Survey Sez Senators Suck

Thislittle tidbit from Under the Dome today.

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A new ranking from Congress.org has Sen. Richard Burr leapfrogging his senior colleague, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, in the power game in Washington. Still, both Republicans are ranked near the bottom of the Senate.

Burr, elected in 2002, ranked 86th of the 100 senators, according to Congress.org's power rankings for the current Congress. The group listed Dole, who was elected in 2000, as 95th. Both senators' scores tumbled from last year, when the GOP was in power.

The rankings are conducted a few times a year by Knowlegis, a consulting firm that follows Congress. The company measures lawmakers' power by tallying their position, legislative successes and general influence among colleagues. It takes into account committee assignments, political party and fundraising prowess.

Can't wait to see the spin on this one. Will somebody pull-eeeeze run against Liddy Dole and put her out of our misery?

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Read an article the other day

Biddy had a poll done showing she had a 63% approval rating in the state. Hope she continues to delude herself.

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Liddy 4 four corner Republican defense will not work!

Biddy had a poll done showing she had a 63% approval rating in the state. Hope she continues to delude herself.*M

Liddy is fixing to get the full court press from a former NBA Star in the Senate Race. Stay tune after Saturday....She will be looking for many time outs after this fast break gets going.

WooHoo MaxTD2

I will stay tune!

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let me get this straight

Been in office for 4+ years. Former head of the NRSC. Former Presidential Candidate. Wife of a guy who was a Presidential candidate, and who still lobbies in the Senate.

And she is at #95? I detest this woman.

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"Keep the Faith"

yeah.

I was expecting the opposite. The schmuck who just got there is ranked higher than her. There are 5 Senators ranked lower than her.

Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) 96 8.04
Sen. Thune (R-SD) 97 8.03
Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) 98 8.00
Sen. DeMint (R-SC) 99 7.90
Sen. Corker (R-TN) 100 5.56

Corker and Klobuchar are new, right? Thune and DeMint are from 2004, what a freakin' joke DeMint was in South Carolina at the time. Murkowski...well, she's Murkowski.

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A little OT observation

Donchaknow the South Dakotans are too too happy to know they gave up the Minority Leader (Daschle) to get themselves a big Minority LOSER (Thune).

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I don't read local newspapers much

I'd like to know from some of you who do...What relationship does she have with people in this state? Does she do a bunch of republican only appearances and that's why I never see her? Has she sponsored any legislation that MIGHT be construed as beneficial to NC-by somebody?

This is a serious question by the way.

Progressives are the true conservatives.

You would have to ask her friends and neighbors...

try the Watergate Hotel or someplace in Kansas.

Seriously, she is an absentee Senator and it will come back to haunt her.

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Here is a link for you loftT

it's to the Washington Post's vote database. It pull all things together and ties it up in a convenient little package.

Here's another site, GovTrack's sig line says, "Independently Tracking the United States Congress".

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Here's another interesting site

On The Issues, "Every Political Leader on Every Issue". This is the page about Biddy Dull

Here's The Ice Man's page = Dicky Brrrrrr

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Thanks,

It's a lot to read and it confirms what I'd guess. But I still don't know, what has she done for this state? You know, in human terms? Something that the news would report as interesting?

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she sends letters

she sends letters to people asking them to think about maybe changing their position, if they think it will be ok to do so.

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"Keep the Faith"

You actually got a response

from her?

What you do, put a selfaddressed stamped envolope in with your letter? Someone on the liddy homefront must have been new to the job and answered your question by mistake. Bet that person does not still work there.

Liddy to staff upon hearing she sent out an answer to a request from a North Carolinian, "YOU DID WHAT? you answered one of those letters?? WHY? Now I have to answer more....dont you ever do that again...."

As far as I know

the only thing she has done for this state is sold us out to the interests of Virginia....oh wait, she did come and have her picture taken with the tornado victims down east. Ummmmm.....can't think of ANYTHING she has done FOR the state. Burr, well he's gotten us a Biomedical Research plant that is allowed to ignore all FOIA requests and can force unproven vaccines on the citizens. Oh yea, he made sure that the good citizens have no recourse if anything bad happens to us once we are forced to be vaccinated.

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