25 Republican cowards just sealed their re-election efforts for 2014:
Okay, maybe they’re not all up for re-election, but you get my sentiments…
Want to be sick? Read this story from the Washington Times, then sign up for ObamaCare – because it’s a done deal, folks – thanks to the RINO’s in the Senate.
They’re toast if we stand up, unite and throw them out in 2014 – along with the establishment Republicans and John Boehner in the House. That’s it – if they can’t fight for a no-brainer like ObamaCare, then they should be doing something else for a living, although I’m not sure exactly what they’d be qualified for.
Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Senator Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber and sending it back to the House. “This is it. Time is gone,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said he will not negotiate with the House GOP anymore. “They need to accept what we just passed.”
The 79-19 vote saw 25 Republicans join with all Democrats to advance the bill, easily overcoming Mr. Cruz and his allies who had argued this was the key point that would determine whether major parts of President Obama’s health care law take effect next week. Once that hurdle was cleared, the rest of the votes were preordained. The Senate waived budget rules, voted to strip out the Obamacare defunding on a 54-44 party line vote, and passed the bill. The bill now heads back to the House, where Republicans are struggling to figure out a path forward, trapped between a right wing which insists on full defunding and Senate Democrats, who just proved that stance cannot succeed.
“This is like the movie ‘High Noon. The two sides are walking down the street. I just hope that like the movie ‘High Noon,’ I hope the good guys win,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who accused Mr. Cruz and his allies of being anarchists, hoping to destroy government altogether. He said the country is facing a situation “every bit as dangerous” as the lead-up to the Civil War. For Republicans, the rhetoric was more muted but the vote was no less weighty. “Do we just give up?” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican who joined Mr. Cruz’s push to block the spending bill.
Despite their defeat, Sen. Mike Lee, said the fight goes on. “This vote is not the end. It’s not even the beginning of the end. It’s the end of the beginning,” Mr. Lee said. “The American people will always have the final word.”
You got that right…
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