FAILED: Rand Paul’s amendment to prohibit transfer of F-16s and tanks to Egyptian government; ROLL CALL VOTE

Rand Paul’s amendment “To prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt” failed in the Senate today by a vote of 79-19.

Just to clarify, the vote was to ‘table’ the amendment which is why there are more YEAs than NAYs.



Here’s the roll call vote:

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)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)

Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Flake (R-AZ)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
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)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Nelson (D-FL)
Portman (R-OH)
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)
Toomey (R-PA)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs —19

Boozman (R-AR)
Coats (R-IN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
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297 thoughts on “FAILED: Rand Paul’s amendment to prohibit transfer of F-16s and tanks to Egyptian government; ROLL CALL VOTE

  1. This is an eye opener. Texas is right, and many others are wrong. I’m defintely surprised about the Oklahomans. The vote was what I expected from California, the state of my birth and the first 21 years of my life. Please don’t tell anyone where I came from. It’s embarassing.

  2. now we can stop wondering why our country is such a mess and who is responsible… it’s these nuts that think they are spending their own money and don’t mind arming terrorists…. and we keep voting them into office… does anyone else smell this ?

  3. Why does Egypt need F-16’s and tanks? Can’t they get along with their less lethal planes and hummers with gun mounts. Surely if our Government thinks it’s US citizens can get along with less, why shouldn’t our non-citizens be any different.

  4. Many “republicans” have been compromised and this vote proves it. Any help to enemies who want to kill us is beyond crazy. I am not a repub or a dem. Im just an American who belives in the Constitution. God help us all

  5. congressmen are not allowed to vote 100% their convictions, or else they will bite the bullet. They have ideals until they are elected. Then they face reality. We can deal with another country with our weapons. If anything, we can comandeer them while they THINK they are theirs. Ron Paul chose to not show up and vote on certain things that he would normally be considered interested in. Other commenters in here put it plain, that certain of these are conservative in other crucial areas. I do believe we are in need of a huge miracle 2014 election that would be impossible for man to coordinate. The current House and Senate are like one toxic deck of cards right now.

  6. Only 19 republicans stand true. The others reveal their hypocrisy: supporting the socialist agenda of the progressive un-American democrats, stabbing our ally in the back, spending money we don’t have – duplicity as an art form!

  7. this is an illustration of the dirty secret so proudly displayed in the Hagel nomination. If you would vote NO to your senator becoming the democrap president’s secretary of whatever, they WHY would you keep him as your senator?
    We have two big fat losers from TN, but they’re both R’s so we can’t afford to rock the boat and run somebody against them in the primary because “then the democrats could take the seat”.
    SO FREAKING WHAT!?!!?!
    What Difference Does It Make© which party has control if they’re all gonna vote like democrats?

  8. these men and women are traitors not only to our Country but also to our allies…when we the people come for you…we will come for your families too…treason is a hangable offense…and these people are about to find out why.

    1. He wants to still sell them with conditions on Morsi, which seem unrealistic. He is still saying to send these planes/tanks into the volatile situation that existed before and since Morsi, and accelerating an arms race between Israel and Egypt. What reason does Egypt need these other than to fight Israel and the US? The last conflict we would want to inflame?

      What do you think about Rand’s position compared to Inhofe’s? Inhofe’s position is also on his website posted last week.

    1. Yeah, and 79 people who are exactly the same (as bad) will replace them.

      America doesn’t have enough time to salvage the Republican party, and that’s even if it’s possible, which I doubt, given how embedded the establishment is and how little will there is in voters to do anything substantive about it.

  9. Thanks Rand Paul you are a true patriot against the odds you still vote for the nation and the people. These spineless people who are out to destroy America will stop at nothing to get a few dollars and what good will it do them when the very country the dollar stands on falls. The very idea of sending these planes and tanks when this nations defense is in question due to the high debt. We should cancel this sale on that ground alone and keep the weapons for our own military. But even if we didnt need them, we don’t need our enemies to possess them. Thanks again Mr. Paul. Patrick Henry and Paul Revere are single names in a crowd but they stand out as patriots. Benedict Arnold stands out also as the 79 who voted to give our enemies these weapons stand out. This vote shows where the allegiance of the U S senate is and it is not in America’s favor. Wake up people.

