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Republican senators vow to resist Obama stimulus plan
Drudge / Breitbart ^

Posted on 01/29/2009 4:59:30 PM PST by cdnerds

Angry Republican senators vowed Thursday to put up a fight against President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill after the package passed the House of Representatives with no opposition support.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhostimulus; gop; law; obama; package; senate
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I hope they hold firm!
1 posted on 01/29/2009 4:59:30 PM PST by cdnerds
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To: cdnerds

I do too....but I’ll believe it when I see it.


2 posted on 01/29/2009 5:00:10 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: cdnerds

This is, as Larry Kudlow likes to say, a big mustard seed.

Hang in there, guys. Even if moderates like Snowe, Specter, & Collins defect, I’ll still consider it a victory so long as the rest of the caucus holds.


3 posted on 01/29/2009 5:01:54 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: cdnerds

I pray they stand strong.


4 posted on 01/29/2009 5:03:10 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Just Registered With the Conservative Party...RINO's can kiss my......)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The media will hail them as heros.


5 posted on 01/29/2009 5:03:46 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: cdnerds

do they have enough Senators who are willing to filibuster....I mean with McCain, Snowe, Collins et al???


6 posted on 01/29/2009 5:03:49 PM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: cdnerds
I just sent a message to my Senators (Snowe and Collins, generally known as RINOs), imploring them to resist the license to steal.

Find your Senators

7 posted on 01/29/2009 5:04:18 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: cdnerds

It’ll still pass but force them to own the whole damn thing!


8 posted on 01/29/2009 5:04:34 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: cdnerds

It’s like others have observed, Obama’s problem really isn’t with the Republicans. It’s with Pelosi and Reid.


9 posted on 01/29/2009 5:04:38 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: cdnerds

Everyone!!! Bombard your senators with emails.


10 posted on 01/29/2009 5:04:47 PM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: cdnerds

just keep calling and mailing, not just your own senator but red dog dem senators too.

Keep the pressure on them .


11 posted on 01/29/2009 5:04:52 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: cdnerds

Snowe, Collins, Graham, and Voinovich (and probably Arlen Sphincter, too) will side with the Democrats, as usual.


12 posted on 01/29/2009 5:05:28 PM PST by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: cdnerds
"A week-long charm offensive by Obama failed to win over even a single Republican"

Barf!

13 posted on 01/29/2009 5:05:40 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Just Registered With the Conservative Party...RINO's can kiss my......)
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To: cdnerds

Are they angry at what they see in the bill, or are they angry at what they don’t see in the bill (their measure of pork)?

This bill should not be modified and passed. It should die. Put a stake through it’s chest, stomp on it, and bury it for all time.

That’s my bottom line.


14 posted on 01/29/2009 5:06:06 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: FBI cuts off CAIR for contact with Hamas, Obama wants to talk to.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

don’t just call and mail your own though, if that happens it means say Snowe gets what 50 calls and mail where as if we all call Snowe then she’ll get at least a few hundred.

shop around and find senators of your own and find red dog dems as well as RINO’s


15 posted on 01/29/2009 5:06:26 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Indy Pendance

Who cares.


16 posted on 01/29/2009 5:06:52 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: DoughtyOne
"or are they angry at what they don’t see in the bill (their measure of pork)?"

Republican post turtle senators are just asking themselves where their pie is.


17 posted on 01/29/2009 5:07:58 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: cdnerds
I just now sent a e-mail to Richard Burr, the NC Senator, and I did tell him I supported Rush Limbaugh's position....
I know its pointless to contact Kay Hagan...
18 posted on 01/29/2009 5:10:03 PM PST by 45semi ("Islam has bloody borders" - Samuel Huntington)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Obama wants bi-partisanship but the Republicans in the House took a pass. Why should they vote for this nonsense? It's like Obama said, everyone should have some skin in the game, so why should Republicans vote for something from which they were totally excluded?. Pelosi has basically said "Screw them, there is no way I am going to let any Republicans in this game." (My words - not hers.)

I doubt that Obama really cares, but he wanted to kick the bi-partisan football, and Lucy Pelosi took it away and he landed on his butt. She made him look foolish.

19 posted on 01/29/2009 5:10:07 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: cdnerds

I will send checks to vulnerable Republican Senators who vote to defeat.


