Skip to comments.Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT by IbJensen
Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.
Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster.
What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage.
Several Republican Senators intend to vote against the filibuster, but then vote against the overall bill. This is too clever by half. The GOP does not control the Senate as the GOP is want to say every time they dont want to fight.
Their only power to block a gun control bill is to unite and filibuster.
Voting for cloture is voting for the gun control bill because, again, as the GOP reminds us, they are not in the majority. The only way to stop it is to filibuster.
McCain, the infamous hoarse whisperer along with his Senate pals, has become RINO pondscum. Juan, et al, is unworthy of anything but approbation from real Americans and is a disgrace to his office and the State he supposedly represents.
He, and his Rino admirers, cheapens the sacrifice of every soldier that ever fought for this Nation. His accomplishments while a U. S. Navy officer are destroying several expensive aircraft while grandstanding and being captured after his last crash by the North Vietnamese. He has since returned to Vietnam to kiss their asses.
These people are amazingly weak. Rand Paul’s last filibuster did more to bolster the Republican reputation than any other effort in 10 years. Not even a close second. These incompetent leaders need to be removed.
Guess those senators just don’t want to be senators any more.
It how they roll -- always down hill and as far away from principle as they can get. The weak and stupid party.
“...Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul”
When this asshats finally come to realize they are NOT going to win elections in most of the northeast and decide to vote with the voice of the remainder of the country they will cease being useful idiots.
All they need to do is simply say if you want to change the second amendment, there is a provision to do it...go ahead. Passing laws limiting an inalienable right are not just unconstitutional, they are demonic.
Tyrant Kim Un Hussein must be very pleased that his efforts to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are progressing so easily.
Sounds like they’re more scared of obama.
They had a show. Now the show is over and they are back to who they really are.
Because it shakes up the “establishment”
We’re all anti-constitution, anti-American, anti-individual, anti-life, pro-tyranny socialists/totalitarians now? DEPOPULATE every one of them from the body politic. Enough of their socialist-engineering agenda. BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM.
live - free - republic
In the debates, these points need to be made repeatedly:
Mandatory Background checks accomplish NOTHING to impede crime or the criminal.
Limiting Magazine Capacity does NOTHING to impede the criminal, or make citizens safer.
So, WHY are these measures being pushed so hard?
Who would benefit from these restrictions?
ONLY a Fascist government, attempting to manage an advantage over it’s citizenry would benefit.
Those supporting the filibuster are the very ones who are doing the right thing. Those people will be rewarded since they are representing the constitution. They must be encouraged to soldier on and to be brave. As we know, anytime there is a piece of important legislation, the McCain rino types cave to agree with the liberals. Why even be in the republican party. They need to be removed at some point. This would not be happening if not for the Snows and McCains and the others alike. Now, friction because the speaker is not conservative enough to unite the fractions like the corrupt democrats seem to always do.
What part of "...support and defend the Constitution of the United States..." is so hard to remember?
I CAN'T STAND THESE FOOLS ON THE HILL!
They have no RIGHT to even suggest or debate changing the Second Amendment.
He is NUTS!
No guts. No principles. No fortitude. For sale to the highest bidder - definition of a Senator (R). They allow the AC in the WH to continue his ascension to the throne for promises of cash sent to their states.
McCain has gone RHINO big time lately. I think Alzheimer’s has finally taken hold of the man.
With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?
I guess we are just going to have to conceal the weaponry we already have, and find non-conventional ways to resist when the physical search for them begins in earnest.
Crossbows with a large supply of fleches, machetes and various rigged IED road mines, using the example the Taliban and al-Qaeda have set, may be the way this will be nullified. If the cost to subjugate the wider part of the territory once known as “the United States of America” is too high, the would-be emperor and his minions will retreat to their “safe” enclaves.
Because they marched in very conspicuous fashion, it was easy to spot and track the British Redcoats during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, while the Americans could rely on their knowledge of the terrain and lay ambushes at critical points while the Redcoats were moving.
At the very least, containing the oppressors in their bunkers, and starving them out, will eventually cause them to surrender.
I think that they’re all bought and paid for.That or Obama has their FBI files detailing perverse behavior that would land them in prison if released.
quote “What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage”
they are not ‘failing to see” anything. They know darn well what the consequences of the cloture vote are.
