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Why the Senate Held a Rare Silent Vote Over the Debt Limit (Requested by Cornyn, McConnell)
ABC News ^ | 2/13/14 | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 02/14/2014 4:49:37 AM PST by jimbo123

When the Senate held a drama-filled procedural vote on raising the debt limit this week, there was one element missing from what should have been a typical roll call vote — the calling of the ayes and nays.

In nearly every roll call vote held on the Senate floor, the clerk reads who voted in the negative and in the affirmative before the final vote is called.

But on Wednesday, with the Senate engaged in arm twisting, senators switching votes, and the full faith and credit of the United States on the line, the Senate floor broke from normal procedure and went silent. The clerk never publicly announced how each senator voted, leaving viewers watching on CSPAN and observers not in the room in the dark about just how close the debt limit vote was.

Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, explained in a statement today that Senate Republicans made the request for the votes not to be called in order to convince their colleagues to switch their votes to advance the bill.

“After the vote began, it was quickly clear that Republican leaders were struggling to deliver enough votes to clear the 60-vote hurdle upon which they had insisted instead of a simple majority, and a potentially catastrophic default suddenly seemed possible,” Jentleson said. “At Senate Republicans’ request, the clerk did not call the names during the vote to make it easier for Republican leaders to convince their members to switch their votes.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abdication; cornyn; johncornyn; mitchmcconnell; princesofthedeficit
Cornyn = Weasel.

McConnell = Weasel

1 posted on 02/14/2014 4:49:37 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Their constituents must be rightly proud of them./s

The strength of their convictions is far exceeded by their duplicity.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:54:12 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: jimbo123

How (not) transparent by the hated EXEMPT
(and their EXEMPT Staff and EXEMPT families)
in their ENDLESS, selfserving desire
to give more money ... to themselves,
at the expense of their constituents (servants).


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:54:24 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: jimbo123

Just to be clear, there is NO debt ceiling.

The bill that passed states a timeframe in which there is NO debt ceiling - for the next 13 months. There is no dollar value now for the national debt.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:58:35 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: jimbo123
Cowards.
5 posted on 02/14/2014 5:20:44 AM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: C210N

Our grandchildren will spit on the floor at the mention of our names. We’ll be lucky if they don’t desecrate our graves, and scatter our remains for the carrion crows. My parents’ generation came to be known as the “greatest generation.” What do you suppose we will be called?


6 posted on 02/14/2014 5:43:43 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: jimbo123

Despicable, absolutely despicable!

Traitors !


7 posted on 02/14/2014 5:50:41 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: PowderMonkey
What do you suppose we will be called?

The "profligatist generation"

8 posted on 02/14/2014 5:54:52 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Gaffer

This constituent of McConnell lost all respect for the treasonous senator long ago and feel nothing but contempt for him now.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 5:59:44 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: jimbo123

Amazing how one patriotic senator with a filibuster can expose the ugly
RINO’s pretending to be conservative, hiding in the shadows. Crawling
around like roaches.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 6:08:39 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jimbo123
"weasel"
your much too kind, cr@p weaselis a more accurate description for
the these two.ummm..why split hairs? ..all of the Wdc-GOP/e.

11 posted on 02/14/2014 6:14:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: jimbo123

Any idea how Angus king and Susan Collins voted? Am I reading the bill correctly when I come to the conclusion that there is no spending ceiling, that it is blank check for obama? I cannot find a dollar limit or any amount limiting the spending, am I reading the wrong bill?


12 posted on 02/14/2014 7:14:41 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine
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To: skinkinthegrass
Not to be confuse with a spork weasel...


13 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:15 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: jimbo123

Even kids know that when you feel the need to hide what you’re doing, it’s because you’re doing something wrong.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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the full faith and credit of the United States on the line

Wrong. Default would only occur if interest payments were not met.

15 posted on 02/14/2014 7:19:39 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: PowderMonkey

“What do you suppose we will be called?”

The Locusts.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 7:20:42 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: null and void
*snickering*
where has he been;s over these many months, they don't hibernate?

17 posted on 02/14/2014 7:26:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: lakecumberlandvet
i lost it; years ago, when McConnell became
"Searchlight for Bribes" Reid's *itch/sexual toy.

18 posted on 02/14/2014 7:30:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
"reading it wrong"
No, Your not!; it was a wholesale surrender of the *snicker* "opposition"
party, the Republic has been soldout (by the b@$t@rd GOP/e) to the Marxists.
..if you can, moved to a "free" state (western/TX :)..or country, like anti-communtist Finland.

19 posted on 02/14/2014 7:46:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Running the ZOT machine...


20 posted on 02/14/2014 7:52:21 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: lakecumberlandvet

I am really praying that the constituent discontent translates to a tsunami of humiliating defeat for him.

I want him totally crushed and soundly defeated, like he’s crushed all our dreams of Constitutional Freedom.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 7:52:53 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: jimbo123

“The Rule is whatever gets Harry Reid what he wants is the Rule!”
LOL!


22 posted on 02/14/2014 7:56:31 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: null and void
*sob*
why? ..oh! why? ..oh! why?
'E was turning his life around, just got a job/musical career/rapper
studying to be a African wildlife doctor..airline pilot..oceanographer..
*sob*
23 posted on 02/14/2014 8:09:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Thanks,

That’s what I thought, but to give anyone a blank check is unreal, I figured I had to missing something. I’m saddened that I didn’t.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 10:10:48 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine
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