Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn Save America, Vote to Raise Debt Limit
Slate ^ | 2/12/14 | David Weigel

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:45:49 PM PST by jimbo123

Anyone who listened to Republican senators yesterday could tell they were unhappy to be stuck with a "clean" debt limit increase. Oh, not that most of them didn't want to pass it and move on. They did! But it was going to be tough to sell back home. It got tougher after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, shocking absolutely no one, said he'd demand a cloture vote on the bill, one that would require every Democrat and independent and at least five Republicans to suspend the debt limit through the 2014 election.

The plus: A filibuster would put the squeeze on vulnerable Democrats. Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, John Walsh, and Mary Landrieu would have to vote for a no-frills debt limit hike—none of them could take a powder. (In 2006 Democrats didn't ask for cloture, and two Republicans on the ballot that year got to vote "no." One of them, Montana's Conrad Burns, lost.)

The minus: See above, re: "five Republicans." The vote was held open for 45 minutes as Harry Reid struggled to break past 58 votes for passage. Finally, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and Texas Sen. John Cornyn arrived to vote "aye" and push the bill through.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cloture; johncornyn; mitchmcconnell; uniparty

1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:45:50 PM PST by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

I was going to chide you for not posting the BARF alert to that headline.

Then I see its a Slate article, so....

‘nuff said.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:47:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

David Weigel, member of journ-o-list.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:48:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

See you in the primaries!


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:48:44 PM PST by struggle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

The ‘rats love them, why don’t they take them? After they get elected under the ‘rat banner, of course.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:49:34 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

Triple Barf Alert:

1. Slate
2. Mitch McConnell
3. John Cornyn


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:49:42 PM PST by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

This is The Onion or Scrappleface, right?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:50:28 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

If all spending comes from the house and the house has been led by republicans now for a couple years, why have the not allocated money to what we have so we do not have to extend the debt limit?

If they write the legislation for spending and it is written with a limit, we never should have been to this point.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:31 PM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

Medved is ecstatic this afternoon about the news.
He’s praising Boehner and McConnell for their “courage”. Sickening.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:40 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
Oh, so does this mean the Pubbies will be liked and lifted up by the lefties, now? And, that they (Pubbies) won't be blamed for all of the out of control spending??

NO! FOOLS!


10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:45 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123; John Semmens

My first thought: this had to be from Semmens.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:39 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Deo volente

Courage? Courage to pass blank check legislation like Pelosi and Reid would?

That IS sickening. EVERY RINO makes me sick to my stomach.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:52 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

We really need to find out what these guys are being bribed for.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:55:02 PM PST by Phillyred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: edcoil
If all spending comes from the house and the house has been led by republicans now for a couple years, why have the not allocated money to what we have so we do not have to extend the debt limit?


14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:56:56 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

He's right in that they are all failures.

15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:57:59 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

As the Obamedia spin this into a “Profiles in Courage” moment, can you imagine the abuse that they were going to heap on the Republicans had the sell-outs not voted for more debt for our children and generations after them? As soon as you vote the Leftist’s way, you’re okay!


16 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:55 PM PST by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
 photo CornynLovesBarackSmall.jpg

Help FR Continue the Conservative Fight!
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help To Keep FR In The Fight !!


Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


17 posted on 02/12/2014 1:03:07 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
Cornyn must have a death wish. Already Stockman is capitalizing off of this screw-up.

 

BREAKING: Cornyn just voted to raise Obama’s debt limit

February 12, 2014 By

Dear fellow Texan, John Cornyn just voted to raise Obama's debt limit. Yes, moments ago John Cornyn voted with Democrats to give Obama more money to spend. The only time John Cornyn has stood up to Obama was to shake his hand. Even worse, it was a vote to kill Ted Cruz's filibuster. John Cornyn stabbed Ted Cruz in the back, again. And he just voted to let Obama spend billions … [Read More...]

18 posted on 02/12/2014 1:06:37 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Think of it this way:

Cruz forced McConnell and Cornyn to publicly back Reid and 0bamacare against the Republican Grass Roots.

Just like Boner in the House.

The “Leadership” is now in full revolt against their caucuses, constituents, and parties.

CRUZ WINS THE SET!


19 posted on 02/12/2014 1:13:18 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
Just a bit of positive reinforcement from Slate to let Mitch and John know they did good (for the progressive movement).

Good boy, Mitchy!!!

Good boy, Johnnie!!!

20 posted on 02/12/2014 1:14:02 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Life in America is now satire walking.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 1:17:12 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
Thank you, John Cornyn. I'm pretty sure we didn't have enough debt yet. /sarc


22 posted on 02/12/2014 1:18:08 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

these men are absolutely worthless


23 posted on 02/12/2014 1:23:50 PM PST by faithhopecharity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

When Slate praises you as “saving America”, you’re finished ... terrific ad material for Matt Bevin and Steve Stockman.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 1:31:25 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
good stuff to fertilizer the garden with...after all the snow melts.

25 posted on 02/12/2014 1:39:52 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

‘Save America’ LOLO

DADADA


26 posted on 02/12/2014 1:40:20 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

A leading light of the Beltway elite approves. I figure it’s like being on Marie Antoinette’s A-list circa 1789. BTT


27 posted on 02/12/2014 1:42:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
You just gotta love John Wayne McCornyn! You know, he's one of us!

Because every person I know would be more than happy to give Obama a blank check!

/SARC!!!!
28 posted on 02/12/2014 2:17:30 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commie


29 posted on 02/12/2014 2:52:32 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: struggle

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/races/2014/ky


30 posted on 02/12/2014 2:59:43 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Slate only hires Trotskyites who have been lobotimized with an icepick. Other than that, this article measures up as another stupid tirade by Slate...Blah, blah, blah!!! (Has Slate’s market value hit $0 yet. Would love to buy it for no other reason than to practice experiments in a vacuum inside this scribbler’s head.)


31 posted on 02/12/2014 4:01:08 PM PST by sergeantdave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson