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Thread #139416   Message #3198525
Posted By: Sawzaw
30-Jul-11 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
Subject: RE: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
To: msilva34@bloomberg.net

Lisa Lerer's article http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-26/republican-leaders-voted-for-drivers-of-u-s-debt-they-now-blame-on-obama.html under the heading of News is a glaring example of Bias in the media. It is not news. It is on a level with opinions posted in a Blog.

Her tement that: "TARP, the $700-billion bailout of banks, insurance and auto companies, has cost less than expected. McConnell, Boehner, Cantor and Ryan all voted in October 2008 for the program, which stoked the rise of the Tea Party movement." Is *intellectually dishonest because you left out the names of the Democrats that voted for TARP including Obama, Biden, Clinton, Reid and 35 other Democrats in the Senate that voted for the final version and passed the bill. Also of pertinence is the fact that 25 Republicans voted Nay vs 8 Democrats.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00212

Senator Obama said it was "a necessary thing to do"

YEAs ---74 ~ 39 Democrat   34 Republican    1 Independent

Obama (D-IL) Biden (D-DE) Clinton (D-NY) Byrd (D-WV) Reid (D-NV)
Schumer (D-NY) Boxer (D-CA) Dodd (D-CT) Kerry (D-MA) Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Bingaman (D-NM) Brown (D-OH) Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Conrad (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA) Inouye (D-HI) Klobuchar (D-MN) Kohl (D-WI) Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lincoln (D-AR) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-NE) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV) Salazar (D-CO) Webb (D-VA) Whitehouse (D-RI)

Lieberman (ID-CT)

Alexander (R-TN) Bennett (R-UT) Bond (R-MO) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK) Coleman (R-MN) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID) Domenici (R-NM) Ensign (R-NV) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ) Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) Murkowski (R-AK)
McConnell (R-KY) Smith (R-OR) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH) Thune (R-SD) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (R-VA)

NAYs ---25 ~ 15 Republican 8 Democrat 1 Independent

Allard (R-CO) Barrasso (R-WY) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY)
Cochran (R-MS) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC) Enzi (R-WY)
Inhofe (R-OK) Roberts (R-KS) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Sanders (I-VT)

Cantwell (D-WA) Dorgan (D-ND) Feingold (D-WI) Johnson (D-SD) Landrieu (D-LA)
Nelson (D-FL) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Wyden (D-OR)

* The conscious omission of aspects of the truth known or believed to be relevant in the particular context.