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Senate Votes to Fund Obamacare
SenateConservatives.com ^ | Sept 27, 2013

Posted on 09/27/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare.

There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law.

This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare.

Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today:

Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) Barrasso, John (R-WY) Blunt, Roy (R-MO) Boozman, John (R-AR) Burr, Richard (R-NC) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ) Coats, Dan (R-IN) Coburn, Tom (R-OK) Cochran, Thad (R-MS) Collins, Susan (R-ME) Corker, Bob (R-TN) Cornyn, John (R-TX) Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) Hoeven, John (R-ND) Isakson, Johnny (R-GA) Johanns, Mike (R-NE) Johnson, Ron (R-WI) Kirk, Mark (R-IL) McCain, John (R-AZ) McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) Thune, John (R-SD) Wicker, Roger (R-MS)

LEADING THE SURRENDER

There were a lot of people who worked against us in this fight, but nobody worked harder to fund Obamacare in the Senate thanMitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader.

Mitch McConnell pressured several Republicans to withdraw their names from the letter pledging to oppose Obamacare funding, he falsely accused conservatives of supporting a government shutdown, and he actively encouraged Republicans to support cloture this week so the Democrats could fund Obamacare.

If Mitch McConnell had not opposed this effort, there is no question that we would have won the vote today. He showed that he has clout in Washington. Unfortunately, he used it to hurt millions of American families.

SENATE CONSERVATIVES

We want to thank U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for their extraordinary courage.

Most Republicans promise to stand up for conservative principles during the campaign, but then let us down after they're elected.

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are different. They deliver.

VIDEO: Watch Ted Cruz's Epic Stand

These two men endured relentless attacks from all sides. The criticisms from the Democrats and the mainstream media were harsh, but the most personal attacks came from members of their own party.

We need more principled leaders like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz because Washington won't change without a fight.

We are extremely grateful to have them in the Senate defending liberty and we will continue to do everything we can to support them.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: defund; gop4deathcare; gop4obama; gop4obamacare; gop4romneycare; gopvsamerica; gopvsamericans; obama; obamacare; rinocare; rinosvsamerica; romney; romney4obama; romneyagenda; romneycare4ever; romneycarelives; senate
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1 posted on 09/27/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Praying for your health Jim!

Scumbags who voted for Obamacare must not be forgotten!

I’m looking at you Tom Coburn.. you worthless piece of garbage!


2 posted on 09/27/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Jim Robinson
Most of those names don't surprise me. A couple do. Shame on them.

Be well, Jim.

3 posted on 09/27/2013 4:40:35 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Jim Robinson

4 posted on 09/27/2013 4:40:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ConservativeMan55; Jim Robinson

Dittos for the good health Jim!


5 posted on 09/27/2013 4:41:50 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Jim Robinson

6 posted on 09/27/2013 4:42:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Jim Robinson

“There were a lot of people who worked against us in this fight, but nobody worked harder to fund Obamacare in the Senate thanMitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader. “

Not surprising Odumbo’s dog does the master’s bidding.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 4:43:30 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jim Robinson
Eagles up in Tennessee, Boss.

beatlamar.com

We are vetting the candidate in my town tomorrow

Beat Lamar! : Help Me Vet Joe Carr

Thanks for the one stop shop for activism.

8 posted on 09/27/2013 4:44:29 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is the list to be primaried by the Tea Party!

Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) Barrasso, John (R-WY) Blunt, Roy (R-MO) Boozman, John (R-AR) Burr, Richard (R-NC) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ) Coats, Dan (R-IN) Coburn, Tom (R-OK) Cochran, Thad (R-MS) Collins, Susan (R-ME) Corker, Bob (R-TN) Cornyn, John (R-TX) Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) Hoeven, John (R-ND) Isakson, Johnny (R-GA) Johanns, Mike (R-NE) Johnson, Ron (R-WI) Kirk, Mark (R-IL) McCain, John (R-AZ) McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) Thune, John (R-SD) Wicker, Roger (R-MS)

They are all short timers NOW!


9 posted on 09/27/2013 4:45:34 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Jim Robinson

Psalm 34:19;)


10 posted on 09/27/2013 4:50:29 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Jim Robinson

Our Tea Party Chapter split calls to Toomey and Casey over the past 3 days; Toomey came thru and Casey took the phone off the hook. Natch.

You and your Family will be in my Family’s prayers, Sir, for a safe and medically-measured, successful recovery. God Bless.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 4:51:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I used to think Baraso from Wyoming was a solid conservative. Now I see he has spent too much time in D.C.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 4:52:42 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: All
From 10/21/2009
Transcript of Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders, and Economists’ Press Conference Following Economic Forum

Speaker Pelosi. I have time for one more question.

