I’m not at all surprised that these four did this… they’re all examples of some of the most extreme politicians in positions of power, and DeMint and Ensign are some of the most corrupt politicians in Washington (I’m not very familiar with Lee, and Paul is new) but they deserve particular scorn for this.
I’d heap a portion of the same scorn for those who didn’t vote at all, but I’m not sure what their excuses are.
The four U.S. Senators voted to keep secret holds… where a single Senator can not only stop a bill, but it can be done without anyone knowing who it is. This cowardly tactic has been overused so much recently that this issue has become one of those rare things that everyone from left wingers to right wingers, and everyone in between, agrees has no worthwhile purpose.
Jim DeMint – South Carolina
Rand Paul – Kentucky
Mike Lee – Utah
John Ensign – Nevada
There is a chance I may be moving to one of these four states. If that ends up happening, you can be sure I’ll be helping the campaign of their opponents should they be at all moderate.