I heard on CNN this evening that the cost of the bailout will be 850 billion dollars. The only thing I have to say is vote them out. According to about.com the Senators in the chart at the bottom of the post are up for reelection this year. Please be proactive and tell your friends in their states not to vote for them and to give money and votes to the opposing campaign I will be donating a small amount to Guy Davis who is running against Saxby Chambliss the senatorial candidate in Georgia, I will follow up my donation with a vote. With diebold voting machines we still are not sure that our votes are being counted but have faith.
When Webb of Virginia was up for reelection I made sure I called my homefolk in Southern Virginia and told them that Webb’s Democratic opponent participated in outsourcing. Prior to this call they were on the other Democratic guy’s team. However after I explained to them that this particular man’s business was outsourcing they changed who they planned to support. Some of them had even volunteered for the campaign but immediately stopped volunteering after they received more information about the other candidate and passed the word. The other candidate won Northern Virginia but lost factory based Southern and Eastern Virginia. I say all of this to say that the Senate can not be so arrogant with our support and ignore the will of the people. You can make a difference. Call your family and friends and tell them to vote against this bill by voting the Senators out who voted for it. There should be no safe seats. What Bush and Paulson did to the markets was terrible, they essentially played the role of a hedge fund operators by saying something about the market and making it true by fearing investors. Personally the way the stock market is doing business by responding to fear is rather strange. It seems pretty clear cut that computer modeling ought to be able to tell you how a company is actually doing. Oh I forgot some companies are cooking the books so that no one really knows whats going on and Paulson plans to bail his friends out who are doing this by giving them money. CALL YOUR FRIENDS AND HOMEFOLK! TELL THEM TO EXPRESS THEIR ANGER WITH A VOTE AGAINST THE SENATORS BELOW!
In any event the list of Senators seeking reelection follows below. I need to verify who voted for the bill and who did not but please, please, please if you know of individuals in the states that these Senators are from please tell them to vote these individuals out of office, even though Biden will probably be Vice President we need him voted out on the ballot. Here is the list according to about.com As for Obama, is anyone really believing that he would not have voted for the war, we are watching what he does and not what he says, furthermore does anyone doubt that he was the one who put in the provision to give ACORN money probably in the Rezco manner of give me some later or give me a high priced gift. I am still trying to support a democrat for the presidency because the Republican tricks as illustrated by the Bushs’ are just totally outrageous, wasn’t the last Bank bailout when Bush Sr was VP or President. They have robbing the American people down to a science, even now I’m pretty doubtful that eight years of a democratic presidency can help us recover from this Republican Administration. Welcome to the Banana Republic of the U.S.
US Senate Seats Up For Re-Election
3 October 2007
The following chart reflects the potential that a seat might change parties in this election cycle; it is based on analysis from several election consultants.
Going into this election, the Democrats are at an advantage because most of the seats (22) are held by Republicans. Thus, they have fewer seats (12) to defend.
Eight of the 33 are first-term Senators; only one of these is a Democrat. One, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) was re-elected in 2002 after retiring in 2000.
There is one special election, in Wyoming (which will elect two Senators in November).
Five senators have announced retirement. Should Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) not be nominated for President, he will run for re-election. Tim Johnson (D-SD) is still recovering from brain surgery.
The legend for the chart: