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  • 70% Of Obama’s Budget Is Writing Checks To Individuals

    02/10/2016 6:15:08 AM PST · 34 of 68
    Henchster to bert
    There are no GOEe Sollendra projects

    The F-35 Joint Strikeout has GOPe written all over it.

  • Bernie Sanders's huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party

    02/09/2016 8:35:18 PM PST · 10 of 39
    Henchster

    The BEST thing about the Bern giving Hillary a run for her foundation money is that it stops Dems from crossing over and spoiling our selection process.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/09

    02/09/2016 3:44:29 PM PST · 229 of 263
    Henchster to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • Hillary's "Yeah But" Defense

    02/08/2016 6:02:13 PM PST · 23 of 23
    Henchster to lepton

    It has been a mess for a while, but with the Lame-Stream-media not pressuring him Obama can afford to just watch her and Bill squirm. He must love having the Clintons know he can release the hounds on them any time he wants, or shut it all down with a simple pardon, and there is nothing they can do about it. Bill’s begging at the golf course didn’t work, and the WH released those very unflattering pics of an angry Bill to rub it in.

    In the mean time, the FBI keeps uncovering more evidence, and the email/corruption/treason cloud hangs over them wherever they go, dragging down her poll numbers, and Bill’s legacy. Even though she looks like the nominee once they get to the South, she was “inevitable” last time and some unknown dork named Hussein took her out, so just maybe Bernie will bump her off for Obama.

    Either way, Obama is dripping with Schadenfruede and in no hurry.

  • Drought Conditions in Southwest May Be Here to Stay

    02/08/2016 8:53:52 AM PST · 17 of 31
    Henchster

    Here in the REAL desert of AZ, locally we have rec’d more than double our avg annual rainfall for the past three years.

    We are overdue for a ten-year drought.

  • Hillary's "Yeah But" Defense

    02/08/2016 7:01:10 AM PST · 21 of 23
    Henchster to lepton
    From my post:

    I think they need to spring the trap just before the convention, after she has enough delegates, so they can "broker" in the nominee (Biden or the White Squaw) they want. They create last-minute momentum and avoid in-depth nominee exposure.

  • Cam Newton now must face a sickening reality

    02/07/2016 8:23:37 PM PST · 6 of 119
    Henchster

    The article says 18-1, it should read 17-2. {;^)

  • Ford to move production to Mexico: Report

    02/07/2016 8:18:53 PM PST · 37 of 110
    Henchster to tcrlaf
    "Sadly, if you want to buy a new American-built car, with a majority of American-Made parts, you have to go to a HONDA DEALER...."

    TRUE! My Honda van is made in the U.S. with mostly U.S. made parts. On my third Honda with NO problems.

    My Ford van had a complete Mexican drive train. The timing cover leaked from the factory, the cylinder head gasket blew, and the tranny lunched itself all in just 22,000 miles.

  • Jeb Bush eyes Florida for the win, vows to spend every dime

    02/07/2016 6:33:28 PM PST · 32 of 53
    Henchster

    This is great news, it means Yeb will be sucking up GOPe money from MarcoBot for at least another month!

  • Will Bill Clinton also be indicted for Hillary's email server?

    02/07/2016 6:26:25 PM PST · 35 of 52
    Henchster

    I posted this on another thread and I know I’m in the minority here at FR, but Hillary will be indicted, and here’s why.

    We know how much the Clintons hate Obama for “stealing” the WH from Hillary eight years ago. We know how much Obama (Jarret) hates the Clintons for their treatment of him during the campaign and because HE wants control of the party after he leaves office.

    This fight has been going on for 8 years. Obama knows that if Hillary is elected, he is out, and the Clintons are back in at the top of the party.

    Low and behold, Clinton scumbag Eric Holder is out, and NY AG Lynch comes in with a reputation for prosecuting corruption cases.

    Everyone seems to think that the Obama admin is leaking info to needle Hillary, but more likely it is Clinton people on the inside leaking (like they did during the Star investigation) to create the “Vast-Right-Wing-Conspiracy” smokescreen because they see the FBI, Intelligence community and Lynch putting together a rock-solid case against Hill, Bill, and maybe even Web’s daughter.

    Obama gets control of the party, the ability to hand-pick his successor, a legacy of “Ethical Administration” (cough, cough) for prosecuting a top Dem, and Lynch gets the big white scalp(s) she’s always wanted.