  10. Living in Minnesota, the republicans don’t get any representation from our senators. And the state offices are controlled by the Dems also. Minnesotians are geting a raw deal all around.

    1. Work with you Tea Party, volunteer,,get some good people in there,,you can do it
      and for those in office, write letters…no emails its worth the cost of a stamp and encourage everyone to do it…I am just about ready to march on DC..I hear this from so many states!!

  11. Living in Minnesota, the republicans don’t get any representation from our senators. And the state offices are controlled by the Dems also. Minnesotians are geting a raw deal all around.

  12. There were 19 suicide bombers on 9/11 and today 19 good men voted for their country to stop sending weapons to the people who sent the suicide bombers. There were 79 others who blindly voted to be with obama or either are just plain communists themselves. I am from Mississippi and both my U S Senators voted to send F 16s and tanks to the muslim brother hood . What good reason can they have for this. There is none. They got paid in the backroom somewhere to propagate this agenda. But their money will do them no good when these Islamist take over America. And the Islamist will show them no mercy either.

  13. Interesting. I called the offices of both Senators from OK before the vote and was told they were firmly against the sale — the opposite of how they voted according to this list

  14. “Just to clarify, the vote was to ‘table’ the amendment which is why there are more YEAs than NAYs.”

    And just what does ‘table’ the Amendment mean, if it doesn’t mean vote against it? You notice there isn’t ONE Democratic vote ‘for’ the amendment and if we had Republicans with any guts, there would have been 45 ‘NAY’s’. 98 votes and 45 ‘NAY’s means it would have passed by only 3 votes. If nothing else, that would have sent a message to Morsi that maybe the (Muslim Brotherhood) ‘gravy train’ is running thin. ;-(

    1. The only message that should be sent to the Muslim brotherhood is a dozen or so nuclear bombs targeted at Egyptian military facilities and population centers.

      Sure, you might stop a “gravy train” and hence stop Egypt from increasing its strength as quickly, but you’ll still have an Islamic state that is at war with Western civilization (and especially Israel).

    2. Wondering if the House is going to have a chance to stop this? Can a bill be submitted in the Senate again? Inhofe submitted a bill, but on his website says he wants just to delay it until we get promises from Morsi .. What? He at the same time says Morsi needs to be out. How can this make sense to him? What else can be done? March on DC a someone here suggests? Don’t we have to? Can anyone start a website about this–I am in central NYS and I would come and help…

  15. Even after the way this voting went, you’ll still all be voting Republican, and you’ll keep voting Republican again and again. You’re gluttons for punishment.

    I just wonder what it will take until you stop being sentimental over the corpse of this long dead defender of liberty, and instead go third party.

  16. These repubs are taking advantage of us! Just like we scream bloody murder to the black population, trying to show them that the dem party isn’t helping them, but hurting them, yet they keep voting for them, it’s being done to conservatives as well.

    I agree with another comment I saw here. The GOP don’t feel threatened by losing our votes. We’re petrified of having dems run everything, so the GOP think they can have votes all over the spectrum and well still keep them. I don’t want Marxists as my leaders, but I’m tired of not being able to count on repubs for even the most simple votes, like duh, not arming our enemies! I will be voting my folks out next time! We the people need to be respected again!

    1. The ‘black population’ are just voting for the most consistent of the two statist parties. One party (Democrat) openly wants big government, and the other party (Republican) covertly wants big government. If you’re going to go with a party that basically want the same thing, then you’re going to go with the one that really believes that their policies are morally right, rather than the alternative which wants it, but feels guilty and hypocritical about it.

      There is no real “opposition” in America, unless you count the Libertarian party. It’s pretty much all going the same way: Faster under Democrat rule, but slower under Republican rule. Overtly under Democrat rule, but covertly under Republican rule.

