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Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Gun Control
businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 04/09/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

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1 posted on 04/09/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He needs to tell the others where he found his balls. Maybe theirs are in the same location.


2 posted on 04/09/2013 5:45:34 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
McConnell is now the 15th Senator to sign on to the Republican gun control filibuster, an effort that has been spearheaded by conservative Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

That is not the leadership I might have hoped for from our designated party "leader", but I'll take even late support for defending the Constitution peacefully. Paul, Cruz, and Lee all rank well above McConnell as patriotic leaders.

3 posted on 04/09/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am still “bewildered” that McCain was EVER the Republican nominee for president!!


4 posted on 04/09/2013 5:45:50 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Hey look! A rino covering his ass!


5 posted on 04/09/2013 5:46:41 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: goodwithagun

Rand Paul made a lot of points with a lot of people during his recent filibuster. Even McConnell was smart enough to see that outcome...


6 posted on 04/09/2013 5:47:20 AM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Excellent!!!

Filibuster any gun control bill until the end of time.

IMHO


7 posted on 04/09/2013 5:47:57 AM PDT by ripley
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Given his behavior of late, I'm convinced the Dems were stacking the deck. He's theirs.
8 posted on 04/09/2013 5:48:04 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: goodwithagun

You make a good suggestion.

Maybe Mitch could explain it to McCain who says he doesn’t understand. Although how any American cannot understand is beyond me.

It’s about time Republicans stopped hiding in their office closets and started bringing the fight to the idiot Democrats.


9 posted on 04/09/2013 5:48:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He is scared of a primary challenge now.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 5:49:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: liberalh8ter
No one has fought conservatives harder and been more effective at it than John McCain !

And yet... we made him our nominee!

The entire primary system is broken! two nominees in a row that shouldn't even have been given the time of day.

11 posted on 04/09/2013 5:50:35 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Unfortunately, John McLame and Lindsey Grahmnesty have started their “Although we oppose the bill, it deserves an up or down vote crap” Which means Harry Reid would only need 50 votes instead of 60. It good that McConnell seems to have shot them down pretty fast.
12 posted on 04/09/2013 5:52:01 AM PDT by apillar
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Could it be ole’ Goiter is growing a pair of cojones? Or just covering the spread?


13 posted on 04/09/2013 5:52:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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14 posted on 04/09/2013 5:54:51 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If I were McConnell I’d be sending a message to the two Turncoats either quit conspiring with the enemies or your committee seats will disappear.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 6:02:53 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I hear ya......we have no party.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 6:06:43 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I am still “bewildered” that McCain was EVER the Republican nominee for president!!

Same here, and even MORE bewildered he ever decided to take Sarah Palin on as vice president. Before that move literally no one ever heard of her before and look at her now.

17 posted on 04/09/2013 6:10:12 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Verrrrrry interesting, because ... Obama is trying to use gun control to kill the Tea Party in 2014, and take the House back. The 'rats think they have Republicans on this -- because they believe they can drive a wedge in the division between the old country-club Republican (McCain) party wing and the new Tea Party wing.

(I doubt it -- whatever polls that the Democrats are relying on say, they don't measure the strength of support for the Second Amendment -- and turnout for rallies in support of the 2A even in the darkest blue states has been much larger than the gun-grabber rallies. I think Obama's focus on gun control is likely to increase voting by gun owners more than it increases voting by libs.)

Having Senate Minority Leader McConnell joining to support the filibuster suggests 1.) the Republican leadership is aware of their strategy and 2.) Obama might just fall flat on his face (again) with this.

My $0.05 ($0.02 with Obama-Bernanke's 24/7 money-printing inflation.)

18 posted on 04/09/2013 6:13:12 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What will Senator “Wacko Bird” McCain do now?


19 posted on 04/09/2013 6:13:54 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I welcome McConnell to the fight. He brings a great deal of clout.

Some here may criticize the time it took him to join us, but I will assume that his position as minority leader required more time to assess the situation.

So what if Paul, the junior senator from his state of Kentucky, is outshining him on every issue. So what if his so-called leadership is a vacuum that has been filled by the Paul-Cruz-Lee trio of conservatism? McConnell has bigger issues to review.

So what if a basic Constitutional right is being challenged? All aspects have to be considered and it was good that McConnell took the time to do so.

