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Senate defeats Cruz filibuster, passes bill that funds Obamacare
The Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 09/27/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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When you're on the same side as Comrade Tom Harkin, you're no Republican!
1 posted on 09/27/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill goes nowhere, however, without House’s nod. Keep up the hard ball, Cruz....


2 posted on 09/27/2013 11:13:33 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truth. And look at the percentages of the non-Democrat votes...roughly 25% RINO, 20% Conservative.

That is, sadly, probably far off...


3 posted on 09/27/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He said the country is facing a situation “every bit as dangerous” as the lead-up to the Civil War....

Well, he's right about that, but not for the reasons he thinks. There's a storm wind blowing...
4 posted on 09/27/2013 11:15:18 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Send it back with Obamacare as well as the senate defunded.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 11:16:07 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If someone can post who voted for cloture I would appreciate it. Be nice to know which side of the butter is breaded with our senators.

Thanks.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 11:16:49 AM PDT by Borderline
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time you greedy, thieving little taxpayers be brought to heel!


7 posted on 09/27/2013 11:16:51 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
*He said the country is facing a situation “every bit as dangerous” as the lead-up to the Civil War*

I think this shows that it's time for a peaceful negotiation for splitting the USA into two pieces.

The Socialist side will begin to crumble after about 2 years while our prosperity will skyrocket!

8 posted on 09/27/2013 11:16:57 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

THANK ALL Y’ALL FOR YOUR UNTIRING EFFORTS TO HARASS AND SOON REPLACE OUR SORRY “GOP SENATORS.”

LET US ENDEAVOR TO CAUSE OUR SORRY GOP SENATORS TO GROW EVEN MORE “INCREASINGLY IRRITATED.”

THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS BORN ON THE US SENATE FLOOR WHEN SENATOR TED CRUZ BEGAN HIS 21 HOUR INSPIRATIONAL FILIBUSTER.

WE IN THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE IN HIS DEBT.

THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY BATTLES TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE.

WE WILL PREVAIL !


9 posted on 09/27/2013 11:17:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nickname

That would be diamond-hard ball!


10 posted on 09/27/2013 11:18:19 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never have I seen the federal government so opposed to those citizens demanding liberty, justice and freedom. The lines have been drawn and the Republican establishment have made it abundantly clear on which side they stand.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have a plan, the House funds Obamacare for $1.00 and cuts IRS funding in half. Then the Dems will have to fight on two fronts and good luck trying to convince the American people to give IRS more money.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: Graewoulf

A word to the wise: start giving the salutes not to Cruz but to the Cross (or more particularly the One who died on it, then rose again, forging a road upon which the dying and dead may be set and thus revived).


13 posted on 09/27/2013 11:20:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: bigbob
That's the real face of the Senate.

We are not represented fairly and the nation is lost without a real sweep of both houses.

It galls me that 75% of the Senate is laughing at us, tsk tsk'ing, and going on about the dismantleing of our Republic.

Alas America ... at least I got to know ye ...

14 posted on 09/27/2013 11:20:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

That once august body is now 99.99% bluff and guff. 0.01% stuff.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 11:22:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Deo volente

He’s “all wee wee’d up”


16 posted on 09/27/2013 11:23:12 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 19 Rep who voted no on cloture:
Vitter,Paul,Lee,Cruz,Crapo,Enzi,Fischer,Roberts,Scott,Heller,Grassley,Toomey,Moran, Rubio, Shelby,Risch,Inhofe, Portman, Sessions

(idaho done good)


17 posted on 09/27/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT by Borderline
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To: Borderline

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs ---79
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs ---19
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting - 2

Flake (R-AZ) Hatch (R-UT)


18 posted on 09/27/2013 11:26:55 AM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even a Civil War would be preferable to the insufferable outrage and injustice perpetrated by the leftists upon the majority of Americans.
19 posted on 09/27/2013 11:27:56 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well at least we can leave the GOP with a clear mind and with no regrets. We gave them so much leeway and they caved in every time to the left. The RINOS, otherwise known as Democratic Party infiltrators, showed us their hand time and time again, and we kept forgiving them. Now with a clear conscience we can say sayonara to the sorry Republican Party.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 11:28:10 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 11:29:04 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 11:30:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Great advice, thanks!


