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Lindsey Graham Proudly Voted to Defund Obamacare
Facebook ^ | 9/27/13 | Lindsey Graham

Posted on 09/27/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT by Nickname

Today, I proudly voted to Defund Obamacare, and I am proud that every Senate Republican has united in support of the House-passed Defund Obamacare provision.

I only wish that more Senate Democrats, many of whom were responsible for Obamacare’s passage into law, would have voted with us. (NOTE: The amendment to remove the Defund Obamacare provision, which passed the House, was defeated by the Democrat-controlled Senate by a straight party-line vote of 44-54.)

With Democrats in control of the Senate, we needed Democrats to join with the American people who want Obamacare stopped in its tracks. Based upon the Democrats unanimous votes in support of funding Obamacare, they must not have gotten the message.

I fought and voted against Obamacare in 2010. Since then, I have tried to stop the law's implementation any way I can:

* Supported ending the special exemption for Congress from Obamacare; * Supported ending the special exemption for President Obama from Obamacare; * Authored legislation to allow states to opt-out of Obamacare; * Cosponsored legislation to repeal Obamacare; * Cosponsored legislation to prohibit the funding of Obamacare; * Cosponsored legislation which defunds the IRS' implementation of Obamacare; * Cosponsored a bill to repeal the individual mandate in Obamacare; * Sent a letter with my Republican colleagues requesting the Obama Administration grant relief to all Americans by delaying implementation of Obamacare so Congress can adopt common-sense reforms; and * Offered an amendment to defund implementation of the individual and employer mandates required under Obamacare.

Obamacare is, has been, and will remain a financial disaster for our nation.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: cloture; liar; obamacare
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As predicted. He did his part to fund Obamacare now boasts that he voted to defund it.
1 posted on 09/27/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Nickname

I can’t hear him, he will need to get his head out of McCain’s backside first.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 11:56:26 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Nickname

He LIES! !!!!


3 posted on 09/27/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Nickname

And none of us are fooled.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Nickname

Was he one of the 19?


5 posted on 09/27/2013 11:57:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

He voted for cloture.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 11:57:55 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: b4its2late

No. He’s lying.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Nickname

Damn he’s running scare.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 11:58:15 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Nickname

Shove it up your smelly Obamahole, Obama worshipping scum.

We know what you are really up to.

And after CW-II, you’ll have to pay for it.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Nickname

Thought so... The 19 brave deserve recognition:Vitter, Paul, Lee, Cruz, Crapo, Enzi, Fischer, Roberts, Scott, Heller, Grassley, Toomey, Moran, Rubio, Shelby, Risch, Inhofe, Portman, Sessions


10 posted on 09/27/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Nickname; C. Edmund Wright

I can’t wait to see a statement from Graham’s primary opponent exposing the lie that this limp-wristed siamese twin of McQueeg really is ...


11 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:10 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Nickname

He’s a lying son of a b*tch.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Nickname
Based upon the Democrats unanimous 25 wobbly Republican votes for cloture in support of funding Obamacare, they must not have gotten the message.
13 posted on 09/27/2013 12:02:01 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Nickname

The Liar Weasel.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nickname

His message makes no sense, he voted to fund obamacare


15 posted on 09/27/2013 12:02:40 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: SE Mom

He is NOT lying. He voted for cloture which made it posdible today to vote on the House Bill. 41 GOP votes were needed to avoid cloture.

Therefore Graham’s vote today is essentially meaningless.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:11 PM PDT by entropy12 (With no fear of re-election, Obama is becoming more radical left..thanks a lot all you who abstained)
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To: Nickname

Lindsey Graham Proudly Voted to DEFEND Obamacare

fixed the typo


17 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:13 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Nickname

LOL!!

It was perfectly safe for him to do so.

He knew he wasn’t going to change anything.

The “leadership” allowed Linda to vote against cloture, because they knew he was vulnerable and they wanted him to throw a few crumbs to his base as damage control.

NO SALE


18 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Nickname
Lindsey, you are a...

Collaborator!

We will now do our due diligence with respect to you.

Have a nice day.

19 posted on 09/27/2013 12:04:10 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That’s the only upside.

Graham, McConnell, Cornyn and I forget who else are up for re-election in ‘14 and this wound will be fresh.

We may not win them all but hopefully we can continue to thin the RINO herd.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 12:04:11 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: Nickname

He voted to”De-Fund”because it had NO MEANING!He’s up for re-election in 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 09/27/2013 12:04:11 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Nickname

He’s a lyin’ azz Graham cracka!


22 posted on 09/27/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Nickname

Depraved progressives are always proud of the damage they do if they can get something for themselves. Power, money, control. His bumper sticker should say “TRAITOR AND PROUD OF IT.”


23 posted on 09/27/2013 12:04:53 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Westbrook

Graham voted FOR cloture.


24 posted on 09/27/2013 12:07:22 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: Nickname

LYING SOB


25 posted on 09/27/2013 12:07:46 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Nickname
As predicted. He did his part to fund Obamacare now boasts that he voted to defund it.

Clearly this is the reason that all of the GOPe senators were so pissed off at Cruz. He exposed this meaningless vote for what it was - surrender.

