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Donít screw this up, GOP senators tell their House counterparts
thehill.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 07/31/2014 5:12:00 AM PDT by cotton1706

Senate Republicans have a message for House Republicans: Don’t screw up before Election Day.

After fumbling primaries in the past, the GOP believes it will win a majority in the upper chamber this fall — as long as the party can avoid self-inflicted wounds.

To do that, Senate Republicans want their colleagues in the lower chamber to play ball and not hand Democrats anything that could turn out the opposition’s base or turn off independent voters. Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.

“I think the Democrats are looking for every opportunity to change the subject to something more advantageous for them,” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) said. “We have to be smart about how we respond to things that they put forward.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has warned that Republicans could try to provoke another government shutdown in the fall or impeach President Obama.

Veteran Senate Republicans say GOP colleagues on the other side of the Capitol should not take the bait, nor should firebrands in their own conference.

“They’re saying, ‘Let’s not make any stupid mistakes here.’ That’s the message that moves back and forth, generally. ‘Let’s not undermine our candidates out there,’” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said.

Senate Republicans think House Republicans keep fueling the fire.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), for example, recently argued that the House should pass legislation to secure the southern border and move to impeach Obama if he failed to enforce it.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Senate republicans have some nerve after a year and a half of openly undermining conservatives in both the House and Senate and openly working to destroy and "crush" conservatives across the country!

You see, all they care about is their precious Senate. That's what's important to them. Not liberty, not conservatism, not the people, just getting a majority in the Senate, so Mitch McConnell can FINALLY have his beloved prize.

1 posted on 07/31/2014 5:12:00 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Oh, and they’re also laying the groundwork to AGAIN blame conservatives for the republicans not winning the US Senate.

But they won’t talk about Tommy Thompson, Rick Berg, Heather Wilson, Carly Fiorina, Denny Rehberg, Connie Mack, Pete Hoekstra and George Allen.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 5:14:16 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

I got two things for these a-holes in the US Senate to explain:

1. Mississippi
2. Mark Mayfield

Until they address these 2 matters, they can F themselves.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 5:16:34 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: cotton1706

Look at McConnell’s first vote last night, before
he changed it. This heralds the following:

The EXEMPT DNC will continue to milk the pseudoimpeachment
they discuss over and over as they mobilize their voters,
live and dead and illegal.

The EXEMPT GOP will do nothing, as usual, except assent,
accept, and encourage continued fraud and corruption,
as they selfservingly get richer, as they lie
and deceive their own voters.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 5:18:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: cotton1706

They continue to use the same strategy: We will be fine if we don’t stand for anything. It worked so well I’m the last two presidential elections that they figure to use it again.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 5:19:17 AM PDT by djpg
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To: cotton1706

Yay!

“Don’ DO ANYTHING!!!!”

That’ll do the trick—EVERYBODY will vote for folks like that.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 5:23:32 AM PDT by Flintlock (Deport them ALLLL!)
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To: djpg
It is the Republican base they should be worried about. Let the Dems tend their own flock. If the conservative base continues to be disenfranchised and dispirited by the compromising policies of Senate Republicans they will not show up at the polls.
7 posted on 07/31/2014 5:25:34 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: cotton1706

Pray!!!! .....that Senators Sessions, Cruz, and those few cherished patriots who work with them
......can and will influence the votes of many ........
to prevent the rotten plans of those who could care less about us.....who work toward our destruction.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 5:26:41 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: cotton1706

The cowards in the GOPe don’t deserve conservative votes. Conservatives are too intelligent to be serfs on the Republican manor.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 5:26:53 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Hostage
"Establishment Republicans" threw away the Mississippi Senate Seat that is being held by LIAR Thad Cochran.
I'm a hard line Conservative, and I'm voting to throw the "Establishment Republican" Thad Cochran out on his rear.
If Chris McDaniel is not on the general ballot, I'm voting for the 'Rat !
I'll vote against the 'Rat next time.

RINO Thad's got to go !
10 posted on 07/31/2014 5:27:15 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: cotton1706
Senate Republicans have a message for House Republicans: Don’t screw up before Election Day.

My response would have been, "too late for that, you guys have seen to it already."

11 posted on 07/31/2014 5:28:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: djpg

‘Let’s not undermine our candidates out there,’” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said.

