Surrender Monkey Friday: Senate Votes Against Earmark Moratorium

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The Surrender Monkey is really happy today, since it was not just Democrats surrendering, but a good chunk of Republicans, as well. How? (Fox News)

The Senate rejected calls from both parties’ presidential candidates to take an election-year break from pork-barrel spending as a Democratic-run Congress pushed budget plans that would torpedo hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts won by President Bush.

John McCain, the GOP nominee-to-be, couldn’t attract even a majority of Senate Republicans to vote with him Thursday night behind the earmark moratorium touted by party conservatives as a way to restore the GOP’s credibility with voters.

It failed on a 71-29 vote. Only three Democrats joined with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama in voting for it.

Stupendous! We see where the priorities of the majority of Senate critters lies. Twenty six Republicans jumped over to vote against restraining pork barrel spending for one year. Captain Ed has the breakdown of all those who voted against the bill. And then Republicans wonder why the base is so pissed off at them, they have a hard time raising money, and have a hard time getting Republican voters excited.

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