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Mitch McConnell Joins Filibuster Against Gun Control
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 04/08/2013 7:26:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he will join GOP Senators to filibuster a bill expanding gun control regulations if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) brings it up for a vote this week.

This puts McConnell shoulder-to-shoulder with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and eight other Senators who have said they will block a push for gun control in the Senate.

Currently, Reid's gun control package focuses on instituting universal background checks and new laws against gun trafficking. Reid has made it clear he will allow also amendments establishing an "assault weapons" ban....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; kentucky; mcconnell; mcconnellfilibuster; randpaul; secondamendment
Which means it's now mainstream and GOP policy. It's the old "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy. That makes Juan McStain and Linseed Grahamnesty the outliers.
1 posted on 04/08/2013 7:26:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read the writing on the wall did ya’ you chinless twerp? Well, don’t think this buys you a pass.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 7:28:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmmmmmmm, - - - - - - - - wonder what Senator John ‘Wacko Bird” McCain will do now?


3 posted on 04/08/2013 7:29:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who are the 8 other senators? Does anyone know?


4 posted on 04/08/2013 7:32:50 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Graewoulf

RINO trying to C his A.


5 posted on 04/08/2013 7:33:34 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Cruz is leading from the front, and the GOP 'leadership' is following the parade because of the torches, pitchforks, and tar and feathers in the crowd.

/johnny

6 posted on 04/08/2013 7:35:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: True Grit

would you rather he join McCain and Graham? Some folks are just hell bent on staying unhappy.....


7 posted on 04/08/2013 7:37:31 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Poor Mitch, as always, he has to see which way the wind is blowing to figure out his “core principles”.

Mitch’s core principles, as elusive as the mythical unicorn. And just as tangible.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 7:38:43 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

He will anyway.


9 posted on 04/08/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: True Grit

Yup, one down and 38 to go - - - .


10 posted on 04/08/2013 7:58:49 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally I think this is an amazing development. It shows that Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are becoming the conservative leaders that we need. Rubio? Maybe.

I am proud that my two Idaho Senators have also joined this group.

If these guys can bring old turkey neck along I’ve got no complaints.


11 posted on 04/08/2013 8:41:19 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a case of Mitch seeing a parade going by, and jumping out in front, pretending he’s leading.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 8:42:55 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“I must hurry, for there go my men, and I am their leader.”

Better late than never, I guess.....


13 posted on 04/08/2013 8:51:12 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970; All

Better late than never, I guess.....

A lot better. It can make the difference between defeat and victory.


14 posted on 04/08/2013 9:03:31 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Exactly right.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 9:06:54 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he will join GOP Senators to filibuster a bill expanding gun control ...

Gosh. I bet that has the Dims shaking in their Birkenstocks.

16 posted on 04/08/2013 9:12:41 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turkey Lurkey must be up for reelection.


17 posted on 04/08/2013 9:14:19 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

yup.

Ashley Judd was going to runa gainst him until she remembered she was from TN


18 posted on 04/08/2013 9:20:54 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Sgt_Schultze
I've got no reason to think Mitch ever took a stand against the 2nd amendment...do you?

I believe this is right in line with what his position has always been.

19 posted on 04/08/2013 9:31:41 PM PDT by what's up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he really wants to be re-elected. look how conservative he’s acting.


20 posted on 04/08/2013 9:36:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

A funny and accurate post!


21 posted on 04/08/2013 11:17:25 PM PDT by karnage
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The “core principle” of any politician is that which he judges most likely to get him re-elected.


22 posted on 04/08/2013 11:19:44 PM PDT by karnage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

National Review Online recently reported on something you didn’t hear from the lame-stream media. When Rand Paul staged his now famous 13-hour filibuster the polls showed “a 50-point shift in public opinion toward his position.”

Senator Mike Lee commented: “Once it became clear what the principle was that was being stood for, the public naturally followed.”

When Paul staged his first filibuster... we didn’t see it coming. We had no warning and we had no time to mount a campaign of support.

But now that we know what may be coming, we have no excuse not to make our voices heard and help make it happen.

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23 posted on 04/09/2013 5:44:44 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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