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Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns
Red State ^ | 4/9/2013 | Erick Erickson

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 don’t 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 0pansy; 113th; airball0bama; awb; banglist; filibuster; goodbyegop; gop; gope; guncontrol; infringe; republicrats; rinos; secondamendment; shallnotinfringe; stupidparty; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: The Cajun

the DC based RNC effets think this will be their linchpin issue in November of 2014.

They don’t get that capitulation means no money and no votes.

If voting was mandatory, perhaps. But staying home is a middle finger to the RNC.

Where is Bonehead in the House on this?


61 posted on 04/10/2013 7:58:41 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: IbJensen

One of the few things Republicans stand for is the 2A. If they give this up so easily, what good are they?

Anyone from either party who betrays the 2A is a TRAITOR.


62 posted on 04/10/2013 8:00:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: IbJensen

“Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns”

So.....what else is new?


63 posted on 04/10/2013 8:04:45 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: IbJensen

McStain was a crappy pilot and he’s a crappy politician.


64 posted on 04/10/2013 8:05:19 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: Cheerio

Tyrant Kim Un Hussein must be very pleased that his efforts to “FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” are progressing so easily.


65 posted on 04/10/2013 8:08:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Starboard

“...Just like a team that is perpetually in last place, the GOPe has a losers mentality...”

Just like the New Orleans Saints. For decades, they were losers. They couldn’t win anything. Then one year, they started getting the people they needed and that francise turned from a loser to a winner. That’s what the Pubs need to be like. Clear the decks and get those in that want to win. Otherwise, the Pubs are doomed to mediocracy forever.


66 posted on 04/10/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“Because it shakes up the “establishment””

The GOP does not want to upset the status quo anymore than the Dems do. They all want to protect their power and cushy jobs.


67 posted on 04/10/2013 8:10:19 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: alloysteel
I guess we are just going to have to conceal the weaponry we already have, and find non-conventional ways to resist when the physical search for them begins in earnest.

You've completely missed the whole point of the 2nd Amendment. When the jack booted thugs come for your weapons, you hand them over one bullet at a time.

68 posted on 04/10/2013 8:13:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: carriage_hill

What “online” seller allows guns to be sold without an FFL? I’ve never seen that at Gun Broker or Guns America ever. Who are they talking about?


69 posted on 04/10/2013 8:24:59 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: IbJensen
The GOP does not control the Senate as the GOP is want wont to say every time they don’t want to fight.

Grammar Police alert.

70 posted on 04/10/2013 8:31:55 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: dfwgator
The Republicans will not fight for the Average Joe and Jane in America. Only for themselves
once they catch Potomac fever, and fall prey to the lush parties they get invited to for
walking in lock step to the McCain's of the party. Nobody is talking about what they are
doing to the Tea party Conservatives to force them into line. And it's working for the most part.
I say it's working because nobody is talking about it. Only once have I heard a peep, so I can only go by that.


Conservatives will not vote if there isn't any values in the candidate.
We will lose this election and our Constitutional rights if the Repubs keep going down this route.

71 posted on 04/10/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: alloysteel

See my signature line.


72 posted on 04/10/2013 8:32:12 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

It’s the Ruling Class versus the rest of us. Democrat and Republican are merely factions within it. None of them - none - are fit to live in a free society.


73 posted on 04/10/2013 8:34:23 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Got me stumped, too. I’ve seen some forums where long guns are shipped direct to other buyers, but not from FFLs. All handguns must go thru FFLs.

This is a *false flag op*, toward full and complete firearm registration and confiscation.


74 posted on 04/10/2013 8:35:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: longtermmemmory

http://news.yahoo.com/case-against-gun-background-checks-132626281—abc-news-politics.html


75 posted on 04/10/2013 8:40:33 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("The only glory in war is surviving")
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To: IbJensen
yep, caving on guns, just what i thought.
76 posted on 04/10/2013 8:42:04 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: IbJensen

Some people are a bit slow...

They have yet to figured out the Republican and Democrat ruling class, are all riding in the same limousine.

An all controlling, all regulating, all taxing dictatorship, incrementally...One step at a time.

It’s the greatest show on earth.


77 posted on 04/10/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“McStain was a crappy pilot”

That’s a bit harsh. Ace McCain downed 5+ American planes and cashiered at least 134 US sailors for the enemy.


78 posted on 04/10/2013 8:48:50 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: IbJensen

Stuff them, grow some balls or get the heck out of the way( lead, follow or get the **** out of here!)


79 posted on 04/10/2013 9:17:30 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: G Larry

it is all about the permanent records.


80 posted on 04/10/2013 9:58:44 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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