in those districts.

From Michelle Malkin’s site:

That includes Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s backyard – where a $54 million no-bid contract was awarded to a firm with little experience to relocate a luxury Bay Area wine train due to flood concerns.

And it includes Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois, which reaped the single biggest earmark in the porkulus bill – $1 billion for the dubious FutureGen near-zero emissions “clean coal” plant earmark championed by disgraced Democrat and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin.

And it includes Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s backyard – where he secured billions in high-speed rail stimulus earmarks from which he plans to fund a pie-in-the-sky public transportation line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

When taxpayers objected to business as usual masquerading as economic recovery, New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer sneered: “You lost.” And, he jibed on the Senate floor while wagging a grabby finger, “let me say this to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments, the American people really don’t care.” The “American people” Schumer referred to, of course, were the privileged minority of stimulus beneficiaries – not the rest of us “chattering” dissenters stuck with the bill for those billions in “little tiny, yes, porky amendments.”

No legislation has been immune to congressional shakedown. After the Congressional Black Caucus balked loudly enough, Democrat Rep. Barney Frank – chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – larded up the majority’s Wall Street regulatory “reform” bill with $4 billion in payoffs to minority special interests – including former failed Air America radio partner Inner City Broadcasting Corp. The cash-strapped firm is run by Percy Sutton – a New York City crony of Charlie Rangel and Al Sharpton. The money will come out of the ever-morphing TARP bank bailout fund – which went from a toxic assets purchase plan to a capital injection plan, back to a toxic assets purchase plan, to a life insurance company bailout, to an auto supplier bailout.
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/12/23/beltway-christmas-cash-for-corruptocrats/

The fight to stop this trainwreck is not over yet:

Thursday’s vote for a massive health insurance overhaul was a legislative victory for Democrats whose faces lit up after the morning roll call with a sense of accomplishment as well as a rush to get home in time for Christmas.

But lawmakers will face several challenges ahead before wrapping up the bill that seeks to mandate coverage for 30 million Americans.

Several variables separate the House version, which passed in November with the support of one Republican, and the Senate bill, which received no GOP support.

Republicans are effectively shut out of the negotiations as House and Senate Democrats now must hammer out starkly different ideas on the type of coverage that the government should insist be provided.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/24/house-senate-long-way-health-insurance-deal/

Americans who value their freedoms need to keep this in mind:

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

—-Samuel Adams, 1776

It’s time for patriots to storm the Capitol. The Tea Party protests of 2009 were just a dress rehearsal.

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