The 180 Names of the Wall of Shame

by: Mets102

Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 20:04:20 PM EST



These 180 House members (179 Republicans and 1 Democrat) deserve to have their name emblazoned upon the wall of shame for opposing the expanded Sandy relief package that passed the House of Representatives this evening:

Aderholt
Amash
Amodei
Bachmann
Barr
Barton
Benishek
Bentivolio
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Brady (TX)
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Brooks (IN)
Broun (GA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Burgess
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Carter
Cassidy
Chabot
Chaffetz
Coble
Coffman
Collins (GA)
Conaway
Cook
Cooper (D)
Cotton
Daines
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellmers
Farenthold
Fincher
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Gardner
Gibbs
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Griffin (AR)
Griffith (VA)
Guthrie
Hall
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings (WA)
Heck (NV)
Hensarling
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Joyce
Kelly
King (IA)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kline
Labrador
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lankford
Latham
Latta
Long
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Marchant
Massie
McCaul
McClintock
McHenry
McMorris Rodgers
Meadows
Messer
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Mullin
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Neugebauer
Noem
Nugent
Nunnelee
Olson
Paulsen
Pearce
Perry
Petri
Pittenger
Pitts
Poe (TX)
Pompeo
Posey
Price (GA)
Radel
Renacci
Ribble
Rice (SC)
Rigell
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Salmon
Scalise
Schock
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (NE)
Smith (TX)
Southerland
Stewart
Stivers
Stockman
Stutzman
Terry
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Upton
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Westmoreland
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho

Mets102 :: The 180 Names of the Wall of Shame
Apparently these 180 believe that it's okay to say "Screw you" to their fellow Americans who have suffered.  Apparently they believe that it's more important to find offsets in the budget than help their fellow Americans in need.  Apparently they believe that it's perfectly okay for federal aid to flow to Florida and Texas after hurricanes or Kansas and Alabama after tornadoes.  New York and New Jersey and Connecticut and many other places here in the Northeast are in need.  We need the largesse of the federal government to help us after we suffered.  It makes us no different than any other part of the country after a major natural disaster.

That 180 House members so easily turn their backs on us is an absolute disgrace.  While I haven't checked, I'm sure that all of those that thought even $9 billion was too much also voted against this larger aid package.  Thankfully, however, the GOP leadership decided to abandon the Hastert Rule that required a majority of the majority.  It still took way too long because of Boehner's machinations, but at least it finally got done, even if it was months too late.

It's important to remember the biggest difference between us and them.  When their districts suffered, we didn't look for offsets in the budget.  We didn't quibble over how large a package was going to be passed.  We simply asked, "How much do you need?"  Once we got the figure, we proceeded to support it.  And the next time their districts are in need, even though they did their best to kick us in the gut, we'll still simply ask "How much do you need?" because our fellow Americans are suffering and that is enough for us.

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I've kept my language in check here... (2.00 / 31)
If I said what I really wanted to say, half or more of it would be bleeped out should it appear on the television.

Oh, and I would also point out that the German government moved quicker to aid Sandy victims that were Holocaust survivors than our own Congress did.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.


Gross (2.00 / 18)
Did any of them give any reasons why? Not that I can think of one that would have made sense, but I am just curious how they justify their vote.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

No clue. I haven't watched the debate... (2.00 / 18)
but I imagine it's some combination of opposition to federal aid and a belief that it needs to be offset with budget cuts elsewhere.  It's an absolute disgrace.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

[ Parent ]
The title of that wall: "Heckuva job, Brownie" (2.00 / 17)
(Or whatever it was Dubya said to his FEMA flunkie.)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

i heard j.matheson voted for Sandy relief (2.00 / 14)
good for him, finally.

one freaking dem, what a jerk.

i see the rest of the ut delegation voted no, stewart (mine now), chaffetz, & bishop.  

dear ghods, please let utah never have a catastrophe requiring federal help.  lest there by payback.

matheson is going to hear about that vote in his next election.  undoubtedly.  


