May 03, 2009

Rate the Weasel - Marsha Blackburn

So I screwed up yesterday, I wanted to give someone a good grade on but I forgot it was only for national politicians not state. I was going to rate Bobby Jindal yesterday, but was forced, with glee ,to give The Banking Queen another F. So today I rectify my mistake yesterday and I give you:

Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn

(born June 6, 1952 in Laurel, Mississippi) is a Tennessee politician. A member of the Republican Party, she represents Tennessee's 7th congressional district, which stretches from the suburbs of Nashville to the suburbs of Memphis.

She won elective office for the first time is 1998, when she was elected to the Tennessee State Senate, representing Williamson County and a sliver of Davidson County. She led efforts to prevent the passage of a state income tax championed by Governor Don Sundquist.

She was unopposed for reelection in 2004, which is somewhat unusual for a freshman member of Congress, even from a district as heavily Republican as the 7th. But Washingtonian's September 2004 Best and Worst of Congress, obtained from a survey of Congressional aides, identified Blackburn as one of the three best freshman members.

Blackburn is a staunch fiscal and social conservative, which is not surprising given the nature of her district. She is regarded as something of a "rising star" in Republican circles and is considered by some to have appreciably more influence than is typical of a three-term legislator. Despite this, she was defeated in November 2007 for the position of Republican Conference chairman. Some had speculated she would run for Bill Frist's U.S. Senate seat in 2006; however, she chose to run for a third House term. Unlike most female Representatives, she prefers to be called "Congressman Blackburn."

Marsha Blackburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This one is kinda long, read the votes…I was amazed.

  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 25% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated 97% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Rated “A” by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Supported the completion of the US mission in Iraq. (Feb 2007)

This woman is Fantastic! I may decide it needs to be a Palin/Blackburn ticket in 2012. For all of this, including making me feel guilty for still labeling her a weasel…An being kinda hot for a gal old enough to be my mom. BUT MOST OF ALL for totally kicking Algore in the testes during his hearing

She gets a Perfect


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