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August 28, 2014

6 Republican Senators Switched Their Debt Limit Votes (Image)

Six Senate Republicans switched from “nay” to “aye” on the critical vote allowing the nation’s debt limit to be extended, a copy of the official Senate vote tally sheet provided to CQ Roll Call on Thursday suggests.

The tally sheet is the only record of which senators may have switched their votes because the Senate clerk — in a break with tradition — didn’t name names during the nearly hourlong vote. Capitol Hill reporters are protesting that change, still within the rules, as lacking transparency.

The actual tally sheet that Senate clerks use to manually record votes is available to interested parties in the Capitol, and CQ Roll Call has posted a PDF copy.

Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Cornyn of Texas, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, John McCain of Arizona and John Thune of South Dakota appear to have switched their votes from “nay” to “aye.” It is possible that some of the markings on the page are due to clerical error.

As reported Wednesday, several of these senators had emerged together from the GOP Cloakroom to flip their votes at the same time, after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas joined together to push the tally over the 60-vote threshold.

But this sheet suggests that McConnell had not actually cast a vote before indicating support of the debate-limiting motion.

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  • truthseeker53

    RINO PUKES!!

    • Lela I. Morgan

      I’d love to see the tea Baggers have their guns shoved up where the sun doesn’t shine. They are ignorant, and can even imagine how they gained so much power but it is waning fast. The American people need to kick their butt to the curb.

      • John Prospero

        Hey Look!…

        Another idiotic leftist describing what America needs to
        do to those whom she does not politically agree with….WHILE simultaneous
        describing the Tea Parties power as “waning” as they prepare to
        primary the senate minority leader.

        I’ll bet you were dumb enough to believe Obama when he
        said you can keep your insurance AND Save 2500k a year on premiums….You
        probably attacked the people who said otherwise…lab led them extreme…and
        then ridiculed them…yet they were right…and you were SO wrong. Just like you are now….LOL!

        • morstar150

          Just a little correction John, we are not preparing to primary the minority leader, WE ARE challenging the leaderless minority leader in the primary. Our constitutional conservative candidate is MATT BEVIN and he is gaining ground on the rudderless McConnell every day!

          • John Prospero

            Amen…Cecil Turtle needs to go in a big way….

      • Midlandr

        Want to see ignorant Lela? Just look in a mirror. Trollettes like you are rapidly becoming terminally stupid.

      • BertemusMaximus

        useful fool or tool if you prefer either is appropriate for ignorance

      • cdgoldin

        Lela, you are an ignorant, bigoted troll, accusing others of your own attributes.

    • morstar150

      Truthseeker53, you can be on my team when we choose up sides!!! lol

    • truthseeker53

      Just wish they’d have left “her” comment up. Doubt if “she” knows enough history to understand anything.

  • NoWay123

    Why? The bill would have passed with 61 votes anyway.

    • BertemusMaximus

      there are 41 Republicans in the Senate if they would have stood together it would not have passed

    • BertemusMaximus

      This is exactly why Sen. Cruz called for a Roll Call so that it would take 60 votes to go through

    • BertemusMaximus

      Remember Harry Reid changed Senate rules to allow simple majority on appointee confirmations

      • Lela I. Morgan

        yeah, and Yayyyyyy!

        • BertemusMaximus

          ????

          • Midlandr

            Lela’s an idiot, been a Demonrat all her life, loves yellow dogs.

          • BertemusMaximus

            Sadly I figured that out the first second after I read her ignorant post the truly sad part of it when it finally effects her she will truly be depressed enough that she will have to go on suicide watch then again those that are already brain dead can’t commit suicide can they

          • Layla

            Is that covered under Obamacare?

          • James Brown

            Yes, but only with a large deductible.

          • BertemusMaximus

            highly improbable since nothing is really covered or affordable under this disaster

        • John Prospero

          YAY! for tyrrany says the leftist!

        • BertemusMaximus

          Oh I get it you like ignorant appointees to be able to go through easily like since he gave over 500,000 to my campaign lets oh I don’t know…. make him ambassador to Norway so we can have more ignorant people ticking off our allies or do you not remember the promise to stop the cronyism in government made by the Hope and Change candidate, I guess it really doesn’t matter as long as it doesn’t effect your every day life right?

        • cdgoldin

          Lela, you are an ignorant troll

          • BertemusMaximus

            you give her to much credit she is just lonely out there in Obama land where even most of the libs are leaving for fear of losing their cushy job

        • Eva St. Clair, NJ

          Yayyyyy to so much debt and no way to pay it back?
          Yayyyy to tyranny?
          Yayyyy to our Constitution being shredded?
          Yayyyy to America being turned into a banana republic?
          You really need to reassess your priorities and where your loyalty SHOULD be.

        • James Brown

          So you will accept tyranny provided your people of choice are the tyrants. Correct? Don’t bother saying no because your own words prove it.

  • wrigney

    “6 Republican Senators Switched Their Debt Limit Vote” …………….

    ………” the 6 were last spotted on I-10 West heading at high speed towards Mexican border.

    A pick-up truck with a troop of angry “Tea Party Patriots” (with muskets), were in hot pursuit”…….

    • Takincareofbusiness

      I hope the 6 remember to take their Fast & Furious guns with them.

    • william couch

      42″ long rifle.

      • wrigney

        That would be messy.

    • Drew

      Ya but they each had big bags of cash

    • Rob_Chapman

      TEA Party and Patriots is an oxymoron.

      • wrigney

        I stand corrected.

      • James Brown

        Do you have anything of substance to say or are you simply determined to show your willful ignorance of what the Tea Party stands for.
        We in the Tea Party/Conservative movement stand for the Constitution as written and the Republic as founded.
        We don’t believe that Black people are 3/5ths of a person and we believe that human beings everywhere should not be treated as property.
        It is a fact that the 14th Amendment made the 3/5ths clause null and void, and we believe that it made our Republic a better nation.
        We do not believe in NO government; we believe that the best government is that which governs least, as for the federal government that means governing within the strict boundaries defined by the Constitution.
        We believe in equal opportunity for all, and to have such, we cannot have government imposed, racially based affirmative action.
        We believe that in days past when blacks and others were discriminated against due to their skin color or the shape of their eyes or their religion or country of origin that it was morally wrong to do those things.
        We believe that it is morally wrong to discriminate that way no matter whom is doing the discrimination and no matter whom is being discriminated against.
        Now that I have destroyed your favorite and untruthful progressive talking points, what new lies about us will you start spouting?

        • Don C. Hayward

          Clear, brief and well said. Thank you Mr. Brown.

        • Hawkeye

          Pretty much all of it is bullshit. The Tea Party stands on Koch money. When they finally die off then we will see where you are. What you are is not in question.

          • Ricarrdo estavans

            As opposed to George Soros, Hollywood, corrupt wall st money on the lib skum side.

          • Nurse50carol

            Don’t hold your breath Hawkeye—I can guarantee you TeaParties on the local level are not beneficiaries of the Koch money –the red herring in the Anti TeaParty rants–So as hard as it might be for you to believe there ARE those of us who believe in Constitutional government and are willing to put OUR time and money in our battle to return to the original intent of our Founders-a smaller much less intrusive Government–

          • Hawkeye

            LOL

            I absolutely believe in Constitutional government, but that has to be ALL of the Constitution not just the Tea Party selected, out of context quotes that are nothing more than empty sloganeering, and that in pretty much all of what the Tea Party claims to support.

            As for our Founding Fathers – in such complete agreement that Burr and Hamilton fought a duel over it, resulting in the death of Hamilton. They had fist fights on the floor of Congress and most of them were adamantly opposed to corporate business, since paying for English crown subsidies to a corporation were what led to the Boston Tea Party in the first place. Be real careful whom you cite, and a whole lot more careful about what you ascribe to whom.

