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A Senatorís Absence Concerns Democrats as Gun Votes Near (Lautenberg)
NY Times ^ | April 15, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ

Posted on 04/15/2013 12:41:29 PM PDT by neverdem

WASHINGTON — As a crucial series of gun-control votes approaches in the Senate, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are suddenly preoccupied with one question in particular: when is Frank Lautenberg coming back?

Mr. Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat and the oldest member of the Senate at 89, has been out for weeks dealing with health complications from cancer treatment.

But with Democrats scrambling to come up with enough votes to overcome resistance to the most sweeping gun-control legislation in a generation, Mr. Lautenberg’s presence (or absence) is shaping up to be critically important.

Aides insist that Mr. Lautenberg, who has been undergoing physical therapy for weeks, will try to get to Washington once the voting begins on the assortment of gun-safety measures, which are expected to come to the floor in the coming weeks.

Mr. Lautenberg’s aides say he is eager to return, particularly given that he introduced an amendment to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“Senator Lautenberg is feeling better and hopes to be in Washington for gun votes,” Caley Gray, a spokesman for the senator, said in a statement on Monday.

For weeks, rumors and concern have been swirling about the health of Mr. Lautenberg, who this year announced that he would retire rather than seek a sixth term in...

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For the last few weeks, Mr. Lautenberg, who received a diagnosis of stomach cancer three years ago, has been grappling with debilitating and long-term consequences that powerful chemotherapy treatment has had on his leg muscles, according to people close to him.

As a result, he has been using a wheelchair while undergoing physical therapy to regain his strength. But Mr. Lautenberg, an extraordinarily proud man who served in World War II, has not wanted to show up in the Senate in a wheelchair, according to those who know him...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; democrats; guncontrol; lautenberg; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
IMHO, Lautenberg would low crawl over broken glass to vote against the Second Amendment.
1 posted on 04/15/2013 12:41:29 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Agree. We know he will have someone else vote for him.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 12:46:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem

If the vote is anywhere near this close, we’re in real danger the fascists are close to nailing the last nail in our coffin


3 posted on 04/15/2013 12:47:42 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza; ...
BANG!
4 posted on 04/15/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Oh if they need his vote to pass it, they’ll get him to vote if the have roll him in on stretcher and have one his interns hold his arm up and mouth “yeah”.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 12:51:28 PM PDT by apillar
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To: neverdem

Well, if the dim-bulb-crats manage to get enough RINOs to pull this off, they won’t have to worry about the next election.

They’ll have many more dim-bulbs as compatriots because a whole pile of Republicrats are going to loose.

Big time.

RINOs - shove it up your collective smelly Obamas. Admit it and just become a dim-bulb. You know it. You want it. So just jump into the sewer now and greet the fellow floating Obamas.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: neverdem

Right you are!


7 posted on 04/15/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: faithhopecharity
If the vote is anywhere near this close, we’re in real danger the fascists are close to nailing the last nail in our coffin

The vast majority of the GOP in the House of Representatives are not worried about the general election. The states did the redistricting from the Census so well that they still have the majority in the House. The vast majority of the GOP in the House of Representatives are worried about getting primaried from the right.

8 posted on 04/15/2013 12:58:49 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
It would serve the 'Rats due justice of Laughenberg were unable to make it, since he was NOT elected... he was Torched ILLEGALLY into office.
9 posted on 04/15/2013 1:01:55 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: neverdem
I would venture a guess that this is just a planted story that is part of the Washington Burlesque Theater. A little teaser before the last blackout and the curtain come down on the newest gun bill. And latest immigration amnesty bill. Then as a grand finale, Broncho Bamma signs the gun & the immigration amnesty bills with the appropriate victims standing behind him, cheering madly
10 posted on 04/15/2013 1:10:47 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: neverdem

It is too bad that the founders didn’t put in an 80 year age limit for house, senate, executive, and judicial branches.

Some of those old farts are just treading air while their aides hold the power behind the scenes.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 1:11:27 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: neverdem
Anyone seen this:

“The Pro-Gun’ Provisions of Manchin-Toomey are Actually a Bonanza of Gun Control”
http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=48687

Let’s start with registration. Here’s the Machin-Toomey text.

(c) Prohibition of National Gun Registry.-Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the
“(1) acquisition or disposition of firearms, or any portion thereof, maintained by
“(A) a person with a valid, current license under this chapter;
“(B) an unlicensed transferor under section 922(t); or
“(2) possession or ownership of a firearm, maintained by any medical or health insurance entity.”.

The limit on creating a registry applies only to the Attorney General (and thus to entities under his direct control, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives). By a straightforward application of inclusio unius exclusio alterius it is permissible for entities other than the Attorney General to create gun registries, using whatever information they can acquire from their own operations. For example, the Secretary of HHS may consolidate and centralize whatever firearms records are maintained by any medical or health insurance entity. The Secretary of the Army may consolidate and centralize records about personal guns owned by military personnel and their families.

12 posted on 04/15/2013 1:25:46 PM PDT by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: neverdem

Democrats in the Senate have been been voting Lautenburg’s dead corpse for years. He has been on ice as long as Osama bin Laden was.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 1:42:06 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: neverdem

He has been a worthless piece of crap for decades. A small, nasy, elitist bastard who has accomplished nothing and is rude to colleagues and constituents.


14 posted on 04/15/2013 1:50:17 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: neverdem

Maybe they can just bring in some dead Dems like Kennedy to carry them over the top.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 2:25:24 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: neverdem

At 89 years old, shouldn’t he have retired already?


16 posted on 04/15/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HammerT
“(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the

Big deal - AG still has a federated data base system spread around the country right now today. It certainly doesn't take a genius to query multiple data bases simultaneously. What does that buy us? We are already registered.
17 posted on 04/15/2013 3:07:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: neverdem

how the hell did we go from havign second amendment rights to fearign that our second amendment rights coulkd very well be reomoved? Where the hell are our representatives?


18 posted on 04/15/2013 3:15:22 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: neverdem

Lautenberg’s been dead for about 8 years now. There’s a Mexican midget inside his corpse, working levers.


19 posted on 04/15/2013 4:53:02 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Tupelo
I would venture a guess that this is just a planted story that is part of the Washington Burlesque Theater.

Bill Conti's composing the theme music to accompany the Lautenberg corpse's triumphant zombie stumble onto the Senate floor moments before the vote is taken.

20 posted on 04/15/2013 4:55:25 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: montomike
When Lautenberg ran against Millicent Fenwick, he called her "eccentric" and questioned whether or not her age made her unfit for the office.

She was 72.

21 posted on 04/15/2013 5:04:21 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: neverdem
Lautenberg is fairly wealthy so he tends to his money very carefully. took me about 20 minutes work on the net to trace that theater in Aurora Colorado back to him.

you pick up Bloomberg in the search as well.

Holmes drove past several theaters showing the same batman movie to get to Lautenberg's theater where he, through his voting shares, prohibits firearms.

Lautenberg is guilty of creating an attractive nuisance for mad dog killers!

He knows ~ he was the first guy to start blaming other people!

Maybe he has a guilty conscience although I doubt that people as rich as he is can have a conscience.

22 posted on 04/15/2013 5:25:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: freekitty

I seem to remember a couple times a senator was wheeled in on a gurney to vote, no clue if they were conscience or not.


23 posted on 04/15/2013 11:52:46 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

I remember that too.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 2:03:09 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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