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Mitch McConnell Votes to Fund Obamacare
Red State ^ | 3/21/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 03/21/2013 4:23:56 AM PDT by IbJensen

Hey, remember that awesome CPAC speech by Mitch McConnell?

The one where Mitch McConnell said — and I quote — “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch. And we’re not backing down from this fight.”

And the same speech where Mitch McConnell also said, “This law is a disaster, and anybody who thinks we’ve moved beyond it is dead wrong.”

Well, as I told you, Mitch McConnell excels at saying one thing and doing another. Yesterday, Mitch McConnell voted to fund Obamacare.

Hey Utah, he joined Orrin Hatch in doing so. Remember, just last year on the campaign trail Orrin Hatch told you all how he was going to absolutely fight to rid us of Obamacare at all costs. And he got a large portion of the conservative movement to cheer him on as a result.

Yeah, that Orrin Hatch voted to fund Obamacare too.

And now for the punchline — the majority of the Republicans in the Senate voted against funding Obamacare. McConnell and Hatch were in the minority of Republicans who chose to side with the Democrats and fund Obamacare.

Here is the full list of the Republicans who voted for the Ted Cruz amendment to defund Obamacare, but then flipped their votes to actually vote to fund Obamacare : ◾Alexander (R-TN)

◾Barrasso (R-WY)

◾Blunt (R-MO)

◾Boozman (R-AR)

◾Chambliss (R-GA)

◾Coats (R-IN)

◾Cochran (R-MS)

◾Collins (R-ME)

◾Corker (R-TN)

◾Cornyn (R-TX)

◾Hatch (R-UT)

◾Hoeven (R-ND)

◾Isakson (R-GA)

◾Johanns (R-NE)

◾McConnell (R-KY)

◾Murkowski (R-AK)

◾Sessions (R-AL)

◾Shelby (R-AL)

◾Thune (R-SD)

◾Wicker (R-MS)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 113th; authorondrugs; bhohealthcare; congress; federalspending; goodbyeusa; govtabuse; hyperventilating; mcconnell; muchadoaboutnothing; nsarticle; obamacare; stupidparty; tyranny; welfarestate
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Mitch is a bitch! Get rid of this weasel!

Rescind all the waivers - Congress, the pres, unions - they ALL have to be in it! That'll get rid of it quicker than a bum goin' for a free baloney sandwich.

Why didn't Rand Paul, or another 'brave' Republicrat, use the filibuster to stop this? Clearly, the votes weren't there to do it but it would have been a way to draw attention to the fact that Obamacare is going forward. Isn't this actual outrage at least as important as a theoretical abuse of drone strikes?

America continues to drown while the supposed lifeguards are on a lunch break.

1 posted on 03/21/2013 4:23:56 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

It’s all politics... All of the time.

But as a Kentucky voter... I WILL remember and vote against him in the Primary. Unfortunately if he wins that I will have to vote for him in the General election. I mean seriously folks... Mitch McConnell or Ashley Judd. Dear Lord above, it gives me a shiver of terror.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 4:27:59 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: IbJensen

Back stabbing, two-faced crooks.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 4:28:26 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: IbJensen

Cruel reality that conservatives must face is that the GOP, and especially their multinational corporation funders, support ObamaCare. Next it will be extended to Illegal Aliens via Amnesty


4 posted on 03/21/2013 4:40:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: IbJensen
waste of skin RINO

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5 posted on 03/21/2013 4:41:06 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

> waste of skin RINO
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Decision making process

Who pays me the most money? I better pander to that group first.

If it’s PC related stick my finger and make my decision based on which voter base will benefit me most

No one’s heard from me in awhile and I’m not getting enough attention, donations, or people ringing my bell for special favors for which I receive “consulting” (kickback or special interest payoffs)


6 posted on 03/21/2013 4:48:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: IbJensen

7 posted on 03/21/2013 4:50:51 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: The Working Man

Have a third party real conservative candidate ready if Mitch wins the primary.

RINO’s like him will be no different than Dems in driving us over the edge into total financial collapse.

BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND NO MORE VOTES FOR RINO’S........


