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Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he will filibuster the vote tomorrow
Business Insider ^ | 7/31/11 | Zeke Miller and Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 07/31/2011 7:12:47 PM PDT by jimbo123

9:50pm | Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he will filibuster the vote tomorrow, which will require 60 votes to break.

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KEYWORDS: debtdeal; filibuster; mikelee
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Put the RINOS on the record.
1 posted on 07/31/2011 7:12:52 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Good strategy. Problem is, they’re not ashamed they’re RINOs.


2 posted on 07/31/2011 7:14:38 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: jimbo123

Good


3 posted on 07/31/2011 7:15:09 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

a little good news tonight. I didnt watch Obama tonight.Maybe this is what was causing him heartburn.


4 posted on 07/31/2011 7:17:00 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Lurker

DeMint is in hiding.


5 posted on 07/31/2011 7:19:28 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Lurker

The usual RINO list will pop up.


6 posted on 07/31/2011 7:21:15 PM PDT by rintense (God made me a conservative. FR made me a better one. :))
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To: jimbo123

Somebody with courage! Make them get the 60 for cloture and put them all on the record.

Lee’s doing a good job endorsing candidates for the senate next year.


7 posted on 07/31/2011 7:24:14 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123

That’s funny.

All McConnell needs is 7 rinos. That’ll be easy to find.


8 posted on 07/31/2011 7:24:16 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: jimbo123

That’s funny.

All McConnell needs is 7 rinos. That’ll be easy to find.

But good for Lee.


9 posted on 07/31/2011 7:24:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: rintense
The usual RINO list will pop up.

Brown

Snowe

Collins

McCain

Lugar

Graham

Chambliss

etc...

10 posted on 07/31/2011 7:25:15 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: jimbo123

he is..and I wonder if he is letting Lee take the reins for the future...

have no clue what is going on with him...

Or..maybe Lee is willing to take the fall in case something bad happens during that filibuster.

in any case...God Bless Lee . Hold the Line.


11 posted on 07/31/2011 7:25:28 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: jimbo123

Can’t wait to hear what John “my friend” McCain has to say about this.


12 posted on 07/31/2011 7:25:44 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: comebacknewt

Yep.


13 posted on 07/31/2011 7:25:55 PM PDT by rintense (God made me a conservative. FR made me a better one. :))
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To: True Grit

McCain can shove it. The man is nuts.


14 posted on 07/31/2011 7:27:21 PM PDT by rintense (God made me a conservative. FR made me a better one. :))
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To: jimbo123
Glad to see it.

The Republican he replaced would have gone along with the pack.

15 posted on 07/31/2011 7:29:32 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: comebacknewt

But what if a Bernie Sanders and some of the other ultra-lefty commies vote against cloture because the bill doesn’t raise taxes? It could very well fail in the Senate.


16 posted on 07/31/2011 7:29:43 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: RummyChick

I just got online.....are we screwed?


17 posted on 07/31/2011 7:30:32 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: MichaelNewton

Sanders is all talk-he never goes against the Democrats.


18 posted on 07/31/2011 7:30:45 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: MichaelNewton

Exactly. It’s not a seven RINO thing.

It’s 20 conservative Republicans and 20 far left liberals who could stop it.


19 posted on 07/31/2011 7:31:14 PM PDT by Owen
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To: rintense

McCain can shove it. The man is nuts.


He is as looney as Pelosi.


20 posted on 07/31/2011 7:31:22 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ColdOne

Always!


21 posted on 07/31/2011 7:31:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: ColdOne
I just got online.....are we screwed?

Yup

22 posted on 07/31/2011 7:31:45 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid.)
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To: True Grit

I don’t want to hear what John “heh heh my friend” McCain has to say about ANYTHING. It ain’t good for my blood pressure! Can we have an FR ban on McCain for a while? Send him off with Willie Green on the choo-choo?


23 posted on 07/31/2011 7:32:53 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: jimbo123

Good!

And in the House, Pelosi has been told to get a 100+ votes to make up for the conservative Republicans who won’t support it.

This bill will have “NOT TEA PARTY” written all over it LOL!


24 posted on 07/31/2011 7:34:59 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: ColdOne

It’s a Sugar Coated Satan Sandwich (quote from a race card carrier but I like it)


25 posted on 07/31/2011 7:37:42 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: jimbo123

Why would you say that DeMint is in hiding?


26 posted on 07/31/2011 7:38:00 PM PDT by old school
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To: Owen

I’m wondering if this “compromise” will be very much like the first TARP bill in 2008 that unexpectedly failed in the House. That too was a “moderate” bill that alienated people on the left and right and it turned out there were not enough in the “middle” to pass it.


27 posted on 07/31/2011 7:38:44 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: old school

DeMint was muzzled by McConnell.


28 posted on 07/31/2011 7:39:47 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: comebacknewt
You left the pusillanimous Kyl off your list.
29 posted on 07/31/2011 7:40:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MichaelNewton

That can happen.

