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After G.O.P. Leaders Step In, Senate Votes to Raise Debt Ceiling
NY Times ^ | 2/12/14 | ASHLEY PARKER

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:48:32 PM PST by jimbo123

Senate Republican leaders on Wednesday rescued a measure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, overcoming a threatened filibuster from members of their own party and averting a potential shock to the economy.

A vote to cut off debate on the debt ceiling measure passed 67 to 31, after a dramatic scene on the floor when Republicans managed to muster 12 votes in support, clearing the way for final approval.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, waited nearly a half-hour as their Republican colleagues refused to vote to end debate on the bill. When it was clear that the debt ceiling increase would fail, they stepped forward in tandem to deliver the deciding votes. Other Republicans followed by changing their votes.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cloture; johncornyn; mitchmcconnell; uniparty
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1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:48:32 PM PST by jimbo123
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Well, where will the GOP take a stand and fight? On what issue, and under what circumstances?

What does the GOP stand for nowadays?


2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:50:00 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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I hope the ‘rats make great hay of this, so that maybe some of their (the RINOs, I mean) low-info constituency might get a clue.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:10 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
-- What does the GOP stand for nowadays? --

Big centralized government.

4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:40 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: jimbo123; KC_Lion

Uniparty


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:00 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Back stabbing bastards just taking care of their clique


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:41 PM PST by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well, where will the GOP take a stand and fight? On what issue, and under what circumstances?


Exempting themselves from obamacare is the only thing I can think of.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:53:16 PM PST by lodi90
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Trying to save the country from bankruptcy is just soooo passe’. /s


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:53:48 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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Do the republicans really think we aren’t going to remember this? Do they think we don’t care?


9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:54:01 PM PST by Phillyred
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Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip

You dirty rats. This proves you should BOTH be primaried right out of a job.

10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:54:43 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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Thanks for putting up such a spirited fight over principles, GLOP. I mean, GOP.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:55:16 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Phillyred

After the way that 98% of FR went for Mitt Romney, yes, that’s exactly what they think. With good reason.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:55:58 PM PST by delapaz
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To: Cboldt

“”””— What does the GOP stand for nowadays? —””””

Huff, puff, cry, cave.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:56:26 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What does the GOP stand for nowadays?

The GOP stands tall as junior partner in the Uniparty Police State.

14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:57:55 PM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V state amendment convention is our only hope.)
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We have our marching orders patriots! Get rid of Cornyn and McConnell!


15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:06 PM PST by Reddy (bo stinks)
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NY Crimes headline to be used against GOP in 2014 election cycle....


16 posted on 02/12/2014 1:00:41 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch.)
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To: Phillyred
They (the GOPe and the consultant class) are convinced that we are a paper tiger and that we will get in line and vote for who they say we should vote for cause "who else you gonna vote for". Now sit down and shut up.

EFF THEM!!!!

17 posted on 02/12/2014 1:01:18 PM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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If GOPers in Texas, Kentucky, and S. Carolina send those fools back to the senate, I hope to Christ to never hear any bitching from people in those states on anything ever again.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 1:02:01 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: delapaz

We were supposed to go for Obama?


19 posted on 02/12/2014 1:05:34 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

Exactly. We tow the line, complaining but we tow it, for any idiot they put up. Why should they care what we think?


20 posted on 02/12/2014 1:05:42 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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