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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you're okay with Cruz hanging twelve of his fellow GOP Senators out to dry on the debt-ceiling.
    Cruz has zero idea of what would happen with a default over his filibuster.
    McConnell asked Reid to not read the roll call, so as to keep folks from finding out which SIX GOPs switched their votes on the filibuster.

    Even if McConnell is getting ripped today by right-wing groups, he should be okay against Bevin.
    This vote, IMO, will help McConnell against Lundergan-Grimes.
    The GOP are spineless in the House in public.
    All credit to Boehner for falling on the sword with his leadership team and blue/purple state GOPs.

    Better ?
    McConnell is a deadbeat and needs to GTFO.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Is that All?
    McConnell falls on the sword for the GOP and has a TEA-primary carpet-bagger in Bevin who will get trounced in the GE .
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you're okay with Cruz hanging twelve of his fellow GOP Senators out to dry on the debt-ceiling.
    Cruz has zero idea of what would happen with a default over his filibuster.
    McConnell asked Reid to not read the roll call, so as to keep folks from finding out which SIX GOPs switched their votes on the filibuster.

    Even if McConnell is getting ripped today by right-wing groups, he should be okay against Bevin.
    This vote, IMO, will help McConnell against Lundergan-Grimes.
    The GOP are spineless in the House in public.
    All credit to Boehner for falling on the sword with his leadership team and blue/purple state GOPs.

    Better ?
    According to the latest poll taken 3 days ago, McConnell leads his GOP challenger Bevens 55-29, but trails Grimes 46-42. I do not think there is any way for McConnell to lose in the primary. But that may be his only victory this year.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Falling on the sword for the GOP was an intended consequence for Sen. McConnell, IMHO.
    This move at showing he is bi-partisan will help him against Grimes.
    The press is ripping both Reid and McConnell for the "secret" vote on the debt.
    Reid did McConnell a big-time favor, allowing the silent vote while Mitch was arm-twisting.
    Six GOP Senators who changed their NO votes on cloture to YES votes were allowed to do so without saying so out loud.
    The previous cloture vote in progress was out loud, but suddenly went silent when McConnell and Cornyn fell on the proverbial sword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    According to the latest poll taken 3 days ago, McConnell leads his GOP challenger Bevens 55-29, but trails Grimes 46-42. I do not think there is any way for McConnell to lose in the primary. But that may be his only victory this year.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you're okay with Cruz hanging twelve of his fellow GOP Senators out to dry on the debt-ceiling.
    Cruz has zero idea of what would happen with a default over his filibuster.
    McConnell asked Reid to not read the roll call, so as to keep folks from finding out which SIX GOPs switched their votes on the filibuster.

    Even if McConnell is getting ripped today by right-wing groups, he should be okay against Bevin.
    This vote, IMO, will help McConnell against Lundergan-Grimes.
    The GOP are spineless in the House in public.
    All credit to Boehner for falling on the sword with his leadership team and blue/purple state GOPs.

    Better ?
    I am curious, What do you think the US government would default on if the debt-ceiling
    was not raised? The Bonds get paid from the Treasure, before anything else.
    Monthly on budget receipts are between $70 and 300 Billion,
    Monthly interest on the Bonds averages about $40 billion.
    We would have some really tough decisions, of the other stuff the Government pays for,
    but Default would not happen.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Theres a limit how much you should be a delegate or trustee. Its common sense. Hes in a safe district anyways.
    This is on the brink of lunacy.
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    The lunacy is the way government spends money.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Falling on the sword for the GOP was an intended consequence for Sen. McConnell, IMHO.
    This move at showing he is bi-partisan will help him against Grimes.
    The press is ripping both Reid and McConnell for the "secret" vote on the debt.
    Reid did McConnell a big-time favor, allowing the silent vote while Mitch was arm-twisting.
    Six GOP Senators who changed their NO votes on cloture to YES votes were allowed to do so without saying so out loud.
    The previous cloture vote in progress was out loud, but suddenly went silent when McConnell and Cornyn fell on the proverbial sword.
    Lean McConnell .
    We will see, it is way to early to put anything in stone. But the race is intriguing. It seems I am the only one out of the 5 sites I check for the senate that thinks Grimes can win, the same for Nunn in Georgia. They also have Hagan and Landrieu holding their seats. All I can say there is hmm.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Anyone who thinks this idiot could win a national election, please support him.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Great move by Cruz. Now we know who the wimps are.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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