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Showdown: 41 Senate Democrats vow to filibuster budget if it defunds Planned Parenthood
Hotair ^ | 04/05/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/05/2011 10:55:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Boehner could probably get away with dropping the PP rider from the House budget bill if Reid was prepared to agree to a number close to $61 billion in cuts. But to meet roughly only halfway, at or around $33 billion, and still drop some of the red meat like defunding PP that the base craved? He’s burning the candle of grassroots credibility at both ends. Risky business.

Forty-one senators have pledged to filibuster any bipartisan spending bill that includes an amendment to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, threatening an impasse with House conservatives.

The group, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), includes thirty-nine Democratic senators and two Independents, Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.)…

The group outlined their opposition in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and GOP leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), asking Reid and McConnell to “stand with us against extreme proposals by some members of the House to eliminate support for women’s health and family planning programs and providers that service millions of women and families.”…

Reid has already declared the Planned Parenthood rider would not be part of a final deal with the House on 2011 spending levels.

Remember, Brown, Collins, and Murkowski also oppose defunding Planned Parenthood and there are surely other Democrats who didn’t sign Boxer’s letter who’ll vote with her if it comes to that. So realistically, there’s no way this is getting through the Senate. And needless to say, if he and Reid can agree on a budget in all major particulars, Boehner isn’t going to endanger that by threatening to force a government shutdown over an issue as narrow and hot button as abortion. So he has four options here. (1) Trade one red meat provision for another. If the GOP drops the Planned Parenthood rider, Democrats agree to defund NPR. Easy peasy! (2) Drop all the red meat stuff in exchange for deeper cuts. Boehner’s already insisting that $33 billion isn’t enough, so maybe that’s already in the works. (3) Split the riders off from the main budget bill, pass them separately in the House, and have Reid give them a separate up-or-down vote in the Senate. That would be Boehner’s way of showing the base that he’s bringing their concerns to the floor, but since the only leverage he has in getting them passed is leaving them attached to the main budget bill, splitting them off would be tantamount to dropping them altogether. (4) Start frantically downplaying the significance of this year’s budget, which is after all small potatoes, and soothe the base with reassurances about how epic Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget is going to be. Maybe have Ryan hold a presser at which he repeats, over and over in dulcet tones, “Four trillion. Four trillion. Four trillion…”

Exit question: Failure to defund PP = nifty fundraising tool for the NRSC among social conservatives next year?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; budget; debt; defund; democrats; parenthood; senate; spending

1 posted on 04/05/2011 10:55:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Go ahead DemonRats, make my day!


2 posted on 04/05/2011 10:57:27 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SeekAndFind
The evil runs deep...

Mike

3 posted on 04/05/2011 10:58:56 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t that play into the Republicans hands though? The Democrats have already proven incompetent by not passing the budget last year when they were in charge of everything and now supporting PP over the shutdown of the government? When the majority of Americans don’t want PP funded with Federal monies?

That aside, who didn’t see something this stupid coming from the Senate democrats?


4 posted on 04/05/2011 11:00:33 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent! Force the Democrats to defend taxpayer funding for the largest abortion provider in the nation. I can’t imagine Republicans not coming out ahead on that one.


5 posted on 04/05/2011 11:01:18 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: SeekAndFind

Of all the things not listed in the Constitution to support with government funds, the wanton killing of human children might be the most flagrant misuse and outrage of the modern era.

Time for us to quit our pretense that we are less savage than the head-chopping, child molesting ayatollahs on the other side of the world.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 11:02:08 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind
Boner loves the Tea Party as much as Dracula loves garlic. I have a word of advice for the Speaker...John, get with the people and the program that brought you to power or be prepared for one humongous backlash.
7 posted on 04/05/2011 11:02:14 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind
Stand tough Boehner. Maybe someday we can get rid of Planned Parenthood altogether.
8 posted on 04/05/2011 11:04:16 AM PDT by mtg
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To: RINOs suck

Let them shut down the government over government funding of abortion!!! PLEASE. Make my day!


9 posted on 04/05/2011 11:04:20 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: MichaelP

Killing babies and anal sodomy - sacraments of the left.


10 posted on 04/05/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

let them fillibuster. and make sure that people know that they’d shut down the government to have government funded infanticide.


11 posted on 04/05/2011 11:07:42 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sens. Joe Lieberman

He is not our friend or a friend to children by this act.

12 posted on 04/05/2011 11:09:53 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It sounds like the baby killers really want their blood money.