  17. The two Ga reps just lost my vote. I am disgusted with them right now.
    We need to protect us not sell ourselves off like this. I just don’t get these guys.

  18. Sad to see Portman and Johnson on that list. I sent Kirk (my senator) a letter showing my disappointment in his vote on this. I wouldn’t waste my time sending anything to Durbin.

  19. I don’t get it…whose side are the “yea” Republicans on? Those weapons will be used against Isreal, they will be used to further the power of the brotherhood, and that all being true, they will be used against the interests of America.

  20. These politicians no longer care. They feel protected as senators. You ever watch those movies where an asteroid is gonna hit the US, and they secure and take congress to safety so that a govment can survive the impending doom and emerge some time later to lead the survivors? They know that they are safe and protected and wont have to take up arms in defense.

  21. Seems it’s time to reign in our Alaskan senators. Maybe it’s time to teach them who we respect and side with in this world. It is not a terrorist organization masquerading as a legitimate government.

  22. These republicrats must be dealt with in the next cycle. Every one of them need to be challenged.
    These people are traitors and two faced back stabbers.. They all need to be fired.

  23. Wow I do not believe this how can they keep doing this shit First off we need to take care of our own military then we can deal with others after we get a whole new congress and white house

  24. I expected some of these republican hacks to vote for this but Toomey?…-.johnson?…. Flake? Wow!….how disappointing.

    I guess campaign contributions are thicker than integrity.
    What else could explain a vote that defies common sense.

    1. Common sense has left the building folks…heck, its left the country. I had this horrible feeling the night of Nov. 6, 2012 as I watched the election results come in that we had lost the country. I was so upset I went to bed at 8pm. Unfortunately, nothing has happened to change my mind. Everything is turned upside down now…what used to be good is bad and what used to be considered bad is now good. I don’t know if we can get this country back without war in the streets. I wish someone could reassure me but that hasn’t happened either. And yes, we are doomed by what we are allowing to happen to Israel. Total insanity and we can’t seem to get the fools out of congress because they keep getting re-elected.

  25. The Republican Party has bcome the Party of the American Coward. What a shame. The only difference betwee the Democats and Republicans is, uh, well hell, there is no difference anymore.

  26. I called Marco Rubio’s office today, but I had this terrible feeling the amendment would never pass.

      1. deer orangeone:
        Wondering if the House is going to have a chance to stop this? Can a bill be submitted in the Senate again? (I’m thinking of course, why not?) Inhofe submitted a bill, but on his website says he wants just to delay the sale until we get promises from Morsi ..
        http://inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=92ea0204-0337-bf51-e5fc-fa7665255fb6
        What?? He at the same time says Morsi needs to be out. How can this make sense to him? What else can be done? March on DC a someone here suggests? Don’t we have to, really? Can anyone start a website about this–I am in central NYS and I would come and help…

        1. I’ve seen something on Twitter about a march on DC on July 4th so will watch for that info. I’m really not sure if the House could do anything. Although this current House of Reps is fairly useless. Inhofe’s position sounds confusing at best.

          I recommended you visit this site frequently. Her current post is on illegal alien immigration discussions. You can see if there is a prior post on Morsi and the F-16 & tanks. I follow the author on Twitter, she is brilliant! http://www.rethinksociety.com/

          1. Lisa A. Yes, really good logic in her articles–ironies upon ironies. Wonder who she is–no disclosure. Would like to hear her on televsion, FOX.

            Thing is, still would like to do something. A march on July 4th, for which I wonder, for anything would be good. The Catholic Diocese did a great job of hiring buses, some company in the midwest, to take people from here (CNY) to DC for $25 rt w/box lunch. There were people on the other end arranging for each group arriving to get in the queue. If I knew of a group up here to join, I would. Conservative Caucus or something to plan events and activites. Would be glad just to meet with folks and stuff envelopes instead of going to work everyday and acting like nothing is happening. I know you all feel the same. Well, don’t know what to do but I have to do something.

            Thanks for listening Orangeone.

            Hope we all have a blessed Sunday, and we hear what He wants to hear.

