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13 Freshman Senators Kill LOST Treaty
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Posted on 07/16/2012 6:00:41 PM PDT by cotton1706

This was supposed to be the year the U.S. Senate finally ratified the age-old Law of the Sea Treaty. That was apparently enough motivation for conservatives to rally the grassroots and sink the treaty once again. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) announced that he had secured commitments from 34 senators to oppose LOST, ensuring it would not be ratified by the Senate this year. Because it requires 67 votes for the Senate to approve treaties, only 34 votes are needed block them. The 34 senators include: 1.Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) 2.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) 3.Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) 4.Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) 5.Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 6.Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) 7.Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) 8.Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC) 9.Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) 10.Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) 11.Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 12.Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) 13.Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 14.Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 15.Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) 16.Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 17.Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) 18.Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) 19.Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 20.Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) 21.Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) 22.Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) 23.Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) 24.Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) 25.Sen. Mark Rubio (R-FL) 26.Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) 27.Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) 28.Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) 29.Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) 30.Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 31.Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) 32.Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) 33.Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) 34.Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

The treaty offered little upside for the United States in the view of many conservatives. Yet it would have instituted a new, international legal regime and further eroded American sovereignty. DeMint spearheaded a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to outline the opposition. It was signed by 31 of the 34 senators. Isakson announced his opposition independently and Portman and Ayotte wrote a separate letter. Here’s the full text of the DeMint letter: We understand that Chairman Kerry has renewed his efforts to pursue Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. We are writing to let you know that we believe this Convention reflects political, economic, and ideological assumptions which are inconsistent with American values and sovereignty. By its current terms, the Law of the Sea Convention encompasses economic and technology interests in the deep sea, redistribution of wealth from developed to undeveloped nations, freedom of navigation in the deep sea and exclusive economic zones which may impact maritime security, and environmental regulation over virtually all sources of pollution. To effect the treaty’s broad regime of governance, we are particularly concerned that United States sovereignty could be subjugated in many areas to a supranational government that is chartered by the United Nations under the 1982 Convention. Further, we are troubled that compulsory dispute resolution could pertain to public and private activities including law enforcement, maritime security, business operations, and nonmilitary activities performed aboard military vessels. If this treaty comes to the floor, we will oppose its ratification.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; bhoun; lost
Let's keep replacing senators, people! Liberty's at stake!! Send a note of appreciation to all of these senators and especially the thirteen new ones!

Let's sent thirteen more fresh-minded treaty-killers to the senate. It's a nice American number!! And a great slogan: "13 in '12!"

Note that Hatch was pulled to the good side. Primaries'll do that to ya!

1 posted on 07/16/2012 6:00:46 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Thank God! Some sanity still exists.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: cotton1706
I watched a few of the Senate Sub Committee hearings on the treaty, via., CSPAN.
Hanoi John did his best to try to con those Senators present at those sessions into thinking of it as a rather harmless treaty that would only benefit the USA.
Of course he could give a rat's a#$ less about America's sovereign rights. The guy is truly slick.
3 posted on 07/16/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: cotton1706

I think we can finally get rid of Stabenow this time around.


4 posted on 07/16/2012 6:09:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cotton1706

Bless them!


5 posted on 07/16/2012 6:11:32 PM PDT by madison10
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To: cotton1706

Good. Some things are better off dead.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 6:14:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; ...

Wicker’s name is on the list, guess who’s not?
MS ping


7 posted on 07/16/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT by WKB
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To: cotton1706

Finally, there is a decent story out of the moribund Senate. Way to go, GOP!


8 posted on 07/16/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706
The Republic is balanced on a very thin reed right now. The Supreme Court is beyond wobbly and Congress is just waiting out the election. Conservatism has a very long march even if Romney wins and it starts by building on the Tea Party wins in Congress in 2010 putting a stake in the ground saying no more.

Obama and the democrats are saying double-dog-day-you on extending the Bush tax cuts only for the middle class.

The response should be "Make My Day"!

9 posted on 07/16/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by AU72
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To: cotton1706

Thank God for this!

I don’t see McStupid on the list, by the way. We are stuck with the little treasonous rat for five more years. He really needs to be sidelined. He’s behind the extreme constitutional offenses of DHS.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 6:20:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cotton1706

Good for the 34 but it would be prudent to keep securing more lest someone ‘turn’ at the critical moment.

Those R’s that are voting FOR should have the light shined upon them with ‘threats’ to R general fund raisers that any money in their directions means a cut off of funds. I never was able to give a lot but when the RNC kept supporting those NE RINO’s I put my couple of shekels back in my pocket.

Also, I have been ‘promoting’ a down with incumbents for quite a few years now...


11 posted on 07/16/2012 6:25:17 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: cotton1706

I just hope dingy harry doesn’t call a special midnight meeting (at the last minute) and then he only need 34 votes to pass it. (Quorum 51 2/3rds =34)


12 posted on 07/16/2012 6:27:06 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: cotton1706

Thank you Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)


13 posted on 07/16/2012 6:27:17 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: cotton1706

Proud of my 2 Alabama senators!


14 posted on 07/16/2012 6:30:49 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: AU72

The senatorial and congressional races are the key. Romney doesn’t seem to want to win so he will have to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the presidency. He’ll be elected on conservative coattails instead of the other way around.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 6:37:48 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Good senators! Good boys!
:Tosses them a chocolate:

I think it is as important to give them praise when they do something right as smack them with a rolled up newspaper when the do wrong.

16 posted on 07/16/2012 6:40:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.)
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To: cotton1706

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Can we identify the treasonous senators who wanted to ratify this POS treaty?


17 posted on 07/16/2012 6:47:58 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: cotton1706

Finally—some Patriots in the Senate.