13 posted on 04/05/2011 11:10:08 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: camle

Notice that it’s not just abortion that they promote, but TAXPAYER FUNDED abortion. There was also a clause in 0bamacare stating that at least $1 of any insurance premium must go to providing abortion services.

Do you wonder why? Why just $1?

The answer is that they want to MAKE SURE that EVERYONE is complicit with their infanticidal programs.

Yes, it is pure evil, and the left works for Satan.


14 posted on 04/05/2011 11:10:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s gonna suck to be them on Judgement Day................


15 posted on 04/05/2011 11:11:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,714 threads and 64,019 replies as of 04-04-2011)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this is a win-win for the Republicans. Let the Dems filibuster, and make sure it’s on TV for the whole country to see. Or drop it in exchange for the $61B in cuts.


16 posted on 04/05/2011 11:11:05 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How can the DNC run their campaigns w/o abortion factory cash?

Pray for America


17 posted on 04/05/2011 11:13:02 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold your noses this election!)
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To: MichaelP

They want to have government fund the killing of the unborn; that carries a terrible theological penalty. And they don’t care.


18 posted on 04/05/2011 11:14:56 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: bray

Boxer is an evil moronic midget.


19 posted on 04/05/2011 11:15:55 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope they take a page from their fellow Texans and Wisconsin comrades, and hole-up in a hotel across the border... in Havana or Pyongyang or similar.


20 posted on 04/05/2011 11:16:17 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: frogjerk

Yeah, but he’s Hannity’s “good friend”, so it must be all good...


21 posted on 04/05/2011 11:16:32 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: SeekAndFind

This SHOULD be an easy battle to win.

Conservatives (which may or may not include Republicans), need to spend a few dollars on high resolution, color images capturing the absolute horror that is the cash cow of Planned Parenthood.

But, such blunt candor, might offend some in their Royal Court of friends.


22 posted on 04/05/2011 11:22:24 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: SeekAndFind

anyone hear this clown now giving his press love fest?

The question by this woman so called reporter. Who should the public blame iof Govt closes down?”
What sis he looking for talking points or something.

ASK REAL QUESTIONS, HERE’S SOME FOR YOU MEDIA.

You keep saying no one is to blame but you keep blaming the GOP, why?

You say this budget should have been done 3 months ago but you and your party has not passed a budget bill last year you have not done one this year, why are you still blaming the republicans?

You state you met their cuts by 73 billions but you will not cut abortion paid for by tax payers so can you tell us why you think it is important that people who pay taxes should pay for a baby to be killed and it is not their baby either?

OFF YOU GO PRESS AND FOX there are 3 question, 3 real ones not your love fest crap


23 posted on 04/05/2011 11:23:31 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: SeekAndFind

I will support taxpayer funding for the abortion provider Planned Parenthood the moment Congress supports a national season for the hunting and shooting of attorneys,and politicians. Abortion violates the fundamental declared principles of the Declaration of Independence and Planned Parenthood is the nations provider of abortion Saying they will not use taxpayer funding for abortion is like believing American foreign aid to some despotic regime will not be used to support violence or abuse.


24 posted on 04/05/2011 11:26:44 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bring it bi+ches!


25 posted on 04/05/2011 11:27:48 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: All
Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar business that rakes in 1/3 of its budget from state and federal govt grants---tax dollars. Congressional Dems interrogated banking, energy, health insurance, tobacco, and oil execs — treating them like serial killers. When will Dems finally vote to defund a corrupt industry that has the blood of innocent, defenseless babies on its hands?

PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S RAMPANT GOVERNMENT FRAUD

The US Inspector General found that NJ Planned Parenthood falsified Medicaid claims to get their hands on $2.9 million tax dollars they were not entitled to.

Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid.

It is estimated that the Spokane PP family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.

Planned Parenthood California is under criminal investigation for billing taxpayers high prices for birth control equipment that they obtained on the cheap.

The Picower Foundation, one of PP's biggest financiers, was in cahoots with Ponzi thief Bernie Madoff, and was forced to give back $9B that was apparently part of a money-laundering, tax evasion deal that got Picower an unlikely 900% return on investment.

PP is also suspected of aiding and abetting underage sex abuse, and suspected of participating in cover-ups----performing abortions on underage teens who were impregnated by older males, and failing to notify authorities. PP clinicians apparently covered up sexual abuse of underage teens by falsifying federal documents in order to receive federal funds for performing underage abortions. That would be classified as govt fraud.

26 posted on 04/05/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do it.

Filibuster.

Go for it.


27 posted on 04/05/2011 11:35:37 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay, GOP. Let’s see if you want to answer to God or to Boxer. It’s your choice.


