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ALERT: "They've Cut A Deal With Three Of Our Guys" [Byron York]
National Review ^

Posted on 02/06/2009 10:23:52 AM PST by Blue Turtle

Just got off the phone with an influential Republican senator. I asked how things stood with the stimulus, and he answered instantly, "They've cut a deal with three of our guys. They're delaying us from offering amendments. I suspect that as soon as they've got it written, they will offer it as an amendment, vote on it, and that will be it." He didn't have details on what the deal might be, but most Republicans seem to suspect it will involve relatively small cuts — and very little change in the price tag of the bill from the House version — that will be touted as a major bipartisan compromise. My senator suspects — hopes? — that no more than four Republicans will vote for the bill.

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KEYWORDS: 111th; anticonservatives; byronyork; expelthem; kickthemout; notgop; porkulus; senate; stimulus; stimuluswatch
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1 posted on 02/06/2009 10:23:52 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

NAMES


2 posted on 02/06/2009 10:24:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Blue Turtle

One question: Why did they have to “make a deal”. Hell, they have got the votes! This is BS, pure and simple.


3 posted on 02/06/2009 10:25:42 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: skeeter

I suspect one of the names rhymes with McCain.


4 posted on 02/06/2009 10:25:46 AM PST by Mojave ("Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!")
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To: Blue Turtle
I hope these traitors like the necklace they are about to be required to wear.
5 posted on 02/06/2009 10:26:14 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Blue Turtle

I’ll guess. The two from Maine and. hmmmm, maybe Lugar


6 posted on 02/06/2009 10:26:48 AM PST by SMCC1
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To: Blue Turtle

Just give us the NAMES!
I am ready to pick up the phone and show my arse!


7 posted on 02/06/2009 10:27:24 AM PST by a real Sheila (Lord, please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: skeeter

McCollins, McSnow, McCain...........?


8 posted on 02/06/2009 10:27:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Zimbabwe has removed 12 zeroes from its currency. We need to remove one from the White House......)
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To: Blue Turtle

Gads....my bet is on it being:

Specter

Collins

Snowe

Their phones have been off the hook all day!


9 posted on 02/06/2009 10:27:32 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Mojave

If so, the GOP should impeach them. I’m sure they could get enough dem votes to get it done. Send the Rinos home.


10 posted on 02/06/2009 10:27:50 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Blue Turtle

Just give us the NAMES!
I am ready to pick up the phone and show my arse!


11 posted on 02/06/2009 10:27:51 AM PST by a real Sheila (Lord, please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: skeeter
NAMES

Tar. Feathers.

12 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:06 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: skeeter

names aren’t hard: Snowe, Collins, Spector and crying Voinivich


13 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:07 AM PST by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: Mojave
I suspect one of the names rhymes with McCain.

And Grindsey Laham!

.

14 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:15 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: skeeter

Names?

Oh, c’mon. You’ve been around FR long enough to know the names in your sleep.

Snowe, Collins (how can one state be that stupid?), Vonio from Ohio, maybe Specter, maybe Grahamnesty.


15 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:27 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: skeeter

My guess:

Snowe, Collins, and ?


16 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:31 AM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: penelopesire

McDem

Specter

Collins

Snowe


17 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:46 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: mc5cents

Cover, just like they had for past two years


18 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:47 AM PST by sickoflibs (Pelosi: "Create jobs by teaching kids to use condoms in recovery bill ",condom jobs??)
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To: Blue Turtle
McCain: I'll name names! I'll make them famous!

Wouldn't it be ironic if he was one of the “gang of three”?

19 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:47 AM PST by McGruff
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To: penelopesire

Pinging Chairman Steele,
THROW THE BUMS THAT VOTE FOR THIS BILL OUT OF THE PARTY...


20 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:52 AM PST by joe fonebone (The libtard votes in every election, regardless of the candidate.)
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To: SMCC1
maybe Lugar

Either Voinofabitch or Kilts Specter, or both.

21 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:05 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Blue Turtle

How does the line item veto work?
Is it possible they can cut a deal, pass the porkulus bill, then Osamabama can simply scrap those concessions before signing it?


22 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:08 AM PST by a real Sheila (Lord, please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Any Bluedog dems in the senate?

There are 51 in the house, and 11 of them voted with the Republicans against the bill there.

23 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:11 AM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: skeeter

Snowe, Collins and Specter, and possibly one or two other Republicans


24 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:12 AM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Blue Turtle

Any time you have to cut a deal it’s always bad for someone.


25 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:17 AM PST by bgill
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To: Mojave

Spector???


26 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:22 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: upchuck

The flakes from Maine are a cinch. Its the third one I’m not sure of.


27 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: penelopesire

heard specter was going to cave...


28 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:27 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: skeeter

My WAG: Collins, Snowe, Voinovich, and Specter.


29 posted on 02/06/2009 10:29:42 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Red Badger

I really don’t think it is going to be McCain this time. He was on the senate floor this morning. Collins, Snowe and Specter have not been seen as far as I know.

In a smoky backroom being paid to play by the democrats!

LOOTER TRAITORS!!


30 posted on 02/06/2009 10:30:05 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: WoodstockCat

Yup! The Crybaby will be one of them.


