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Obama Wins Senate Approval of START Nuclear Arms Pact With Russia
Fox News ^ | December 22, 2010

Posted on 12/22/2010 1:04:20 PM PST by brytlea

President Obama secured another major legislative victory Wednesday with the Senate ratification of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

Vice President Biden presided over the Senate's 71-26 vote with Secretary Hillary Clinton in attendance.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1partyrule; alreadyposted; goodbyeamerica; nucleararms; obama; repubocrats; rinos; russia; start; starttreaty; warforterror; waronterror
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Not that I think any of us are surprised.
1 posted on 12/22/2010 1:04:30 PM PST by brytlea
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To: brytlea

That can’t be true....FReepers have been telling me for 22 months that if we just call, fax, write, rally, etc., we will prevail.


2 posted on 12/22/2010 1:05:36 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: brytlea

Left is getting as much of their legislation passed as they can before the New Congress convenes in 2011.

Hopefully, their last hurrah.


3 posted on 12/22/2010 1:05:52 PM PST by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: brytlea

Was there ever any doubt? and that POS has just got a second term with the full help of the rinos.


4 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:20 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Infidel Heather

Amazing how much damage these weasels can do in a short amount of time. I’m all for starting a movement to make it illegal for them to be in session from the moment voting starts until the new Congress takes office. What would that take? Would it have to be a Constitutional Amendment? Make the whole Lame Duck thing illegal, because they answer to no one.


5 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:49 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

The “public servants” don’t pay much attention to Americans anymore. They’ve ALL got their own agenda and America is their target.


6 posted on 12/22/2010 1:11:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: brytlea
Make the whole Lame Duck thing illegal, because they answer to no one.

Makes me scared to think what Obama will do once he's a lame duck!

7 posted on 12/22/2010 1:12:41 PM PST by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The bribes to the 13 must have been significant.


8 posted on 12/22/2010 1:13:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: brytlea

Here are the sippiest (R)s in the US Senate.

The 11 Republican senators who voted in favor of moving ahead with the treaty Tuesday were Richard G. Lugar (Ind.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Robert F. Bennett (Utah), Scott Brown (Mass.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia J. Snowe (Maine) and George V. Voinovich (Ohio).

All also voted in favor of ratification Wednesday, as did Gregg. In addition, Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) voted for the treaty, pushing the total yes votes to 71.

These people have no regard for American Safety and are typical “go-along-to get-along” republicans and should be voted out of office as soon as possible.

I’m so disgusted with the Republican Senate I can’t hardly stand it any longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 12/22/2010 1:14:32 PM PST by jakota (®)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
We still do not have the report on the negotiations leading up to the treaty. That's more Obama transparency.
10 posted on 12/22/2010 1:14:38 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Infidel Heather

Still in denial? He will continue his agenda...using any means available.


11 posted on 12/22/2010 1:14:39 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: brytlea
"We know when we've been beaten," Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters hours before Tuesday's vote.

This AH is too STUPID to be in a position of any kind of power.

12 posted on 12/22/2010 1:15:10 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: brytlea

Every RINO that voted for this and DADT repeal must be fired in 2012


13 posted on 12/22/2010 1:15:33 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Army Air Corps

Maybe we’ll just have to wait around for it to be “wikileaked.”


14 posted on 12/22/2010 1:15:55 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: brytlea

Can any of this be undone, I wonder?


15 posted on 12/22/2010 1:16:13 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!)
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To: Army Air Corps

This is why Mookowskis “big win” in Alaska is so important. The public servants found out that they don’t have to listen to Americans and can still be reelected.


16 posted on 12/22/2010 1:16:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Army Air Corps

I wonder if these idiots know that Russia just started deploying the TOPOL-M SS-19 Road Mobile Missile System with MIRVed capability? No wonder Russia signed. They got their latest hardware out just in time.


17 posted on 12/22/2010 1:16:30 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Please provide a link so that I may share it.


