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House fails to override Veto on bill that restricts torture

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Bush vetoed a bill that would restrict torture to the nineteen methods listed in the Army manual. A lot of people have arguments over the definition of torture - but I can make it simple: If it IS NOT torture, then let me do it to YOU!

I am really disappointed that the vote in the House of Representatives fell short of the two-thirds majority required to overturn the veto. The vote was 225-118 and mostly fell across party lines.

The representatives who voted against this bill no longer deserve to represent "the people" and I hope each of you reading this will express your opinion by voting them out of office during the next election.

If they don?t have the balls to stand up against torture - they suck as human beings and are spineless. This issue is not about politics - it is about what is right and what is humane. Many of the techniques now "legal" were used at the Nazi concentration camps during the holocaust. America - we can do much better than this!

188 NAYS: 2 Democrats / 185 Republicans / 17 No Votes

Here is an alphabetical list of those who failed us.

The following idiots voted NO:
Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
Bachmann
Bachus
Barrett (SC)
Barton (TX)
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehner
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boozman
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Broun (GA)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Buchanan
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp (MI)
Campbell (CA)
Cannon
Cantor
Carter
Castle
Chabot
Cole (OK)
Conaway
Crenshaw
Cubin
Culberson
Davis, David
Davis, Tom
Deal (GA)
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Doolittle
Drake
Dreier
Duncan
Ehlers
Emerson
English (PA)
Everett
Fallin
Feeney
Ferguson
Flake
Forbes
Fortenberry
Fossella
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gerlach
Gingrey
Gohmert
Goode
Goodlatte
Granger
Graves
Hall (TX)
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Heller
Hensarling
Herger
Hobson
Hoekstra
Hulshof
Hunter
Inglis (SC)
Issa
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Jordan
Keller
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Kline (MN)
Knollenberg
Kucinich
Kuhl (NY)
LaHood
Lamborn
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Linder
LoBiondo
Lucas
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marshall
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul (TX)
McCotter
McCrery
McHenry
McHugh
McKeon
McMorris Rodgers
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Musgrave
Myrick
Neugebauer
Nunes
Pearce
Pence
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pitts
Platts
Poe
Porter
Price (GA)
Putnam
Ramstad
Regula
Rehberg
Reichert
Renzi
Reynolds
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Roskam
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Sali
Saxton
Schmidt
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Shays
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (NE)
Smith (TX)
Souder
Stearns
Sullivan
Terry
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Turner
Upton
Walberg
Walden (OR)
Walsh (NY)
Wamp
Waters
Weldon (FL)
Weller
Westmoreland
Whitfield (KY)
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (SC)
Wittman (VA)
Wolf
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

These folks decided not to vote:
Capito
Coble
Davis (KY)
Dent
Hooley
Kilpatrick
Mitchell
Oberstar
Pryce (OH)
Radanovich
Rangel
Ros-Lehtinen
Rush
Schwartz
Tancredo
Thompson (MS)
Woolsey

I hope all of my fellow citizens will join me at the voting booth and vote these people out of office.

-- Gary Wright II

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