By The Right Scoop


UPDATE: Final vote 79-19 for cloture. Here are the full roll call vote:

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs —79
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)

 

NAYs —19
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)

 

Not Voting – 2
Flake (R-AZ) Hatch (R-UT)

A vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare. The vote takes place at 12:30pmEST today:

From just a few moments ago:

 

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  • DarkKnight2016

    The tally on dontfundobamacare.com as it stands:

    Supporting Cloture (Against Us):
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), retiring in 2014
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), retiring in 2016
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. John Thune (R-SD), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), retiring in 2018

    Opposing Cloture (With Us):
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), up for election in 2014, re-election in 2016
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), up for re-election in 2014

    Unknown:
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), retiring in 2014
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ), retiring in 2013
    Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), up for re-election in 2018
    Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), up for re-election in 2014
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), up for re-election in 2016
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), up for re-election in 2018

    • DawgfaninFL

      The list of shame for those voting yes to cloture. Time to test the memories of conservative voters.

    • WinMissouri

      Okay voters from other states, I will do my part and work to rid the Senate of Roy Blunt. Will you do your part and get rid of your RINO’s?

      • DarkKnight2016

        Indiana won’t get rid of Dan Coats. You’re talking about a state that kept electing Dick Lugar, that elected Evan Bayh and has recently elected Joe Donnelly. They unseated Lugar just last year and lost with Mourdock so you can bet Coats will be there until he is ready to leave.

    • contkmi

      Supporters: Who’s Who of old-guard RINOs.

    • Steve Angell

      Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), up for re-election in 2014 Traitor Yes

      • DarkKnight2016

        Sen. Lisa Murkoswki lost her primary in 2010 but was re-elected through a write-in candidacy.

        Sen. Susan Collin looks poised to win the GOP primary and general election next year in Maine.

    • No_BlahBlah

      tom coburn is such a disappointment,

      it didn’t take him long to be seduced by power

      TEXAS!!WTF!!
      The rest are progressive trolls

      • DarkKnight2016

        Tom Coburn is retiring in 2016 (So his seat will be up and I am hoping T.W. Shannon runs). Coburn stated he believes in term limits and he is in his 2nd term.

    • nibblesyble

      Barrasso and Alexander are bloody doctors, they ought to know more than anybody that Obamacare is horrid for the country…what the hell?

      • DarkKnight2016

        They voted for cloture but against the entire bill that included funding for Obamacare.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Voted to oppose cloture who were unknown:
      NV Heller
      KS Moran
      OH Portman
      and not sure if maybe Crapo? Anyone catch all the ones that were unknown?

  • RobertMahoney

    McCain: Partisanship Worst He’s Ever Seen…

    I agree John, why don’t you reach across the isle and work with the Republicans for a change?

    • virginiagentleman1

      ROFLMAO! Excellent advice Robert! One thousand ‘likes’!

    • nibblesyble

      Brilliant!!

  • Cyfon

    Reid…you slimy little t*rd.

  • JJHLH

    Just watched Ted Cruz on C-Span 2. He speaks beautifully and powerfully.

  • Cyfon

    This is ridiculous. Listening to one Progressive laud the “accomplishments” of another. What a joke.

  • Sigelitedark

    Names taken and put to memory. Hypocrite Rinos who vote for cloture will be primaried and replaced.

    • lather

      Cruz voted for closure but said it was a “Vote for Obamacare”…lol

      • DarkKnight2016

        He just voted no and it’s CLOTURE

        • DawgfaninFL

          Ignore the troll dear, this is the only paid job he has. We won’t see him next week, as he will be in line for his handout.

          • DarkKnight2016

            He/she needs to brush up on Senate procedure

  • Carmen P

    Oh, Tricky Dick Burr. YOU’RE FIRED.

    • DarkKnight2016

      Not up until 2016

      • Carmen P

        I’m patient…. :D

  • lather

    HA!! Love it!! It is OVER.. The GOP has LOST and OPEN ENROLLMENT starts Tuesday!

    • BHliberty

      In the end, we’re all losers!

    • DawgfaninFL

      Enjoy your handout, oh, let’s see what the house does as the cowards in the Senate run for the hills.

