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Senate Approves New START (13 Republicans Approve Bending Over For Putin)
National Review ^ | 12/22/10 | K. Trinko

Posted on 12/22/2010 12:46:43 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

The New START treaty has just passed the Senate, 71 to 26. The treaty needed 67 votes for ratification.

UPDATE: Thirteen Republicans voted to ratify the treaty: Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Bob Bennett (Utah), Scott Brown (Mass.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Johnny Isakson (Georgia), Mike Johanns (Nebraska), Richard Lugar (Indiana), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia Snowe (Maine), and George Voinovich (Ohio).

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhorussia; commies; disarmament; obama; palin; putin; rino; start; traitors; treason; usualsuspects; uysualsuspects
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Don't you just love how Republican elected officials listen to their grass roots? < \sarcasm>
1 posted on 12/22/2010 12:46:58 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Excellent work McConnell. /s


2 posted on 12/22/2010 12:49:17 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Rino’s in sheep’s clothing? All the Hoo Ha, and what do you get? SOS!


3 posted on 12/22/2010 12:50:27 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Gene Eric

They all should be tried for treason.


4 posted on 12/22/2010 12:50:59 PM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Thad Conrad from Mississippi, Mike Johanns from Nebraska, and Jonny Isacson from Georgia need to go. Big Time RINOS.....the others are obvious RINOS.


5 posted on 12/22/2010 12:52:06 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’m not a conspiracy person but I’ve been wondering how this thing went from dead to passing with a margin in a matter of a few days. I wonder if each Senator was taken into a room and shown footage of a missle test over the Pacific ocean that we were all told was the vapor trail of a jet. Something is up.


6 posted on 12/22/2010 12:52:06 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I really wonder what is going on here.

Did Obama cut a deal with the GOP whereby they agreed to give him enough votes for this in return for that hokey tax bill?

Do they think that by passing this thing, the majority of GOP COngresscritters can hang Obama with it later?

Or are they, like Bush I, Henry Kissinger, and Colon Powell, simply STUPID??


7 posted on 12/22/2010 12:52:09 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Whats up with the Tennessee dudes? Oak Ridge gonna get a lot of the dismantling work? Nothing like putting parochial concerns ahead of National Security. And their Constitutional Oath. Well, aside from keeping those idiots in mind in 2012, also keep them in mind when an administration who actually takes their National Security responsibilities seriously breaks the treaty.


8 posted on 12/22/2010 12:52:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So they sold out Missile Defense eh?

If we ever have an incoming ICBM that slaughters Americans in this country these who voted for this had better be prepared to pay the ultimate price.

Because Missile Defense could save lives and they would be THE ONES who saw it dismantled.


9 posted on 12/22/2010 12:53:09 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Chalk up another “big win” for Barack the Kenyan and his Commie’RAT Party. They’re eating the GOP’s AND AMERICA’S lunch. The Princess Scorned of the North got yet another shot to take out more revenge on America. Mookowski is in full Obama Tingle mode now!


10 posted on 12/22/2010 12:54:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: R0CK3T
If we ever have an incoming ICBM that slaughters Americans in this country these who voted for this had better be prepared to pay the ultimate price.

Let's just hope they land in their states.

11 posted on 12/22/2010 12:56:12 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Standing bravely in the face of Russian threats./sarccccc


12 posted on 12/22/2010 12:57:18 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

RINOs enjoy what time you have left and be prepared to suffer the consequences. You will be challenged and defeated in the primaries. We swear it.

Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) Dead Meat

Bob Bennett (Utah)Defeated in primary gone

Scott Brown (Mass.)Dead Meat

Thad Cochran (Miss.) Dead Meat

Susan Collins (Maine)Dead Meat

Bob Corker (Tenn.)Dead Meat

Judd Gregg (N.H.) Retiring

Johnny Isakson (Georgia)Dead Meat

Mike Johanns (Nebraska)Dead Meat

Richard Lugar (Indiana)Dead Meat

Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)Dead Meat

Olympia Snowe (Maine)Dead Meat

George Voinovich (Ohio)Retiring


13 posted on 12/22/2010 12:57:35 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ronald Reagan used the threat of an effective missile defense to bankrupt and bring down the Soviet Union.

Gorbachev lost.

Barack Obama traded missile defense for an unverifiable bit of nothing.

Putin laughs.


14 posted on 12/22/2010 12:57:35 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We have no choice but to rebuild America from the foundations up. www.AIPNews.com)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Is there anyone who still believes that the Republican party can be “reformed” from the elite statism which it now embraces? I don't think so and I have little confidence that the newly elected will have much of an effect. It appears that there are more Republicans who are now adopting progressivism than there are newly elected conservatives.
15 posted on 12/22/2010 12:57:43 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Recovering_Democrat

markknoller

Three GOP Senators did not cast votes in the START ratification: Bond, R-MO; Brownback, R-KS and Bunning, R-KY.

10 minutes ago via web


16 posted on 12/22/2010 12:58:03 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Repeal direct election of senators.


