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12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster
POLITICO ^ | JONATHAN ALLEN

Posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan

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To: JohnPDuncan

Effin Republicans I hate them all, we have no leadership in this sinking Country.....


51 posted on 04/06/2013 12:04:26 PM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: lonevoice; WKB
Thanks very much again!
I'm already composing a letter to send to both of my idiot senators!
52 posted on 04/06/2013 12:09:23 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: JohnPDuncan

The GOP views the TEA as its primary threat. They don’t care about the Dems, and would be happy to lose a seat in order to keep the Tea party out.


53 posted on 04/06/2013 1:19:11 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

There is a lot of truth in what you say. The RNC are trying to take control over who the nominee is. They would rather have a moderate like McCain/Romney forever and lose to Democrats than win with an actual conservative who wants to CUT government.


54 posted on 04/06/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Documentation File on the harmful impact of the Counterculture of Obamanation on America.

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Barry Soetoro, aka B. Hussein Obama, first Inaugural quote: “I want to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA!”
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Only 12 have stepped up to defend the 2nd Amendment - - - .

All the rest are “Wacko Birds” such as Sen. John “Wacko Bird” McCain.


55 posted on 04/06/2013 1:52:40 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: lonevoice

Paging John Cornyn. Has he been hanging out in the good old boys club too long. He should be right there with Cruz.


56 posted on 04/06/2013 2:21:48 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: Gaffer

Agree.

I like Rand. I’m impressed with Idaho - two good Senators. Maybe I’ll move there.

Although I don’t like Rubio on immigration/amnesty/illegals, I’m willing to encourage his support on this issue, just like I’d encourage the support of a Democrat (as if), who I disagree with on other issues.


57 posted on 04/06/2013 2:41:52 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Gaffer
I don’t include Rubio in that book. What I’ve heard him say about illegals and “meaningful reform” on that makes me want to puke. If he is anything like that with ‘meaningful gun reform” he can just suck it.

I agree. Rubio signed onto this pending gun control filibuster only to pass himself off as a "conservative". He looks to see which way the prevailing wind is blowing and then goes the same way. He's pro amnesty, pro pandering to the muzzzies, and I suspect he will soon switch over to pro-homo marriage as well.

58 posted on 04/06/2013 2:41:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Gaffer

I’m disgusted with the inevitable movement towards amnesty as well, but let’s not kid ourselves. It’s the direction the country is moving in. So we are faced with two choices: stay monochromatic and increasingly irrelevant or focus on what can resonate with America. The GOP needs to become the party of freedom. This was once true, but after the Bush II years, it no longer is. The two party system has become statist team blue and statist team red. No thanks! Give me the guy who is pro gun freedom, pro economic freedom, pro personal freedom, America first and not afraid of the system. Yes, his immigration views suck on the Tancredo Scale. But so do the rest of the major candidates.


59 posted on 04/06/2013 5:06:20 PM PDT by RobO1125 (Freedom:Socialism::Oil:Water)
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To: lonevoice

Time to fire off some e-mails to my two see sawing senators Alexander and Corker.


60 posted on 04/06/2013 5:47:05 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Lindsey Graham must be primaried and defeated!

From your lips to God's ear. Same for Juan McLame.

61 posted on 04/06/2013 5:55:18 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the list. I’m surprised I didn’t see Pat Toomey’s name there. I will contact him immediately.


62 posted on 04/06/2013 6:01:59 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Jane Long
I see John Only-Conservative-at-Re-election-Time Cornyn is NOT on the list.

No surprise there. John Cornyn was taken by the dark side years ago. Ted Cruz must terrify him to his bones.

63 posted on 04/06/2013 6:05:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 1217Chic
Effin Republicans I hate them all, we have no leadership in this sinking Country...

You say that after reading the excerpt about Rand Paul threatening to filibuster the Senate if an anti-gun bill comes up?

64 posted on 04/06/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

You still have to be careful.

Mourdock ran 10 points BEHIND Romney (yes that’s right) and lost to a Dem.

Now we have “Obama Joe” Donnelly for 6 long years.


65 posted on 04/06/2013 6:48:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

I’m not too worried. Mourdock was a fool. There are better candidates in SC than him but getting rid of Lugar shows it can be done.


66 posted on 04/06/2013 8:43:19 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: sunny48

Cornyn will probably sign on to this next week but just in case send him an email.


67 posted on 04/06/2013 8:44:25 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: redgolum

Well that’s funny, because the TEA party seems the GOP as its primary threat.

I’ll vote for the TEA party.

100%. If the GOP finds a way to welcome the TEA party I will (then) vote for the GOP.

But my vote goes first and primary at this point, to the TEA party.


68 posted on 04/06/2013 8:47:55 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: JohnPDuncan
Goober Lindsey says he won't support? How shocking.


69 posted on 04/06/2013 11:01:33 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: nascarnation

ounds good, but make sure your Tea Party candidate doesn’t choke in the general and you wind up with a devout Dem. These candidates HAVE to go to campaign boot camp and learn to deal with the journ-0-list assault.

Need candidates that don’t shoot themselves in the foot!! or foot in mouth disease!!


70 posted on 04/06/2013 11:58:45 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Gaffer

I like Rand Paul’s common sense over others. Rand has surprised me on many issues, but I dis-liked his father, Ron Paul, and still do.


71 posted on 04/07/2013 12:17:06 AM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: JohnPDuncan

AMEN, Brother!!!!!!!


72 posted on 04/07/2013 8:42:51 AM PDT by Postman (........................................................Flies get too little credit.)
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To: GoldenPup

You must live in New Jersey.


