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Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn won’t back Ted Cruz Obamacare tactic
Politico ^ | September 23, 2013 | Burgess Everett

Posted on 09/23/2013 7:37:48 PM PDT by Qbert

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not join an effort in the Senate to block a House-passed spending bill that defunds Obamacare, a spokesman for McConnell said Monday.

“Sen. McConnell supports the House Republicans’ bill and will not vote to block it, since it defunds Obamacare and funds the government without increasing spending by a penny. He will also vote against any amendment that attempts to add Obamacare funding back into the House Republicans’ bill,” said Don Stewart, a spokesman for the Republican senator.

The statement represents a divergence from the approach favored by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), who want Republicans to oppose a procedural vote on the House bill before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to strip out the Obamacare defunding provision by a majority vote.

“If and when the majority leader goes down that path, Washington Democrats will have to decide — without hiding behind a procedural vote — whether or not to split with their leadership and join Republicans and their constituents in opposing the re-insertion of Obamacare funding into the House-passed bill,” Stewart added.

A spokeswoman for McConnell’s top lieutenant, Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, said that Cornyn too will break with Cruz and Lee.

“Sen. Cornyn will not block a bill that defunds Obamacare,” the spokeswoman said.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cornyn; mcconnell; obamacare; tedcruz
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1 posted on 09/23/2013 7:37:48 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Time to boot dead wood.


2 posted on 09/23/2013 7:39:59 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Qbert

Anyone who goes against Cruz in 2013 will be mincemeat in 2014.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 7:40:20 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Qbert
“Sen. McConnell supports the House Republicans’ bill and will not vote to block it, since it defunds Obamacare and funds the government without increasing spending by a penny.

"So you see Tea Party Rednecks, my @ss is covered. There, I voted against Obamacare. Now stop trying to primary me, will ya?"

4 posted on 09/23/2013 7:40:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Qbert

It would appear, then, that the enemies of liberty are beginning to out themselves.


5 posted on 09/23/2013 7:41:51 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Qbert

2 compromised career leeches doing the right thing, begrudgingly. They must be ousted as well.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 7:44:29 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Qbert

Thank you for posting this. Many of us spent the day chasing these guys down, wondering of the outcome. Appreciate it very much.

According to Cruz, on Hannity, it certainly looks like we go back to the phones for Friday 60 vote effort, for debate.


7 posted on 09/23/2013 7:46:22 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Qbert

KICK ‘EM TO THE CURB!


8 posted on 09/23/2013 7:47:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Qbert

Willard: "It will NEVER be for US, our families or our staff."




9 posted on 09/23/2013 7:47:32 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

"So you see Tea Party Rednecks, my @ss is covered. There, I voted against Obamacare. Now stop trying to primary me, will ya?"

Yep. They love to thump their chests and pretend that they're doing something- knowing it will have no actual effect.

Oh, well... it makes it a lot easier to primary these fools now.

10 posted on 09/23/2013 7:48:10 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

I’m not sure; does this keep Cruz from filibustering? Is it the same as saying Mc Connell and Cornyn will vote for cloture?


11 posted on 09/23/2013 7:48:59 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Qbert; All
 

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12 posted on 09/23/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Qbert

On a 51 vote matter Harry can let up to 5 of his most vulnerable people vote against it.

If they want to take the Senate in 2014 they have to force a 60 vote requirement on the Dems so those vulnerable Dems have to vote for Obamacare.

Why won’t they try to win??????????????


13 posted on 09/23/2013 7:55:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: gusopol3

Folks, any Republican who votes for cloture should be voted against the next time they are up for reelection. We are getting nowhere with these cowards.


14 posted on 09/23/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: Qbert
"Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn won’t back Ted Cruz Obamacare tactic"

As my grandmother might have said, "Gutless coward traitors."

15 posted on 09/23/2013 8:00:00 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Qbert

This will flush out the RINOs in time for the primaries.