    I think they need to spring the trap just before the convention, after she has enough delegates, so they can “broker” in the nominee (Biden or the White Squaw) they want. They create last-minute momentum and avoid in-depth nominee exposure.

  • Last Night's "Marcobot Moment" May Have Ruined a Political Career

    02/07/2016 6:03:56 PM PST · 32 of 34
    Henchster

    HAL9000: “I enjoy working with humans, and have the greatest enthusiasm for the mission.”

    MARCOBOT2016: “I enjoy working with Schumer, and have the greatest enthusiasm for amnesty.”

  • Surprise: Hillary Campaign Balks At Releasing Wall Street Speech Transcripts

    02/07/2016 12:23:08 PM PST · 7 of 31
    Henchster

    She CAN’T release the transcripts, it would incriminate her, Bill, and Web’s daughter in a pay-to-play corruption scam.

    Her not releasing them is the equivalent of taking the 5th.

  • Marco Rubio malfunctions at Republican debate

    02/07/2016 12:15:05 PM PST · 69 of 86
    Henchster
    RUBIO: "I enjoy working with humans, and have the greatest enthusiasm for the mission."
  • Hillary's "Yeah But" Defense

    02/07/2016 11:31:34 AM PST · 17 of 23
    Henchster to glorgau; surrey

    I have to admit, a lot of that is wishful thinking. I backed into it by picking the desired destination, (indictment) and then created the pathway by including a few facts and fabricating the rest.

    Kind of like how Global Warming got to be “Proven Science.”

  • Hillary's "Yeah But" Defense

    02/07/2016 10:00:43 AM PST · 11 of 23
    Henchster to Mhoskers

    I know I’m in the minority here at FR, but Hillary will be indicted, and here’s why.

    We know how much the Clintons hate Obama for “stealing” the WH from Hillary eight years ago. We know how much Obama (Jarret) hates the Clintons for their treatment of him during the campaign and because HE wants control of the party after he leaves office.

    This fight has been going on for 8 years. Obama knows that if Hillary is elected, he is out, and the Clintons are back in at the top of the party.

    Low and behold, Clinton scumbag Eric Holder is out, and NY AG Lynch comes in with a reputation for prosecuting corruption cases.

    Everyone seems to think that the Obama admin is leaking info to needle Hillary, but more likely it is Clinton people on the inside leaking (like they did during the Star investigation) to create the “Vast-Right-Wing-Conspiracy” smokescreen because they see the FBI, Intelligence community and Lynch putting together a rock-solid case against Hill, Bill, and maybe even Web’s daughter.

    Obama gets control of the party, the ability to hand-pick his successor, a legacy of “Ethical Administration” (cough, cough) for prosecuting a top Dem, and Lynch gets the big white scalp(s) she’s always wanted.

    I think they need to spring the trap just before the convention, after she has enough delegates, so they can “broker” in the nominee (Biden or the White Squaw) they want. They create last-minute momentum and avoid in-depth nominee exposure.

  • Huge crowd braves storm for Cruz

    02/06/2016 11:03:33 AM PST · 27 of 59
    Henchster to Mhoskers
    "He's the only conservative in this race," DiPiero said.

    I can't figure out why more FReepers haven't figured this out.

  • Ben Carson slashes staff as funds dry up

    02/04/2016 6:35:52 AM PST · 6 of 104
    Henchster

    Watch CNN now brag that THEY broke the story.

  • Donald Trump likened to Monty Python character after ducking out of TV debate

    01/28/2016 7:02:32 AM PST · 16 of 70
    Henchster

    The Ballad of Brave Sir Robin

    Bravely bold Sir Robin, rode forth from Camelot.
    He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin!
    He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways,
    Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!
    He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,
    Or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken;
    To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away;
    And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin!

    His head smashed in and his heart cut out
    And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged
    And his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off
    And his pen—

    Brave Sir Robin ran away.
    Bravely ran away, away!
    When danger reared its ugly head,
    He bravely turned his tail and fled.
    Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
    And gallantly he chickened out.
    Bravely taking to his feet
    He beat a very brave retreat,
    Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!

    He is packing it in and packing it up
    And sneaking away and buggering up
    And chickening out and pissing off home,
    Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge...

