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#3219658 - 04/11/13 04:50 PM Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill
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http://www.bob-owens.com/2013/04/republican-senators-drop-gun-bill-filibuster-is-a-trap-being-set/

I was a little surprised that the Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill filibuster, allowing it to move forward to debate by a vote of 68-31. 16 Republicans crossing the aisle to allow it to go forward including Burr, who had been set to join the filibuster.

While it is merely speculation, I think several things are going on here:

Republicans have decided to give Obama the “up or down vote” he’s badgered and waved the blood shirt for, in order to give the appearance of compromising.
Republicans are figuring that they’re now turning the tables on Red State Democrats and moderate Republicans, forcing them to come out and record an up or down vote.
Republicans have plotted to fill the legislation—whatever it turns out to be—with “poison pill amendments” that will either force Harry Reid to pull the bill, or force Democrats to vote against it, OR put enough pro-gun legislation in there to more than offset any background check compromise.



NO SUPRISE TO ME BUT THEN AGAIN THE REPUB ARE THE GOOD GUYS. There are a lot they could do but they wont do it


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#3219832 - 04/11/13 07:40 PM Re: Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill [Re: Stalkhunter]
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They didn't skip a (blank) thing.
They JOINED with the Marxists.
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#3219836 - 04/11/13 07:42 PM Re: Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill [Re: sgtwebb1]
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And it wasn't just TN's 2 lily-livered RINO's, either.

BOTH of Georgia's Senators showed their true colors today also.
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#3219839 - 04/11/13 07:44 PM Re: Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill [Re: sgtwebb1]
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Yup
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#3219942 - 04/11/13 09:35 PM Re: Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill [Re: Stalkhunter]
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Is it Actually just to bring it for a Vote for now. Nothing new has been passed at this point.
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#3220004 - 04/11/13 11:07 PM Re: Republicans skipped out on the gun control bill [Re: Super8]
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This morning, Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee released the following statement:

This morning the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to the firearms bill (S.649). It is expected that the Toomey-Manchin provision announced yesterday will replace the current language regarding background checks. Yet, as of this morning, not a single senator has been provided the legislative language of this provision. Because the background-check measure is the centerpiece of this legislation it is critical that we know what is in the bill before we vote on it. The American people expect more and deserve better.

Unfortunately, the effort to push through legislation that no one had read highlights one of the primary reasons we announced our intention to force a 60 vote threshold. We believe the abuse of the process is how the rights of Americans are systematically eroded and we will continue to do everything in our power to prevent it.

Sadly, just a few hours later, 16 Republican Senators caved to the Democrats and voted to end debate and bring to the floor a gun control bill that no one has had a chance to read. There will be Amendments offered, it will probably pass, and then we'll all be able to "find out what's in it."

So much for "shall not be infringed."

Here are the GOP members who sided with their Dem opponents. It's basically a who's who of the RINO world.

Lindsey Graham (SC) (202) 224-5972
Lamar Alexander (TN) (202) 224-4944
Kelly Ayotte (NH) (202) 224-3324
Richard Burr (NC) (202) 224-3154
Saxby Chambliss (GA) (202) 224-3521
John McCain (AZ) (202) 224-2235
Tom Coburn (OK) (202) 224-5754
Susan Collins (ME) (202) 224-2523
Bob Corker (TN) (202) 224-3344
Jeff Flake (AZ) (202) 224-4521
John Hoeven (ND) (202) 224-2551
Johnny Isakson (GA) (202) 224-3643
Dean Heller (NV) (202) 224-6244
Mark Kirk (IL) (202) 224-2854
Pat Toomey (PA) (202) 224-4254
Roger Wicker (MS) (202) 224-6253

If you live in their districts, feel free to give them a call tell them what you think of their decision.
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