23 posted on 09/27/2013 11:30:48 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: deport

Cornhole (TX) is gonna pay.


24 posted on 09/27/2013 11:31:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: deport

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.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 11:33:33 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 09/27/2013 11:34:30 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


27 posted on 09/27/2013 11:35:33 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: deport

Really glad Toomey came through. My call worked! I’ll accept your thanks now...


28 posted on 09/27/2013 11:36:30 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Dream on. The eneMedia will do all it can to cover for the Left.


29 posted on 09/27/2013 11:37:19 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: deport

All the YEA votes with an R by their name should all have it changed to T for Traitor!


30 posted on 09/27/2013 11:39:18 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Our Republic is dead. Revolution is all that's left. Kill the tyrants.)
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To: dowcaet

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.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


32 posted on 09/27/2013 11:40:25 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Starboard; navymom1; All

Not so!

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.


33 posted on 09/27/2013 11:41:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 11:43:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to admit that we in Kansas did not elect RINO’s.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Borderline; All

This is the list (one of 2 by 2 different posters) in the comments for the Washington Times article (via Drudge)

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Graham (R-SC)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)
Wicker (R-MS)

Link to the article (see comments)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/27/senate-defeats-cruz-filibuster-clears-way-obamacar/?page=2


36 posted on 09/27/2013 11:45:44 AM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The 79-19 vote saw 25 Republicans join with all Democrats ...

25 Rinos RINOS...please use the proper terminology.

37 posted on 09/27/2013 11:47:15 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: KGeorge

Add Flake and Hatch. A non-vote is the same as a No vote.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Correction: I Meant the same as a yes vote.


39 posted on 09/27/2013 11:50:27 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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...

40 posted on 09/27/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

First, we as a Nation need to get down on our knees and as for HIS forgiveness.

I prefer a Government that doesn’t get to high and mighty, so suggesting “upward” to a politician might get us right back in the fix we are now it.


41 posted on 09/27/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RE: The Senate waived budget rules, voted to strip out the Obamacare defunding on a 54-44 party line vote, and passed the bill.

I believe there are 46 Republican Senators. Which 2 voted NOT to defund Obamacare?


42 posted on 09/27/2013 11:56:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Well insofar as “all the world’s a stage” and the proceedings of Congress should be out in the public domain for consumption of the citizenry, I suppose you could call what Cruz did “theater.”

Then again, people do enjoy all different sorts of theater —Musical, Kabuki, Classical— the problem is now that we have a literal Greek tragedy taking place, and we’re hard pressed to find public servants who merit the title and stand up for how the country was founded. I hope Cruz is one of these individuals, not just another “player”…


43 posted on 09/27/2013 11:59:22 AM PDT by mikrofon (Constitution BUMP)
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To: Mozilla; All

Thanks for pointing that out, Mozilla. You’re right.
What a couple of chickens#ts. I’m sorry. I’m just *really* mad.


44 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: deport

Once again, I see Alabama as the only state doing the right thing.

God bless you, Mister Session—and even Richard Shelby, who is growing a pair.


45 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:57 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. You are honest and honestly believe in Cruz. I can no longer do so with regard to any politician. I have 53 years experience with them.


46 posted on 09/27/2013 12:01:26 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: fwdude

Yes he is!!!


47 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:24 PM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I don’t “believe” in him, I place a bit of hope in him, just as I do Sarah Palin. He may let me down. I also have 53 years of dealing with these people. A county supervisor candidate in California “forgot” to pay me for handing out leaflets during a parade in the 1960’s. A neighbor girl wrote a letter-to-the-editor in the kid’s section of the area newspaper about his goof-up and all of a sudden he was at my house with the money. LOL


48 posted on 09/27/2013 12:08:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Graewoulf

As for Chief Justice Roberts, I’m 97% sure they were either holding his children hostage or threatened his family during that case. I’ve heard too many rumors about it from the “intelligence community” to brush it off as some Alex Jones/David Icke conspiracy.


49 posted on 09/27/2013 12:11:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: fwdude
Cornhole (TX) is gonna pay.

No, he won't. (And even if he did, he'd still be RICHER THAN YOU ARE!)

FMCDH(BITS)

50 posted on 09/27/2013 12:11:11 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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