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GOP Has Votes In Senate to Defund Obamacare, Red State Democrats In Trouble

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***Update- Senate Cloture vote to take place at 12pm EDT.

If the GOP in the Senate stands together on the upcoming cloture vote, which allows Harry Reid to reinstate funding for Obamacare, then the disastrous healthcare law will not be funded.

On a call with conservative news outlets, Senator Ted Cruz said that it was now “clear to any objective observer, that Obamacare was not working.”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) stated earlier that Republicans had the necessary votes to defeat cloture, reiterating what Cruz said, that if  Republicans stood together, Obamacare would be defunded.

Millions of Americans are facing the prospects of losing their jobs, or not being hired at all, or facing the prospects of being pushed forcibly into part time work, are facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums, and are facing the risk or the reality of losing their health insurance.

The vote that matters is the vote on cloture. Any senator who votes ‘yes’ on cloture, gives Reid the power to fully fund Obamacare-Ted Cruz

Cruz points out that if cloture is held, there are seven red state Democratic Senators, including Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu, up for re-election in 2014, who saw their respective states vote for Mitt Romney over President Obama, adding that Obama only received 42% or less of the vote in 2012.

Cruz also said that these Senators need to “honest and consistent” with their constituents, and tell them that, ‘Yes’ I voted with Harry Reid to fund Obamacare, and not turn around and tell them that they made every effort to defund Obamacare, when if fact they didn’t.

“Republicans should stand up for their rights as a minority and for the American people as a whole. We have the votes to win, if only Senate Republicans will stand together as the House did and as we have in the past.”-Senator Mike Lee

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  • BoGo

    Great, we can get 7 D’s to defeat cloture and then we we have to bite our nails over the likes of Juan McAmnesty, the Pink Palmetto Princess Graham, Kelly Ayotte, …..

    • MotherBatherick

      We should tell the Commie in the White House and those who support him (including the ones you mentioned) to BITE IT.

      • Rich

        How come none of you are intelligent enough to make a point without having to call someone a nasty name.
        Are you all really that hateful?
        If you’re Christians, is that what your Bible teaches you?

        Please, let’s have the conservatives here learn how to make a point without showing themselves up as angry bigots.

        • Mark

          Rich. Do you watch MSNBC? Schultz called rival pundit Laura Ingraham “a right-wing slut”. Is this what you are talking about?

          • Rich

            No, sir, I am discussing the here and now of the Shark Tank.
            What were you doing watching the evil MSNBC? They are liable to take your teabags away……………LOL!!

  • MotherBatherick

    Every vote for obamacare will take freedom and rights away from…EVERYONE. You’ll be wishing that appt to a proctologist was the least of your concerns.

  • Grumpy

    Kind of the way I feel BoGo..

    Can’t see it happening, Reid, will terrorize any potential defectors with threats of blocking them from getting campaign money from the party,

    Senior Republicans aren’t about to let the upstarts displace their power..

  • Republican Voter

    CRUZ/RUBIO 2016!!!

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  • SovereignMary

    Oh please – let this truly be a halleluiah moment!

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  • Mary Wright

    I voted but the confirmation never came to email. Think someone may be messing with the system.

  • http://yahoo rev gay robertson

    i hope you’re right–I’d love to see both Reid and Obama defeated for once! I signed the petition to defund Obamacare AND tried to call during Cruz’s filibuster to ENCOURAGE the senators to the right decision, but could never get through—was someone messing with the system? I’d love to see how Obama would take defeat! I hope it would give him a nervous breakdown

    • Rich

      If you really are a “reverend” I certainly do not wish to ever attend YOUR church.
      You are obviously not a properly schooled “man of God”.

  • RAY

    The main issue is still the national debt and how much Obamacare will make it increase substatially. Obamacare is not only bad for the health care industry and its users it is bad for the country because it will put America in even more debt. If the only wise way to stop the government from spending money it does not have is to shut down the government down before it self destructs and takes all of us down with it I say shut it down. Congress can redeem itself by recognizing their problem of overspending that it has been engaged in for decades. They are making the bed we will all have to lie in and it is not an attractive bed.

    • Rich

      You solve the national debt by increasing taxes on the wealthy, forcing hedge fund managers to report their income as ordinary income and not investment income, eliminating corporate welfare, and by ending, today, the ability of corporations and individuals to hide money in offshore accounts.
      Bingo, done deal.
      Work on solving the wage inequity issues so more money gets into the hands of more Americans and more jobs will be created. Problem solved!!