8 posted on 03/21/2013 4:54:13 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: IbJensen

A pox on all of them!


9 posted on 03/21/2013 4:56:37 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: IbJensen
RE :”The one where Mitch McConnell said — and I quote — “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch. And we’re not backing down from this fight.”

In 2010 McConnell said his #1 job was to make sure that Obamna WAS NOT re-elected; he said it just because he knew the dog whistle crowd just loves that kind of empty rhetoric.

Well he failed #1, so why is he still in that position?

I assume this is not the first CR that he has voted for, nor will it be the last.

10 posted on 03/21/2013 4:58:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: The Working Man

Well there is an old saying. “He can be replaced by an idiot.”

Might as well vote for the idiot Ashley Judd as vote for the two faced POS you already have.

What difference does it make if a Democrat votes with Democrats or if a Republican votes with Democrats. Either way the Democrat wins.

Send a message to Mitch.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 5:02:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nextrush

“Have a third party real conservative candidate ready if Mitch wins the primary”

Sounds like a bad idea, Mitch needs to be primaried period. All a third party candidate gets you is a Hollywood Marxist as the new Senator from KY.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 5:02:58 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: IbJensen
WSJ Comment Suggests Opinions Of Elderly Are Irrelevant.

"In response to the Wall Street Journal piece, “Palin’s Book: The Overview”, a commenter added this example of liberal tolerance…"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2387156/posts


13 posted on 03/21/2013 5:03:20 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: The Working Man

Ashley Judd. She’s awful. Vote for her.

Let the whole thing get really bad quickly instead of the death by a thousand cuts these Horrible, horrible, cowardly republican enablers are handing us.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT by stanne
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To: IbJensen

Republicans are just Democrats in sheep clothing.

They are led by cowering, lying, backstabbers like
Boehner, Romney, Rove, and McConnell who support
ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE, open borders, and truly
hate the American people.

America needs conservatives, not Republican clowns
and traitors like McConnell.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 5:15:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: IbJensen

See my tagline...


16 posted on 03/21/2013 5:19:19 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: IbJensen

Cornyn voted yes. I am even MORE disappointed in this. I thought he was better than McConnell!

Off with their heads!...at the ballot box!


17 posted on 03/21/2013 5:20:44 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: IbJensen

The time for CWII is near. The one party system needs to be ripped apart, along with the tyrants and traitors in Congress.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 5:24:15 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: IbJensen

Hard for me to imagine that bayitch from AK voted along with Cruz then flipped her vote.

The others are more believable.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 5:24:48 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: LUV W
Off with their heads!...at the ballot box!

Because that's worked so well in the past?

Sorry, but voting DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE.

20 posted on 03/21/2013 5:27:11 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: dontreadthis
No, this is Mitch's Party symbol:


21 posted on 03/21/2013 5:27:30 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: unixfox
They just pretend to not agree with each other UNTIL THE CAMERA IS TURNED OFF AND PACKED AWAY. Then it's off to a Morton Steakhouse for dinner. It IS ONE PARTY NOW !
22 posted on 03/21/2013 5:29:21 AM PDT by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: unixfox

Um....I don’t think we can REALLY “off with their heads”. :)


23 posted on 03/21/2013 5:33:50 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: COBOL2Java

?, sorry


24 posted on 03/21/2013 5:34:53 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: LUV W
Um....I don’t think we can REALLY “off with their heads”. :)

You're right. I say burn em alive. Right after they have been tarred and feathered.

25 posted on 03/21/2013 5:37:56 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: dontreadthis
?, sorry

The GOP elephant is holding the coat of arms used by Vichy France.

26 posted on 03/21/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

27 posted on 03/21/2013 5:47:55 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: IbJensen

Well I did not think Ashley Judd had a chance in H**l to win the election but I think good old Mitch might of just handed her the WIN with this vote! What a Dufus


28 posted on 03/21/2013 5:54:43 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: dontreadthis

Hey! Boehner’s Dad!


