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    That I will be voting for Democrat Charles Melancon in the race for U S Senate over Republican David Vitter!

    I've always considered Vitter an empty suit that follows GOP orders in lock-step. I don't think he has ever had an original thought and he is in bed with the religious right.

    Whereas, Charlie Melancon is is a free-thinking moderate. He is on record for opposing Obamacare, the Stimulus spending and lobbied hard against the drilling ban in the gulf. Charlie was much more involved with containment and cleanup than Vitter and I think he will accomplish more for the state. Dems accuse him of being too Conservative.

    Plus, Charlie is of Cajun decent.
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    That I will be voting for Democrat Charles Melancon in the race for U S Senate over Republican David Vitter!

    I've always considered Vitter an empty suit that follows GOP orders in lock-step. I don't think he has ever had an original thought and he is in bed with the religious right.

    Whereas, Charlie Melancon is is a free-thinking moderate. He is on record for opposing Obamacare, the Stimulus spending and lobbied hard against the drilling ban in the gulf. Charlie was much more involved with containment and cleanup than Vitter and I think he will accomplish more for the state. Dems accuse him of being too Conservative.

    Plus, Charlie is of Cajun decent.
    Melancon votes the party line 92.9% of the time.
    Voted FOR Obama care.


    Vitter goes party line 95% of the time.
    NRA endorsed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Melancon votes the party line 92.9% of the time.
    Voted FOR Obama care.


    Vitter goes party line 95% of the time.
    NRA endorsed.


    RK
    RK, where are you getting you info from?


    America's Affordable Health Choices Act
    On July 31, 2009, Melançon voted against the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200) in the Energy and Commerce Committee. Melançon explained in a statement that he voted against the bill for reasons including its potential effects on small businesses, and increases in taxes. Melançon said he was concerned that “the public option, as designed, would unfairly undercut anything the private sector could offer.” Melançon also noted that the bill does not do enough to address the need for more providers in rural communities.[7]
    Melancon also voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010,[8] because it "doesn’t work for Louisiana."
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    That I will be voting for Democrat Charles Melancon in the race for U S Senate over Republican David Vitter!

    I've always considered Vitter an empty suit that follows GOP orders in lock-step. I don't think he has ever had an original thought and he is in bed with the religious right.

    Whereas, Charlie Melancon is is a free-thinking moderate. He is on record for opposing Obamacare, the Stimulus spending and lobbied hard against the drilling ban in the gulf. Charlie was much more involved with containment and cleanup than Vitter and I think he will accomplish more for the state. Dems accuse him of being too Conservative.

    Plus, Charlie is of Cajun decent.

    It matters not HOW conservative he is seen by the Democrats, he's in the Obama camp.

    You have succeded in duping yourself into believing he will vote in a manner you like. Won't happen. He either follows the liberal/socialistic crowd, or he's chastised.

    FWIW...there's no such thing as a 'free-thinking moderate'. When the Democrats need his vote to pass whatever, you can bet he'll play their game.

    Until there are term limits in place on the national level, I can only sit by and hope real true conservatives in that state will not follow your lead.

    We in Sodak have a similar situation for our Congressional seat. The Democrat now in office who has voted with Pelosi over 90% of the time, and the 10% was when her vote wasn't needed for that bill to pass...like the Obamacare bill. That is what she is running on...like we are to believe she is against all the garbage the Democrats have shoved down the throats of the electorate, because she didn't vote for 100% of it. What a farce.

    There is no way in hell you can believe in this time in history, you can expect to vote for an individual anymore. Everything is party related. You might feel good for how you voted, but when another of Obama's bills are passed through the Senate, you can take pride in having supported that by voting for your "moderate".

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    Maybe I'm missing it RK but i don't see a vote for obama care on that site at all...

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    There are 3 articles in "2The Advocate."
    2 say he voted for it (Obama Care) 1 says he did not.


    2 also say he voted for the bail out.

    So........I don't know what he did.
    But it is also not on his voting record?



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    Democrats voting against it.

    Here is a list of Democrats who voted against the bill:

    • Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.)
    • Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.)
    • Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.)
    • Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)
    • Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.)
    • Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.)
    • Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.)
    • Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)
    • Rep. Ben Chandler (D-K.Y.)
    • Rep. Travis Childers(D-Miss.)
    • Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.)
    • Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.)
    • Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas)
    • Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.)
    • Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.)
    • Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.)
    • Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.)
    • Rep. Daniel Lipinksi (D-Ill.)
    • Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.)
    • Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.)
    • Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah)
    • Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.)
    • Rep. Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.)
    • Rep. Charles Melancon (D-La.)
    • Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho)
    • Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.)
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    There are 3 articles in "2The Advocate."
    2 say he voted for it (Obama Care) 1 says he did not.


    2 also say he voted for the bail out.

    So........I don't know what he did.
    But it is also not on his voting record?



    RK
    Rep David Vitter is telling voters in his TV ads that Melancon voted for it which is a lie that came out in last night's debate and Vitter mumbled and stumbled throught it when he was confronted with the facts.

    Regarding the bailouts; though he voted for them, he soon apologized to the voters of La. for not taking more time to consider the bailouts. That's good enough for me that he admits his mistakes.
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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    Vitter isn't worth a pile of dog dung piled eye-high.
    Total and complete lack of morals....even for a politician!

    Guys like him would push their own grandmothers down cement stairs to gain or maintain power.

    Good for you, Franco. If you need to borrow my flame suit, you're welcome to it. Its been battle tested.
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