Senate ‘Yes’ votes on Obama tax cut deal (Dems edition)

Suitable for framing — or remembering.

I’m only including the Dem Yes votes on cloture. With a margin like 83 – 15 (2 not voting), the No votes tell you nothing, from either party.

Some No votes are sincere, and some are just PR. Once the outcome is assured, both Reid and McConnell will give permission to some members to vote an ineffective No (“Sorry, Lib/Teabag supporters; I really really tried.”). For example, what about these two? Dunno.

Any bets on whether “permission to vote No” (or Present) comes at a price? Either way, here are the Dem Yes votes.

YEAs – 45+1 (Dems)
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)

Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)

Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

I highlighted a few that interested me. It’s weird when people call themselves out so baldly, but hey, it’s the times we live in.

Just like that No Labels group. Thanks, folks, for ID-ing yourselves as part of the painfully obvious “Cave to Republicans” PR campaign. Saves the rest of us the trouble of searching the google. No Labels – an easy label to remember you by.


Gaius Publius is a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States.

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