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Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)
Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM

Posted on 07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT by jimbo123

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to “no.”

A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, “many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didn’t even include the minor reforms the president requested—not to mention any serious effort to secure the border.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clotureweasels; cornyn; cornyn4illegals; guatamala; honduras; johncornyn; mcconnell4illegals; mexico; rinos4illegals
Cornyn votes with the Reid and the Democrats, yet again. And McConnell votes yes, then switches to no after Reid and McConnell get their 60 votes.
1 posted on 07/30/2014 11:02:12 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
They treat the American people like idiots.

Too many are, unfortunately.

2 posted on 07/30/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

TOTAL SCUM


3 posted on 07/30/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: jimbo123

but we have to re-elect them because “lesser evil” or something


4 posted on 07/30/2014 11:04:16 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jimbo123

exactly.

Mitch wanted it passed but after it got 60, he decided to play politics


5 posted on 07/30/2014 11:04:53 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jimbo123

Is Cornhole up for election this time?


6 posted on 07/30/2014 11:05:26 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: jimbo123

SUCH a joke.


7 posted on 07/30/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Cornyn won his primary thanks to the Chamber of Amnesty, LaRaza and Karl Rove unfortunately.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 11:06:52 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn proves yet again that when it counts, Texas will get the same political result if Alameel (D) is elected.


9 posted on 07/30/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT by BoringGuy
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To: jimbo123

The only diff between a dim-bulb-crat and a repulsican is the number of flies that rest on the vermin when they are standing still.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jimbo123
And McConnell votes yes, then switches to no after Reid and McConnell get their 60 votes.

That's because Cornyn is safe and McConnell is in trouble. If it was the other way around, Cornyn would have been allowed the switch.

11 posted on 07/30/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: jimbo123

You can bet the farm he made sure the votes were there behind the scenes for this farce. But we have to, absolutely have Mitch back or the world will end according to the GOPE and Party choir.

I guess they have grown immune to that knife in their backs by this goat turd.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 11:12:15 AM PDT by sarge83
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It seems like McConnell is doing all he can to get the Leftist Grimes elected in Kentucky.

He's taking a dive with his lunatic talk about “punching the TEA Party in the nose” and now this.

He's like McCain. He coulda been a contender, but now a bum is what he is.

13 posted on 07/30/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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McConnell votes yes, then switches to no

He was for it, before he was against it.

Who is pulling his strings - J F'ing Kerry?

14 posted on 07/30/2014 11:16:43 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: PATRIOT1876
He's been a bum all his life apparently.He just managed to conceal that fact for many years.I wish him nothing but the worst for the remainder of his miserable two-faced life.
15 posted on 07/30/2014 11:18:54 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: All

Also voting with Reid:

Ayotte, Chambliss, Collins, Corker, Grassley, Hatch, Heller, Isakson, Murkowski, Rubio.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Cornyn just won the Texas primary over a group of non descript challengers, flawed, all of them.

Texas couldn’t do any better this time.

Of course there is the savvy wing of the GOPe who know which way the wind blows way ahead of time and bolsters, Cochran (who’s too old to manage it), Graham, Cornyn. they were not going to be Cantorized. Probably even warned him.

Anyway, cornyn we’re stuck with him. that seat’s not going Democrat.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 11:20:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: jimbo123
Cornyn votes with the Reid and the Democrats, yet again. And McConnell votes yes, then switches to no after Reid and McConnell get their 60 votes.

#923462 reason why I call it the "Two-Party Cartel".

18 posted on 07/30/2014 11:21:03 AM PDT by Digger
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To: BoringGuy

The people who still believe voting matters are the dim bulbs. There are very few in there on either side that vote for what is best for the nation.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 11:21:42 AM PDT by sheana
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To: skeeter
They treat the American people like idiots.

Too many are, unfortunately.

Very few understand much of anything about procedural issues.

20 posted on 07/30/2014 11:22:06 AM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: jimbo123
Cornyn won his primary thanks to the Chamber of Amnesty, LaRaza and Karl Rove unfortunately.