    • sp4x2

      Well lather,
      I agree with you, the GOP is lost. Be
      careful what you wish for. Let’s see
      what comes after…..

    • Cyfon
      • sp4x2

        Looking into the future I see people needing the red cross.

        • DawgfaninFL

          Lol!!

    • Martin2717

      You’re an idiot.

  • BHliberty

    Wow! Now it was just confirmed to me that I made a good decision to leave the Republican party!

    Conservatives will not forget this! Now…..where is Mark Levin’s book to read over and over again!

  • Martin Rizley

    These Republicans who vote for cloture are not listening to their constituents. They are voting “aye” today, but in reality, they are voting “I”— putting the interests of self and their party ahead of what our nation most urgently needs at this time– strong leaders who do what is right, and leave the consequences to God. They could really shake things up in Washington if they followed Cruz’ excellent plan, but they are afraid to take risks, unlike true leaders of history, like Esther, who was willing to do the right thing for her people even at the risk of her own life. “If I perish, I perish,” was her attitude, as she took a course of action that seemed doomed to failure, humanly speaking, but that God blessed. These Republicans have nothing of her spirit. Their self-protective attitude hinders them from doing what is right and only alienates the conservative base of the party, who want to see them acting like warriors in fighting back against Harry Reid and Obama. There are only two reasons I can see why people would vote ‘yes’ to cloture: 1) they secretly want to see Obamacare funded; or, 2) they are fearful of the political fallout of taking a strong, principled stand along with Senator Cruz against funding Obamacare. If either reason determines a senator’s vote, then he is not fit to lead our country. We need men of principle in Congress, not self-emasculalted, self-protective, self-serving wimps.

    • BHliberty

      Like Senator Mike Lee said, “this fight is not over, it’s just begun”! I believe there will be much fallout from those that chose to align with the wrong side!

  • swlausa

    Class II – Senators Whose Terms of Service Expire on January 3, 2015

    (2014) – next election year

    19 – Democrats (current term serving is listed before name)

    (6) Baucus, Max (D-MT)
    (6) Levin, Carl (D-MI)
    (5) Harkin, Tom (D-IA)
    (5) Rockefeller, John D., IV (D-WV)
    (3) Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
    (3) Johnson, Tim (D-SD)
    (3) Landrieu, Mary L. (D-LA)
    (3) Reed, Jack (D-RI)
    (2) Pryor, Mark L. (D-AR)
    (1) Begich, Mark (D-AK)
    (1) Franken, Al (D-MN)
    (1) Hagan, Kay R. (D-NC)
    (1) Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
    (1) Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
    (1) Udall, Mark (D-CO)
    (1) Udall, Tom (D-NM)
    (1) Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)
    (0) Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
    (0) Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)

    14 – Republicans (current term serving is listed before name)

    (6) Cochran, Thad (R-MS)
    (5) McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
    (3) Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
    (3) Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)
    (3) Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)
    (3) Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
    (3) Sessions, Jeff (R-AL)
    (2) Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)
    (2) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA)
    (2) Cornyn, John (R-TX)
    (2) Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
    (1) Johanns, Mike (R-NE)
    (1) Risch, James E. (R-ID)
    (0) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ)

    • DarkKnight2016

      Class II – Senators Whose Terms of Service Expire on January 3, 2015

      (2014) – next election year

      19 – Democrats (current term serving is listed before name)

      (6) Baucus, Max (D-MT), retiring in 2014. Freshman Rep. Steve Daines (R) is eyeing a run. There is currently no serious Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. The state leans Republican

      (6) Levin, Carl (D-MI), retiring in 2014. The Democratic candidate is Rep. Gary Peters. The only GOP candidate right now is former MI Secretary of State and current RNC Committeewoman Terri Lynn Land. The state leans Democratic

      (5) Harkin, Tom (D-IA), retiring in 2014. The Democratic candidate is Rep. Bruce Braley. There are currently 5 GOP candidates. The state leans Democratic

      (5) Rockefeller, John D., IV (D-WV), retiring in 2014. The Democratic candidate is WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. The GOP candidate is most likely going to be Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. The state leans Republican but it is still going to be a tight race.

