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G.O.P.(Suuusan Collins) Splits on Senatorís(Bunning) Move to Block Benefits
NYT ^ | 3/02/10 | Carl Hulse

Posted on 03/02/2010 10:29:47 AM PST by DallasBiff

WASHINGTON — The effort to end a Senate standoff over unemployment benefits and health coverage for the jobless escalated on Tuesday morning as Senator Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, became the latest lawmaker, and the first Republican, to try to override the objection of Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: bunning; collins; obama; palin; rino
Suuusan Collins whining to Jim Bunning. Jim don't listen to the whining RINO.
1 posted on 03/02/2010 10:29:47 AM PST by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Way to stand up with your party, susan.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 10:30:49 AM PST by chris37
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To: DallasBiff

Rush brought up something this morning......WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS????


3 posted on 03/02/2010 10:38:01 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: DallasBiff
If one guy can stop this bill, why can't the entire Rep caucus stop the health care bill? Just asking.
4 posted on 03/02/2010 10:40:46 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

So far they have.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 10:41:36 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: chris37

RINO
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6 posted on 03/02/2010 10:47:34 AM PST by Currentriverrat (Stop cap and trade fraud.)
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To: upsdriver
And thank God they have. What I mean is that he seems to be the sole voice stopping a vote on this bill. Why wouldn't they be able to get one guy to stop a vote on HC? Id this a committee thing or a procedural thing. I really do not know.
7 posted on 03/02/2010 10:59:19 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: DallasBiff

Hey the Senate runs on unanimous consent.

Dems always love all these rules when they are in the miniority.

Go Jim go.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 11:01:11 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore" SEIU's Andy Stern)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“If one guy can stop this bill, why can’t the entire Rep caucus stop the health care bill? Just asking.”

The answer is that Harry Reid wants this approved unanimously, saving the Senate the trouble of the normal approval procedure. This tactic is typically used for “simple” bills to streamline the process.

In the event that one person objects (in this case, Bunning), they have to follow normal procedures which could take up to a week.

In the case of health care, of course, it’s following normal procedure, leaving filibuster as the only option to stop it in the event the Democrats wanted it to move forward.


9 posted on 03/02/2010 11:28:26 AM PST by branch15_5
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To: branch15_5

Thank you.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 11:34:24 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Dawgreg

In a bunker afraid of being accused of wanting the poor to die.

I suspect Bunning is doing this more out of spite to both parties. Republicans did throw him overboard. But, he’s still right here. I’m hoping the fact he isn’t seeking re-election and that the leadership jumped ship on him encourages him not to fold here. Democrat’s can pass it with 51 votes so this is nothing but an attempt on their part to share blame with Republicans.


11 posted on 03/02/2010 11:48:51 AM PST by Soul Seeker (? for anyone)
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To: Soul Seeker

I hope he takes this opportunity to just tell it like it is....just like you did about the 51 votes. What has he got to lose? He needs to expose this latest sham and expose the Demonrats for what they are and expose the Depublicans for the chicken shyte cowards they are!


12 posted on 03/02/2010 12:22:06 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: DallasBiff

The only thing slower than her speech pattern is her thinking process.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 12:26:27 PM PST by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: DallasBiff
Sen. Bunning and the unemployment benefits debate revisited

Also mentions the Heritage backrounder.

Question for Sen. Collins: Ma'am, are you illiterate?

14 posted on 03/02/2010 12:32:07 PM PST by mewzilla (I'm not a socialist. Heck, yes, I hope Barry fails. Sheesh.)
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