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Senate passes debt-ceiling plan in blow to tea party (Ted Cruz's attempted filibuster denied)
CNN ^ | 02/12/2014 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 02/12/2014 2:29:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Washington (CNN) -- The Senate voted Wednesday to avert at least one chronic Washington political crisis for more than a year.

With a snowstorm bearing down on the capital, it approved a House-passed measure that allows the government to borrow more money to pay its bills through March 2015.

The White House signaled that President Barack Obama would sign the legislation, so the Senate vote was the last hurdle to resolving the debt ceiling issue until after the November congressional elections.

Wednesday's result was a blow to tea party conservatives who oppose any kind of increase in federal borrowing.

Filibuster denied

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a leader of the GOP tea party wing, mounted a filibuster attempt to force a 60-vote threshold for proceeding on the debt ceiling measure.

However, a dozen Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, joined Democrats to overcome the filibuster on a 67-31 procedural vote that avoided another politically damaging legislative impasse over spending.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: cruz; debt; debtceiling; debtlimit; senate; teaparty; tedcruz
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1 posted on 02/12/2014 2:29:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

For those in Rio Linda and at CNN, the TEA Party is Americans who have to pay for this bull****.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 2:31:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Read the tea leaves, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn. There’s a primary in your future.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 2:32:29 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember: 2014 OPEN SEASON on RINOs is right around the corner! Make sure that you are ready to take down as many RINOs as possible. There is NO BAG LIMIT!

FOR THE CHILDREN, of course.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 2:33:35 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Primary all of the GOPe DOPEes. Someone needs to artistically render Boehner and McConnell as “Cavemen”.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 2:33:56 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there actually a new, higher formal debt limit, or is it just more of “spend what you want, no limit”?

I was unable to find that answered in the article.

If there is a limit, what is it?


6 posted on 02/12/2014 2:34:28 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind
a blow to tea party conservatives

Help I've fallen and I can't get up!

Do they think the weight of a budget bill can hold us down?

Plus, to the idiots, morons and imbeciles at CNN: it's TEA Party as in Taxed Enough Already Party.

7 posted on 02/12/2014 2:36:18 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not a blow to the tea party. If anything, it should infuriate and energize the tea party. This is a blow to the GOP-e which may very well be routed for its continuing betrayal of America.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 2:36:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Howie66

Can you suggest a good vest to store the corpses in as I continue to hunt during the season?


9 posted on 02/12/2014 2:37:13 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would argue that Senator Cruz concluded from the beginning that his filibuster attempt would fail. He did us a service by managing to flush out the RINO’s that are working in concert with the Dems.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 2:37:29 PM PST by MNGal
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To: SeekAndFind

From John Cornyns website:

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Cornyn Votes Against Raising the Debt Ceiling

Feb 12 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after voting against raising the debt ceiling.

“After five years of out-of-control White House spending, including a jobless, trillion-dollar stimulus, now is hardly the time to give the President carte blanche to continue his spending spree. I voted against raising the debt ceiling because we need sensible reforms to cut down on spending and restrain Washington going forward.”


11 posted on 02/12/2014 2:39:10 PM PST by TexasM1A
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To: 1010RD

You might want to check out what Gander Mountain or Bass Pro Shops has in stock. :-)

My preference is to leave the carcasses for the buzzards, but that’s just me. I’m tired of lugging their worthless hides all over the place.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 2:42:39 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: TexasM1A; SeekAndFind
Cornyn Votes Against Raising the Debt Ceiling

In a surprise move nearly 40 minutes in to the procedural vote, McConnell voted in favor of advancing the bill. Texas’ John Cornyn, the Republican whip, then joined him. Both senators are up for re-election in 2014, and McConnell faces challenges from both his left and right, heightening the pressure he faces on nearly every move he makes in the Senate.

Normal traitorous, deceitful behavior of that Democrat Collaborating Cornyn!
13 posted on 02/12/2014 2:45:44 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TexasM1A
Cornyn Votes Against Raising the Debt Ceiling

He voted for the debt ceiling increase before he voted against it.

The cloture vote was the only vote which mattered. He not only voted for it, but he and McConnell whipped ten other "Republicans" in line to vote for it too.

14 posted on 02/12/2014 2:46:54 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Between the backstabbing of McConnell, Cornyn, Bonehead and Cantor, the stellar leadership of the republican party they now in the leadership role of the cave party.

Their embarrassing leadership is not something that is learned over time for them it is as natural as breathing.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 2:47:56 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Howie66

16 posted on 02/12/2014 2:47:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DuncanWaring

“in a blow to TEA Party”?

The author is a moron, this is exactly what caused and empowers and inflames the TEA PARTY!!


