Skip to comments.Senate Republicans Must Oppose Cloture to Stop Harry Reid's Plan to Fund Obamacare
Posted on 09/21/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by FR_addict
"Any Republican who votes for cloture is voting to fund Obamacare."
ALEXANDRIA, VA Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) called on Senate Republicans to oppose cloture on Harry Reid's attempt to fund Obamacare with a simple majority.
SCF Executive Director, Matt Hoskins, made the following statement:
"Americans won a major victory today when the House passed legislation to fund the government without funding Obamacare, but now the debate shifts to the Senate where Harry Reid and the Democrats will try to fund Obamacare. The Democrats have a plan to fund Obamacare, but Republicans can stop it if they stick together.
(Excerpt) Read more at senateconservatives.com ...
Send the above statement to your SENATOR, so they know we are paying attention.
I wanted to make sure everyone knows what the next step is. Republicans in the Senate must NOT vote for cloture. Ted Cruz and others can then filibuster as long as they need to.
Thank you! I’ll spread the word. :)
From the article:
“Harry Reid needs 60 votes to approve his plan to fund Obamacare. If 41 Republicans stand strong and oppose cloture, they can defeat Reid’s plan to fund Obamacare. However, if Republicans waffle and vote for cloture, it will grease the skids for Reid’s plan to fund Obamacare. It’s pretty simple any Republican who votes for cloture is voting to fund Obamacare.
If the Republicans can stop cloture in the Senate, it seems to me the House Republicans could then vote on bills to fund specifics, (Defense, Social Security, etc...) and dare the Senate Democrats to vote against specific funding bills.
If the Republicans in the House and Senate work together, this is doable.
Best Case Scenario:
House passes CR w/o Obamacare and sends to the Senate.
Harry Reid twiddles it to a stall.
Senate eliminates the Obamacare condition and passes a full CR.
Full CR passes the House, President signs
Obamacare totters ahead, enrollments miss their mark, more people are enraged as Jobs shrink, insurance costs skyrocket, more stories about people being kicked off employer plans, etc.
GOP says, “who, us? We tried to kill it but the Dems put their arms around it again. Now they own it.
2014, Senate falls to the GOP and the House loses even more Democrats.
That’s what I call a win-win.
Best case scenario is to stop it before it becomes law.
The Senate Republicans can filibuster if they get their 41 Senators. And Boehner can pass individual bills to keep the government going and send them to the Senate for passage.
Assad got Obama to blink. The American people can stand together and get him to blink.
This is good, right on the money advice!!! We must get to the whimp RINOs and threatened Democrat Senators facing re-election in November, 2014. But.....we, the American people need to do more then that!!! We can insure victory in the Senate by continuing to sign and endorse the Lee/Cruz petition to defund Obamacare. Yes....defunding Obamacare is paramount....but, far more important, is the destruction of the Obama Presidency and Democrat Party!!!
I urge all Freepers, Conservatives, Republicans, Reagan Democrats, Union members (rank & file), Senior citizens, Young folks, Blacks, Hispanics, Minorities, etc., American citizens to sign and endorse the Lee/Cruz petition.
Yes.....it stands for defeating Obamacare, but it also stands for, and would produce good paying jobs, a strong growing economy, great opportunities, the maintenance of the greastest medical care in the world, and most of all, Freedom, Equality for all citizens, Liberty, Good education, Great opportunities for all citizens, etc., all the things that Obama and the Democrats have taken away from the American people in their quest for total control and political power over all Americans.
It would also reverse the diminished stature that the USA is now held in, across the entire world....directly because of the failed Obama driven American foreign policy!!!
So....what to do? First go online and sign/endorse the Lee/Cruz Defund Obamacare Petition right now...TODAY. Second, get on the phone, the internet, your e-mail,etc.,....and get the word out to all folks like us, to do exactly the same. Word of mouth is a most powerful tool...and....is free for the taking!!! Sign, Endorse, Insure a Free, Powerful America, with liberty, justice and equality for all USA citizens. Folks time for action, goodby and see ya later, Barack Obama and all your Democrat Obambots!!! Stay strong, and let’s take our Republic back right now!!! Thirty seconds of action on the internet is all it takes!!!
Sign & Endorse....NOW!!!
Thanks, I just signed the petition today! And just got someone else to sign it too!