20 posted on 01/29/2009 5:10:19 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Dissent is Patriotic. Palin 2012!)
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To: combat_boots

That’s the possibility that scares me.

NO MORE BAILOUTS! NONE! ZIP! NADA!


21 posted on 01/29/2009 5:10:19 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: FBI cuts off CAIR for contact with Hamas, Obama wants to talk to.)
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To: cdnerds

I sure hope so.


22 posted on 01/29/2009 5:11:47 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: cdnerds

It’s not going to be easy for them to tell 57 million voters they voted against them.


23 posted on 01/29/2009 5:12:34 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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The Obama Pelosi stimulus is not ethical, logical, American, realistic, constructive, or helpful.

$500 to a illegal alien worker and $1000 to a illegal married couple is just one example.


24 posted on 01/29/2009 5:12:53 PM PST by msnpatriot
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To: cdnerds
All of the Republican jelly spines need to be vigorously hounded with emails to let them know that their jobs are on the line over this.

Pray hard that they stand firm over this. The future of the country is at stake.

25 posted on 01/29/2009 5:13:39 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: cdnerds

Hats off to the House Republicans, who were 100% unified in their defiance of this outrageous plan. Will the Senate Republicans follow suit? I certainly hope so, but can’t help but doubt it, some of them are the first ones anyone visualizes when they hear the term RINO. If they ever want that to change, this would be a good place to start.


26 posted on 01/29/2009 5:18:51 PM PST by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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To: cdnerds

It’s NOT a “stimulus bill” dammit! They are buying their permanent political power with MY MONEY!!!!!


27 posted on 01/29/2009 5:18:52 PM PST by henkster (When I was young I was told anyone could be President. Now I believe it.)
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To: cdnerds

Too bad both my senators are liberal Democrats, but if they were RINOs, would I really be better off? Gonna pass this info along in any event, they may need a neck brace.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 5:21:23 PM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Enterprise

If I was a senator, I could have been persuaded by Obama’s appeals.

But then I would look at Reid being an ass and change my mind.

I agree with you. Many more GOP would have jumped on board despite how bad the bill was IF Pelosi and Reid weren’t attacking Republicans instead of working with them...


29 posted on 01/29/2009 5:21:27 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: cdnerds

Doesn’t matter. If a couple of the usual suspects flip, the squandering goes through.


30 posted on 01/29/2009 5:22:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: traditional1

Oh yeah, Voinovich will bend over for any dem.

I can’t believe I wrote that.


31 posted on 01/29/2009 5:24:25 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: cdnerds

Action Alert
Vote Against Obama’s Stimulus Package
Stop the waste of America’s tax dollars
Please tell your elected officials to oppose the $825 billion ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’, commonly known as the stimulus bill, now making its way through Congress. This legislation is packed with pork, supports leftwing political groups such as ACORN and will increase the national deficit to more than $2 trillion dollars which future generations will have to repay.

The House plans to vote on this package Wednesday with the Senate expected to vote later this week.

The Heritage Foundation has listed several top disastrous highlights:
http://capwiz.com/gopusa/issues/alert/?alertid=12515966&PROCESS=Take+Action


32 posted on 01/29/2009 5:26:12 PM PST by fiodora
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To: cdnerds
"We are too often met with this response: 'we won.'"

That snide comment by Obambi is going to keep coming back to bite him on the a**.

33 posted on 01/29/2009 5:26:49 PM PST by hsalaw ("Change is not a destination; hope is not a strategy.")
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To: cdnerds
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied she had rammed the stimulus bill through against Republican objections.

Liar, liar, pants on fire. And to continue with the childhood analogies, I'm surprised her nose isn't a mile long. Must be all that botox.

34 posted on 01/29/2009 5:28:38 PM PST by hsalaw ("Change is not a destination; hope is not a strategy.")
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To: henkster

Just sent e-mails to my two Senators. I think that they’ll hold this time. They took a beating last time they ticked off the electorate.


35 posted on 01/29/2009 5:29:12 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: rwfromkansas

I think that Obama wants to be some great uniter, a beloved pied piper, leading everyone and having flower petal strewn in his path by lovely maidens. Nancy Pelosi has singularly guaranteed him that it is not to be. It’s going to be tough sledding for the Bamster, no matter if the Republicans are outnumbered.


