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Six Democrats Vote To Deny DC Right To Full Representation

(Guest blogged by Logan Murphy) Via DownWithTyranny: Were Abe Lincoln to suddenly be resurrected and decide to run for office as a Republican-- befo

Dem-DC-Vote(Guest blogged by Logan Murphy)

Via DownWithTyranny:


Were Abe Lincoln to suddenly be resurrected and decide to run for office as a Republican-- before someone could warn him that his old party had been completely taken over by a cabal of southern racists, self-styled aristocrats and religionist kooks-- he might win an election in the District of Columbia. Short of that, it's hard to imagine any Republican ever getting a significant number of votes from that high-information, predominantly nonwhite district. (Less than 8% of the voters are registered Republicans and Bush only managed to garner 9% of the vote in each of his bids for the presidency.) So when Democrats have tried to give the District of Columbia equal representation, Republicans have fought it tooth and nail.

Twenty-two Republicans broke ranks with the KKK Party and joined the Democrats in passing the bill. Disgracefully, 6 Democrats voted against it: Read more...

* Dan Boren (OK)
* Nancy Boyda (KS)
* Chris Carney (PA)
* Tim Holden (PA)
* Paul Kanjorski (PA)
* Gene Taylor (MS)

What is wrong with these people? How in the world could any Democrat vote against legislation that would allow the citizens of Washington D.C. to have full and fair representation in Congress? Please click on the links of each Representative, contact their office and ask them for an explanation. Remember, be polite.

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