17 posted on 12/22/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Screw you, POSGOP. You folded...again.


18 posted on 12/22/2010 1:01:21 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
After this debacle - and the repeal of DADT - I don't want to see or hear Mitch McConnell talking about how 'tough' the senate Republicans are with Obama. This misguided treaty is harmful to America's national security and so fits right into Obama's plans, as does the now-mandatory admission into the U.S. military of people who practice homosexual behavior. That will undoubtedly harm our military unit's cohesion, again weakening America and so, fitting into Obama's plans to take down the greatest nation on earth...and senate 'Republicans' are helping Obama and the Democrats do it!

No, Senator McConnell, don't you dare come around here trying to talk tough and pretend you're actually opposing Obama and the leftist Democrats that are steadily dismantling this country's basic structures (economic, military) while eroding individual freedoms, piece by piece, i.e. 'net neutrality' which is the first small step to the government controlling the internet. Once it does, websites such as this (Free Republic) will be just a memory of 'the good old days'... that congressional 'Republicans' helped the leftist America-haters destroy - while weak-chinned 'leaders' like you, Mitch McConnell, did nothing but whine and pretend to be 'tough'. Spare us, please.

19 posted on 12/22/2010 1:03:54 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: napscoordinator
cochran is not running for reelection in 2014... and he does not care what we (those that voted him into office) think... I had at least 20 people call him from here in Mississippi... to complain... all that his office said was, “he will vote for it”. He is a turn coat traitor and his retirement will be filled with disdain and embarrassment.

LLS

20 posted on 12/22/2010 1:03:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Wow. This group is actually more dangerous than I even thought.


21 posted on 12/22/2010 1:04:15 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Drudge must be under attack too, they aren’t even reporting this nor have they updated any news since about 10 a.m. central time, or maybe even before that. That is when I started looking at Drudge & FR!


22 posted on 12/22/2010 1:04:48 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

23 posted on 12/22/2010 1:05:15 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: SC_Pete
Repeal direct election of senators.

Absolutely. The Founding Fathers had a reason for what they did and it made sense. Ever since the 17th amendment, the states have merely been quaint geographic divisions within the all powerful Central Government.

24 posted on 12/22/2010 1:05:19 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: EternalVigilance

Obamberlain: “I have in my hand a piece of paper...”


25 posted on 12/22/2010 1:05:36 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: napscoordinator

I meant 2012 sorry.

LLS


26 posted on 12/22/2010 1:06:31 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

No surprises with that group.


27 posted on 12/22/2010 1:07:15 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The underlying thing here for me is that the giant scam on the American people continues. That’s why we need real outsiders but I guess it’s just hard to break into the power structure. They’ve become Kings who don’t give a crap what we think.

The GOP sucks. They hate the tea party just as much as the dems do.


28 posted on 12/22/2010 1:07:33 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Prokopton
Is there anyone who still believes that the Republican party can be “reformed” from the elite statism which it now embraces?

Yes, but only with new leadership. That may require a new election. By then the Republic may be lost.

29 posted on 12/22/2010 1:07:56 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: R0CK3T
If we ever have an incoming ICBM that slaughters Americans in this country these who voted for this had better be prepared to pay the ultimate price.

If that does happen,we all know somehow it'll be Bush's fault....

30 posted on 12/22/2010 1:07:56 PM PST by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Ping.


31 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: EternalVigilance

Putin knew how to play this. I’m sure he roflol’d when Biden spoke of Obama’s “steel spine”.


32 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We need a full list of the offending RINO’s, complete with D.C. office numbers, most ESPECIALLY listing those who are up for election in 2012. Someone with a bit of time on their hands, please try to make this happen :-)


33 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:46 PM PST by Spacetrucker (Sorry, folks, give my spot in the handbasket to an angry lib >:))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

34 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:46 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This treaty is treason. PERIOD.


35 posted on 12/22/2010 1:08:46 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: paulycy

That picture has been doctored, his eyes are open!


36 posted on 12/22/2010 1:09:01 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: SC_Pete
Repeal direct election of senators.

Amen.

Put the power back in the hands of those closest to the people. Especially in the areas of foreign policy and defense, and the approval of judges and executive branch officials, over which the Senate has particular power and influence.

37 posted on 12/22/2010 1:09:28 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We have no choice but to rebuild America from the foundations up. www.AIPNews.com)
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To: EternalVigilance

I have been praying about this for awhile.

Psalm 94:16-23

16 Who rises up for me against the wicked?
Who stands up for me against evildoers?
17 If the Lord had not been my help,
my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
18 When I thought, ‘My foot is slipping’,
your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.
19 When the cares of my heart are many,
your consolations cheer my soul.
20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who contrive mischief by statute?
21 They band together against the life of the righteous,
and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord has become my stronghold,
and my God the rock of my refuge.
23 He will repay them for their iniquity
and wipe them out for their wickedness;
the Lord our God will wipe them out.

God is laughing out load because He has set a trap for them and their day is coming.