29 posted on 03/21/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

30 posted on 03/21/2013 6:06:02 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: IbJensen
It's not like THEY have to live with Obamacare like the rest of us peons do.
31 posted on 03/21/2013 6:08:29 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: IbJensen; Diogenesis; LUV W; COBOL2Java; Earthdweller
Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

32 posted on 03/21/2013 6:08:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: IbJensen

The good news is we have a list of the people to send home out of our house. Time to that bad boy up- after decades of continuous frat parties. We don’t have to guess who is stealing our freedoms and turning our government into an Animal House party. Just look at the list. :)

Thanks for lining up for us- “Republicans who lick Obama’s boots”.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 6:09:36 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: unixfox; LUV W
The time of the ballot box is over.

The time of the mail box has passed.

The time of the soap box is rapidly ending.

That leaves only one box left.

Get yours, while it's still legal...

34 posted on 03/21/2013 6:10:19 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: IbJensen

Sessions voted for this!?! None of the rest on this list surprises me but I can’t believe he did this. If he’ll stab you in the back then they all will. It’s time for a new party. Off to hell Republican Party!!! I loathe you more than ANY Democrat I can think of!! To hell with you!!!


35 posted on 03/21/2013 6:15:31 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: IbJensen

Was this bundled with the Military Appropriations Bill?

Was this a clochure vote?

I could not find the vote on senate.gov


36 posted on 03/21/2013 6:19:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: IbJensen

It’s pretty bad when you are voting to the LEFT of Lindsey Graham and John McCain...

Cornyn was a traitor as well....


37 posted on 03/21/2013 6:31:01 AM PDT by plewis1250 (The pecking order: Christian, American, Conservative, Republican)
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To: IbJensen

Maybe their idea and method of stopping Obamacare doesn’t include this vote.

I am serious.

There is more than one way to skin a cat.


38 posted on 03/21/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Old Sarge
Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference


39 posted on 03/21/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Venturer

Not voting third party conservative is why we are always in this predicament.

If you continue to ignore third party conservatives...the GOP knows they can keep running liberals....you play right into the GOP Liberals hands. Your idea has failed way too many times


40 posted on 03/21/2013 6:39:01 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: IbJensen

Keep paying your taxes, keep voting. Eventually something will change.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: All

Red Team/Blue Team the same team...


42 posted on 03/21/2013 6:49:29 AM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: IbJensen

It’s cause they know they have their current healthcare plan for life which is exempt from Obamacare.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: IbJensen
John Cornyn pisses me off!

I was hoping Ted Cruz's popularity would have an influence on the Sr. Senator from Texas, but it hasn't.

44 posted on 03/21/2013 6:58:37 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: unixfox
The time for CWII is near. The one party system needs to be ripped apart, along with the tyrants and traitors in Congress.

The time is well past time for CWII to start. I have been waiting since 2007 when "San Francisco values" took over Congress.
45 posted on 03/21/2013 7:02:05 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: b4its2late

Perhaps the new conservative revolutionary government will take it away from them.

Some may lose more than their free health care.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 7:02:32 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Old Sarge
FOUR THUMBS UP!!!
47 posted on 03/21/2013 7:05:25 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: IbJensen
H.R. 933 (Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
48 posted on 03/21/2013 7:10:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DAC21
“Sounds like a bad idea, Mitch needs to be primaried period. All a third party candidate gets you is a Hollywood Marxist as the new Senator from KY.”
________________________________________________

Sorry FRiend, but the burden is on you, and other “Third Parties Just Don't Work” folks to tell us what staying Republicans has gotten us? ((Crickets)).

Sorry, but the GOP needs to die (politically)! If there ever was time for a third party (read: new GOP) it is now. The GOP is beyond saving at this point.

You want to hold onto this dream about taking the GOP back from the GOPe, well, you go right ahead. I'm done!

49 posted on 03/21/2013 7:19:30 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: The Working Man; Venturer
In Kentucky, prominent Democrats wooing Alison Lundergan Grimes, not Ashley Judd, March 19, 2013

You may not have to worry about Ashley Judd. Apparently some big league RATS think she's radioactive.

50 posted on 03/21/2013 7:30:15 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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