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Offline happyg

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Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« on: September 26, 2013, 03:21:57 PM »

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Re: Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 03:31:51 PM »
They do have the votes, if they would just do it... do what they were ELECTED to do .. what people donated money to them to do ... what people manned phones for them to do.

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Re: Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 03:36:24 PM »
They do have the votes, if they would just do it... do what they were ELECTED to do .. what people donated money to them to do ... what people manned phones for them to do.

Yes they have the votes and that is EXACTLY what they should do!

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Re: Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 04:40:24 PM »
No, the GOP doesn't have the votes.  They've got 14 votes, maybe a couple more.  And Lee just objected to Reid's request to move up the vote on cloture so that the CR can be returned to the House with some time left for the House to respond.

TWO Senators are holding up the show:  Lee and Cruz.  Bob Corker just made clear, speaking on the Senate floor, that they and they alone are the only Republicans who object.

The reason they object?  They've notified their supporters and the media to "watch us tomorrow morning."  In other words, this is nothing but a publicity stunt.

Remember:  not a single poll shows the majority of the public, including Republicans, supporting a shutdown. 
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Re: Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 04:41:30 PM »
No they have 46 votes - if they would only use them.

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Re: Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 04:52:36 PM »
No they have 46 votes - if they would only use them.

They do not have 46 votes.

And, just now, Corker asked Cruz what happens if he gets his wish, that cloture is not invoked.  Cruz fumbled around and couldn't  or wouldn't answer.

So Corker answered:  the CR dies and the House has to come up with another one.  That would guarantee a shutdown.
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Re: Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 04:56:47 PM »
We have 46 GOP senators - ergo we have 46 votes. That is not nothing as they need 60 for cloture.   


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