My Senator is on the list. He's going to be hearing from me. I already sent email and will try to contact him on Monday.
My Senators (Warner and Kaine) are Dems and will undoubtedly vote for cloture. Sent this anyway jus to let them know my views on what they are about to do...
“If you support the ACA and vote against the House’s CR you will earn the unending scorn and rebuke from you constituents. It will never be forgotten. You will be allowing yourself to be manipulated and your acceptance of an exemption from the ACA for yourself and your staff will mark you as corrupt forever.”
First will be John McShame, and second will be his sock puppet Linda Graham.
Defund, Repeal, Impeach.
I just sent an email to my illustrious Senator, Burr. I think he’s a McCain/Graham wannabe.
Oh, I have in spades....and to their leader.
My friend, you may be interested to know that the current total signatures on the Lee/Cruz Petition at this moment are: 1,580,000 signatures. By Monday evening or late Tuesday morning the petition will pass the 2,000,000 signature level. The timing is good, because the House CR with the Defend Obamacare add-on will just being looked over in the Senate. Reid will need at least a week, or a bit more to get it to a vote in the Senate!!! By the end of next week, the petition could be approaching 3,000,000 legitimate signatures.....and hopefully lots more, if only the faithful will take the simple action to endorse the petition in massive numbers.
Remember....this excellent petition is the American people speaking to their representatives, both Democrat & Republican. Please help....the best you can. I am doing this for one reason and, one reason only.......I want my children, now grown, and grandchildren to enjoy America the way that I did!!! Have fun & LOL!!!
Any Republican who doesn’t back the defunding of this monster had better check the location of his unemployment office because WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU! All through pussy- footing around with you and your ilk!
It really doesn’t matter what the senate does. Reid’s senate will never go along with Republicans. That’s a given. But the senate doesn’t even matter on this one, nor does Obama.
The real strategy is to have the Republican controlled House NOT fund Obamacare under any circumstances whatsoever.
They must reject whatever the senate sends back to them that enables Obamacare to go forward. Then they should begin passing “clean” bills to fund the legitimate and essential departments of government, one at a time.
If Reid and Obama block each one, you just continue with the next one. Let Obama/Reid say hell no we will not fund the military or whichever department the house chooses to fund next.
Keep rejecting the senate’s obnoxious attempts to amend the bills. The people will recognize and understand who the real villains really are.
But at the same time, keep reminding the people over and over again that Obama/Reid cannot unilaterally block military pay, or social security checks, or medicare payments, or funding for the post office, or the courts, or the air traffic controllers or any other “essential” government service.
If Obama/Reid carry through with THEIR threats to shutdown the government, the main thing that will happen is a whole bunch of federal employees will get laid off. Big deal.
The Republican House controls the purse strings per the constitution. Draw them up taut!!
Let Obama/Reid howl like the petulant spoiled children they are.
The Reaganite Cruz is just the guy who can take the message directly to the people and explain it in terms that will unite the people against the spread-the-wealth-around Marxists. The people do not want this job-killing, nation-wrecking socialist obamacare system. They do not want the government controlling their healthcare.
If the House Republicans hold the line they will be heroes to the American people and the Republicans will be swept into office in landslide victories in 2014.
If they listen to Tokyo Rove and the GOP-e statists and cave, they fail. If they go ahead and fund Obamacare after the majority of the people have told them not to, then I sure as hell would not expect them to be re-elected.
I sent the number of signatures to Drudge. Maybe he will give it some play.
HERE YA GO..
Well said and correcto!
Torches and pitch forks at the ready!
The longest filibuster by a lone Senator went to Strum Thurmond, but evidently a team of Senators were able to filibuster for 57 days.
“Thurmond was not the only lawmaker to filibuster on the issue, however. According to Senate records, teams of senators consumed 57 days filibustering between March 26 and June 19, the day the Civil Rights Act of 1957 passed.”
Rove will be living on Fox News every chance he gets, stabbing us in the back.
The Republicans had better get off their lazy butts and fight back publicly.
Momentum is there to be had for the taking.
The bum in the White House has never been weaker.
If there's anything left to them, they need to follow Ted Cruz's example, FIGHT!
Going to be a long, tough, dirty fight against MSM, Rat and Rino lies.
Scroll down and you'll find it. MAKE THESE CALLS!!