Q: Can you give us an update on the health care … [inaudible] … how close were …

Speaker Pelosi..."But they said in the health care bill we really have to do the job of taking down cost. We said that that was a universal message. And that is what our purpose is, is to improve quality, lower cost, expand coverage, and retain choice for those who like what they have. And in doing so, as the President has said: “Health care reform is entitlement reform and entitlement reform is essential to lowering the deficit.”

13 posted on 09/27/2013 4:53:55 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Jim Robinson

The fight is ON.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 4:54:11 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The elections in 2014 and 2016 are gotta be ugly! We have to get the SOBs out of there before they do any more damages!

Jim, please get well as we need you!


15 posted on 09/27/2013 4:54:34 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (what does it prove if we get involved in it?)
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To: Jim Robinson

What the hell is wrong with these people?


16 posted on 09/27/2013 4:55:15 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Jim Robinson
Saw your update on the other thread. Importantly your attitude approaching surgery is ideal and courage admirable.

And, by the way, the fight is a long way from over. Both of 'em.

17 posted on 09/27/2013 4:56:06 PM PDT by Dysart (If you like your country, you can keep it.)
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To: Jim Robinson
25 Collaborators
18 posted on 09/27/2013 4:59:36 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Jim Robinson

We made a statement in the polls in 20120, about damn time for an even stronger one next year ...

I mean, seriously, 2010 should have send the message to conservatives, hell, to all non liberals, that we are not close to being as powerless to deal with this trash as we’ve been conditioned to believe.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 4:59:54 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Jim Robinson
Apologies on behalf of Arizona. FWIW, I will do my part to primary Mcain next election.

Prayers up for a speedy recovery, sir.

20 posted on 09/27/2013 5:03:06 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rebellion is brewing! Be well, boss.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Be brave, Jim. We are all praying for you.

Thank you for giving us a home these past years. Know how much you are loved and appreciated.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 5:10:16 PM PDT by jacquej ("It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own." — Ma)
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To: Jim Robinson

TED CRUZ MAN OF STEEL

23 posted on 09/27/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Jim Robinson

Hi Jim. Sad day for freedom. With a little bit of Devine Providence Mitch will be primaried out. There were a few suprises on that list. Thune was one for me.


24 posted on 09/27/2013 5:23:17 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Candor7

I am glad Lindsy G. voted for it. This should hurt him against his primary challenger.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 5:25:34 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

McCain will not run again.


26 posted on 09/27/2013 5:26:37 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Too bad only a third of the Senate is up for re-election each election cycle. We need to support challengers to the traitors on this list when their terms expire. Surely there are conservatives who can take their places and serve with honesty.


27 posted on 09/27/2013 5:26:53 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: diamond6

They are democrats. They are progressives. They dispose us.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 5:28:09 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: jimsin

I hate all the APPEASERS in this party! To hell with them.


29 posted on 09/27/2013 5:30:34 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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Boehner: No Funding Bill Without 1-Year Obamacare Delay
NewsMax | 26 Sep 13 | AP
Posted on Thu Sep 26 15:45:56 2013 by xzins
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3071654/posts

Poll to Freep: Would you support defunding Obamacare if it led to a government shutdown?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3072060/posts


30 posted on 09/27/2013 5:34:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ConservativeMan55; All

Dr. Coburn is a “fiscal hawk.” He is NOT for OBAMACARE as a Senator or Physician. However, he is a realist that writes:

“The current “Defund Obamacare” campaign, however, is based on a false promise that has been used by special interest groups to bolster political careers instead of focusing on smart strategies that can actually weaken and destroy Obamacare. By coupling the issue with the CR, these groups are telling the American people that Republicans in Congress can actually defund Obamacare by not voting for the CR or by allowing the government to shut down. This is simply not true. Simply put: we cannot defund or replace Obamacare completely until we have a Republican supermajority in the House and Senate that can override a Presidential veto. Even then, Dr. Coburn questions if we could obtain all 67 votes in the Senate needed to override a veto. Additionally, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a report which concluded that even if the government were to be shutdown, Obamacare would still live on, not least of because the power to continue its implementation would be given to President Obama. Again, if a shutdown occurred, Obamacare would remain nearly fully funded and implementation of the exchanges would still continue on October 1, 2013.”

The concept of shutting down the government (which Republicans WILL be blamed for) is just not viable. In Oklahoma, where Coburn is from, a GREAT many people directly or indirectly get therr pay from the Federal Government. When those folks start screaming about not getting paid....it will cause GOP members to fold.

I do not like that we cannot stop the debacle of Obamacare...but Dr. Coburn is right.

All a government shutdown will do is hurt good people, but will not stop Obamacare. It will remain.

I know there are anarchists on FR that want to totally kill any federal government....not just Obamacare. They keep pushing ridiculous agendas that aren’t in any reasonable person’s interests.

