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U.S. Senate Democrats will need some Republican help [RINO Hall of Shame]
Reuters ^ | 2009-01-03 | Richard Cowan

Posted on 01/03/2009 7:55:37 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Jan 3 (Reuters) - With a close Minnesota race still undecided, Democrats will hold no more than 59 seats in the new 100-member U.S. Senate that convenes on Jan. 6.

That means Democrats will need the help of at least a few Republicans to hit the 60 votes required to clear procedural roadblocks known as filibusters.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Maine; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; arlenspecter; collins; democrats; filibuster; georgevoinovich; johnmccain; mccain; olympiasnowe; rino; rinos; snowe; specter; susancollins; traitor; turncoat; ussenate; voinovich
The list of RINO turncoats:

  1. John McCain (AZ)
  2. Susan Collins (ME)
  3. Olympia Snowe (ME)
  4. Arlen Specter (PA)
  5. George Voinovich (OH)

1 posted on 01/03/2009 7:55:37 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Which means they have 64 votes. Sounds like a supermajority to me. And only three votes away from the 2/3 necessary to do so much more permanent damage.

Can I stop defending them now?


2 posted on 01/03/2009 7:57:37 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: MaggieCarta; indylindy; roamer_1; calcowgirl; djsherin; Sunnyflorida; SoConPubbie; Sybeck1; ...

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3 posted on 01/03/2009 7:58:11 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

U.S. Socialists get all the help they need from their confused/complicit/collectivist brethren republicrats, otherwise we wouldn’t be in this mess today.


4 posted on 01/03/2009 7:59:34 AM PST by PGalt
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To: rabscuttle385

Are there any relatively sane, fiscally conservative ‘Rat senators?


5 posted on 01/03/2009 8:01:24 AM PST by LiberConservative ("I, you know, can see, you know, upstate, you know, from my house, you know.")
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To: rabscuttle385
We need the firm GOP senators to stand up, and we need to convince the RINOs to sit down or face political ruin and pink slips.

MY LETTER TO MY GOP SENATORS

6 posted on 01/03/2009 8:01:43 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham and Warner need to be on that list, too..


7 posted on 01/03/2009 8:07:13 AM PST by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: rabscuttle385

and I was how far off in this SATIRE posted 12/29/08??

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155801/posts


8 posted on 01/03/2009 8:14:17 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: rabscuttle385

These RINOS will be used for cover for the Democrat socialist plans. I call em COLLABORATORS.


9 posted on 01/03/2009 8:16:05 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Indeed, we can absolutely count on those five to further destroy the Republic.

Doesn’t Pansy Graham belong on the list with his lover McQueeg?


10 posted on 01/03/2009 8:18:15 AM PST by angkor ("All you could hope for ...in the world's most august deliberative body." - Baldwin on Franken)
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To: cardinal4
Graham and Warner need to be on that list, too..

Well, Warner is gone, replaced by a Democrat with the same last name. Graham is still kicking, though.

11 posted on 01/03/2009 8:19:46 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: screaminsunshine
These RINOS will be used for cover for the Democrat socialist plans. I call em COLLABORATORS.

Vichy Republicans

12 posted on 01/03/2009 8:23:59 AM PST by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Entrepreneur

I think we got it. Now hopefully the rest of the conservatives can figger it out.


13 posted on 01/03/2009 8:25:31 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: rabscuttle385
[cue me pretending to be Rush pretending to be Jim Wright]

“We, we, we only want to help the Democrats.”

14 posted on 01/03/2009 8:27:03 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rabscuttle385

Shouldn’t be a problem .


15 posted on 01/03/2009 8:28:57 AM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: rabscuttle385
That means Democrats will need the help of at least a few Republicans to hit the 60 votes required to clear procedural roadblocks known as filibusters.

Too bad we would never see an article with the angle of:

U.S. Senate Republicans will need alot of Democratic help to overcome Socialist policies to be introduced by incoming administration.

16 posted on 01/03/2009 8:30:20 AM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: LiberConservative
Are there any relatively sane, fiscally conservative ‘Rat senators?

Tom Coburn, Oklahoma.

We need 100 Coburns in the Senate.

17 posted on 01/03/2009 8:31:09 AM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s tough when you elected officials turn on you.


18 posted on 01/03/2009 8:31:44 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Flycatcher
My bad. I thought you asked for GOP senators, not 'Rat.

(But we still need 100 Coburns in the Senate.)

19 posted on 01/03/2009 8:32:28 AM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Old Sarge
I USED TO attend AMWAY meetings/functions, because I had "caught the dream".
The excitement and enthusiasm is just phenominal and intoxicating.

The "yes you can" attitude is adopted by osmosis.
And a little further into the program, I am taught to follow my upline in any/every thing .. and I will be successful.



To ANY amway distributors that may be here ... I don't mean to slam you .. I pray a prosperous new year for you.

But I cannot shake the parallel of how I'm watching politics work and all the PMA I experienced about 20 years ago.

How do you swing an (assumed) opposing 'doctrine' (republicanism vs. democrats) unless someone dangles a dream greater than America as a goal?