28 posted on 04/05/2011 11:38:05 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let them defend THAT behavior at the ballot box!


29 posted on 04/05/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: SeekAndFind
Boehner is an absolute idiot if he doesn't tell Harry Re3id to shove it. 33 billion is so tiny a cut that it is basically insignificant. Why even bother? Boehner and the House Republicans should call Harry's bluff and spend big bucks on TV ads making sure the American public knows that the senate Democrats (and a few liberal 'Republicans') will 'shut down the government' over the issue of keeping federal taxpayer money flowing into Planned Parenthood's abortion mills 'as a matter of principle'. The ridiculous fear from Republicans over a government 'shutdown' is indicative of their Beltway mentality that assumes the government beast must be continuously fed and stroked or havoc will ensue. Nonsense. Grow some, Boehner. Taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand is incompatible with constitutional values and must be eliminated. It's the very least we can do and if Boehner is going to waffle on this, he is less than useless.
30 posted on 04/05/2011 11:47:12 AM PDT by Jim Scott (t)
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To: SeekAndFind

NO DEALS,
Shut the DAMNED gub mint down.
Worthless bunch of leaches


31 posted on 04/05/2011 11:50:15 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Michael Barnes

I was thinking the same thing.


32 posted on 04/05/2011 11:51:33 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: bray

Also note who the DNC counts on support them with votes. They have achieved an interesting balance here. They want to exterminate (abort) some of their base but they need the votes. So they figure out how many new voters they need in the future, secure enough funding for PP to exterminate the rest and then that portion of their base is stablized (a ‘steady state’ condition). Of course, they have certain ‘leaders’ that will tell that portion of the base that the ongoing extermination campaign is a good thing. Keep them dumb, dependent and population controlled and they will vote for you forever.

Reminds me of this:

1) Teach the Polish children to count up to 500.
2) They do not need to learn to read or write.
3) They need to be taught to obey their German masters.

Himmler’s plan for Poland...


33 posted on 04/05/2011 11:51:54 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SeekAndFind
Showdown: 41 Senate Democrats vow to filibuster budget if it defunds Planned Parenthood

We'll see how this goes for the next fiscal year. These are the options:

If the Republicans are successful in passing their budget, then there will be no federal funding of Planned Abortionhood.

But, if the Democrats are successful in filibustering the GOP budget, then there will be no federal funding of Planned Abortionhood.

I don't see a problem here. btw, is that Standard-bearer of the Pro-Life movement Bob Casey [sic] joining the filibuster?

34 posted on 04/05/2011 11:56:59 AM PDT 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: Hoodat
If the Republicans are successful in passing their budget, then there will be no federal funding of Planned Abortionhood.

Is there any news about NPR? I thought that outfit was also targetted for defunding together with PP...
35 posted on 04/05/2011 11:59:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So be it! It's a win-win as far as I can tell.


36 posted on 04/05/2011 12:05:46 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Michael Barnes

he’s also probably a “Great American”

I can’t watch or listen to that guy, he’s as greasy as Huckabee, I always feel like he’s tryin to sell some sort of snake oil.


37 posted on 04/05/2011 12:07:10 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: SeekAndFind
Boehner isn’t going to endanger that by threatening to force a government shutdown over an issue as narrow and hot button as abortion.

Printing money destroys the money. But killing babies is the most profound destruction of wealth imaginable.

38 posted on 04/05/2011 12:08:43 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrats will Shut Down Government to protect the provably corrupt baby killing “Planned Parenthood?”

Bring it on.


39 posted on 04/05/2011 12:16:00 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Trickle Up Poverty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t think a “budget bill” could be subject to a “filabuster” because the budget is a constitutional duty of the congress. Anyone know for sure?


40 posted on 04/05/2011 12:19:02 PM PDT by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind

Government sanctioned slaughter of future generations of Americans seems to be the most important issue in the world to these evil scumbags.


41 posted on 04/05/2011 12:23:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Forty-one senators have pledged to filibuster any bipartisan spending bill that includes an amendment to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, threatening an impasse with House conservatives.

Please. Please. Please filibuster until 2012. The whole country will be better off with inaction by the Senate.

All the Senators who favor Planned Parenthood are evil persons because they support the murder of the unborn. May each and every one of them be rebuked by the Lord if they do not repent. Supporting murder of the unborn is clearly wrong.

42 posted on 04/05/2011 12:27:43 PM PDT by olezip
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To: JPG
John, get with the people and the program that brought you to power

The story is about Democratic baby-killers.

Why do you find it necessary to attack Boehner?

43 posted on 04/05/2011 12:47:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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