I telephoned the Washington offices of my senators and congressman this morning about Iraq. The polite but bored phone-answerers got the following earful: "Hi, I'm a constituent, and I'm just calling to say that I'd like [the elected rep] to vote against any resolution giving the President broad, open-ended powers to start a war against Iraq. Declaring war is Congress's job under the Constitution, not the President's. Fighting Iraq is a personal obsession of George Bush's, and Senators and Congressmen, particularly Democrats, should stop looking over their shoulders to see how everyone else is voting, listen to their constituents (most of whom oppose the war), and stand up to the President. It's time to focus on more important matters, like the economy. I'm calling on my own behalf and not as part of some orchestrated campaign: I think Congress is out of touch and needs to listen to voters." Universal response from operators: "Thank you, Mr. Moody, I'll pass your message along to [the elected representative]."

- tom moody 10-07-2002 7:28 pm

I was pleased to see that my Congressman (Menendez) and one of my Senators (Corzine) were among the brave, totally cool people who voted "No" to Bush's blank war check. The other Senator, Torricelli, is a corrupt person who's leaving the Senate in disgrace, so who cares about him.

Let it be noted that Hillary Clinton, eyeballing the presidency in '08, showed her true gutless colors and voted with Bush. Here's her dishonest, "depends on what the meaning of is is" rationale, according to the NY Times: "she concluded that bipartisan support would make the president's success at the United Nations 'more likely and, therefore, war less likely.''" Yeah, we'll remember you said that when the bombs start falling next month, Hil.

And former Republican Jim Jeffords voted no--rock on, Jim!

Here's the roll call of infamy. Let us never forget the warmongers (and weasels) who voted "Yes" to this insanity.

SENATE VOTE

Democrats Yes

Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Breaux, La.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carnahan, Mo.; Carper, Del.; Cleland, Ga.; Clinton, N.Y.; Daschle, S.D.; Dodd, Conn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Edwards, N.C.; Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Hollings, S.C.; Johnson, S.D.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Miller, Ga.; Nelson, Fla.; Nelson, Neb.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Schumer, N.Y.; Torricelli, N.J.

Democrats No

Akaka, Hawaii; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif; Byrd, W.Va.; Conrad, N.D.; Corzine, N.J.; Dayton, Minn.; Durbin, Ill.; Feingold, Wis; Graham, Fla.; Inouye, Hawaii; Kennedy, Mass.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Reed, R.I.; Sarbanes, Md.; Stabenow, Mich.; Wellstone, Minn.; Wyden, Ore.

Republicans Yes Allard, Colo.; Allen, Va.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Campbell, Colo.; Cochran, Miss.; Collins, Maine; Craig, Idaho; Crapo, Idaho; DeWine, Ohio; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Fitzgerald, Ill.; Frist, Tenn.; Gramm, Texas; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hagel, Neb.; Hatch, Utah; Helms, N.C.; Hutchinson, Ark.; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Nickles, Okla.; Roberts, Kan.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Smith, N.H.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Thomas, Wyo.; Thompson, Tenn.; Thurmond, S.C.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Republicans No

Chafee, R.I.;

Others No

Jeffords, Vt.

HOUSE VOTE

ALABAMA

Democrats -- Cramer, Y; Hilliard, N.

Republicans -- Aderholt, Y; Bachus, Y; Callahan, Y; Everett, Y; Riley, Y.

ALASKA

Republicans -- Young, Y.

ARIZONA

Democrats -- Pastor, N.

Republicans -- Flake, Y; Hayworth, Y; Kolbe, Y; Shadegg, Y; Stump, X.

ARKANSAS

Democrats -- Berry, Y; Ross, Y; Snyder, N.

Republicans -- Boozman, Y.

CALIFORNIA

Democrats -- Baca, N; Becerra, N; Berman, Y; Capps, N; Condit, N; Davis, N; Dooley, Y; Eshoo, N; Farr, N; Filner, N; Harman, Y; Honda, N; Lantos, Y; Lee, N; Lofgren, N; Matsui, N; Millender-McDonald, N; George Miller, N; Napolitano, N; Pelosi, N; Roybal-Allard, N; Sanchez, N; Schiff, Y; Sherman, Y; Solis, N; Stark, N; Tauscher, Y; Thompson, N; Waters, N; Watson, N; Waxman, Y; Woolsey, N.

Republicans -- Bono, Y; Calvert, Y; Cox, Y; Cunningham, Y; Doolittle, Y; Dreier, Y; Gallegly, Y; Herger, Y; Horn, Y; Hunter, Y; Issa, Y; Lewis, Y; McKeon, Y; Gary Miller, Y; Ose, Y; Pombo, Y; Radanovich, Y; Rohrabacher, Y; Royce, Y; Thomas, Y.

COLORADO

Democrats -- DeGette, N; Udall, N.

Republicans -- Hefley, Y; McInnis, Y; Schaffer, Y; Tancredo, Y.

CONNECTICUT

Democrats -- DeLauro, N; Larson, N; Maloney, N.