The dream, yes I can, prosperity, financial security, power ... waayyy too many parallels.

20 posted on 01/03/2009 8:35:44 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Voinovich is running again in 2010. I’ve already started getting “look what I’ve done for you” emails and mailings. Up till this year I got nothing, even when I emailed him. Maybe Ken Blackwell will run for his seat.


21 posted on 01/03/2009 8:36:27 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: rabscuttle385
The list of RINO turncoats:

  1. John McCain (AZ)
  2. Susan Collins (ME)
  3. Olympia Snowe (ME)
  4. Arlen Specter (PA)
  5. George Voinovich (OH)
  6. Lindsey Graham (SC)
Sorry, I had to make an addition. I know it would really hurt Lindsey to be left off such a prestigious list. And of course it goes without saying that he'd like to be closer to Juan in the list. Too bad, so sad.
22 posted on 01/03/2009 8:40:50 AM PST by upchuck (Get ready for 2009: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; Pray)
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To: upchuck

Come to think of it, Lindsey may even sue ROOOOOOOOTERS for leaving him out of the article. Poor lil’ RINO. Just breaks my heart.


23 posted on 01/03/2009 8:44:31 AM PST by upchuck (Get ready for 2009: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; Pray)
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To: Old Sarge
Old Sarge wrote:
Which means they have 64 votes.
I haven't checked your math. But have you factored in the "vacant" Dem seats:
24 posted on 01/03/2009 8:45:45 AM PST by cc2k
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m not convinced that all of the Senate Democrats are prepared to vote in lockstep with DelanObama, especially if it means endorsing some of the wack-a-doo, Left-Coast, Nancy Pelosi Liberal base-pleasing ideas that are bound to emerge from the House of Representatives in the form of a “stimulus” package.

Much of what U.S. House Liberals want, differs from what the Governors want, which differs yet again from what the US Mayors want, which is all a lot different than what MoveOn, Code Pinko, and the rest of the Far Left splinter groups want...

Did I mention the crowd who wants nothing more than to prosecute Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for War Crimes, and will be demanding exactly that more and more vocally as time marches on??

We’ll see who ends up voting for what, but I don’t believe that much is going to emerge from this crew much before Mother’s Day, if then...


25 posted on 01/03/2009 8:49:02 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: rabscuttle385
The list of RINO turncoats:

John McCain (AZ)
Susan Collins (ME)
Olympia Snowe (ME)
Arlen Specter (PA)
George Voinovich (OH)

A list that will, no doubt, grow much longer. So sad.

Gridlock is our only hope. That hope is fast dwindling...

27 posted on 01/03/2009 8:52:10 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Baynative
Contact me when it is. I will most certainly take a look.

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

28 posted on 01/03/2009 8:55:04 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: upchuck

Isn’t there a Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska, that might qualify, at least marginally?


29 posted on 01/03/2009 9:09:53 AM PST by Elsiejay
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To: rabscuttle385

All the more reason to clean our own house before we can clean out the rat’s nest in DC....My 09 resolution...I do not, or will EVER vote RINO.....NEVER AGAIN!


30 posted on 01/03/2009 9:10:30 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rabscuttle385

The only reason they want help is that they want to be able to blame their own failures on the GOP.


31 posted on 01/03/2009 9:20:17 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Elsiejay; rabscuttle385

Yeah, Hagle should be on the list and a couple of others as well. rabscuttle’s original list came from the article.


32 posted on 01/03/2009 9:20:41 AM PST by upchuck (Get ready for 2009: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; Pray)
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To: rabscuttle385

1. John McCain (AZ)
2. Susan Collins (ME)
3. Olympia Snowe (ME)
4. Arlen Specter (PA)
5. George Voinovich (OH)
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Then THESE are the people we inundate with emails. http://www.usa.gov


33 posted on 01/03/2009 9:33:35 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (YOU can get your own Bail Out . . .Dec 18 post at http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com)
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To: rabscuttle385
By still kicking, do you mean ?


34 posted on 01/03/2009 9:36:02 AM PST by stratboy
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To: rabscuttle385
Well, Warner is gone, replaced by a Democrat with the same last name

HURRAH!!!

</sarc>

35 posted on 01/03/2009 9:47:39 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Old Sarge
As much as I hate the idea of supporting RINOs, it's important that we recognize that some of them do help out in some tough times. For example, Specter has come through and helped get Alito and Roberts on the SCOTUS.

It's important to praise when they do something right, and then savagely destroy them when they do something wrong. :-)

And that goes for conservative Dems, too.

36 posted on 01/03/2009 9:50:32 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Old Sarge

This post gets bookmarked under the folder name “Democratic Traitors”.


38 posted on 01/03/2009 10:31:56 AM PST by Chgogal (Don't look at me. You elected them, Comrade!)
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To: Baynative
I was there and on that first morning when the armed federal agents took the headgates back, I snapped this picture as knelt down to pray with them.


Klamath Basin farmers pray for strength and guidance

39 posted on 01/03/2009 12:35:19 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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