  • Hillary Clinton wants to appear in 'unsanctioned' New Hampshire debate – but surging Bernie (tr)

    01/27/2016 9:03:19 PM PST · 12 of 16
    Henchster
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing Bernie Sanders to participate in a newly proposed Democratic debate - one not sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee - to be held just days before the New Hampshire primary.

    Schadenfreude! The DNC setup the bogus weekend debates to keep Hillary's coronation safe, and now that she is failing (again) to get the crown, she has to change the rules she had specifically setup to benefit her.

    Camp Clinton is in panic mode.

  • Obama: ‘I Am Saying Goodbye to the Beast’ (SS limo)

    01/23/2016 8:09:27 AM PST · 41 of 52
    Henchster to Mouton
    "This guy just wants all the pomp that goes with it like some third world dictator. Would not be surprised if he does not come up with a uniform complete with sunglasses, medals, and epaulets."

    Remember when the arrogant POS created this:

    Well, you know he'll create a new one if he leaves, here is a suggestion:

  • Media scooped on Palin's endorsement of Trump by a chat room

    01/21/2016 12:25:15 PM PST · 28 of 55
    Henchster
    Let's start a list, stories that broke first on FR, we all know about FReeper Buckhead putting Dan Rather and Mary Mapes to pasture over "Fake but accurate" so we'll start the list there:

    FReeper Buckhead - typewriter font too new for CBS Bush ANG letter.

  • Hillary Clinton blames the vast right-wing conspiracy for her email woes

    01/21/2016 7:21:52 AM PST · 26 of 37
    Henchster
    Fox News this week got its hands on a damning letter from President Obama's inspector general for the US intelligence community...

    The turf war between the Little Rock and Chicago mobs sure is fun to watch.

  • Report: President Obama broke the law, misled Congress and the American people, Bergdahl swap

    12/11/2015 9:15:50 AM PST · 24 of 28
    Henchster
    Bergdahl, who is facing charges of desertion, had left his base in Afghanistan in 2009, and was subsequently captured and held hostage joined and aided the enemy for five years.

    There, fixed it.

  • Tom Ridge: Trump is an "embarrassment" to GOP, the country

    12/10/2015 6:47:53 AM PST · 75 of 103
    Henchster to Night Hides Not
    Cruz is still my #1, but I would vote for Trump in a heartbeat. There is no #3 on my list.

    Same position. For me, Trump has been trending up and is starting to nip at Cruz's heels.

  • Sheriff Joe deputizes armed Americans for war on terror: "I'm concerned about what’s going on"

    12/03/2015 5:17:32 PM PST · 24 of 24
    Henchster
    FReepers can now address me as:

    Deputy Henchster

  • Paul Ryan Throws Down G.O.P. Gauntlet for 2016

    12/03/2015 4:21:17 PM PST · 11 of 62
    Henchster
    ALTERNATIVE? You mean reviving the EXIM bank in a bill that EVERY Dem voted for and only conservatives voted against?

    FUPR

  • Missing Planes - WW2 Aircraft Wrecks part 1

    11/22/2015 7:11:35 AM PST · 18 of 28
    Henchster to Daniel Ramsey

    The FW 190 also rectified the main problem with ME 109 - the very narrow track landing gear was highly unstable. Supposedly, more 109s were lost to take-off and landing crashes due to the gear than were shot down in battle.

  • Missing Planes - WW2 Aircraft Wrecks part 1

    11/22/2015 6:57:20 AM PST · 11 of 28
    Henchster to Daniel Ramsey
    I think you meant FW 190. The 109 was a Messerschmidt product, so it was ME 109.

    Sorry, but that reminded me of John "Manny Ortiz" Kerry.

  • ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Blow Up White House

    11/19/2015 11:31:57 AM PST · 34 of 85
    Henchster
    ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Blow Up White House

    Well, that won't be hard. They have at least a one muslim terrorist in the WH that was elected twice.

  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:48:24 AM PST · 56 of 560
    Henchster

    Fox Business talking about it now - Carson is toast.

  • Ted Cruz says President Obama using Irving teenager to divide country (homemade-clock kid)

    10/19/2015 5:09:37 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    Henchster
    (homemade-clock kid) (Fake-Bomb-Terrorist)

    There, fixed it.

