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The 912 Project-Nebraska Message Board › Who are the senate republicans?

Who are the senate republicans?

Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,341
If you want to know who the REAL senate republicans are watch the votes dealing with "Obumblercare". This further explains why I quit the republican party almost 10 years ago.

Go Ted Cruz Go!!!
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,342
Dear Republican Party,

At least twice a week, I speak to Republican groups throughout California about things like “How to Market our GOP Message” and “How To Change the Negative PR of the GOP”. Each time I talk to these wonderful groups of hard-working activists, I try to instill confidence in the Republican Party and encourage them not to give up.

However, I need someone in the GOP to extend some encouragement to me this time because I’m certainly not feeling much confidence in our Party today.

This weekend on “Fox News Sunday” Chris Wallace revealed that many of our “top-level Republicans” were “besieging him with all kinds of information” to use against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz prior to his appearance on the show.

“As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz”, Wallace said.

Why in the world would you do something like that? You obviously believed you were so far beyond reproach that Chris Wallace wouldn’t tell us what you were trying to do, but this time you messed with one Texan who you should be supporting 100%. Senator Cruz is one of the few members of the Senate that we trust to speak out for us. These days there are very few Republican politicians who seem to care about our needs and aren’t afraid to represent us—so why are you trying to destroy Sen. Cruz?

Here in California, I have personally been told by “top-level Republicans” that the only person who can win the upcoming governor’s race is one of the most incompetent, Democrat-lite men in politics. They refuse to back Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly because he’s not “establishment” enough (and perhaps because his name isn’t ethnic enough…). I have also heard from other sources that “top-level Republicans” are pushing for Chris Christie to become the GOP presidential candidate in 2016.

The phrases “stunningly unaware” and “out-of-touch” come to mind…

So what is going on? You’re obviously not listening to us. Are you trying to kill the Republican Party forever? Because you certainly aren’t instilling any confidence or faith in any of us grassroots-types out here who could be helping you.

I’m sad to say this, but if you don’t get your act together very soon and start working with all our Republican leaders—especially those backed by the Tea Party – you are going to lose a giant chunk of your hardest-working Republicans forever.

I’ll be waiting for your response…


Ann-Marie Murrell

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A former member
Post #: 1,345
If you seen Braveheart the movie, it is playing out in the US Senate. Ted Cruz is William Wallace. Mitch McConnell is Robert the Bruce and the rest of the established GOP are the Scottish nobility. Sen Reid is English King Edward Longshanks. King Longshanks beat the Scottish nobility in to submission just as Reid has beaten the GOP in to submission with every senatorial procedure. Along comes Ted Cruz, and just like William Wallace, he inspires the people to fight and tells the GOP establishment to fight for the people. In addition, getting the GOP to fight Reid is turning in to be just as tumultuous and frustrating of a fight as William Wallace in trying to get Robert the Bruce to fight for freedom.
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,343
These aren't republicans:

Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN) John Cornyn (R-TX)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
John Barrasso (R-WY) John Hoeven (R-ND)
Roy Blunt (R-MO) Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
John Boozman (R-AR) Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Richard Burr (R-NC) Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) John McCain (R-AZ)
Dan Coats (R-IN) Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Tom Coburn (R-OK) Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK)
Thad Cochran (R-MS) John Thune (R-SD)
Susan Collins (R-ME) Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,356
Ten Republican senators joined Democrats to pass ENDA:

Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Orin Hatch (R-UT)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Rob Portman (R-OH)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)

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"... The fact that we had ten Republicans disgracefully vote to criminalize Christianity and elevate homosexuals, lesbians, cross-dressers, and transgendered people to a special protected status – to the detriment of religious employers across the country – is absolutely unconscionable and disgraceful."

"This is without a doubt the most dangerous and discriminatory piece of legislation in history – and the fact that it is ironically called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is not lost on many people who wish to maintain their freedom to support and publicly endorse the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic."

Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel Action
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 379
I didn't even bother to call, because everyone knew this was going to pass the senate. Disgusting…
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,373
Google the words “Republican Surrender.”

I stopped counting the number of relevant articles after page 10.

Google “Democrat Surrender” and by page 3, fewer than half the articles are about congressional Democrats surrendering on anything.

When your party has a large majority in the House of Representatives (the body in charge of approving new spending), enough seats (45) to play some hardball in the Senate, and a lame-duck opponent in the White House whose signature legislation, Obamacare, generates bad press daily, you would think a little courage might be in order.

But that is not where you find the party that has promised time and again to hold government accountable, rein in spending, repeal Obamacare, and reduce our growing debt.

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), trying to bridge the growing divide between the tea party and the D.C. establishment, told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) crowd Thursday:

For the most part, these disagreements have not been over principles—or even policies. They’ve been over tactics. So I think we should give each other the benefit of the doubt. But we, your representatives—we have to earn this benefit of the doubt.

And that is exactly the problem for many conservatives. They have a hard time pointing to exactly where the elected officials Ryan speaks of have earned such a benefit.

Even on smaller issues, the GOP establishment has laid down arms, putting what it thinks is good politics before good policy. From refusing to reform student loans to cutting deals on corporate welfare programs like the Export-Import Bank, promises made to reduce the size and costs of government have been broken.

Whether it was giving up the filibuster for presidential nominations last summer, surrendering in the battle to defund Obamacare last fall, passing a trillion dollar spending bill in January, or caving on the debt limit in February, the Republican establishment’s track record is not exactly inspiring.

The GOP’s electoral success in recent years is largely due to conservative candidates like now-Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.). They ran on conservative platforms, and voters who believed they would try to make good on those promises worked hard to elect them. They succeeded, in some cases, despite the Establishment’s support for their primary opponents.

You see, grassroots conservatives are concerned about the trajectory of the country. And despite the fact almost every Republican candidate runs on cutting spending and reducing the size of government, even when the GOP holds the White House and both houses of Congress (2001-2006 most recently), overall spending has not been cut, and government has only gotten bigger.

That inspires people to say, as my dad always did: The Republicans and Democrats are both driving the country off the cliff. The only difference is the Democrats are driving 100 mph and the Republicans are going more like 60 mph.

It’s difficult to see a difference between the parties when Americans look at the actions of Congress. That’s why actions are important.

When Sen. Ted Cruz asked for a 60-vote requirement (a supermajority) to approve bringing the debt limit bill to the floor, he was doing the one thing a minority party in the Senate can do to stop the other side. Democrats have only 55 votes; they can’t get to 60 IF Republicans stick together. But they didn’t.

Several, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, voted to bring the bill to the floor—then voted against the bill when their votes were no longer needed for passage. So, you might say, those were for raising the debt ceiling—without any conditions that would reduce spending—before they were against. Would they have had to hold firm? Yes. Would it have been easy? No. But saving the country isn’t for sissies.

A Wall Street Journal column was one of several recently excoriating Cruz for making lawmakers cast a meaningful vote on the debt ceiling. Wrote Kimberley Strassel:

Mr. McConnell holds the same positions as Mr. Cruz on spending, ObamaCare, gun control, etc. His sin? He has refused to ask Republicans to run into the Obama fixed bayonets, a la the Cruz shutdown.

No, that is not the problem. Americans want more than someone who professes positions. They want people who will stand up for those positions and try to advance them. They want the people they elect to get off the road of increasing debt, not just drive down that road a little slower.

Genevieve Wood is Senior Contributor to The Foundry.
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