If McConnell feels that he must lead from behind the initiative of others, then I welcome his decision to do so. Leaders shouldn't be expected to be innovative or aggressive. I'm glad that Mitch McConnell has decided that relevancy is not a trait of a leader and is willing to allow these newbie senators to exhibit their abilities to be Constitutional Statesmen and establish their own relevancy while they protect the American citizens from tyranny. Again, Mitch McConnell's support is welcomed!

20 posted on 04/09/2013 6:15:12 AM PDT by kidd
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Please help Finish This
FReepathon THIS Month!!

21 posted on 04/09/2013 6:15:33 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Gun Control

That just means he's negotiating with the turd administration for a higher price for selling out.

22 posted on 04/09/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

We should rally round McConnell and thank him. We rage and rant when they fail, we should heartily praise when they do the right thing.

It won’t provide him cover, but it may make him rethink conservative support on other issues important to us.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 6:26:25 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kidd

Being Minority Leader often does mean leading from behind, as in herding...for example cats. Paul has really done a great and courageous job.

Let’s get McConnell back on our team by thanking him:

http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

You can email him or call either DC or Kentucky to voice your approval.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 6:31:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Done:

Senator McConnell -
I have just learned that you promised to filibuster new gun control legislation.

Thank you! I welcome your leadership on this very important issue.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:20 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Blue Highway

I wonder if mccain didn’t pick Palin so she could be held back. They were afraid of what she’d do after serving a few terms as governor. So they put her out early so she could be destroyed quicker.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It took a while, but even the RINOcrats will defend the Bill of Rights in a pinch!


27 posted on 04/09/2013 7:13:40 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Sorry, but I don’t buy the McConnell late conversion. I suspect that he’s pretending to oppose gun control in order to make a bigger impact when he sells out Paul, Cruz and the others and - once again - reaches a grand compromise with the Dems and RINOs. He’ll say it’s time for everyone to get on board and that any hold-out is being a divisive and obstructionist. He’ll throw the real conservatives under the bus to secure his leadership position. McConnell needs to go.


28 posted on 04/09/2013 7:17:05 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour; VerySadAmerican

Sorry, but I don’t buy the McConnell late conversion”

I don’t either. Never ever trust these fake GOP leaders. I’m sick to death of McJuan and Grahamnesty and what gang of - insert some phony # - and how they cozy up to the Dems. Upchuck Schumer and McJuan at the border last week - remember when Juan said “OK, we’ll secure the darn border”.

Call the other senators that we KNOW are on our side. Tell them you supported them with donations or some such. I called Ron Johnson, OUR Wisconsin Senator and he’s on board.

PS:VerySadAmerican - welcome to FR!!


29 posted on 04/09/2013 7:25:30 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: goodwithagun
He needs to tell the others where he found his balls. Maybe theirs are in the same location.

Before we get all excited about Mitch unexpectedly growing cojones, let us remember that he up for reelection next year. It's about time he started running to the right.

What a shame we don't have term limits.

30 posted on 04/09/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yeh I’d love to see McStain call Mitchie the Kid a Wacko bird and survive. LOL!! He might still be in the Senate but his status committee assignments would be gone.


31 posted on 04/09/2013 7:40:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kidd

Great job, let’s herd these cats back to the Constitution.

I shouldn’t have left out Rand Paul, but I suspect you’ve already thanked him, no?


32 posted on 04/09/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
15th Senator already? i didn't know that.
33 posted on 04/09/2013 7:51:54 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I liked Romney’s skill at promoting ideas and debate, and that won me over into a supporter.

But, I was worried about what he would do as president. I sure hope this next time we can get an actual conservative who also has those same skills I liked.

Because otherwise, most of the conservative candidates each time just don’t have those abilities.


34 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:22 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Do I dare believe this will happen? I will wait and see....


35 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:39 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Get the USA out of the UN then get the UN out of the USA; send bamaboy back to Kenya ASAP!!!!)
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To: goodwithagun

Putting his finger in the air made his scrotum loosen up.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 8:25:14 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 1010RD

Why, yes, let’s.

Thanks, McConnell, for sticking your finger to the wind and being the 15th to (finally) hitch your wagon onto the side that’s sticking up for the Constitution and specially the 2nd Amend; which, in part, reads ‘shall no be infringed’.”