There would never be payback. And there shouldn't be. (2.00 / 7)
Democrats don't play gotcha with people's lives. And you know darn well that Republicans know that. It is one of the reasons that Obama kept negotiating with Republicans over the fiscal cliff: millions of people needed help and Republicans held the purse strings.

Republicans, frankly, don't care that their votes put them on a Wall of Shame. But the blemish on their souls is something they will have forever.  

The deathbed words of Lee Atwater (architect of the ghastly 1988 campaign against Michael Dukakis) come to mind:

My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society is what was missing in me: a little heart, a lot of brotherhood.

They may not reap payback from Democrats but they can never escape what they have sown.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
There he is, the asshole: Doug Lamborn, CO(5) (2.00 / 16)
Y'all remember the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer? That was in Dougie's district. (He probably voted against any help for that, too.)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

Well, I may no longer have Lamborn to moan about but now I (2.00 / 7)
have Vicky Hartzler who naturally voted against the relief.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
Pretty bad, huh? (2.00 / 7)
I don't know anything about her.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
I don't know anything about her yet but I can assume the worst (2.00 / 8)
since she's a Republican.  I need to research her but have no optimism.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
If it is any consolation, (2.00 / 18)
this is the public suicide of the teapublican party. The asshole Gohmert (R-Loony Tunes) is still up there blathering away.

It has been a long downhill slide for the TP Party (2.00 / 11)
I didn't have to look far for confirmation of that, if I needed any.

That is one of the things I love about this country. We may not be pretty, but pretty is only skin deep. Sometimes you have to let the ugly out of the bag and trot it around the ring to make the point that it is not going to win any popularity contests.

Lots of things sound OK in a sound bite. Lots of good people will nod along. Sometimes you have to really let it run to demonstrate why it really doesn't work.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Ha! You remind me of my sis-in-law's saying (2.00 / 9)
Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone

[ Parent ]
Hypocrisy? I report, you decide. :) (2.00 / 19)
DKElections 8:42pm via bitly

Jim Cooper, 2010: "There is a lot of hardship in Nashville. We got to make sure everybody gets every penny of help." dkel.ec/XCb9oa
Retweeted by KailiJoy



"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

There are lots of Texas Republicans on that list. (2.00 / 15)
In addition to the ones labeled, I recognize Steve Stockman and Pete Olson at a glance. I was stuck with Olson before the most recent gerrymandering, and now I'm stuck with Stockman, who was elected to a new safe district created especially for the GOP.

Just so y'all know, the area that Stockman and Randy Weber supposedly represent was hit hard by Hurricane Ike in Sept 2008, with many schools and businesses being shut down for at least 2 weeks afterward.

I don't have the energy tonight, but I'm planning to identify all of the ones from Texas.

Texas needs its own wall of shame for this one, but the local media probably won't even cover this vote.

One person can make a difference if that one person is committed to making a difference. - James Hood


I'd like to know how much money TX got for Ike. (2.00 / 13)
Was that the one that damn near wiped out Galveston Island?  

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
Yes, it was awful. (2.00 / 11)
I don't know how much federal aid was sent, but Ike was the most costly hurricane that has ever hit Texas.

One person can make a difference if that one person is committed to making a difference. - James Hood

[ Parent ]
I see 3 from CA. (2.00 / 11)
LaMalfa...Issa (ass I)...McClintock...makes me sick...pigs.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

[ Parent ]
mcclintock /barf (2.00 / 6)
sleazeball

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Ted Poe (Kingwood/Humble) also voted against the bill. This (2.00 / 7)
from a guy who represents a district which regularly floods (San Jacinto River).  The feds always provided help to those citizens, who occasionally get flooded out more than once a year.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
Thanks. Saw him, but wasn't sure what area he now represents. (2.00 / 5)
It still bugs me that the gullible local media helped Poe to build name recognition with their coverage of his stunt sentences for petty crimes.

