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GOP tension grows as Tea Party senators push off ObamaCare vote
FOX News ^ | Sept 26, 2013

Posted on 09/26/2013 11:56:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Republican tensions grew Thursday as Tea Party-aligned senators rejected a bid to speed up the vote on a bill to fund the government while defunding ObamaCare, with one senior lawmaker accusing his colleagues of posturing -- as the chances of a government shutdown increased.

The flurry of activity occurred late Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor. With lawmakers facing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to get approval to hold key votes on Thursday, in order to give the House more time to consider the legislation.

But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, objected, along with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. That puts off the next vote until Friday.

Their complaints prompted a tense encounter on the floor with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who suggested the only reason they want to wait until Friday is because they want to turn the vote into a show for supporters.

"This is confusing to me," Corker said. "I'm understanding the reason we're waiting is that y'all have sent out releases and emails and you want everybody to be able to watch. It just doesn't seem to me that that's in our nation's interest."

Cruz later said: "I think it is unfortunate that any member of the United States Senate should want our votes to occur outside of the view of the American people."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backstabbercorker; corker4obama; corker4obamacare; corker4romney; corker4romneycare; corkervsamerica; cruz4america; defund; gopvsamerica; obama; obamacare; romneyagenda; romneybringsdeath; romneycare; teamromney; teaparty
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Put a cork in it Corker.
1 posted on 09/26/2013 11:56:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Danged if he nailed it again!

“I think it is unfortunate that any member of the United States Senate should want our votes to occur outside of the view of the American people.”

Isn’t that the way the original ACA went??


2 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:14 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Jim Robinson


3 posted on 09/27/2013 12:03:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Jim Robinson
If Reid can muster the 60 votes it takes to advance the bill, he is expected to re-fund the health care law and easily pass the "clean" bill out of the chamber.

The light is now shining on RINO capitulation to Dingy Harry's tactics.

4 posted on 09/27/2013 12:06:15 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Diogenesis

We have the anti-Romney idiots to thank alright.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 12:06:31 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: BeadCounter

It’s so obvious Corker and the rinos do not want to vote on this bill either way. They have no principles to guide them.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 12:08:16 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; Alamo-Girl; bd476; The Cajun; ...
With the current timetable, the House would probably not get the bill until Friday or Saturday.

That leaves little time for lawmakers to figure out their next move. Majority Republicans could choose to accept the Senate package, in turn keeping the government open past Monday -- they could then focus on a separate bill that would delay the health care law in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, which is the next fight on the horizon.

Or, Republicans could try once again to undermine the health law, bringing D.C. to the brink of a shutdown.

House Speaker John Boehner indicated Thursday that he plans to keep fighting. Asked if he'd accept the Senate bill as is, he said: "I do not see that happening."

Woo hoo! Go, Boehner GO!! Hold the line!! Defund obamacare!!

7 posted on 09/27/2013 12:12:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

What going to happen if October 1st arrives, there is not CR...and the sky doesn’t fall?

The RINOs will be in a very awkward position!


8 posted on 09/27/2013 12:12:51 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yup.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 12:13:24 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: BeadCounter

10 posted on 09/27/2013 12:16:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BeadCounter

The ONLY one to blame for losing the election
was the IMPOSTOR from Utah/Calif/Mich/MA/NH,
and that is the cowardly, conservative-backstabber,
and imposer of gay marriage AND ObamaCARE,
who is none other than Mr. Willard-the-RAT Romney.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 12:22:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Well you could blame the Republican Party for nominating him. The large donors for financing him.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 12:33:43 AM PDT by chopperjc
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To: Jim Robinson

Corker has already proved he’s a jerk and worse, although he still has time to jump on board the CRUZ Missile!


13 posted on 09/27/2013 12:35:51 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Diogenesis
And just where would 0blahblah have been without his best friend through thick and thin, Juan McLame!

The last two "S" elections should be proof enough! It's a one party system.

14 posted on 09/27/2013 12:36:39 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Jim Robinson
I don't trust Boehner or most of the rest of the republican traitors. I still expect them to fold like a cheap suit. Too bad we don't have more like Ted Cruz in both houses and in the White House.
15 posted on 09/27/2013 12:37:12 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Jim Robinson

Shut that Obamacare down. Now.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 12:37:52 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jim Robinson; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; wardaddy; LibLieSlayer; ...
Woo hoo! Go, Boehner GO!! Hold the line!! Defund obamacare!!

Please, please, please, don't cave this time, Mr. Speaker!

We've got your back, and we need you now, more than ever!
Prayers for him! Tell him you're praying for him!

AND make your calls!

Contact the Speaker
(this link provides the e-mail form)


Office of the Speaker H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-0600



Fax: (202) 225-5117

17 posted on 09/27/2013 12:44:54 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Wouldn’t that be something if Boehner actually earns the affectionate title, “Mr. Speaker?!

