Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Constitutional Amendment Fails

The U.S. Senate voted today on a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration. The vote required a 2/3 majority vote to pass. Guess which Arkansas Senator voted against the Amendment. No, not Blanche Lincoln; surprisingly she did not vote with her leaders on this go-around. Mark Pryor, the conservative senator from Arkansas, voted in the negative.

Why does his one vote matter? The Amendment failed by one (1) vote.

But it gets even more strange. The Durbin Amendment, the Democratic alternative, failed 36-64. Pryor voted for this one. But Lincoln voted against it. Someone must have swapped Fruit Loops for her Wheaties is all I can figure. This isn't like Miss Blanche, voting with the Republicans this far away from a re-election bid.

Pryor's vote shows just how arrogant and out of touch he is.
Why is the vote failure Sen. Pryor's fault? Three Republicans voted against it.
It is as much Pryor's fault as it is any one who voted against the amendment. However, theose three Republicans as well as the other 30 Democrats do not live in Arkansas and we cannot hold them responsible. That would be up to their homestate to do so.
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