Skip to comments.Republican senators vow to resist Obama stimulus plan
Posted on 01/29/2009 4:59:30 PM PST by cdnerds
Angry Republican senators vowed Thursday to put up a fight against President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill after the package passed the House of Representatives with no opposition support.
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I do too....but I’ll believe it when I see it.
This is, as Larry Kudlow likes to say, a big mustard seed.
Hang in there, guys. Even if moderates like Snowe, Specter, & Collins defect, I’ll still consider it a victory so long as the rest of the caucus holds.
I pray they stand strong.
The media will hail them as heros.
do they have enough Senators who are willing to filibuster....I mean with McCain, Snowe, Collins et al???
It’ll still pass but force them to own the whole damn thing!
It’s like others have observed, Obama’s problem really isn’t with the Republicans. It’s with Pelosi and Reid.
Everyone!!! Bombard your senators with emails.
just keep calling and mailing, not just your own senator but red dog dem senators too.
Keep the pressure on them .
Snowe, Collins, Graham, and Voinovich (and probably Arlen Sphincter, too) will side with the Democrats, as usual.
Are they angry at what they see in the bill, or are they angry at what they don’t see in the bill (their measure of pork)?
This bill should not be modified and passed. It should die. Put a stake through it’s chest, stomp on it, and bury it for all time.
That’s my bottom line.
don’t just call and mail your own though, if that happens it means say Snowe gets what 50 calls and mail where as if we all call Snowe then she’ll get at least a few hundred.
shop around and find senators of your own and find red dog dems as well as RINO’s
I doubt that Obama really cares, but he wanted to kick the bi-partisan football, and Lucy Pelosi took it away and he landed on his butt. She made him look foolish.
I will send checks to vulnerable Republican Senators who vote to defeat.
That’s the possibility that scares me.
NO MORE BAILOUTS! NONE! ZIP! NADA!
I sure hope so.
It’s not going to be easy for them to tell 57 million voters they voted against them.
The Obama Pelosi stimulus is not ethical, logical, American, realistic, constructive, or helpful.
$500 to a illegal alien worker and $1000 to a illegal married couple is just one example.
Pray hard that they stand firm over this. The future of the country is at stake.
Hats off to the House Republicans, who were 100% unified in their defiance of this outrageous plan. Will the Senate Republicans follow suit? I certainly hope so, but can’t help but doubt it, some of them are the first ones anyone visualizes when they hear the term RINO. If they ever want that to change, this would be a good place to start.
It’s NOT a “stimulus bill” dammit! They are buying their permanent political power with MY MONEY!!!!!
Too bad both my senators are liberal Democrats, but if they were RINOs, would I really be better off? Gonna pass this info along in any event, they may need a neck brace.
If I was a senator, I could have been persuaded by Obama’s appeals.
But then I would look at Reid being an ass and change my mind.
I agree with you. Many more GOP would have jumped on board despite how bad the bill was IF Pelosi and Reid weren’t attacking Republicans instead of working with them...
Doesn’t matter. If a couple of the usual suspects flip, the squandering goes through.
Oh yeah, Voinovich will bend over for any dem.
I can’t believe I wrote that.
Vote Against Obama’s Stimulus Package
Stop the waste of America’s tax dollars
Please tell your elected officials to oppose the $825 billion ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’, commonly known as the stimulus bill, now making its way through Congress. This legislation is packed with pork, supports leftwing political groups such as ACORN and will increase the national deficit to more than $2 trillion dollars which future generations will have to repay.
The House plans to vote on this package Wednesday with the Senate expected to vote later this week.
The Heritage Foundation has listed several top disastrous highlights:
That snide comment by Obambi is going to keep coming back to bite him on the a**.
Liar, liar, pants on fire. And to continue with the childhood analogies, I'm surprised her nose isn't a mile long. Must be all that botox.
Just sent e-mails to my two Senators. I think that they’ll hold this time. They took a beating last time they ticked off the electorate.
I think that Obama wants to be some great uniter, a beloved pied piper, leading everyone and having flower petal strewn in his path by lovely maidens. Nancy Pelosi has singularly guaranteed him that it is not to be. It’s going to be tough sledding for the Bamster, no matter if the Republicans are outnumbered.
Arlen Sphincter is my Senator. I called his office today and asked if there was any chance he was going to vote against this bill. The person said that he was leaning toward voting against it but they were still discussing amendments. I told him to forget amendments that no matter what they did they were not going to make a silk purse out of this pig and it would be really nice if for once if he could bring himself to vote with Republicans. I so want him to retire.
I think there’s a possibility they hold firm on a united (or near so) vote no.
The problem is what happens when Democrat’s decide they don’t want to own this, if that happens, and offer a few trivial modifications. Will Republicans still hold firm?
As bad as the bill is I’d much rather the Democrat’s pass on first try with no Republican support then pull it off the table, make a few adjustments that don’t really improve the bill but stroke the Republican egos, and then have this hung on their necks in ‘10.
That would be absolutely dreamy. I'd be tempted to lay a big sloppy one on Olympia if she voted against the Pork bill.
That’s a very good link. Thanks for posting.
LOL....you are so correct!
They BETTER 'resist' voting for the Porkulus Maximus Plan, or I'll DAMN sure 'resist' voting for their sorry backsides next time the elections roll around!
somehow olympia snow, arlen specture, and the chief of the three ring doofus act John McCain hardly inspire ANY confidence.
remember when mccain suspended his campaign to rush to DC and protect the voters interests. He voted for that fiasco.
McCain has a “fool me twice” redemption moment.
remember the senate bill is BIGGER than the house bill.
Toll free capital switchboard numbers are:
Congress critter ping!
Voinovich, make your last years in office of some value. Stand up for your constituents on this! Don’t go with obama!
On second thought, it would be really cool if they could help this bill to fail or keep it bottled up. Obama and his toadies are due for a big takedown.
I think the bigger questions is how some of THESE Senators will vote with ZERO GOP cover:Alaska - Mark Begich (D)
Colorado - Mark Udall (D)
North Carolina - Kay Hagan (D)
Virginia - Mark Warner (D)
Montana - Max Baucus, D
Montana - Jon Tester, D
South Dakota - Tim Johnson D
Arkansas - Mark Pryor D
And ther are OTHER Dims who come from mostly "conservative" states that won't be at all comfortable with this SAN FRANCISCO WINGNUT LIBERAL bill.
You can BET that this will fracture the dims, not the GOP.
It will be a COLOSSAL defeat for the new president. Yeah, when a bill is finally passed, they'll give him all the credit...but it'll be a "conservative" bill with over 1/2 the money going to tax cuts and infrastructure...or no bill at all.