And Ted Cruz and Mike Lee will be right there to take the correct message straight to the people. And like Reagan, they have the ability to unite the people through the message of freedom vs socialism. Americans do not want socialist healthcare. Period. They do not want big government controlling their lives. Rove is a loser. The greedy bastard is in it for himself only, screw the constitution, screw liberty, screw the people. Well, I say screw Tokyo Rove, the big government propaganda artist.
And is subject to losing his seat in 2014.
Whoever funds it, owns it. It’s not that complicated.
Yes! Put pressure on Dems in the Senate (especially those up for re-election) to vote for or against Obamacare!
Come November 2014, anyone supporting this mess will be voted out as the impacts will really start to be felt!
Thanks....good idea!!! Kudos...your way!!!
WoW! So many GOPe who won’t pledge. Mine don’t surprise me. One calls us “hobbits” and the other has been stabbing us in the back since the day after he was elected.
Just for your info: I beat on these RINO deadbeats 24/7 and my Democrat Congress Critter Patrick Murphy, a truly low life Democrat. He cheated and beat Alan West. by a few hundred votes. However, he will lose big time in November, 2014!!!
Have done so with both of my senators. ;-)
Tried to leave a message with Sentator Cornyn, but his voice mailbox is full.
Well, I’m glad at least a lot of other people are leaving messages! I can’t believe he hasn’t pledged to hold the line. (Well, I can believe it but wish it wasn’t so.) I really thought several years ago that he was going to be a good conservative Senator. He sure has been a disappointment.
We know for certain that every Senator, regardless of party, understands the dire effects ObamaCare will have on Americans’ pocketbooks. That’s exactly why the Senators voted overwhelmingly to exempt themselves and their staffs from ObamaCare’s ravages.
So how can any of these same Senators now vote to inflict ObamaCare on their constituents, knowing from personal experience the anger and disgust, fear and loathing that’s likely to erupt from those constituents when they find out how negatively ObamaCare will affect them?
So how can any of these same Senators now vote to inflict ObamaCare on their constituents, knowing from personal experience the anger and disgust, fear and loathing thats likely to erupt from those constituents when they find out how negatively ObamaCare will affect them?
That needs to be asked of EVERY Senator!!
Call Corny's - and ANY other Rep w/a *full* mailbox - district offices...each office!!
So we are supposed to filibuster the bill that defunds obamacare, because if we don’t, after it goes to a vote Reid will add Obamacare funding.
But if the Senate passes no bill, the government shuts down. You have to let the Senate vote for SOME bill, or else nothing gets funded.
How do you plan to get a funding bill without obamcare, if you will block a vote on a funding bill without obamcare?
Do you think you can get an agreement with Reid on the final vote? You couldn’t trust him anyway.
Rove has convinced most of FNS that Rove it right....not so on Fox Business.
He is doing damage.
I couldn’t agree more! Some of his comments in the last election didn’t help matters either.
Wish we had Tom Delay THE HAMMER!!!
I’m guessing that the TEAm of Senators that filibustered the Civil Rights Act were ALL DEMOCRATS!!!! Am I right??
I’ve just heard on the news and the internet that there is a widespread attack on Senator Ted Cruz being led by REPUBLICANS in DC.
This for me was the final blow to my intelligence and my dignity. By God above, I’m an American and a Conservative. And the very party which is supposed to value my ideals and beliefs to cannibalize one of its own for standing on these very principals is nothing if not outrageously beneath contempt.
I’ve just written to the GOP, not that they give a damn, informing them that I’m registering as an Independent. And I intend to do so tomorrow morning, in person, the minute the doors are unlocked.
Thanks FR for allowing me to voice my despair as what has happened to the party of my President, Ronald Reagan. One day maybe the GOP will come back to Conservatives. I highly doubt it though.
I’m also writing to Sen Cruz and Sen Lee offering them my full support.
I’ve signed, sent the petition on to friends, and called my reps but will also call some of the RINOs on the list tomorrow.
Individual calls do matter. The Senators are afraid that, although you’re just one person, you might influence your friends, relatives and others. So, in reality, you’re a force multiplier! They will take note.
IIRC, about the worst that will happen is they will get paid retroactively (paid vacation, only it doesn't count against their vacation time). I believe that happened before.