  • Brutal: Trey Gowdy Pens Scathing Letter to Top Benghazi Committee Democrat

    10/09/2015 9:18:18 AM PDT · 12 of 67
    Henchster
  • Oregon shooting: 13 legally purchased weapons found in gunman's cache

    10/02/2015 12:32:47 PM PDT · 44 of 118
    Henchster
    The guns were NOT obtained legally.

    In this country, it is illegal for people with mental disorders to possess firearms. An admitted homosexual obviously has a serious mental disorder.

  • Whoa: One of every 20 Hillary e-mails contained classified information

    10/01/2015 12:58:30 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    Henchster
    ...twice the rate of the previous releases, raising tricky questions about whether the department is finding more secrets or being more thorough in screening the messages.

    OR, maybe the State Dept released all the least incriminating ones first, and as William Dozier use to say on the old Batman show: "The best is yet to come!"

  • Cheryl Mills sent information marked confidential to Clinton Foundation in 2012

    09/28/2015 6:00:20 PM PDT · 31 of 40
    Henchster
    Let's put this in one sentence:

    The Congo info was sent before Bill's Congo "Speech," making Bill nothing more than the bag man for Hillary's treasonous sale of U.S. government classified documents to (sometimes hostile) foreign governments.

    A quick cross reference will show that Bill's foreign government "Foundation Speeches" coincided with Hillary receiving and transferring classified info to that country.

  • High-tailing it out of blue states: Migration is changing the economic center of gravity

    09/28/2015 7:23:08 AM PDT · 39 of 45
    Henchster

    Don’t come here to Arizona Blue-Staters, you’ll hate it. Did I mention the 150 degree days, house-burying sandstorms, foot long flying scorpions and giant Gila Monsters that swallow children and Chihuahuas whole?

  • Whats Behind NASAs Upcoming Mystery Announcement About Mars

    09/24/2015 4:36:19 PM PDT · 16 of 72
    Henchster
    ...evidence of liquid, briny water that seemed to spring up in finger-like dark flows — known as "recurring slope lineae," or RSL — on surface of the planet during warm seasons.

    If NASA is involved, the "big" announcement will be man-made Global Warming on Mars.

  • SANDERS: WERE GOING TO PUT THE PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS

    09/23/2015 9:17:39 AM PDT · 46 of 72
    Henchster
    SANDERS: WE’RE GOING TO PUT THE PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES ‘OUT OF BUSINESS’

    There, fixed it.

  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/21/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · 64 of 66
    Henchster

    Walker is right where he belongs in the polls.

    He made the terrible decision to use inside-the-beltway GOPe political advisers and played verbal Twister on immigration positions.

  • Anthony Weiner out of his job at powerhouse p.r. firm

    09/16/2015 5:02:52 PM PDT · 17 of 39
    Henchster

    Who in their right mind would retain a PR firm that was so tone deaf they hired the pecker-picture-poster?

  • House GOP leadership: Well vote to defund Planned Parenthood this fall

    08/30/2015 6:34:17 AM PDT · 29 of 64
    Henchster
    "I’m not in the shut down government camp. That is not the way to get to the bottom of this issue, by shutting down the government, it puts the president in charge instead of the legislature."

    With that fetal surrender posture and lame-stream media propaganda excuse, this bimbo should be Speaker Bonehead's and Majority Leader McTurtle's right-hand dipstick.

  • Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnoses Thursday

    08/18/2015 2:34:14 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    Henchster
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan
    Carter, elected in 1976 and ousted in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan

    Sorry, I just like the sound of that.

  • Cruz on Ex-Im: Battle won, war rages on

    07/30/2015 4:17:14 PM PDT · 8 of 13
    Henchster
    McTurtle spewed BS about Cruz in response, but he NEVER denied that he lied and cut a deal with the Dems on Ex-Im.

    Fox News Special Report spent ten minutes trashing Cruz and NEVER mentioned that.

  • Hillary You Are No Bill Clinton

    07/29/2015 11:02:15 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    Henchster
    These differences between the two Clintons will make all of the difference in this election. Bill won a close election against Bush I in 1992, by keeping the traditional Democratic base and interest groups together while pulling in new, young, swing voters. The coalition of traditional and non-traditional voters was enough to provide him victory.

    BUZZ! The ONLY reason Slick Willy wasn't crushed in a landslide was because the non-communist vote was split between Perot and Bush.