See, now that they have ALL their candidates safely nominated or renominated (with the final two next week), with the Tea Party successfully “crushed,” they want us all to go away and shut up, except on election day, when they want us all to dutifully vote for them and their hand-picked minions.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:29:33 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Flintlock
“Don’ DO ANYTHING!!!!” That’ll do the trick—EVERYBODY will vote for folks like that.

Incredibly, that is what certain FR posters are trying to convince me.
13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:39:24 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

They speak with a voice of corruption.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 5:54:23 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Diogenesis

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15 posted on 07/31/2014 5:54:55 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: cotton1706

Good morning..do you know for what time the vote is scheduled? I’d like to be home if possible to watch it live..


16 posted on 07/31/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

“Good morning..do you know for what time the vote is scheduled?”

No, I don’t.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

“To do that, Senate Republicans want their colleagues in the lower chamber to play ball and not hand Democrats anything that could turn out the opposition’s base or turn off independent voters. Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill ....”

Yeah, right.

The last polling I heard of concerning Obummer’s handling of immigration was about a 31% approval. Even Dims want the invasion stopped. So House Republicans should walk on eggshells and not demand the immediate deportation of the invaders and repeal of DACA just so Senate Republicans won’t be forced into taking any meaningful votes on border enforcement?


18 posted on 07/31/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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If You Want To Keep FR
Support It

Support It Or Lose It!

19 posted on 07/31/2014 6:24:28 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Flintlock
Rhetorical questions for the Senate GOP: When did capitulation become a strategy?

Yeah, I know, the enemedia hates the GOP, even the RINO wing. They hated Reagan even more and he was able to talk over them. It is a quality called leadership. Ever hear of it?

20 posted on 07/31/2014 6:54:13 AM 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: cotton1706

95% of the Gelded Old Party in the Sin-ate are DemocRats. Nothing will change in the Sin-ate. FU Booby Hatch.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 6:59:09 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706
>But they won’t talk about Tommy Thompson, Rick Berg, Heather Wilson, Carly Fiorina, Denny Rehberg, Connie Mack, Pete Hoekstra and George Allen.<

Don't forget that knucklehead from Missouri, Akin, and the other from Indiana, Mourdock. Those states whiffed on their nomination processes.

22 posted on 07/31/2014 7:10:32 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: cotton1706

Idiots: “Continue the same plan that has kept the Senate in Harry Reid’s hands!”

Since they mehtion Ted Yoho, here’s his so appropriate campaign ad...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkVG1StqOzQ


23 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: cotton1706

If the Senate Republicans are so darn smart, why don’t they have a majority?


24 posted on 07/31/2014 7:26:45 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cotton1706

After 11 of them voted to go along with the president’s request for money for the border crisis? Are they crazy??? They are half of the problem. The other half is the do nothing Republican House.


25 posted on 07/31/2014 7:52:08 AM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: cotton1706

It’s so sad that the electorate is only affected by the last ten minutes of a campaign. Both parties are scrambling to get a ‘current’ message out to win, never mind what the a#$%holes have done for the past six years.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 8:43:06 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: cotton1706

So they`ll give the illegals and OBozo an amnesty loop hole? Then why should we turn out for that rat wanna be party? I`ll just vote third party down the line and screw the rebubliCrats!


27 posted on 07/31/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT by nomad
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To: cotton1706

They’ve already screwed up. The lawsuit should have been taken up AFTER the election.

They have given the Dems and Obama an issue to beat them over the head and rally their base.

And what if a court approves a Summary Judgment against the lawsuit before the election. They are left with egg on their faces, even if they appeal.

They have plenty of less controversial issues.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 10:55:23 AM PDT by wildbill (If you check behind the shower curtain for a murderer, and find one... what's your plan?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Don’t you understand, you are a purist! You are supposed to support the Party regardless of their position on any issue, no matter how stupid,cowardly or corrupt it may seem to you. The Party Boys promise, no really they promise to fix things if you just let the control the $$$ for a while, really.

Aside from a couple of senators the entire Republican delegation in the senate are nothing more than statist pukes. They are so arrogant and yet so blindingly stupid and corrupt. The House leadership is their counterpart butt buddies. If they can screw up anything the GOPE will do it. I have never seen a conservative yet they didn’t hate, with Lois Lerner being their only equal in that regard.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:35 AM PDT by sarge83
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