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HB57 - Meet The 7 Democrats Who Voted For Mary Sue McClurkin's TRAP Bill!

by: countrycat

Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:52:26 AM CST


It was a sorry spectacle yesterday on the floor of the Alabama House.  Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin's bill that is specifically designed to close every women's clinic in Alabama passed 73-23.  Many Democrats led a valiant effort to inject some sanity into the debate, but since they were using actual... you know... facts, they were no match for the breathtaking ignorance of McClurkin.  spineless Democrats

During the debate on this and other bills, she asserted that there is "no medical reason" to use birth control bills except for contraception and said that she'd never heard of either the "Violence Against Women Act" or Lilly Ledbetter.  When someone explained the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to McClurkin, she laughed: "Oh, I don't think I would support that!"

In the face of such abysmal ignorance and ineptitude, there was only one thing for 13 7 Democrats to do: vote in favor of McClurkin's bill.

Yesterday, Julie helpfully posted an Honor Roll of legislators who fought the bill.  Today I bring you the Roll of Shame - those Democratic legislators who supported McClurkin.  And the biggest shame of all is that this list includes the House Democratic Minority Leader (and possible candidate for governor) Craig Ford.

Here are the Democratic "yes" votes on the bill:

  1. Elaine Beech  HD-65
  2. Daniel Boman  HD-16
  3. Alan Boothe  HD-89 --  Alison DB bio
  4. Greg Burdine   HD-1
  5. Minority Leader Craig Ford  HD-28
  6. Lynn Greer  HD-2  --  Alison DB bio
  7. Alan Harper  HD-61  --  Alison DB bio
  8. Joe Hubbard   HD-73   et tu, Joe?
  9. Steve Hurst  HD-35  --  Alison DB bio
  10. Mike Millican  HD-17  -- Alison DB bio
  11. Johnny Morrow  HD-18
  12. John Robinson  HD-23
  13. Lesley Vance  HD-80 --  Alison DB bio

No doubt in 2014, this group will be touting their Democratic credentials and asking us to contribute our time and money to their campaigns.  They better hope that a lot of us have short memories.

UPDATE!  I've updated the post to note the party switchers.  OpenBama, generally the go-to place for legislative info hasn't updated their database of legislators.  For those former Democrats (who we don't miss a bit), who switched parties, I've included their bios from the Alabama legislature Web site.

Thank you, Captain America for catching that mistake!

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Mike Millican (4.00 / 1)

actually SLEPT during a lot of the hearing on HB57. If we have Democrats who don't support Democratic values, we have...more Republicans.

Now McClurkin's district has a higher quota of college educated professionals than most in Alabama. They are able to read. Might be they don't know what their Rep. is up to in some cases. 

We need to start publishing district names I think - McClurkin is Indian Springs. Lots of people don't know their voting district and these little numbers don't give them a clue. Think it's worthwhile?

 



A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. -Churchill

It is worthwhile, but it's time consuming (0.00 / 0)
and I stretched for time today.  I did include the links to their bios and that has their counties, cities, etc.

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
Many of these aren't Dems, including: (4.00 / 1)
Booth, Greer, Harper, Hurst, Millican, Vance

You mean metaphorically (0.00 / 0)

or are they actual Republicans?  I checked their bios and they run as Democrats.  How they vote... that's another matter.

Greer's the guy who sponsored the contraception "opt-out" bill that also passed the House yesterday.

At least Craig Ford voted no on that one...



"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
No, the ones I've mentioned are actual Republicans. (4.00 / 1)
A few switched in early 2011, Harper switched more recently. Greer has been a Republican for many years now.

[ Parent ]
updating, thanks! (0.00 / 0)
And sending a note to the OpenBama folks!  :-)

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
Didn't Boman also switch parties? (0.00 / 0)
Doesn't really matter - they're all brainless, ignorant, stupid dicks.

Elected as an R, then switched to a D (4.00 / 1)


[ Parent ]
also meant to say (4.00 / 1)

That I loved being to type  "Thank you, Captain America..."

It made me feel like a character in a superhero story!  :-)



"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
Joe Hubbard (4.00 / 1)
Say it ain't so, Joe!

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