      (3) Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL), safe democrat

      (3) Johnson, Tim (D-SD), retiring in 2014. The GOP candidate is former SD Gov. Mike Rounds. The Democratic candidate is Rick Weiland, a former aide to Tom Daschle. The state leans Republican.

      (3) Landrieu, Mary L. (D-LA), vulnerable. The GOP candidate are Rep. Bill Cassidy and former Air Force person Rob Maness. The state is a toss up, some polling suggests an advantage for Landrieu.

      (3) Reed, Jack (D-RI), safe democrat

      (2) Pryor, Mark L. (D-AR), Vulnerable. The GOP candidate is freshman Rep. Tom Cotton. The state is a toss up.

      (1) Begich, Mark (D-AK), Vulnerable. The GOP Candidate are former Magistrate Judge Joe Miller and current Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell. The state is a toss-up, some polling suggests an advantage for Begich.

      (1) Franken, Al (D-MN), safe democrat

      (1) Hagan, Kay R. (D-NC), Vulnerable. The current GOP candidates are Tea Party Activist Dr. Greg Brannon OB/GYN and NC Speaker Thom Tillis. The state is a toss-up, some polling suggests an advantage for Hagan.

      (1) Merkley, Jeff (D-OR), safe democrat

      (1) Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH), safe democrat

      (1) Udall, Mark (D-CO), safe democrat

      (1) Udall, Tom (D-NM), safe democrat

      (1) Warner, Mark R. (D-VA), safe democrat

      (0) Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE), safe democrat

      (0) Markey, Edward J. (D-MA), safe democrat

      14 – Republicans (current term serving is listed before name)

      (6) Cochran, Thad (R-MS), hasn’t announced plans

      (5) McConnell, Mitch (R-KY), Matt Bevin doesn’t seem to be much of a challenge but the Dem candidate is.

      (3) Inhofe, James M. (R-OK), safe

      (3) Collins, Susan M. (R-ME), safe

      (3) Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY), safe despite a challenge by liz cheney

      (3) Roberts, Pat (R-KS), safe

      (3) Sessions, Jeff (R-AL), safe

      (2) Alexander, Lamar (R-TN), looks safe

      (2) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA), retiring in 2014

      (2) Cornyn, John (R-TX), there is no serious competition for him right now.

      (2) Graham, Lindsey (R-SC),maybe vulnerable in the primary but for now looks poised to get through ok

      (1) Johanns, Mike (R-NE), retiring in 2014

      (1) Risch, James E. (R-ID), safe in 2014

      (0) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ), will be retired in 2013 and replaced by Cory Booker who will be safe in 2014

      • DawgfaninFL

        Excellent work, DarkKnight!

  • Andrewpalandrew

    We are taking names and we will work to vote out the RINOS.

    • timerunnersc

      sorry AP, but today we become one rail above that.

  • odin147

    I will make sure that any senator that votes for cloture is either unemployed or is working in the private sector.

  • JJHLH

    Cornyn voted with the Democrats. That will be remembered.

    • DarkKnight2016

      He’s up in 2014

      • M_J_S

        You mean he’s OUT

        • DarkKnight2016

          There currently isn’t a serious challenger to John Cornyn. Just these 2:

          ERICK WYATT
          http://erickwyatt.com/
          DWAYNE STOVALL
          http://www.texansforstovall.com

          • BHliberty

            Time for some Tea Party recruiting!

            • deTocqueville1

              If Cornyn wins the primary, defeat him in the gneral.

          • M_J_S

            Anyone but him.

      • JJHLH

        Perfect. Means a primary challenger could appear anytime. Love the Calvin Coolide avatar, by the way. One of the truly great presidents.

  • Steve Angell

    Well there are only 19 true Republicans in the Senate. The rest should be voted out if you care about America at all. It is clear from this vote that the 27 RINOs that voted for Obama Care are really Democrats with the label Republican.

    • BHliberty

      Or ask if they will retire! I can name a few!

  • DawgfaninFL

    McCain cast his vote and walked straight to the Democrats congregating on their side. Pay attention Arizona. The rest of us are praying for retirement.

  • Joengima

    You notice how it’s always the Senate Republicans who screw the House GOP up? If the Senate GOP just stood up for their House colleagues things would be different but no.