            You have the tax representation they didn’t have and what led to dumping the tea in the harbor. And you still find yourself in a minority tax position; so get over it.

          • Wildshot

            What are you talking about. Your narrow minded uninformed, biased and ignorant mind set don’t know a thing to what it is talking about, you ignorant slob. No I don’t mean that. You ignorant person. Learn that which you are talking about and not regurgitate your leftist talking points.

          • Hawkeye

            Project much?

          • Wildshot

            No, as a matter a fact I don’t, just stating the obvious. :)

          • Hawkeye

            I couldn’t care less what you believe. Really not at all, as long as you do not attempt to enforce your own biases on others. That is the essence of personal liberty and of personal morality for that matter.

            We, however, are a social animal that must get along in numbers never before seen in any other species even close to as personally aggressive as we are.

            You mislabel me as any kind of far left socialist, if that is what you mean by your ad hominem. No skin off my nose that you are mistaken. I am a libertarian of the old school, privacy, earned profit, private property but in public the common good where common applies, which is a boundary you need to examine a whole lot closer.

            There is a very good reason teaers are a minority and will stay that way just like the far left will. You attempt to force your own beliefs on others. Americans are far too much mavericks to tolerate that for very long.

          • Wildshot

            Yep, the Koch money is really bad. Still the thirteen wealthiest on the all time richest American list all contribute to the Democratic party and the Koch Brothers are only number 59 on the rich list yet it seems when money contributions come up it is always the evil Koch brothers. Democrats stand on much more of that Evil money than Republicans or Tea Parties. Most of those top 59 are Democratic contributors but the Democrats only seem to look at the Koch brothers. Seems funny to me.

          • Hawkeye

            David and Charles Koch rank about tied at about 3rd or 4th in this country, and contribute far more to American right wing causes personally (although generally through their foundations) than any other and to a wider range of recipients as well, besides organizing a rather wide, secret coalition of less wealthy to augment that. A few really straight facts would do you good.

        • Basedrum

          First: to try to distance yourself from the many many people who have shown up to TP rallies with blatantly racist signs is comical. Just own it.

          You honestly just made a claim that people aren’t still discriminated against because of the color of their skin which is laughable by every statistic which shows equal quality candidates of color have a far less chance of getting a job than a white candidate.

          You keep pointing to the Constitution but I can show you NUMEROUS TP folks who are strictly against the freedom which has been found BY THE SUPREME COURT regarding personal body privacy and the debate of Abortion to say nothing of the restrictions that even the founders built in regarding the 2nd amendment which you probably oppose.

          You claim that progressives are low info voters but fail to address the claims for multiple levels of TP reps and voters about how Obama is/was/supports muslims and was born outside of the US, which has been proven false MULTIPLE TIMES. Yet you’ll support Ted Cruz who has even less of an argument as to being called a “natural born citizen”.

          Spare us your “destroying of untruthful progressive talking points” nonsense and just belly up to the conservative business owned trough of corruption and greed.

          • Wildshot

            Oh, and how many Tea Party rallies have you shown up too. I have seen one racist sign and it was found to be by an antagonist outsider and was shouted down by Tea Party members. Ah, how ignorance is so restful for ignoramus’ as your self.

        • Rob_Chapman

          Do you have anything of substance to say or are you simply determined to show your willful ignorance of what the Tea Party stands for.

          James, those are your words. What more evidence need I present to demonstrate that the TEA Party is just the verbal mask for thugs?

      • morstar150

        No, here’s some oxymorons for you. Republican leaders! Democratic principals! Presidential Intellegence!

    • Udon Nomi

      Most Tea Party members would agree it would be wiser to warn New Mexico that the legislators in question were headed their way..if the lying, deceitful elected officials were headed to Mexico, they would be on I-35 S or US281 S. Maps and ballots are alike, both can be confusing, taking you where you thought you were going only to find you were lost all along.

      • wrigney

        Roger that.

  • BertemusMaximus

    Traitorous SOB’s

  • z–man

    Let’s polish up six lamp-posts…

    • BertemusMaximus

      .50cal

  • James Brown

    There is only one real remedy for curing the cancer that is the GOPe and progressivism that have infected our country and is ignoring our Constitution. That is to contribute to; volunteer for; and vote in the primaries only for Tea Party endorsed candidates. If, in the general election, there is not a Tea Party candidate available to vote for then write one in. Please do not make the argument that this will hurt the Party. We in the Tea Party care not about saving the Republican Party, we’re trying to save the nation and our Constitution. There is no real difference between GOPe elected office holders and the progressives. I would only make an exception for the Presidential election, after all a moderate Romney, whom at least understands and reveres the Constitution, would have been a far better President than the tyrant wannabe we now have in office.

    • John Prospero

      Great post James….spot on….

    • BertemusMaximus

      there is another way read above

      • James Brown

        The only problem I have with going the route of the Constitutional Convention is that the progressives could hijack it. To many on our side still believe in being collegial in their interactions with those of the progressive persuasion. The progressives will lie, cheat, steal, murder; use IRS power to shut up their opponents; use the dirt compiled by the NSA to blackmail; and use any and all illegal and nefarious tactics to get their way in destroying the Constitution as written. If there were some way to simply shut out the progressives and their evil tactics and ideas I would agree with you. But since our side does not like to get down in the dirt and fight the progressives using their own tactics against them, we handcuff ourselves and would likely lose in any showdown at a Constitutional Convention. This is a blood sport for progressives, it is, unfortunately not fought that way by our side.
        I cannot stand even the sight of Gloria Allred, but 20 or so years ago on a talk show she said something that has stuck with me all these years. She said, and this is somewhat of a paraphrase but ultimately accurate, “that ultimately the progressives will win the political and culture war because Progressives believe only in politics and Conservatives believe only in principle and that puts the right at a huge disadvantage”. Unfortunately it seems she is correct thus the only real solution is to simply overwhelm the progressives in Congress with Tea Partiers and to elect a Tea Party President, thus wresting the Republican Party from the hands of the progressive GOPe thus allowing we Constitutionalists to matriculate the political and Constitutional football ball back to the right side of the field and return the “Overton Window” back to the spot the Founding Fathers placed it.

        • BertemusMaximus

          I have those same concerns but wonder if the midterms will give ua any better of a chance

          • James Brown

            It is probable that this midterm will not completely solve the problem. It has taken the Progressives 100 years to get this far, mainly by using activist judges to impose their ideology than by using the electoral process. Either way it is incumbent upon all of us to support the candidates who will go to DC, like Ted Cruz, and get the process of limiting government to its Constitutional limits. It will be a long process to get government back to representing the our best interests and to protecting our Natural Rights as they are supposed to do under the Constitution. And supporting those candidates doesn’t mean just voting, it means volunteering time to campaign for them and it means, if one can afford it to donate money to them, not the party.

          • Rob_Chapman

            Ted Cruz’ recent histrionics cost the government $46 billion in direct costs in gearing down for the shut-down>

            It cost merchants and small business people who depend on the trade of government employees tens of billions more.

            Ted Cruz, & James Brown, as is all too typical of TEA Party advocates, are entirely indifferent to the needs or the fate of people trying to make a living by honest work in the U.S. of A.

          • DoucheOwebama

            Go put your straightjacket back on, old man….you and the rest of the brain dead Blowbama d*ck suckers always blame the Republicans for the shutdown. F*CK YOU and the donkey a$$ party you rode in on, doucheb*g…

          • James Brown

            I’m not going to defend myself against your lies and slurs, my posts that state my positions speak for themselves and no amount of distortions and lies by the likes of you will change them.

          • CoastalMaineBird

            So, how many proposals were on the table to fund the government, that Dingy Harry would NOT let anyone vote on?
            It wasn’t Ted Cruz that shut down the government.

            It wasn’t Ted Cruz that sent out EXTRA guards to shut down roads so people couldn’t even look at Mt. Rushmore.

