Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Vito Fossella, Right Wing Idiot Of The Month.

The month of November is noted for being cold, biting, and damp as a wet blanket. Oddly enough these are three adjectives that I could attribute to a local wingnut in New York, Rep. Vito Fossella (NY- 13). Located in the Republican hinterland of Staten Island, Vito was raised in cold wet under-belly of the "allegedly" corrupt Molinari machine, which has controlled Staten Island for almost 20 years. A proud Reagan Republican, Vito has consistently trumpeted the 80's policies that failed so miserably over twenty years ago. It is not surprising that he has been re-elected in the borough that culturally left the the Nixon Era only recently.

A look at Vito's Record:

From Issues 2000
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating an anti- choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 96% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003) R
  • ated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 22% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 81% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-labor voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Where does he get his money?
From Open Secrets (2006 Election Cycle)

1 Adco Electrical Corp $20,000
Pfizer Inc 9,000
National Air Traffic Controllers Assn 7,500
Independent Insurance Agents of America 6,000
Wal-Mart Stores 5,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC
Cmte for the Preservation of Capitalism
Waste Management Inc
Texas Freedom Fund
Superior California Fed Leadership Fund

Check out this article on Fossella at Irregular Times.
Oddly this is on Fossella's re-election website, Vito Fossella making the US safe for the coal industry.
And looky looky another Republican War-Hawk with a distinguished military record (BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!)

MoveOn.org invites everyone to pay a visit to Vito's office in
Staten Island tomorrow November 16, 2005

On Wednesday, MoveOn members in Staten Island are organizing a "Speak Out"—one of over 100 events this week to stop the reverse Robin Hood budget. Local folks will gather to tell the public and the media their personal stories about Medicaid, food stamps and student loans.
We've invited the media. The success of the event depends on how many of us show up in support. Can you join us? Here are the details:Speak-Out at Vito Fossella's office

4334 Amboy Rd(nr Richmond Ave and Eltingville Blvd)
Staten Island, NY
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005, 12:00 PM

Anti- Middle Class, Chickenhawk, Anti-Choice, Anti-Senior, and Anti- Education, and Anti- Clean Environment, Vito Fossella has earned the title of NOVEMBER's RIGHT WING JERK OF THE MONTH!! Congrats Vito!

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