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GOPís McConnell promises no more shutdowns over ObamaCare
The Hill ^ | October 17, 2013 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 10/17/2013 9:31:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.

McConnell (Ky.) told The Hill in an interview Thursday afternoon that his party learned a painful political lesson over the past 16 days, as its approval rating dropped while the government was shuttered.

He said there’s no reason to go through the political wringer again in January, when the stopgap measure Congress passed late Wednesday is set to expire.

“One of my favorite old Kentucky sayings is there’s no education in the second kick of a mule. The first kick of a mule was when we shut the government down in the mid-1990s and the second kick was over the last 16 days,” he said. “There is no education in the second kick of a mule. There will not be a government shutdown.

“I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is,” he added.

McConnell said that even though he and many other Republicans “hate, detest and despise ObamaCare,” they are not going to be able to repeal it unilaterally while Democrats control the White House and the Senate....

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TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: gop; mcconnell; obamacare; shutdown
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1 posted on 10/17/2013 9:31:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

C&nt?


2 posted on 10/17/2013 9:33:23 PM PDT by tatown ("So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquited by women, but it's still white men's fault.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe a more appropriate name would be “Quisling”. It is a name synonymous with treason.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It sounds as though Barry’s Kommie Kids taught Switch McConnell a lesson. The Senate Is No Gig For Old Men.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 9:36:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.”

Excellent example of a blithering idiot: we didn’t shut down the government!!! I’m sick of these cheese-eating surrender monkeys!

Grow some balls or GTFO!


5 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:00 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again, he surrenders before he even knows what the fight is about.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:22 PM PDT by antonico
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To: FReepers; Patriots




Never Surrender, Never Retreat! Reload!

God bless and keep Senator's Cruz and Lee and ALL who stood with them.


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7 posted on 10/17/2013 9:38:47 PM 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

www.mattbevin.com


8 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:22 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP’s McConnell promises no more shutdowns over ObamaCare


Thats BIG TALK unless John Boehner is your “BITCH”...


9 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s trying to marginalize Senator Cruz.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 9:41:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
what does he have to say about shutdown?..it takes both houses to pass a bill...

Cruz is not going away...nor Lee...nor any of the real republican congressmen....

11 posted on 10/17/2013 9:42:01 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...and bitchy mitch...it was YOUR house that shut the govt down...the Senate.....who felt so strongly about obammey care that they refused to be placed on it....THAT little bitchy mitch, is what the senate did....THEY shut the govt down...


12 posted on 10/17/2013 9:43:55 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HE will not allow it, eh?

Time for WE THE PEOPLE to show him who's boss in his primary.

13 posted on 10/17/2013 9:46:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the political apparatus needs to be extracted by the scruffs of their necks. Then shamed and stripped of their ill gotten gains and then ridiculed in the public square. May I suggest pay per view?


14 posted on 10/17/2013 9:46:09 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well of course not. He got his nut. He’s done.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 9:47:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other words, he’s telling Sen. Cruz and others “OK kids, we let you play your games and you made a big mess of things, so that’s the last time, we’ll have no more of that”.

They think of themselves as the Grown Ups in the Senate, and the others as a group of rowdy children who now need some discipline. Just like Boner, when he took all the committee chairmanships away from Tea Party Congressmen.

The arrogance grows stronger by the day.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 9:47:41 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surrender early and surrender often.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 9:47:47 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: cherry
Yeah, Mike Lee posted a note on his Facebook page saying that he and Cruz were not intimidated and that they were going no where. Under the Senate rules, they have REAL power, and just demonstrated it, much to the GOP-e's horror.

Hence, McConnell's belching.

18 posted on 10/17/2013 9:48:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nail his hide to the shed, Fred.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 9:49:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wtf? People do not want Obamacare these republicans are insane.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitch McConnell is so F..ing low he can't even see a used car salesman when he looks up. He's lower than whale Sh_t on the bottom of the ocean.

Goood Night NSA

21 posted on 10/17/2013 9:53:20 PM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: Parmy

Judas, including the 30 pieces of silver for his dam project.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 9:54:08 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can he make such a promise? How can he be certain that we won’t have the same fight?