  • Hillarynomics is an unoriginal mess of bad policy

    07/29/2015 6:26:47 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Henchster
    She attacked financiers in the name of an "activist hedge fund" — like the one run by investment-guru Carl Icahn her son-in-law Mark Mezvinsky.

    There, fixed it.

  • Ted Cruz on the Senate floor: Mitch McConnells a liar and our new majority is a cronyist fraud

    07/24/2015 2:18:42 PM PDT · 59 of 135
    Henchster

    Madam President, today is a sad day for this institution. The Senate operates based on trust. Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, these 100 senators have to be able to trust that when a senator says something, he or she will do it. Even if we disagree on substance, that we don’t lie to each other. What we just witnessed this morning is profoundly disappointing. I want to describe the context of two preceding discussions.

    “A number of weeks ago when this Senate was considering Trade Promotion Authority, a group of senators gathered on this floor and blocked TPA for many minutes because they were pressing for the Export-Import Bank. They huddled on this floor and negotiated a deal in front of C-SPAN, in front of the world. Then, when they had their deal, TPA had the votes to pass. Shortly thereafter, we had a Senate Republican lunch where I stood up and I asked the majority leader very directly what was the deal that was just cut on TPA and was there a deal for the Export-Import Bank. It was a direct question. I asked the majority leader in front of all the Republican senators. The majority leader was visibly angry with me that I would ask such a question, and the majority leader looked at me and said ‘there is no deal, there is no deal, there is no deal.’ Like St. Peter, he repeated it three times. He said ‘the only thing I told the proponents of the Export-Import Bank is like any other senator in this body, they could offer any amendment they liked on any amendable vehicle, but I gave them nothing, there is no deal, I gave them nothing.’ He was emphatic and he was repeated. Following that public discussion, Senator Mike Lee and I approached the majority leader afterwards, in which he emphasized again ‘there is no deal, I will do nothing, I oppose the Export-Import Bank. All I said is they can offer an amendment like any senator can to any bill.’

    “Madam President, I went back to my office, and I sat and had a long discussion with my staff. My staff told me that afternoon ‘he’s lying to you.’ That’s what my staff said. ‘We have been around the Senate a long time. He is not telling you the truth.’ And what I told my staff that afternoon, I said ‘well, I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but I don’t see how when the majority leader looks me in the eyes and makes an explicit promise — and by the way, looks in the eyes of every other Republican senator and says that to every other Republican senator, I don’t see how I cannot take him at his word when he makes an explicit promise.’ As a result, I cast my vote in may in support of TPA because I support free trade, and I felt I had no choice but to assume that when the majority leader spoke to 54 Republican senators and made an explicit promise, that he wasn’t lying to us. Well, as TPA moved on, as it went to the House, it became abundantly clear, there was a deal. There was a deal in the House for the Export-Import Bank.

    “And so the second time TPA came up, I voted ‘no’ because of that corrupt deal. Now I will note to the public, the majority leader and the Speaker of the House have repeatedly said ‘there was no corrupt deal, there was no corrupt deal, we made no deal, we made no deal.’ That’s one element of the background context.

    “Let me tell you a second element of the background context. A number of weeks ago when we were debating the Corker-Cardin bill, the Iran Review Act, there were a number of amendments that senators had filed. I filed an amendment that would actually put teeth in the “Iran Review Act” by requiring affirmative Congressional approval before sanctions on Iran could be lifted. Other senators filed very good amendments. Senator Marco Rubio filed an amendment calling for Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state before sanctions could be lifted. Our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle did not want to vote on that amendment. And in response, the majority leader cut off all amendments. Madam President, I sat in the majority leader’s office, and I urged the majority leader invoke cloture on Senator Rubio’s amendment — invoke cloture on Senator Rubio’s amendment calling on Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist and setting that as a precondition of any lifting of sanctions. I argued vociferously with the majority leader that if the Democrats were so opposed to voting on that amendment, that was all the more reason because it was important substantively, and the majority leader said no, he would not do so, that invoking cloture on an amendment was an extraordinary step, and he wouldn’t do so. So he cut off every amendment. He filled the tree. It was striking a minute ago seeing the Democratic Leader Harry Reid calling out the majority leader for filling the tree, for engaging in the same procedural abuse that that Harry Reid did over and over and over again in this body. Now the Republican Leader is behaving like the senior senator from Nevada.

