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McConnell to Vote for Cloture Despite Reservations About Immigration Bill [McConnell YES On Amnesty]
Weekly Standard ^ | 6/11/2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 06/11/2013 12:55:46 PM PDT by Alter Kaker

In a statement on the Senate floor this morning, Republican leader Mitch McConnell signaled he'd vote for cloture for the immigration bill. But he also suggested the bill needs to be amended.

"The Gang of Eight has done its work. Now it’s time for the Gang of 100 to do its work — for the entire Senate to have its say on this issue, and see if we can do something to improve the status quo. At the risk of stating the obvious, this bill has serious flaws," McConnell said, then suggesting he'd vote for cloture, the motion to proceed.

“I’ll vote to debate it and for the opportunity to amend it, but in the days ahead there will need to be major changes to this bill if it’s going to become law. These include, but are not limited to, the areas of border security, government benefits, and taxes."

McConnell then says he'll look to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for more than an "assurance":

“I’m going to need more than an assurance from Secretary Napolitano, for instance, that the border is secure to feel comfortable about the situation on the border. Too often recently, we have been reminded that as government grows it becomes less responsible to the American people, and fails to perform basic functions either through incompetence or willful disregard of the wishes of Congress. Our continued failure to secure major portions of the border not only makes true immigration reform far more difficult; it presents an urgent threat to national security.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; kentucky; mcconnell
Translation: Of course I hate this bill, but I'm not going to only vote for it, but whip my Pubbie Colleagues to do the same. After all, what are you going to do, vote Democrat?
1 posted on 06/11/2013 12:55:46 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker
I honestly believe there's now not a dimes worth of difference between the parties.

FU Democrats. FU Republicans.

2 posted on 06/11/2013 12:57:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Alter Kaker

They are all worthless.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Alter Kaker

The stuttering, bumbling owl-like boob fails to lead again.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Alter Kaker

Its a crap sammich so he’s feeding it to us slow.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 12:58:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Alter Kaker

“I’m going to need more than an assurance from Secretary Napolitano”

Perhaps a handshake or a ‘gentleman’s agreement’

What a dope!


6 posted on 06/11/2013 12:59:10 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Alter Kaker

” “I’m going to need more than an assurance from Secretary Napolitano, for instance, that the border is secure “

Nappy to senate on borders: “ We enforce those laws we agree with”

I’m about to explode!


7 posted on 06/11/2013 12:59:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: skeeter

The Democrats and Republicans both have a lot in common, they both hate the Tea Party.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 1:00:07 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Alter Kaker

If I was a liberal Democrat in Washington, I’d be crapping on the American people too....


9 posted on 06/11/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Why didn’t Colorado police listen to the theater mass murders mental health doctor?


10 posted on 06/11/2013 1:01:15 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Alter Kaker

We knew McConnell was a phony and a fraud. Yet he never tires of taking the opportunity to prove it.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 1:01:20 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: central_va
The Democrats and Republicans both have a lot in common, they both hate the Tea Party.

Define "Tea Party." Most of the self-proclaimed "Tea Party" members in the Senate voted for cloture. They played the grassroots like suckers.

12 posted on 06/11/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Let me guess. McConnell votes to allow the bill to come up for a vote on the Senate floor. McConnell knows the bill will pass without his “yea” vote. McConnell then votes “nay” on the bill. McConnell runs for re-election saying that he voted against this crap sandwich.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 1:02:32 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: forgotten man

I think you nailed it.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 1:04:10 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He knows the bill will fail since the Democrats will never agree to securing the border.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 1:04:19 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red STATE Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Tzimisce

Dems are laughing their azzes off on twitter at these fake protestations from the GOP. Everyone with a brain knows the fix is in.

The beltway GOP has no clothes and they are too self absorbed to realize they are fooling nobody.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: muawiyah

He knows the bill will fail since the Democrats will never agree to securing the border.


What planet are you on? You couldn’t be more wrong. The Dems will agree to anything because the amnesty is before enforcement. It doesn’t matter what happens on the border if there are 34 milion legal immigrants in the next 10 years.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 1:08:48 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Alter Kaker

Well, Boehner and McConnell and Graham all are in positions where they could do a lot of good for this country (USA) but instead....

they keep protecting (not even a bill of impeachment after 5 years and running!?) ... and enabling ... and funding ...
all the measures that weaken America, our economy, our defenses, and our genuine allies around the world...

New leadership is very much needed (and fast...)


18 posted on 06/11/2013 1:09:03 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: skeeter

Agreed...I used to think the Reps and Dems were two wings of the same party...but they are closer than that...there is one party...the big government party...their job is to take our hard earned money, pass it out to people who mostly don’t work...and then get reelected so they can continue to enrich themselves.

Anybody else notice that when Susan Rice was chosen by Barry for the NSC job...her CV indicated she is worth between 27 and 52 million bucks depending on how it’s all counted?

Has she EVER held a job in the private sector??? Just HOW did she become a multi millionaire??? They ALL seem to be millionaires.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 1:10:17 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: lodi90

Exactly. All they want is the amnesty.
Then, when enforcement is brought up, they will say:
“Screw you. We won.”
And John Bohner will have a good cry.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Now it’s time for the Gang of 100 to do its work — for the entire Senate to have its say on this issue, and see if we can do something to improve the status quo

The status quo is that the administration refuses to carry out duly legislated, black letter immigration law. So as a reward for shirking responsibility, Mcconnell will instead rework the law to forgive those who have stolen into the country. Then, on the back of the current administration scandals, while also watching this president loudly refuse to enforce DADT and all current immigration law, Mcconnell and the rinos believe this president will enforce this new law.