Opposition is interfering with their tee times and makes their cocktail parties too uncomfortable. /sarc
I despise Juan McCain.
I think it's just as likely that they're a bunch of liars. Are politicians in office to serve us or are they there to pursue their pet causes? My feeling is that the second eventually wins out.
Because they are afraid of everything. Just like a team that is perpetually in last place, the GOPe has a losers mentality.
Ayn Rand: “In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.”
Whenever republicans “compromise” with democrats the constitution takes another direct hit.
A compromise is nothing more than giving democrats a win but cloaking it in other terms to make it sound better.
Every compromise is a loss for patriots and conservatives and a win for anti-constitutional Nanny Staters.
Democrats are happy to advance their agenda by chipping away a little at a time. Like water eroding a rock - sooner or later they will gradually erode our culture and constitution until they are lost.
Hes always been this way, trying to live up to his father and grandfather, both better men than he.
No, what YOU (the author) fail to see is that THERE SHOULD BE NO 'VOTING' ON WHETHER WE GET TO KEEP OUR RIGHTS
There is a reason I voted against McCain and for a democrat the last time he ran. It was the first democrat I’ve voted for in many years, but since one was going to be the next senator regardless...
They can all just piss off and go to hell. Voting has become nearly pointless.
McCain has a been a useless RINO for a long time.
They want all the perks that come with being a senator but they don’t want any of the responsibility of being the leadership party....They want to bitch and complain and put on a dog and pony show, before going along with the Rats.
The Democrats are getting what they want! WTF does no mean NO to these damn people!!
If the Republicans won’t fight for us, why should we fight for them?
they know they’ll still get voted in because we have millions upon million of voters who have not a frigging clue what they’re voting for, R or D, , sorry S for socialist.
The media will never inform the masses of what is really happening, hell our house is closed, the house we pay for and they have concerts and vacations and not hardly a peep from the stupid party or the media.
The GOP should have been calling a press conference and pointing this out and how out of touch the white house is but alas no, instead they do nothing and think the media might report this.
If you want to hit the Obama’s then take their vacations away, take the golf away, take the concerts and fancy dinners, and flying about on our dime for fund raising.
The free loading wife would go nuts and never want to give up her freebies
agree and then I also think the communists and socialist in power have been bugging many of the republicans and have dirt on them as well as the judges on the supreme court
To be treated accordingly.
The Republican bastards know exactly what they are doing and that's stabbing us in the back again.
Except for a few, we have no Senators representing us.
FU Republican Party, you're are dead.
Well they don’t call it a Roll Call for nothing
Actually it is not surprising. Must keep an intact record and make certain the public is bent over.
Republicans do this on every major bill. They categorically refuse to provide opposition where it will do the most good for the people of the United States and the defense of the Constitution.
But they can still go home and claim they voted against gun control, even as they enable the traitors who are subverting the popular will.
This is why the Republican Party needs to be replaced. When Erick “GOP Uber Alles” Erickson is ready to admit that, he’ll take a big step in the right direction. And the Right direction as well.
With the homo-marriage republican and the doofus democrat giving FOURTY YEAR/PERMANENT RECORDS registration this is 100% disgusting.
DC Republicans can not be trusted with out civil rights.
the MSM whores are already gone. FNF this am was reporting ON A REPORTERS FAMILY while the rest of the MSM was deliviering the “just a first step” message to supporters and reporting a push poll.
National Review Online recently reported on something you didnt hear from the lame-stream media. When Rand Paul staged his now famous 13-hour filibuster the polls showed a 50-point shift in public opinion toward his position.
Senator Mike Lee commented: Once it became clear what the principle was that was being stood for, the public naturally followed.
When Paul staged his first filibuster... we didnt see it coming. We had no warning and we had no time to mount a campaign of support.
But now that we know what may be coming, we have no excuse not to make our voices heard and help make it happen.
The republicans in the house will fold even quicker. The filibuster is the last line of defense.
I don’t recall - when is McLame up for reelection again - is it 2014 or 2016?
Do you think JD Hayworth will run again?
Cannot wait till SanFran-nan comes out and says, “We passed it. Now we can tell you what’s in it.”
That's entirely up to us. If we don't DO SOMETHING, they are there to pursue their pet causes.
background checks is just code for registration.
the left wingers want permanenet records.
this takes records from 90 DAYS and makes it 40 YEARS.