    • deTocqueville1

      There are enough RINOs in both branches to do the job!

  • DawgfaninFL

    Let’s pray Boehner lets this CR die and feed the Senate a piece by piece funding bill. First the military, veterans next and so on. Attach nothing. Just fund one department at a time. Let’s see where each of the Senator’s priorities lie.

  • WinMissouri

    Just read that Senator Flake is a no show (son’s wedding) and was supposedly a no for cloture, guess he knew there was no hope to stop it.

  • Conservator1

    As I posted before, this vote will afford Reid the opportunity to add JUST ONE amendment – refunding Obamacare – while deny any other Senator to add an amendment.

    Then these same RINOs will vote NO on the CR that refunds Obamacare after they just allowed Reid to do it – pure hypocrisy. And even worse, they will go back to their home states spinning how they voted against funding Obamacare.

    I too sick to comment anymore. But I’m a Tea Party Conservative today after reregistering to NYS’ Conservative Party – damn the GOP.

    • BHliberty

      You are not alone! Millions in this country will know what has happened!

      Good for you to change parties!

  • DawgfaninFL

    Just think, folks, our Congress is funding the government month by month now.

    • sp4x2

      Geez- you say that like they are breaking a law or something…

      • DawgfaninFL

        Bwahahaha! Very nice.

      • clockwindingdown

        Nah they make it up as they go along… They keep telling themselves their brilliant but that light went out years ago! Laws are for the masses not the elected!

  • DawgfaninFL

    Well done to our Right Scoop moderators! Another troll bites the dust! Bravo!!

    • pushtheredbutton

      I missed it. What happened? Sometimes I wish RS mods wouldn’t shoo them away. They can genuinely be amusing.

      • DawgfaninFL

        Just the typical paid troll who tried to work everyone into a ‘lather’. Rah, rah, yea Obamacare, can’t wait for my handout, Cruz voted for cloture nonsense. Scoop clipped it’s wings. You missed nothing.

    • deTocqueville1

      Absolutely!

  • stage9

    If yours is on this list, WRITE YOUR SENATOR and THANK him/her for standing on the side of the American people. I did.

  • Swamp Fox

    As a young man, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would watch our country be destroyed from the inside out; either I was stupid, naive, or believed in the American public as a whole way too much.

    • deTocqueville1

      It has been going on with brief interludes for over 100 years. Wilson and FDR and Johnson were abetted by the RINO Republicans. Folks like Jeffrey Lord and Mark levin have explained this. If the conservative constitutionalist don’t galvanize now to restore the country it will be gone in the next election cycle.
      Incidentally, Silent Cal and Reagan were the two exceptions to this process of defeatism.

      • Swamp Fox

        I simply was not taught to be aware of this while in school; the nuns were too busy telling us why we were going to hell.

  • froggy19510

    19 Repeublicans vote no. The Republican party just comitted suicid and they are too stupid to know.

    • LoJoFo

      Must be. Let’s show ‘em.

    • suedixon

      they will find out in 2014 when the ones who went against we, their employers, will lose their seats and even the senate. they will be the minority until we can get real conservatives to stand up for us.

  • BHliberty

    R Limbaugh just said that Reid just amended bill to include the healthcare bill! What, it took 5 minutes? Geez! These people are well….(can’t say it!)!

    • deTocqueville1

      That was the plan to which McConnell, McCain and the RINOs agreed. It is why they would not vote against Cloture. Now they will vote against the amendment and lose, saying what great conservative patriots they are.

      • BHliberty

        Yeah, but their plan isn’t gonna work! Being on twitter after this whole fiasco, many people commented how they are on to them. Cruz opened up a lot of people’s eyes!

        I have to say, I no longer have any respect for J McCain and his public service (other than his military life, I will salute him for that!) He has become a pretty nasty nemesis!

  • Amjean

    Now this bill goes back to the house? When? And what are their options?

  • DarkKnight2016

    Next phase for me? Help to win back control of the Senate in the 2014 elections and keep control of Senate in the 2016 elections. In here I am not going to do possible primary challenges just challenges to Democratic held seats.

