Skip to comments.Senate defeats Cruz filibuster, passes bill that funds Obamacare
Posted on 09/27/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Sen. Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber.
The 79-19 vote saw 25 Republicans join with all Democrats to advance the bill, easily overcoming Mr. Cruz and his allies who had argued this was the key point that would determine whether major parts of President Obamas health care law take effect next week.
Once that hurdle was cleared, the rest of the votes were preordained. The Senate waived budget rules, voted to strip out the Obamacare defunding on a 54-44 party line vote, and passed the bill.
The bill now heads back to the House, where Republicans are struggling to figure out a path forward, trapped between a right wing which insists on full defunding and Senate Democrats, who just proved that stance cannot succeed.
This is like the movie High Noon. The two sides are walking down the street. I just hope that like the movie High Noon, I hope the good guys win, said Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who accused Mr. Cruz and his allies of being anarchists, hoping to destroy government altogether.
He said the country is facing a situation every bit as dangerous as the lead-up to the Civil War....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
GOP-e gutless wonders. The old bipartisan club doesn’t like the young upstarts in Cruz and Lee. Keep your score cards handy because we real elephants will remember. War on Rats and RINO’s.
THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY
There can be no such thing. The Republican brand has been sullied, tarnished and disgraced. The party is totally compromised and itself needs to be defunded.
New party is the only option.
Great advice, thanks!
Cornhole (TX) is gonna pay.
Thune that tall wimp. What a disappointment and after all those letters he keeps sending me in the mail. They will go in the garbage just like his empty rhetoric—its good for nothing. Daschle never left—he just got a lot taller and changed his party to RINO.
So, I guess this means that the senate has voted to shut down the government.
I am certain that will be the headline to tomorrow’s Washington Post.
So what? Accomplishing much in the Senate was always a long shot anyway. The House has to pay along and the House even the leadership seems to have located the odd testicle. Plus no result here is still a win. Not one of those cases ever you have to get something passed to succeed. No action is a win because no Death Care funding.
Really glad Toomey came through. My call worked! I’ll accept your thanks now...
Dream on. The eneMedia will do all it can to cover for the Left.
All the YEA votes with an R by their name should all have it changed to T for Traitor!
Well, a purely-political solution is going to need enough warm bodies to grab the votes. Not impossible, but be sure the good Lord really HAS furnished those warm bodies. Methinks they are still scanty.
I suggest a biblical approach. Say sayonara not to a party but to Satan; keep the vessel but put it to a better use.
I hate to say it but I have become so cynical about politicians that I believe Cruz knew the Senate would vote as it did. I think filibuster may have been political theater on his part. Sorry!
We fumigated the White House after Zipper-Boy Clinton left, and restored Honor with GWB.
Same for the GOP that WE allowed to get waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy off the tracks.
‘Fess up now, each of us could have done more.
The NEW Republican Party will have to build a better roadbed, and replace a lot of old ties, (pun intended), but the fine old and battered GOP Steam Engine will once again ‘be coming ‘round the bend.’
BTW, this time it will only be making RIGHT turns.
I suggest it make its turns in a different plane: upward. There is not a single political philosophy known to man that cannot become a hideously twisted chimera by means of being snatched away from God. Not one.
I have to admit that we in Kansas did not elect RINO’s.
This is the list (one of 2 by 2 different posters) in the comments for the Washington Times article (via Drudge)
Link to the article (see comments)
25 Rinos RINOS...please use the proper terminology.
Add Flake and Hatch. A non-vote is the same as a No vote.
Correction: I Meant the same as a yes vote.
I'm sure he knew what his chances were, if that's what you mean. Look who runs the senate! Dingy Harry Reid, Dick "Turban" Durban, Weasel McConnell, Juan McStain, Lindseed Grahamnesty, etc...