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A Vote Helps Reveal Hypocrites in the US Senate Today

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Some conservatives might tend to be discouraged that 25 Republicans voted YES with Harry Reid for cloture, and gave Harry Reid a way to gut the Continuing Resolution the US House passed over to them. Don’t be discouraged. This vote helps reveal all of the Republican hypocrites in the US Senate. To fully appreciate the hypocrisy one has to look at a Continuing Resolution the US House passed over to them in March 2013.

There was an amendment offered up by Sen. Ted Cruz with the purpose of prohibiting the use of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was rejected on a party line vote of 52-45. Three Democrats didn’t vote. The Republicans stood together united. There were 20 cosponsors that include 8 of the 25 Republicans who voted YES with Harry Reid for cloture today. These 8 Senators have also attacked Ted Cruz for having a dumb idea six months after they were his cosponsors.

Perhaps the Cruz amendment inspired the US House six months later to include the same language into the body of their CR. They had a reason to believe this was something their counterparts in the Senate could stand united on. This kind of reasoning only makes sense when you’re not dealing with hypocrites. So who are these 8 GOP Senators who were cosponsors of the Cruz amendment in March 2013?

Sen Cornyn, John [TX] – 3/12/2013 (term expires in 2014)
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] – 3/13/2013 (term expires in 2018)
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] – 3/13/2013 (retiring in 2014)
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] – 3/13/2013 (term expires in 2016)
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] – 3/13/2013 (term expires in 2016)
Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] – 3/12/2013 (retiring in 2014)
Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] – 3/12/2013 (retiring in 2016)
Sen Johnson, Ron [WI] – 3/12/2013 (term expires in 2016)

Three of these hypocrites are retiring. Good riddance. The other 17 hypocrites voted for the Cruz amendment in March, but they were not cosponsors of the amendment. They are listed below.

McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) (term expires in 2014)
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) (term expires in 2014)
Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) (term expires in 2014)
Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ) (retiring in 2013)
Cochran, Thad (R-MS) (term expires in 2014)
Collins, Susan M. (R-ME) (term expires in 2014)
McCain, John (R-AZ) (term expires in 2016)
Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) (term expires in 2016)
Blunt, Roy (R-MO) (term expires in 2016)
Boozman, John (R-AR) (term expires in 2016)
Coats, Daniel (R-IN) (term expires in 2016)
Hoeven, John (R-ND) (term expires in 2016)
Kirk, Mark (R-IL) (term expires in 2016)
Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) (term expires in 2016)
Thune, John (R-SD) (term expires in 2016)
Corker, Bob (R-TN) (term expires in 2018)
Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS) (term expires in 2018)

Senator Ted Cruz’s 21+ hour speech the other day was an extraordinary Civics lesson – meant for the American people. Not only was he able to get the facts out about the disastrous consequences and impact of Obamacare, he made huge inroads in revealing which Republican Senate critters have been aligning with the Democrats.

Now let us use this information in all upcoming primary candidate selections.

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