Skip to comments.Senate votes 82-15 in first step to debate immigration reform
Posted on 06/11/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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If the roots of this don’t go back to April 9, 1865; maybe they go to March 31, 2005, when the American people cheered as a helpless disabled woman was starved before our eyes.
I agree with you that GA has hardly ever elected anyone good, and I doubt that will change.
I looked carefully at your list and did not see my traitorous idiotic senator LaRaza Rubio’s name. Then I figured you may have been counting him as a democrat already which would be appropriate.
If he skipped the vote, I’m sure it’s because he does not want to be on record as voting yes. He will be up for re-election in 4 years and the fraudulent “conservative” wants to be able to remind everyone of his high ACU rating when he runs.
Boehner will certainly sell us out. Past is Prologue.
It’s good that Republican voters tend to be individuals; but the crisis is too great to quarrel over four or five “conservative” primary candidates and then allow the liberal to win by default.
You must be reading Toomey’s mind, but Toomey will never get 1,302-0 in select Philadelphia precincts.
Actually we are probably going to replace Chambliss next year with now rep Paul Broun a hair on fire conservative.
I have nearly given up ... Praise God He let me live when He did ... and Praise God He let me be alive long enough to see what America and Americans were warned of coming to pass. I know not what God has in store for me in the coming near time ... I Praise Him though for what He has allowed me to see.
REMEMBER THAT 16 REPUBLICANS VOTED FOR CLOTURE ON THE GUN BILL AS WELL! IT’S NOT OVER! KEEP CALLING!
You got a problem with me including my friend AuntB ???
I think you broke the code.It has been downhill for the GOP and America ever since.
Folks may want to read the following post from earlier today.
Wake Up! (Republican Elite Pushing Immigration Bill)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:36:48 PM · by mojito · 31 replies
Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/2013 | Mickey Kaus
Meh. So, there are a lot of pussified asshats in the senate who think it has some meaning to anyone but their fellow toe-tapping butt buddies to be ‘reasonable’ and ‘have the debate’.
The rubber meets the road when it’s time to end debate. People went ballistic about the gun bill getting it’s first vote to start debate and it did pass the 60 vote threshold to end debate. Time will tell if this does.
On a related note: I wonder if Mark Kirk had another stroke or if the effects of the first one made him push the wrong button.
Did I say that?
Having recently reread a history of the French revolution, I feel that it appears to be the eventual outcome of the current Alice-in-Wonderland “bizarrity”. Time will tell.
...it did NOT pass the 60 vote threshold...
I don’t know much about the French Revolution, but they were an advanced cultured society that spun out of control and into mayhem and chaos rather easily.
We have never experienced this, but how can we think defying natural laws will result in a different ending?
What is telling though is nothing is changing for the better. We are told these issues are not going away (all of these issues) by leaders. They keep coming back, over and over and over. These issues should not even be up for debate yet consistently they make it to the floor for debate. Guns aka the Second, Free Speech aka the First and what is illegal should be legal. This causes angst where there should be none over what should be decided issues in America. Eventually one looks at the homosexual agenda and then the moslem agenda and one sees them winning when they should not be winning. I have voted since was of legal age and done my best to obey the law, and what is the government that is supposed to be representing America and Americans doing? Is heartbreaking.
Im hopeful that well have a product come out of the committee by the end of June, Bohener said. I believe that its important for the House to work its will on this issue. And I would expect that a House bill will be to the right of where the Senate is.
And just for good measure, the NSA hacked the voting machines.
Procedurally, do they have to vote again on cloture after the bill is debated and amended on the Senate floor? Or will it take just 51 votes to get out of the Senate?
They have to vote once to start debate (60 votes), once to end debate (60 votes) and then once on the bill, if it gets through both (50 votes).
Why bother to hack the voting machines when the media reports what they are paid to report. There is no such thing as a Free Press. They are paid well during Presidential Campaigns.
If that is the case, we have one more shot stopping this by voting no for cloture, correct?
