8 Republicans Out
Actually, it is 7 men and 1 woman out but I liked the title of the movie about the Black Sox Scandal back in 1919! Before we are officially choked with Harry Reid’s Dream Act and forced to accept amnesty, I wanted to point out who the special Representatives of the Republican Party are that helped to further this nightmare! The below REPUBLICANS are the reason that Harry Reid has another chance to force Amnesty thru the Dream Act down our throats.
These are THE ONLY REPUBLICANS that voted to advance the Dream Act bill. Without them it would have died. When reviewing the characteristics of the 8 republicans that voted for this bill one would be hard pressed not to notice that 5 of them come from families that immigrated to the US. Four of the representatives could be said to be hold a case of “sour grapes.” Two of these representatives are blood brothers. One may as well have done a Chicken Little act by attacking fellow republicans for not believing in the global warming scam. (constituents did not like that) One representative was there for a 7 month term and could not get re-elected. No surprise there as he has a history of short terms in office! Hopefully the good people of Florida will express their gratitude at the polls in the next elections! Maybe the voters in Delaware will remember Mike Castle’s parting gift when he attempts his comeback in 2012! If you can Remember the Alamo – I hope all of you will remember these 8 republicans and pay your respects for the damage they attempted/caused in the future!
5 out of 8 born into immigrant families – 3 Cuban, 1 Vietnamese and 1 Chines/Thai
4 out of 8 defeated in Nov. 2010 –
2 are brothers – one of which is championing online gambling which is a project of Harry Reid.
1 By special election for 7 months then defeated
And the Losers are:
DELAWARE – Republican — Mike Castle- (born July 2, 1939) is the U.S. Representative for Delaware’s At-large congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district, which is the oldest in the nation, incorporates the entire state of Delaware. He is the longest-serving U.S. Representative in the state’s history. Prior to his election to Congress, Castle served as a member of the Delaware General Assembly, first in the State House of Representatives (1966-1967) and then in the State Senate (1968-1976). He was the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware from 1981 to 1985, and the 69th Governor of Delaware from 1985 to 1992. On October 6, 2009, Castle announced his candidacy in the 2010 special election for the seat in the United States Senate currently held by Democrat Ted Kaufman. Kaufman was appointed by Governor Ruth Ann Minner to fill the vacancy created by Joe Biden, who resigned to become Vice President of the United States; and is not a candidate in the special election. The election will determine who will fill the balance of Biden’s term, which ends on January 3, 2015. In one of the most surprising election results of the 2010 campaign season, Castle was defeated in the Republican primary for the US Senate seat by Christine O’Donnell. He would have been heavily favored against Chris Coons in the general election.
HAWAII – Republican – Djou – The urban Honolulu seat vacated by the resignation of Democrat Neil Abercrombie — who quit to run for governor — has not elected a Republican to Congress since Rep Pat Saiki (R-HI) quit to run for Senate in 1990. It’s “Hawaii Republican Congressman Charles Djou” now! Djou will fill the remaining seven months of Abercrombie’s term starting May 24th 2010. Chinese: 周永康, Pinyin: Zhōu Yǒngkāng; born August 9, 1970) is the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district. As a member of the Republican Party, Djou won his congressional seat in a special election in May 2010, but was defeated in the general election in November 2010.
LOUISIANA – Republican – Anh “Joseph” Quang Cao Vietnamese: Cao Quang Ánh; English pronunciation: /ˈɡaʊ/ gow; born March 13, 1967 in Saigon, South Vietnam is the U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2009. Cao was defeated in 2010 and will leave office in January 2011. He is the first Vietnamese American, as well as the first native of Vietnam, to serve in Congress, and the first Republican to serve in his district since 1891.
MICHIGAN – Republican – Ehlers On Feb. 2nd 2010 Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers announced his retirement this morning, the 17th Republican to decide against seeking re-election to the next Congress. “I don’t want to stay in office so long that people will say you should have left five years ago,” How do you like his parting gift to America now? The Dream Act want concern this 76 year old retiree much longer!
SOUTH CAROLINA – Republican – Inglis Rep. Bob Inglis, the defeated South Carolina Republican who is attacking climate skepticism in the GOP ranks, says his belief in global warming put him on “Satan’s side” in some voters’ eyes.
Florida – Republican – Diaz-Balart, L. (brother is below) Diaz-Balart was born in Havana, Cuba to the late Cuban politician Rafael Diaz-Balart and Hilda Caballero Brunet. His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was the first wife of Fidel Castro. Her son, and his cousin, is Fidel Ángel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart. His uncle is the Cuban-Spanish painter, Waldo Díaz-Balart. He was educated at American School of Madrid, Madrid, Spain; New College of Florida; and Case Western Reserve University, from which he earned a law degree. Supports the legalization of online gambling also with Harry Reid!
Florida – Republican – Diaz-Balart, M (brother – not misprint) On February 11, 2010, Diaz-Balart announced his intention to seek election in Florida’s 21st congressional district — being vacated by his brother, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart — rather than the 25th district. Although it is widely believed that Mario Diaz-Balart drew the 25th for himself, it is actually a slightly marginal district on paper. In contrast, the 21st is considered the most Republican district in the Miami area. On April 30, qualifying closed for the 21st Congressional District race, with no other candidate qualifying other than Representative Diaz-Balart. Therefore, he has been reelected to the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress without opposition.
Florida – Republican – Ros-Lehtinen was born in Havana, Cuba, one of two children born to Enrique Ros and his wife, Amanda Adato. Ros-Lehtinen stirred controversy by calling for the assassination of Cuban Leader Fidel Castro. She appears in the British documentary 638 Ways to Kill Castro, saying: “I welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate Fidel Castro and any leader who is oppressing the people.” After a 28-second clip began circulating on the Internet, she claimed the filmmakers spliced clips together to get the sound bite. Twenty-four hours after the controversy erupted, director Dollan Cannell sent unedited tapes of his interview with Ros-Lehtinen to reporters. The uncut version contradicted Ros-Lehtinen’s response and showed that she had twice welcomed an attempt on Castro’s life. Though she attempted to distance herself from her denial, filmmaker Cannell requested an apology, which has not been forthcoming