Friday, January 4, 2013

Who Were the 85 Republicans Who Voted For the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

For those of you who may be new to the blog, FED UP and I are poker players.  Not necessarily "Rounders" per se but we've each won a few tournaments in our day.  One of the most interesting aspects of poker to me is that you really get to see a person's true colors.  When you force somebody to make a decision at the poker table, you witness their true thought process as they either put up or shut up.  From where I sit, this whole Fiscal Cliff debacle was one big poker game.  The President was dealt a pair of Aces and, after he won re-election, the flop came along and gave him a 3rd Ace for a game winning three-of-a-kind.  The Republicans, on the other hand, had a 7-2 off suit and, as luck would have it, they were never able to pair the 7 or the 2.  Before the normal round of bluffing even had a chance to take place, the President telegraphed the fact that he had the winning hand.  There was no mistaking it.  He knew it.  They knew it.  It was all over but the crying.  The only thing left at that point was to see how the Republicans would actually play their losing hand.  As Kenny Rogers once said "you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em," and the proper move here for the Republicans, the respectable move, was to fold.  When the Fiscal Cliff Deal was voted on, there were 242 Republicans in the House of Representatives.  85 of them "folded" (i.e., voted for the deal).  The rest of them, for reasons unknown, decided to go "all in" with their 7-2 off suit and lose.

This got me to thinking: these 85 Republicans just might be the only hope we have left at both sides actually working together.  Just out of curiousity, who are these cats?  And more importantly, how many of them will be around in this new 113th Congress?  Answer after the jump.


A list of the 85 House Republicans who voted in favor of the "Fiscal Cliff" deal and their current status in the new 113th Congress:




NAME STATE 113th?


NAME STATE 113th?
1
Rodney Alexander LA Still Here
46
Blaine Luetkemeyer MO Still Here
2
Lou Barletta PA Still Here
47
Daniel Lungren CA Gone
3
Charles Bass NH Gone
48
Don Manzullo IL Gone
4
Dan Benishek MI Still Here
49
Tom Marino PA Still Here
5
Judy Biggert IL Gone
50
Howard McKeon CA Still Here
6
Brian Bilbray CA Gone
51
Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA Still Here
7
John Boehner OH Still Here
52
Pat Meehan PA Still Here
8
Mary Bono Mack CA Gone
53
Candice Miller MI Still Here
9
Kevin Brady TX Still Here
54
Gary Miller CA Still Here
10
Vern Buchanan FL Still Here
55
Timothy Murphy PA Still Here
11
Ken Calvert CA Still Here
56
Kristi Noem SD Still Here
12
Dave Camp MI Still Here
57
Joseph Pitts PA Still Here
13
Howard Coble NC Still Here
58
Todd Platts PA Gone
14
Tom Cole OK Still Here
59
Tom Reed NY Still Here
15
Ander Crenshaw FL Still Here
60
Dave Reichert WA Still Here
16
Jeff Denham CA Still Here
61
Reid Ribble WI Still Here
17
Charlie Dent PA Still Here
62
Hal Rogers KY Still Here
18
Mario Diaz-Balart FL Still Here
63
Mike Rogers MI Still Here
19
Robert Dold IL Gone
64
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL Still Here
20
David Dreier CA Gone
65
Ed Royce CA Still Here
21
Jo Ann Emerson MO Still Here
66
Jon Runyan NJ Still Here
22
Mike Fitzpatrick PA Still Here
67
Paul Ryan WI Still Here
23
Jeff Fortenberry NE Still Here
68
Aaron Schock IL Still Here
24
Rodney Frelinghuysen NJ Still Here
69
Pete Sessions TX Still Here
25
Elton Gallegly CA Gone
70
John Shimkus IL Still Here
26
Jim Gerlach PA Still Here
71
Bill Shuster PA Still Here
27
Chris Gibson NY Still Here
72
Mike Simpson ID Still Here
28
Michael Grimm NY Still Here
73
Chris Smith NJ Still Here
29
Richard Hanna NY Still Here
74
Lamar Smith TX Still Here
30
Doc Hastings WA Still Here
75
Steve Stivers OH Still Here
31
Nan Hayworth NY Gone
76
John Sullivan OK Gone
32
Joe Heck NV Still Here
77
Glenn Thompson PA Still Here
33
Wally Herger CA Gone
78
Mac Thornberry TX Still Here
34
Jaime Herrera Beutler WA Still Here
79
Pat Tiberi OH Still Here
35
Tim Johnson IL Gone
80
Bob Turner NY Gone
36
Bill Johnson OH Still Here
81
Fred Upton MI Still Here
37
Mike Kelly PA Still Here
82
Greg Walden OR Still Here
38
Peter King NY Still Here
83
Steve Womack AR Still Here
39
Adam Kinzinger IL Still Here
84
Don Young AK Still Here
40
John Kline MN Still Here
85
Bill Young FL Still Here
41
Leonard Lance NJ Still Here





42
Steve LaTourette OH Gone





43
Bob Latta OH Still Here





44
Frank LoBiondo NJ Still Here





45
Frank Lucas OK Still Here







All told, only 16 of the 85 Republicans are gone.  The other 69 are all here to stay for the next 2 years.  With the debt ceiling debate coming around the corner, at least we know that there are 69 souls among the House Republicans who are at least capable of putting politics aside.  If only for a moment.
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