What a friend you have in Richard Burr

Via email from NCDP

Today, Senator Richard Burr once again stood with a partisan minority in voting to block unemployment benefits for thousands of jobless North Carolina workers. Fortunately, the measure reached the 60 votes necessary to overcome an attempted Republican filibuster, thanks to bipartisan support. The bill also included short-term funding for other important programs such as Medicare payments to doctors, COBRA health benefits, and flood insurance. Last month, Burr was one of only 19 Republicans to vote against the short term benefits extension, which had previously been held up for several days by Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky.

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We wouldn't want him to ruin

his perfect record!

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With friends like that,

who needs enemies? (I was going to write, "who needs enemas", but that's a pretty tasteless thing to write in a blog comment, so I decided to leave it out)

Elaine Marshall on Burr's vote

Thought you'd all want to see this:

"After supporting the policies that wrecked our economy and left millions unemployed, Richard Burr is turning his back on those who are victims of his irresponsible record. He does not seem to realize that actions have consequences and his actions have hurt many American families."

-- Elaine Marshall

Tell me about it

Yeah, "No Show" voted A G A I N not to extend unemployment benefits. Like Elaine said, thank goodness the effort passed with bipartisan support.

Burr is just absolutely NOT right for North Carolina. What in the world could be more plain ?

In case you didn't receive this email today

I thought that perhaps you'd be interested in this poll. It's a DFA blog and the poll shows Marshall has received 53% of the vote, Cunningham has received 30%, Lewis has received 9% and Undecided has received 8%!

Please click through to get a look at the overall opinion of many North Carolinians.