            It wasn’t Ted Cruz that sent out EXTRA guards to keep people OUT of national monuments.

          • morstar150

            Now that I can agree with 100%.

          • CoastalMaineBird

            “It is probable that this midterm will not completely solve the problem. ”
            Unfortunately, true.
            The first step in solving a problem is to admit you have one.
            I don’t see evidence that the nation as a whole realizes we have one.

          • James Brown

            I think the signs are all around but sometimes they are not recognized. Do you listen to talk radio, other than NPR? Do you ever watch Fox News? I don’t know but I’m just asking because whatever progressive caricature about Rush, Hannity, Levin, Hewitt etc… and Fox News, these are thing to pay attention to because talk radio has feedback real time from the right and left and Fox does present both sides of issues that they report. Also, do you remember the 2010 election? 65 House seats changed party and several amongst those were taken by Tea Party/Conservative candidates. An even bigger wipe out happened at the state level where nearly 700 legislative seats changed parties and a majority of those were Tea Party/Conservatives winning. That looks to me like many people saw a problem and voted as such. 2012 had a different dynamic due to the Presidential election but we are again at a mid term and most of the polls and data out there are pointing to another large wave, again a sign that the electorate recognizes a problem.

          • Layla

            Support the Senate Conservatives Fund and elect Senators who will vote FOR AMERICA, and not legalization and more spending. We need jobs not more welfare.

          • James Brown

            agreed.

          • Midlandr

            Only the day after will tell…

        • Midlandr

          My fear too.

        • Rob_Chapman

          The problem with James Browns’ proposal for a constitutional convention is that he wants to use it to settle his particular pet peeves.

          The American constitution written by such political giants as James Madison, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton works precisely because those far visioned statesmen did not try to settle specific issues, but instead to give us a system to settle them among ourselves by political means.

          The seventeenth amendment, duly and legally passed enhances the ability of the American people to select their leadership and hold them accountable.

          The GOP is down to 25% of the electorate. People like James Brown, demanding that a minority of a minority run things is counter everything the American Constitution protects and advances.

          • James Brown

            Again, for those whom did not actually read my entire post where I explain that the founders never intended to have the Senate represent the people or their political passions. The Senate was to represent the prerogatives of the state as a whole defined by the people of the individual states through their state legislature. Having Senators directly elected has destroyed the very foundation of our Republic thus bringing closer to being what the Founders wanted to avoid at all costs, that being a direct democracy whereby a bare 50.1% majority could enact any policy they chose, including tyranny, rather than having one house of the legislature being able to tamp down the political passions of the day and make laws that have wide support, thus thwarting Germany.
            And furthermore, because the 17th Amendment was duly and legally passed simply means that it can be duly and legally repealed, or did you forget about that Rob?

          • CoastalMaineBird

            The fact that Senators serve SIX year terms, rather than two, and have staggered term expirations, is further support for the idea that they should be further removed from the passions of the day.

          • Layla

            Correction: My small southern town is booming with more Republicans now than Democrats. We have a high population of blacks and they ARE leaving the Democrat party and……..even joining the Tea Party! YOU may be in for a surprise in November. The common people are not happy with Obamacare.

    • Pragmatic Conservative

      First of all, if you can’t tell the difference between the liberals in the US Senate, and Republicans, you are either not paying attention or you just don’t understand very much. Second, thank you for admitting what most of us have known for a long time, the Tea Party is not an extension of the GOP, it is a splinter group that exists for the purpose of destroying the
      GOP. Third, take a look at the math. the Tea Party is a small fraction of the GOP, let alone the entire electorate. Tea Party candidates lose more often than they win (otherwise, the GOP would already have control of the Senate), so your strategy is pretty much the same as the DNC’s, drive as many people away from the GOP as possible so that liberals will win the elections. The Tea Party cannot win in blue or purple states because it is divisive and focused solely on ideological purity. As a result, it is driving people away. I can name plenty of “soft” Republicans who voted for Democrats in recent elections because they found the Tea Partier the GOP nominated to be too extreme. At the same time, I haven’t found a single DEM who shifted to the Tea Party. So, while you keep driving people away, the liberals are laughing all the way to Congress.

      • James Brown

        Spoken like a true party man. Yes absolutely, we will destroy the GOP as it is currently constructed by getting rid of the progressive element within leadership that will not stand up and fight for the Constitution, thus the people. We will take it over and make it a party true to the Constitution. You establishment types are so out of touch with the party base you have no idea, or are keeping yourselves willfully ignorant, about what is happening at the grass roots level and what we want our elected officials to do. There is a Conservative/Tea Party tsunami building that may make 2010 look like a simple skirmish.
        And by the way, there were many more GOPe supported candidates that lost in the last election than there were Tea Party/Conservative candidates that lost. One other thing, if your establishment man Mitt Romney had run his campaign in an effort to attract the Tea Party/Conservative base and run it as cut-throat against Obama, as he did against the Tea Party/Conservative candidates in the Primaries, he would have won with ease because the entire base would have been out voting rather than having about 15% sitting it out. And don’t get me wrong, that 15% only represents a small part of the Tea Party/Conservative base, they are the purists, the other 85% that did show up and vote for Romney are the strategy voters, like myself – (I did vote for Romney because I believe he is a thouroughly decent man) – but unfortunately the 85% of the base that did show up were not enough to defeat Obama, and the GOPe should have learned a big lesson from that. Unfortunately they have convinced themselves that it was losing the Hispanic vote that lost the election, thus now convincing them to push for amnesty and to take a whole host of other stances in direct conflict with the base and that is why they lost in 2012; why the GOPe will lose this year and again in 2016. But that is the essence of elections is it not, that candidates need to earn the votes of their entire base or risk some of them not voting. Period. This year is going to be an electoral bloodbath like no other.
        One thing you establishment people seem to miss is that most of the people whom have left the Republican Party in the last several years and switched to Independent are Conservatives and Tea Partiers. Conservatives and the Tea Party are the Republican base and many of them have, and are reregistering as Independents and Libertarians whom will vote Republican but only when it is for a candidate sufficiently conservative and trust worthy. And that is the thing that the establishment types do not understand, their problem leading to their 2012 loss is trust deficit they have created with the Base. Establishment Republicans are going to get thrown out this year, be it in the primary by a Tea Party candidate or in the General by a Democrat. It no longer makes any difference to enough of the base since the the GOPe’ers are seen as no different than the Democrats, except for the fact that the Democrats actually fight for what they want to do – (in their case they want to destroy the Constitution) – and the GOPe Congressional leadership, despite their words – (we judge them by their actions) – will not fight for what we want, meaning fidelity to the Constitution. We, the Conservative/Tea Party base, are fighting the good fight. Your side, the Linguine spined, untrustworhty incumbent GOPe progressives, are fighting to maintain the status quo, more often than not, to maintain their perks of power and that is anethma to the purist voters and many of the strategic voters.
        A large majority of the Conservative/Tea Party base understand that the first step in our quest to restore the Republic, as founded, and the Constitution, as written, is to take the Republican Party back and return it to is classical liberal roots – (classical liberal beliefs are in today’s lexicon called Conservative, Tea Party and radical far right beliefs) – just like the Progressives took over the Democratic Party in the early 1900′s and started their quest to turn the US into a socialist/communist nirvana, with them in charge, of course.
        Yes, get ready for a new Republican Party after November and 2016. I will predict that the Tea Party/Conservative base are going to deliver much needed reinforcements to Cruz et al in the Senate and to the Tea Party caucus in the House. So much so I would not be surprised to hear the terms, Majority Leader Cruz, and Speaker – name any Tea Party caucuser here – but my real hope is, that come January 2017 to hear the progressive loons in the MSM have to report on President Palin’s inauguration. Now that would be sweet to watch them spit out those words as their heads explode. I suspect that would be what many establishment republicans would be doing too. And that would be doubly sweet, to kill two progressive birds with two election stones.

