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The Trouble With Those Republicans

Via C-Span Blog:

The Senate has voted 63-33 to advance consideration of an emergency supplemental spending bill.

Democratic Senators Mary Landrieu (LA) and Kay Hagan (NC) voted against the measure. Both are up for reelection in the fall. Eleven Republicans voted for the bill (Ayotte, Chambliss, Collins, Corker, Cornyn, Grassley, Hatch, Heller, Isakson, Murkowski and Rubio). And four senators (Cochran, McCain, Roberts and Schatz) did not vote.

There are now 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the bill.

Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke about it on Tuesday, highlighting its inclusion of $225 million in appropriations for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and $615 million to help fight wildfires in the Western U.S. The crux of the bill includes $2.7 billion to address the growing number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s a billion shy of the president’s request.

This again is just more representative of the types of going along to get along trouble with Republicans in D.C.  These legislators are so far removed from the people that they’ve completely forgotten who put them there.

Even Democrats who face consequences this year are willing to acknowledge this as a bad idea.  This proves the point about impeachment as well.  There’ll be plenty of Democrats up for re-election in 2016 to count on, who’ll vote to do the right thing for the sake of protecting their own hides.  Obama is not running again, but they have to.

The good thing about Governor Palin’s call for impeachment is it not only brought the president’s lawlessness to the forefront of Americans’ thoughts (notice his numbers keep dropping as she and others continue to press), but it also reminds us about the trouble with those Republicans.

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  • friskyness

    yet, "those" republicans keep getting re-elected! The primary was a great time to get rid of them, yet they win………try and figure out the stupidity of the American voter……..I can’t…………………..

  • Cheetah444

    Hopefully Roberts and Alexander will be fired next week in their respective primaries!

    • Tom Ferriday


    • misterlogic0013

      cockran ? Chris ..

      • Cheetah444

        I don’t know what’s going on with the Cochran – McDaniel Senate race. McDaniel hasn’t filed his challenge yet.

  • DocBarry1

    This Bill stinks and the Republicans can’t be trusted either

  • cbenoistd

    This made me feel better: "From the base, Sarah Palin demands that the House immediately file articles of impeachment against Obama. She has been maligned as impetuous by thecommentariat, but the accusation is overstated. To her credit, Governor Palin has been cataloguing the president’s lawlessness since 2009. She has also been proven right on many administration outrages that were pooh-poohed by Beltway conservatives and moderates — including by such fixtures as David Brooks, whodecided Obama would be “a very good president” upon observing the “perfectly creased pant” leg in his crisp suit . . . yet who would have you believe it’s Palinwho’s living in “cloud cuckoo land.”"

  • patnatasha

    they need to go.

  • jerseyflash

    I said this about a week ago….of the 33 that Sarah endorsed in 2010…how many would she endorse today ?????…

  • Elston Gunn

    I hope those in Florida and New Hampshire will remember those names Kelly Ayotte and Marco Screwbio when they go to the ballot box in 2016! These two continue to go along with the RINO establishment party line. Hey Hannity get the rag out quit pimping Screwbio, he is a Fraud, flowery speechs about Cuba and his immigration doesnt cut it, wake up Hannity!

  • dneuwen

    more often whenever democrats had to vote against the party line to save their own political skin there are equal numbers of republicans to offset the "defection" so they still get the desired numbers enough to withstand a filibuster or any stumbling block. this is not so much as getting along to get along but smacks of conspiracy of kindred spirit of liberalism/progressivism among democrats and rinos.

  • MiBones

    Give the $2.7 billion to Israel. They will make better use of it.

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