Skip to comments.Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT by IbJensen
Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.
Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster.
What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage.
Several Republican Senators intend to vote against the filibuster, but then vote against the overall bill. This is too clever by half. The GOP does not control the Senate as the GOP is want to say every time they dont want to fight.
Their only power to block a gun control bill is to unite and filibuster.
Voting for cloture is voting for the gun control bill because, again, as the GOP reminds us, they are not in the majority. The only way to stop it is to filibuster.
quote “What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage”
they are not ‘failing to see” anything. They know darn well what the consequences of the cloture vote are.
Opposition is interfering with their tee times and makes their cocktail parties too uncomfortable. /sarc
I despise Juan McCain.
I think it's just as likely that they're a bunch of liars. Are politicians in office to serve us or are they there to pursue their pet causes? My feeling is that the second eventually wins out.
Because they are afraid of everything. Just like a team that is perpetually in last place, the GOPe has a losers mentality.
Ayn Rand: “In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.”
Whenever republicans “compromise” with democrats the constitution takes another direct hit.
A compromise is nothing more than giving democrats a win but cloaking it in other terms to make it sound better.
Every compromise is a loss for patriots and conservatives and a win for anti-constitutional Nanny Staters.
Democrats are happy to advance their agenda by chipping away a little at a time. Like water eroding a rock - sooner or later they will gradually erode our culture and constitution until they are lost.
Hes always been this way, trying to live up to his father and grandfather, both better men than he.
No, what YOU (the author) fail to see is that THERE SHOULD BE NO 'VOTING' ON WHETHER WE GET TO KEEP OUR RIGHTS
There is a reason I voted against McCain and for a democrat the last time he ran. It was the first democrat I’ve voted for in many years, but since one was going to be the next senator regardless...
They can all just piss off and go to hell. Voting has become nearly pointless.
McCain has a been a useless RINO for a long time.
They want all the perks that come with being a senator but they don’t want any of the responsibility of being the leadership party....They want to bitch and complain and put on a dog and pony show, before going along with the Rats.
The Democrats are getting what they want! WTF does no mean NO to these damn people!!
If the Republicans won’t fight for us, why should we fight for them?
they know they’ll still get voted in because we have millions upon million of voters who have not a frigging clue what they’re voting for, R or D, , sorry S for socialist.
The media will never inform the masses of what is really happening, hell our house is closed, the house we pay for and they have concerts and vacations and not hardly a peep from the stupid party or the media.
The GOP should have been calling a press conference and pointing this out and how out of touch the white house is but alas no, instead they do nothing and think the media might report this.
If you want to hit the Obama’s then take their vacations away, take the golf away, take the concerts and fancy dinners, and flying about on our dime for fund raising.
The free loading wife would go nuts and never want to give up her freebies
agree and then I also think the communists and socialist in power have been bugging many of the republicans and have dirt on them as well as the judges on the supreme court
To be treated accordingly.
The Republican bastards know exactly what they are doing and that's stabbing us in the back again.
Except for a few, we have no Senators representing us.
FU Republican Party, you're are dead.
Well they don’t call it a Roll Call for nothing
Actually it is not surprising. Must keep an intact record and make certain the public is bent over.