      • morstar150

        That is just not true. You call yourself pragmatic Conservative. Does that mean that you support Mitch McConnell after all of the damage that he has done? You call yourself conservative but where are you really from, a blue state? Ask Ted Cruz. Ask Mike Lee. And for a change actually listen to what they are saying. That splinter group that you are talking about is the party base!!!

        • Rob_Chapman

          Self identified Republicans are down to 25% of the electorate. The TEA Party is driving people away from it in droves.

          There is a maxim in politics that winner take all electoral systems, such as the one in America, foster two party systems.

          By driving people out of the GOP, the TEA Party only weakens one of the two parties.

          Everyone but the TEA Party have an interest in a strong, responsible and accountable GOP.

          The TEA Party lack that interest because of their pathetic illusions:
          a) that they superior to the rest of us; and,
          b) the TEA Partiers’ superiority will place in them in power so they can give orders to the rest of us.

          • CoastalMaineBird

            “Everyone but the TEA Party have an interest in a strong, responsible and accountable GOP.”

            — If we had a GOP that was EITHER strong, or responsible, or accountable, we wouldn’t NEED a Tea Party.

          • dlj332

            There are millions of conservatives that do are not registered as republicans. If they vote conservative that’s a good thing.

        • wrigney

          IT is VERY TRUE….although, I’m fully aware of what is causing your blindness.

          A “colored” man in the WH.

          • CoastalMaineBird

            Oh yes, let’s just play the old race card one more time, why don’t we?

          • Layla

            PROG ALERT!

    • wrigney

      Boehner and Company beg to differ. A “purge” is underway as we speak. Boehner has had it with the Tea Party and has sounded….
      General Quarters!! I bet you $10,000 that Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and Chuck Shumer…….clean house.

      • morstar150

        That’s if they retain power! I’m betting that they won’t. The Constitutional Conservatives will win this election. Ask Rush!

      • James Brown

        Considering the fact that the grass roots are out fundraising the establishment it would seem the early money would bet against you. Of course with CoC and some unions and some Soros money supporting the GOPe and the IRS getting ready to use their power against the Tea Party and Conservative organizations – (with the acquiescence of the GOPe) – you could end up being correct. But I believe that 95%+ of the base have made up their mind and money and commercials and IRS tampering will not make much of a difference except in the bluest of blue states that are inhabited mostly by low info voters. Either way it is probable that the typical dem voters are going to be depressed and many will not show up and the typical Tea Party/Conservative voter will be eager to vote. The public polls, money raising and the focus groups, plus I am told the parties’ and the candidates internal polls are all showing much the same thing; an anti-incumbent, anti-democrat wave election is building and the only question left to answer is how large and anti-incumbent it will be.

        • wrigney

          Here is what will make your eloquently stated position FAIL — and its quite simple. And your side seems to be COMPLETELY ignoring this issue and risk extinction.

          IMMIGRATION and Financial Inequality will dominate.

          Name me (ONE) GOTP candidate for 2016, that you HONESTLY believe can beat Hillary.

          REMEMBER, this individual MUST be able to garner the Black, Hispanic and Women’s vote…back up your choice with examples of how this individual’s reputation is concerning those aforementioned voting blocks.

          If you say for instance, “Rand Paul” or “Ted Cruz” — you’d be joking.

          Be serious. Good Luck.

          • James Brown

            I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree and just wait until 2016. The only thing at this point that is written in stone is that another GOPe candidate that runs a mealy mouthed campaign designed to attract moderates will lose again.

          • wrigney

            And because you could NOT give me that ONE candidate, I proved my point. That is the dilemma facing the GOTP from here on out.

            I respect your non BS answer.

          • James Brown

            Here’s a non-BS answer, I believe Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin would beat Hillary or any other dem that will run provided dem voter fraud is kept to typical limits. But even at that the wave against the establishment of both sides coming in this election will also wash over the 2016 election and is going to destroy incumbents and legacy politicians of both parties. That’s what I believe, and you disagree with me so as stated previously we will have to agree to disagree.

          • wrigney

            You did say “Sarah Palin?”

            Yep…..I’m done chatting with you……you fooled me. Your as Delusional as the rest of the GOTP.

    • morstar150

      Sorry James, I have to return to the Red State strategy that MUST be employed. I am agreeing with you that we must support those candidates who are Constitutional Conservatives who are candidates in the Red States. However, the socialists in the Democrat’s party will never allow that party to return to the American Constitutional principals. For goodness sake they are two steps away from communism. The Republican party already has in place MANY constitutional conservatives who WILL BE the next leaders in that party. So, it is imperative that the Republican Party becomes the majority party of the US Senate. That may mean holding your nose and allowing Maine to elect Olympia Snowe, as an example.

      Notice that I also call the Tea Party by their more accurate name “the Constitutional Conservatives.” I do this because the media has managed to turn the Tea Party Brand into a bad reference. The stupid people who don’t understand get it hammered into their the Tea Party are those extremists. It is harder to make that argument when you explain to people that our core belief come from the US Constitution and the vow that each of these phony representative take when the try to undermine our great nation with their progressive-socialist philosophy that has no place in American government.

      • James Brown

        I have no problem with the people of Maine electing whomever they want. It is their choice and since I vote in Michigan I hope they do vote for a Republican. My point is though, that the base is revolting, whether those that represent the base in Main or Taxachussettes or New York or elsewhere in the blue/purple states can muster enough electoral power amongst the Tea Party/Conservative base remains to be seen. As I said, I am a strategic voter, but I have no power to do anything about whom the base in other states elect. Also, one reason we are, as you said, “two steps away from communism – (I know a little out of context but still true) – is because even when the GOPe has had the Presidency and majorities in both houses of Congress they still do not seem to be able to move the political football to the right, they only manage to slow down the leftward drift thus the base is going to throw out a whole bunch of GOPe Senators and Reps because they are sick of cowardly GOPe leadership. As I said earlier, a small percentage to be sure, but enough to make a difference, do not care whether the GOPe guys are replaced by Dems or not. And the GOPe better learn this lesson; That without that 15% or so whom are purists, they cannot win many elections and without them will never win a Presidential election.

        • Layla

          They obviously DO NOT understand this because two lost presidential elections later, the same losing leadership are still in charge of the House and Senate GOP. THEY NEED TO GO! Congress, thy name is ARROGANCE.

      • wrigney

        …….hey wake up.

      • Layla

        Love it, leadership calling “the base” the problem. Ho boy, are you people in for a surprise…

    • Rob_Chapman

      The TEA Party proposals published in their publications and on this thread are dumb and serve as persiflage for their true interest of taking over the government for their own corrupt purposes.

      The GOP is a generations old party that has proven time and time its ability to pursue both sound policy and high ethics.

      • James Brown

        You really aren’t the sharpest arrow in the quiver are you; or is it more a problem of being blindly ideological and believing the rubes out in flyover country are to stupid to make decisions for themselves.

    • Layla

      Support the Senate Conservatives Fund and elect candidates who will vote FOR AMERICANS, not illegals. We need jobs not more welfare.

  • Midlandr

    None of the switchers surprise me, they are true partymen, not Americans. I am voting against Cornyn in the primaries. John’s gone native in DC which is why we need strict term limits.

    • James Brown

      A term limit Amendment in the House is fine, but repeal of the 17th Amendment would solve the problem in the Senate. Also an Amendment limiting candidates for the House to raise money only in their individual district would also be a huge help.

      • Midlandr

        I agree, the 17th amendment must be repealed so the States have the representation originally intended. As it stands, Senators no longer represent the State, nor the people who now elect them.

      • morstar150

        Disagree! Repeal of the 17th Amendment will not create an equal process of representation. The voters of the State must first elect good Senators who will represent them in a republican fashion. Don’t blame the crooks in power when the electorate does not figuratively chop off their crooked heads.

