Schumer and McConnell Amendments to Open Government Both Fail in Senate….

The McConnell (Republican) amendment to the appropriations bill which would have funded government, including funding for a border wall/fence, failed to pass the Senate.

One Democrat Senator (Joe Manchin) voted to support the republican plan.  Two Republicans (Mike Lee and Tom Cotton) voted against the Republican plan.

Next up…. The Chuck Schumer (Democrat) amendment to the appropriations bill, which would have funded government without including funding for a border wall/fence, also failed to pass the Senate.

However, six republican senators joined the Democrats: Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Corey Gardner, Lisa Murkowski, Johnny Isakson and Mitt Romney.

No Democrats voted against their plan.

WASHINGTON — Six Republican senators crossed the aisle on Thursday to vote for a Democratic measure to end the 34-day government shutdown, but the proposal still failed.

The Democratic measure, which would have reopened federal agencies until Feb. 8 but provided no funding for a border wall, was defeated in a 52-44 vote. Moments earlier, the Senate also failed to advance a Republican spending measure proposed by President Donald Trump that would have provided $5.7 billion for his border wall in exchange for temporary protections for so-called Dreamers brought illegally to the country as children. (more)

 

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538 Responses to Schumer and McConnell Amendments to Open Government Both Fail in Senate….

  1. Dude1394 says:

    Tough to win a war when you have cowards and pussies on your side. “However, six republican senators joined the Democrats: Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Corey Gardner, Lisa Murkowski, Johnny Isakson and Mitt Romney.”

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  2. Ackman420 says:

    Bear down, Treepers! Our Lion has got this.

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  3. Mari in SC (thankfully no longer MD) says:

    THIS is why I never, ever, NEVER donate to the republicon senate or congressional committees and instead donate to individuals that I select.

    Liked by 18 people

    • decisiontime16 says:

      Mari, I lived in Md. most of my life and I completely understand your Treehouse ID. Beautiful state but Democrat run for the most part.

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    • Judith says:

      After the Republicans voted UNANIMOUSLY to prohibit their President from making recess appointments, I am interested to know who those individuals might be. I have no use for any of them now. And I never donate to the RNC either, for the same reason.

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    • COlibertybelle says:

      Me, too, Mari. And my money goes directly to our President (and toward building The Wall!!!)

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  4. perpetuaofcarthage says:

    Lamar Alexander would be running for re-election in 2020
    Susan Collins would be running for re-election in 2020
    Corey Gardner would be running for re-election in 2020

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  5. Rodney Short says:

    Time to call a spade a spade, make note of all who are not on Trumps agenda and 2020 run MAGA candidates against em with the Presidents backing of our MAGA candidates

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    • lemmus1 says:

      Good luck with that.
      Collins is the only one running in ’20. POTUS has already stated he would support her.
      Alexander is retiring.
      None of the other 4 are up before ’22.

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    • whoseyore says:

      The good news is, we can contact ANY Senator with a piece of our minds. We can only contact our own Congress Rep.

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      • frankie says:

        Not true. Just look up the congresswimp’s district hQ adrress and use that zip code whe you call (202) 224-3121.

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      • MrG says:

        whoseyore-what leads you to consider that contacting ANY Senator with a “piece of our minds” will actually have any impact? They couldn’t care less. Literally couldn’t care less. Not metaphorically, literally couldn’t care less.

        I’m sure it would make us “feel” better-but feeling better never accomplished anything.

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        • Michael Todaro says:

          Besides, you’ll only talk to a secretary who will soon be receiving a generous payment from the Congressional sex slush fund.

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        • bentley1blog says:

          MrG…you beat me to it. Whoseyore has delusions that the scum in DC read our input. Maybe it feels good to think that way and believe positive thinking might work on these mutations but we all know that is not the truth. The majority of these 2020 fools running again are the untouchables. I for one have no access to them when it comes to voting. I’m stuck with Sinema!! Am sure she really cares what my gripes are…not!!

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  6. lemmus1 says:

    Lessons learned:

    1) 115th Congress Senate had 51 seats Republican majority with 6 clear RINOs:
    Flake/Corker/Murkowski/Collins/Isakson/Alexander

    2) 116th Congress Senate has 53 seats Republican majority with 6 clear RINOs:
    Romney(’18 class)/Gardner(’18 class)/Murkowski(’16 class)/Collins(’14 class)/Isakson(’16 class) /Alexander(’14 class) – Alexander has stated he will not run again in ’20.

