Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
exit polls point to marco rubio having won the senate race in florida, beating former florida governor charlie crist by 19 points and leading meeks by 30 with 49% of the vote. we’re pretty sure rubio is presently the only senator of latin american heritage presently in the senate.
the state of kentucky sends its first unofficial libertarian candidate to the senate. rand paul, son of ron paul–who made a spirited bid for president in 2008. we’re pretty sure that rand paul is presently one of the only medical doctors in the senate.
the drudge report is projecting that carly fiorina has lost to barbara boxer in california.looks like the dems get out the vote effort in california –otherwise known as vote for the semi-legalization of weed, helped boxer.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
you can watch the debate between barbara boxer and carly fiorina duking it out for one of the u.s. senate seats in the state of california.
Monday, September 29th, 2008
nancy pelosi took the time to bash george w. bush prior to the vote on the $700B wall street bailout plan that was before the u.s. house of representatives today. in the video linked to above, she rails against ‘no regulation, no supervision, no discipline,’ presumably of the u.s. banking system and not the iraq war.
but the reality is this, nancy pelosi voted to repeal the glass-steagall act in 1999, which regulated the u.s. banking system as a response to the financial fallout of the great depression. glass-steagall stood the country in good stead for over 70 years.
the move toward bank deregulation and less supervision in the 1990s is believed by many to be at the heart of this global financial crisis. pelosi’s beloved bill clinton, whom she praised in her ill-timed speech, signed the damn thing. click here to see how pelosi voted on the financial modernization act which is described in the summary of the bill as: ‘an act to enhance competition in the financial services industry by providing a prudential framework for the affiliation of banks, securities firms, and other financial service providers, and for other purposes.’ written by republican phil gramm, the bill got a lot of yeas. only a handful of democratic senators voted against it, including california’s barbara boxer and only one republican senator voted against it. while john mccain didn’t vote. joe biden voted yes. barack obama had the fortune of being in the illinois state senate at the time.