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GOP tension grows as Tea Party senators push off ObamaCare vote

►Mocked as 'grandstanding' by fellow GOP Bob Corker, Cruz/Lee force Senate to expose themselves TODAY with an Up and Down Vote :)


Cruz later said: "I think it is unfortunate that any member of the United States Senate should want our votes to occur outside of the view of the American people."

Republican tensions grew Thursday as Tea Party-aligned senators rejected a bid to speed up the vote on a bill to fund the government while defunding ObamaCare, with one senior lawmaker accusing his colleagues of posturing -- as the chances of a government shutdown increased.

The flurry of activity occurred late Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor. With lawmakers facing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to get approval to hold key votes on Thursday, in order to give the House more time to consider the legislation.

But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, objected, along with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. That puts off the next vote until Friday.

Their complaints prompted a tense encounter on the floor with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who suggested the only reason they want to wait until Friday is because they want to turn the vote into a show for supporters.

"This is confusing to me," Corker said. "I'm understanding the reason we're waiting is that y'all have sent out releases and emails and you want everybody to be able to watch. It just doesn't seem to me that that's in our nation's interest."

Cruz later said: "I think it is unfortunate that any member of the United States Senate should want our votes to occur outside of the view of the American people."

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I think the thing they fear most...

I think the thing they fear most is if it shuts down the States and local Governments and Communities will discover that they can actually find ways to be independent from the FED. This would set back their deception about 75 years.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Shutting down the federal government...

What would be the outcome? Fewer federal people to harass and bully productive Americans...how can that be bad?

Shutting down the federal government would be a blessing, take stock, clean it up and reopen under new management.

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Agreed, for us

but what about the 49% of those receiving federal "checks"? That's the rub, and they are probably a very vocal group too!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

It has to start

somewhere. What happens when the day comes the federal government stops the checks because there is no money in the till?

They will go after us for

They will go after us for their handouts.

Are you ready? F it. I am.

I'm sure that even Lee, Cruz, and Paul would agree...

...that our nation would be better off if the entire DC crowd disappeared into a black hole and we never saw them again. I'm sure these 3 patriotic senators would agree to disappear along with those criminals IF IF IF it meant a restoration of Liberty and Economic Prosperity to this country.

I mean really. Imagine if all of the sudden we had no more federal laws. ZERO! Except the Constitution which was supposed to chain down the federal government in the first place, and give us sound money of gold and silver COIN. Imagine if the 9th/10th Amendments were actually followed!

Boy, what would we states and local counties and cities do??????? We wouldn't have a nanny state telling us how to live our lives. How in the world could we survive?

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford



You are quite welcome.

You might want to edit your title to reflect it's presence. It's a good exchange and further clarified to me the cloture issue.

It's only news when Corker is NOT confused


RINO's are sure showing where their keratin comes from.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

I love the quote

Cruz couldn't have bought a better set up than that.

"forcing Senators to expose themselves" is a rather funny

double entendre, especially in regards to healthcare.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15