Skip to comments.Time to Primary: Six GOP Senators Back Ryan-Murray Budget, Ensuring Senate Passage
Posted on 12/16/2013 4:52:11 PM PST by bestintxas
The budget deal that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) cut with Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is set to clear the Senate, The New York Times reports.
Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, announced his support for the measure on Monday, appearing to give it the 60 votes it would need to overcome a filibuster threat and bring it to a final vote, which would need only a majority, the Times Jonathan Weisman wrote Monday. Mr. Hatch joined Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona, Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, all Republicans who have said they will vote to cut off debate.
According to the Times, Hatch said he would support it even though he did not agree with the details of the plan. This agreement isnt everything Id hoped it would be, and it isnt what I would have written, Hatch said. But sometimes the answer has to be yes. The reality is that Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government.
With six GOP senatorsHatch, McCain, Flake, Burr, Collins and Johnsonsaying they will vote for cloture on the deal in the Senate, a potential procedural filibuster now is all but certain to fail unless several Democrats break from their party to oppose the deal. At this point, not one Senate Democrat has expressed disappointment with the budget deal.
After the deal passes the Senate, it will go to President Barack Obama for his signature. He is expected to sign it into law.
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Only the GOP could throw victory into the jaws of defeat and be proud of it.
This is the essence of RINO.
Doesn't agree with it but will support it.
Have to support it because, well because. Oh! Because not enough 'control'.
I know Hatch said this but really any number of RINOs could have said the same.
They haven’t read it, don’t know what is in it, but they’ll vote for it anyway.
Useless A-holes, the lot of them.
Well of course. Those fancy cocktail parties in D.C. can’t be missed. And no RINO wants to have his feelings hurt by screaming NY Times headlines criticizing them.
I'm guessing that more GOPers will come forward to allow some 'rats up for reelection to duck accountability for this tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect operation.
Primary AND look for thied-party candidates to support if they win their primaries.
Yes, we’ve come to that. Nothing else will stop the spending.
Boy, that Hatch is a real piece of work. He’s the proof that ‘primarying’ is not enough. He lied his way through his primary and that’s the model RINOs are following.
The GOP is throwing OUR victory into the jaws of defeat so they would be very proud of that.
They deliberately did that because Collins is the biggest RINO and safest from a primary.
Flake? Flake was one of the most anti-spending members when he was in the House. What happened?!?
Yes, weve come to that. Nothing else will stop the spending.
I am as upset as you are with this deal and I agree with fighting in the primary for the most Conservative candidate who can win in the general election. However, voting 3rd party will only elect Democrats (other than Lieberman, name a third party candidate who has been elected to the Senate in recent history). How will electing Democrats stop the spending?
Look, the GOP WANTS to raise spending.
They needed six to vote “yea”, six they got.
If they needed twenty, they would have twenty.
And it’s always the same few losers...
“Boy, that Hatch is a real piece of work. Hes the proof that primarying is not enough. He lied his way through his primary and thats the model RINOs are following.”
I was hoping that the Utah GOP would do a “Bennett” on Hatch last election, but Utah is like a lot of midwestern states, although the religion is different, the resistance to change is about the same. Urine and Flake (AZ) are both Mormons FWIW.
1. Just one instance of a conservative third-party candidate throwing the election to a Dem may end the donors’ and ipso facto the establishment’s support for “punching conservatives in the nose”. They only pay for results.
1b. One win by a conservative third party candidate WILL end Republican support for spending increases.
2. Within 6 years the government may not have the credit or the political ability to increase taxation to increase spending anyway.
I’ve always opposed the idea in the past but now I think the situation merits it.
Also the business donors to the RINOs should be punished directly.
I think some in the house could go.
It would be good to see 4 or 5 RINOs go in the house.
Democrats taking over the house of reps is a fantasy.
Whether the house GOP has 225, 230 and 235 makes little diffence if RINOs keep surviving.
“Hatch said. ‘But sometimes the answer has to be yes. The reality is that Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government.’”
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, Hatch.
I don't understand that one. He went far left as soon as he hit the Senate. The next time he is in town I am going to ask him what is going on with that, and make it clear that I won't vote for him again.
Which state has the worst RINO backed judges?
How many liberals have Murkowski and Begich let on to the courts?
What about Lamar and Corker?
Who did McCain and Kyl let on to the courts?
You can always count on Orrin and McStain to betray the party. They will both be pushing Shamnesty next year.
Never count your Hatches before they chicken.
How will electing Rinos reduce spending. No more. I will not hold my nose because they’re (R).
Hatch squeezed by last election, getting ome conservatives to back him....
Now he’s safe in another term, the screw job begins....
Hatch said. But sometimes the answer has to be yes. The reality is that Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, Hatch.”
Reagan had only 1/3and look what great things he accomplished
You are right! They know they are safe! Recall?
The fact of the matter is that we live in a republic, which means you have to form coalitions - the Demoncrats understand this and have supported "moderate" candidates who would still vote for thier party as Speaker or Majority Leader. So, they have continued to chip away at freedom for 50 years, while conservatives think they can win with only "true" conservative candidates. Romney may be a RINO, but he was promising to stop Obamacare - and a Republican House would have had a lot more power if almost any RINO were president.
Anyway, thank you for being true. Enjoy the continued slide of the Republic.
Both Ryan and Johnson are from Wisconsin. Not sure if there will be anyone other than a demodummie running agsin’t eitherof them and I am damn sure I won’t vote “demodummie”.
I was going to let your remarks slide, but I can’t. You are one of the useful idiots that got us into this mess. For your information, I voted for Romney, so don’t blame me. It was people like you who keep voting for Rino’s, the very people giving us weak candidates or withholding money or support. Just to hold on to their power. They vote in lock step with the Democrates, this is what moderates do. As I said, NO F-——G WAY will I support a RINO. I took an oath to support the Constitution, and after 20+ years in the Corps, I still hold to that oath. I’m 78 years old, saw a lot of crap go down in this country, but never as much as I see coming from the Socialist party and their enabling Republican idiots. So at the moment, I will use my vote, or withhold my vote unless stronger means are required, which I will support in anyway I can. In the Corps, we say Semper Fidelis, we are faithful to God, Country, and Corps and are willing to give all to the Country formed by the great thinkers that gave us the Constitution.