Skip to comments.Kelly Ayotte's Letter to the Dopes Back Home
Posted on 09/28/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT by Jim Noble
On Friday, I joined members of both parties in supporting a key procedural motion - known as "invoking cloture" - to prevent a stalemate in the Senate that could have led to a government shutdown. Had this vote not succeeded, debate in the Senate would have come to a halt - making it harder to prevent a government shutdown.
As you know, I fully support defunding, repealing and replacing Obamacare. I outlined the negative impact this law is having on New Hampshire in a speech on the Senate floor this week. In that speech, I also stated my view that shutting down the government is not an effective strategy that will successfully stop the law - it simply won't work. Obamacare would keep going and we would harm the nation. I also discussed these concerns in a television interview on Friday morning.
While I voted in favor of moving the House-passed bill forward, I opposed an amendment introduced by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to add Obamacare funding into the House-passed spending legislation (frequently referred to as the "continuing resolution.") Repealing this law was one of the reasons I ran for the Senate, and I've voted in favor of full repeal and have helped introduce legislation to roll back its most onerous provisions - including the Medical Device Tax, which stands to harm New Hampshire medical device manufacturers.
It's unfortunate that the continuing resolution that was passed by the Senate Democrats breaks the law and exceeds by $20 billion the spending limits enacted two years ago. This is no way to run a government, with short-term spending bills rather than a fiscally responsible budget for the nation. With over $17 trillion in debt, I voted against breaking the budget caps. We must find a way to fund worthy priorities without breaking the law and busting the budget caps, and I will continue my efforts to do so. As this bill returns to the House, I hope we can resolve these issues and keep the government running.
Her vote put her on The List.
Worthless hack ain’t fooling anybody..
Uh oh, she's gotten into Bammy's stash of Hopium.
She’s not fooling anybody.
She was one of 25 Republican Senators to join the entire Democrat body forcing 0bamacare down Americans throats while at the same time exempting herself, her family and her staff from obamacare...plus they get Cadillac coverage while we pay for it!!!!
ROT IN HELL!
“It’s unfortunate...”? It’s “unfortunate”!?!? Ms.Ayotte, what is unfortunate is that the good people of New Hampshire put their faith in you to be their voice in the United States Senate.
It is “unfortunate” for them, and disastrous for the nation.
Wow....just wow : /
lindsey graham posted a similar comment on his facebook page - I commented that he was a lying sack-o-$hit
There is a reason we now refer to them as critters.
NH can’t do better for a conservative? This is as bad as Flake in AZ. They bare-*ssed lied to their constituency to get electied, then in the US Senate sabotage their constituency from within.
I know I might be attacked for stating this, but I’ve been so buried trying to keep my job(no excuse, I know!) that this last week just confuses the hell out of me! I had no time to actually listen to Ted Cruz, however I was thrilled he did it because it got some people where I work talking for a change. But, all these procedural moves are complicated in my way of thinking, and they seem to do it so the true message gets garbled. So Ayotte comes out and says she “did the right thing”, why do I just not believe that she did, or she did for the right reason?
Right now I’m at a point of really believing that 99% of what comes out of a politicians mouth is a lie.
The Senator who voted: "Not There, Don't Care"?
She is from New Hampshire Nuff said.
The 25 traitors with the help of their allies, the RATS/0bama, have no idea the wrath thats coming!!!
Americans arent caving in...giving up or bowing down!
Ive sent out more emails today regarding the exempt policy than I did all last week...and I aint finished!
Shutting down the government could be viewed as having a temper tantrum or crying for righteousness. It will not stop Obamacare, indeed. But a shut down can draw attention to the train wreck of a law, before the LIV get their free stuff.
The Dems are counting on the idea that enough people will get hooked on Monstercare before the Repubs have the power/votes to repeal it.
The idiot repubs screwed themselves when they repealed the O-care provision of reporting purchases over $600 to the IRS. It would have been a pain in the backside for the LIV, just the thing to start the repeal process sooner, but the stupid party struck again. I wondered at that point if the repubs really wanted a repeal.
27 total on The List.
So, a motion to halt debate had to succeed to prevent debate from being halted?
"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.'
'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master that's all.'"
she was against it before she was for it
EXCELLENT FREEPER CATCH....as always. Thanks!
She just needs a 51 seat majority. Then she can be counted on in election years.
Can we list the 25 traitors?
Yeah.... I guess that whole, “Live Free or Die” thing is just a catch phrase for tourism now : /
Sad for them, my FRiend, but sadder still for the rest of us.
