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Senate votes 100-0 to move ahead on debate over Obamacare
Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/25/2013 | Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 09/25/2013 10:54:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 09/25/2013 11:03:36 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Senate easily overcame Wednesday’s first hurdle to a fizzling GOP strategy to strip funding for President Obama’s healthcare law in exchange for keeping the government running.

Top Republicans are now for a new — more modest — way to chip away at the Affordable Care Act.


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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 113th; bhohealthcare; budget; cruz; mcconnell; obamacare; reid; senate; tedcruz
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1 posted on 09/25/2013 10:54:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

100-0? After all that, Cruz voted to move the measure forward?

Am I missing something?


2 posted on 09/25/2013 10:56:26 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: SeekAndFind

This was NOT the cloture vote Cruz wants to stop!

That will come Friday or Saturday.

(Seems to be a lot of confusion on this...)


3 posted on 09/25/2013 10:56:28 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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More like MSM deception


4 posted on 09/25/2013 10:57:20 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: SeekAndFind

Procedural vote, only good for Senators to propagandize in their home states. And Lisa Mascara of the LA Times/Pravda Left Coast proceeds to spew lies disproven again and again.


5 posted on 09/25/2013 10:59:15 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind

“lonely filibuster-like campaign”

yesterday an article said a “Powerful group of Senators” were doing it.

SO now its a one-man campaign again.

lolz


6 posted on 09/25/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by GeronL
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This was NOT the cloture vote Cruz wants to stop! That will come Friday or Saturday.

Whew! I'm relieved to see this statement, because I was worried, not to mention puzzled by the numbers. Can you explain the cloture issue for me, if you have time, or point me to a good explanation? I've been a little distracted here, but I'd like to know what to look for. Thanks.

7 posted on 09/25/2013 11:00:00 AM PDT by MissNomer
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To: Personal Responsibility

Deceptive reporting. Cruz, in fact, introduced TWO unanimous consent measures (which Reid rejected) that were SPECIFICALLY designed to speed up the process and get to the actual vote.


8 posted on 09/25/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: SeekAndFind

SHOCKER!!


9 posted on 09/25/2013 11:01:00 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cruz voted for this? So, what was the point?

I have an uncomfortable feeling this whole thing was about maximum TV time for Cruz and a possible Presidential run. From what I'm seeing here, it's working.

10 posted on 09/25/2013 11:01:40 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Personal Responsibility

Please note this is the LA Times.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 11:01:47 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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(Seems to be a lot of confusion on this...)


As much as Harry Reid can manufacture by coming up with arcane rules, roadblocks, and objections.


12 posted on 09/25/2013 11:01:49 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Personal Responsibility
At minimum, this would be 98-2 (Cruz & Lee) if it was an actual cloture vote. It is not. The senate knows they have to throw the house some bone to move the funding forward. It remains to be seen what the bone will be.

Perhaps some minor delay in implementation. Perhaps a repeal on the tax on medical devices. Something.

13 posted on 09/25/2013 11:03:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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That's because you are listening to the liars in the MSM. They are lying to confuse you. Like they always do.

And so many freepers buy into it.

/johnny

14 posted on 09/25/2013 11:04:04 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Personal Responsibility

My thought too. Evidently this isn’t the biggie.


15 posted on 09/25/2013 11:04:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: SeekAndFind

LA Times? really??? Even Dr. Drew bashed them and refuses to read their propaganda.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 11:05:10 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: SeekAndFind

The media is not being honest on this. But then again, if they were honest, they would not be the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party, would they?


17 posted on 09/25/2013 11:05:12 AM PDT by sport
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To: Personal Responsibility

This was the motion to proceed (to debate), basically bringing the bill to the floor.

In the old days there would have been an actual debate, but now, Reid files for cloture at the same time he files a bill so he can call for an end to debate whenever he wants, which is usually after the mandatory 30 hours of debate, i.e. the next morning or afternoon.


18 posted on 09/25/2013 11:05:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: colorado tanker

This is not cloture, just a vote to permit debate.


19 posted on 09/25/2013 11:05:50 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Washington does a kabuki dance. Senate rules. They are distorted and complex. Most of the Senators don't even understand them. It has been 100 years of chess. Of move and counter move. Don't like the rules? expand on them. It is meant to confuse. The senators aides are paid to find loopholes.
Government is too big and we need to stand behind Ted Cruz.
If we all just pick up the phone and call, get on their facebook page or tweet your Senator we might have a chance. If you sit there and do nothing, this may be it.
20 posted on 09/25/2013 11:07:32 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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