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The Coward’s Conundrum
redstate.com ^ | 2/15/14 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 02/16/2014 5:45:24 AM PST by cotton1706

Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised.

McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the Austin American-Statesman

“I think it would have been bad for the economy, bad for the American people, and I don’t think it would have been good politics either.”

Mitch McConnell declared it his job to protect the country.

Got that? Had the debt ceiling not been raised it would be “bad for the economy” and “bad for the American people” and the Senate must “protect the country where” it can.

So . . . um . . . if the debt ceiling needed to be raised for the country, the economy, and the people, why did John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell vote against raising the debt ceiling?

They both criticized Ted Cruz for wanting to block raising the debt ceiling, but they voted with Ted Cruz against raising the debt ceiling.

Whaaa…?!?!?!

Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are cowards. They were in a conundrum. Their constituents did not want the debt ceiling raised. But McConnell and Cornyn wanted the debt ceiling raised. So they shut down Ted Cruz’s filibuster knowing the Democrats would raise the debt ceiling without their votes. They, like their House counterparts, enabled this to happen.

In all their moral preening about what’s good for the country and economy, they were too chicken to actually vote their conscience — they were too chicken to do what they thought was right.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 02/16/2014 5:45:24 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
On the backstabbers McConnell and Cornyn:

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to be feared."

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero

2 posted on 02/16/2014 5:47:33 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Our nation’s soul has rotted already. Can anyone save America now?


3 posted on 02/16/2014 5:51:05 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: cotton1706

Why did it take McConnell and Cornyn 45 minutes to do it for the country?

Because they were trying to find the GOP sucker who would be the 60th
vote. In addition, McConnell asked Reed that the voting rules be changed.

McConnell is no Patriot.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 5:51:36 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

I loathe those bassturds in DC


5 posted on 02/16/2014 5:52:21 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cotton1706
'Coward' is the perfect word to describe it.

After all, what they did was first described by J F'ng Kerry ... "I voted for it before I voted against it".


6 posted on 02/16/2014 5:53:24 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Socialists are bad for the economy/country.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org

https://www.google.com/search?q=we+re+all+socialists+now+cover&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6sIAU5i3HYapyAGBuoGIBw&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=898


7 posted on 02/16/2014 5:56:51 AM PST by PGalt
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To: cotton1706

Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised.

Really? Pushing the Country over a cliff is putting it first?
No you sorry ass whimps. You put politics first and this Nation and its people last. You are disgusting..


8 posted on 02/16/2014 5:58:03 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: cotton1706

Mitch McConnell declared it his job to protect his job .


9 posted on 02/16/2014 6:00:49 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: cotton1706

Another DC Beltway cocktail circuit pass has been re-validated. Meanwhile, back in the land of the great unwashed....TEA is brewing.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 6:04:29 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: P.O.E.

There is no Democrat party or Republican party. There is only the Re-election party. And they are all card carrying members.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 6:10:21 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: cotton1706

And, amazingly, they were praised for their “courage” by no less than Quin Hilyer over at National Review.

I don’t get it, on this they cave to the Dems, but on the extension of the unemployment they hold the line.

Way to make ordinary people feel like you care about them, not.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 6:10:57 AM PST by jocon307
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To: cotton1706
In all their moral preening about what’s good for the country and economy, they were too chicken to actually vote their conscience — they were too chicken to do what they thought was right.

I think it is a stretch to assume conscience had anything to do with McConnell's & Cornyn voting, but rather everything to do with what is right for them, not America. Clearly, they voted both ways, so which vote was conscientious & which was not?

13 posted on 02/16/2014 6:11:45 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: cotton1706

The author hit the nail on the damn head.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 6:19:31 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: cotton1706

The Senate and House have already approved spending that would take the debt over the limit, so if they didn’t allow the debt limit to be raised, then Obama & Co. would arrange things so all the visible spending that would inconvenience voters would get cut.

McConnell & Co. know they would lose that argument in the Fascist media and probably not be re-elected.

And that is the real deal.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 7:06:19 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: P.O.E.

LIKE


16 posted on 02/16/2014 7:08:29 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Can anyone save America now?

I guess it all boils down to uninformed Repubican promary voters, who repeatedly make wrong choices.

17 posted on 02/16/2014 7:10:09 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I’m afraid though that the people of TX and KY haven’t a clue as to what happened with their two illustrious senators.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 7:11:56 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.
More of your negative crap to try to help the establishment.

/johnny

19 posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:40 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706



20 posted on 02/16/2014 7:59:53 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: All

21 posted on 02/16/2014 8:01:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: cotton1706

McConnell is a caveman. He’s been known to cave every time he’s gone up against the democrats. Mitch “Caveman” McConnell might be able to get a gig with Geico after he loses the election. Geico announcement: Turtle Replaces Gecko.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 8:41:40 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: cotton1706

Debt ceilings have been used for negotiation between the branches of government for decades. However, King Baraq decrees that he won’t negotiate on them any more, and the lily-livered leaders of the loser caucus just have to accept it? Why, because the WaPo and NYT will call them bad and blame the crisis on them? That is a failure of leadership, not of Ted Cruz. The country needs legislators who will fight for what is necessary to keep this country from collapse. There are very few of those at the moment. Time to sweep out those who won’t fight.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 9:32:34 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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