Skip to comments.The 16 Republicans Who Voted Against The Filibuster
Posted on 04/11/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
In response to Schumer-Toomey Gun Control Bill Gets 68 Votes for Cloture; Now Passes to Full Senate for Lay-Up Passage:
Via Roll Call:
The Republicans who voted against the filibuster are
Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire
Richard M. Burr of North Carolina
Saxby Chambliss of Georgia
Tom Coburn of Oklahoma
Susan Collins of Maine
Bob Corker of Tennessee
Jeff Flake of Arizona
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
Dean Heller of Nevada
John Hoeven of North Dakota
Johnny Isakson of Georgia
Mark S. Kirk of Illinois
John McCain of Arizona
Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania
Roger Wicker of Mississippi
--Remember the names. This is not a harmless bill.
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They voted without ever looking at the bill.
Cloture is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end. It is also called closure or, informally, a guillotine.
It’s time to admit that the vast majority of congresscritters are indeed critters....and should be treated with as much respect as libtards treat a foetus.
Their argument was that Reid said they could debate the bill and offer amendments. When harry ends debate and allows no amendments to be voted on we’ll see how they explain their vote.
Tom Coburn is the biggest disappointment by far.
Ashamed to say Susan Collins is my Senator.
The final bill can be filibustered according to news reports.
Each needs a Primary Opponent now.
These 17 in effect voted for the communists taking away guns. They should no longer be considered Republicans and if possible retire them the next election cycle for each one.
Facebook recall pages?
How in the world did Arizona end up with TWO Rino Traitors? C’mon, AZ...what gives?
Lindsey and John, shooting us in the back again.
Not only that, but any amendments as well. These reports are totally wrong. These folks need to brush up on Senate procedure. This was a meaningless vote.
Until a few years ago, no one ever even had to have a cloture vote to proceed to a bill unless one or two Senators were objecting to proceeding. It just didn’t happen. Many bills died on filibusters, but not before the amendment process started. I think the world will look very different a week from now as far as who is voting where on this thing - both R’s and D’s.
These bloggers have become so used to not seeing a bill actually considered and opened for amendment in the Senate that they think this vote is determinate of something as far as the outcome. Just keep the heat on and we shall see.
Out of those 16 GOP Senators,
Dined with Obama at the WH last night.
We’re told that the vote allowed the bill to proceed with the provision that it receives free opportunity for amending and free and full opportunity for debating.
That means there will be other opportunities for filibustering or killing the bill.
And it still has to pass the House, no matter what comes out of the Senate.
And we’re supposed to do... WHAT, exactly?
Throw our heads back and howl?
Write letters doomed for the shredder?
Make phone calls followed by the “delete” button?
Or the ultimate in useless gestures... vote?
If the house passes this bill and becomes law. I won’t just vote for Hillary once, I’ll break the law and vote for Hillary twice! There isn’t much difference between the parties anyway.
And this country has already passed the point of no return.
What do you think about that Rove.
The Entire ComDem Gun Grab Must Be Stopped.
Lexington and Concord or Fr Sumter......
“Jeff Flake of Arizona”
I won’t forget, Jeff. I’ll still be in Arizona when you come up for re-election. If you are going to do the Democrats’ bidding, you might as well be one.
Lexington and Concord or Fr Sumter......
We’re probably not going to vote our way out of this mess...
Easy now. Let’s not sink the ship yet. There’s more to go. Keep up the steady pressure and continually remind them of what happened in 94. Guns is an insane issue to take on, I don’t care who the heck you are or what media you have on your side. It’s the only thing in American politics that gets out the vote. Obama fooled everybody the last two presidential elections by claiming he wasn’t going to go for the guns. Well now we ALL KNOW HE LIED and that is that. Democrats and Rinos are finished if anything gets passed.
Group think run amok.
More accurate: Vermin.
Even Alaska’s Dem Sen Begich voted against it and said he’d join with Cruz & Paul’s filibuster if he needed to.
Not to mention Georgia.
Which Republicans voted FOR it?
Senate Republicans are a flock of capons. They will suck up to Obama and their Democrat Colleagues. Don’t even bother with senate Republicans - pressure House Republicans and Boehner - HARD.
Not to be a doomsayer - just cold political calculus - Boehner needs only 30 Republican votes to pass it, working in combo with the Democrats.
I’m willing to be he’s got those 30 votes lined up. I’d say he’s probably got 35 to provide him with a margin of error.
“How in the world did Arizona end up with TWO Rino Traitors? Cmon, AZ...what gives?”
There’s been a civil war going on in the Republican Party in AZ, with the McCain types winning. Special thanks to Sarah Palin for endorsing that POS.
On the other side are the Sheriff Joe, JD Hayworth, and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas types(who was wrongly disbarred for bringing the corruption into the light).
You know, as well as I do, that the frogs like the boiling pot...
Also they fall back on the argument that the House won’t pass it anyway.
Just what Bush said when he signed the campaign finance reform bill - It’s just smart politics. Don’t worry the Supreme Court will throw it out.
Ah, for the youngsters on the thread, the SCourt did NOT throw it out.
I’m ashamed but not surprised by Juan McLame. I am totally ashamed of Jeff Flake. He will not be re-elected ... with any luck.
I’ll bet ya it will be the same ones who vote for amnesty.
umm...isn’t this a tactic to force a vote from at-risk dem senators. They vote against the bill (and with their constiutents) they risk the ire and lower donations from the DNC and people like Bloomberg. If they vote for the bill then they’ll get six gazillion phone calls from their constituents. Either way, a floor vote hurts some vulnerable dem senators.
Unless the crack fairy delivered some seriously good stuff this morning, this bill is DOA in the House.
Shame to see this from Arizona. It is the influence of deep blue Tucson and ever more purple Phoenix. Urban culture is slave culture...no regard for liberty, not even a basic understanding of the concept. I wonder what Jeff Flake and John McCain will do after their current and final terms are up?
I swear that picture of Boehner reminds me of Howdy Doody.
I do not like the gamesmanship. Prefer the fight out front.
There may be some valid tactical reasons to do this, but I cannot see it.
Yes! She's been glued to McShame's and Grahamnesty's side since she got there. She pretended to be a TP/conservative...like a few others have, too. She's been promised *big things*, I'm sure.
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