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Breaking: Ayotte a no on Manchin-Toomey; (shortened title)
Hot Air ^ | 4-17-2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/17/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Fill title: Breaking: Ayotte a no on Manchin-Toomey; Update: Reid announces support for Feinstein assault-weapons ban

This is a big deal, and not just because of the swing of a single vote in the Senate:

Kelly O'Donnell @KellyO NBC News has learned Sen. Kelly Ayotte will be a NO on background checks bill today.

(Check out the rest at linked HotAir source)

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; ayotte; banglist; guncontrol; manchintoomey; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/17/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think she realized it was going down so why put your neck on line for a DOA bill.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sen Toomey,

is it really worthwhile to put your neck out?


3 posted on 04/17/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
My wife speaks (as well as English .. ), Cebuano and Tagalog and I thought this; "Ayotte a no .. " was the beginning of a Pilipina thread.


/8^)

4 posted on 04/17/2013 8:45:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: nhwingut
Exactly right. She'd have voted yes if it was going to pass, even if hers was the 60th vote.

Lautenberg must be relieved to not have to be wheeled in to the Senate.

5 posted on 04/17/2013 8:45:54 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Sir Napsalot

New Hampshire has been turned pretty liberal by Massachusetts immigrants and RINO politicians, but there are still a lot of gun lovers there. I think Ayotte concluded that she just couldn’t afford to offend them, not even if Obama and Reid promised her tons of gravy for the state.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 8:46:57 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m trying to recall a Senator voting against his own bill (other than the procedural move to permit a motion to reconsider). I think it has happened, and IIRC, it was some numbnuts like Specter.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 8:47:05 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Sir Napsalot
In her response to my email critical of her voting to allow discussion of the Background Check Bill, she stated that she stood by her support of the 2nd Ammendment, but she also wanted a vote on the bill.

Giving her the benefit of the doubt, she obviously wants the RATS to have to vote and carry that into next year's elections.

They either have to vote the RAT Line and pay for it, or vote to protect their incumbancy, embarassing Dingey Harry and Nazi Pelosi at the same time.

It will be interesting to see how McNasty and his girlfriend Lindsy vote on the bill.

8 posted on 04/17/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Cboldt

Toomey already said he’s a yes.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 8:48:43 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I spent 20 or 25 minutes trying to listen to the Senator from WV try to tell us how wonderful this bill is and why we should all support it, and how the NRA got it all wrong, blah blah blah. To me, he was very condescending.

First of all, the guy sounds like he’s addressing 1st graders with the tone of voice he’s using.

Secondly, I think he’s full of beans.............. When I could stand no more, I turned it off. I had heard all that I needed to know.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 8:52:26 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I really like this lady!

She could be America’s Maggie Thatcher.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Toomey is a POS and needs to be primaried.

Pro Constitution my ass.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 8:54:39 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Kelly Ayotte.

13 posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
GOOD! Now the rats DON'T have the votes and are biting their tails. Manchin-Toomey is a goner. So long, loser.
14 posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Someone has seen the writing on the wall. I wonder about Lispy Grahamnesty and her Skipper, Capt. RINO McQueeg...


15 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Cboldt

I remember that happening in the House when Wrangle voted against his own bill to reinstate the draft.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:28 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
This is a big deal...


17 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hello!

Sell-out of his conservative cred.

18 posted on 04/17/2013 9:01:35 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I assumed he was. Just musing that (again, IIRC, and oftentimes I don’t ;)) it’s rare, at best, a Senator votes against his own bill. It’s the sort of thing that is highly mock-worthy.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 9:01:35 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: knarf

Your being pilio! Not sure if I spelled that correctly. My wife’s father was Tuguegarao and mother from Makati. Need more pinoy threads.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 9:08:28 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: Cicero
I think Ayotte concluded that she just couldn’t afford to offend them, not even if Obama and Reid promised her tons of gravy for the state.

I'll take it.

This won't just be a great victory for the 2nd Amendment, but also a high-profile loss for the preezy. It's important that he be labeled as a loser. It helps to diminish his aura of invincibility.

