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Roll call vote: The first vote of the 111th Congress

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 12, 2009 06:39 AM

Hey, did you know the Senate was in session yesterday? Harry Reid gathered up his troops for a weekend vote on the massive omnibus lands bill I told you about last week. In a rebuke to conservative GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, the Dems (along with 12 go-along, get-along, spend-a-lot Republicans) agreed to proceed with a mega-package of some 160 lands-related separate measures wrapped up in a big government bow and stuffed with earmarks.

Here’s the roll call vote, with the big-spending GOP dozen who joined the Democrats underlined in yellow. Appropriate color, I think:

Jim DeMint didn’t mince any words when calling out the capitulationist Republican 12 who aided Reid and the Dems. Dingy Harry has blocked Republicans from proposing any amendments to the package. The Bend-over GOP Dozen deserve a smack upside the head.

Says DeMint:

A dozen Republicans did vote for the measure, which irritated Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, one of Mr. Coburn’s chief allies.

“If my colleagues on my side continue to accept this, there’s going to be no such thing as a Republican Party,” he said.

Yup, here’s your rebranding:

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