        • Rob_Chapman

          Don’t blame the crooks in power when the electorate does not figuratively chop off their crooked heads.

          Especially when the outrage of the people is channelled into extreme proposals serving nothing but a partisan agenda.

          Yes, I mean TEA Party blowhards whose motivation is pure self interest.

          • DoucheOwebama

            You are nothing but a brain dead Blowbama d*ck sucking Libtard in “disguise”. GTH, a$$hole.

          • wrigney

            Don’t hold back….

          • Rob_Chapman

            Thank you for demonstrating my point about the lack of substance in TEA Party commentors.

          • morstar150

            That is the typical socialist propaganda you pump out there when you can’t discuss the issue. The outrage is against a government that has stopped operating under the Constitution. That may be acceptable under your extreme socialist views but to America its offensive. Your ignorance about the Tea Party shows when you make statement such as “whose motivation is pure self interest.” You just don’t get it. It is not about me it is about our country!!! Must be the occupy idiots you are talking about!

          • Basedrum

            Yeah because the country has definitely taken to the TP ideas. That’s why they keep getting elected in every state. Oh wait: I’m being told that they aren’t and lose every state wide election that they run for. Seems your logic on what is “good for the country” doesn’t match the electorate. Hmmm… who should get to choose then?

          • women99

            Rob
            It’s time for you to watch dancing with the stars or American Ideal. Tune out buddy and PLEASE TAKE YOUR MEDS.

          • Rob_Chapman

            Thanks 99, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, after I am drunk I will again be sober, but your condition, 99, is appalling and permanent.

            So sad.

        • James Brown

          The Founders created the Senate with equal state representation in order to give states interests a seat at the legislative/oversight table and wanted it to be a place of statesman like debate and decision making. They did not want the Senators to be beholden to the political passions of the day, that is why the approval of Justices and Treaties were given to the Senate. This is why the responsibility for populating the Senate was given to the state legislatures, such that when a Senator voted in a way that the state legislature believed in contradiction to the state’s interests, he would be recalled and a Senator would be appointed that would vote in the state’s interest as the state legislature defined said interest. That is the very essence of a Republic and was the bedrock of the principle of the separation of powers, but now the interests of the parties are what is represented in both houses and respecting the prerogatives of the Congress, meaning the protection of their territory thus the separation of powers is no longer respected or fought for by Congress. Thus the lawless imperial President. By the way the President’s party is not the issue here, it is whether he is a man of honor and will respect his oath to the Constitution and it is clear that Obama is not the former will not do the latter.
          The political passions of the day are were supposed to be represented in the House, that is why they called it the peoples house because House members are directly elected by the people. House members are the only federal representatives that are supposed to be directly elected. Also, the Founders did not want the pure passions and passing fancies of the day to elect the President thus the reason we have the Electoral College. The founders did everything they could to avoid our government becoming a direct democracy, and of course the progressives are doing everything they can to turn it into a direct democracy. By having Senators directly elected we now have two Houses of Representatives both representing the political parties interests and nobody but the Tea Party/Conservative elected Representatives and Senators fighting for the peoples and the states interests. This is why the progressives want to get rid of the Electoral College, for when they do they will have their direct democracy and the first time progressives come into power after the electoral college is gone that will be the last real elections we ever have and that will be the final nail in our Constitutional Republic.

        • Midlandr

          The Senate was supposed to represent the State interests (the Legislature and Governor), not the peoples interests, that was for the House of Representatives.

    • Rob_Chapman

      The avatar is great and should become the Colorado state seal!

      • Midlandr

        I always liked Hector Heathcoat.

    • victoria_29

      I am with you, I am voting Dwayne Stovall http://www.TexansforStovall.com in primary.

  • BertemusMaximus

    State legislatures are looking into a Constitutional conference to reign in the this Federal Government with 2/3 of States calling for it they can effect a turn around by getting 3/5 of the states to vote on it thus nullifying any Federal Government law and or amending the Constitution to stop this insanity contact your local state legislators and tell them to protect the Constitution and start the process or they will be replaced with people who will protect and defend the Constitution

    • James Brown

      If we do that, the first change on the agenda has to be the repeal of the 17th Amendment and return the populating of the Senate back to the individual State Legislatures. The popular election of Senators is the core structural problem that has broken our Republic and the main reason big money and protection of the parties is such an overbearing influence in our government rather than the states interests and the people’s interests in legislation. Previously the individual state interests were represented in legislation by the Senate and the peoples interests were represented in the house. Those distinctions no longer exist, rather, now the interests of the political parties and their ability to raise money from big money interests are what is represented by both houses of the Congress and that is proving to be the demise of our Constitutional Republic.

      • Rob_Chapman

        Yeah and while we are at it we can go back to calling up the militia instead of having regular armed forces, we can tear up the interstate system and go back to rail barons regulated by the states and we can give up on English as the national language and give the states the rights to choose whatever local languages prevail.

        Great thinking Mr. Brown.

        • James Brown

          Why do you insist in showing off your willful and extremist ignorance. None of the things you stated were dictated or disallowed by the Constitution. Rail Barron’s came about due to bribes and lawlessness, kind of like the big banks now, and that is a failing of the moral character of those within the system, not due to any fault in the Constitution. The interstate system was constructed and paid for by the people as a system of public use and so the military could move troops quickly around the country in order to counter a possible invasion, remember the Cold War? This was well within the bounds of the Constitution.
          It doesn’t seem like you think about your positions very deeply, another low info/progressive voter I would surmise.

        • Don C. Hayward

          Rail barons, state militias, local languages. Hmmm. In point of fact the allegedly local languages of which you speak is fostered by Feds via the Dept. of Education. English is a second language in Mexican border towns on both sides of the border. You’re a little behind in the comprehension of the advancement of the Marxist hold on public education. BTW the current administration is in the process of firing all of the warrior types of flag rank so that your hypothesis of returning to a militia may be underway.

          • James Brown

            I think rob is off his meds actually.

        • Mamzer_FEMA_REGION_IV

          Might I suggest corn cobs and out houses for you?

        • Michael Cichorz

          Rob Chapman according article one section 8, a standing army is unconstitutional. We are to raise an army in time of need from the militia, and not for more than two years at a time. The militia is not a bunch of wackos running through the woods, but it is a locally organized unit of all eligible men 18-45. We are allowed to maintain a navy, for protection of our borders and commerce. You are obviously an uneducated hate filed person who prefers to shoot his mouth off without any ammunition. Spend more time educating yourself and less time giving your opinion. Eisenhower warned us against the military industrial complex, Kennedy warned us against secret societies, and Smedley Butler told us war is a racket. Take the RED PILL and WAKE THE HELL UP!!!!!

          • Rob_Chapman

            Mr. Cichorz, US Selective Service law only requires an eight year military commitment.

            You are demanding the military commitment be extended to 27 years adding another 19 years to this onerous commitment and telling me to wake the hell up?

            I think not, sir.

      • MH

        EXTREME naivete. You think the big money doesn’t control the state legislatures already? You’re just giving them more DIRECT control over the Senate than they have now. At least now the people have a fighting chance to throw out a rascal.

        • James Brown

          I think you’re just short-sighted and have not thought it through very deeply.

        • Michael Cichorz

          Since the installation of computer voting, votes don’t count anymore. Its a rigged game. Plus voting is a waste of time because we don’t get a choice of who runs. they present twiddle dee or twiddle dum and get to choose from 2 sides of the same coin.

      • BertemusMaximus

        From what I understand and have heard is- Term Limits, Balanced Budget amendment, and there are 3 other major points that escape me at this time but those are the two I understand to be at the top of a short list to discuss or have been discussed I am dealing with a death in the family and was not giving it my full attention when presented to me.
        Oh and one I think was something to do with Executive Orders

        • James Brown

          Sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

          • BertemusMaximus

            Thank you for the condolences and I know my Father in Law would want me to keep up the pressure and do what I can to help save the Country he served and loved so dearly.