Folks, we MUST get super control of both the House and Senate to negate Mr. Obama’s last two years. We will not get it by ticking off millions of voters by a government shutdown...it is a bad strategy. I trully wished it could work, but it cannot. To paraphrase with Dr. Coburn says elsewhere, you do not effectively take a hostage unless you are truly willing to kill the hostage. Except for extremists, no reasonable Republican is willing to destroy the government/country to stop Obamacare. So, why cause an unpopular disruption that will NOT work....and just make the POTUS more popular? It is a bad idea.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 5:43:45 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas
that has been used by special interest groups

And what, pray tell, are these "special interest groups"? Empty rhetoric.

32 posted on 09/27/2013 5:46:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sola Veritas
many people directly or indirectly get therr pay from the Federal Government. When those folks start screaming about not getting paid....it will cause GOP members to fold.

Tell them "YOU'RE FIRED!...STFU!"

33 posted on 09/27/2013 5:47:10 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

America doesn’t want Obamacare. At all.

I guess 25 Republican clowns thought otherwise.

Most disappointing to me, I think, was John Thune.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 5:53:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

God bless Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and the Senators that stood with them, to hell with the RINOs.

The very best to you on your surgery, prayers for a swift recovery and thanks for this wonderful forum.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 6:10:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Sola Veritas

Wrong...

You cannot be a “Fiscal Hawk” and then support one of the biggest expansions of government in the history of the US

Senator Coburn supports ObamaCare....this is not debateable


36 posted on 09/27/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Unemployment is so high...its getting harder for Obama to job people anymore)
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To: Nuc 1.1

From your keyboard to God’s inbox.


37 posted on 09/27/2013 6:34:35 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: Candor7

It’s on like Donkey Kong.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: SeminoleCounty; Jim Robinson

“Senator Coburn supports ObamaCare....this is not debateable”

Your are an illiterate boob that cannot read, or never bothers to. IF you were, you would find that, as a Physician and Senator, Tom Coburn and steadfastly held against “Obamacare.” He just thinks it is a futile gesture to shut down the government to everyone’s detriment (to some degree) and NOT stop Obamacare in the process. He is being rational.

Tom Coburn is in NO WAY a RINO (like McCain)....he is not a big spender...in fact he is the most “fiscal hawk” of fiscal hawks.

The far extremists in the “Tea Party” and just as bad as the extremists in the “Libertarian Party.” Many are just plain anarchists that have a dangerously extreme hatred of the federal government. While the size of the Feds needs to go down....we cannot function as an entire country without one. States will trample rights just as readily as a federal entity.


39 posted on 09/27/2013 7:28:56 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Jim Robinson

“Tell them ‘YOU’RE FIRED!...STFU’”

What you write is not only profane, it is moronic. You are engaging in “class warfare” in the sense that you envy persons drawing a federal paycheck.

Grow up, get over your envy, and think rationally. Should the fed shut down...you and everyone else would suffer...but Obamacare will not go away. The egomaniac that is POTUS would NEVER surrender to a shutdown to scrap his “baby.” The POTUS would rather America go up in flames before he would admit to the error....and he isn’t up for election. It is FOLLY to think we can force him into backing off by a shut down. IT WILL NOT WORK. It will only make anarchists happy and no one else.

IF you think such anarchy is good, you are a traitor as bad as those on the left. You are an absolute fool of the highest (lowest) order. If anyone needs to shut up, it is you...NOT Senator Coburn. He is actually making sense. He knows that the Republicans calling for a shut-down to defund Obamacare will cave in long before Obama does. The end result will be to destroy the GOP and make Obama and his Demoncratic hoard stronger.

Supporting this nonsense is supporting the Demoncratic party....whether you can see it or not.


40 posted on 09/27/2013 7:41:00 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Jim Robinson

The ballot box is no longer in working order.


41 posted on 09/27/2013 7:43:54 PM PDT by MortMan (Disarming the sheep only emboldens the wolves.)
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To: Candor7
They are all short timers NOW!

I will never vote for Ayotte again, and I told her that today.

However, you have to realize that the only realistic replacements for Ayotte and Collins are out-and-out communists.

42 posted on 09/27/2013 7:46:40 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Jim Robinson

And what, pray tell, are these “special interest groups”? Empty rhetoric.

No, he is plainly talking about EXTREMISTS that have fooled the Tea Party into believing that a shutdown would work. Sadly, Senator Cruz is one of them.

The Republican Party is going through a revolution right now. Desperate for “adult” leadership. Senator Cruz is willing to “play to the people” and put on a nice show. Strong on rhetoric but unfounded in reality of how things really work (a shame because he is a likeable fellow)...Rand Paul is another example of a “showman.”