    3) Senator Linsey Graham convinced Trump to offer his ‘Bridge Act’ as a compromise to end the shutdown, claiming he had the seven Dem votes needed to pass it. Trump will stop listening to him.

    4) All of us who faulted McConnell for not using the ‘nuke’ option during the ‘lame duck’ session to pass the wall funding must now understand why. He never had the votes. He is ‘Majority Leader’ in name only and Schumer knows it – so does Romney. Dems + RINOs control both chambers.

    5) In the House, Minority Leader McCarthy has failed to submit a bill to override Pelosi on SOTU. Without a bill, no Discharge Petition is possible. McCarthy is Ryan by another name.

    6) Contrary to our hopes and belief, Rasmussen reports the polls moving away from POTUS. Discount them all you want, Rasmussen has consistently been the best poll for us.

    7) POTUS still has options but they narrowed with the Senate vote. The RINO vote isolated him.

    Today was not a good day but the world didn’t end. My hope remains that POTUS will stand his ground on the funding, and McConnell will block any further Senate vote without such. Why he agreed to give Schumer a vote on the CR is the real question in this morass.

    POTUS will build the wall one way or the other, but the political costs just went up. If he chooses to use an EO, he will have to defy numerous District Court stay orders in order to do so. He may also use his existing authority to build it without using an EO. We have little idea where Barr will stand on either but Barr has consistently supported Presidential prerogatives. I would not expect POTUS to move before Barr is in place. That implies at least two more weeks of shut-down politics before we see a real move from POTUS. Imnsho.

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    • meow4me2 says:

      I suspect McConnell did the vote, knowing he’d have RINO defectors, to show the President that McConnell thinks he can’t win unless he does what McConnell wants.

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      • McConnell could very easily change the world as we know it. There are 50 votes. That and Mike Pence is all we need. If McConnell was on the team he’d do whatever it takes to win the battle.
        Everyone of us here knows Schumer would not hesitate to go there. Day one he would change the rules.
        This excuse that if we do it, so will the Dems is only that, a lame excuse. McConnell is a Chinese sellout with a turtle smirk.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          Reality is simply this. If McConnell had used the nuke on yesterday’s votes, the government would be open right now on a CR with no wall money. Period.

          The first vote with wall money was on a Senate-initiated bill with the wall money included. When passed under the nuke, it would have had to go to the House where it would have sat in Pelosi’s dead letter file.

          The second vote, however, was on an already house passed bill for a CR with no wall money. When it passed under the nuke, it would have been immediately effective and the Dems/MSM would be dancing in the streets. Trump would be politically dead.

          Don’t accuse McConnell of something he understands much more about than you do. Yesterday’s votes make it very clear that he doesn’t have the votes to stop anti-Trump bills passing under the nuke option. Schumer does. Six RINOs voted with him yesterday to politically destroy Trump.

          Then consider that McConnel never invoked the nuke option last year because he didn’t have the votes to do so. Several Senators made it clear they opposed further changes. He didn’t want Schumer to be sure of that. McConnell is not an idiot – nor is he MAGA – but at least he knows what he’s doing running the Senate. Imnsho.

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    • James Carpenter says:

      Our channel to safe harbor is narrowing and seas are building in the approach. Pray we don’t pitchpole. The sharky Uniparty is acting like they smell blood in the water.

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      It is more then 6. Uniparty votes shift between senators based on who can afford to be the no vote when it is time to betray the voters. For example in 115th you forgot Heller who would of voted no on healthcare bill until he found out Mccain was already going to vote no then he changed it to yes.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Thank you for a well thought out post. We need to face reality. We aren’t winning on this one, when we should be. We need to get tougher, louder, and meaner.

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      • Judith says:

        I used to think we were a schizophrenic society, evenly split down the middle, with razor thin margins in every major election. Now I realize it is all voter fraud.

        It only looks close because they stop cheating as soon as their candidate is pushed over the top. No need to press their luck further by making it look like a wide gap.