36 posted on 01/29/2009 5:29:12 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: traditional1

Arlen Sphincter is my Senator. I called his office today and asked if there was any chance he was going to vote against this bill. The person said that he was leaning toward voting against it but they were still discussing amendments. I told him to forget amendments that no matter what they did they were not going to make a silk purse out of this pig and it would be really nice if for once if he could bring himself to vote with Republicans. I so want him to retire.


37 posted on 01/29/2009 5:42:51 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: cdnerds

I think there’s a possibility they hold firm on a united (or near so) vote no.

The problem is what happens when Democrat’s decide they don’t want to own this, if that happens, and offer a few trivial modifications. Will Republicans still hold firm?

As bad as the bill is I’d much rather the Democrat’s pass on first try with no Republican support then pull it off the table, make a few adjustments that don’t really improve the bill but stroke the Republican egos, and then have this hung on their necks in ‘10.


38 posted on 01/29/2009 5:44:19 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Gov. Sarah on Palin '08 -- President Sarah Palin '12)
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To: holdonnow; tiredoflaundry; rodguy911; HonestConservative

FYI


39 posted on 01/29/2009 5:44:39 PM PST by AliVeritas (They serve Moloch/Ba'al. Prepare for punishment. Socialist Occupation, Day 8)
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To: cdnerds
Never give them reason to say this was a bipartisan bill when it fails to stimulate anything
40 posted on 01/29/2009 5:50:19 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: cdnerds
all of them?!

That would be absolutely dreamy. I'd be tempted to lay a big sloppy one on Olympia if she voted against the Pork bill.

41 posted on 01/29/2009 5:55:39 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: fiodora

That’s a very good link. Thanks for posting.


42 posted on 01/29/2009 6:05:53 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: SusaninOhio

LOL....you are so correct!


43 posted on 01/29/2009 6:08:35 PM PST by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: cdnerds
Republican senators vow to resist Obama stimulus plan

They BETTER 'resist' voting for the Porkulus Maximus Plan, or I'll DAMN sure 'resist' voting for their sorry backsides next time the elections roll around!

44 posted on 01/29/2009 6:15:23 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am not a political, public, collective, corporate, administrative or legal entity)
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To: Golden Eagle

somehow olympia snow, arlen specture, and the chief of the three ring doofus act John McCain hardly inspire ANY confidence.

remember when mccain suspended his campaign to rush to DC and protect the voters interests. He voted for that fiasco.

McCain has a “fool me twice” redemption moment.

remember the senate bill is BIGGER than the house bill.


45 posted on 01/29/2009 6:20:49 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cdnerds
Melt the lines:

Toll free capital switchboard numbers are:

800-965-4701
800-828-0498

Congress critter ping!

46 posted on 01/29/2009 6:29:23 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cdnerds
Or email or fax them.

U. S. Senate

47 posted on 01/29/2009 6:29:56 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cdnerds

Voinovich, make your last years in office of some value. Stand up for your constituents on this! Don’t go with obama!


48 posted on 01/29/2009 6:38:17 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: cdnerds

On second thought, it would be really cool if they could help this bill to fail or keep it bottled up. Obama and his toadies are due for a big takedown.


49 posted on 01/29/2009 7:52:57 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Vaquero
"do they have enough Senators who are willing to filibuster....I mean with McCain, Snowe, Collins et al"???

I think the bigger questions is how some of THESE Senators will vote with ZERO GOP cover:Alaska - Mark Begich (D)

Colorado - Mark Udall (D)

North Carolina - Kay Hagan (D)

Virginia - Mark Warner (D)

Montana - Max Baucus, D

Montana - Jon Tester, D

South Dakota - Tim Johnson D

Arkansas - Mark Pryor D

And ther are OTHER Dims who come from mostly "conservative" states that won't be at all comfortable with this SAN FRANCISCO WINGNUT LIBERAL bill.

You can BET that this will fracture the dims, not the GOP.

It will be a COLOSSAL defeat for the new president. Yeah, when a bill is finally passed, they'll give him all the credit...but it'll be a "conservative" bill with over 1/2 the money going to tax cuts and infrastructure...or no bill at all.

50 posted on 01/29/2009 8:17:59 PM PST by Mariner
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