    2014 Midterm Elections: Republicans must gain 6 seats in order to gain the Majority.
    —————————————————————–
    Vulnerable Democrats:
    Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
    Republican Candidate(s): Joe Miller, Mead Treadwell

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas)
    Republican Candidate(s): Tom Cotton

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana)
    Republican Candidate(s): Bill Cassidy, Rob Maness

    Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina)
    Republican Candidate(s): Greg Brannon, Thom Tillis
    ——————————————————————
    Retiring Democrats:
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
    Republican Candidate(s): David Young, Joni Ernst, Matt Whitaker, Sam Clovis

    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana)
    Republican Candidate(s): Steve Daines

    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
    Republican Candidate(s): Terri Lynn Land

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)
    Republican Candidate(s): Shelley Moore Capito
    ___________________________________________
    2016 Elections: Presidential Election Year

    Possible Vulnerable Republicans in Blue and Purple states
    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio),
    Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida)
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire)
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois)
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania)
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)

    • deTocqueville1

      Next step, primary the RINO Quislings like McConnell, Graham, Alexander, and all those coming up for re-election. Kick their sorry a$$es out of there. Vote Democrat if these losers win the GOP nominations. Cleanse the GOP or kill it.
      This vote shows the sad phonies like Ayotte, Hatch and Flake for what they are.

      • DarkKnight2016

        1) Kelly Ayotte is not up for re-election until 2016. She already seems vulnerable considering she is in a state that Democrats have won in the last 3 Presidential Elections and 2016 is a Presidential year.

        2) Orrin Hatch was re-elected in 2012 and has indicated that this will be his last term in the Senate. His seat is up in 2018.

        3) I believe Jeff Flake was at his sons wedding so he wasn’t able to be there for the vote. He had indicated he was in opposition to cloture.

        4) McConnell is currently being challenged by Matt Bevin, who is a Tea Party person. According to polling it doesn’t look to good for Bevin but with a year to go I guess things could change. The serious challenge to McConnell and/or Bevin is the Democrat Alison Lundergan-Grimes.

        5) Lindsey Graham currently has 3 primary challengers. Richard Cash, Lee Bright and Nancy Mace. Polling suggests that in a primary with all 4 candidates, Senator Graham would have 42% of the vote and would have 50% of the vote in a runoff against any of the 3 challengers.

        6) Lamar Alexander is already known to be a moderate Republican, having been Governor of Tennessee from 1978-1987 and elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee in 2002 and 2008. His current challenger is State Rep. Joe Carr and it is shown in polling that Alexander trounces Carr easily.
        ——————————————————
        What am I trying to say? If there is going to be an effort to unseat RINOs like McConnell, Graham and Alexander then you are going to need strong candidates.

        • deTocqueville1

          I did not say either Ayotte or Hatch was up for re-election did I!

          • DarkKnight2016

            I never said you did either. I was pointing out their situations in respect to the cloture for Senator Flake and future election prospects for Senators Ayotte and Hatch. All of whom you did mention.

      • texaslynn160

        Longtime reader here. There is an article by and some support for Matt Bevin who is running against McConnell over on RedState: http://www.redstate.com/mattbevin/2013/09/26/cruz-vs-mcconnell-and-why-it-matters/
        This is one of the saddest days I can ever remember. I was up until 3am listening to Mike Lee. What a constitutional scholar! I had heard him in person at the RedState gathering the year before he ran: that guy is for real! I would love to see a President Cruz place him on the Supreme Court!
        Ted Cruz is an American hero. It makes me ILL to see the establishment and media go after him. For the life of me I do not understand why the Establishment Pubs do not realize that people will look back on this day and remember it was Cruz who tried to save them from Ocare. It would have been glorious if they could have remembered the Republican party supporting him cause they ain’t gonna like what’s fixin’ to happen to them.

        • deTocqueville1

          Lee is a great patriot as are the others. It is time to stand against the RINOs in all circumstances and stop saying ‘he/she is the best there is’.

    • suedixon

      mark warner, democrat from virginia up for re-election in 2014. no one announced yet but i know that some are considering a run against him.

