Feb 9, 2011

Republican "Tea Party" Caucus Votes Against the Constitution in Support of Unamerican Patriot Act

From The Examiner:

Fourty four out of the 52 Republican members the official 'Tea Party Caucus' voted to renew expiring provisions of the Patriot Act on February 8th. Seven out of the 26 Republican Congressmen who voted NO on the Patriot Act yeterday are listed on Michelle Bachmann's official 'Tea Party Caucus' list.  
The seven were Roscoe Bartlett [MD],Rob Bishop [UT], Paul Broun [GA], Tom Graves [GA], Kenny Marchant [TX], Tom McClintock [CA], and Denny Rehberg [MT].
Doug Lamborn of Colorado, another Tea Party Caucus member, is one of five Republicans who did not vote on the bill.  
The official published list posted on Bachmann's website includes 52 members. The list has not been updated since July 21, 2010. Some reps may consider themselves aligned with Tea party type values, but for one reason or another, refrain from joining the list.
Only the most naive Americans could possibly believe that the GOP's so-called "Tea Party Caucus" is anything other than a PR stunt, or that these creatures have any respect whatsoever for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The vote in support of these provisions is a vote for illegal and unconstitutional search, seizure and surveillance of the people of the United States by the federal government.  It is an abomination.  

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