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Breaking-Sen Burr will vote YES on cloture re S. 1776! Call him, 202-224-3154, to vote NO!

Posted on 10/21/2009 8:30:00 AM PDT by disraeligears

Just called Burr's office; Sen. Burr intends to vote YES cloture re S. 1776. The bill's passage will help hide the total cost for Obamacare. Yesterday his office stated that would be voting against cloture. This is a big turnaround. Call Sen. Richard Burr (NC) at 202-224-3154 and tell him to vote NO on cloture.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; 1776; burr; cloture; democrats
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To: disraeligears

I say keep calling but thank you much for the update. With Burr not releasing a statement yet I figured there was a problem in the office.


51 posted on 10/21/2009 10:55:48 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: PhiKapMom
I called Burr office and the young boy answering said he supported cloture . he went on to say the doctors need the update blah , blah, blah .
He would not back down from his comments in support of cloture !
52 posted on 10/21/2009 11:02:37 AM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: ncalburt

I just called the DC office, and the young guy would only say that Sen. Burr has not released a statement yet.


53 posted on 10/21/2009 11:07:24 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: PhiKapMom

ok. gotcha


54 posted on 10/21/2009 11:11:21 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Boiling Pots

“Just called, and they told me the Senator does not have a position on S 1776 and that he would release a statement this week. The vote is scheduled for “sometime this week.”
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Good work. Let’s keep on him and burn up his lines...they will know now WE’RE watching and that we’re not in a business as usual period where they can ‘scratch backs’ as usual...

I disagree with the ‘naive’ statement above. KEEP CALLING, emailing, faxing...

If it doesn’t change this vote, it will the next or through to the elections...we WILL get their attention one way or the other.


55 posted on 10/21/2009 11:23:04 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: disraeligears
Now they are playing Possum on us !
Someone is checking the site.

Its a strategy to stop the calls !

56 posted on 10/21/2009 11:33:46 AM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: SeattleBruce

No Call Burr !

keep them on their toes !

this guy is up in 2010 and is notn polling that strong !


57 posted on 10/21/2009 11:35:27 AM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: GeronL
read my earlier post.
early this morning the office staff were touting Burr's support for cloture .
I talked to a staffer myself and was ticked .

Now the staff is playing MUM ?

They are trying to stop the Calls Folks !

58 posted on 10/21/2009 11:37:38 AM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: ncalburt

Keep calling, but way be winning this one!!! See the following screen capture from Redstate (after reading this, pat yourself on the back, but keep calling Burr anyway!!!):

Harry Reid Blames the AMA. Can’t Bring Himself to Blame RedState.

Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)

Wednesday, October 21st at 2:40PM EDT

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We, RedState readers, have defeated Harry Reid today and delivered a significant blow to the potential passage of Obamacare.

Harry Reid just ran to the Senate floor and cried that he cannot get enough votes to pass the doctors’ bribe to support Obamacare. He blamed the AMA for misleading him.

He might actually want to look to RedState. Our readers have generated hundreds and hundreds of phone calls in 24 hours to pretty much every Republican Senator. Several who had considered voting for cloture backed down.

And now the end run around Obamacare costs has been defeated.

This makes it much more difficult for Obamacare to pass and virtually impossible for it to pass without significant deficit blowing cost additions.

Well done activists!


59 posted on 10/21/2009 11:52:23 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: disraeligears

Seriously?


60 posted on 10/21/2009 11:54:52 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle (HEADLINE: Spoiled Brat Man-Child Poops in Potty....Wins Nobel Prize!)
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To: bigjoesaddle

Hey.... Dingy Harry!

na na na na
na na na na
hey hey hey
don’t let the screen door hit you on your a....

(but keep calling Burr)


61 posted on 10/21/2009 11:58:45 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: txrangerette
Just a wild guess - as I don't know much about the bill - but is it possible that, tactically, the passage of this bill would make it easier to later filibuster the main Baucus or "joint" bill, i.e. will make it more difficult to pass whatever will come out of Health and Finance committees overall?

With more bills like this attached, it will be easier for others to find something to object to and campaign against it in public, explaining to people the deceitfulness of the bill - too many cooks spoil the soup strategy?

62 posted on 10/21/2009 12:03:49 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: disraeligears

just read here on lucianne
from - THE HILL
http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=500645


63 posted on 10/21/2009 12:04:48 PM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: ncalburt

According to Ace of Spades blogger, cloture vote failed as follows:

“Cloture Fails... by a lot. 47 vote yes on cloture, 53 against. (Former Klansman Robert Byrd returned to the Senate.)

Not even 50 votes for it.”