Republicans -- Johnson, Y; Shays, Y; Simmons, Y.

DELAWARE

Republicans -- Castle, Y.

FLORIDA

Democrats -- Boyd, Y; Brown, N; Davis, Y; Deutsch, Y; Hastings, N; Meek, N; Thurman, Y; Wexler, Y.

Republicans -- Bilirakis, Y; Crenshaw, Y; Diaz-Balart, Y; Foley, Y; Goss, Y; Keller, Y; Mica, Y; Dan Miller, Y; Jeff Miller, Y; Putnam, Y; Ros-Lehtinen, Y; Shaw, Y; Stearns, Y; Weldon, Y; Young, Y.

GEORGIA

Democrats -- Bishop, Y; Lewis, N; McKinney, N.

Republicans -- Barr, Y; Chambliss, Y; Collins, Y; Deal, Y; Isakson, Y; Kingston, Y; Linder, Y; Norwood, Y.

HAWAII

Democrats -- Abercrombie, N.

IDAHO

Republicans -- Otter, Y; Simpson, Y.

ILLINOIS

Democrats -- Blagojevich, Y; Costello, N; Davis, N; Evans, N; Gutierrez, N; Jackson, N; Lipinski, N; Phelps, Y; Rush, N; Schakowsky, N.

Republicans -- Biggert, Y; Crane, Y; Hastert, Y; Hyde, Y; Johnson, Y; Kirk, Y; LaHood, Y; Manzullo, Y; Shimkus, Y; Weller, Y.

INDIANA

Democrats -- Carson, N; Hill, Y; Roemer, Y; Visclosky, N.

Republicans -- Burton, Y; Buyer, Y; Hostettler, N; Kerns, Y; Pence, Y; Souder, Y.

IOWA

Democrats -- Boswell, Y.

Republicans -- Ganske, Y; Latham, Y; Leach, N; Nussle, Y.

KANSAS

Democrats -- Moore, Y.

Republicans -- Moran, Y; Ryun, Y; Tiahrt, Y.

KENTUCKY

Democrats -- Lucas, Y.

Republicans -- Fletcher, Y; Lewis, Y; Northup, Y; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, Y.

LOUISIANA

Democrats -- Jefferson, Y; John, Y.

Republicans -- Baker, Y; Cooksey, Y; McCrery, Y; Tauzin, Y; Vitter, Y.

MAINE

Democrats -- Allen, N; Baldacci, N.

MARYLAND

Democrats -- Cardin, N; Cummings, N; Hoyer, Y; Wynn, Y.

Republicans -- Bartlett, Y; Ehrlich, Y; Gilchrest, Y; Morella, N.

MASSACHUSETTS

Democrats -- Capuano, N; Delahunt, N; Frank, N; Lynch, Y; Markey, Y; McGovern, N; Meehan, Y; Neal, N; Olver, N; Tierney, N.

MICHIGAN

Democrats -- Barcia, Y; Bonior, N; Conyers, N; Dingell, N; Kildee, N; Kilpatrick, N; Levin, N; Rivers, N; Stupak, N.

Republicans -- Camp, Y; Ehlers, Y; Hoekstra, Y; Knollenberg, Y; Rogers, Y; Smith, Y; Upton, Y.

MINNESOTA

Democrats -- Luther, Y; McCollum, N; Oberstar, N; Peterson, Y; Sabo, N.

Republicans -- Gutknecht, Y; Kennedy, Y; Ramstad, Y.

MISSISSIPPI

Democrats -- Shows, Y; Taylor, Y; Thompson, N.

Republicans -- Pickering, Y; Wicker, Y.

MISSOURI

Democrats -- Clay, N; Gephardt, Y; McCarthy, N; Skelton, Y.

Republicans -- Akin, Y; Blunt, Y; Emerson, Y; Graves, Y; Hulshof, Y.

MONTANA

Republicans -- Rehberg, Y.

NEBRASKA

Republicans -- Bereuter, Y; Osborne, Y; Terry, Y.

NEVADA

Democrats -- Berkley, Y.

Republicans -- Gibbons, Y.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Republicans -- Bass, Y; Sununu, Y.

NEW JERSEY

Democrats -- Andrews, Y; Holt, N; Menendez, N; Pallone, N; Pascrell, Y; Payne, N; Rothman, Y.

Republicans -- Ferguson, Y; Frelinghuysen, Y; LoBiondo, Y; Roukema, X; Saxton, Y; Smith, Y.

NEW MEXICO

Democrats -- Udall, N.

Republicans -- Skeen, Y; Wilson, Y.

NEW YORK

Democrats -- Ackerman, Y; Crowley, Y; Engel, Y; Hinchey, N; Israel, Y; LaFalce, N; Lowey, Y; Maloney, Y; McCarthy, Y; McNulty, Y; Meeks, N; Nadler, N; Owens, N; Rangel, N; Serrano, N; Slaughter, N; Towns, N; Velazquez, N; Weiner, Y.