The only vote that mattered in the Senate, like in the original passing of the 0bamacare monstrosity, was the vote for cloture. We needed 41 and only got 19?!

26 posted on 09/27/2013 12:07:58 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Nickname
Graham: Since then, I have tried to stop the law's implementation any way I can...

Except for that part when you allowed it to happen. You know the one, where you voted to stop Cruz's filibuster.

27 posted on 09/27/2013 12:08:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Traitors one and all

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)


28 posted on 09/27/2013 12:09:02 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Nickname

29 posted on 09/27/2013 12:09:29 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Nickname

> Graham voted FOR cloture.

I just got that from reading the other posts.

Then he’s a bloody liar, as well as a poofter.


30 posted on 09/27/2013 12:09:48 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ted Cruz is coming on with Hannity on the radio show at the bottom of the hour. He said some of what he is hearing about what is going on in the House he likes. He said this is not over by a long shot.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 12:10:12 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: DJ MacWoW
"No. He’s lying."

Everybody should go to Graham's facebook page and tell him that his trickery won't work, that we are not fooled and he must be defeated.

32 posted on 09/27/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nickname

He’s probably referring to the vote after cloture.

Capping a dramatic and chaotic week on Capitol Hill, the Senate on Friday approved a critical budget bill that would fund the government past Sept. 30 — but only after Democrats succeeded in stripping a Republican-backed provision to defund ObamaCare.

The final vote was 54-44.

The bill now returns to the House, and is seen by some lawmakers as a sort of legislative hot potato. If the two chambers cannot agree on a final bill by midnight on Monday, then the government will shut down. Neither side wants to be left holding the bill if that happens.

House Republicans are under heavy pressure, now, from fellow conservatives to stand by their demand that ObamaCare be defunded, or least delayed.

House Speaker John Boehner already indicated that he will not accept the Senate-passed bill in its current form. The House is expected to take up the legislation starting on Saturday.

Earlier Friday, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid narrowly won approval to restore funding for ObamaCare. The 54-44 vote fell along party lines.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/27/senate-advances-controversial-obamacare-budget-bill/


33 posted on 09/27/2013 12:13:20 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Truth29

His staff will probably get us all kicked off FB for telling the truth.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 12:15:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Nickname

Sanctimonious little twit.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 12:15:55 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: isthisnickcool
I can’t hear him, he needs to get his head out of McCain’s backside.....

Oops, he tried, but poor Lindseed
can't seem to get his act together.

36 posted on 09/27/2013 12:16:04 PM PDT by Liz
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It isn’t over. IF anything my resolve to fight against the senators that caved is stronger now than ever.


37 posted on 09/27/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: 1035rep

Right.... His constituents are to ignore the vote that mattered—the cloture vote, and just look at his vote on the one he knew had no chance of passing.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 12:18:06 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: entropy12
I'm so confused. The house passed a Continuing Resolution which will fund gov’t minus ACA. In order for this to be passed by the Senate, would not the Senate have to end debate (cloture) else they could not vote on it? Right?

If cloture failed there could be no vote at all? And, then, no funding of any of government?

My head is hurting. Why is the vote to have ended debate bad?

39 posted on 09/27/2013 12:18:07 PM PDT by garyb
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To: entropy12

He voted for it before he voted against it. Oh, wasn’t that John F-——g Kerry?


40 posted on 09/27/2013 12:20:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Nickname
A vote against that bill after you've already voted for cloture is as meaningless as a Houston Astros victory in September.

You voted for the bill on the only vote that counted, Linda.

41 posted on 09/27/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
"His staff will probably get us all kicked off FB for telling the truth."

Maybe, but there are a lot of negative comments on his FB page now responding to his disingenuous statement.

42 posted on 09/27/2013 12:23:45 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nickname
FULG...
43 posted on 09/27/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: garyb
Why is the vote to have ended debate bad?

Because the GOPe agreed to roll over and show the bellies before they got one concession out of Reid. Not even a crumb.

44 posted on 09/27/2013 12:24:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Nickname; All

This is NOT going to help your already losing and pathetic reelection campaign.


45 posted on 09/27/2013 12:24:47 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: garyb
My head is hurting. Why is the vote to have ended debate bad?

The strategy was that they would refuse cloture until Reid promised not to strip the defunding language from the bill.

46 posted on 09/27/2013 12:26:03 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Da Coyote
And after CW-II, you’ll have to pay for it.

I think Revolutionary War II or War for Independence is more appropriate. But the latter half of your statement is spot on.
47 posted on 09/27/2013 12:26:37 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Nickname

He’s a liar. He knew the Senate asswipes would put funding back into the bill after it passed. I consider it defunded since they scammed it. Fake and phony vote.


48 posted on 09/27/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: garyb
Why is the vote to have ended debate bad?

Ted Cruz spent 21 hours on his feet explaining this to you. Weren't you listening? Or did you, like Graham, sleep through the whole speech?

49 posted on 09/27/2013 12:27:22 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Truth29

I went to look at the comments. LOL He’s getting hammered.


50 posted on 09/27/2013 12:27:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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