Skip to comments.New START treaty passes key Senate vote (Cloture passes 67-28, 11 R support)
Posted on 12/21/2010 1:25:07 PM PST by Innovative
The Senate voted 67-28 to pass a cloture motion, seemingly enough to assure final ratification. Eleven Republicans joined with 56 Democrats to pass the cloture motion.
It will take 67 votes to ratify the New Start pact, which would give the Obama administration its top foreign policy goal in the lame-duck session.
Among Republicans announcing their support were Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and Bob Bennett of Utah. All voted for cloture.
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When is the vote scheduled?
There’s that commie, Mookowski again. She’s a regular Obamanoid Tingler. The GOP needs to throw her goatsmellin’, liberal @$$ out of the party!
Putin is rolling on the floor laughing...
According to CSPAN....sometime tomorrow (that means it will be voted on when we are not watching)....
we have to end lame duck session and seat new people as soon as their elections are validated. There’s no need for delay with modern media and modern transportation.
And these freaking republicans. In 2006 we had a repub lame duck congress, didn’t pass ANYTHING. in 2010 bending over ass backwards to give dems what they want.
Stupid senate mother effers.
Se habla espanol
“...Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and Bob Bennett of Utah...”
All these zip-wads are worse than the Dems. At least the Dems are more honest about being anti-American.
I called both my senators’ offices to implore them to vote NO and wait for the new Senate. I got through to a polite Chambliss (GA) staffer. Isaackson was no answer and two full voice mail boxes.
Oh well. At least Saxby had his act together.
Interesting. Before the November election this vote would have been more or less down party lines. Now it’s “bi-partisan”. Which means some republicans joined the liberals, as is their nature.
Anybody know how big the bribe was?
oops. That would be Isakson. Bad fingers. Bad!
“Among Republicans announcing their support were Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and Bob Bennett of Utah. All voted for cloture.”
Lessee... RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, baked beans, RINO, RINO, RINO and RINO.
Have you got anything without RINO?
Okay, I’ll stop.
That’s 11 Senators who won’t be winning their next primary elections.
The final vote had been scheduled for today, postponed until tomorrow now.
What’s odd is that today I saw Lindsay Grahamnesty on TV all against this thing, making good arguments why it shouldn’t be passed with this lame duck congress, what’s the hurry?
Lindsay Graham, dag, he’s a big-time RINO and he’s still, as I understand it, against this thing.
Just odd I think.
Traitorous bastards all of ‘em!
This is more than approving a faulty START treaty as the National Review editorial correctly lambastes. It is worse. This marks the beginning of the Obama 2012 re-election. The 11 traitors all- must have a scarlet letter T around their necks. Where was the Rebublican base? The Tea Partiers? Shame on us all. Make no mistake. These filthy traitors just insured an Obama re-election.
Good-bye republic. It was nice knowing you.
The United States will be the only entity on the planet that will abide by it’s promises under this treaty.
One of these days we’re going to wake up to a China with an invincible nuclear shield demanding we kiss it’s ass.
Obama has accomplished the possible...
BOTH Tennessee Senators? What the hell is wrong with you people?
They told Voinovich they would make him cry again if he didn't vote for it.
A couple of months too late for that.
Target all of them. Bennett’s a lame duck.
I’d like to see Moocowski forced to change parties. Just push the bytch out altogether. Alexander and Corker are a disappointment and TN can do better. And Johnny Isaacson? WTH happened to him? Indiana can do a lot better than Lugar. He’s been drifting left for a long time now. I don’t know what can be done about the ME sisters and Brown. That we have any senators from the NE is a miracle. And Thad Cochran? Sheesh. Disgusting. Primary that SOB out as soon as possible.
Hey, that Scott Brown guy has just worked out great, hasn’t he?
And one of the lost her last primary.
Why would ANY Republican want to boost Barack Obama’s 2012 election campaign by burnishing his foreign policy credentials? It makes no sense at all. Sheer lunacy.
At least two Democrats voted against cloture (or didn’t vote). Does anyone have names?
Remember, Murkowski said that it was her job to help Obama succeed...because that is good for America.
They had a chance to strip her of her seniority when she aanounced her write-in. It would have wrecked her argument that she could deliver $$$ for Alaska. But McConnell chose to appease her instead, hopeing she would vote with them over lame duck. Appeasement NEVER EVER works.
Evidently we just LOVE RINOS!!!!
We can keep the (R) without really MEANING it.
Have you seen our new Governor?
Concerning #14—You two need to get together. Remember to put me on the new ping list.
That picture is equal parts enthralling and creepy.
That picture is equal parts enthralling and creepy.
Lindsey is not needed this time. They only need 67. So he can get cover. I think they take turns getting Obama enough votes.
cochran is not running... and he does not care what anyone thinks... he is a turn-coat bastid!
The GOP Senators still have not received the message of November 2, 2010. People will not put up with this collegiality BS. I blame not only those Republican Senators who voted against America and with Obama and Putin, but also those in the Republican leadership and other Senators who failed to call out their colleagues for the supporting this treasonous sell-out. It is no longer good enough for those such as Senator McConnnell to feign opposition to this type of Democrat madness, while permitting their quisling colleagues to vote in favour without any censure.
This is not a mere circumstance of “agreeing to disagree”. This goes to the fundamental issue of America’s defence, something which these b...ards have sworn to defend. The TEA party movement and all conservatives have much, much more work to do.
“...enthralling and creepy”
Thanks, I guess.
Do not shame me and others that have blasted dc with faxes and phone calls for the past week or so.
I agree. She’s just another guaranteed commie vote like her two sisters, Collins and Snowe. RINOs the DemocRATS can depend upon.
To have an election like we had and then have R’s opt to “cooperate” with the losers is as close to flipping the bird at the voters as anything I can imagine.
If a tsunami election doesn’t hold these obnoxious critters in check, then what are we supposed to do?
This is the utter failure of the democratic process.
Dark days ahead...
I’m starting to wonder if they’re taking turns, figuring they can’t all be primaried out at one time. This would be their way of showing us little people who’s still in charge, Tea Party or no Tea Party.
I wonder if the rush has something to do with the admin’s refusing to hand over the negotiating record.....
Luger -> We assumed that at the end of START1 there would be a START2 in place, which there is not....