18 posted on 12/22/2010 1:17:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Jet Jaguar; DoughtyOne

Ping.


19 posted on 12/22/2010 1:19:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CAluvdubya

The Russians got what they waanted, they won’t rnogitiate te treaty.


20 posted on 12/22/2010 1:19:42 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: CAluvdubya

The Russians got what they waanted, they won’t rnogitiate te treaty.


21 posted on 12/22/2010 1:19:46 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: CAluvdubya

I really don’t know.


22 posted on 12/22/2010 1:20:10 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Some poor gal in Isackson’s office might move to Russia after the chat we just had.


23 posted on 12/22/2010 1:21:54 PM PST by The Toll
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I can hardly stand her face.


24 posted on 12/22/2010 1:22:32 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: The Toll

LOL


25 posted on 12/22/2010 1:23:08 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea
Why are FIRED employees still making decisions that affect the health and well being of the company (country)?

They should be shown the door with a swift boot to help them along the way.

26 posted on 12/22/2010 1:23:45 PM PST by SunTzuWu (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. - Barzun)
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To: brytlea
Never, in the history of this country have so many been so wrong about so much. In fact, have the liberals ever been right about anything? How many "Starts", "DADT", budget fiascos and spending insanities can we possibly endure and still survive??
27 posted on 12/22/2010 1:24:08 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: brytlea

By an amazing coincidence, the 71-26 vote in the Senate is almost exactly the same percentage as the Parliament’s vote in support of Chamberlain’s Munich Agreement (369-150).


28 posted on 12/22/2010 1:24:45 PM PST by StanFran
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To: brytlea

Just for the general FYI, here’s a couple of links:

The final numbers on the roll call vote ratifying the treaty: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00298

The list of the bills on the Senate floor this year, including links to details on the Kyl amendments near the top: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_111_2.htm


29 posted on 12/22/2010 1:25:08 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: brytlea

Really, what’s the point though? So I call in and blow this poor lady’s eardrums out. What does he care? She’s just some scum he hired to keep me away from him as far as he’s concerned.


30 posted on 12/22/2010 1:25:43 PM PST by The Toll
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To: jakota
Just to make them easier to spot!

Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Robert F. Bennett (Utah)
Scott Brown (Mass.)
Thad Cochran (Miss.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Judd Gregg (NH)
Johnny Isakson (Ga.)
Mike Johanns (Neb)
Richard G. Lugar (Ind.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Olympia J. Snowe (Maine)
George V. Voinovich (Ohio)

31 posted on 12/22/2010 1:26:20 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: DemforBush

BTW, also for the general FYI, the nay votes and the not voting:

NAYs -—26
Barrasso (R-WY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Kirk (R-IL)
Kyl (R-AZ)
LeMieux (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting - 3
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)


32 posted on 12/22/2010 1:26:54 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: The Toll

“Some poor gal in Isackson’s office might move to Russia after the chat we just had.”

You got through? Yesterday no one was answering the phones and his mailbox was “full”.


33 posted on 12/22/2010 1:27:47 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: massgopguy

From the way I understand it, mobile systems and nuclear sites not declared are not subject to the phony “inspections”. We the Poeple lost this one bigtime. Barry sold the ranch to try to boost his image as some kind of a “peacemaker” instead of the Marxist dictator that he is.


34 posted on 12/22/2010 1:27:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: freeangel

I did. They don’t care.


35 posted on 12/22/2010 1:28:44 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Infidel Heather

“Left is getting as much of their legislation passed as they can before the New Congress convenes in 2011.

Hopefully, their last hurrah.”

New Congress convening will mean nothing.


36 posted on 12/22/2010 1:29:30 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: DemforBush

Thank you for posting that!


37 posted on 12/22/2010 1:30:30 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: The Toll

I know, you gotta vent, but really, it’s an exercise in time wasting.


38 posted on 12/22/2010 1:31:25 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Infidel Heather
Left is getting as much of their legislation passed as they can...