Go, Mr. Speaker, GO!!

For God and country!!


18 posted on 09/27/2013 12:54:42 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Or, Republicans could try once again to undermine the health law, bringing D.C. to the brink of a shutdown.

It continues to amaze me how low Fox News has sunk.

And by the way, this column - - I mean "report" - - didn't even note Cruz's best comeback line to that coward, Corker:

“Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way you’re proposing to vote? Why is every Democrat in this chamber going to vote the way you’re proposing to vote,” said Cruz.

19 posted on 09/27/2013 12:57:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Liberty Valance

That’s a great picture. Cruz looks downright presidential to me. By the way, have you gotten a load of some of the “pundits” already questioning Cruz’s qualifications for president because of his “limited experience”? I don’t remember those same scumbags mentioning that Ubama was only in the senate barely long enough for a cup of coffee, and didn’t do jack squat.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 1:03:26 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

Gosh, I have to take back a whole lot of previous comments, but I’d happily eat those nasty words!

Maybe, just maybe, John Boehner is getting tired of being characterized as the ‘weeper of the House’ who always caves and gets rolled?

Or maybe Ted Cruz made a huge impression on him. I’d like to think that Senator Cruz is the primary reason: Boehner watched a true American patriot, freedom fighter, stand on principle for “God, freedom and Country” and something clicked.

We’ll keep watch and we’ll also keep praying.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 1:04:33 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
State Senator Phone Contact Info Cloture to Fund Obamacare

AK Murkowski, Lisa 202-224-6665

AL Sessions, Jeff 202-224-4124 Opposes Cloture

AL Shelby, Richard 202-224-5744 Opposes Cloture

AR Boozman, John 202-224-4843

AZ Flake, Jeff 202-224-4521 Opposes Cloture

AZ McCain, John 202-224-2235 Supports Cloture

FL Rubio, Marco 202-224-3041 Opposes Cloture

GA Chambliss, Saxby 202-224-3521 Supports Cloture

GA Isakson, Johnny 202-224-3643 Supports Cloture

IA Grassley, Chuck 202-224-3744 Opposes Cloture

ID Crapo, Mike 202-224-6142

ID Risch, Jim 202-224-2752 Opposes Cloture

IL Kirk, Mark 202-224-2854

IN Coats, Dan 202-224-5623 Supports Cloture

KS Moran, Jerry 202-224-6521

KS Roberts, Pat 202-224-4774 Opposes Cloture

KY McConnell, Mitch 202-224-2541 Supports Cloture

KY Paul, Rand 202-224-4343 Opposes Cloture > LA Vitter, David 202-224-4623 Opposes Cloture

ME Collins, Susan 202-224-2523

MO Blunt, Roy 202-224-5721 Supports Cloture

MS Cochran, Thad 202-224-5054

MS Wicker, Roger 202-224-6253

NC Burr, Richard 202-224-3154

ND Hoeven, John 202-224-2551

NE Fischer, Deb 202-224-6551

NE Johanns, Mike 202-224-4224

NH Ayotte, Kelly 202-224-3324

NJ Chiesa, Jeff 202-224-3224

NV Heller, Dean 202-224-6244

OH Portman, Rob 202-224-3353

OK Coburn, Tom 202-224-5754 Supports Cloture

OK Inhofe, Jim 202-224-4721 Opposes Cloture

PA Toomey, Pat 202-224-4254 Opposes Cloture

SC Graham, Lindsey 202-224-5972 Supports Cloture

SC Scott, Tim 202-224-6121 Opposes Cloture

SD Thune, John 202-224-2321 Supports Cloture

TN Alexander, Lamar 202-224-4944

TN Corker, Bob 202-224-3344 Supports Cloture

TX Cornyn, John 202-224-2934  Supports Cloture

TX Cruz, Ted 202-224-5922 Opposes Cloture

UT Hatch, Orrin 202-224-5251 Supports Cloture UT Lee, Mike 202-224-5444 Opposes Cloture

WI Johnson, Ron 202-224-5323

WY Barrasso, John 202-224-6441

WY Enzi, Mike, 202-224-3424 Opposes Cloture

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All the blanks are ?

22 posted on 09/27/2013 1:05:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Cruz later said: "I think it is unfortunate that any member of the United States Senate should want our votes to occur outside of the view of the American people."

Dang!!
Bet Corker needed help walking away after that one.

23 posted on 09/27/2013 1:15:35 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: BeadCounter

If Willard were POTUS, he’d be first in line to sign up at the commie -care exchange


24 posted on 09/27/2013 1:30:45 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx

Go Johnny! Go, go, go!


25 posted on 09/27/2013 1:32:33 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: RedMDer

You betcha!
Good Morning, RedMDer!


26 posted on 09/27/2013 1:33:53 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Good morning. I’m hoping to get a little more rest before work. LOL!


