And all but one voted yes on the Ramadan resolution in October, as did nine other Democrats who voted “present” on this one. (Barbara Lee missed the earlier vote.) The boss blogged this much earlier but after knocking Tanc for voting “present” on the Ramadan resolution — which no House member voted against, do note — I’d be remiss if I didn’t flag this at HA. Any explanations here other than simple bigotry? If so, Steve King says he’d love to hear them, as would I. The left sometimes seem to have it in its mind that the Establishment Clause contains some sort of equal protection component that makes it okay to endorse minority religions, however symbolically, while scrupulously resisting the faith of the majority lest it burst into theocracy. No such doctrine, boys. The most principled guy in all of this is Mike Pence, who voted “present” on both, followed by those who voted yes to both, followed in turn by those who voted “present” on one but yes on the other (a group which includes Steve King), followed at last by our nine Democratic friends here, the only members in all the bunch who clearly preferred one religion to another.

And yes, of course, the atheist who thinks Bush gets his rocks off by blowing the heads off Iraqi kids is among the nine hypocrites. What a filthy little fraud.

Tanc, who had business elsewhere today and missed the vote, defended his “present” vote on the Ramadan resolution thusly: “This resolution is an example of the degree to which political correctness has captured the political and media elite in this country. I am not opposed to commending any religion for their faith. The problem is that any attempt to do so for Jews or Christians is immediately condemned as ‘breaching’ the non-existent line between Church and State by the same elite.” Exit question: In light of today’s landslide, will he be voting yes on the Ramadan resolution next year?