        They always cheat just enough, and no more.

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      • MrG says:

        @Peoria Jones
        Kindly define HOW we get “tougher”
        Kindly define HOW we get “louder”
        And above all please define HOW we get “meaner.”

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        • bentley1blog says:

          MrG…my thoughts exactly. Do we transition into an antifa mob, do we turn meaner like the ‘vagina hat’ scums, and how in the world do we actually accomplish these multiple tasks? We are surrounded by the lowest common denominator who voted these turn-coats into office. MrG we seem to be on the same wavelength. Really appreciate your input. Thanks!

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    • TrumpFanFLA says:

      Great list, thanks for the specifics.

      LOL on #3: “Trump will stop listening to him” (Miss Lindsey). Let’s hope so.

      If “Dems & RINOs control both chambers,” which point in the bills did they hate the most?

      __Giving DACA’s a break for 3-more years?

      __Bridge Act?

      __Wall $$?

      If Dems & RINOs hated all 3 above, why didn’t Schumer’s version pass?

      I’m thinking the answer to both bill failures MIGHT be all the calls to Repub Senators’ offices by anti-illegal immigration groups such as ALIPAC.us (Americans for LEGAL Immigration), a PAC formed in 2004 by a Repub, Wm Gheen in NC, to fight against all forms of illegal immigration.

      ALIPAC sends out Action Alerts to “swamp” the DC switchboards when these things come up. I’ve heard him on the radio a few times lately & agree with his mission. He was pro-Trump, worked the campaign locally, voted for Potus, & lost 1/3 of his prior base because of it. But now he’s fed up with attempted compromises re illegals & they tell Repub Senators, NO Illegals DEALS PERIOD. Of course the RINOs could care less but maybe that’s still why the Repub version failed today(??)

      And I guess the Dem version failed because there’s more Repub Senators than Dem Senators(??) even if six Rinos joined them.

      Or… I don’t know why both bills failed!

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      • lemmus1 says:

        1) All pubbies but Lee and Cotton voted for the wall bill. Lee and Cotton voted against the DACA and TPS extensions. Only one Dem voted in support of the wall. It needed 60 votes.
        2) Six pubbies and all Dems voted for the CR. Imnsho, the RINOs expressed their never Trump position as a cost-free vote – not against the wall, but against Trump without having to go on record against the wall – pure RINO/GOPe vote.

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      • jebg46 says:

        Was this the Bill Graham wanted? I thought his was a 3 week open not 2 week.

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    • RedWave 2020 says:

      I suspect Roberts and the 4 other liberals will try to hear the case quickly if national emergency is declared now to try and punish Trump. Interesting how it took YEARS to strike down 0bozo’s unconstitutional DAPA with DACA still not struck down.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      1) Confirmation of Barr, and 2) An RBG replacement are necessary.

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  7. rustybritches says:

    The President just did an EO on border funding TEE HEE those traitors didn’t win after all
    and they will be returning some border crossers back to mexico tomorrow and after today If I was any of the stupid judges who try to stop him, I would think twice before doing so.. Not safe to cross the Lion more than once.. I truly feel sorry for the 6 slime bags who couldn’t wait to cut the Presidents throat by voting against him especially Romney What a turkey he is> shame on him
    and I just wish that Ann Coulter would just shut the heck up because every time she comes out with a stupid rant against what is trying to do and then he finally decides to do what he had been planning all along The media give her the credit for him doing it. and that’s stupid. Ann Please I dont care about how anyone else feels about you , but for too long I have watched you boon dog him and I am really sick of it..

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    • thegoosefish says:

      Just did an EO? Citation?

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      • bakocarl says:

        See previous page. Reports that a National Emergency Declaration is in process with $7+B for the wall.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          All I can find is a CNN mention of a draft EO. They’d be fools if there were not several drafts floating around for POTUS signature just in case. But that’s a whole different kettle of fish than a POTUS signed EO. Imnsho. He just gave a press update that says he’s not doing an EO for now.

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    • ERM says:

      So every time Coulter calls him out he backtracked and does what he should have done all along.Just another perspective,and if true,thanks Ann.

