Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stutzman up and Coats hopefully out

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Indiana Senate race - Stutzman gets applause, Coats gets outed

ERICK ERICKSON SAYS:

The beat goes on folks.
Jim DeMint is coming out for Marlin Stutzman. This comes on the heels of Dave Keene of the American Conservative Union and Mark Levin. Conservatives are rallying to the Indiana state senator.

Here’s the thing: this endorsement puts Jim DeMint out on a limb and really at odds with his colleagues in the U.S. Senate Republican Conference, particularly coming on the heels of his support for Ken Buck in Colorado.

Helping get Marlin Stutzman elected now has a lot to do with sticking up for Jim DeMint. He is going to bat for real conservatives. His record proves it. We need to stand up with Jim DeMint.
Go Marlin.

CONSIDER GIVING THROUGH THE SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND WEBSITE SO JIM DEMINT KNOWS YOU SUPPORT HIM IN THIS.
It has been more than a decade since Dan Coats left the United States Senate representing Indiana and moved to North Carolina to take up lobbying.

I’m finding in my conversations with people that many remember a different Dan Coats than who was actually there. The pro-life Senator was squishy on a lot of other things. In fact, Dan Coats is pretty bad on gun rights and recently renounced some of his old positions, while still trying to defend them with language used by Barack Obama on gang violence.

But what about a pretty good measure of those issues on which Dan Coats was bad to remind people of Indiana that they have a real choice and Marlin Stutzman really is to the right of Coats? It’s not a measure of the man, but of his votes — we all accept he is a fine man and a social conservative. But those are rarely the votes that matter these days.

Republicans think if they vote pro-life we’ll give them a pass on everything else. But we can’t. So what of Dan Coats on all the other issues?

Dick Lugar, Indiana’s other Republican senator is widely seen as a moderate — one of those centrist Republicans beloved by the Washington media. So how does Dan Coats stack up against Dick Lugar?
They served together in the Senate. How about this record I’ve got together on their votes? You might be stunned. From nuclear energy to federal regulation to taxes, Coats is to the left of Dick Lugar.
Think about that then think about supporting Marlin Stutzman. Remember, it is not enough that we restore the GOP to power if we don’t change the nature of the GOP.

The chart is below the fold. We’ll see if Indiana really remembers the man who left in Evan Bayh’s care so he could move to North Carolina.




Vote Description
Coats
Lugar
Date
Vote #
Mandate that all banks have Check cashing service for Govt checks
Yes
No
6/27/1990
130
Expand Clean Air Act Mandates
Yes
No
3/21/1990
37
Mandate taxpayer funded benefits for laid-off auto workers
Yes
No
9/24/1990
246
Cut Funding for MX Missile Program.
Yes
No
9/26/1991
208
Mandate that employers provide 12 weeks of family and medical leave.
Yes
No
10/2/1991
215
Allow employers to provide family and medical leave in a more flexible manner
No
Yes
10/2/1991
216
Bail out pensions when companies default on pension obligations.
Yes
No
11/19/1991
257
Federal Regulation of Cable Television industry
Yes
No
1/31/1992
14
Federal Regulation of natural gas pipeline rates
Yes
No
2/19/1992
22
Pro-growth tax cuts.
No
Yes
3/11/1992
39
Eliminate the 20% state matching requirement for transportation programs.
Yes
No
5/20/1992
101
Federal Regulation of Cable Television Industry
Yes
No
2/19/1992
22
$1B in social welfare spending and CDBG Grants
Yes
No
7/2/1992
146
Federally Mandated Family and Medical Leave Veto override
Yes
No
9/24/1992
232
Federal Regulation of Cable Television Industry Veto override
Yes
No
10/5/1992
264
Tax incentives for employers who provide family and medical leave.
No
Yes
2/3/1993
1
Allow employers to provide family medical leave as part of cafeteria plans
No
Yes
2/3/1993
4
Federally Mandated Family and Medical Leave
Yes
No
2/4/1993
11
Increase statute of limitations for lawsuits by RTC
Yes
No
5/13/1993
119
Defund unauthorized earmarks
No
Yes
7/29/1993
226
Cancel the Space Station
Yes
No
9/21/1993
272
Prohibit the death penalty for any crime committed by someone under 18
Yes
No
11/8/1993
358
Federal crime against carjacking
No
Yes
11/9/1993
361
Mandatory sentences for using firearms in commission of drug or violent crime
No
Yes
11/9/1993
362
Habeas Corpus Reform
No
Yes
11/17/1993
374
Expand Federal spending on unemployment benefits with phony offsets.
Yes
No
11/20/1993
392
Bankruptcy Reform.
No
Yes
4/20/1994
95
Offshore Drilling
No
Yes
5/18/1994
120
Mandatory minimums for violent crimes with guns and death penalty for murderers.
No
Yes
5/19/1994
126
To provide military retirees the same COLA made available to civilian retirees.
No
Yes
7/1/1994
182
Require payment of fair market value for mining patents.
No
Yes
8/8/1995
372
Allow seniors to choose their own doctor under Medicare.
No
Yes
10/26/1995
508
Increase taxes on hardrock mining.
Yes
No
10/27/1995
540
Nuclear Power
No
Yes
7/16/1996
193
Condition repeal of Cuba Sanctions upon a Democratically elected govt in Cuba
No
Yes
4/30/1996
91
Repeal Davis Bacon wage mandates
No
Yes
5/22/1996
134
Nuclear Power
No
Yes
7/31/1996
259
Increase grazing fees on Federal lands.
Yes
No
9/17/1996
291
Nuclear Power
No
Yes
4/10/1997
36
Nuclear Power
No
Yes
4/15/1997
42
Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor in Clinton Admin
Yes
No
4/30/1997
54
Allow state and local control of discipline in schools.
No
Yes
5/14/1997
64
Increase taxes on hardrock mining.
Yes
No
6/26/1997
131
Increase taxes on mining certain substances.
Yes
No
6/27/1997
158
5% increase in taxes on mining.
Yes
No
9/18/1997
249
Require a frivolous taxpayer funded study of former welfare recipients for the purpose of proving welfare reform was unfair. (Coats was the only Republican to vote yes)
Yes
No
3/3/1998
19
Personal retirement accounts in Social Security.
No
Yes
4/1/1998
56
Increase funding for Juvenile law enforcement and detention by reducing juvenile delinquency “prevention” programs.
No
Yes
7/22/1998
220
Make it a Federal crime to tape a phone call unless all parties gave prior consent
Yes
No
7/22/1998
225
Prohibit paying court appointed defense attorneys in capital cases more than defense attorneys in such cases
No
Yes
7/23/1998
230
Increase taxes on hardrock mining
Yes
No
9/15/1998
268
Ban credit cards for individuals under 21 (unless parents assumed liability)
Yes             (Lugar no)

1 comment:

  1. Mike Pence just endorsed Coats?!! What a betrayal!

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