      • DarkKnight2016

        In hypothetical polling he defeats Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, AG Ken Cuccinelli, Rep. Eric Cantor, State Delegate Bob Marshall. He is a strong Senator. Not to mention Virginia has gone blue in the last 2 Presidential Elections and it looks like Terry McAuliffe is ahead in the Virginia Governor’s race over Ag Cuccinelli. I think VA is turning into a blue state

        • deTocqueville1

          What is your point? To give up because of polls???

          • DarkKnight2016

            No that’s not my point. My point is there needs to be a really strong candidate to defeat a strong Democratic Senator who is in a state that just elected another Democratic Senator and went Democratic for the past 2 Presidential elections and looks like it is going to elect a Democratic Governor.

  • Steve Angell

    Enzi only voted no because of his primary with Liz Cheney.
    Moran and Portman voted no with permission of the GOP establishment in order to sell a lie that this was not GOP Establishment sabotaging the Conservatives.
    These three also need voted out of power.

    So in reality only 16 real votes from principal no.

    • DarkKnight2016

      I think you are right about Enzi, I am not sure about Moran and Portman though. If you are going to say Moran and Portman because they are part of the National Republican Senatorial Committee I would like to say so is Cruz.

  • stage9

    THE BIG LIST OF COMPANY HOUR REDUCTIONS, LAYOFFS & CLOSURES DUE TO OBAMACARE

    Do you know of a company (not already on the list) that is either being forced to cut employee hours, layoff employees or close due to ObamaCare? Reply to this post and let me know.

    ONLY if it is SPECIFICALLY due to ObamaCare! (website links preferred)

    HOURS CUT
    ———–
    Red Lobster
    Olive Garden
    Applebees
    Jimmy John’s
    Texas Longhorn
    Dayton Ohio Wendy’s franchise
    FEDEX
    Menards
    Kroger

    LAYOFFS
    ———–
    Walmart
    Welch Allyn
    Dana Holding Corp.
    Stryker
    Boston Scientific
    Medtronic
    Smith & Nephew
    Abbott Labs
    Covidien
    Kinetic Concepts
    St. Jude Medical
    Hill Rom
    Energizer
    Alcatel-Lucent

    CLOSURES
    ———–
    Bakers Footwear

  • pushtheredbutton

    Its simple. Right the wrongs of 2012 in 2014. Americans MUST make these sons and daughters of bitches pay in next year’s elections. Do or die time folks.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    This is very frustrating for most of us, but history tells us that the majority of great conservative movements have started after loosing campaigns like this, Cruz and Lee’s fight will not be forgotten in the near future.

  • joyfulgiver

    “Darkness and despair of complete warfare…” the NOT so fine senator from California. My home state. She is a tool, she has done NOTHING to help the people here at “home”. She needs to be defeated, SOON!

    • DarkKnight2016

      In California? The only way Barbara Boxer will leave the U.S. Senate is when she is visited by the Angel of Death. The only way a conservative Republican will win a Senate seat in California is if he/she has a D after their name and gives a Republican speech with a Democratic platform

      • joyfulgiver

        Thanks for the encouragement ;-(

        • DarkKnight2016

          I am just being real. We might as well rename it the Peoples Republic of California. The land of big government, high taxes, global warming dommdayers, gay marriage and abortion anytime.

        • PAWatcher

          All the money her husband is making through cronyism can’t buy happiness or extended life. It will keep her in politics though. Ugh.

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          Vote with your feet, we did. Any guilt or remorse – I guarantee – you will get over. Growing up in California has some fantastic memories; but they’re just memories, and you can take them with you to another state that’s not fleecing you at every opportunity.

          • DarkKnight2016

            Yup. COME TO INDIANA!!!

      • stage9

        I thought she WAS the angel of death….she’s a “baby murderer’s rights” cheerleader

        • badbadlibs

          Great post!

          She is for a mother having until she gets her baby home to “dispose” of her child.

