The Meaning of Bi-Partisan

23 Nov

Almost everyone is familiar with Nancy Pelosi’s statement concerning the passing of sweeping health care legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives as bi-partisan because one, yes one, Republican voted for it.  Well, I don’t want to poo-poo on Nancy’s parade but:

An overwhelming, bipartisan majority of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have signed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief supporting the NRA’s position that the Second Amendment is incorporated against the states through the Fourteenth Amendment. The amicus brief, bearing the signatures of 251 Members of Congress and 58 Senators, was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court today in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. 

Currently there are 177 Republicans in the House and 40 in the Senate.  So, if 251 Representatives and 58 Senators signed the brief, that is undeniably bi-partisan!  Go here and see if your Congresperson and or Senator(s) signed (the list starts on page 50).

Utah Senators and Representatives that signed:

  • Senator Robert Bennett
  • Senator Orrin Hatch
  • Representative Robert Bishop (UT-1)
  • Representative James Matheson (UT-2)
  • Representative Jason Chaffetz (UT-3)

Five for five isn’t bad.  And according to Nancy, Utah’s delegates are bi-partisan since our lone Democrat (Jim Matheson) signed 😉


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