38 posted on 12/22/2010 1:09:59 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: The Cajun
That picture has been doctored, his eyes are open!

ROFL!

39 posted on 12/22/2010 1:10:52 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This is a double wammy for 13 RINOs. It’s time to get rid of those not already booted out. The claim that this was passed by a democratic process is a joke. Congress had an approval rating of 13%, hardly representing the “majority” and this latest move, added to the repeal of DADT should bring their approval down to a low single digit. Heck, even the progressive movement amounts to about 30%.


40 posted on 12/22/2010 1:12:33 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: VRWCTexan

Three GOP Senators did not cast votes in the START ratification: Bond, R-MO; Brownback, R-KS and Bunning, R-KY.

“Why... to hide?”


41 posted on 12/22/2010 1:14:04 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Interesting how this treaty was ratified AFTER DADT was passed.

God is stripping us of our power.

42 posted on 12/22/2010 1:16:46 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Recovering_Democrat; ErnstStavroBlofeld

“The Day After” Nuclear Attack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2H1E02iMHg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7vKF0V-A9Y&feature=related

Congrats Congress - you just weakened America - again


43 posted on 12/22/2010 1:16:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I will repeat what I said about this last night:

“Good on you, Senator McConnell! Appearances can be deceiving, but I have great faith in your handling of the situation of late. The Democrats have whipped their charges into line (including a number of Republicans, it must be confessed), giving the illusion of getting everything they wanted and more, but you continue to hold back the power play. Bravo! And having your troops whine about how tired they are?* A strategic masterstroke!

The GOP is 100% right to return you to the traditional and richly deserved senate minority leadership prize. No politician in my memory has been so badly bent over a sawhorse and buggered (my little salute to DADT repeal) by the (nominal) opposition during a lame duck session, but just because the front wheels have gone off the cliff is no reason to change drivers. Go get ‘em in 2011!

Mr. niteowl77

*Note to the Honorable Mr. Burr: my son is still under canvas in Afghanistan, and he not only won’t get to come home for Christmas early, he isn’t going to be able to spend ANY of this Christmas season in CONUS... yet AGAIN! He’s tired too, but then people depend on him doing his job and and doing it right, and so he has to stay there in order to...
Hey! You are in the same boat, too! How about that? Funny how people handle things differently.”


44 posted on 12/22/2010 1:18:22 PM PST by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I do mind them stewing me in their own juices.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

How to purge a RINO:

The massive Tea Party events and public outcry don’t matter to a RINO, election results don’t matter to a RINO, emails, letters, phone calls and news editorials don’t matter to a RINO. Their talk of conservatism is just that, talk to get elected. These turncoats need purging and here’s how.

Plan is offense, not defense.

The true conservatives in Congress, ‘standing together as a united body’, need to publicly call out these traitorous RINOs and force their hand. The war can only be won from within. Massive fair media exposure of these events pasted for all to see.

Bam… RINO is toast


45 posted on 12/22/2010 1:19:26 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: DarthVader

Amen.


46 posted on 12/22/2010 1:19:39 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We have no choice but to rebuild America from the foundations up. www.AIPNews.com)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Oh great. He is not running again in 2012. That is just great. Now the Dems have a guarantee vote for anything that might interest Cochran. I hate these Senators sometimes. The ONLY thing IIRC that did not pass during these last two weeks was the illegal bill. I am sure that it will pass when the new congress comes in. McCain and Graham will begin their decent back to liberals after seeing these other Republicans voting for bills they wish they could vote for.


47 posted on 12/22/2010 1:20:51 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: R0CK3T
I was stationed at a Nike Hercules missile site in the late 60s and know fair well that they were capable of defending this country against all USSR bomber fleets. Even though they were nuclear tipped and could not only be used as a ground to air but ground to ground, they were all shut down when the dumb decision was made to go offensive only. ICBMs were just coming on line and our gov didn't think they needed defensive weapons.

If you are interested in what we (used) to have to defend our country go to Site Summit Alaska

That's the Nike site I served on for 2 years.

48 posted on 12/22/2010 1:21:51 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Jim Scott

...etc...No, Senator McConnell, don’t you dare come around here trying to talk tough...etc...
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I will say one thing for the D’s.
In similar circumstances, the 10 TRAITORS (3 are through anyway) would be vying for being in charge of the guy that cleans the heads etc when it came to committee assignments.
Same for the TRAITORS in the DADT debacle.
So, I guess our fearless so called ‘leaders’ (barf) traded the partial stopping of money bill and handed the D’s these others on a silver platter.
This ‘lame duck’ session is reminding me of “Damn Yankees”, just waiting for someone to start singing “Whatever Lola Wants”, as the spineless SOB’s certainly did sell their souls to the Devil.
If they had done this much ‘work’ in the preceding 2 years we would really be in deep kimchi.


49 posted on 12/22/2010 1:22:10 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

UNBELIEVABLE.

Just UNBELIEVABLE!

Remember a day when we didn’t surrender to hostile states and politicians were proud of our nation?


50 posted on 12/22/2010 1:23:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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