          “In the 1999 colloquy, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said: Suppose during this procedure the baby slips entirely from the mother’s birth canal. “You agree, once a child is born, is separated from the mother, that that child is protected by the Constitution and cannot be killed? Do you agree with that?” Boxer: “I think when you bring your baby home, when your baby is born … the baby belongs to your family and has all the rights.” Santorum persisted: “Obviously, you don’t mean they have to take the baby out of the hospital for it to be protected by the Constitution. Once the baby is separated from the mother, you would agree—completely separated from the mother—you would agree that the baby is entitled to constitutional protection?” She would not say “yes.”
          Instead, she said, understandably: “I don’t want to engage in this.”
          http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/07/31/barbara-boxer-in-context.html
          There’s an evil that defies any explanation, save satanic possession. She qualifies.

          • DarkKnight2016

            Santorum speech on the Senate Floor Debating the Partial Birth Abortion Bill. A great counter to Boxer.

  • PAWatcher

    On to the House and let’s see what they can do!
    We will heed what Cruz, Lee, Paul, and Palin have set out to show US……….the GOPe has cooked their goose in plain sight, they can hide no longer, Our resolve is set, We have united, progressives will feel our wrath for many elections to come.
    Just saw a liberalism 101: Nothing changes!
    Democrats in 1860………..Slavery is the law get used to it.
    Democrats and RINO progressives 2013…………..obamcare is the law get used to it.
    We don’t roll over easy on principles. We will say good riddance to obamacare cause it’s the Right thing to do.

  • stage9

    Way to go Mr Sessions!

  • suedixon

    25 rinos have sealed their fate. those up for re-election in 2014 will be fired. they are now and will forever be known as obama PIMPS.

    • Stehekin912

      Yes, we have Statesman Senators, like Ted Cruz and PIMP Senators…like those who do shall not be named.

  • maynardb50

    Sen. Cornyn you better get your resume updated. You are going to be looking for work in 2014.

    • phil

      is there any viable opponent running against him ?

  • Thomas Leo

    I keep seeing a lot of comments here, and elsewhere, that conservatives need to vote these people out, but the sad truth is, that most of these Republicans who voted with Democrats, will be re-elected. Republicans have their own low-information voters. The reality is, that this country will never recover. Too many of it’s citizens do not care about this country. They are self-absorbed, and value entertainment over God or family. I’m very pessimistic, but that does not mean we can’t go out fighting for what we love!

    • virginiagentleman1

      The sad truth? Yes, but should we follow our elected fools positions and quit fighting Thomas?
      No, my friend, we shall fight as if our very FREEDOM and LIBERTY depends on continuing the fight. Because it does.
      We, the People, lose ONLY when we stop fighting.

      • Thomas Leo

        Read my last sentence. I never said stop fighting.

        • virginiagentleman1

          Thomas, I was agreeing with you. Did you notice that I ‘liked’ your comment? Perhaps in time we will come to understand each others writing better.

    • StrangernFiction

      Tremendous comment! Tragic, but true.

    • phil

      i dont think that being fiscally conservative has anything to do with what you Value on God vs. entertainment, its strictly common sense,

      however, on the rest of your comment you are 100% right,

      the majority of the american electorate is a combo of Low info. voters and people heading to the polls to get some sort of welfare benefits (not based on any ideological reason as to why to vote for a specific candidate),

      and i dont see that changing anytime soon, especially when we consider the fact how people of the “younger generation” vote, when the top items on their list (and in most cases the only items), is “Green” Stuff, and Gay Marriage,
      and the rest like, Economy, Deficit, Financial security, ETC. is really something for the older generation,

  • kssturgis62

    There were three votes, One to allow Cloture – 2nd To Strip, an Thirdly to pass what Harry Reid wanted and Ted Cruz said no to all rolled up into one. In that 3rd vote Republicans all VOTED NAY.

    This Vote was to allow the Cloture Vote. That is the tally on this Vote. The one that we see above. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?
    congress=113&session=1&vote=00206

    Then there was another vote afterwards to waive all the Budget Points allowed,

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00207

    The Final Vote all Republicans Stood Together

    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1st Session

    as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

    Vote Summary

    Question: On the Joint Resolution (H.J.Res. 59 As Amended )Vote Number:209Vote Date:September 27, 2013, 01:31 PMRequired For Majority:1/2Vote Result:Joint Resolution PassedVote Counts:YEAs54NAYs44Not Voting2

    The CR still Passed – But it was on this Vote it passed.