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        You give Coulter way too much credit.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          Imnsho Ann deliberately is pushing him to stick to the wall pledge. Without that push, it would have been easy to blame the wall on the Dems and move on. Whether that would have happened is pure speculation. But I like her pushing the view so it counters the WH advisors telling him to cave. Even if he has stopped reading her, he certainly is aware of the narrative. I try not to forget that she was one of the very first national conservative voices to rally to Trump and to stay with him despite the flack she took then.

          And I’ll also say for the record, she is right – no wall, no Trump win in ’20. He’ll still have my vote but too many conservatives will stay home or go 3rd party.

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        • MrG says:

          I hope Ann “why the long face” Coulter keeps up the pressure…I don’t care who gets the credit. BUILD THE WALL

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    • free2313 says:

      rustybritches: Coulter needs the attention…
      Narcissist’s don’t care if the attention is negative or positive, as long as she is still considered, a voice with an opinion that people respond to, that is what she craves. Notice how Ann constantly moves and play with her hair, that keeps the focus on her and what she is doing or saying…. Poor li’l Annie…

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Is Coulter a shrill, smarmy, emaciated skank or what ?

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  8. erinsmemole says:

    If you have any of the Coast Guard in the areas where we are considered “war zones”, flip them over to DOD. Then they should be able to get paid.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      POTUS has the authority under law to do that at any time with or without an emergency. Why he doesn’t is ours to wonder over. It’s an obvious, legal move so maybe he’s saving it for a time of his choice. Imnsho.

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  9. JoD says:

    MSM threatening that “our security” at airports is being jeopardized because of the shut down.
    Who the Hell cares!! You are pushing OPEN BORDERS, you Cretans!!

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  10. thegoosefish says:

    I think the Senate bills brought things to a head. They spent quite a bit of time after the votes talking about how they needed to fund the salaries now and talk alternatives later. Either he does this (which I predicted 5 days ago) or the whole wall goes down in flames. These people working need pay. Simple as that. RIF all you want, but you can’t RIF air traffic controllers, TSA people, coast guard employees, etc. etc. the list goes on. Those people work every day. There is no easy solution.

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    • thegoosefish says:

      by this I mean call it an emergency, take it out of the military budget (ok, some hurricane relief also) and let the Army Corps of Engineers do it. Get on with it by hook or by crook, you do your best, and angels can do no more. I don’t know of any way to get out of this morass. The Democrats have the upper hand, the Republicans didn’t want a wall to begin with, it’s just FUBAR. It should have been negotiated in the last budget negotiations.

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    • lanahi says:

      TSA has yet to catch a terrorist. All they do is harass travelers.

      Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers and there were no disasters when new ones were hired in their place. No one is irreplaceable, especially union workers striking against the public who pays them. Or “nonessential” federal employees.

      The Coast Guard and Border Patrol should be considered essential workers. Ask the Democrats to make it so and see how far you get.

      Since 90% of the federal workers are Democrats, they should talk to Pelosi and Schumer about the lousy $5.7 billion dollars that takes priority over their own welfare.

      McConnell is playing with this too in not allowing the nuclear option. There is no way that anything can get 60 votes in this atmosphere and he knows it. The best you can call his game is “passive resistance”. He has also let the replacement of judges falter. The deep state will not willingly let Trump win, and McConnell is part of it.

      There IS a simple solution and President Trump will use it. The military will build the wall. In fact, they probably already have started. The shut down is useful until then for a number of reasons…and after then. (The shut down is still in effect until a further funding bill, whatever is happening with the wall.)

      Trump is playing the long game and holds all the cards in that long game.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        Coast Guard and most TSA are ‘essential workers’ during the shutdown. They must report to work but still do not get paid, just like ‘non-essential’ workers. The difference is that both will get retroactive pay when it ends – but those that did work won’t get a dime more than those who didn’t – talk about Marxism, there it is right in our face.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Definitely not fair for the real workers but why do you think these wretched politicians wrote the law that way? It was deliberate to manipulate whoever was in power. Guilt them into not doing the right thing, simple. It’s their kabuki theater games they have played for the last 32 years when they didn’t fund the wall as promised.

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  11. mashall says:

    In the day of Fake News, Fake Friends, and Fake Cheese on your Cheeseburger,…it could be legitimate.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-24/white-house-drafting-national-emergency-proclamation-include-7b-border-wall

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    • ERM says:

      Praying the President does this!

