Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Unity at last!

At last, the true progressives and the hardcore cons in Congress are united!

Well, united in their opposition to HR3087, if not united in their reasons for said opposition.

By a 377 - 46 vote, the House passed the benighted HR3087, the Iraq redeployment plan discussion bill that I griped about in my last post.

Voting against the bill was a politically diverse group that included ardent conservatives/war hawks Steve Buyer (R-IN), Tom Tancredo (R-CO) and Chris Cannon (R-UT) and devout progressives Barney Frank (D-MA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).

This unusual unity even landed close to home, with three of Arizona's own, Raul Grijalva (D), Jeff Flake (R), and Trent Franks (R) all voting against the bill.

Does anyone know the last time when that combination was on the same side of a non-fluff bill?


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