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McConnell Rejects Cruz, Lee ObamaCare Tactic
breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 9-23-2013 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 09/24/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by servo1969

Monday evening, GOP Minority Leader announced that he would oppose a proposed filibuster from Sens. Cruz and Lee to block the House Continuing Resolution from reaching the Senate floor. McConnell's opposition was echoed by John Cornyn, number 2 in GOP Leadership, and Sen. Cruz's colleague from Texas. The move by McConnell and Cornyn virtually assures that the Senate will begin consideration of the House bill later this week.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs the support of 6 Republican Senators to defeat any filibuster undertaken by Sens. Cruz and Lee, assuming he has the votes of his entire caucus. The decision by McConnell and Cornyn to vote against a filibuster ensures that Reid will have the Republican votes he needs to move forward with the bill.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; filibuster; mcconnell; obamacare

This man knows better than you. So shut the hell up. /s
1 posted on 09/24/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

rotton sob


2 posted on 09/24/2013 5:08:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: servo1969
Matt Bevin, the TEA Party candidate in the primary against Mitch McConnel, is actively supported by the Democrats. Mitch has to face the conservative primary voters AND the Democratic party.

It now sounds like he has possibly made political accomodation with the rats and Bevins is toast, imo.

3 posted on 09/24/2013 5:13:05 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: servo1969

Traitor Cornyn’s Contact Info:

Washington DC
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856

Southeast Texas
Houston, TX 77007
Main: 713-572-3337
Fax: 713-572-3777

South Central Texas
San Antonio, TX 78205
Main: 210-224-7485
Fax: 210-224-8569

Central Texas
Austin, TX 78701
Main: 512-469-6034
Fax: 512-469-6020

East Texas
Dallas, TX 75244
Main: 972-239-1310
Fax: 972-239-2110

CALL HIS DISTRICT OFFICES—HE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE TAKING CALLS/FAXES AT HIS DC OFFICE!!


4 posted on 09/24/2013 5:13:30 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: servo1969

The House should have passed a bill that funded Obamacare only if all waivers and exemptions were eliminated. Make Dingy Harry block the bill he backed.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 5:13:37 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: servo1969

He said he’s voting for the House bill that defunds Obama-care.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 5:14:17 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: servo1969
There should be only one tactic: Vote against 0-care every chance you get.
I don't buy any of the "you have to vote for it to vote against it" arguments, they sound like traps.

7 posted on 09/24/2013 5:17:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: servo1969
McConnell Rejects Cruz, Lee ObamaCare Tactic

What about ethic hustler Rubio? Sometimes he included with Cruz and Lee, and sometimes he isn't.

8 posted on 09/24/2013 5:27:26 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“Mitch” as you call him should be opposed and defeated in the primary next year with all conservatives behind Bevin.

If McConnell makes it past the primary I would vote for a conservative third party candidate in the race if I lived in Kentucky.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 5:40:36 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: servo1969

Mitch is due for some tar and feathers......


10 posted on 09/24/2013 5:47:26 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: servo1969

I can’t believe the Republican leader in the Senate is leading the fight to keep Obamacare. We only have one party anymore, the Ruling Class Party.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 5:57:59 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: servo1969

Why a filibuster against taking up the House bill?

The senate must deal with the CR in some manner


12 posted on 09/24/2013 6:12:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Nextrush

“....the primary I would vote for a conservative third party candidate in the race if I lived in Kentucky...”

He is running ads here that say he is AGAINST Ob care.
and the “true conservative”.
I hope Kentucky is watching....

But I guess actions speak louder than words.. I’ll vote for
his challenger, despite the smear ads.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 6:12:30 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: servo1969

McConnel is pompous ass and should be retired.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 6:23:43 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Graewoulf

The SOB is running for reelection next year. Why isn’t he being primaried?


15 posted on 09/24/2013 6:25:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Senators of the 113th Congress

16 posted on 09/24/2013 6:28:43 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: DoodleDawg; All

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the only two Republicans in the US Senate who CONSISTENTLY make an effort to actually CONSERVE, in my humble, but usually correct opinion.

Therefore, use those two Senators to compare and contrast the present opponents to Old-Style Republican Cornyn.

My guess is that someone on the TEXAS PING list personally knows a superb future Senate candidate, cut from the same cloth as Cruz and Lee.

Yep, it is a dirty job, but we need to reach out to these future candidates, and ask them to run for Federal office for the good of their children, grandchildren and their descendants.

“What we have here, is failure to communicate.” ( Warden in movie “Cool Hand Luke.”)

We claim to be “Conservatives,” but what are we focused on Conserving?

Where are the men and women that are willing to be candidates to conserve what we want conserved?

The New Republican Party starts when YOU step up and act.

What has each of us done to encourage and recruit men and women to be candidates to conserve what is left of our State or Country?

How have we “failed to communicate?”


17 posted on 09/24/2013 6:31:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: DoodleDawg

I thought there was a guy named Matt Bevin who was running against McConnell in the Republican primary?


18 posted on 09/24/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: bert
Why a filibuster against taking up the House bill?

60 votes to end the filibuster

51 to add 0b0z0care back in after the filibuster is ended.

19 posted on 09/24/2013 6:43:25 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: servo1969

Contact John Cornyn:

http://www.contactsenators.com/texas/john-cornyn

Name: John Cornyn
State: Texas
Party: Republican
Class: Class II
Address: 517 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTION DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2934
Email:

email form:

http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm


20 posted on 09/24/2013 6:46:50 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: littleharbour
I thought there was a guy named Matt Bevin who was running against McConnell in the Republican primary?

You're right, I was thinking of Cornyn. Why isn't anyone primarying that SOB?

21 posted on 09/24/2013 6:50:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: servo1969
And his primary opponent is?

I think I'll be calling Mr. McConnell's office to inform him that I'm going to make a donation to Mr. Bevin's campaign.

22 posted on 09/24/2013 6:52:56 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: hosepipe

Tar and feathers is too good for McConnell and Cornyn!


23 posted on 09/24/2013 7:18:38 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: DoodleDawg

anecdotal evidence here, so take it with a grain of salt, but: McConnell’s mud machine has already done a great job of painting Bevin as someone who has made his fortune by feeding at the government trough. Even the people who are not against him make the slip of calling him ‘bailout bevin’. it’s catchy and you hear it everywhere. Not saying he can’t be beat, but people are getting saturated with the nickname, and it is catching on.


24 posted on 09/24/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: servo1969

NRSC
202-675-6000


25 posted on 09/24/2013 8:15:18 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: HenryArmitage

Not surprising. McConnell can’t run on his record so he has to tear down Bevin on no-related issues. Makes you wonder why anyone would run for office these days.


26 posted on 09/24/2013 9:04:22 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: servo1969

GeldingCare. The GOPe owns it.


27 posted on 09/24/2013 10:55:36 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: servo1969

When Wendy Davis filibustered for abortion in Texas it was inspiring! She was so strong standing there for all of us in her pink running shoes! What a hero for women everywhere!

Now when Ted Cruz filibusters to hold up a bill that he can’t stop if only to send a message that most of America doesn’t want this? Idiot. Wacko bird. Terrorist. Anarchist. Holding America hostage. This is not helpful. GOP: We will not support this.

The difference is striking, no? Dems circle the wagons even to protect adulterers and rapists. The GOP won’t stand for anything unless the nightly news says it’s okay.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 3:22:49 PM PDT by servo1969
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29 posted on 09/24/2013 11:54:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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