    • Rob_Chapman

      Vote out the GOP and a great deal of the debt inducing measures will go with them.

      • CoastalMaineBird

        Yeah , like the ACA the GOP stuffed down our throats.
        Like the permanent (it seems that way) unemployment the GOP stuffed down our throats.
        Like the “green giveaways” the GOP gave to Solyndra, et al.

        Oh, wait – that wasn’t the GOP, was it?

        My bad.

      • Layla

        The people to vote out are the Dems and the RINOs.

      • BertemusMaximus

        wow you should go on TV with that

        • Rob_Chapman

          Please excuse me, I thought numbers mattered.

          Before Bush tax cuts federlal surplus and prosperity.

          After Bush tax cuts deficits and recesssion.

          The mechanism of prosperity is closely related to prosperity. First federal surpllusses lead to greater investment in industry instead of federal debt.

          Second, tax cuts, as GW Bush explained back in 01 are a lowering of the price of government. It follows from common sense tat reducing the price of something will increase its use.

          For these and other reasons, the Conservative insistence on lower taxes has resulted in permanent federal deficits, increasing federal debt and sustained growth in government.

          The stubborn insistence among the GOP rank-and-file for the continuation of the failed policoes described above is what driving the dysfunction in American goverance.

          That, Bertimus is also what is shrinking the GOP and making it less and less effective.

          • BertemusMaximus

            My previous post that you replied to stands, as you are ignorant to what you say “numbers matter” since you are obviously a socialist tool or fool, if you prefer, I will not bother you with facts and logic since it would do very little good, but I challenge your assumptions and you to research your left wing talking points that have been going since 2006 when the Democrats had control of both houses up until 2010 and 2 years 2008 until 2010 of the entire government except the judiciary.
            Who for the ignorant have only the power to decide whether a law is constitutional when brought before them.
            I do not understand where people like you who seem smart get so screwed up and twisted around by politicians who constantly prove they could care less about the citizens and only care about keeping their power.
            So you understand who you are posting to, My vote, donations and support go to Constitutional Conservatives of which there are few and I research their record and if for example there are none available at that particular time I take the closest to it.
            I find it deplorable and particularly lazy to take any politician at their word, if they have been in office their record will be available if you have the desire to know the truth of what and who you are supporting. If they are new to the game then their record of how they live and what they believe is harder to come by but still available for those who truly care about the Country and the Constitution.
            So you may continue to blame Bush or spin facts and logic any way you like but it will only work with the ignorant and lazy who find it easier to lay blame than to take responsibility, but it will not work for the informed and diligent.
            Good Luck

          • Rob_Chapman

            since
            you are obviously a socialist tool or fool

            Bert, I find almost impossible to believe that someone who writes something like the above line taken from your post has any charity in his soul.
            If you think interest in other people and their opinions is foolish or socialistic so be it.

            Your statements about “Democratic control of the entire government,” show a lack of understanding of the American system which makes it virtually impossible for a party to move its agenda quickly even if it has such control.

            In my foolish or socialist view, the inhibition of party’s agenda and the constitutional road-blocks to enacting and implementing such agendas is the most favorable aspect of American constitutionalism..

            “I find it deplorable and particularly lazy to take any politician at their word,”

            The above quote, taken from your post Bert strikes me as maliciously judgmental, malice and judgmentalism two qualities that reek from your post.

            But they strike me as judgmental in that deny that integrity can exist in public affairs. Do not get me wrong, I believe strongly in “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me,” but having worked with and observed a large set of elected officials, I can firmly and truthfully state that they are by and large well qualified, sincere and hard -working people.

            Perhaps it is your attitude of our sour superiority that is more indicative of lazy unwillingness to look deeply into public matters?

          • BertemusMaximus

            Thus the goading worked and instead of a quick one line approach with sarcastic overtones we now have a dialogue.
            As for the uncivilized and impolite post to your second response I sincerely apologize, but your first response to my original post warranted (in my opinion) such an improper tact to bring out the fact that you are not just a Troll.
            I stand by the assertion that most politicians can not be trusted and never implied they were lazy or ignorant, that particular assertion was and is for those who blindly follow one party or the other and will not entertain the idea that those they believe in are wrong.
            Politicians for the most part can not be lazy nor ignorant since those who maintain office for more than one term seem to go in middle class and retire wealthy.
            As far as your implication that I do not know how the American form of government works I will take a small exception to that since you do not know my background or the extent of my education, and will say that we have seen how quickly it does work with the ACA law, that from introduction as a bill to the becoming of a law was done in 2 short years with those same Democrats controlling both houses and the Presidency.
            May I remind you of Christmas Eve 2010, just to be clear before the new Congress (the GOP was to take control of) was sworn in
            As for charity in my soul again I take exception (larger than the first) to that assertion since you again do not know me nor do you know that I do have charity for those who need it not for those who game it.
            Finally if you read the bottom of my last post you would’ve realized I have no love for the GOP especially since they have sold their principles down the road and are just as guilty of deceit and political profiteering as the Democrats who sold out to Bubba.
            Again I sincerely apologize for those terms of a derogatory nature.
            I also look forward to more debate with or discussion as you see fit.
            Have a Great Day

          • Rob_Chapman

            Bert, thanks for the reasoned response.
            I accept your apology, but still question your right to pass judgement on others and to engage in such rudeness.

            There is a great deal of research on the financial doings of the members of the federal Congress and if you delved into it, I daresay you would more than likely agree with me that members who retire rich generally are those who entered Congress rich.

            People like Tom DeLay who make fortunes from their Congressional service are the exception and Congress has been successful in policing that up. In my view, the small time peculators like William Jefferson are in a different class and in modern times have nearly always had criminal charges brought against them.

            Apparently Bert, you are extraordinarily uninformed about the background of the ACA which is the result of thirteen years of legislative and administrative efforts begun with Hillarycare, extending through RomneyCare and the various administrative changes made to Medicare during the Clinton Administration.

            Bush and Gore debated the issues of health care reform in their second debate and the bipartisan agreement on the outlines of what became the ACA arose out of the ideas those candidates expressed then.

            John Kerry campaigned explicitly on those ideas in 2004 and went so far as to pledge that his act after the inaugural oath woulld be to introduce a Universal Health Care Coverage bill to the Congress.

            It strikes as highly improbable that anyone with a good memory, let alone anyone with any sort of professional or educational background in government would be unaware of the long debate which preceded the passage of ACA.

            Bert, remind of what from December of 2010? What point were you trying to make there?

            “Finally if you read the bottom of my last post you would’ve realized I have no love for the GOP especially since they have sold their principles down the road and are just as guilty of deceit and political profiteering as the Democrats who sold out to Bubba.”

            A lot there that is improbably naive or malicious. The remark about dems selling out to Bubba is entirely gratutious. The Democratic Party is more united than it has been since its inception. Bubba and Obama have been mature figures in the party and in American history who have been significant in remedying the malady implicit is Will Rogers’ famous statement, “I belong to no political party, I am a Democrat.”

            There are no party manifestos nor purges in the manner of RINO hunting among the Dems. You might think of this as selling out, but leadership is impossible without good followership, so I would refer to the Dems’ unity as buying in.

            Your disatisfaction with the GOP is symptomatic of the deep malaise in that party which has reduced itself to a shambles by RINO hunting. All that is holding the GOP up now is the self-interest of the vast armies of rural and suburban officials elected in 2010,

            There appears to be no room for advancement in the GOP as most of these officials are relatively young and not likely to retire any time soon. Given the lacj of entusiasm and commitment by voters such as yourself for the GOP and the unprecedentedly large number of GOP officials, we can only expect high attrition among them as the political balance moves back toward statistical norms.

