Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Roll of Shame: GOP Pols and their SOTU Dem Babysitters

Remind me not to work on or contribute to the campaigns of the Republicans who can't wait to play State-of-the-Union footsie with their Dem babysitters.

List from the Washington Post via Sister Toldjah
* Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

* Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

*Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

* Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

*Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.)

*Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Rep. Don Young (D-Alaska)

*Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

* Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.)

* Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

* Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

* Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) and Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.)

* Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)

* Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

* Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) and Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.)

* Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)

* Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) and Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.)

* Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) and Rep. Luis Guttierez (D-Ill.)

* Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)

* Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

* Rep. Tim Holden (D-Penn.) and Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Penn.)

* Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.)

* Colorado's House Delegation: Reps. Mike Coffman (R), Diana DeGette (D), Cory Gardner (R), Doug Lamborn (R), Ed Perlmutter (D), Jared Polis (D), Scott Tipton (R)

*Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)

*Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Rep. Renee Elmers (R-N.C.)

*Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) and Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

*Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

*Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

*Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)

*Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

*Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

*Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) and Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.).

*Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.) and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)

*Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.)

*Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)

*Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.)

*Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (R-Mich.)

*Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) and Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.)

*Georgia Reps. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

*Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.)

*Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.)

*Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

*Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Reps. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) and Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.)
More about these pairings here.


  1. I expect this from Murky and other RINOs. But Rubio? Seriously? And Thune, Cantor, and King?

    Love the pic BTW. pjToddler (on my lap) loved it.

  2. I used to feel good about King. But since the Tucson massacre, he's been acting much differently, wanting one-on-one protection of Congress folk and now sitting down with Weiner, of all people! I wonder what he knows.

    Michelle Bachmann was great! We won't give up.

    Wishing pjToddler sweet dreams!

  3. Understand re King. And ditto re Bachmann.

    Let's hope on the last. She's nearly three. I can count on one hand the number of nights she's slept through. We were doing really well until she got sick before NYE.

    Three years. No wonder I'm tired, right? ; )

  4. you know what, now that it is over, I think it worked out. There was much less clapping this time around. Granted the speech was not one of his best, but when has that ever stopped them before?

  5. @conservative girl - I didn't watch Obama's speech, so I'll take your word on that. I'm suspicious though. My questions:

    1. Is this a precedent that will be followed when Dems have the majority? I don't see Dems giving up any perceived advantage in the service of "civility."(Those memorable words "We won" spring to mind.)

    2. Isn't there enough voter apathy due to the feeling (observation?) that "it's all one party anyway" without further discouraging voters? I'd definitely like to see a little show of strength for my political views after working hard to get someone elected, not a chameleon-like fading into the woodwork.

    3. I know many Conservatives are feeling intimidated following the blaming of the Tucson shootings on Conservative rhetoric. In areas where Conservatives are greatly outnumbered and are viewed with real revulsion by Progs, it is natural for some Conservatives to wonder if their safety hasn't been compromised by GOP politicians caving in to the argument that Conservative rhetoric is dangerous. It's one thing for a former Marine who can "take care of himself" to say what he's thinking and another to be a single mom wondering if she dare put out a Republican lawn sign without retaliation.

  6. Rep. King got his start in Congress with campaign money from the IRA and Sinn Fein. I guess Irish terrorists are ok? Now he's promoting Wilson's Espionage Act of 1918, which was meant to shut down dissent of those pointing out the falseness of the propaganda of WW1. One poor guy went to jail for making a movie about the American Revolution because it painted the British in a bad light. Rep. King seems quite the statist to me.

    I'd check the rest of them against the CFR membership list - might be revealing.