27 posted on 09/27/2013 1:36:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: onyx

He just doesn’t want to end up like Tom Foley is all.
Re election is all that matters to these types, but no matter,here’s to hoping that he sticks it to the commies good.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 1:36:30 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: MestaMachine

Thank you so much, MM!


29 posted on 09/27/2013 1:36:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RedMDer

Me too.
Heading back upstairs.


30 posted on 09/27/2013 1:37:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Rome2000

You’re right.
Whatever his motive and reasons, just do the right thing!
Stand strong and don’t cave this time!!


31 posted on 09/27/2013 1:38:48 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Good luck.:)


32 posted on 09/27/2013 1:39:56 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: RedMDer

You, too.
:)


33 posted on 09/27/2013 1:41:21 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; RedMDer
*Git* to bed crazy people :)
34 posted on 09/27/2013 1:45:10 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun; RedMDer

Going right now!
Getting back to sleep is another matter!
Pray for us....lol.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 1:47:02 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: The Cajun

Sleep is for the weak!

:)


36 posted on 09/27/2013 2:54:39 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Jim Robinson

I still don’t trust Boehner, but this is a good start. His feet need to be held to the fire..


37 posted on 09/27/2013 3:27:43 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's first woman president..)
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To: Jim Robinson

“....turn the vote into a show for supporters. ....”

well, uh, actually... that is 80% of the people!!!! including a few unions!!!!


38 posted on 09/27/2013 3:31:12 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Jim Robinson
"This is confusing to me," Corker said. "I'm understanding the reason we're waiting is that y'all have sent out releases and emails and you want everybody to be able to watch. It just doesn't seem to me that that's in our nation's interest."

And I thought Democrats were out of touch. Is this quote in context? If so, it REALLY reflects poorly on Corker.

I said yesterday that it would be great if Corker went after Obama with the same vigor....of course, maybe he does but the media won't cover that news.

39 posted on 09/27/2013 3:38:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BeadCounter

True dat.


40 posted on 09/27/2013 3:42:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

Tea Party Senators rock! Keep up the good work gentlemen (and ladies)!


41 posted on 09/27/2013 3:50:15 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Jim Robinson
Woo hoo! Go, Boehner GO!! Hold the line!! Defund obamacare!!

I'm afraid the linguini will take over the spine that Boner seems to be showing. I'm afraid the cheap suit will fold before Boner keeps this (uncharacteristically) show of a spine! (Short) Time will tell!

42 posted on 09/27/2013 3:56:42 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: MulberryDraw
The light is now shining on RINO capitulation

Open your eyes! McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy - that's what "real Republicans" ARE.

43 posted on 09/27/2013 3:58:14 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Cruz later said: “I think it is unfortunate that any member of the United States Senate should want our votes to occur outside of the view of the American people.”

OF THE PEOPLE... BY THE PEOPLE... FOR THE PEOPLE

“This is confusing to me,” Corker said. “I’m understanding the reason we’re waiting is that y’all have sent out releases and emails and you want everybody to be able to watch. It just doesn’t seem to me that that’s in our nation’s interest.”

OF CORRUPTION, BY CORRUPTION... FOR CORRUPTION


44 posted on 09/27/2013 3:59:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: F15Eagle

Yes shut that Obamacare down and more. Shut down education, EPA, IRS, HUD, the fed, ...shut it all except the courts and the military.


45 posted on 09/27/2013 4:01:49 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Lancey Howard
“Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way you’re proposing to vote? Why is every Democrat in this chamber going to vote the way you’re proposing to vote,” said Cruz.

That was the money line and the "ah ha" moment. Cruz is laying bare the cynicism, hypocrisy and theatre that is the US Senate. I like this one. He has mucho el laton cojone's.

46 posted on 09/27/2013 4:18:15 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Diogenesis
The ONLY one to blame for losing the election was the IMPOSTOR

...and rockheads like you.

You didn't vote for the IMPOSTOR, you were too pure, and you let us know all about it.

Those of us who compared Romney to obama saw what we had to do, but the purists saw too much rino in Romney and stayed at home.

No bitching from you about obama, your vote for him is loud and clear.

You voted for obama, and we have to live with your decision.

47 posted on 09/27/2013 4:21:45 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Liberty Valance

#10 - looking very Reaganesque there....


48 posted on 09/27/2013 4:23:32 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: onyx

Methinks the poll numbers had more to do with boehners “come to Jesus” moments than anything else.


49 posted on 09/27/2013 4:25:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Some day the Lord is going to bring total judgment down on Sodom on the Potomac. When He does, even every stone will melt with the heat the Lord will pour out on that cess pool of sin. There are so very, very, very few decent people inside that stinking beltway. When the Lord pulls the plug on Sodom, it is goodbye, so long, farewell, you are out of here and on the way to the Lake of Fire via the Great White Throne Seat of Judgment for the lost.


50 posted on 09/27/2013 4:27:51 AM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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