17 posted on 02/12/2014 2:50:11 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jim Robinson

exactly


18 posted on 02/12/2014 2:52:46 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

But Cruz made sure Mcconnel showed his true colors. He can’t back away from this vote.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 2:54:20 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: TexasM1A

That’s Cornyn’s shtick all over. Support cloture to move the bill forward and then posture with a now meaningless vote against. Then proceed to beat your chest about how “conservative” you are. The bald-faced mendacity and duplicity is jaw-dropping.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 2:56:42 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
"Senate passes debt-ceiling plan
in blow to tea party"
(Ted Cruz's attempted filibuster denied)


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21 posted on 02/12/2014 2:58:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yep, just like the Obamacare “shutdown”, Mr. Cornyn has lasted beyond his usefulness. I called him a sellout liar on his website, I wonder if it is still there.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 2:59:59 PM PST by TexasM1A
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To: freeangel

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


23 posted on 02/12/2014 3:00:48 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: freeangel

The comments by leftists at the CNN site is amazing


24 posted on 02/12/2014 3:02:25 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tom Cohen’s Experience

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Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TWX; Broadcast Media industry
May 2009 – Present (4 years 10 months)

Media Relations Director
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February 2005 – May 2009 (4 years 4 months)

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Journalist for The Associated Press in St. Louis, New York, Johannesburg, Warsaw and Toronto.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 3:03:21 PM PST by kcvl
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To: TexasM1A

Cornyn’s catching flak on his Facebook page. He’s not fooling anyone there.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 3:09:28 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: GeronL

Sounds to me like the media is trying to create a tea party defeat out of thin air.

Seems rather desperate to me.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 3:23:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

it does, they are trying to deflate the TEA party by reporting it that way


28 posted on 02/12/2014 3:23:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DuncanWaring

It’s another suspension. To Mar 15 2015.
Search “debt limit suspension” and you’ll get a source quick.

These suspensions scare the heck out of me.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 3:24:58 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GeronL

I saw a democrat claiming that “Even Michele Bachmann supported the debt increase”. What he didn’t mention was the fact that she voted against it.

They’re just trying to play a perception game.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 3:27:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How is this a blow to the tea party? If anything, it gets them more supporters from mainstream GOP.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 3:30:17 PM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

Tea partiers didn’t really mount a big fight against it and fewer house republicans voted for it than voted for it last time.

We knew it was a foregone conclusion in the house of lords... er senate


32 posted on 02/12/2014 3:34:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

There’s a primary in your future.”

Early voting begins in the 18th and the primary voting is over on March 4. Would like to see Cornyn soundly defeated or at least kept below 50% so he is forced into a runoff. Prayers up, man the phones and put the boots on the ground!


33 posted on 02/12/2014 3:35:48 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well conservatives: you sit on your collective asses being the the smartest people in the room and this is what you get.

The push for a more centrist government has brought us the hardest left wing government ever. :)


34 posted on 02/12/2014 3:52:06 PM PST by Tzimisce
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>> “In a blow to tea party”

Only the RINOs went for this concession. Not a blow to TEA.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 4:03:04 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Howie66

I am SO looking forward to throwing some of these RINO assh*les out on their asses in November.

One Giant Middle Finger from the Tea Party and America.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 4:15:45 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

this is not a blow to TEA party, and with prove to be a self destruction of the RNC republican leadership. And the TEA Party will rise from their ashes.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 4:22:02 PM PST by inchworm
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To: Jim Robinson; Howie66

Just one more battle in a longer war.

We WILL win this thing, whatever it takes.

America didn’t get this far by backing down from anyone, and certainly not by backing down to half-assed PUBLIC SERVANTS who can’t decide which side of the fence they want to be on, and the damned DOMESTIC ENEMIES across the aisle that they’re so fond of helping.

November needs to send the message to every squish Republican: You’re either with US, the People you work for, or you’re with THEM (the Dems); and if you’re with them you will be replaced.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 4:23:08 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: inchworm

No ashes to rise from, friend.

You’re still here. I’m still here. FR is still here... and all across the country, Tea Party groups with no central leader to provide a target for the other side are mobilizing to remove RINOs and Dems alike.

I’m predicting some serious housecleaning this year.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 4:26:59 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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40 posted on 02/12/2014 4:51:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Idiot communists... it was a blow to every American so go blow obama you pos!


41 posted on 02/12/2014 4:57:44 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh noes, the tea party is dead again.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 4:59:09 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: NFHale

From your lips to God’s ears!

Let’s have at the sonsovbitches!

Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaa!


43 posted on 02/12/2014 5:06:57 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: NFHale

Well said, Brother!

I hereby confer upon you the title of “Honorary Texan”!

“Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses”


44 posted on 02/12/2014 5:12:53 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Howie66

“...Honorary Texan...”

I like that, and I am deeply honored...

Maybe someday I will actually get out there. That’s a dream I have.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 5:32:27 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Any time, my friend!


46 posted on 02/12/2014 5:40:19 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: cripplecreek

When you say “media” what do you mean?

Do you mean the DNC press corps?


47 posted on 02/12/2014 6:52:55 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Howie66

Then do you know a good pike store?


48 posted on 02/12/2014 6:53:31 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO - If Cornyn can get re-elected (in Texas) after this turn of events, the opportunity to bring our country under control through the ballot box is gone.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:37 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: SeekAndFind

1929 Market Chart Gains Traction

If market follows the same script, trouble lies directly ahead.

There are eerie parallels between the stock market’s recent behavior and how it behaved right before the 1929 crash.

That at least is the conclusion reached by a frightening chart that has been making the rounds on Wall Street. The chart superimposes the market’s recent performance on top of a plot of its gyrations in 1928 and 1929.

The picture isn’t pretty. And it’s not as easy as you might think to wriggle out from underneath the bearish significance of this chart.

Tom Demark who first drew parallels with the 1928-1929 period well before last November. “Originally, I drew it for entertainment purposes only,” he said—but no longer: “Now it’s evolved into something more serious.”

Matt Drudge on January 27, 2014 "Have A Exit Plan"
50 posted on 02/12/2014 7:14:39 PM PST by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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