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Senator Mark Kirk: Booze and Boat Parties Smoothed BiPartisan Gun Deal
Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mara Zebest

Posted on 04/11/2013 10:01:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Dancing with the devil…

The Washington Times reports the following:

Sen. Mark Kirk says the real driving force behind the gun deal that was hatched by bipartisan work was booze and boat retreats.

The Illinois Republican said to reporters that visits to the Black Tie, a yacht owned by Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, played a large role in the Democratic-Republican come-together over background checks and other legislation related to gun control, Roll Call reported.

“You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here,” he said, as quoted in Roll Call.

Frequent visitors to the luxury vessel: Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Mr. Kirk said.

“Sometimes alcoholic beverages might be served and ties might … get loosened,” he said, in Roll Call.

Mr. Manchin and Mr. Kirk are known in the Senate as great friends, both in and out of office, Roll Call said.....

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; comgress; democrats; guncontrol; markkirk; secondamendment; senate

1 posted on 04/11/2013 10:01:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send the bums home.
Elect a new Senate.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 10:02:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the politicians against the American people. Right now, we’re getting our asses kicked. OUR Bill of Rights and Constitution are toast.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 10:03:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice to know we’re being sold out by a bunch of cheap whores.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 10:09:14 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looking at pics of the boat parties, they seem to include a nice selection of hot babes and guys along with the booze so maybe ties are not the only things being loosened.

In fact, on the pictures I saw there were no ties to be seen, or much clothes at all for that matter.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 10:12:00 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Toomey-Manchin Kill The Bill of Rights Bill.

6 posted on 04/11/2013 10:12:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: mylife
I agree except...who will we get to replace them?

I'm becoming convinced more and more that there is no one with the guts to defend the Constitution and protect us from the ever-increasing tyranny of this administration. Seems that we put people in office who swear to uphold the Constitution, but as soon as they get to Washington, it's hooray for me and the hell with you. They no longer care about representing us. They sell us out for anything — a plum committee post, some wining and dining by lobbyists, a few gifts, whatever.

People talk about a few good guys, such as Ted Cruz. But he's new. In a few months or a year, will he betray us too?

This country is going to hell in a handbasket. May God have mercy on us all.

7 posted on 04/11/2013 10:17:13 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Booze at a boat party? You are sh*tting me.

He didn’t mention the hookers, those are a given.

It sure beats legislatin’. Yee Haaaaa!


8 posted on 04/11/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: fatnotlazy

DC corrupts.....completely.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 10:20:11 PM PDT by yadent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And America slides further towards destruction by these traitorous whores. And their prostitutes.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 10:21:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who would have thought that all of us would be living through the demise of our great country. Liberals and RINO’s can all burn in hell for all I care. They turned our nation into a pile of excrement before our very eyes.


11 posted on 04/11/2013 10:22:25 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: fatnotlazy

I rolled the dice on Cruz 3 times and yeah he Could get Potomac fever.

So far so good.
what else can we do?


12 posted on 04/11/2013 10:24:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like this Senate thinks they work in ancient Rome instead of Washington DC.


13 posted on 04/11/2013 10:25:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just like WWE’S Ted DiBiase once said “Everyone’s got a price” I guess we know now the price it took for Toomey and others to shred the Constitution to little bits, a trip on a yacht and some booze..gee..that’s all it took huh..pretty sad that is all our Constitution is worth..I bet it was cheap booze too


14 posted on 04/11/2013 10:32:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fatnotlazy

Actually this is going to be absolutely awesome time. Very few American generations have gotten to participate in what we all know is coming. Gonna be incredible.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: FlingWingFlyer
No, OUR BOR and Constitution are just fine. We may have to demonstrate that fact soon, but they are just fine, Thank You.