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    • lanahi says:

      Goodness, that writer is behind the times. He needs to keep up.
      The environmental war over the border has already been fought and won.
      National emergency is already in effect and has been since 9/11 and, more recently, an EO Trump signed in Dec 2017. He really doesn’t have to declare another one, but the new one would specifically address the border emergency.
      Hurricane Harvey happened in 2005. Why are there still funds to expend in that account after 14 years? These appear to be surplus funds. This situation occurs in all parts of government…funds approved but not expended.
      The border wall is being built even now through a private contractor. Funds are still available for that contractor from previous funding bills, to be paid as soon as his work has been completed per that contract. The $5.7 billion is for future contracts. Having the wall is an emergency. Funding for it is not. President Trump is accomplishing a lot through the shut down, so it has had its uses, but it isn’t about funding.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        Hurricane Harvey was 2017. Katrina was 2005.

        Your point re available funding is valid only up to a point. Available funding in DHS is sufficient for less than 200 miles at current rates iirc. Even if he tapped current military funds it still would pay for only a small segment of what is needed. He needs more funds now just to start the procurement process for the remaining thousand miles plus – regardless of where the appropriation comes from.

        Coulter is right on this imnsho. POTUS must start and finish building the wall now. One way or the other. I’d prefer he win in Congress with the shutdown – but either way, further delay makes it more and more likely that we will never get more than a semblance of what we need.

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  12. MAGAbear says:

    Wait, Mittens voted against his party?! Shocking, just shocking.

    Please Utah, recall this bum!

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  13. andrewalinxs says:

    Notice the vote totals are almost the same that is by design.

    The entire vote today was for show. Uniparty wanted to show both options having majority but not enough to get all they way through the senate.

    Senate uses votes like this to showcase shape and focus Evening and morning Media narratives. it was all fake with everyone knowing they would fail and showcase nether having 60 and the Rs appearing not unified. Chamber of Commerce is showcasing their lobbying power.

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    • lanahi says:

      Mitch allows votes on the floor only when he has a reason for putting them up for a vote. Pelosi can do the same in the House. One can understand quite a bit about the kabuki theater that is congress by understanding the reasons.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      In 2006 I evacuated Calicongomexipoopistan and permanently moved to the only country with a smooth running, massively successful, one party system. I have never returned and never will. However, I’m concerned about family and friends in USA. MAGA/KAG !

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  14. Gunner says:

    Yet one more example of how the socialist, liberal, progressive party stands shoulder-to-shoulder in their utter contempt against our Republic, and the feckless cowards in the GOP who join them.

    Sc#@w them all!

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  15. cyn3wulf says:

    Interesting that Mike Lee and Tom Cotton voted against both plans. Do they have a stated preference for what they would like to see happen?

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  16. bluebongo says:

    Just wrote to my CO RINO, such a disappointment.

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    • vfm#7634 says:

      Colorado has turned into Oregon-in-the-Rockies, it would appear.

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        I hear ya. I’m packing up and moving in a couple years. Need to move to more conservative State….WY, ID, SD? Any suggestions? 🙂

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        • vfm#7634 says:

          Any in the area except NM, I think

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        • lanahi says:

          Idaho would love you. We have Californians moving in too. They can sell their California bungalow for an Idaho ranch, if they can sell their home to someone, that is. And, with half the state owned by the federal government, there are few jobs here and few prospects for any so they are mostly retirees. Even California conservatives are generally more liberal than Idahoans…RINOs, in other words.

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          • Except for Chobani yogurt workers. Soros and Clinton doing their part to turn Idaho blue with Somali and other Muslim refugees in Twin Falls. Imagine beautiful Idaho in 20 years.

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          • pegm says:

            Yep, we are looking around Nampa. Born and raised Californian, but they are driving me from my home with their insane governance not to mention the taxes that are coming, water rationing no matter how much rain has fallen, PG&E passing on their legal costs of $800,000 to us because they won’t upgrade their equipment and on and on. Homeowners insurance going to skyrocket now because of the fires, especially us who were affected. So we are looking to move.