And none of it, or at least most of it, would NOT have passed without the traitorous republican rino moderates!

39 posted on 12/22/2010 1:32:38 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: jakota

These 11 traitors need to lose their next primary.


40 posted on 12/22/2010 1:32:38 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: jakota

These 11 traitors need to lose their next primary.


41 posted on 12/22/2010 1:32:47 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: brytlea

First time in US history that a lame duck congress has passed a treaty.


42 posted on 12/22/2010 1:35:25 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: brytlea

I would say it is not just the British Parliament that the Rooskies have infiltrated with staffers!! We need to have a nice little investigation of the staffs of eleven particular Republicans, I believe!!!


43 posted on 12/22/2010 1:35:29 PM PST by browniexyz
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To: jakota; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000
Grassley voted against. Having called at least once a week on this, called to thank him for his wise vote today.

Here is a demonstration of the need to purge the demsymps.


PRESIDENT GAGA: SLASH SDI AND F-22 AND WARHEAD
ARSENAL; GIVE GAYS A PASS AND VLAD A LAPDANCE

44 posted on 12/22/2010 1:38:18 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Cheetahcat

No, the POS has just enraged the populace even more. Also the RINOs.


45 posted on 12/22/2010 1:39:36 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: stockpirate

Incredible. I am not sure if the new congress has the votes to un-ratify this treay if there is even such a thing


46 posted on 12/22/2010 1:42:00 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Just A Nobody

If you add McCain and (Nancy) Graham you have the 15 liberial republicans that DeMint said there are in the senate.


47 posted on 12/22/2010 1:42:37 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: DemforBush
FYI, the nay votes...
Hutchison (R-TX)
Cornyn (R-TX)

Both KBH and John Cornyn have RINO tendencies to varying degrees. On other hand, they'd likely be considered strong Conservatives in Yankee-land.

However in this vote, I am proud of our two Texas senators taking a principled stand for Peace and Freedom.

In my book, "peace" isn't the absence of conflict. Instead, it's a strong and mighty America that defeats the forces of evil. And yes, I may be old school, but I still don't trust Russia one iota.

God Bless America and God Bless Texas!


48 posted on 12/22/2010 1:48:37 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: brytlea

Look, folks, The Pubbies cut a deal to get the Bush tax cuts to remain in place. Now, you can rant and rave all you want, but neither “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” repeal and the “Start” treaty mean zilch. First, no one except the gays cares a hoot about the repeal. Plus, it is a long way off before it goes into effect. As for “Start” the Ruskies worked Obama over, which makes them look good to America haters, where the real nuclear threat lies like in North Korea and Iran. Don’t you get it? These outlaw countries have Mr. “Weakness” Obama wired. As for our left-wing media praising Obama’s every move, don’t believe everything you read!!! At the end of the day, as my British friends say, this lame duck session of congress does nothing for Obama in the long run. He is about to be twisted like he never dreamed he could be, thanks to sixty-two new Pubbies coming on board in the House. Remember, it is not only Obama that needs to go. The entire Democrat Party needs to be destroyed politically from top to bottom. November, 2010 was just the beginning salvo!!!


49 posted on 12/22/2010 1:54:48 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Army Air Corps

The RINO trade off... tax cut extention and you can have your extended unemployment checks, START and DADT. Anything else you want 0 dear? Amnesty? Net Restrictions? Radio Restrictions? Speech Restrictions? Food Restrictions? Okay, we’ll work on that.

What exactly did we win in November and does it really matter?

All I can say is we had better see some damn good leadership in 2011 or else.
This is starting to look like another N.K.

The socialist commies set restrictions and laws for everyone then proceed to pick and choose the ones who will have to follow them.

The pat- downs, the scans...everyone has to abide by them except the people who we really need to watch. I’m sick of these so-called leaders.


50 posted on 12/22/2010 1:56:13 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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