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GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin
Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON

Posted on 04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT by jimbo123

Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response.

“What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said.

Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police for failing to stem the growing unrest.

The bill comes as a new WSJ/NBC News Poll shows large number of Americans want the U.S. to shrink its role in world affairs.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Marco Rubio of Florida and Dan Coats of Indiana, among others, are expected to support the bill.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Marco Rubio of Florida and Dan Coats of Indiana, among others, are expected to support the bill.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT by jimbo123
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The Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014 is cosponsored by Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tn.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), John McCain (R-Az.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mark Kirk (R-Il.), John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Jim Risch (R-Id.), Dan Coats (R-In.), Pat Roberts (R-Ks.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jim Inhofe (R-Ok.), Rob Portman (R-Oh.), Orrin Hatch (R-Ut.), John Thune (R-.S.D.) and Jeff Flake (R-Az.).


2 posted on 04/30/2014 2:59:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Like what??<

I'm more worried about the Iran nuts and the N Korean nuts and the Chinese "Island feud".

3 posted on 04/30/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

Have the RINOs EVER not supported the Arab and Russian
“SPRINGS” started by Obama, Soros, and Dohrn?

uhhhhh, no.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 3:03:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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Just a hunch but if you jackasses would have done your jobs and reined in Nero a while back, you wouldn’t have to be tugging at America’s patriotic heartstrings with Red Menace propaganda now in order to cover for your failure.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Sacajaweau

I see a letter with stern language being readied.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 3:04:26 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sacajaweau

Muslim Brotherhood


Al Qaeda


Social-National Party of Ukraine
7 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:04 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Diogenesis

McCain, McConnell and Rove didn’t get their war with Syria so now they want one with Russia instead.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 3:07:50 PM PDT by jimbo123
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Don't forget our "freedom loving friends" in Libya.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 3:09:20 PM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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They don’t really care the war is, as long as there’s war.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 3:10:33 PM PDT by eyeamok
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11 posted on 04/30/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: McGruff

Don’t forget our “freedom loving friends” in Libya.

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McQueeg showing Amb Stevens some love, I see.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 3:10:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: eyeamok

Cornyn is another one of the RINOS who want war with Russia. The GOP-e leaders are insane.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 3:11:54 PM PDT by jimbo123
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So how much does the GOP want to stick taxpayers with THIS time?


14 posted on 04/30/2014 3:13:49 PM PDT by seacapn
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This is not going to accomplish anything at all and it is NOT going to help win elections.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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The Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014

Do they honestly think it will prevent Putin's aggression?

16 posted on 04/30/2014 3:15:11 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Iron Munro

Well that would be the point. Make people abandon hope so the left can win then blame us for it.

And if a war lessens the population, it’s good for Gaia in the long run.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Neo-Con’s who can’t wait to get us into another war!


18 posted on 04/30/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

19 posted on 04/30/2014 3:20:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Putin? How about Obama? Whimps.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 3:20:56 PM PDT by Fungi
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I repeat...this is all about the Ukraine asking us to pay their bills and get them out of all the trouble caused by their little coup.

And of course, there is Soros...

21 posted on 04/30/2014 3:23:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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"Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response."

One war at a time, boys. Save that fire in the belly for more pressing needs. How about a more "muscular" response on your part to Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS abuses, the NSA, the BLM, and oh, a more muscular immigration enforcement and defense of our own borders would be nice. Or, are you still placing all your hopes on the Hispanic vote? Dumbasses...
22 posted on 04/30/2014 3:23:44 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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“Cornyn is another one of the RINOS who want war with Russia. The GOP-e leaders are insane.”

Hmmm...war wth Russia? Might as well suspend the Constitution and declare Marshal Law.

Wait...what?


23 posted on 04/30/2014 4:34:59 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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