64 posted on 10/21/2009 12:17:24 PM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: PhiKapMom; All
FYI. Just called his office. Burr vote against cloture.

I said thanks. Good job everyone.

65 posted on 10/21/2009 12:28:24 PM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: disraeligears

I guess calling DC non stop does work after all.

Burr voted against cloture .

I talked to aide this morning and he told me that the media had twisted the story and it had nothing to do with Obamacare . i responded that that Burr vote fro cloture won’t look good for his 2010 relection run and he polls are so hot right now .


66 posted on 10/21/2009 1:15:46 PM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: disraeligears

sorry , his polls figures look NOT so hot right now !


67 posted on 10/21/2009 1:16:51 PM PDT by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: CutePuppy

Just a wild guess - as I don’t know much about the bill - but is it possible that, tactically, the passage of this bill would make it easier to later filibuster the main Baucus or “joint” bill, i.e. will make it more difficult to pass whatever will come out of Health and Finance committees overall?
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Too risky! We can no longer afford to play games with these socialists...time to get the whole, stinkin’, rotten mess out into the public square to be beat down as the sick socialist monstrosity it is.

What a great victory today!

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091021-713978.html
Under Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to keep the bill from being effectively shelved. All 40 Republicans voted against the motion, along with 13 Democrats...

But moderate Democrats such as Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said before the vote that they would vote against it because it did not raise any revenue to offset its cost.

Senate Republicans maligned the bill as an irresponsible approach to solving the physician payment issue.

“The proponents of this measure want to put another quarter of a trillion dollars on the federal credit card,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “We are in dangerous territory.”


68 posted on 10/21/2009 2:02:36 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: kabar
Obama has said he will not approve a bill that is not deficit neutral.

Don't tell me you believe what Zero says. He also said that taxing health benefits was not an option but they are going to do it.

69 posted on 10/21/2009 2:22:00 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: disraeligears; All

Final vote for cloture: 47 Yea, 53 Nay; Burr was among the Nays.

Looks like the hyperventilators were wrong.


70 posted on 10/21/2009 2:49:34 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (There are only two REAL conservatives in America - myself, and my chosen Presidential candidate)
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To: jerri

I don’t believe a word he says, but the CBO scoring is what counts in this debate. The Baucus bill relied on these calculations and assumptions, which are now crumbling.


71 posted on 10/21/2009 2:55:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: batter

Thanks for that info!


72 posted on 10/21/2009 3:14:17 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I think the hyperventilators were very influential in this case. Some here have said the staffers claimed he was going to vote for cloture. I around lunchtime and was told that Burr hadn’t made up his mind yet. In other words, he changed his position on the bill.


73 posted on 10/21/2009 3:17:26 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: ncalburt

Looks like Burr should replace the person on the other end of the phone for giving out that information. Burr has never been one to go against the conservatives which is why I couldn’t figure it out. Someone just called his office and reported he will vote against cloture.

Bet that person is not going to be answering phones again.

Thanks for alerting everyone that the young man was still saying he was going to support closure.


74 posted on 10/21/2009 3:17:39 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Final vote for cloture: 47 Yea, 53 Nay; Burr was among the Nays.

Looks like the hyperventilators were wrong.
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Except he and his staff were saying he wasn’t taking a public position on it (yet), which leads me to think that some of these people would have passed this, if we weren’t watching.

That’s the crazy part.

We’ve got to watch not only the demonRATs but the pubbies like hawks...

It’s like a freakin’ second job.

What happened to representing us, and serving this country?

Ugg...I so wish we had term limits...I so wish the USC had limited Senators to 2 terms...so they couldn’t accrue untoward power..


75 posted on 10/21/2009 3:42:38 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: jerri
Don't tell me you believe what Zero says. He also said that taxing health benefits was not an option but they are going to do it.
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He'll say anything to one group, and then turn around and say something else to another group, even if it contradicts what he said a year or two earlier. And he'll do it with a straight face.

Most of the Democrats are LYING LIARS. And worst of all, they have Machiavellian justification for lying to our faces - as they think they know what's best for us, better than we do. Then, when we catch them in their lying, the scream some crap about 'racism' or that we're a mob, or we're nazis...sick people these 'leaders' of the DemonRAT party. Bammy is a fine representative of the Democrat (career politicians) lying machine.

This is what we're dealing with. Very difficult when you're used to dealing with people that have some honor in their bones, and some days it's downright depressing. So we fight on for the truth.

76 posted on 10/21/2009 3:49:04 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: SeattleBruce
Very difficult when you're used to dealing with people that have some honor in their bones, and some days it's downright depressing.

