CORRECTION!! CORRECTION!! CORRECTION!!
In the wee hours of this morning, I erroneously stated that 17 Senate Republicans voted in favor of the budget. Holy crap, was I wrong.
NO REPUBLICAN SENATORS VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE BUDGET.
The error has been erased — I do NOT want it spread around any further via e-mail, or anywhere else. For a link to the proper tally, click HERE. Something on the OpenCongress Web site pointed me in the wrong direction. Regardless it is my fault for not double-checking.
Honestly, some of the names sounded like they were correct–after all, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and both Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine have a history of turning their backs on fiscal responsibility–but some of them looked downright out of place. For that reason, I was planning on making a phone call today to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office, as it seemed odd that he would vote for the president’s budget with Sen. John McCain proposed one of his own.
John Thune? Kay Bailey Hutchison? Mike Johanns? What the heck was I thinking?
Regardless, I am sick with embarrassment. I am by no means perfect, and I promise everyone that I meant no ill will, but I know better than to simply take anything at face value.
THIS IS THE LIST OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS I ERRONEOUSLY CITED AS VOTING FOR THE BUDGET:
- Sen. Christopher Bond [R, MO]
- Sen. Samuel Brownback [R, KS]
- Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC]
- Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME]
- Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID]
- Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC]
- Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA]
- Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX]
- Sen. Mike Johanns [R, NE]
- Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN]
- Sen. Mel Martinez [R, FL]
- Sen. James Risch [R, ID]
- Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS]
- Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME]
- Sen. Arlen Specter [R, PA]
- Sen. John Thune [R, SD]
- Sen. George Voinovich [R, OH]
Repeat — these Republicans DID NOT vote for the budget. DID NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA’S BUDGET.
If you phoned them angrily, please try to call back. BLAME IT ON ME, and let me know via e-mail who you called — I need to send out a few letters of apology, and phone calls have already been made.