            In winner take all systems such as America’s there is an irresistable tendency toward a two party system. Your disgust for the GOP, which we may assume is shared by many others , bodes ill for them, and will more than likely be one of the strong underlying bases of a long period of Democratic ascendancy in American politics.

            You have only the rigidity and simon pure exclusivity of the American conservative movement to blame.

      • BertemusMaximus

        ignorant tool or fool …if you prefer

      • Michael Cichorz

        Wow Rob Chapman How did you get to the age you are and be lacking one ounce of wisdom. Democrats and republicans are the same. The Federal reserve and the central banking system runs this country. The only hope for this country for people to quit fighting over the established paradigm and throw them all out. Political parties were original no more than editorial voices about the candidates and their positions. Just like a newspaper endorsing someone. The system we have today is corrupt on both sides. America was actually overthrown when congress passed the Act of 1871. We’ve been slaves to the bankers ever since. 1913 was the final nail in the coffin. Read the book the monster from Jekyll island.

        • Rob_Chapman

          Thank you for beginning your remarks to with an insult.

          It continues to impress how the Conservative movement has moved to a position of such certainty that they feel such language is justified.

          The implication of rejecting the established paradigm means what, exactly?

          Everyone is wrong except the gnostics of Conservatism who have the received wisdom?

          Does the Act of 1871 have a name?

          The generations which fought the first and second world wars are mere slaves to the bankers?

          If I decline to read the book you mentioned, will I permanently lose my opportunity to be initiated among the cognescenti? The correct title of the book, incidentally is The Creature from Jekyll Island and it is a hack job.

  • BertemusMaximus

    This is how the people take back the Country from the in your pocket racketeers

  • WorkerBee

    Cornyn is turning into another Boehner, when it comes time to step up to the plate he caves. I have been keepingan eye on him for awhile now. He is done in my book.

    • wrigney

      So you’ve decided to join the “Civil War”?

      • WorkerBee

        ???

      • OldArkie

        No, she just is not a turncoat nor a coward to stand up for what is right. Its a shame several congressmen present them self as republicans but support the liberals of the democrat party.

        • wrigney

          Explain to”WorkerBee” the “Civil War” take.

          • wildman

            need someone else to do yer taking there Shirley???

    • NymRod

      He wont be getting my vote.

  • Bob Haavisto

    I will not ever give a dime to the Republican National Committee until they show that they are conservatives. My money will back Tea Party candidates.

    • Patriot

      The conservatives and the Tea Party people are the only ones that are speaking the truth about what is going on in Washington D.C.
      Socialists and Communists and the MB have been appointed by this President and they are are infiltrating every venue of our system of government and using and abusing our tax payer dollars to destroy our Republic.

    • Layla

      Support the Senate Conservatives Fund and help to elect candidates who will vote FOR AMERICA, not illegals. We need jobs, not more welfare.

  • David Kachel

    I don’t even have to read the article to know that traitor McCain is one of the six.

    • John Prospero

      Good point….figuring which way McCain votes on ANY key issue…is about as predictable as finding out if the Pope is still Catholic…..

      • wrigney

        How dare you attack an American HERO War Vet and POW…..are you American? Give John his props.

        And No communion for you.

      • morstar150

        But wait the Pope IS still Catholic. ???

    • wrigney

      The MAVERICK Rocks…..So Does OBAMA and HILLARY.

      • Seldom Seen Kid

        TROOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! TOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL! SHILLLLLLLLLLL!!

  • Seldom Seen Kid

    Oh, Lord!!! I can’t wait until the primaries!!! Cornyn is GONE!!!!!!!

    • wrigney

      Cornyn said shut up before he crushes you with his heavy wallet.

    • NymRod

      Yep, he’s outta there.

  • Blinknone

    Psst. Hey dummies, the debt limit was going to get raised no matter what. Period.

    • drdon

      Ad hominem attacks are the hallmark of those with little of substance to say. Regardless, it is clear that the debt limit was likely to be raised anyway. Nonetheless, Cruz was able to “out” those who wanted to look one way and vote another. Surely that is a service to the truth?

      • Blinknone

        A service to the truth would be having the conversation when the deficit spending was being proposed/approved. Not when the money’s already spent and the bill is due. Deadbeats don’t pay bills.

        • drdon

          Approve spending, print money, pay bills—happy, happy, happy.

        • morstar150

          That is pure BS. This bill is a blank check for Obama signed by McConnell and McCain! Makes me ashamed to be a Mick!

          • Blinknone

            Actually not. The deficit spending was already approved by republicans in the house. Now that the bill is due, they don’t want to borrow the money to pay for their excess. Too bad. Shouldn’t have passed the deficit spending to begin with, then.

      • wrigney

        Cruz was looking out for Cruz……are you that delusional?

        • drdon

          Explain to drdon the “Cruz was looking out for Cruz” take.

    • morstar150

      Yes, but not to tie it to any request, such as saving pensions for American servicemen, shameless!

      • wrigney

        Got to look to Paul Ryan for that fiasco.

  • Alfred Neuman

    To the 6 Republican Senators who switched votes:
    Are We Not Men? We Are RINO!
    (apologies to Devo)

  • Donna Vernick

    These guys are NUTs….Career politicians with only their own interests at heart.

  • OldArkie

    Turncoats, they should be honest to everyone & take up the name Democrat completely dropping the name republican, & stop pretending to be republicans, along with McConnell & Boehner.

  • Ax2root

    Washington would be sad

  • patriotism-matters

    I remember when GOP stood for Grand Old Party, now; it just stands for Group Of Powermongers.

  • donttrustem

    With these clowns on both sides of the aisle, why have a debt limit? Why not just set it 10 to the 50th power as the limit for spending? Everyone of these “leaders” make me want to puke! I say that McConnell, Cornyn, McCain, Thune, Flake, Hatch, Barrasso need to go and go now! And while we are at it, let’s send the pseudo Conservatives in the House home for good too. These clowns are like a bad country song (“The Politicos all get Conservative at voting time”). Since they love themselves more than the Country or the Constitution, let them apply for 99 months of unemployment.

    • wrigney

      GOTP is angry today. Calm down……March Madness around the corner. You get to ignore OBAMA for a bit. He is your worse nightmare…..I feel your collective pains.

  • emoore

    TRAITORS

  • RogerM

    Please note that King RINO, Lindsey Graham didn’t vote. He knows his days as a US senator are numbered and he is laying low and putting out his “make me want to puke” ads. However, his number one buddy, Mr Senile RINO, John McCain changed his vote.

    • TRonJ

      Graham is very safe. He’s not going anywhere.

  • Exodus2011

    The shenanigans are ENDLESS

    but DEO GRATIAS we have the CruzMissile RELENTLESSLY exposing these malefactors in the GOP Establishment

    Is there ANY DOUBT that this Leader, Sen Ted Cruz, is a member of WE THE PEOPLE, and not ‘we the ruling class’?

    Is there ANY DOUBT to whom is his FIRST ALLEGIANCE???

    Does he EXPOSE their intentions and CHICANERY, REPEATEDLY, BOLDLY and without blinking an eye???

    DEO GRATIAS for this man!

    THANK YOU TEXAS!

    THANK YOU Madame Steel Spine!

    #CruzMissile ———>>>>>> [GOP Establishment] KABOOM!!!

    This man has NO FEAR … he is UNFETTERED by any ties to Cronies, by any GOPe ‘deals’

    he can therefore speak his principled mind FREELY

    on any issue
    in any way
    at any time

    Look at these nut-cracking, crushing quotes since he went to DC:

    Ted Cruz: The media “like their Republicans timid and house-trained”

    Ted Cruz: GOP’s “Surrender Caucus” is all that stands in the way of defunding Obamacare

    Ted Cruz: I’m no military historian, but I’m pretty certain that you lose 100% of the battles you begin by surrendering.

