Friday, September 10, 2010


Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:

Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) "said he plans to help push a package of small-business incentives through the Senate next week, a move that would give President Obama and congressional Democrats a key victory on the economy in the final weeks before the November midterm elections," the Washington Post reports.

Voinovich said he "could no longer support Republican efforts to delay the measure in hopes of winning the right to offer additional amendments" since most of the proposed GOP amendments "didn't have anything to do with the bill" anyway.

Said Voinovich: "We don't have time for messaging. We don't have time anymore. This country is really hurting."

I think the "retiring" part should be bolded, other than that good for Voinovich. This is the stuff that Senators are supposed to do. Party obligation does not trump an obligation to country.

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1 comment:

Tengrain said...

It's really frustrating, isn't it, that when they get beaten or decide to retire that the GOP sometimes breaks ranks and does the right thing.

Makes me wish that they would all retire. Oh, wait...