Citizens that no longer know where we came from, and why.
Dear Lord, please share Your strength.
not BS when the potus of the US is a deranged narcissist who sees this issue as personal and therefore above the interests of the nation
and the entire democrat party backs him
shutdown would not stop these people but would glorify their cause as vulnerable Americans people suffer because yes, the democrats will stop military pay (notice already out to be prepared) and they will stop social security checks
speaking of hostage takers
I’d say that she’s lying.
You’d be right.
F—K IT!!! Vote them out too just for the hell of it!!!
Hatch sold out. He should be replaced. Chaffetz seems like a good option, since he supported the defund effort.
I would have to agree. I honestly don’t think many repugnant-cans want Obama Care to go away. I think they like socialized medicine because they want the government to oversee and dictate our lives. They can exempt themselves, of course. It’s easy to talk about how “this is not the right thing to do” when you’re not the one that will suffer. Sanctimonious **ssholes.
Its a CYA please let me keep my office letter she hopes the dummies will buy
Had this vote not succeeded, debate in the Senate would have come to a halt - making it harder to prevent a government shutdown.
Ummm, debate continues. What doesn't happen is the vote on the underlying issue, and the vote doesn't happen because the debate continues. She voted to STOP debate, not to continue it.
Parliamentary procedure 101.
New motto should be Live With “Free” Obamacare, AND DIE!!
> Right now Im at a point of really believing that 99% of what comes out of a politicians mouth is a lie.
Incorrect. 100 %. Some are so good at it they believe their own lies. The reason polygraph results can’t be used in criminal cases is due to their very kind.
In a functional sense, she is as bad as my imps of the devil (Schumer and Gillibrand). At least, Schumer and Gillibrand don’t pose as patriots.
Shakes head... and has to smile.
Posts like yours, is why I love FR, FRiend,
Tis bettah to laugh than cry ;)
If Obamacare gets funding, the suffering of millions is a guarantee. Middle class families have red dots on their chests.
Lidnsey Graham’s office message (they were not answering the calls) was pretty much the same BS.....
As you know, I fully support defunding, repealing and replacing Obamacare
well bless your lil ol heart...
your intentions were glaringly obvious...
“It’s unfortunate that the continuing resolution that was passed by the Senate Democrats breaks the law and exceeds by $20 billion the spending limits enacted two years ago. This is no way to run a government, with short-term spending bills rather than a fiscally responsible budget for the nation. With over $17 trillion in debt, I voted against breaking the budget caps”
And yet—despite all the handwringing—she’s not willing to do anything to stop it and therefore votes with Harry Reid, Patrick Leahy, and Elizabeth Warren to end debate so that Dirty Harry can strip out the ObummerCare defunding provision and therefore pass the CR she says she opposes with only Dhimm votes.
Kelly, you’re such a heroine!
STOP letting Obama walk all over you! The greatest power the House has is the power of the budget - don't let Obama bypass the House on this as he has everything else! Please don't lose this chance to send the same CR back to the Senate and tell that sniveling little wimp Harry Reid - NO COMPROMISE on this then adjourn the House and let dingy Harry,Obama and the Rinos in the Senate either sign the bill or shut down the government. Hold a press conference and make sure everyone knows who is choosing to shut down the government and it isn't the Republican House. . . . . . . http://www.americanclarion.com/.../ 7p
What’s all this ‘replace’ language I’ve been hearing this week?
If she had done the right thing she wouldn’t need to apologize for it.
"Your senator is part of a new generation leaders who are stepping forward, and let me say on behalf of Texas, and on behalf of Americans across our great nation, thank you to the state of New Hampshire for your tremendous senator, Kelly Ayotte.
Ted Cruz, 8-23-13 Sen. Ted Cruz NH Speech on Taking America Back
There is nothing to discuss. RINO, SENATOR, KELLY AYOTTE voted with twenty-four other RINOs to full fund Obamacare, period!!! You know the old saying...No Guts, No Glory!!! Senator Ayotte is naught but a whimp traitor to the American people, and the people of New Hampshire!!! Folks keep the home fires burning...sign and endorse the LeeCruz petition to defund Obamacare!!! The fight goes on in the House of Representatives...today!!!
WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMACARE.COM....almost at 2,000,000 signatures!!!!
Very smart conclusion! Me too.
I posted something similar on Graham’s Facebook and it was removed! I blasted Graham and think he should resign. All my posts were removed — which now means I wouldn’t vote for Graham if there was a gun pointed at my head.