It makes it harder when they don't have any common sense either.

77 posted on 10/21/2009 3:59:58 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: disraeligears

U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

http://senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00325

Here are the Dems voting nay:

Bayh, Byrd, Conrad, Dorgan, Feingold, Kohl, Lieberman, McCaskill, Nelson of FL, Tester, Warner, Webb, Wyden

OK.

There’s some oddities in who voted yea and nay.

This list of nays did not include several so-called Bluedogs that we know, for instance, have resisted the public option or other aspects of this reform, and I wonder why.

Lincoln, Nelson of NE and Landrieu voted yea. These are votes we have hoped to get against this whole thing. Dick Morris has specifically mentioned them as possibly gettable. Yet, they were ok with this trick

OTOH, We got Feingold, McCaskill and Nelson of FL, who are libs and are for big government healthcare. Other odd nays were Warner, Webb and Wyden.

There may be some obscure games being played here. Who knows what is going on. Am I glad this failed? Absolutely.

But it’s hard to have predicted some of these votes, based on the landscape as it might have appeared...


78 posted on 10/21/2009 4:33:42 PM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: jerri

It makes it harder when they don’t have any common sense either.
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Right. Try talking basic macro-econ with any liberal...deer in the headlights...most of them are CLUELESS when it comes to reality like that. Oh, but they *know* how to make people feel guilty about their *racism.*


79 posted on 10/21/2009 5:46:13 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: txrangerette

But it’s hard to have predicted some of these votes, based on the landscape as it might have appeared...
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Good analysis. And we can only hope and pray that Obamacare goes down in similar flames, and we’re left to not know exactly how!


80 posted on 10/21/2009 5:48:14 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: disraeligears

Again we see the perfidy of the Republican Party, and particularly the dire future of NC.


81 posted on 10/21/2009 6:23:56 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Oops, Burr voted against cloture. I don’t understand the lineup of senators here. There must be other prefidy in the works. Can Burr survive 2010 considering the Democrat surge in NC?


82 posted on 10/21/2009 6:28:48 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: SeattleBruce

Remember that Burr is only in his first Senate term.


83 posted on 10/22/2009 1:18:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Theodore R.

Yup, Burr will break the curse on this seat in ‘10 and become the first incumbent to win reelection since 1968. Bev Blanco Perdue’s approval ratings are in the toilet, and she, along with Zero, will depress turnout for the NC Dems next year (remember Zero only won there because of Bob Barr’s getting the margin of victory McCain needed). If NC had off-year elections for Governor, she’d lose by 20% to any credible Republican. We’ll pick it up in ‘12 if she stands for reelection (and even if she doesn’t). Palin will win NC in ‘12, too.


84 posted on 10/22/2009 1:23:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Let ObaMao’s minions believe he is still overwhelmingly popular. They think that all that matters is one voting effort for President. They have no clue how American politics works and still think that Dear Leader has effectively taken over and that their financial reward is guaranteed.

In 2010, they will all stay home and watch TV without a clue that there was a similar event in 1994. It will hit them in the ass like an outhouse door.

85 posted on 10/22/2009 1:32:26 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I'm still of the opinion our best scenario in '10 is to win (with respect to Congress solely) just under the majority. Enough to cripple the radical agenda, but we can't get blamed as the majority party, and have Zero run against us a la Bubba in '96, the rodents will have to own their failures and bellyache as still the majority. Then take a solid majority with President Palin in '12. As for the Governorships and legislatures, winning as many majorities there as possible IS an imperative because of redistricting. My state of TN is gonna flip (if we can't bounce some Dems next year) from a 5D-4R delegation to a 7R-2D one by '12 based on redistricting alone.
86 posted on 10/22/2009 1:39:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What we need to do is win enough seats to stop this steamroller. If we can’t, they will pass legislation that will be nearly impossible to reverse if and when we ever do take it back.

The more time we let slip by, the more chance they have of making their agenda permanent. There truly is a point of no return here, and we are nearly beyond it now.


87 posted on 10/22/2009 1:45:04 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Remember that Burr is only in his first Senate term.
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OK, but so many of them stick around for 4, 5, 6 terms...etc.

Move on and let other serve the nation and prove their worth - vs. having to figure out, how do my senior Senators match up against all the other states and how can my senior Senators get more pork.

Enough.


88 posted on 10/22/2009 3:44:48 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

In 2010, they will all stay home and watch TV without a clue that there was a similar event in 1994. It will hit them in the ass like an outhouse door.
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That is a beautiful vision. Let’s work tirelessly to make it happen.


89 posted on 10/22/2009 3:45:58 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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