21 posted on 06/11/2013 1:21:13 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Alter Kaker

He also continues to support ObamaCARE which makes
HIM and Islam exempt.

And with McCain, he helps al Qaeda.

THERE ARE TWO AMERICAs.

McConnell and Obamas .... and the rest of us.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Alter Kaker

McConnell knows it will pass.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 1:51:35 PM 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: lodi90

Dems are laughing their azzes off on twitter at these fake protestations from the GOP. Everyone with a brain knows the fix is in.

The beltway GOP has no clothes and they are too self absorbed to realize they are fooling nobody.


G..O..P...Gang .. Of .. Pansies


24 posted on 06/11/2013 2:05:01 PM PDT by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: Alter Kaker

No amnesty stupid!

Kick them out of this country.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: kjo
25 years ago the Clintons were deducting underwear. Today they're worth 75 million.

Public service really pays.

26 posted on 06/11/2013 3:25:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SharpRightTurn

McConnell is even worse than McCain. McCain openly advocates for the Dem-Rat position. McConnell always talks tough and pretends to oppose the Dem-Rats before predictably caving in.


27 posted on 06/11/2013 3:36:57 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour

Well, I guess the Republican primary voters in KY are just as bad as those in AZ.


28 posted on 06/11/2013 3:43:18 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: isthisnickcool

What kind of immigrants are we talking about? Are we talking about murderous muslims? Or are we talking about Christian Mexicans?


29 posted on 06/11/2013 4:19:39 PM PDT by abclily
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To: forgotten man
McConnell runs for re-election saying that he voted against this crap sandwich.

I think we played this game with Health Care, just different scape goat.

Once any form of this bill passes, the House will pass some other turd sandwich and then they will get together and reconcile the whole mess into something that will destroy the Republic forever.

30 posted on 06/11/2013 4:36:12 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: tumblindice
And John Bohner will have a good cry.

Tears of laughter maybe.

31 posted on 06/11/2013 4:38:18 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Alter Kaker

What do they care? They’ll be tucked away in their gated communities with their primo health care plans, immune from the consequences of their deviltry. It’s only the unwashed who will have to deal.


32 posted on 06/11/2013 4:42:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Alter Kaker

Spot. On.


33 posted on 06/11/2013 4:58:54 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Alter Kaker

Conservatives must support a primary challenge against McConnell. Mitch needs to go.


34 posted on 06/11/2013 5:01:28 PM PDT by BAW ( Obama's NSA.is reading this.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Some Congresscritters no doubt blackmailed into support by the NSA overwatchers because of the biometric ID portions of the bill.


35 posted on 06/11/2013 5:04:36 PM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: isthisnickcool
They are all worthless.

DC has become a bacchanalian incestuous orgy, binging on the Wine of Power and Prestige while doing a Shaker dance in an echo chamber of self interest, with the Nation, and the Constitution be damned.

It it time people, for a new party.

he GOP has shafted us for the last time

36 posted on 06/11/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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37 posted on 06/11/2013 5:50:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Alter Kaker

How does that “We gotta vote republican no matter what/principles don’t matter/purists are killing the party/lesser evil” sandwich taste?

This is what you get for it folks. The next time you see a psuedocon spouting this crap, be sure to thank them.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 6:13:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SunkenCiv

What in the heck is Rand Paul thinking?


39 posted on 06/11/2013 6:45:08 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Alter Kaker
Yup, I will vote democrat since they are not giving me any reason to vote republican.
40 posted on 06/11/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Alter Kaker

These people are up for reelection: Hopefully, we can have Tea Party constitutional conservatives to run against them.

Alexander, McConnell, Cochran, Graham, and Cornyn.


41 posted on 06/11/2013 10:31:10 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Alter Kaker

I thought there is a path to citizenship in existing law, otherwise how did so many legal immigrants become citizens? The U.S. naturalizes more people than all other countries combined. GET IN LINE.


42 posted on 06/12/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Alter Kaker

Cloture was the only way to stop the bill in the senate. Yes?


43 posted on 06/12/2013 6:31:02 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: CPT Clay
Cloture was the only way to stop the bill in the senate. Yes?

Correct.

44 posted on 06/12/2013 10:22:36 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: tellw

There is no path for illegal immigrants to become citizens. I think my only caveat to that is if the immigrant marries a US citizen.


45 posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:12 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

McConnell is nothing more than a communist posing as GOP


46 posted on 06/12/2013 11:10:41 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Christie at the beach; Alter Kaker

” These people are up for reelection: Hopefully, we can have Tea Party constitutional conservatives to run against them.

Alexander, McConnell, Cochran, Graham, and Cornyn.”

If amnesty passes, it won’t matter much, anymore.


47 posted on 06/12/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Norm Lenhart

” How does that “We gotta vote republican no matter what/principles don’t matter/purists are killing the party/lesser evil” sandwich taste?

This is what you get for it folks”

Yep......the red hot poker in the rear.


48 posted on 06/12/2013 11:23:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: austinaero

” McConnell is nothing more than a communist posing as GOP”

Like many others in D.C., McConnell has ZERO principles, and only cares about himself.At least a f’n communist is following his beliefs.


49 posted on 06/12/2013 11:26:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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