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Rep. Peter King ready to sign Dem petition on ‘clean’ funding bill
The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by jazusamo

Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don't bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week.

King has long-pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats' discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill.

Until Friday.

"If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt that is scheduled to air Friday night.

"I think John Boehner has wanted this moment all along," King added. "He never wanted to close the government. He was backed into it by this group of 30 or 40 people. Now he has the leverage he needs, and I think it's going to come to the House floor, no matter what."

More than 20 House Republicans have indicated they would back a clean CR if it came to the floor, but King is the first to announce his support for the Democrats' discharge petition.

Boehner last month attempted to move a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown that the Senate could have passed “clean,” but his right-most flank insisted that changes to ObamaCare be part of the bill. The conservative opposition led to a prolonged back-and-forth between House Republicans and Senate Democrats over the healthcare provisions.

When no deal was reached by Oct. 1, much of the government shut down.

President Obama has publicly said he won’t negotiate with Republicans on either the CR or the debt ceiling until the dual crises are resolved. The shutdown entered its 11th day Friday.

But with polls showing that voters are blaming Republicans to a much greater degree than Obama for the impasse, GOP leaders have begun to soften their position in recent days, and it appears that the White House is negotiating with them.

On Thursday, Republicans offered Obama a new plan under which they would agree to extend the Treasury's borrowing authority through Nov. 22 if Obama will agree to negotiate with them on a longer term budget deal that would reopen the government.

King predicted Friday that clean bills to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown would pass easily, if GOP leaders would bring them to the floor.

“I think it would have passed earlier in the week after the poll numbers have come out," he told Bloomberg. "It's going to pass overwhelmingly."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cr; democrats; dischargepetition; govtshutdown; peterking; primaryking; primarypeterking; rino; rinoking
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It only took King 4 days to break his word and fold like a cheap suit.

Peter King: No, I won’t sign the Democrats’ discharge petition to force a House vote on ending....

1 posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Is he also switching to his true party?


2 posted on 10/11/2013 11:30:39 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jazusamo

Peter King proves once again that he is an Undocumented Democrat.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: jazusamo

Peter King is a POS.

I knew that because he’s a entirely jealous of American Patriot, Senator Ted Cruz!

Peter King is just like John McCain, without the USN resume.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo

Send him out our way.

We’ve got piles of Obamastuff (otherwise known as sh**) to throw in his discusting bottom dwelling RINO face.

He is Obamaslime.

The guillotine, the guillotine...only kidding in that the darned things are not too easy to purchase lately.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

Peter King is a loudmouth camera-hog. Unlike a full Democrat, he is sometimes on the right side of the argument. But I don’t think he has any particular guiding principles.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:58 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jazusamo

Besides, a CR cannot be a “clean bill” because the CR itself is a dirty maneuver...


7 posted on 10/11/2013 11:35:08 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: jazusamo

That would be an unconditional surrender for sure.

The Senate GOP members (MCcain, etc) offer isnt much better.

The original idea of demanding overall defunding wasnt a very thoughtful idea, but a compete surrender like this would be a disaster.

It would get Bohner off the hook though, as he could vote against it.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The way they used are probably a violation of fiscal law.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 11:36:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: jazusamo
the centrist Republican vowed this week

which means Democrat

10 posted on 10/11/2013 11:36:52 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: jazusamo

Of course the linguine spined little pseudo lib from NY will.


11 posted on 10/11/2013 11:38:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

12 posted on 10/11/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Does anyone think the NSA surveillance has anything to do with certain Republican behaviour? Even McCain wasn’t this bad. Does Obama have the goods on these Congressmen?


13 posted on 10/11/2013 11:40:53 AM PDT by o-n-money
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To: jazusamo

14 posted on 10/11/2013 11:41:00 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jazusamo

Nothing is holding King Rino from signing the discharge petition now.
If he feels that strong about a clean bill, he is free to sign his name,
Put it in writing for all to see and sign that discharge petition.
Go ahead King Rino, sign your name to that petition. Maybe you will get
a nice gift in return. Like the gift of a primary opponent.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: onyx

I agree, lack of the USN resume and he’s the RINO of the House instead of the Senate.


16 posted on 10/11/2013 11:43:09 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I hope some Tea Party “member” in King’s District announces tomorrow to oppose him in the Repub primary.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: jeffc

No, NO, he’s not switching.

We’re told numerous times in today’s headlines, that there’s a third party needed.

We’re supposed to think King is a Republican and the conservatives that are winning Republican elections are required to form another party.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by stanne
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19 posted on 10/11/2013 11:46:10 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo

Cool. Let us separate the wheat from the chaff. The sooner the better.


20 posted on 10/11/2013 11:46:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: C. Edmund Wright

So true. The DC elites are “riding dirty” with all these CR’s.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 11:48:51 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jazusamo

“King predicted Friday that clean bills to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown would pass easily, if GOP leaders would bring them to the floor.”

Further proof that you would have a hard time sliding a playing card between the practical philosophies of the pubbies and the dhimmicraps, they are so much alike.


22 posted on 10/11/2013 11:49:05 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Instead of trying to convince these RINOs to change why not convince them to become Democrats...?


23 posted on 10/11/2013 11:49:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

The Cruz and Lee strategy really has outed the RINOs.