    “What we just saw was not, Madam President, what the majority leader told you and me and every other Republican senator. What we just saw was not that the proponents of the Ex-Im Bank, like anyone else, could stand up and offer whatever amendment they’d like on any issue. What the majority leader just did is, number one, he called up that amendment. He called it up himself. Why does that matter? Because as majority leader he has priority of recognition. When he calls up an amendment, no one can stop him. He didn’t just call it up. He filled the tree, just like Harry Reid. He filled the tree, blocking everyone else’s amendment. By the way, I agree with Senator Reid when he said the Obamacare amendment is a cynical amendment. Of course it is. It is empty showmanship.

    “We’ll have a vote on repealing Obamacare. The Republicans will all vote ‘yes.’ The Democrats will all vote ‘no.’ It will be at a 60-vote threshold. It will fail. It will be an exercise in meaningless political theater. Mind you, when we had a fight in October 2013 to actually stop Obamacare and defund it, the majority leader, then the minority leader, was opposed to doing something with real teeth in it to stop Obamacare. But an empty show-vote, that is a good way of distracting from what’s going on.

    “There is a profound disappointment among the American people because we keep winning elections and then we keep getting leaders who don’t do anything they promised. The American people were told ‘if only we have a Republican majority in the House, things will be different.’ Well, in 2010 the American people showed up in enormous numbers and we got a Republican majority in the House — and very little changed. Then the American people were told, ‘you know, the problem is the Senate. If only we get a Republican majority in the Senate and retire Harry Reid as majority leader, then things will be different.’ Well, in 2014 the American people rose up in enormous numbers, voted to do exactly that. We’ve had a Republican majority in both houses of Congress now for about six months. What has that majority done? First thing we did, in December, is we came back and passed a $1 trillion ‘cromnibus’ plan filled with pork and corporate welfare. That was the very first thing we did. Then this Republican majority voted to fund Obamacare, voted to fund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. And then leadership rammed through the confirmation of Loretta lynch as Attorney General. Madam President, which of those decisions would be one iota different if Harry Reid were still majority leader? Not a one. Not a one. This Senate operates exactly the same — the same priorities. And let me tell you why.

    “It’s not that this majority doesn’t get things done. It does get things done, but it listens to one and only one voice. That is the voice of the Washington Cartel, of the lobbyists on K Street, of the big money and big corporations. You know, if you go to the American people and ask ‘is reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank a priority for you?’ The standard response for most of them would be, ‘the what?’ They don’t even know what this is. Let me tell you what this is. It is an egregious example of corporate welfare. It is the American taxpayers being on the dime for hundreds of billions of dollars in loan guarantees given out to a handful of giant corporations. It is a classic example of cronyism and corporate welfare. And, by the way, among others, you know one person who had the clarity of thought on that? Then-Senator Barack Obama, who described it as a classic example of corporate welfare. That was when he was in the Senate. Now that he’s in the White House, corporate welfare sounds pretty good. Now just about all of the Democrats are supporting the corporate welfare with the exception of Bernie Sanders. I’ll give credit to Senator Sanders for standing up against corporate welfare. But every Democrat who rails against big money and corruption of Washington, every Democrat who styles himself or herself a populist, their actions on this matter speak far louder than their words. And when it comes to Republicans, Republicans also are listening to K Street and the lobbyists. Why? It’s not complicated. The giant corporations that are getting special favors from the taxpayers hire an army of lobbyists that write campaign checks after campaign checks. By the way, these checks go to both Democrats and Republicans. It is career politicians in both parties that are kept in office by looting the taxpayer to benefit wealthy, powerful corporations.

    “The single-largest recipient of loan guarantees from the Ex-Im Bank is the Boeing Corporation. The Boeing Corporation had an earnings call where their CEO said — and I’m paraphrasing — but ‘we’ll be just fine without the Ex-Im Bank. It’s not impacting us. There are plenty of private loan alternatives out there.’ But you know, even though the market could provide, it’s a lot easier to have compliant lawmakers rob from the public fist to enrich giant corporations. You know who doesn’t have lobbyists? A single mom waiting tables. You know who doesn’t have lobbyists? A teenage immigrant, like my father was, washing dishes making 50 cents an hour, struggling to achieve the American dream. You know who doesn’t have lobbyists? A factory worker who just wants to work and provide for his or her children. They don’t have lobbyists. And so what happens? Career politicians in both parties gang up with giant corporations to loot their taxes to make it harder for people who are struggling to achieve the American dream. Coal miners, Madam President, in your state, they don’t have lobbyists who are representing them here, the individual miners, while the majority leader teams up with the Democratic Leader to take from their paychecks to fund giant corporations. It is wrong and it is corrupt.