Some ‘leader’


37 posted on 04/09/2013 8:33:10 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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That’s a naive view of what a legislative leader does. We should be positive and reinforce his good behavior. We’re fast to criticize and we shouldn’t be slow to praise.

This is a good thing. Is it perfect? No, but it is a good thing.

Now, ask yourself, “Do I want more or less of this type of behavior?”

What harm is there in sincerely thanking him? This is a fight that we could have lost and could still lose. Do you really want more gun laws layered on top of the thousands that lay like a trap or minefield for lawful gun users?


38 posted on 04/09/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: goodwithagun

I’ll believe he’s going to filibuster when I see it.

Excuse me if I don’t believe a word out of a RINO’s mouth. They’ve screwed us too many times.


39 posted on 04/09/2013 8:51:37 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: goodwithagun

His nuggets only come out when he’s running for re-election.


40 posted on 04/09/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: RedMDer


41 posted on 04/09/2013 9:26:57 AM PDT by onyx
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To: fwdude
I’ll believe he’s going to filibuster when I see it.

Given that McConnell spoke for a couple of minutes towards the end of Rand Paul's last filibuster on the domestic use of drones, I believe him.

As with last time, he does wait until the parade is already in progress and being well received before he decides to join it.

Still, there are worse things he could be doing. He could be going on MSNBC calling Sen Paul and his colleagues whacko birds.

I think he still needs to primaried, or, at the very least, taken out of the position of Senate leadership. But, this is probably not the time to beat him up. I'm sure he'll give us plenty of opportunities for that.

42 posted on 04/09/2013 9:37:57 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Drawn7979
15th Senator already? i didn't know that.

Either Business Insider has made a reporting error, or we've missed someone.

Yesterday we had the actual letter from Rand Paul and his colleagues stating their promise to filibuster. The letter had 13 Senators, including Paul. McConnell should make 14 unless someone's joined in the last 24 hours that we haven't heard about. If so, I'd like to know who it is so he/she can get fair recognition.

43 posted on 04/09/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I will believe it when I see it.


44 posted on 04/09/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 1010RD

Naive? What’s naive about expecting those in gov’t, who swore an Oath, to understand and defend the Constitution??

Better question is: Why the hell is XYZ still in office after 15+ years?!

There would be no harm in thanking ANYONE whom routinely showed and stayed the course. But I don’t congratulate those that ride the coat tails for their ‘bravery’.

Do I want more laws? HELL NO. I’m (L), I want as few as possible. But even I know your ‘benefit of a doubt’ in a party/leaders that have done NOTHING to roll back ONE (UNCONSTITUTIONAL) law/reg/etc. is misplaced.

There should be NO time wasted in choosing to champion Rights nor FREEDOM. That buffoon can’t articulate reason ONE why it should not even be brought up in the Senate.


45 posted on 04/09/2013 9:54:17 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

This is a good indicator of which way the wind is blowing according to the RNCs own internals. Now that the parade has formed, Sen McConnell wants to get in front of it as it passes by him. That’s okay, we’ll take all the support we can get for the heavy lifters, like Sen Paul and Sen Cruz.

It would also be hysterical to see Sen John McCrazy call the Senate minority leader a whacko bird.


46 posted on 04/09/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: sickoflibs

” He is scared of a primary challenge now.”

Bingo.


47 posted on 04/09/2013 11:32:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: goodwithagun

I don’t think that would help. I’m starting to think maybe Mitch McConnell was under blackmail by Obama using information Obama stole by Bugging McConnell’s office.

Now that we know about the Bugs if Obama plays his cards we will also know who did it, and that will defiantly be grounds for Impeachment by the house at least.

At least that is what I am hoping is going on.


48 posted on 04/09/2013 2:33:12 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

As they say.....

A democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb sitting down to decide “What’s for dinner?”

A Republic is 2 wolves and a well armed lamb sitting down to decide “What’s for dinner?”

Let’s see how many Republicans follow McConnell’s lead, he is after all the minority leader........


49 posted on 04/09/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: lonevoice

There’s reports someone secretly taped a meeting of his staff in which they were discussing (article says “attacking”) Ashley Judd. I think they were discussing her religious views and mental health issues.


50 posted on 04/09/2013 2:40:13 PM PDT by pnz1
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