One person can make a difference if that one person is committed to making a difference. - James Hood

[ Parent ]
Poe was also a judge, county I think (I've been gone too long to have any accurate memory) . Kingwood is a lovely area (2.00 / 5)
where I worked for about 20 years.  It is quite conservative and I seem to remember that he was pretty much a jerk.  Sadly, some things never change.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
Fuck em all,with a rusty pipe. (2.00 / 7)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

Perhaps a plank... (2.00 / 10)
from the destroyed section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk would be more fitting? :-P

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

[ Parent ]
Doug Lamborn wears a dreadful toupee. (2.00 / 6)
You comment made me picture him gettin' it with a rusty pipe while his hair pops off. :)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
this country really has jumped the shark... (2.00 / 8)
WTHeck is wrong with us..??

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

[ Parent ]
This makes me so angry. (2.00 / 18)
Here in NJ we pay more in federal taxes and get less back than any other state in the nation. Now when we need the help, all these idiots refuse to help us.  

As a Michigander I know that well (2.00 / 19)
When we were economically on our knees when the auto industry was collapsing, these same cast of characters were determined to do the same. And yes, we are a tax donor state.

I'd like to say that I have been sufficiently inoculated by their stupidity, but that would be a lie.


[ Parent ]
Totally off-topic, but it's good to see you here n/t (2.00 / 14)


I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

[ Parent ]
Thanks, missed talking to you too (2.00 / 13)
Purple is a soothing color, it seems.  

[ Parent ]
Very soothing, although you missed some excitement earlier... (2.00 / 12)
I know I should come and check out The People's View again, which I'm sure I'll do in time.  At the moment I'm just enjoying being away from a certain other site for the past week and change.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.

[ Parent ]
I think I saw (2.00 / 8)
a comment or two about harassment.  I figured I didn't know enough about things here to seek out and comment.  I'm sure the PTB here can do fine without my input.

[ Parent ]
By the way (2.00 / 7)
It is a fun time over at TPV.  This might be some of Deaniac's best writing.  

[ Parent ]
I don't really understand. (2.00 / 7)
Politicians vote the way they do in Congress to get votes and contributions so they can keep their jobs, right? Okay, so who are these voters they are anticipating WON'T vote for them if they support a relief package? Are Republican voters really that callous.

Uh, forget I asked that. Common sense just answered my question.

Sadly, my father is probably one of those Republicans who would be pissed at a GOP Rep who voted to help New Jersey.

**shakes head**

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


It does make you shake your head. (2.00 / 6)
... so who are these voters they are anticipating WON'T vote for them if they support a relief package?

Club for Growth, Freedomworks, Americans for Prosperity, the Heritage Foundation and others have spent megabucks over many years promoting The Deficit as the number one issue for millions of voters. I am not sure that all the voters are callous but many of them have been scared. And railing against The Deficit gives cover to those who are actually railing against our black president and what they are convinced is him giving money hand over fist to people who don't deserve it: like hurricane victims,I guess.

Remember Republicans are the ones who called the social safety net a hammock.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
My thoughts exactly sricki. (2.00 / 1)
In Michigan the entire gop delegation voted against. Despite the fact that West Michigan is one of the most overtly "Christian" area's in the country, we voted against helping neighbors in trouble. As much as I'd like to think otherwise, my neighbors(in west mi) must feel the same way. They can't believe its just godless liberals with their homes washed away, so they must just not care.

 If someone keeps telling you that they are an asshole, at some point you have to take them at their word.


[ Parent ]
How many of those 180 voted to keep funding (2.00 / 6)
George W. Bush's war of choice in Iraq and ballooning the deficit?

One of the funniest things I heard a Republican congressman say in the debate yesterday was that the country just can't keep spending money it does not have with no accountability.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

We are still wondering about the $9 billion that went missing in Iraq.  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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