An “ideologically mixed” budget

I found this amusing:

Weiers lamented the defeat of the bill, which he called a “good budget.” All of the House Democrats, plus six Republicans representing both ends of the ideological scale, voted against the measure.

How do liberal Republicans and liberal Democrats represent “both ends of the ideological scale.”  If they were moderate or conservative Republicans (the non-liberal half of the scale) wouldn’t they have voted for it?purity

I do not recall the initial budget supported by three Democrats initially as being labelled “both ends of the ideological scale” or even “bi-partisan.”  Funny how those words are only applied to one side.


  1. Six Republicans opposed it, three of whom are very conservative: Biggs, Farnsworth and Groe. The other three Republicans who voted against it are liberal: Hershberger, Jennifer Burns, and Mason. There you have it – both sides of the political spectrum were represented in those Republicans who voted against the House budget. Hope that clears things up.

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