Objection to Electoral Vote

By objecting to the Electoral Vote count for Ohio, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) just made a very bad political decision. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) joined her, forcing the Electoral College vote certification to grind to a halt. Jones is up for re-election in 2006, and deserves to be tossed out of Congress on her ear. Boxer just won re-election this time around, so she’s obviously hoping the voters forget this when 2010 rolls around.

UPDATE: According to National Journal, which notably ranked John Kerry as the Senate’s most liberal member, here’s how Jones’ voting record stacks up since 2001:

2001 2002 2003
Composite Liberal Score 93 90
Liberal on Economic Policy 83 83 87
Liberal on Foreign Policy 94 94 92
Liberal on Social Policy 78 97 87
 
Composite Conservative Score 7 11
Conservative on Economic Policy 15 16 9
Conservative on Foreign Policy 5 0 8
Conservative on Social Policy 23 2 12

Read Jones’ profile on Project Vote Smart here.

UPDATE 2: Here are some of Jones’ favorability ratings provided by various liberal groups:


UPDATE 3: Well, would ya look at that

Correction: I misidentified the liberal Democrat Senator from California as Diane Feinstein. It was Barbara Boxer who joined Congresswoman Jones in subverting the Electoral College. After all, there’s a huge difference between Boxer and Feinstein. For example, um … gimme a minute … I’ll think of something …

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