      • Denny

        Umm, “Rich”, excuse me but you obviously went to Socialist High School and graduated Stupid Cum Laude. Please, just one, not six, five, four, three, or even two examples, but simply one example of a country that went to a socialist economy that ever compared to the U.S. system of free enterprise and became the richest and most charitable nation ever. And sense you judge those who call themselves” Christian”, explain how America got to this point by going against God’s principles. Your president is our punishment as we stray from what our Founding Fathers envisioned. A nation gets the leader it deserves. Learn from Israel’s history.

        • Rich

          Denny, my boy, can’t you make a point without being mean and insulting?
          Remember how prosperous America was when President Eisenhower was in office and the wealthy and big corporations paid their fair share of taxes and the tariff laws were in place to keep cheap foreign imports out of our country so we could preserve our lifestyle?
          You must have missed all that. That’s how it should be now.
          By the way there Denny, I graduated as a National Honor Society Member in the top 10% of my class. I learned enough to not be led by the nose by a bunch of wealthy oligarchs who would rather enslave middle class Americans than give them decent health insurance.
          Your post tells me that you must like being pooped on by big business and the ultra wealthy.
          Explain to me why you believe wealthy people in the right wing media telling you that the way to succeed is to make even wealthier Americans even wealthier than they are now at the expense of middle class Americans. How does that work out? You have to enlighten me.
          Also, please define “job creator” because when I went to school and studied economics the basic principle of any economy was that, and I’ll try to make it simple for you, as the majority of people, meaning middle class, hard working, tax paying, God fearing Americans, get more money in their pocketbooks, they can then afford to spend more money thereby creating a greater demand for goods and services. Business responds by hiring more workers to meet said demand. Is that simple enough?
          Also, while we’re at it and you’re feeling so froggy, please explain how a nation can fight two wars, far overseas, costly, expensive, and cut taxes at the same time.
          Oh, and, Denny, Rich is my name and there is no need to place it in parentheses. Or does that make you feel that your bagger intellect is somehow superior to my progressive thought process?
          Now, who did I judge here? I called out this reverend because NO person who considers himself a “Man of God” ever wishes any harm on anyone else. Is that what YOUR Bible teaches you, Denny? Mine doesn’t. I learned of a loving and forgiving God, what did you learn from the Bible? I learned about Jesus teaching us to help the poor and infirm which is pretty much directly opposed to a bagger’s way of thinking, isn’t it??
          Have a nice evening there, Denny.

  • Balto2

    Ray said it right. We also need to get Debt Stabenow out of office one way or another. Levin is leaving and that will give us some relief here in Michigan, but neither Levin or Stabenow have ever done anything but help destroy this country and certainly have not stood with the majority of Michigan constituents. We also need to get rid of the RINOS in both houses as they are only Dems and stealing the name Republican but show no support for Republican issues or unity. They only holler that good people like Ted Cruz or Louie Gomert and other newer members are ruining the party – not true, these people are trying to save the R party and listen to those of us who put them in Washington.

  • Rich

    You know, for a bunch of people who profess to “Love the Constitution”, you all have conveniently forgotten that the way to eliminate a law is at the ballot box. Conservatives LOST the last election so the do not have a conservative in the White House and the voters were intelligent enough to not give the gop a majority in the Senate. You don’t have a majority in the Senate and Mr. Obama will certainly VETO any bill that attempts to destroy the AHA.
    Isn’t anyone here bright enough to recognize shoddy political theater when they see it?
    I guess not!!

  • lucille j. justin

    I pray to God all the Republicans stand firm………………

  • Sam

    I’m not holding my breath. Politicians all talk a good game, but until this thing is defunded, our budget is cut, and the debt ceiling averted, I will continue to think this country is on its way to hell.

  • Carlos

    GOP Sen. has the votes?? Puleez! They bent over and grabbed the ankles. We need a takeover of the party by real conservatives and that’s gonna be tough in blue states. Liberalism is a mental disorder so we’re talking about irrational morons who vote on emotion and not intellect. These are the same folks who still think Obama’s cool and everything’s hunky dory.

    • Rich

      Hey there, Carlos. I’m “liberal” or progressive and my mentality is fine.
      I see just how wrong conservatives are in believing that anyone in the gop is on your side when in fact they are sponsored by those who would take a massive dump on the head of working Americans.
      Do you work for a living, there Carlos? If you do, did you happen to notice that Rep. Cantor thinks you shouldn’t get paid to work overtime anymore? Is that being a friend to working people? Hell, if they ever succeed in gutting the EPA and OSHA you’ll be working for pennies in a Koch Brother’s sweatshop before too long!!