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Norquist says fiscal cliff deal is “technically” a tax cut. I say Norquist is technically FOS. His rationalization is pure sophistry.
Here are the five Republican Senators who voted no on the fiscal cliff. My two Georgia Senators were not on the list. Hopefully Saxby (Taxby) Chamblis will have a primary challenger in 2014.
Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Mike Lee (Utah), Richard Shelby (Ala.), and Chuck Grassley (Iowa).
Democrat moves to block Congressional pay raise. I believe Barrow is the last white Democrat to represent a non-minority majority district in the Deep South. He won a close race this time by spending a lot of money and running a very populists campaign. This will add to his populist street cred.
Here is the House roll call for the fiscal cliff deal. Every Republican from my state voted no along with Democrat Barrow discussed above. Ron Paul did not vote. In general the Redder the state the more likely the Republican delegation was to vote no, and the Bluer vice versa.
Update: It looks like Boehner will hold on.