Often it can happen with no orchestration, since the folks in question are not accustomed to working with each other.

But the far left hate this bill. Failure to pass is possible.


30 posted on 07/31/2011 7:40:19 PM PDT by Owen
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To: jimbo123

Good. Best plan is the “Do Nothing Plan.” No debt ceiling increase. No tax increases. Government has too start cutting and prioritizing spending immediately. Don’t pass anything!


31 posted on 07/31/2011 7:41:05 PM PDT by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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To: jimbo123

Why would you say that DeMint is in hiding?


32 posted on 07/31/2011 7:43:02 PM PDT by old school
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To: jimbo123

And you think there are Non-RINOs in the Senate? By your definition I would think there are none.


33 posted on 07/31/2011 7:44:28 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: RummyChick

I do not know why I was hopping for the best. So 4 more years of Obama it seems?


34 posted on 07/31/2011 7:47:11 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: True Grit

Juan is busy doing his arm stretching exercises for reaching across the aisle.


35 posted on 07/31/2011 7:50:31 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: ColdOne

Why are some saying ol’ 40% Obama is in a better position for reelection? He’s been further damaged during this battle. The cuts here are a joke, and it continues to be a club we beat him with.


36 posted on 07/31/2011 7:51:55 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: jimbo123

heard nothing of the progressive and black caucuses meeting with The One tomorrow to stop this...was that meeting cancelled...Or are they voting FOR THIS plan?...They wanted taxes raised (and the group included Bernie Sanders - Commie). Is this group placated too....Nothing on news (or am I miising something???)


37 posted on 07/31/2011 7:57:02 PM PDT by merryberry
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To: ColdOne

“Are we screwed?”

Until Texas secedes I’m afraid the answer is yes.


38 posted on 07/31/2011 7:58:32 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jimbo123.


39 posted on 07/31/2011 8:05:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dusttoyou
Juan is busy doing his arm stretching exercises for reaching across the aisle.

The North Vietnamese did those for him in Hanoi, over 40 years ago.

40 posted on 07/31/2011 8:11:53 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (My senior Senator [who served in Vietnam and Rhode Island] said so.)
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To: foxfield
Agreed. Best plan is do nothing.

Leaders of both parties are shown to be liars and scaremongers when nothing substantive happens on August 2nd.

Real cuts have to be made immediately.

The world sees there is a limit to American politicians spending money the country does not have and thus GAINS CONFIDENCE in American resolve to stop the over-spending.

Best news of all - federal bureaucrats are sent home by the hundreds of thousands.

41 posted on 07/31/2011 8:12:23 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: jimbo123

Thank God there is still one hero left who will try to protect
this country from complete ruin.

Praying that Lee will find success in this heroic endeavor!


42 posted on 07/31/2011 8:12:54 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN, SARAH....R U N!!)
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To: Former War Criminal

Not taking away from his Hanio sacrifice. That was then, this is now and he has not re-earned any heroism since.


43 posted on 07/31/2011 8:19:25 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: ilgipper
Media whores and pimps are boosting this as an obama victory. It will guarantee him re-election, just like killing binladen did. snort. Wait til he campaigns on increasing taxes. He might want to consult with Walter Mondale and see how that worked out for old "tax their asses off" Walter.
45 posted on 07/31/2011 8:26:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: dusttoyou

Thank you for an intelligent answer.

You’ve prompted me to change my tagline.


46 posted on 07/31/2011 8:36:30 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (...and proud Hobbit.)
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To: rintense

47 posted on 07/31/2011 8:41:28 PM PDT by Bobalu (He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate)
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To: jimbo123

DeMint is in hiding.

_________________________

How’d you reach this conclusion? I don’t think so. That he hasn’t said anything publicly since the deal was made doesn’t mean he’s in hiding.

The reality is, Lee, DeMint, Paul, and the handful of other Tea Party Conservatives can attempt to filibuster — but we all know that the Senate is full of RINO’s who just want to get this deal done and put this behind them. They’ll find enough votes — 7+ — for cloture.

It really doesn’t matter what Lee — or DeMint, Paul or any of the others say at this point. It is a fait accompli. They know it. Stand, yes. Object, yes. But understand, this battle is already lost. It was lost Friday, when Boehner stuck a knife in our back and twisted it — and took all but 22 Republicans with him.

Keep you powder dry, save the ammunition you’ve got left — and wait for a more opportune moment. They took this hill.


48 posted on 07/31/2011 8:45:02 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: comebacknewt
Did you know that if you ask real nice they will let you change your FR screen name?

Seriously dude, it's just embarrassing.

49 posted on 07/31/2011 9:04:40 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Former War Criminal
You’ve prompted me to change my tagline.

Uh oh


50 posted on 07/31/2011 9:08:18 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizoprenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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