Republicans -- Boehlert, Y; Fossella, Y; Gilman, Y; Grucci, Y; Houghton, N; Kelly, Y; King, Y; McHugh, Y; Quinn, Y; Reynolds, Y; Sweeney, Y; Walsh, Y.

NORTH CAROLINA

Democrats -- Clayton, N; Etheridge, Y; McIntyre, Y; Price, N; Watt, N.

Republicans -- Ballenger, Y; Burr, Y; Coble, Y; Hayes, Y; Jones, Y; Myrick, Y; Taylor, Y.

NORTH DAKOTA

Democrats -- Pomeroy, Y.

OHIO

Democrats -- Brown, N; Jones, N; Kaptur, N; Kucinich, N; Sawyer, N; Strickland, N.

Republicans -- Boehner, Y; Chabot, Y; Gillmor, Y; Hobson, Y; LaTourette, Y; Ney, Y; Oxley, Y; Portman, Y; Pryce, Y; Regula, Y; Tiberi, Y.

OKLAHOMA

Democrats -- Carson, Y.

Republicans -- Istook, Y; Lucas, Y; Sullivan, Y; Watkins, Y; Watts, Y.

OREGON

Democrats -- Blumenauer, N; DeFazio, N; Hooley, N; Wu, N.

Republicans -- Walden, Y.

PENNSYLVANIA

Democrats -- Borski, Y; Brady, N; Coyne, N; Doyle, N; Fattah, N; Hoeffel, Y; Holden, Y; Kanjorski, Y; Mascara, Y; Murtha, Y.

Republicans -- English, Y; Gekas, Y; Greenwood, Y; Hart, Y; Peterson, Y; Pitts, Y; Platts, Y; Sherwood, Y; Shuster, Y; Toomey, Y; Weldon, Y.

RHODE ISLAND

Democrats -- Kennedy, Y; Langevin, N.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Democrats -- Clyburn, N; Spratt, Y.

Republicans -- Brown, Y; DeMint, Y; Graham, Y; Wilson, Y.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Republicans -- Thune, Y.

TENNESSEE

Democrats -- Clement, Y; Ford, Y; Gordon, Y; Tanner, Y.

Republicans -- Bryant, Y; Duncan, N; Hilleary, Y; Jenkins, Y; Wamp, Y.

TEXAS

Democrats -- Bentsen, Y; Doggett, N; Edwards, Y; Frost, Y; Gonzalez, N; Green, Y; Hall, Y; Hinojosa, N; Jackson-Lee, N; E.B. Johnson, N; Lampson, Y; Ortiz, X; Reyes, N; Rodriguez, N; Sandlin, Y; Stenholm, Y; Turner, Y.

Republicans -- Armey, Y; Barton, Y; Bonilla, Y; Brady, Y; Combest, Y; Culberson, Y; DeLay, Y; Granger, Y; Sam Johnson, Y; Paul, N; Sessions, Y; Smith, Y; Thornberry, Y.

UTAH

Democrats -- Matheson, Y.

Republicans -- Cannon, Y; Hansen, Y.

VERMONT

Others -- Sanders, N.

VIRGINIA

Democrats -- Boucher, Y; Moran, N; Scott, N.

Republicans -- Cantor, Y; Jo Ann Davis, Y; Tom Davis, Y; Forbes, Y; Goode, Y; Goodlatte, Y; Schrock, Y; Wolf, Y.

WASHINGTON

Democrats -- Baird, N; Dicks, Y; Inslee, N; Larsen, N; McDermott, N; Smith, Y.

Republicans -- Dunn, Y; Hastings, Y; Nethercutt, Y.

WEST VIRGINIA

Democrats -- Mollohan, N; Rahall, N.

Republicans -- Capito, Y.

WISCONSIN

Democrats -- Baldwin, N; Barrett, N; Kind, Y; Kleczka, N; Obey, N.

Republicans -- Green, Y; Petri, Y; Ryan, Y; Sensenbrenner, Y.

WYOMING

Republicans -- Cubin, Y.
- tom moody 10-11-2002 11:10 am [add a comment]


"Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this resolution (authorizing military force against Iraq). I am deeply troubled that lives may be lost without a meaningful attempt to bring Iraq into compliance with U.N. resolutions through careful and cautious diplomacy.

"The bottom line is I don't trust this president and his advisors."

- dave 10-11-2002 6:44 pm [add a comment]


If the dems don't punish Hillary for this vote, then I don't know what to think of the party. As a point of reference, Feinstein was quietly re-elected in '06.

I have some concerns about Obama, but at least he was right on this one huge, trillion dollar, war-without-end issue.

- mark 2-04-2008 10:24 pm [ comments]


Edwards and Biden admitted this was a blunder. She's sticking to her double-talk, which almost makes me think she really supported it. It's not like Bill didn't spend most of his Administration dropping bombs on the Iraqis--I mean, "enforcing the no-fly zones."
- tom moody 2-05-2008 2:42 am [ comments]





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