    Ted Cruz: You don’t get a $17 trillion debt without a whole lot of bipartisan cooperation.

    Ted Cruz: Liberty is never safer than when politicians are terrified

    Ted Cruz: There is nothing that scares elected officials more than hearing from their constituents.

    Ted Cruz: Sovereignty doesn’t rest with a bunch of politicians.

    Ted Cruz: Soldiers didn’t join the U.S. military to “serve as al-Qaeda’s air force”

    Ted Cruz: It’s about time that someone in Washington abandons the faulty notion that compromise is the best way to win.

    Ted Cruz: “I’m not serving in office because I desperately needed 99 new friends”

    Ted Cruz: “”I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for the people of Texas. And I fight for them.” (YEAH)

    Ted Cruz: “‘Hell Will Freeze Over’ Before Establishment GOP Listens To American People”

    this truth he speaks is laying the GOPe out in the open air and
    FILLETING them …. he is relentlessly forcing these wimpy RINOs back
    between a rock and a hard place ……

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE the HE!! outta these B^&%$%s!

    YEAH

    #GOPeHoppingMAD
    #GOPeANXIOUS
    #CoupCOMING

    #BeClingers ——————-> #AmericaRISING

    #WAR ——————–> #CrushROVE (in the 2014 Primary cycle, Patriots)

    • James Brown

      That is just awesome

      • Exodus2011

        ^5! Patriot

        **__**

        I love the look of resolve on the faces of these 2 staunch FIGHTERS for WE The People …

        • James Brown

          That is a great picture. Majority Leader Cruz and his Senate leadership team, hopefully.

        • voltaic

          Looks more like Dumb and Dumber…..

          • Exodus2011

            what abt these 2 MIGHTY Conserv Leaders who both put interests of fellow Americans B4 their own careers?~> pic.twitter.com/QnN78xPqP0

          • voltaic

            If they had put the interests of their fellow Americans FIRST, they would still be in office! Are you saying most Americans are clueless about who should lead them?

          • Exodus2011

            WISE UP Ninny!

            American Soldiers would be DEAD if Col West hadn’t broken the ROE restricting him, and Alaskan constituents would not have been DULY SERVED due to the flood of bogus ethics complaints being filed, if Gov Sarah Palin hadn’t stepped aside

          • voltaic

            Your GOP went to war over WMDs that didn’t exist and that killed thousands of US soldiers. I didn’t hear you complain about those ‘patriots’ that sent so many to die so soon. Get your priorities straight. I admire West for his service in uniform, not his service in the political arena.

            Regarding Palin, how many people stop serving your America due to BOGUS claims? None. You don’t quit if you are innocent.

          • Exodus2011

            This Obamacare BULLSCHMIDT and in particular Obama’s REPEATED LIES to the American Public about their Healthcare under his new law, is sinking him like a stone.

            Gallup has him currently at 40% approval, and the waves of healthcare insurance cancellations continue, followed by the sky high rates to re-insure, accompanied by COMPULSION to pay for medical services which are neither wanted NOR NEEDED.

            Gallup’s analysis of polling figures since 1946 indicate that a POTUS with midterm approval at below 50% correlates with his Party losing an average of 36 seats in the Midterm elections. Even with approval above 50%, his Party loses an average of 14 seats.

            This utter FAILURE is likely to be in the 30s for approval!

            Not only will the DEMs go down in a screaming heap in Nov 2014, but so will their big Govt SOCIALIST ideology …

            DEO GRATIAS

            …. and then the Restoration Legislation can begin …

            #BeClingers —————–> #AMericaRISING

            (I’m gonna be busy watching for a Benghazi twitter raid opportunity on Barry and Killary for the next while … come and help expose their perfidy volt! **__** bye bye …)

          • voltaic

            You guys are hilarious but disturbed. You go endlessly mad over the tragic deaths of four in a war zone, but you ignore the thousands of dead and maimed troops that you sent to war over fake WMDs. Enjoy your twitter barrage, since it probably helps you ignore all the needless death you have supported and encouraged,

            ACA is not a panacea, but it’s certainly more along the lines of your GOP supported Romneycare than what Obama wanted. You guys will force millions to go without, so you can have your healthcare cartel in place. Hey, I don’t care if GOP wins in Nov. Then they would have to lead! They can’t lead themselves let alone a nation. They took a budget surplus in 2001 and turned it into huge deficits Go read something besides Rush Limpbrain quotes and Fox News reports to get a real picture of how your party ruined America.

  • RogerM

    Rob Chapman must live in one of the states where “wacky weed” is legal….. or on food stamps, welfare and all the other “gimme” programs from the feds.

  • victoria_29

    Luckily in Texas we have a choice we don’t have to vote for backstabbing John Cornyn. This is the 2nd time in recent months that he has not only stabbed our other Senator in the back but twisted the knife. I am voting Dwayne Stovall, he is a Federalist that supports States Rights & all Texan-understanding his job as Senator is to represent Texas not other states. http://www.TexansforStovall.com

  • Udon Nomi

    TOAST. Vote Stovall!!

  • William Smith

    Hello Patriots,
    I have to say, these are the reasons that the American people are fed up with the way Washington works. ITS ALL ABOUT THEM, NOT YOU. ITS GETTING TIME THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MARCH INTO WASHINGTON AND HAND CUFF AND SHACKEL MANY OF THESE ELECTED POLITICIANS. TAKE THEM OUT AND PUT THEM IN JAIL. ALL THEY ARE DOING IS , WRECKING THE COUNTRY.
    W.B.Smith, Tea Party

  • Ricarrdo estavans

    GO TEA PARTY

    • TRonJ

      Until you break 40% of the total party of the right….you’re just a minor player and a election spoiler.

      • Ricarrdo estavans

        Whats the difference between the liberal rino repubicans and the dumbocraps. They have both sold this country out.

        • TRonJ

          Until you put a little more faith in them, you keep giving elections to Democrats. You are your own worst enemy.

      • Ricarrdo estavans

        One more thing GO TEA PARTY.

  • voltaic

    HAHAHAHAHA! It’s fun to watch the GOP change their votes without a voice vote. Reid gave them cover. Tea Party is finally being treated like they should be, fools. 20% of the electorate is crazed right wing nut jobs and the rest of the country, both soulless GOP and clueless dems are tired of the Tea Party whack jobs making everyone’s life more difficult. Bozo the Cruz shutdown govt at a cost of $24 billion. Talk about a waste of money! Nonetheless it’s fun to watch the right fight and eat their own. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of nasty people.

  • Plow Comms

    In the US, each inhabitant’s share of the interest on the central government’s debt is about $1,386 per year.

  • mabramso

    Good grief, cut them a LITTLE slack here. I could certainly understand the fuss if the House had actually passed a bill that was not clean, but filibustering a bill that you can’t even get enough of your OWN party in the House to support is LUNACY. The public might support holding out to get specified concessions, but if you can’t specify the concessions to the tune of 218 votes, it is absolutely pointless. If you want to blame someone, blame the GOP members of the HOUSE, who couldn’t agree on ANYTHING that could garner 218 votes. THAT is where this battle was lost.

  • Michael Cichorz

    No sir I am not. It is a concept called being a Citizen soldier. It is what made this country free and keep it free until 1871. The commitment of time each year would be less than a couple days for most people. Let me add, anything worth having is worth fighting for. Freedom is not some organic creation that will endure without the protection and nurturing of a committed people. If we had a citizenry, say 30-50 million, of all able bodied men trained at arms, the possibility of war would greatly diminish. Liberty is a concept that requires active participation, not usurpation by a ruling elite. The Police don’t protect you from crime, they keep you inline. You sir are contributor to the destruction of the last hope for mankind. When America falls, and I’m afraid she will, the new dark age will be worse than anyone can imagine.

  • G26

    Like spoiled children, Harry Reid and Senate democrats stubbornly refused to negotiate.

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