16 posted on 09/23/2013 8:08:21 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: gusopol3

“...By filibustering the bill before it comes to the floor, though, a mere 41 Republicans can block Reid from amending the bill to take the defunding provisions out, which would paralyze the chamber and probably lead to a shutdown... To have any chance of stopping a “clean” Democratic CR in the Senate, you need 41 Republicans willing to filibuster. And now, here’s the minority leader saying he won’t be part of that.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/23/oh-my-mcconnell-cornyn-wont-join-cruz-and-lee-in-filibustering-houses-cr-to-defund-obamacare/


17 posted on 09/23/2013 8:09:53 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Cruz’s tactic probably won’t work, but what has the establishment proposed? Oh yes, we’ll oppose it next time because the time isn’t right now. Then it’s next time again. Next time never comes.


18 posted on 09/23/2013 8:11:16 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Qbert

The GOP is dead to me. Not another frickin dime of my money will help fund this neo-socialist party. Dead.


19 posted on 09/23/2013 8:12:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Qbert

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20 posted on 09/23/2013 8:12:37 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: musicman
I'd like to use that.

21 posted on 09/23/2013 8:17:18 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: freedomfiter2
This will flush out the RINOs in time for the primaries.

That's a tactical victory in itself. As Palin has said, "Moose season is over." RINO season is starting…

22 posted on 09/23/2013 8:18:24 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: struggle

Oooh, I like that!


23 posted on 09/23/2013 8:21:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: musicman

Sending that to these loser RINO’s!!


24 posted on 09/23/2013 8:22:11 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Qbert

Senator TARP rides again.


25 posted on 09/23/2013 8:22:56 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: mrsmith

"If they want to take the Senate in 2014 they have to force a 60 vote requirement on the Dems so those vulnerable Dems have to vote for Obamacare.

That would make too much sense for the Stupid Party.

26 posted on 09/23/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Please do!!


27 posted on 09/23/2013 8:27:51 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jane Long

28 posted on 09/23/2013 8:28:18 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jtal

Frankly, this was expected. No surprise here for these creepy crawlers. What any have ever seen in Cornrolls is a mystery unto itself. And the chinless wonder, Mr. Whipple’s got nothing on him.


29 posted on 09/23/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: struggle

How? Isn’t Cornyn thus far unopposed? Has Cruz endorsed Cornyn as Paul did McC?


30 posted on 09/23/2013 8:40:16 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Carl Vehse

Still, I wonder if much of anything would sour Texans and Kentuckians on Cornyn and McC.


31 posted on 09/23/2013 8:42:01 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Qbert

I reserve judgement until the vote.


32 posted on 09/23/2013 8:42:14 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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I don’t think the Kentuckians are smart enough to dump McC, but I wish I were wrong.


33 posted on 09/23/2013 8:43:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Theodore R.
No and no.

Cornyn has two opponents. They are Dwayne Stovall and Erick Wyatt. Both have signed the pledge to Defund 0Care. Cornball Cornyn has not.

34 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: logic101.net
Cruz’s tactic probably won’t work, but what has the establishment proposed?

Surrender.

But Cruz and Lee will filibuster. Lee hinted at it today.

35 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:26 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: struggle

They are tone deaf for not realizing this.

Whatever their reasons are, however convoluted, they are very unwise to go against Cruz. They’ll never be able to get out of this.

He will come out ahead, one way or the other.

Whoever doesn’t back Cruz had better have a better idea, because it is time now to get back on track.


36 posted on 09/23/2013 8:49:23 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Qbert

No one is surprised by this. I’ve voted against Cornyn every chance I’ve had.


37 posted on 09/23/2013 8:52:58 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: B4Ranch; texas booster; Texas Fossil; TexasCajun; spankalib; All

” - - - - “Sen. Cornyn will not block a bill that defunds Obamacare,” the spokeswoman said. - - - -”

Time to crank up the TEXAS PING list!


38 posted on 09/23/2013 8:59:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: gusopol3
Yes.

-PJ

39 posted on 09/23/2013 9:01:36 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: RitaOK; texas booster; All

BTW, if you know Cornyn’s phone # and/or email addy, please post it on this thread.


40 posted on 09/23/2013 9:03:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Qbert; SoConPubbie; Graewoulf; B4Ranch; texas booster; Texas Fossil; TexasCajun; spankalib; ...

EXCLUSIVE–SOURCE: MCCONNELL, CORNYN WHIPPING VOTES AGAINST TED CRUZ

A source in Congress tells Breitbart News that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his campaign to defund Obamacare.