18 posted on 07/16/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: cotton1706

Don’t you guys know? Liberal policies are never defeated. They just come back for vote after vote until it’s passed.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 6:51:38 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Mister Anderson

I bet Lugar, R IN was one. We will have Mr. Mourdock real R IN in 2012.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 6:52:44 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: cotton1706

Thank you, tea party. Too bad you are irrelevant. /sarc


21 posted on 07/16/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: cotton1706; All

Now we’re talkin’!

Where TH is Kay Bailey?
(That is a good slogan!)


22 posted on 07/16/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: KGeorge

Where TH is Kay Bailey?
***************

The pro-abortion, pro- pornography, senator from American Airlines is either waiting to hear from AA how to vote, or is pouting because Texans didn’t want a more liberal governor. One thing is sure, she isn’t trying to figure out what’s best for Texans.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 7:27:50 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Bronzy

Yep, Coats paid off on this one!


24 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:14 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: SUSSA

I guess not. :-(

She needs to get her rear in gear, though. She’s still on the taxpayers’ dime.


25 posted on 07/16/2012 7:30:53 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Mister Anderson

“Hip Hip Hooray!!! Can we identify the treasonous senators who wanted to ratify this POS treaty?”

We know their names already. The internationalists who continually kiss the ring of the UN and screw Americans: Lugar is at the top of the list. McCain and his handmaiden Graham. Snowe, Collins and Brown from here in New England. Kirk from IL. And so on.


26 posted on 07/16/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: nodumbblonde
I'm looking for Mourdock to win in November and add to the republican revolution.
27 posted on 07/16/2012 7:41:14 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: cotton1706

Thank you Senator Roberts and Senator Moran of the Great State of Kansas. We appreciate your hard work in DC.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 7:58:49 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: KGeorge

Don’t worry. Ted Cruz is coming to rescue us from Kay Bailey.


29 posted on 07/16/2012 8:01:26 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: cotton1706

” - - - Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) announced that he had secured commitments from 34 senators - - - “

There is a SUPREME difference between “commitment” and “voted,” so hold off any celebration until after all the votes are counted.

BTW, not only do politicians change their minds, but Supreme Court Judges do too.


30 posted on 07/16/2012 8:21:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: manic4organic

Yeppir & Praise God!


31 posted on 07/16/2012 8:31:30 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: All

You can also add Lamar Alexander to the list (35*).

* He’s voting “no” if it’s brought up this year but you take what you can get. Inhofe hinted today that several more “no” votes will occur if the treaty is taken for a floor vote.

I wonder if this monster will even get 60 votes for cloture.

Kerry knows that this is a “make or break” for LOST for the foreseeable future. If the GOP gains control the Senate, and has a new batch of GOP conservatives (Fischer, Cruz, Mourdock, etc.,) then this treaty might not get out of committee in 2013 (or for many, many years).

If the whip count isn’t there, I can guess that those who support this treaty might either switch their vote (after making a lame excuse) or simply not show up. If you hear the quorum call with several Democrats not on the list, then you know it’s truly DOA.

Will Kerry, like a bulldog, try to ram a floor vote? At this rate he might not get cloture and risks getting egg on his face....his followers might not be so fanatical when voters hear the scope of this bad treaty.

Until the vote, get your senators on-the-record on LOST. Even the ones who the press believes are supporters.

GOP
Enzi (WY)
Graham (SC)
Snowe (ME)
Collins (ME)
Corker (TN)
McCain (AZ)
Murkowski (AK)
Cochran (MS)
Brown (MA)
Kirk (IL)
Hutchinson (TX)

Lugar co-sponsored the bill...forget him.....good riddance.

DNC
All Democratic supporters are believed to be supporting the treaty.

Even if he loses, Kerry will not quit. He and his globalist buddies will go back to the drawing board to make a few cosmetic changes and try to resell LOST as something new and improved (back home we call that “polishing a turd”).


32 posted on 07/16/2012 8:42:32 PM PDT by ak267 (The Law Of the Sea Treaty...LOST...must be defeated...CALL YOUR SENATOR!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

StabAcow needs to be put out to pasture


33 posted on 07/16/2012 8:43:48 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: cotton1706

Thank God I see alot of Southern States on that.

I knew Sessions and Shelby were gonna vote against LOST.


34 posted on 07/16/2012 8:45:06 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Foolsgold; All

I expect LOST and the Convention on Small Arms to be voted on in the lame duck session, just like those bastards did with the Farm bill, START, and Gays in the Military after the 2010 @ss-kicking. We need more than 34, and they have to be comitted to stopping lame duck stunts!!


35 posted on 07/16/2012 9:44:59 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: cotton1706

But if Hatch gets reelected, he’ll go back to his old globalist ways.


36 posted on 07/16/2012 10:01:14 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

Thank you Senator Rubio (R-FL).


37 posted on 07/16/2012 11:03:54 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: WKB

Oh, I noticed.

I hope he retires rather than run again. If not, I hope he’s primaried.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 11:21:23 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: WKB

Let’s see... that would be that turn coat, traitorous, abortion loving, gay marriage supporting, planned parenthood financing, UN loving anti American Senator from Mississippi... thad cochran. He vowed to reid and kerry... under blood oath... to sign the treaty.

LLS


39 posted on 07/17/2012 3:40:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: WKB

“Wicker’s name is on the list, guess who’s not?”

I called Senator Cochran’s office last week and told them I would certainly expect him to vote against it but he should come out and openly oppose it. Now he’ll just say “I was going to vote against it” We really need to get rid of “Thad”.


40 posted on 07/17/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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