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        • COlibertybelle says:

          How about Texas? It’s where husband and I will spend time in retirement – we are about sick of Colorado.

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        • Kris Langley says:

          You can just about strike AK off of that list. Anchorage (42% of the state’s population base) is becoming Seattle/Portland/San Francisco North. A number of us who are conservatives are moving (I did, two years ago) for the Mat-Su Borough (Wasilla, Palmer, etc.) out of Anchorage to get away from the liberal Mayor and Assembly’s taxes and insane prioritization of spending. “Republicans” in the State Legislature caucus with the Democrats – turning their backs on the citizens’ wishes.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Colocongomexistan !

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  17. sDee says:

    “six republican senators joined the Democrats:”

    Trump has forced the shadow government out in the open. Will more blind eyes open to the Uniparty (R)?

    The war Trump has waged against them will, quite literally, determine if freedom survives in the United States.

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    • lanahi says:

      Most of the reason we lost the House, besides the voting fraud, is because of the RINOs who decided not to run again because they knew they probably wouldn’t win. The same thing occurred in the Senate and will again in 2020. So the swamp is being drained of RINOs at least. Except for Mitt. Now back to the Democrats…
      It’s been quite a war, and it isn’t over yet.

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  18. KnowSERENoFear says:

    And THIS is exactly why the “hold your nose and vote R” has got to stop. This two-party paradigm ust be shattered. D’s & R’s are simply for-profit clubs that are not mentioned in the Constitution. This party system is a largely responsible for the decay of our Constitution as voting was our Framers way of keeping the Federal government in check. All that goes away when we vote for party instead of character.

    I would guess most politicians don’t really know what their party platform really is…and none of them follow their posted party platform.

    I, for one, will never vote party again. I will vote character and for someone that understands the Constitution.

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    • Judith says:

      After the Republicans midterm stunt I am over it too. The recess appointments travesty was the tell. We voted for these a-holes *only* to keep the majority, and that translates to “keeping up appearances.” We wanted to make them squirm in the “majority” spotlight.

      That “keeping up appearances” would have severely hampered UNiparty’s efforts to thwart President Trump and MAGA. So they threw the election, the bastards. That was all by design.

      RINOS don’t retire because they “can’t get elected,” because election fraud will always take care of that. They did it instead to show Trump who’s boss. Because they were the sacrificial lambs du jour to keep everything going exactly the way the UNiparty wants it to be!

      I say burn it down! They’ve showed us their true colors. We can’t support a fake Republican party. And we certainly can’t abide that DemonRat nest of vipers either.

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  19. snarkybeach says:

    the lead story on Yahoo news is a hit piece on “billionaire” Wilbur Ross telling complaining govt workers to get a loan.

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    • digleigh says:

      They misreported as he was asked about them having no money for bills but many use visa and loans until their money comes in arrears! He said they may have to pay a bit of interest, etc.. was all he said!A pro-build the wall worker said he would do the same on Rush’s show!!

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  20. Fools Gold says:

    Utah Lee and Arkansas island boy just earned their officiating rhino stripes today, if ya didn’t know they hadn’t been officially indoctrinated already,….the others, nothing unanticipated for me to watch. Hell more rinosob’s would’ve have joined their honerable partners if it was so damn obvious even to the deaf and blind and as the saying goes “you ain’t seen nothing yet”.

    We Trump supporters should remind ourselves daily of the 2020 primaries. Unfortunately I have no say in the bitch from Memphis (just out of my district” but i’ve been closely watching his work and his honorable friends very closely for 30 years….I think Romney over estimates his popularity…

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  21. @ChicagoBri says:

    More kabuki theater. Also, repeal the 17th amendment.

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    • lanahi says:

      Why do we think that a state senate, which is as corrupt as anything in DC, can make a better choice of US Senators than the voters? Just fewer people for the parties and candidates to bribe and making the state senators richer and more corrupt in the process. The people should be taking back power, not giving it away again.
      The 17th amendment was in effect when voters were not as knowledgeable and needed to be protected against themselves. We keep our freedoms when voters become wiser.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Robber barron Leland Stanford became a U.S. Senator from California under the old system. Follow the $$$.

