Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Senator Evan Bayh, a man I have supported in the past and praised on this blog, through his campaign touting the accomplishments of the first 100 days of the Obama Administration. While much of the e-mail is indeed touting accomplishments that Bayh helped to make possible, the last line of the e-mail rings hollow.
“There are many miles to go. But in 100 days, President Obama has charted a bold new direction for our country that holds promise for a more prosperous future. I will continue to work with him on behalf of middle-class Hoosier families to restore the American dream,” said Bayh.
There is no mention of Senator Bayh’s defection from the Democratic caucus on the President’s budget package…a measure that passed without Bayh’s support that did, to be honest, spend a lot of money. Some of that money seeks to help President Obama and the Congress move towards health care reforms that just might benefit “middle-class Hoosier families” Bayh talks about in the e-mail.
Senator Bayh is a conservative Democrat who, at times, has found himself to the right of Indiana’s Republican Senator, Richard Lugar. Still, the language of the e-mail sounded like Bayh has moved in lock step with the President’s ambitious agenda. That’s just simply not the case. I doubt that many of the liberal Democrats that got Bayh’s e-mail actually read it without chuckling…maybe some of the conservative D’s, too.
I just got around to clicking the link at the bottom of the e-mail. It says that it goes to www.evanbayh.com. It takes you directly to a donation website for the Senator. This just gets funnier.
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