Skip to comments.Gun Bill Passes Senate Cloture, Despite the Fact that No Senator Has Actually Seen It
Posted on 04/11/2013 10:02:11 AM PDT by Nachum
The gun bill passed cloture in the Senate with 68 votes today.
How does this happen, in what we are told is the worlds greatest deliberative body, when senators have not even seen the text of the legislation?
Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before the vote to move gun-control legislation forward, Mike Lee (R., Utah) urged postponing the cloture vote because none of his Senate colleagues has yet had a chance to read the entire bill. Were trying to prevent the ability of members to push through legislation before anyone has had the time to read and evaluate the language, Lee said. As of this morning, as of this very moment, not a single senator has been provided the legislative text of the background-check provision proposed yesterday by senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, which Lee said was the centerpiece of this legislation.
The cloture vote does not guarantee that the bill will pass, but it does now put it up to a simple majority vote in the Senate. Democrats have the majority in the Senate, and often vote with their party rather than vote with what their constituents want. They did that very thing when they passed ObamaCare, and had not read that bill before passing it either. Democrat Mary Landrieu, for instance, is from a red state, but shell do what the party tells her to do after extracting some meaningless concessions. The pressure will then mount on the House to kill it. Obamas political army OFA is already emailing its minions to keep the pressure up on Congress to pass the bill which no one has actually read.
But table that for a minute. President Obama promised that America
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He//, it’s NOT even written!
” We have to pass it so we can know what’s in it...”
Someone...anyone...impeach all these traitorous freaks. Maybe they CAN’T read.
If true then why did 68 senators vote for it?
An Amendment that works no matter what’s in the bill:
“Any background checks, documentation, restrictions, waiting periods, or any other restrictions of this legislation on a citizen’s G-d-given Second Amendment Rights must be equally applied to each citizen’s right to VOTE and SPEAK.”
Almost 70% of the Senate are traitors and should be tried as such.
As a man thinketh, so IS he.
Just ask ANYone ever convicted of a crime on circumstantial eveidence .. no proof .. but the court decides .. we know what you're thinking.
THAT, I believe is some sort of precedent.
This was a Republican sell out from the Get-Go.
They are pushing this country towards civil war, they know it, and they want the people disarmed before the SHTF.
Anyone that thinks I’m paranoid is in for a real shock.
Hell is not hot enough for those R.I.N.O. traitors!!!
the senate is power hungry and need to be stopped - not only do they not have a bill but even if they have a bill, they do not have the power to alter the Bill of Rights with 2/3 majority - they need 2/3 in the senate, the house and - 2/3 of the states must ratify it.
this is insane
Just like healthcare.
It really hurts me to say this but I have more regards and respect, well just a teeny-tiny bit, for child molesters and robbers than I have for these politicians that sold us out. Still, no matter what, the whole lot deserve to be in prison. Unless Toomey has a lot of ‘splaining to do, all I can say is we got punk’d.
Big Deal, Cloture is not passing anything, it’s just agreeing to debate and vote on a proposed law. That and there is no constitution issues either. Filibusters and Clotures rules are created and adhered to at the whim and sole encumbrance of the Senate.
That aside, I would rather it was Filibustered.
Let hussein own it all.
Final passage of the bill only requires a majority of votes - 51 if all are present and voting.
“The pressure will then mount on the House to kill it.”