Skip to comments.How Conservatives Win
Posted on 03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by cotton1706
It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all:
Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday.
The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories.
Before going further, it is important to explain the battlefield on which the fight was won.
On Monday night, 26 Senate Republicans and their Democrat colleagues joined arms to ensure a bill including an aid package for Ukraine cleared a key procedural hurdle. From a conservative policy perspective there was just one problem: the package also contained extremely controversial reforms to the IMF.
The controversy began at President Obamas insistence. Dutifully following orders, Harry Reid (DNev.) refused to bring up the clean House-passed Ukraine aid package, opting instead to send the bill to committee where the IMF reforms were added. As The Heritage Foundations Jim Roberts explained, the reforms would increase Russias power at the IMF at the very time when the U.S. is seeking to punish Russia for its act of war and aggression in Crimea.
Nonetheless, many Republicans urged their colleagues to pass the Ukraine package despite the inclusion of this poison pill, warning that the party could not be seen as standing in the way of a bill addressing such a pressing foreign policy need. Dont call yourself Reagan Republicans, John McCain scolded opponents of the package. Ronald Reagan never, would never let this kind of aggression go unresponded to by the American people.
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The best line in the whole article! And who made him fold?? Certainly not Mitch McConnell, who was right alongside Reid like a happy puppy. It was Ted Cruz and the House conservatives!
Alexander (TN); Ayotte (NH); Blunt (MO); Burr (NC); Coats (IN); Collins (ME); Corker (TN); Cornyn (TX); Fischer (NE); Flake (AZ); Graham (SC); Grassley (IA); Hatch (UT); Hoeven (ND); Inhofe (OK); Isakson (GA); Johanns (NE); Johnson (WI); McCain (AZ); McConnell (KY); Murkowski (AK); Portman (OH); Rubio (FL); Thune (SD); Toomey (PA); Vitter (LA)
Same crap that they pulled with Hurricane Sandy aid - they piggybacked hundreds of millions of dollars onto the bill that had nothing to do with Sandy recovery. Anyone who stood against it was accused of being against aid to those who most need it.
Scumbags all of them they are.
Thune and Toomey continue to disappoint
> The controversy began at President Obamas insistence. Dutifully following orders, Harry Reid (DNev.) refused to bring up the clean House-passed Ukraine aid package, opting instead to send the bill to committee where the IMF reforms were added... would increase Russias power at the IMF at the very time when the U.S. is seeking to punish Russia for its act of war and aggression in Crimea.
IOW, Zero works for Putin. No surprise there.
Wisconsin’s Johnson votes with Dems to keep IMF changes in Ukraine Aid Bill.
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All the same, I don't trust Johnson.
Yes, but cloture is the real vote. If he doesn't stop it with cloture, it passes and Reid wins.
This is Mitch McConnell ... and his followers ... doing a SHOW vote (ala John F'ng Kerry) ... I voted against it AFTER I voted for it!