"Right now in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes,” a senior congressional staffer with intimate knowledge of the situation said in an email to Breitbart News. “Unbelievably, they actually are leading the fight to fully fund Obamacare.”

McConnell and Cornyn stated earlier Monday that they oppose a possible filibuster from Cruz to keep Reid from adding language funding the Affordable Care Act to the continuing resolution passed by the House of Representatives.

As Breitbart News reported on Saturday, McConnell and Cornyn could help Cruz win:

First, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brings the House continuing resolution (CR) to the floor next week, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to deliver 41 Republican votes to filibuster it until Senator Reid agrees not to try and restore funding for Obamacare. McConnell has the power to ensure that Reid cannot get an amendment onto the bill that strips the Obamacare defunding language with a simple majority vote. As Breitbart News laid out on Friday, McConnell has closed down one pathway that Reid could use:

If [Reid] introduces an amendment before the Senate votes on cloture for the House CR[, t]hat would require a 60-vote threshold, and McConnell’s spokesman Don Stewart told Breitbart News that if Reid attempted that tactic, all Senate Republicans would stand together to block it.

However, a major avenue is still open through which Reid can get the amendment onto the bill with a simple majority. If McConnell decides Obamacare is worth fighting in earnest on must-pass legislation (ie non-symbolic votes), then he will deliver the 41 necessary votes to filibuster until Reid is forced to agree to a clean up-or-down Senate floor vote on the Obamacare defunding CR the House just passed. There is something McConnell can do using his power that could accomplish this: Filibuster the House CR until there is a unanimous consent agreement that any amendments added to it after cloture is invoked would also each require a 60-vote threshold. The power rests now with McConnell. Delivering the 41 votes is essential to help Ted Cruz.

Instead of helping Cruz with their power as Senate GOP leaders, McConnell and Cornyn are working against him, this senior staffer said. But in the end, they will try to make it appear as though they do not support funding Obamacare by voting against Reid’s amendment after allowing Reid to implement it. “Once it's a 51-vote threshold, both McConnell and Cornyn will hide behind a 'no' vote on Reid's amendment—so they will have yet another show vote,” the staffer said.

“To be clear, nobody is fighting harder to make sure Obamacare is funded than Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn,” the senior staffer added.

Article here:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/23/Exclusive-McConnell-Cornyn-whipping-votes-against-Ted-Cruz#disqus_thread ------

Traitors!


41 posted on 09/23/2013 9:08:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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Whoever runs against Cornyn will definitely get MY vote.


42 posted on 09/23/2013 9:09:23 PM PDT by madrastex
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Lemme see now:

A.) Shut down the non-essential, spendaholic Federal Government until the sorry spendaholic Federal politicians give up; or

B.) Shut down and destroy America by approving the funding of America’s death knell Obamacare; or

C.) Be very, very fearful of what the Democrat’s Liberal Agenda Media MIGHT say and write about old-style Republicans who have always before caved in to Democrats?

Think, think, think - - - - .

2014 is going to be SO much fun for the New Republican Party!


43 posted on 09/23/2013 9:15:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Now stop trying to primary me, will ya?"

Sure, we will stop trying and will do it.

44 posted on 09/23/2013 9:17:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Qbert

Normally I do not answer political telephone calls for donations but I just cannot wait until John Cornholes campaign calls for money. I am just giddy about how I am going to unload on them.


45 posted on 09/23/2013 9:18:17 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Graewoulf; El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; ...
Texas Ping!

“Sen. Cornyn will not block a bill that defunds Obamacare,” the spokeswoman said. - - - -”

by Graewoulf

46 posted on 09/23/2013 9:26:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Jane Long

The only reason I would waste gasoline to go vote is if I can vote against Cornyn.


47 posted on 09/23/2013 9:27:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 09/23/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: VerySadAmerican
These two are running against Cornyn, so far:

Dwayne Stovall and Erick Wyatt

Don't know much about either, but I sure as heck intend to find out!

49 posted on 09/23/2013 9:30:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks!

BTW, please post Cornyn’s phone number, and/or email addy on this thread.


50 posted on 09/23/2013 9:31:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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