31 posted on 02/06/2009 10:30:19 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Blue Turtle

If the bill is unstoppable, the Republican should add an amendment/provision stating that the bill is not effective unless and until Obama releases his actual birth certificate. It would be worth it just to watch all of the liberal network newsreaders stroke out.


32 posted on 02/06/2009 10:31:10 AM PST by Mojave ("Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!")
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To: Mojave

“I suspect one of the names rhymes with McCain.”

Probably not so. McCain built his reputation on fighting against pork spending. To do otherwise would be out of character. And he is a character.


33 posted on 02/06/2009 10:31:25 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Really! It's time; NOW)
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To: SMCC1

This is insanity, I don’t understand this. How can anybody with half a brain and a conscious vote for this crap? This does nothing to stimulate the economy long term. Why amd I paying for a 700k polar bear exhibit in f*cking Rhode Island?????

Where is the f*cking outrage on this???? I know Democrats know this is BS. Repubs were raked over the coals when they add pork to a bill. This isn’t a couple mill we are talking about. It’s TRILLION FRIGGIN DOLLARS!!

OMG, this is insane. I am filled with outrage on this TRAVESTY of a bill. What can I do!?

I can’t do a damn thing about this THING. How can they do this?!

UGH


34 posted on 02/06/2009 10:31:36 AM PST by cups
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To: Blue Turtle

$107 billion is not enough fat, cut out ALL spending or vote no.


35 posted on 02/06/2009 10:32:12 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: penelopesire

You’re right. That’s what I heard on Fox earlier today.


36 posted on 02/06/2009 10:32:20 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: Syncro
Any Bluedog dems in the senate?

Off the top of my head, the only one I can think of is Nelson from Nebraska.

37 posted on 02/06/2009 10:32:33 AM PST by Marathoner (The dream: 1-20-2013, hearing "I, Sarah Heath Palin, do solumnly swear...")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

FYI


38 posted on 02/06/2009 10:33:21 AM PST by BossLady (Fauxbama is a lipsomaniac....)
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To: Mojave

Not a chance.


39 posted on 02/06/2009 10:33:26 AM PST by green iguana
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To: penelopesire

My co-worker tried to call Specter’s office and couldn’t get through. We both ended up sending e-mails.


40 posted on 02/06/2009 10:33:53 AM PST by sneakers
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To: sickoflibs
Cover, just like they had for past two years

3 out of 535 is NOT cover.

41 posted on 02/06/2009 10:34:32 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: xcamel

you have to narrow it to 3 to get in on the pool...lol.


42 posted on 02/06/2009 10:34:53 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Blue Turtle

Pretty sure that Ben Nelson from Nebraska (D) has his phone lit up like a Christmas tree. I couldn’t get in earlier so I emailed him.


43 posted on 02/06/2009 10:35:03 AM PST by NoobRep
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To: McGruff

“McCain: I’ll name names! I’ll make them famous!

Wouldn’t it be ironic if he was one of the “gang of three”? “

Snowe has to be in there. McCain’s campaign, when it was flat broke, contributed to her campaign.


44 posted on 02/06/2009 10:35:17 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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If I were Steele I would call the 3 suspects up and tell them that support would go to another candidate in the primary, and even if they won their primaries, he would make certain they lose. Rather have an enemy you know that a scumbag you can’t trust.


45 posted on 02/06/2009 10:35:28 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: cups
OMG, this is insane. I am filled with outrage on this TRAVESTY of a bill. What can I do!?

Well. How bout this: Next to nothing until 2010 and 2012.

Consider for a moment that the reason you feel helpless is....because the only time we have a chance to choose the fork in the road with our hellbound handcart is at the friggin fork in the road (aka the elections.)

The GOp has some culpability for only giving us McLib to choose from. Yeah? But it also gave us Palin. BTW, did you ever hear a word one from Sarah Palin before McCain pulled her out of obscurity and put her on the stage? Do you think she'd be on national TV and books right now without McQueeg-the-RINO setting her up?

Do you think the conservapurists would've done anything to bring her to the stage or would they just keep whining about poor Duncan Hunter got cheated.

DAMMIT. I'm sorry to rant in your direction as I wrote this same response the similar exasperation on another thread, but MAYBE CONSERVATIVES WILL TAKE THE ELECTION SERIOUSLY NEXT TIME.

46 posted on 02/06/2009 10:36:53 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Centurion2000
3 out of 535 is NOT cover.

To the radical partisans bringing America the news it is.

47 posted on 02/06/2009 10:37:05 AM PST by skeeter
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To: truthkeeper

Stands to reason. We have been watching them for a few days pussy footing around!

We need to demand that the RNC and the voters throw them to the curb next time they are up for re-election!


48 posted on 02/06/2009 10:37:18 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: joe fonebone

The Chairman will get a letter from me saying no money for the RNC until they not only prove they are conservative, but until they tar, feather and remove ANY RINO that supports this sh!t sandwich.


49 posted on 02/06/2009 10:37:51 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Blue Turtle
Stimulating Toomey
Mark Hemingway
With Specter expected to cave on the stimulus bill, I'm hearing from GOP Senate sources that forces are already gathering to push Pat Toomey into the 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race against Specter.

50 posted on 02/06/2009 10:38:27 AM PST by jellybean (Who is John Galt? ~ Bookmark altfreerepublic.freeforums.org for when FR is down)
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