23 posted on 10/17/2013 9:54:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bevin for Senator.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 9:54:41 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: comebacknewt

Thanks. I just donated and intend to do monthly until the primary.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 9:55:05 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: All

those hiding places that these traitors have set up for themselves when the collapse comes and they get hunted down, must be even more fortified than I imagined.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 9:55:36 PM PDT by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

<....”McConnell says he will ‘not allow’ another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare”.....>

Is he then agreeing with the Demorats that the shutdown was HIS decision and not the Presidents?

Nobody can shutdown the government except the President.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 9:56:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if he really got 2 billion for Kentucky? I bet they never see it if he did.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 9:57:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McConnell wimps out and sets ObamaCare in stone.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 9:57:52 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Williams

When the obammunists get citizen care what will they think? I think it will be-—we treated the citizens so well. Why did they treat us back the same way???? WAAAA Waaaaa....


30 posted on 10/17/2013 9:57:56 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Up is down, wrong is right, 0bama care is cheap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No longer for you to promise, Mitch. We the People will be taking it from here.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 9:58:25 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitch McConnell is a greasy, contemptible, corrupt whore, bought off with $2B in pork.

He sold the interests of the American people in order to line his own political pockets.

A Judas, by any other name.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 9:59:05 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Primary this turd. Enemy # 1.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 10:00:19 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We promise no more McConnell.... PERIOD


34 posted on 10/17/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t make promises with your mouth that your a$$ can’t cash.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 10:10:32 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, he has swallowed the Media / DNC LIE that the Republicans caused the shutdown. The Minority Republican Leader is either insanely misinformed or a Collaborator.

Obama and Reid caused the Shutdown. We are living a Twilight Zone Episode.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 10:13:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, this Tagline is Barrycaded.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

There are hunters where this turd lives. He won’t be able to poke his head out of his a$$ again or someone may point him out. That he doesn’t seem to feel extreme shame is incomprehensible! I will never donate to the national Rethugs again. Only directly to Constitutionalists.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 10:14:10 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Up is down, wrong is right, 0bama care is cheap.)
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To: Stingray
“Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.”

You are right. But I think the point he's trying to make is that he is the leader of the republican party, NOT Cruz.

I guess if he can promise that, the House should send them the same bill in jan that they sent a few weeks ago.

Then will see who the leader really is.

39 posted on 10/17/2013 10:19:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: antonico
Once again, he surrenders before he even knows what the fight is about.

I think the fight is about "Ted Cruz is not the leader of the party. I am".

40 posted on 10/17/2013 10:20:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McConnell got his $2 Billion. He’s happy now.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 10:22:25 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He surrenders and racks up more debt for our children and grandchildren which they can’t afford to pay.

A generational thief. Remove him.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 10:22:26 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Kickass Conservative

The RINOs are using the democrat mantra that conservatives (not Obama/Reid and the Senate) caused the shutdown.

I think the Senate RINOs are trying to save face. Perhaps they know that after some time goes by and the dust settles the American people will realize that the bill stopped in the Senate and it was not a shutdown bill until it fell on Harry Reid’s lap and went no further.

Maybe they see polling data they we don’t see.

Seems like the blame gap has been closing the last couple of days.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 10:24:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He won’t allow it? He won’t allow it? Is the senate now telling the house how to vote? Oh, never mind.

A statement like this shows you the house is now irrelevant. Thanks a lot, Boner. You can all go home now.


44 posted on 10/17/2013 10:24:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz and Lee and the tea partiers showed the world just who owns obamacare. It is owned by the democrats and their rino friends. Now the people are getting a taste of obamacare and they know who tried to get it defunded.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 10:27:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Oliviaforever

SAme thing happened when Obamacare was first voted on...one man alone turned the vote..and he too was “Paid Off”.


46 posted on 10/17/2013 10:27:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McConnell, Ye wee stupid beastie!


47 posted on 10/17/2013 10:34:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: Paulie

OUT with the OLD——IN with the BOLD.

McConnell is a relic-—Cruz IS the inspiration.


48 posted on 10/17/2013 10:37:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Cowboy Bob

49 posted on 10/17/2013 10:38:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: MtnClimber

And I forgot to as what is the proper treatment for traitor communists like McConnell? I think he should get 0bammacare with the restrictions for someone his age. 0bama likes abortions, even late term....


50 posted on 10/17/2013 10:40:54 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Up is down, wrong is right, 0bama care is cheap.)
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