Click here if you want to donate to Sestak's campaign:A lot of people call Toomey’s party the “party of no,” but sometimes it looks like it’s just a party of one. Again and again, bills with overwhelming public support and Republican support are filibustered and never see the light of day – and Sen. Toomey is the reason why.
Yesterday, the extension of unemployment insurance failed by Toomey’s single “nay” vote. For the second time this year, Toomey ran a filibuster against the 1.7 million unemployed workers needing emergency unemployment insurance. He’s already forced them to live without insurance for six weeks – and they will have to continue to live without insurance until Toomey stops filibustering these bills.
He even blocked the version of unemployment insurance including provisions he asked for. Sound familiar? He previously filibustered the bipartisan Veterans Jobs Bill with provisions he asked to be put in. Last month he even tried to filibuster the bipartisan budget brokered by Paul Ryan that prevented another government shutdown. And in October, he singlehandedly dragged on the government shutdown even after his Republican colleagues wanted to end it.
If you’re sick and tired of these political games, please click here to support Admiral Sestak’s campaign for leadership. We need a real representative of the people who is accountable to us – not ideology. Your contribution of $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can, is critical if we want to replace obstructionism with progress.
Even Toomey’s Senate colleagues are getting sick and tired of his political games:Chair of Senate Rules Schumer: “Please, please, I say to my colleague, what you want to do is use a bludgeon…Let me repeat to my colleague from Pennsylvania: you have it backwards!”
Chair of the Senate Budget Committee Murray when Toomey extended the government shutdown: “the senator from Pennsylvania is asking that we continue to hold the country and our communities and our families hostage…”
Majority Whip Durbin: “What do we hear from the Senator from Pennsylvania, Senator Toomey? His objection ... It's easy for him and perhaps easy for others to say it's all about us, but it isn't. It's all about America. It's all about the people we were sent here to represent.
As chair of the right-wing GOP Steering Committee, which has produced Tea Party founders like Jim DeMint, it’s Toomey’s job to steer the Senate to the right as much as possible. But it seems like he forgot the job he was actually elected to do by the people of Pennsylvania. His colleagues are right: Toomey doesn’t belong in the Senate representing us, let alone representing the Republican Party.
If you’re sick and tired of these political games too, please click here to support Admiral Sestak’s campaign for leadership. We need a real representative of the people who is accountable to us – not ideology. Your contribution of $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can, is critical if we want to replace obstructionism with progress.
Received this e-mail today from decorated Admiral, former Congressman and current U.S. Senate candidate, Joe Sestak's (D. PA) campaign, regarding Tea Party Senator Pat Toomey's (R. PA) recent vote against extending unemployment benefits:
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