Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Ellison gets vote of confidence following Iraq vote

Voting for the Iraq military appropriation bill has apparently not undermined Congressman Keith Ellison's core support. Last night The MN 5th District DFL Central Committee passed the following resolution:
Be it resolved that we give to Rep. Keith Ellison a very strong vote of confidence for performance in office to date.

The resolution was approved by overwhelming voice vote.

Rep. Ellison's support for the bill that appropriated money for the US military in Iraq and set out a timetable for withdrawal was not assured. The Congressman had reservations about voting for war spending. Despite those reservations he voted for the bill because the withdrawal timetable was part of the package. At the time Ellison was loudly criticized by several DFL party activists.


Blogger Steve Cuddihy said...

I was looking for some fair and balanced political websites I could like to on my blog, but this one is too one sided for my tastes.

With a name like 'Inside Minnesota Politics' you may want to put a disclaimer that you your blog is only for left thinking minds.

You point out what a good deed Ellison did for voting 'for' the bill to appropriate money for the military knowing full well that Bush was going to veto it. Then one post later bash Cline for "procedural votes"....To me, Ellison did a procedural vote.

I'm guessing InsideDemocraticPolitics.blogspot.com was already taken?

11:18 PM  
Blogger Michael M said...

Slinger you must be a selective reader. I reported on the resolution the DFL CD5 passed. There you're confusing the message with the messenger. If reporting on something implicitly endorses it, I guess Fox News supports terrorism.

As far as Congressman Kline goes (please give him the respect of spelling his name correctly) he has a documented history of siding for the Bush administration's agenda over veterans. When given the choice between the two, most often he'll back Bush instead of the men and women who have given so much to this country.

As far as Congressman Ellison, if he and a few others had not voted for the bill, the issue would not be seeing the debate it is right now in the court of public opinion and President Bush would not be offering to meet with Congress to talk about the issue. Sounds like a vote that had some impact to me.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Steve Cuddihy said...

In a round about way, my whole point of my rant was 'procedural votes' ARE part of politics no matter what side of the isle you fall under.

I found it odd to praise one person for an obvious procedural vote, yet point out another person for doing the same as a terrible thing.

That's just how it's done, which is a bunch of crap in my opinion.

For the record, I currently dislike the two major parties and how they handle themselves in whatever form of government they are a part of.

10:34 AM  

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