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New START treaty passes key Senate vote (Cloture passes 67-28, 11 R support)
Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 22, 2010 | Lisa Mascaro and Michael Muskal

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: bobbennett; congress; corker; disarmament; howiecarr; isakson; lamaralexander; lugar; murkowski; nationalsecurityfail; obama; rememberthenames; scottbrown; snowe; start; starttreaty; surrender; susancollins; thadcochran; ussenate; voinovich
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1 posted on 12/21/2010 1:25:12 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

When is the vote scheduled?


2 posted on 12/21/2010 1:26:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Jet Jaguar; DoughtyOne

Ping.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 1:27:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Innovative

There’s that commie, Mookowski again. She’s a regular Obamanoid Tingler. The GOP needs to throw her goatsmellin’, liberal @$$ out of the party!


4 posted on 12/21/2010 1:27:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Army Air Corps
Article said final vote on Wednesday — but these RINOs support passage, so it will pass with the same 67 votes, which is what is needed to pass the treaty.

Putin is rolling on the floor laughing...

5 posted on 12/21/2010 1:29:42 PM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Army Air Corps

According to CSPAN....sometime tomorrow (that means it will be voted on when we are not watching)....


6 posted on 12/21/2010 1:29:45 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Innovative

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.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 1:31:20 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Innovative
Welcome to The United States of Appeasement

Se habla espanol

8 posted on 12/21/2010 1:32:08 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Innovative

“...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.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 1:32:41 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Innovative

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.


10 posted on 12/21/2010 1:32:55 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Innovative

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.


11 posted on 12/21/2010 1:33:06 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Innovative
Many of my colleagues have concerns about this treaty," Voinovich said, "But after my own research and consultation... as well as yesterday's three-hour closed session in the Old Senate Chamber, I support this treaty..."

Anybody know how big the bribe was?

12 posted on 12/21/2010 1:33:31 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Blueflag

oops. That would be Isakson. Bad fingers. Bad!


13 posted on 12/21/2010 1:33:49 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Innovative
Remember the names...

Lugar (IN)
Voinovich (OH)
Brown (MA)
Snowe (ME)
Collins (ME)
Alexander (TN)
Corker (TN)
Isakson (GA)
Murkowski (AK)
Cochran (MS)
Bennett (UT)

14 posted on 12/21/2010 1:34:27 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Innovative

“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.


15 posted on 12/21/2010 1:34:38 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Attn. GOP: Deliver the goods, or we'll do to you what we did to the Dems!)
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To: Innovative

That’s 11 Senators who won’t be winning their next primary elections.


16 posted on 12/21/2010 1:34:50 PM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 1:35:27 PM PST by Fishtalk (Dance like nobody's watching; Sing like nobody's listening; Blog like nobody's reading.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Traitorous bastards all of ‘em!


18 posted on 12/21/2010 1:35:45 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: Innovative

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.


19 posted on 12/21/2010 1:35:50 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Innovative
Richard Lugar,George Voinovich,Scott Brown,Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins,Lisa Murkowski...yawn... same old suspects..nothing changes..RINOS RINOS RINOS..we keep sending 'em back...
20 posted on 12/21/2010 1:37:01 PM PST by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: Army Air Corps

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...


21 posted on 12/21/2010 1:37:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

BOTH Tennessee Senators? What the hell is wrong with you people?


22 posted on 12/21/2010 1:37:20 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dead
Anybody know how big the bribe was?

They told Voinovich they would make him cry again if he didn't vote for it.

23 posted on 12/21/2010 1:37:20 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A couple of months too late for that.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 1:37:28 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Innovative

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.


25 posted on 12/21/2010 1:39:44 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: Innovative

Hey, that Scott Brown guy has just worked out great, hasn’t he?


26 posted on 12/21/2010 1:39:47 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: sourcery

And one of the lost her last primary.


27 posted on 12/21/2010 1:39:51 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Attn. GOP: Deliver the goods, or we'll do to you what we did to the Dems!)
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To: Terry Mross
Which means some republicans joined the are liberals, as is their nature.
28 posted on 12/21/2010 1:40:53 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Innovative

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.


29 posted on 12/21/2010 1:40:57 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Innovative

At least two Democrats voted against cloture (or didn’t vote). Does anyone have names?


30 posted on 12/21/2010 1:41:15 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: who knows what evil?
RevolutionLadies These Senators need to get in touch with the real people.
31 posted on 12/21/2010 1:42:13 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: montag813

Remember, Murkowski said that it was her job to help Obama succeed...because that is good for America.


32 posted on 12/21/2010 1:43:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Innovative
I had 10 Mississippi voters at work today... we all reamed thad cochran’s office... they do not care... they want America to die... they want to sleep at the feet of stalin... thad has to retire here... he will not be happy because he will be shunned as a leper. HE is a deeply hated man in Mississippi these days.

LLS

33 posted on 12/21/2010 1:43:49 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The GOP needs to throw her goatsmellin’, liberal @$$ out of the party!

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.

34 posted on 12/21/2010 1:43:51 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: who knows what evil?

Evidently we just LOVE RINOS!!!!
We can keep the (R) without really MEANING it.

Have you seen our new Governor?


35 posted on 12/21/2010 1:43:54 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: Servant of the Cross; Aleya2Fairlie

Concerning #14—You two need to get together. Remember to put me on the new ping list.


36 posted on 12/21/2010 1:44:04 PM PST by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Innovative
Who of the 11 are for reelection in 2012? I know some are retiring.
37 posted on 12/21/2010 1:44:15 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: Monterrosa-24

That picture is equal parts enthralling and creepy.


38 posted on 12/21/2010 1:44:15 PM PST by DemonDeac
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To: Monterrosa-24

That picture is equal parts enthralling and creepy.


39 posted on 12/21/2010 1:44:23 PM PST by DemonDeac
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To: Fishtalk

Lindsey is not needed this time. They only need 67. So he can get cover. I think they take turns getting Obama enough votes.


40 posted on 12/21/2010 1:44:59 PM PST by rod1
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To: sourcery

cochran is not running... and he does not care what anyone thinks... he is a turn-coat bastid!

LLS


41 posted on 12/21/2010 1:45:01 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


42 posted on 12/21/2010 1:45:20 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: DemonDeac

“...enthralling and creepy”

Thanks, I guess.


43 posted on 12/21/2010 1:45:48 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Steelfish

Do not shame me and others that have blasted dc with faxes and phone calls for the past week or so.

LLS


44 posted on 12/21/2010 1:46:24 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: montag813

I agree. She’s just another guaranteed commie vote like her two sisters, Collins and Snowe. RINOs the DemocRATS can depend upon.


45 posted on 12/21/2010 1:46:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


46 posted on 12/21/2010 1:48:24 PM PST by butterdezillion
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Dark days ahead...


47 posted on 12/21/2010 1:48:54 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Fishtalk

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.


48 posted on 12/21/2010 1:49:32 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Fishtalk

I wonder if the rush has something to do with the admin’s refusing to hand over the negotiating record.....


49 posted on 12/21/2010 1:51:55 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Luger -> We have no way to confirm....

Luger -> We assumed that at the end of START1 there would be a START2 in place, which there is not....

50 posted on 12/21/2010 1:51:55 PM PST by 4woodenboats (Pelosi texts for a lifeline - "blinkblinkblink blink blink blink blinkblinkblink blink.....")
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