73 posted on 04/07/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by Postman (........................................................Flies get too little credit.)
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To: entropy12

What are the differences between Rand and Ron?


74 posted on 04/07/2013 8:52:52 AM PDT by RobO1125 (Freedom:Socialism::Oil:Water)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Who is your guy...URL, etc. Thanks


75 posted on 04/07/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT by Postman (........................................................Flies get too little credit.)
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To: RobO1125

Stamina, good looks, Youth, common sense compromises on many issues such as military strength abroad, budget, taxes, immigration etc. Most of all Rand’s speech delivery and ability to answer interviewers in a calm, collected and assured manner. That is one item why Sarah Palin will not be successful on a national stage. She is great otherwise.


76 posted on 04/07/2013 9:41:11 AM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Mourdock wasn’t a novice.
He had been elected in a statewide vote to the office of treasurer.
He just wasn’t ready for the kind of assault that the MSM journ-0-lists can do.


77 posted on 04/07/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: entropy12

Agreed. You can picture Rand as President: Ron not so much. I wonder if this has been the plan all along: Ron runs for POTUS a few times to build a base and get modern libertarian ideas to the masses. Rand rides those coattails from an optometry practice in Kentucky to the Senate as Ron retires. Socialism fails as it always does (and let’s face it no matter who won in 2008 and 2012 we would’ve ended up with more socialism). Now libertarianism is the only antidote to Obama’s socialism. Rand Paul is the favorite candidate in 2016... That’d have been unthinkable back in 2007.


78 posted on 04/07/2013 10:14:42 AM PDT by RobO1125 (Freedom:Socialism::Oil:Water)
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To: nascarnation

Which makes it even more shocking he could not give a nuanced answer on abortion because if he did he would be a US senator right now.

He’s an idiot.


79 posted on 04/07/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: RobO1125

I dont think it was ever a “plan”. Rand got lucky in that he was in the right place at the right time when Sen. Bunning retired in Kentucky.

It was like an alignment of the stars. One might say it’s God’s plan.


80 posted on 04/07/2013 10:41:16 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: Bushbacker1

Can’t they just end the fillibuster if they have 60 votes? Seriously, all 13 will probably have to go to the bathroom at the same time and it will end after 12 hours, and then Rand will vote for the gun bill. Isn’t this what he did during his Chuck Hagel nomination?

The Newtown parents will be on full display tonight on 60 minutes. It wasn’t enough for them to promote a gun free zone at their school, and for Connecticut to pass sweeping gun laws. No, now they have to go on 60 Minutes and pull on heartstrings so that all of the U.S. gives up their guns. Do they not realize that the criminals will keep theirs?


81 posted on 04/07/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

They need 41 votes to sustain it. Remember there’s 4/5 allegedly “pro-gun” Democrats that will be under pressure if they vote to break the filibuster so the other side not only need 5 traitor GOPers they need to convince the handful of red state Dems that it’s a good idea.

Rand won’t vote for the bill and if they manage to break the filibuster he will use other tactics during the debate to stall them and will also filibuster final passage and insist on 60 votes.


82 posted on 04/07/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rubio’s been lagging on these issues.


83 posted on 04/08/2013 6:46:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JohnPDuncan

You better start now. $10 million is a lot of dough for a new comer to gin up. You need to start beating Graham down now by simply pointing out the truth on him over and over again.

Kill his election chances early. Make him spend that money covering his tracks and you give a conservative a chance.

Will DeMint run again and against Graham? I don’t think so.


84 posted on 04/08/2013 7:02:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pollster1

I feel exactly the same way. I’ve held my nose and voted for semi-statist GOPers for too long. In comparison, I’ll take a guy like Rand Paul all day long, warts and all.


85 posted on 04/08/2013 7:06:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nascarnation; tallyhoe

Start your candidacy or candidate here:

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/

Every FReeper ought to take some training. It’s possible to make a difference.

Had we known what we know today how much harder and better and smarter would we have fought and won if we’d taken this training 20 years ago?


86 posted on 04/08/2013 7:09:45 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

The election is still 14/15 months away... 12 months is a good starting point so expect our candidate to emerge in a few months. Lets get it on!


87 posted on 04/08/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: Hoodat
Three in Four 'Republican' Senators are Really Democrats with 'R's After Their Names

'R(ats) all ..... and they need to be sent home.

88 posted on 04/08/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the list!


89 posted on 04/08/2013 12:16:08 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Still Thinking

With people in SC now flocking to Mark Sanford, I doubt we can ever convince them to get rid of “their Lindsey”. He’s more well-known than Thurmond was, at least outside of SC.


90 posted on 04/08/2013 8:22:25 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: conservative98

People in AZ and SC truly believe in these two foolish clowns. What does that say about people in AZ and SC?


91 posted on 04/08/2013 8:26:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: JohnPDuncan

When there is mortal danger, the Republic destroying issue must never be presented.

The effort to present the issue must be destroyed


92 posted on 04/11/2013 5:07:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Acc. FL Sen Marco Rubio's DC office, Rubio has "not yet released a statement". The phone calls are supposedly "50-50".

That's

>>>> 202-224-3041 <<<<

93 posted on 04/11/2013 8:34:58 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: lonevoice
Re: Rubio on your list, see above post for update on possible wobbliness.

He could definatelyl use some "where are you on Toomey-Manchin?" calls.

See also Unreasonable burdens/problems re: Toomey-Manchin.

94 posted on 04/11/2013 8:44:57 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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