24 posted on 10/11/2013 11:51:46 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: jazusamo

Another Collaborator heard from.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 11:53:56 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: jazusamo

For King and any one else who breaks ranks and sides with the Dems there has to be reprocussions. Throw them off all committtees they are on and withhold campaign funding.


26 posted on 10/11/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: SoConPubbie
Meet Peter King...Attempting to get to a camera on the opposite side of the road.
27 posted on 10/11/2013 11:55:40 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: jazusamo

https://peteking.house.gov/contact/email-me

https://www.facebook.com/reppeteking

https://twitter.com/RepPeteKing


28 posted on 10/11/2013 11:55:41 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: All

King is a blue state republican.

If you want to move him redward, move his state redward.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 11:57:25 AM PDT by Owen
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To: jazusamo

I blame his voters.

They had plenty times to ditch him, and they didn’t. They can do it next year, and how much you want to bet the pig-headed morons in his district will send him right back?


30 posted on 10/11/2013 11:57:39 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: jazusamo

This is due to McCain giving the green light today for another round of GOP self-immolation.

Gutless POS all.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jazusamo
I'm glad this guy's not MY Representative for I don't think he'd ever be working FOR ME but AGAINST ME!

I'd probably go out and do whatever it took to find someone to replace him but that's just me.

32 posted on 10/11/2013 11:58:25 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: jazusamo

King is Jim Traficant with better hair.


33 posted on 10/11/2013 12:00:38 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: tsowellfan

Peter King, the Early Years...

34 posted on 10/11/2013 12:05:27 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: jazusamo

I will reserve my comments on where we go from here for after Boehner caves and the democrats get all they want.


35 posted on 10/11/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Owen
King is a blue state republican. If you want to move him redward, move his state redward.

I live in King's district. A majority of people here don't want Obamacare and I've yet to meet somebody who is complaining about the shutdown.

Seems to me that King's comments don't represent his district.

36 posted on 10/11/2013 12:10:58 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: jazusamo

if he does this, will someone please post a notice when he has a decent, honest opponent and we will plan to contribute to retire King from office. anyone who would do this does not belong anywhere near an office of public trust


37 posted on 10/11/2013 12:12:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er.)
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To: jazusamo

Peter King (D)ummy


38 posted on 10/11/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: VRWCarea51

Thanks for posting that picture. I think the terms “French Republicans” and “Vichy Republican” are not descriptive enough for Peter King and his ilk. Peter King is a Vichy French whore. His hair piece was probably made if France.


39 posted on 10/11/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: mrs9x

Yep. Cruz and Lee have exposed RINO’S!


40 posted on 10/11/2013 12:26:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: FreeReign

“Seems to me that King’s comments don’t represent his district.”

Then primary his sorry butt. This is how it is done.

PETER KING 100% SUPPORTS OBAMACARE!

Billboards all over his district. At every rally, chant it.

And that will be that.


41 posted on 10/11/2013 12:35:39 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Found wha I was looking for.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077747/posts

It seems Mr. King is exploring a run for higher office in 2016. So he is selling out America for GOPe money.


42 posted on 10/11/2013 12:37:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: jazusamo
Too bad the tax payers of his district could not catch up with him, break his damn fingers, and kick his ass out in a recall, but, that would violate the law!

King has forgotten who he represents, clearly opting to represent the interest of this out of control government as opposed to representing the best interest of his constituents!

King is a prime example of why RINO season in 2014 is going to be a slaughter and the Tea Party Americans will overwhelmingly prevail all across this Nation, a repeat of 2010 when pissed off Americans come out in full force and kick these RINO’s and socialist out of our government once and for all times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

43 posted on 10/11/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Pearls Before Swine :"Peter King is a loudmouth camera-hog.
Unlike a full Democrat, he is sometimes on the right side of the argument.
But I don’t think he has any particular guiding principles."

Peter King may not have any guiding principles, as he seems to be more RHINO than a true Republican .
However , he stands in defense of Israel, as indicated in another posting on this page titled :
King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077747/posts
Conjecture is that he is preparing a Presidential run
He must feel secure in his own home district as he is a RHINO in close proximity to a Demorat stronghold.
The problem with straddleing a barbed wire fence is that sooner or later you have to move ,.. and no limb on either side of the fence is happy with the outcome.
Sooner or later , the barbs claim their victim !

44 posted on 10/11/2013 12:48:08 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You may be right, they may already be a violation of law - I do not claim to know whether or not that’s the case. What I do know is that they certainly are not a “clean bill” by any understanding of what a clean bill is.


45 posted on 10/11/2013 1:10:00 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: jazusamo

New commercial on TV just now with RINO Utah gov and Dimwit IN gov wanting people to sign petition to stop the gov shut down. Stinking RINO and Commies going together.


46 posted on 10/11/2013 1:23:10 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: jazusamo

These people keep getting elected.

If I was King, I’d be crapping on everyone too...


47 posted on 10/11/2013 1:53:54 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: jazusamo

Why doesn’t the GOP just demand the Senate pass a budget which they haven’t done in five years?


48 posted on 10/11/2013 1:58:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Park Service employees "following orders" should be SHAMED and SHUNNED!)
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To: jeffc

Is he also switching to his true party?

This is the A$$hat that called Cruz a RINO.


49 posted on 10/11/2013 2:44:29 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jazusamo

Those “30 or 40” members of congress should introduce Mr. King to a blanket party.

Does anyone know if he has an opponent in the next election? I will donate to anyone who runs against him.


50 posted on 10/11/2013 2:54:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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