21 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:09 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Cboldt

Sen. John C. Calhoun voted against the Tariff of Abominations, which he wrote!


22 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:48 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Sir Napsalot

‘bummer learning what “lame duck’ means?


23 posted on 04/17/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: IbJensen

So far I’ve seen her only as another McCain acolyte, like Lindsay Graham. I can’t see much resemblance to Baroness Thatcher. How do you connect the two women?


24 posted on 04/17/2013 9:14:33 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
This won't just be a great victory for the 2nd Amendment, but also a high-profile loss for the preezy. It's important that he be labeled as a loser. It helps to diminish his aura of invincibility.

He's spent his wad using those little kids for his purposes - and he's losing.

He's beat that horse to death - so can't use it anymore - in the meantime, is he realizing what the term "lame duck" means? (Little harder for a narcissist)

25 posted on 04/17/2013 9:17:16 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I am cautiously optimistic.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 9:20:29 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: EDINVA
So far I’ve seen her only as another McCain acolyte, like Lindsay Graham.

You are spot on...this is just CYA on her part. Conservatives should NOT count on her vote...

27 posted on 04/17/2013 9:23:24 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cicero

[[but there are still a lot of gun lovers there]]

That doesn’t matter- their rights WILL be taken away once the federal mental health bill IS put htrough- they might fail this year to get it htrough, but the FACT that republicans caved in and capitulated to the idea of a vote just emboldened them to kep trying year after year until they get it through- Hell- they might even decide to do what NY did- just ram it htrough without anyone’s approval and htne overnight everyone owning any of hte newly banned guns or clips will becoem instant felons, and puti nto a national databse of ‘potential threats’

We are3 quickly gettign ot a pojtn of no return- we iwll have only one of 2 chocies- fight for our rights or allow hte govenrment to remove our rights- I’m guessign hte latter wil lbe the course of ‘action’ the US will take as we’ve already seen them takign that course of ‘
action’ in NY and other states- Gov says it’s illegal, peopel flock to the police statiosn to turn in their ‘illegal weapons’ - gov says it’s ilelgal, the peopel give up-


28 posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:56 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: JPG

[[GOOD! Now the rats DON’T have the votes and are biting their tails.]]

THIS time- the problem is that now they KNOW they can get unconstitutional bills to the floor WITHOUT the proper opposition that hsoudl have shut this bill down flat before it even reached the floor- that is the problem with the republicans bringign this to a vote- Now thel eft will try try try again until they get thsi andm ore unconstitutional bills to the floor for votes- and with hteir record of corrupting republicans an bribign htem- it’s only a matter of time before they get enough votes on soemthign that shoudl NEVER have been voted on i nthe firstp lace!


29 posted on 04/17/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Wish I know how to add update. From original thread:

Breaking: Ayotte a no on Manchin-Toomey; Update: Reid announces support for Feinstein assault-weapons ban; Update: Heitkamp a no, too

30 posted on 04/17/2013 9:45:41 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Thanks for the confirmation. I thought maybe I’d missed something. I don’t follow as closely as I once did. Don’t feel as if there are too many we can count on any more. There will be a turnaround, I’m just not sure I’ll still be around for it.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Her 95% ACU Conservative voting record is impressive. She is, certifiably, a Conservative which is more than can be said of most everyone else.

I, now that you’ve called me on this, don’t really see anyone that could conceivably resemble Margaret Thatcher, unfortunately.

Maybe Michelle Malkin.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Who to thank for the failure of background check bills so far.

Shock Video: Gun Rights Advocate’s Staff Helped Write Background Check Bill (S 649)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3007737/posts

CCRKBA PULLS SUPPORT OF MANCHIN-TOOMEY ALTERNATIVE OVER RIGHTS RESTORATION
http://www.ccrkba.org/


33 posted on 04/17/2013 10:40:23 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: IbJensen

Sorry, I didn’t mean to “call you” on Sen Ayotte. Like you, I just don’t see ANYONE up there now who could fit the Iron Lady’s (or Reagan’s) shoes. And anyone who associates to closely with McCain is automatically somewhat suspect in my book.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 11:39:41 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: familyop

Thanks for the info.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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