Monday, June 26, 2006

New Jersey's Shame...

....is its two far-left wing Democratic Senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez. Talk about "selected not elected" - Lautenberg was a late (illegal) switch in the November 2002 Senatorial election for the Democrats, when it became apparent that incumbant Bob "The Torch" Torricelli was about to lose the elecion. Menedez was selected by Jon Corzine to take (and hopefully hold) his Senate seat once he become governor.

How far out of the New Jersey mainstream are these two losers?

Question: On the Amendment (Kerry Amdt. No. 4442 )
Vote Number: 181
Vote Date: June 22, 2006, 11:07 AM
Vote Result: Amendment Rejected


Statement of Purpose:
To require the redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq in order to further a political solution in Iraq, encourage the people of Iraq to provide for their own security, and achieve victory in the war on terror



YEAs
13
NAYs
86
Not Voting
1


Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea

So both New Jersey Senators, representing 100% of the state, voted with only 11 other hardcore leftists for the Kerry amendment; which uses the word "redeployment" in place of "retreat" in Iraq. While Kerry won New Jersey in '04, it was only by a 6% margin (unlike the 20% Gore won with in 2000).

So who are Menedez and Lautenberg representing? The people of New Jersey (whom I guess they feel no responsibility to, as neither worked a campiagn cycle) or to the far-left of the national Democratic party?

Not much about it in the media, of course, as they support these positions yet know what the repecussions would be if the votes were exposed. Let's hope Kean Jr. (R), running against Menedez in November, makes sure he exposes Menedez's vote for military surrender and national disgrace. As for Lautenberg, well, he's a goner in '08; but will the weak and virtually worthless New Jersey Republican Party be able to provide a suitable challenger for the seat?

1 comment:

Rick(lude) said...

Well this has confirmed my personal opinion of these two loosers. Thanks for the info.

Rick