Skip to comments.Gun Bill Passes Senate Cloture, Despite the Fact that No Senator Has Actually Seen It
Posted on 04/12/2013 7:03:16 PM PDT by True Grit
The gun bill passed cloture in the Senate with 68 votes today.
How does this happen, in what we are told is the worlds greatest deliberative body, when senators have not even seen the text of the legislation?
Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before the vote to move gun-control legislation forward, Mike Lee (R., Utah) urged postponing the cloture vote because none of his Senate colleagues has yet had a chance to read the entire bill. Were trying to prevent the ability of members to push through legislation before anyone has had the time to read and evaluate the language, Lee said. As of this morning, as of this very moment, not a single senator has been provided the legislative text of the background-check provision proposed yesterday by senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, which Lee said was the centerpiece of this legislation.
The cloture vote does not guarantee that the bill will pass, but it does now put it up to a simple majority vote in the Senate. Democrats have the majority in the Senate, and often vote with their party rather than vote with what their constituents want. They did that very thing when they passed ObamaCare, and had not read that bill before passing it either. Democrat Mary Landrieu, for instance, is from a red state, but shell do what the party tells her to do after extracting some meaningless concessions. The pressure will then mount on the House to kill it. Obamas political army OFA is already emailing its minions to keep the pressure up on Congress to pass the bill which no one has actually read.
But table that for a minute. President Obama promised that Americans would have 72 hours to read bills, which would be posted online, before they would be voted on or passed. Instead of that, we have an opaque government that continues voting on laws that even members of Congress have not read.
This is unacceptable in a republic. We should not be passing bills in order to find out what is in them.
It's the law.
It’s all a farce now.
Has been since Obamacare was “deemed passed”.
it was a farce before this.
try the patriot act.
Indeed . . . a senate rubber-stamping a chief executive means the end of a republic.
See #7. Imagine Pat Toomey on a yacht with Jue Machin, Chuck Schumer, Weiner #9 and a bunch of DC call girls, all the staterooms and living spaces bugged for sound and video, booze flowing, then predictably, the Rube was taken by the carnies at the county fair and both scalped and converted at the same time.
I meant Joe above. Typo.
Anyone voting for any of the 19 Senators after they voted for cloture without reading the bill.....you need to take yourself on over to DU now.....
Like we have seen before, we are walking up the planks and into the cars quietly and in an ordely fashion.
WAKE THE F UP!
America is gone. The Commies have taken over.
Welcome to the American Empire.
F’N idiots will never learn.
The Total transformation of America, as promised!
a.k.a. The Pelosi Doctrine
Thank you my two useless Tennessee Senators LaModerate Alexander and See Sawing Republicant Corker. I think LaModerate’s term is almost up. Time for him to go.
I think it's called the New Socialist Caliphate of the Western Hemisphere.
Maybe...just maybe these congresspeople can’t read. Also there is this little thing about an oath they took to defend that pesky anti-commie Constitution.
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