Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Democrats vote down Senate amendment to ban Obama stimulus "campaign signs"

I just watched Fox News' Neil Cavuto interview Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), and the pair discussed the senator's amendment to a transportation appropriations bill that would have banned what I've been calling Barack Obama stimulus "campaign signs."

The amendment phrased it a bit differently:

"Statement of Purpose: To prohibit the use of stimulus funds for self-congratulatory signage that allows lawmakers to promote their spending of taxpayer dollars on stimulus projects."

Gregg's amendment didn't pass-- 52 senators, all of them Democrats, voted against it, 45 voted "Yea," all of the Republicans, plus a few Dems.

As regular readers of this blog know, I've been closely documenting the proliferation of these placards, which in my opinion have been placed on roadsides for one purpose: to promote Obama's policies.

There is even one of these signs inside Yosemite National Park.

UPDATE September 17: The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the sign amendment right here.

Earlier posts:

Obama's economic stimulus "campaign sign" stains Yosemite National Park
South Holland, Illinois' Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Boring suburb gets a "Jokered" Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Hiawatha National Forest's Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Obama's stimulus campaign sign on U.S. 2 in Michigan
Harvey, Michigan's Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
The Keweenaw Peninsula's Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Upper Peninsula of Michigan's Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
The West Side of Chicago's West Side Obama economic stimulus "campaign sign"
Yorkville, Illinois' Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Des Plaines' fourth Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
North Side Chicago's Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Rosemont's fallen Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Des Plaines' third Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Skokie's third stimulus "campaign sign"
Des Plaines Obama stimulus "campaign" sign falls
Niles, Illinois' Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Lake Forest, Illinois' Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Obama stimulus "campaign sign" on Chicago's Northwest Side
Skokie's second Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Morton Grove, Illinois' Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Des Plaines, Illinois' two Obama stimulus "campaign signs"
Obama stimulus "campaign sign" in downtown Chicago
Park Ridge, Illinois' Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
Illinois "Obama campaign signs" make Sen. Coburn's waste list
Illinois' Obama campaign signs ranks #3 on Hannity's Waste 101 list
Obama's 2012 reelection campaign and stimulus sign in Libertyville
Obama stimulus campaign sign in LaSalle, Illinois
Obama signs, Obama signs, everywhere Obama signs
Lincolnwood's Obama stimulus "campaign sign"
This stimulus project has been brought to you by the perpetual Obama campaign

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