I just returned from the county Registrar of Voters office. When I told them I wanted to change my registration they asked if it was a change of address or party affiliation. I told them ‘affiliation’ to which the person said a number of people had come in today to change affiliation, that it is unusual at this time of year to have any changes and to have so many affiliation changes and all on the same day was unusual. I made some remark about ‘current events’ which got a little bit of a smile.
This area is predominately Republican. Hope they hurt.
Make it happen. Make them hurt. Change your affiliation. Give them no money. Give them no quarter.
Cornyn. What a Judas!
Yep! I’ve been trying to call his D.C. office for two days and there isn’t a human to be found to answer the phone and the voice mailboxes are full. He is in hiding and so is his staff. What a coward he is. I’ll remember this.
Rand? Rand Paul? Yoohoo ... Rand?
FB is owned by the government. Zuckerberg is the “face” of facebook. Just my opinion.
I don’t know anyone who cheered that. Don’t get what you are saying here.
I now understand after the NSA corruption and both sides calling him a traitor when he hasn’t even given anything anyway but to tell the world they are spying on us all that we have one party with slight disagreements.
It’s an old boys club from ivy league schools who are told that they are the ruling class and we are peasants and it is a case of the ruling class and the workers.
They only want us when election time and ignore us later
I actually did get through yesterday. They were pleasant and said they’d pass on my message.
I’m sure he really cares what we think. /s
Don’t know why I waste my time. Just still trying to do the right thing.
Why, her slaughter had something like 70 percent approval of the American people.
To my knowledge no one of stature is preparing to challenge Cornyn the March 4 primary. Even George P. Bush lacks opposition at this point for land commissioner. The elites run TX.
Rand Paul is another Libertarian who is selling out his country in pursuit of a misguided ideal. Individual liberty can only exist within a constitutional republic that, above all else, protects its citizens through defended borders. Paul’s open border madness invites anarchy.
Yes, there’s another chance. There are a bunch of pansies in the senate who think that they’re being ‘unreasonable’ by not ‘having a debate’, so the numbers will likely look a lot different in the vote to end debate. I don’t know if they have the 60 or not. Last I heard, they did not have the votes to end debate. We’ll have to see.
Passing immigration reform would be throwing a life preserver to Obama and the Dems. It would also transform this country forever.
I see my 2 GA TURDS couldn’t fall over themselves fast enough to vote yea... How is a RED State like GA stuck with these two? I can’t wait to cast my vote for a new Senator...
Hell bent on destroying the country. The whole damn lot of them!
Believe you’d better reassess....There are too few (L) in Congress; it’s the GOP itself whom is selling off the farm from underneath our feet.
Paul may have said he’d see what’s coming; it’s your GOP ‘leadership’ that’s happily bending over to take it up the shoot. There was a chance to remove Boehner, and no one took it.
Blame the GOP, not the (L), whom have little clout in the whole affair.
Teddy, that reminds me. Jeb Bush is at a Presidential hopeful DC Christian Conference right now. He’s a luciferian and he starved Terri for his older brother. We are all Terri now. Our rights under The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are being starved.
I know how you must feel, floriduh voter, for having voted for Rubio. At least you can say you acted as an honest broker and went with the info you had at the time.
Now, I am itching to vote out John Cornyn, but no one dares challenge him. And George P. Bush, Jebbie’s boy, is now unopposed for land commissioner of TX, an administrative job over the leasing of state-owned lands.
How does that “We gotta vote republican no matter what/principles don’t matter/purists are killing the party/lesser evil” sandwich taste?
This is what you get for it folks. The next time you see a psuedocon spouting this crap, be sure to thank them.
“The four Republican members of the Gang of Eight Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R- Ariz.) were joined by more than 20 other GOP senators in voting to advance the debate. That strong support is expected to dwindle if certain amendments aren’t agreed to.”
B.S. The strong support will dwindle when certain pubbies who are up for election vote against amnesty only because they know it is going through anyway. I hate all of them for thinking we are this stupid.
I am EXTREMELY irritated with Sen. Ron Johnson. He WAS our grassroots tea party candidate. Et tu, Brute Johnson??
One of the first steps down a very slippery slope.
God Bless, Teri!
Why are they all bound and determined to destroy the country? Don’t they realize that they’ll go down with the ship, too?