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      • @ChicagoBri says:

        The Senate was meant to be the body representing the States and their interests in the federal government. It now only is a vehicle for political parties to promulgate their particular pablum to the public. The House is the body meant to directly elect address the concerns of the electorate, which is why they are elected every 2 years.

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    • Judith says:

      We’ll need a brand-new Congress to repeal the 17th Amendment.

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  22. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • wyntre says:

      This is the psychotic Bytch now, apparently, running the country.

      I HATE her with a passion. That she has power, again, is the most galling thing ever. Her obnoxious gloating is infuriating. It’s pretty clear Repubs prefer working with her than with POTUS.

      Unfrigginbelievable. Feels like I’m living in an alternate universe.

      Just watch this looney-toon preening and posing and smoothing her hair like she’s a teen queen, again.

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  23. WeThePeople2016 says:

    The good ole Turtle.

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    • @ChicagoBri says:

      Have any Treepers been negatively affected by this a partial shutdown? If I didn’t keep reading about it, I honestly wouldn’t know it was ongoing.

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      • Judith says:

        I deal with tsa but honestly, with wide-open borders, they are only there for show. I wouldn’t miss them.

        Air traffic controllers are obviously another story. But Reagan showed us they are not irreplaceable either.

        I don’t rely on gubmint services so I haven’t noticed anything else that would greatly affect me. Open borders, however, affects us all in very obvious ways.

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  24. namberak says:

    If you look up “kaubki theater” you see the CSPAN feed from this session…

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  25. Hebo Sabe says:

    “If they come to a reasonable agreement I would support it,” the president said, adding that he still had “other alternatives.”

    He’s not giving anything away…

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-vote-thursday-competing-bills-end-shutdown-n962191

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    • Judith says:

      He’s making them squirm in their own excretement. Whenever the Enemedia is “concerned” you know our President is doing something right.

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  26. Jason Ross says:

    Why do some Republicans insist on rimming out the frothy anuses of the left on a constant basis?

    If you don’t support the Wall you obviously were comatose in 2016 and should be removed from office.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Now Jason, while I agree with you wholeheartedly, you might be interested to know I was “moderated” for simply suggesting that someone should do the same thing back to the hideous beast Cortez that she said they were going to run on all of us.

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  27. wyntre says:

    FTR:

    This IS from The Hill and the sources are anonymous lawmakers but much of it rings true according to what happened today in the Senate with 6 squishy Rinos bailing on POTUS.

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  28. digleigh says:

    Now, we know who the establishment folks are, thanks Rinos! Shame on Ga.’s Isaakson!

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  29. dallasdan says:

    The Repub majority in the Senate is a mirage.

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    • The Defiant One says:

      @dallasdan, sadly we knew that the GOPe talk of “God and Country” was just talk to get people to keep them in their cushy jobs. We see that in Mitt Romney, who had the very good chance of saving the USA from Barack Zero Achivements Obama’s second term, who COWERED in front of a Candy Crowley instead of standing up for himself and our nation. We see that clearly when he sided with the Democrats instead defending the countless victims of Illegal Aliens through the years.

      The Government Closure is hurting alot of Americans (gov workers) financially in the short term, but this will SAVE LOTS of American LIVES in the long term. In San Francisco a few years ago a family was gun down by a MS-13 gang member because they thought a son looked like a Gang Member. How many repeats of the Bologna family murder must families accross the United States mourn for senseless and avoidable deaths?

      https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-family-s-murderer-killed-before-FBI-was-told-3676718.php

      If the Wall isn’t built during President’s Trumps tenure it won’t be built and it will be the Romney GOPe fighting against it tooth and nail! And ROMNEY WILL BE FIGHTING AGAINST US AS WELL! Like his father fought against Ronald Reagan.

      The only one really fighting for US and country is President Trump, we see that displayed clearly today. We can never let the Conservative Movement ever be controlled by the Romney/NRO GOPe ever again.

      I’m upset, but I have hope still! Most of all this was just the start of this battle not the end! As long as we live and are free we have a fighting chance! We just have to work harder to achieve MAGA!

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      • Judith says:

        Because of their blind hatred of all things American (including Trump and his Deplorable voters) they have exposed themselves for ALL to see.

        They are naked Emperors prancing around in the blinding sunlight. We the People can take it from here.

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