Wednesday, October 3, 2007

SCHIP Veto Pop Quiz

What do the following members* of Congress have in common? Aderholt, Akin, Alexander, Bachmann, Bachus, Baker, Barrett (SC), Bartlett (MD), Barton (TX), Biggert, Bilbray,
Bilirakis, Bishop (UT), Blackburn, Blunt, Boehner, Bonner, Boozman, Boren, Boustany, Brady (TX), Broun (GA), Brown (SC),Brown-Waite Ginny, Burgess, Burton (IN),Buyer, Calvert, Camp (MI), Campbell (CA), Cannon, Cantor, Carter, Castor,Chabot, Coble, Cole (OK), Conaway, Crenshaw, Culberson, Davis (KY),Davis David, Deal (GA),Diaz-Balart, L., Diaz-Balart, M., Doolittle, Drake, Dreier, Duncan, Etheridge, Everett, Fallin, Feeney, Flake, Forbes, Fortenberry, Foxx, Franks (AZ), Frelinghuysen, Gallegly, Garrett (NJ), Gingrey, Gohmert, Goode, Goodlatte, Granger, Graves, Hall (TX), Hastert, Hastings (WA), Hayes, Heller, Hensarling, Hill,Hoekstra, Hulshof, Hunter, Inglis (SC), Issa, Johnson (IL), Johnson Sam, Jones (NC), Jordan, Keller, King (IA),Kingston, Kline (MN), Knollenberg, Kucinich, Kuhl (NY), Lamborn, Lewis (CA), Lewis (KY), Linder, Lucas, Lungren Daniel E., Mack, Manzullo, Marchant, Marshall, McCarthy (CA), McCaul (TX), McCotter, McCrery, McHenry, McIntyre, McKeon, Mica, Miller (FL), Miller Gary, Musgrave, Myrick, Neugebauer, Nunes, Paul, Pearce, Pence, Peterson (PA), Pickering, Pitts, Price (GA), Putnam, Radanovich, Reynolds, Rogers (AL), Rogers (KY), Rogers (MI), Rohrabacher, Ros-Lehtinen, Roskam, Royce, Ryan (WI), Sali, Saxton, Schmidt, Sensenbrenner, Sessions, Shadegg, Shimkus, Shuster, Smith (NE), Smith (TX), Souder, Stearns, Sullivan, Tancredo, Taylor, Terry, Thornberry, Tiahrt, Walberg, Walden (OR),Wamp, Weldon (FL),Weller, Westmoreland, Whitfield, Wicker, Wilson (SC).

A) They All Voted Against SCHIP Reauthorization which would provide medical coverage to ten million uninsured American children;

B) They All Voted Againist Legislation Supported By More Than 7 Out Of 10 Americans, including 61% of Republicans;

C) Many are standing shoulder to shoulder with an unpopular lame duck President who believes his quasi religious belief in his decidedly unChristian political ideology is more important than his responsibility to make sure millions of uninsured American children receive health care;

D) Many are in their last terms as members of Congress; or

E) All Of The Above.

* The original word "embers" was a typo, but on reflection that might be a apt description.

If you answered All of the Above you are correct. Given a choice between nearly all Americans, including 61% of their own party, and an unpopular lame duck President this crowd of cluesless Representatives chose to support the President and the brain dead ideology of Heritage Foundation. If your representative is on the list you might ask him or her why.

Extra credit if you can tell us why Dennis Kucinich is on the list.