μολὼν λαβέ


16 posted on 04/11/2013 10:57:20 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Oh, it had to be good booze to get Lisa Murkowski to be hot.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 10:57:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: justa-hairyape

It would be great if you could define how this great time in history is going to play out. It seems people feel more boxed in then ever before, which is definately not an exciting feeling. Just curious, I would really enjoy reading something positive. Thanks


18 posted on 04/11/2013 11:26:00 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Offended!)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

The positive is that we still have our guns and we are not completely wiped out economically. All those leftist Americans that spent their nest eggs because Obama told them to spend into the recovering economy, are the ones in the real fix. Who will feed them when it all goes down ? Not Uncle Sammy. He will be golfing in Bermuda.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 11:39:10 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: mylife
Send the bums home. Elect a new Senate.

AMEN! I have absolutely no use for those corrupt bastards. Hang 'em High!

20 posted on 04/11/2013 11:46:02 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: justa-hairyape

True, yet I don’t see how this is going to end up being a positive experience. I just don’t see our side doing a dang thing other than chasing after the latest new crisis. Other than a couple Senators who are strong and vocal, the majority is mute. Which in the real world, translates to people who don’t follow the truth of what’s unfolding, either clueless or discouraged.

How would there ever be a strong response to any of this if people are clueless? I am asking this in all seriousness, I can’t see how this changes!


21 posted on 04/12/2013 12:06:20 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Offended!)
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To: justa-hairyape

When does it arrive? I have a feeling that we, as a collective, are willing to put up with pretty much...well anything. Fact is, half of the US is made up of liberals who are morally/spiritually blind and beholden to the government.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 12:12:31 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: justa-hairyape

Actually this is going to be absolutely awesome time. Very few American generations have gotten to participate in what we all know is coming. Gonna be incredible.


Hard to conceal the raw anticipation...........


23 posted on 04/12/2013 12:29:31 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
We are in a much stronger position then our founding fathers were. Imagine what they had to put up with. No electricity. Had to use Paul Revere to warn the British were coming. Talk about being mute. Very few people could become involved back then because they were still busy with sustenance farming.
24 posted on 04/12/2013 1:00:59 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: kelly4c
Fact is, half of the US is made up of liberals who are morally/spiritually blind and beholden to the government.

All rounded up into cities that will mostly burn down. Not saying it should happen, but most SHTF scenarios predict it will happen. The cities will burn. Watched Los Angeles burning during those riots.

25 posted on 04/12/2013 1:05:56 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 04/12/2013 1:53:14 AM PDT by mirkwood
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27 posted on 04/12/2013 2:32:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HOW the HELL did Joe Manchin get the MONEY to 1., BUY the YACHT, but most important and expensive is the UPKEEP of the YACHT!! WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM???

West Virginia is the POOREST state that I've ever been through....where did he get his money???

28 posted on 04/12/2013 3:08:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ann Archy ~:” .. where did he get his money??? “

A Valid question !!


29 posted on 04/12/2013 4:17:53 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Travis McGee
Darn pretty boat...be terrible if anything were to happen to it...



...better...hold fast...to that boat.
30 posted on 04/12/2013 5:16:00 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

He;s been in Government for eons yet he has a VERY, VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE YACHT??? Where did that money come from....just bumping the question.


31 posted on 04/12/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
“West Virginia is the POOREST state that I've ever been through....where did he get his money???”


From the same place other political families get their money, from graft, pay-offs and corruption.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._James_Manchin

32 posted on 04/12/2013 5:24:47 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is one reason why they’re all dead to me. Our precious Constitutional rights have been bargained away over martinis.

Eff ‘em all.


33 posted on 04/12/2013 5:39:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Norks are for real, I’d like to request they drop a fat one on the Capitol building.


34 posted on 04/12/2013 5:43:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So much for the credibility of the 16 senators. Not that they had much anyway....


35 posted on 04/12/2013 5:47:58 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ScottinVA

That would put us all out of our misery


36 posted on 04/12/2013 5:48:46 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: justa-hairyape

Which is why I think I’d feel safer being even 20 miles further from the city than I currently am. The suburbs of Chicago that used to be pretty safe now all have their own hot spots of urban sprawl.


37 posted on 04/14/2013 2:45:07 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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