Smilin' Norm Coleman hated that dreaded filibuster when he was in the majority party. He even hinted at his willingness to support the 'nuclear option' to prevent Dems from filibustering judicial nominees. His contempt for the filibuster even required him to vote in favor of cloture on a bill that would open up ANWR for drilling. Smilin' Norm opposes drilling in ANWR with all his soul, mind you, but he really, REALLY believes in up-or-down votes. He had to vote for cloture on ANWR, even if his vote meant that he would be breaking a campaign promise (Democrats successfully filibustered the energy bill despite Coleman's vote, which allowed Coleman to vote against drilling in ANWR after the bill had been amended.)
That was then, as they say, and this is now. Smilin' Norm voted with his party to prevent a vote on the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007. I guess if there's one thing Smilin' Norm is more passionate about that up-or-down votes, it's screwing working people.
If you call screwing the working man rejecting a bill that forces people to have to have their vote public. I want the freedom to vote in private, just like I vote on every other issue.
Let's see, workers and unions supported the bill and big business didn't. Now which vote would be screwing the working man again?<< Home