Problem is that the GOP needs balanced “Statesmen” not rhetorical firebrands. The Dems stopped having statesmen years ago.....it is time for the GOP to produce some. Senator Cruz and Senator Paul are not remotely “Statesmen.” Their rhetoric, at the end of the day, is as empty as Mr. Obama’s. They talk grandiose, but what they say will not happen....ever.

While I sympathize with the fiscal concerns of the Tea Party....I recognize that many of them are just plain wackadodo extremists (anarchists)...the same as Paul’s followers are wackadodo libertarians (also anarchists). The country cannot be properly lead by extremists. We need fully balanced conservatives.


43 posted on 09/27/2013 7:53:48 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

‘EXTREMISTS’ are not what is generally understood by ‘special interest groups’. As I said, empty, unsupported rhetoric. Read this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3072174/posts


44 posted on 09/27/2013 7:56:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sola Veritas

So what is the Coburn plan to defund Obamacare? Wait until 2014? 2016? 2020? When will the battle be joined?

Obamacare is a 3 1/2 year old train wreck. How long should we plan on waiting for the GOP to engage the Obama on it? Obama sold a false bill of goods to the American people and the GOP refuses to hold him to account for it.

If I wanted Obamacare funded I would vote for Democrats. Republicans were not sent to DC to fund obamacare. Is that clear?


45 posted on 09/27/2013 7:58:10 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Sola Veritas

These Senators voted for cloture—and then they voted against Dirty Harry’s bill that stripped Democare . Barasso is also a good, conservative Senator I want to know who voted for the legislation.


46 posted on 09/27/2013 8:14:45 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: lodi90

“If I wanted Obamacare funded I would vote for Democrats. Republicans were not sent to DC to fund obamacare. Is that clear?”

This IS NOT about funding Obamacare...at least with Senator Coburn. It is about NOT defunding everything in a futile attempt to defund Obamacare....and to not obtain that goal...and in the meantime...hurt everyone.

I am NOT for funding Obamacare...but I am NOT for shutting down the gov. I consider not funding the gov to be the greater evil.

Also, Senator Coburn was NOT elected to “defund” Obamacare. He represents Oklahomans...not every person calling themselves a Republican. Now IF your particular House member or Senators specifically won their last election based upon a mandate to stop Obamacare...regardless of the damage inflicted....THEN for that person(s) you can get all bent out of shape and vote them out in the next election. Otherwise, quite frankly, what you think is irrelevant to Senator Coburn. YOU DON’T ELECT EVERY SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN. So, stop the nonsense about how “you don’t elect” someone....because YOU do not have any such say. This is a Republic...it State/Congresional district elects ITS congressmen NOT YOU.

While I “desire” that all Republicans vote conservatively....I cannot demand they all do because I cannot vote everywhere....that is how our Republic works. I cannot stand the “liberal” Senators (Republicans) that the State of Maine elects....but I do not have a say in it because I am NOT a resident of that state.

So, stow the nonsense you just spouted....it is unconstitutional. Grow up and start living in the real world. To change things, you must change minds. You will not accomplish it by EXTREME methods that hurt good people. Shutting done the government will not stop Obamacare....but it will hurt everyone.


47 posted on 09/27/2013 8:33:21 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Revolting cat!

“As I said, empty, unsupported rhetoric. Read this:”

It is pure sophistry. More extremist...my way or the highway nonsense that wins nothing, but hurts many. Senator Colburn is right.

I like Senator Cruz, but think he needs to grow up and give up drama...then he can do some real good. Senator Paul is already a lost cause. It would be better for the country if he left politics.


48 posted on 09/27/2013 8:38:25 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

I disagree. Educating the public, which is glued to MSNBC and Dancing with the Stars, is not sophistry. How else can the opponents of Obamacare reach the citizens of this country, when faced with 24/7 MSM and Obama bully pulpit propaganda.


49 posted on 09/27/2013 8:43:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sola Veritas

Name calling like a Dem. You never answered my question, what is the Coburn plan?

The real nonsene is GOP voting for cloture and then claiming they were not funding obamacare. That was a bit of buffonery that will be in the history books.

This absolutely was about funding obamacare and the GOP preemptively surrendering the obamacare funding battle. Why did the great senator Coburn have time to go on MSNBC but no time to insist his party leader engage Reid and Obama on the issue?

Why is McConnell is sending letters to assistant cabinet secretaries instead of the White House? Why does the leadership refuse to engage Obama and hold him to account?

We have a moment of great clarity inside the beltway. Obama and the Dems told a pack of lies to get the obamacare passed. Now the bill is due. A lot of people are being hurt. The GOP has a moral obligation to engage the Dems on behalf of those Americans using every tool available to them. They chose not to do that. History will damn them for their cowardice.


50 posted on 09/27/2013 8:45:31 PM PDT by lodi90
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