    “Madam President, it saddens me to say this. I sat in my office, I told my staff ‘the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie,’ and I voted based on those assurances that he made to each and every one of us. What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie. This institution should not operate at the beck and call of lobbyists in Washington. This institution, the majority and minority leader, arm-in-arm again, should not team up against the American taxpayers. It’s why our children are going bankrupt.

    “Now we’re facing an enormous threat with this Iran deal, a nuclear Iran poses the greatest national security threat to this country. And yet, the majority leader refused to do what he just did for the Export-Import Bank on Iran, refused to invoke cloture. That was an extraordinary step. Madam President, if he was telling us the truth when he said there was no deal, why would he do what he just did? Well, we now know that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment that he is willing to say things that he knows are false. That has consequences for how this body operates. If you or I cannot trust what the majority leader tells us, that will have consequences on other legislation as well on how this institution operates. There are a host of amendments that the American people are focused on, things like defunding Planned Parenthood after the gruesome video. The majority leader doesn’t want to vote on that. That’s actually something the American people are focused on. He brought up his Obamacare amendment as a smoke screen because it’s intended to fail. But you know what he didn’t bring up is my amendment to end the Congressional exemption from Obamacare, the corrupt deal that Harry Reid cut with Obama. We’ve got to live under the same rules as everybody else. The majority leader doesn’t want to vote on that because he doesn’t want to end the cronyism for Members of Congress any more than end the cronyism for giant corporations who enrich themselves at the expense of the American people.

    “There are a host of priorities that the voters who elected you and me — Madam President, I would ask you to think about when you were running for the Senate not too long ago. Do you recall any of your constituents ever saying we want the Export-Import Bank? No. They want other things. They have other priorities, but those are not the priorities of Republican leadership. Sadly, today we have government of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, and for the lobbyists. That is not how the United States Senate is supposed to operate.

    “A far more important amendment than bringing back this corporate welfare and cronyism is my amendment that provides that sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted unless and until Iran does two things. Number one, it recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. And, number two, it releases the four American hostages languishing in Iranian prisons. That is a far more important issue than enriching some more lobbyists on K Street and getting a few more campaign contributions. That’s what we should be voting on. And accordingly, Madam President, I call up my Amendment No. 2301 to the McConnell Amendment 2266 as modified.”

  • Ted Cruz on the Senate floor: Mitch McConnells a liar and our new majority is a cronyist fraud

    07/24/2015 2:18:13 PM PDT · 58 of 135
    Henchster to txrefugee
    "Cruz has to post this speech online, because it will never be shown on the networks, not even Fox, better known as GOPe News."

    He has posted it on his Senate website, but it is so good it deserves to be posted here, so I will post it.

  • UN Resolution: Israel the World's Only Violator of Economic and Social Rights

    07/24/2015 12:18:28 PM PDT · 25 of 43
    Henchster
    Denounce
    De-fund
    Deport
    Disarm
    Disband
  • Matthews Confronts Cruz: You Loved Partisan SCOTUS When They Seized 2000 Election

    07/08/2015 5:27:56 PM PDT · 17 of 63
    Henchster to kevao
    That ridiculous ballot — designed by a Dem — in Palm Beach county caused the whole mess.

    Actually, the ballot had nothing to do with it. All those votes for Pat Buchanan were caused by a Dem operative "spiking" the wrong hole in the ballots in an attempt to invalidate anything except a Gore vote. A common vote-fraud trick pulled by Dem cretins that just happened to fail this time.

  • Hillary denied the Bengahzi committee subpoenaed her, so Trey Gowdy shared her subpoena...

    07/08/2015 4:29:33 PM PDT · 20 of 25
    Henchster to VTenigma
    What better time to take her out then after she becomes the Democrat nominee?

    And then have a Republican President-appointed Attorney General (Gowdy?) prosecute her!