Didn't get any help from this households. 3 votes against.

Voting against Cornyn was the highlight of my day.

21 posted on 07/30/2014 11:23:29 AM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: jimbo123

Steve Stockman is to blame. He entered late, sucked all the air out of the other opponents, and refused to campaign. He did the RINOs a big favor. Don’t know what compensation he received, but I’m sure he was rewarded in some way...


22 posted on 07/30/2014 11:24:09 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: jimbo123

From the article:
“...$1.1 billion is for agencies within the Department of Homeland Security, which primarily oversees border and immigration enforcement...”

Or not.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/senate-advances-border-bill-109540.html#ixzz38yfdVMdp


23 posted on 07/30/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT by stanne
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn is a RINO. He funded ( through the senatorial campaign group he heads) the payment of money to blacks to defeat a conservate in Mississippi and elect the Thud Cochran. Cornyn is a wall flower to Ted Cruz. He won his primary over 6 underfunded true conservatives because of the ignorance of the voters. Never trust John Cornyn again. Horrible RINO.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 11:25:27 AM PDT by rlapuma
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To: jimbo123

Corker will portray this as opposition somehow by the time he runs again.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 11:30:10 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: magna carta

Obummer, Boehner and Big Business called on McConnell to switch his vote. Obummer probably told him he can forget about earmarks if he votes Yes...


26 posted on 07/30/2014 11:32:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jimbo123

McConnell to Cornyn: [points finger and laughs really hard]


27 posted on 07/30/2014 11:32:25 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: GeronL

We said in 2008 and again in 2012 “never again” to vote for the lesser of 2 evils. It looks like we will “never again” vote for the lesser of 2 evils again in 2014. The definition of insanity is doing the same things over expecting a different result.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 11:33:27 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

If they don’t earn the vote, they shouldn’t get the vote.

It’s not the fault of the voters that both parties are one and the same.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jimbo123

“Cornyn won his primary thanks to the Chamber of Amnesty, LaRaza and Karl Rove unfortunately.”

They didn’t cast votes.

The people of Texas did.

It is far past time for absolving stupid people of stupid decisions.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: magna carta

31 posted on 07/30/2014 11:36:09 AM PDT by jimbo123
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This bill is unconstitutional. All spending bill MUST originate in the House.


32 posted on 07/30/2014 11:39:58 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jimbo123

You can tell a RINO if, just prior to the vote, they can be seen sticking their fingers in the air to determine which way the wind is blowing.


33 posted on 07/30/2014 11:45:08 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: jimbo123

He can jump off the fence either way, depending on the audience.
Typical politics. Disgusting.

Even Jesse Helms’ detractors had to admit, you knew where he stood.
I miss him.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 11:48:18 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: stanne

“Anyway, cornyn we’re stuck with him.”

Now you’ve got time to find a TERRIFIC opponent for him & start the campaign to take him down.

I guess it says a lot that we can’t find even ONE exceptional individual who’s willing to run. But you know they’ve got to be out there somewhere.


35 posted on 07/30/2014 12:07:42 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

You mean in six years? Or an opposing democrat?


36 posted on 07/30/2014 12:10:02 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Vinnie
Even Jesse Helms’ detractors had to admit, you knew where he stood. I miss him.

Helms was one of only two people in my lifetime who got better the longer they stayed in congress. Carl T. Curtis of Nebraska was the other.

37 posted on 07/30/2014 12:18:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: stanne

I mean start looking for a Republican to oppose him now. Even if he’s there for six years, you know he’ll run for another term. These guys insist on going out feet first. Start working for a replacement now, & use all six years to get that person ready for when the time comes.

I know it seems like campaign season never dies, but this is what the leftists have been doing & we need to do it, too.


38 posted on 07/30/2014 12:50:37 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Bill is inconsequential. A bill will never make it out of the house.


39 posted on 07/30/2014 1:25:13 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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