    Home > Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote XMLU.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1st Session

    as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

    Vote Summary

    Question: On the Joint Resolution (H.J.Res. 59 As Amended )Vote Number:209Vote Date:September 27, 2013, 01:31 PMRequired For Majority:1/2Vote Result:Joint Resolution PassedVote Counts: YEAs54 NAYs44 Not Voting 2 Vote Summar yBy Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

    YEAs —54Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    Markey (D-MA)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)
    NAYs —44Alexander (R-TN)
    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Chiesa (R-NJ)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Lee (R-UT)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Wicker (R-MS)

    • tragicpickleutalking2me

      “The Final Vote all Republicans Stood Together”

      Yup… The 25 Republican Senators who sold out their constituents in the first vote jumped back on the Republican ship that they’d just punched holes into.

      Now we can only rely on the House to refuse to fund the government, a tactic that will put the shut down in our court.

      Remember people… These are the people who scuttled our chances of making the Democrats decide whether or not keeping Obamacare was worth shutting down the government for:

      Alexander (R-TN)
      Ayotte (R-NH)
      Barrasso (R-WY)
      Blunt (R-MO)
      Boozman (R-AR)
      Burr (R-NC)
      Chambliss (R-GA)
      Chiesa (R-NJ)
      Coats (R-IN)
      Coburn (R-OK)
      Cochran (R-MS)
      Collins (R-ME)
      Corker (R-TN)
      Cornyn (R-TX)
      Graham (R-SC)
      Hoeven (R-ND)
      Isakson (R-GA)
      Johanns (R-NE)
      Johnson (R-WI)
      Kirk (R-IL)
      McCain (R-AZ)
      McConnell (R-KY)
      Murkowski (R-AK)
      Thune (R-SD)
      Wicker (R-MS)

      Let’s make sure that not one of them receives a life jacket in his next run for office.

      • kssturgis62

        I agree, and no life jackets – No Sh!^ they don’t deserve anything to help them vote. The Cloture vote, the ones who voted with Harry Reid, that was the major one. the Other Two are what Republicans voting for cloture are using to say they supported the House to defund. That is the Reason I posted those. Sitting through and watching these people vote to completely destroy the USA was sickening this morning. I have had enough of the trash in DC.

  • virginiagentleman1

    If you didn’t know who your enemies were before today, you certainly do know them by NAME now!

    Remove them!

  • Jim Alexander

    Everyone should keep the above list for reference. Now when these gutless republicans say anything regarding freedom in this country it can be taken with a grain of salt, these ones look after themselves first. REMEMBER THEM.

  • MaroonRepublic

    Call your House Rep and vote to delay.

  • Vorlath -

    It’s amazing that there are only 20 Senators that will vote against Obamacare. It’s quite amazing how accurate Cruz’ description of the other Senators is. He said they have a defeatist attitude. They want to give all the votes to the Democrats so that they can vote against it and tell their constituents that they tried, but the Democrats had the votes.

    What those Senators won’t tell their constituents is that they’re the ones who GAVE the Democrats the vote in the first place.

  • wallwatchman

    Thanks for nothing, senator blunt!!! Your staff told me when I called, you would do everything to get rid of obamacare. Either you all lied, or there’s a new definition for EVERYTHING!

    Too many times you vote the same as mccaskill. When you’re both alike, one of you is unnecessary! I won’t vote for you again!!

  • Stehekin912

    Look at all the GOP cowards. Never Forget

  • jdbaird

    Tim Scott, I was wondering how he would vote, good job Tim.

  • StrangernFiction

    So a majority of R Senators voting for Boehnercare. Kill the GOP!

  • Derik

    Both of my Indiana senators voted “yay”. For hos two, Coats and Donnelly, I will be voting nay. I hope we throw their butts out of office!

    • DarkKnight2016

      As fellow Hoosier I can say that Indiana getting rid of Coats…most likely not, perhaps Donnelly.

  • suzy000

    Conservatives have their work cut out for them….it is time to replace these Senators that have lost their way!

  • Clare

    Cantwell and Murray, Washington State – BO/BS leftist lackeys and MB Hood enablers – incrowd inbred career politicians. Oath breakers.

  • phil

    im a bit surprised with Johnson of WI, no ?