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It's war! Senate gears up for epic battle as ZERO Republicans line up to support budget agreement (and Democrats need to find at least five)

    Congress needs to pass a new budget by January 15 to avoid another government shutdown
    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray negotiated a framework and tried to sell it to their respective majorities
    The GOP-led House passed the plan Thursday night despite complaints from tea partiers and other budget hawks
    But objections from Senate Republicans, including a claim that the plan restores spending cuts by shortchanging veterans' pensions, could kill it

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor

PUBLISHED: 07:45 EST, 13 December 2013 | UPDATED: 07:51 EST, 13 December 2013



A landmark budget agreement that passed in the U.S. House on Thursday faces certain death in the Senate unless at least five Republicans step up to support it – but so far there are no takers at all.

The GOP's Senate leaders plan to launch a procedural effort to kill the plan over a laundry list of objections – including a claim that it short-changes military veterans and other government retirees.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin conceded that he needs to find Republicans who will vote for the measure after Republicans announced their intention Thursday night to block the deal.

'We need Republican votes to pass the budget agreement, period,' Durbin told reporters on Thursday. 'We need at least five. And I’m hoping that there will be more than that.'

Durbin, an Illinois Democrat and the third-most powerful Senate leader, acknowledged that 'there are not five Republicans who have announced they’re for it.'

In fact, no Republican senators have publicly said that they will vote in favor of the agreement that Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray unveiled Tuesday evening.

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Wait, what?  Republican Senators are NOT prepared to "thumb their noses at Jim DeMint and Matt Hoskins?"

Better find Sinky a crying towel.   

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Sessions plans to filibuster.  Sessions, McConnell, Paul, Thune, Roberts, Cruz, Rubio, Lee, and Flake  all oppose it.  Even Corker, Graham, Ayotte, and Wicker have announced their opposition!  Cochran, Collins and Murkowski are undecided and McInsane stated even he had concerns!

The House Republicans supporting this measure will ultimately want to hang Ryan when all is said and done.

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Sessions plans to filibuster.  Sessions, McConnell, Paul, Thune, Roberts, Cruz, Rubio, Lee, and Flake  all oppose it.  Even Corker, Graham, Ayotte, and Wicker have announced their opposition!  Cochran, Collins and Murkowski are undecided and McInsane stated even he had concerns!

The House Republicans supporting this measure will ultimately want to hang Ryan when all is said and done.


The media ha Ryan all but named speaker for screwing the GOP with this budget.
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This is just political theatre.

They'll cave...


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Wait, what?  Republican Senators are NOT prepared to "thumb their noses at Jim DeMint and Matt Hoskins?"

Better find Sinky a crying towel.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner

Senate Likely to Pass Murray-Ryan
By  Andrew Stiles
December 13, 2013 2:31 PM


The Murray-Ryan budget deal won’t have much support from Senate Republicans, but it is likely to get just enough to secure its passage, Politico reports:

Senate Democrats are on the cusp of securing enough GOP votes to next week break a filibuster on the bipartisan budget, temporarily ending the fiscal crises that have dominated Washington for the past several years.

With 53 Democrats and two independents expected to back the measure, four Republicans — John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Richard Burr of North Carolina — said that they would vote to cut off debate on the budget, putting proponents just one vote shy of advancing the measure to final passage.

Several additional GOP senators signaled Friday that they may also vote to advance the deal, including Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska and John Hoeven of North Dakota, giving proponents new confidence that a messy and acrimonious first session of the 113th Congress appears close to ending just before Christmas.






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