            Oh, and w/o our help, he did someting at Iran’s nuclear facility, didn’t he??? amazing..

              1. No, actually. I like what they think, but I am thinking more about issues than party, when it comes to demonstrations that is. I think if anyone would march it would have to be on one single issue at a time, otherwise it does no good. But worth a phone call to them. I feel silly saying all this. Like I’m the only one, but am not, for sure. I will find something.

    1. It was stopped. Meaning that the commies that be can sell, trade, gift or whatever they want to those terrorists that would see the destruction of Israel!

  27. Vladimir Ilich Lenin said it best when he said that “the West would sell them the rope they would use to hang us with”. These Senators know selling those advanced weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood is wrong, wrong, wrong. Still. General Dynamics and all the other big defense contractors want to make money selling their wares regardless of who the customer is and they fund these Senators campaigns. For shame, for shame, for shame.

  28. The same letter should be written to the House as well as Senate to stop this because if they don’t, there might not be a 2014 or 2016, which may concern them the most?

    The link to FAX all Senate and Congressmen at once on The Conservative Caucus has an “Oops! This link appears to be broken.” error box.

    Who broke it?

    serious q.

  29. Senator Paul’s next legislation is the Right to Life.

    You can say what you want about him but you can’t rightfully accuse him of not having a Backbone.

    1. It’s pretty obvious he’s running and it’s not even been a 6 months after dealing with the longest election ever.

  30. First of all…. This OVOMIT.. Hate’s Isreal.. and is pushing for a two state resolution. Which Won’t work.! This is God Teritory and we have no right to mess with God’s Choosen People or land. WE divide Isreal…. WE get Divided. OH Dare him Give our Plane’s and Tank’s to a Fierce Muslim Brotherhood Dictator.. OutRage !! Bunch of Fool’s running our Country.. This Country has Desingrated….. Since this President has been in office… When are we going to wake up.. He’s a sick … Narrisstic… Socialistic… President… Who is bringing. JUDGEMENT on our country..

  31. I am surprised that Toomey, Ayotte, Portman and Johnson were part of this group. Hatch, McConnel, McCain, Graham and Murkowski have always been part of the establishment crowds. You would think these politicians watching their old buddies lose to a Tea party candidate would keep them on their toes. They do not think they are vulnerable…it’s time they go back to school.

  32. Same left loon republicans voting against the conservative view. Keep plugging Rand. It’s all you can do right now.

  33. I’m proud of my Alabama senators; Jeff Sessions, and Richard Shelby for voting “no”. The rest of you need to take notice of what your so called conservative, fiscally responsible representatives are doing. If they don’t measure up; vote them out!!!

  34. I want to thank Sessions, Shelby, and the rest of the Republicans that voted “no”. You honored yourselves today. There is no way that we should be sending weapons to countries like Egypt where there is civil unrest and where terrorist groups are in charge. The United States of America should not be arming anyone who vows to harm or obliterate Israel. That is EXACTLY what the democrats have done with the assistance of Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Barrasso (R-WY), Blunt (R-MO), Burr (R-NC), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Enzi (R-WY), Flake (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), Hatch (R-UT), Hoeven (R-ND), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Johnson (R-WI), King (I-ME), Kirk (R-IL), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Portman (R-OH), Sanders (I-VT), Toomey (R-PA), Wicker (R-MS). I am ashamed of all of you. The ‘Independent’ folks really are a let down as well. Of all the folks that should have been against this, it is you Independents that should really have said no. What were you promised? What did you give up besides your honor?
    As for McCain, this is the type of behavior that cost you the election 4 years ago. Utter confusion and for lack of a better term, stupidity. So much for conservatism Mr. McCain.

  35. As Zur said in the movie “Last Starfighter”, “You will pay for this with your lives.” Maybe they won’t, maybe, but a lot of very good men will. Meanwhile, the rest of us keep grim count and pray for some tiny flake of morality and common sense.

    1. The vote was to table Rand Paul’s amendment to prohibit the sale or transfer so the NAY vote is the right vote!

  36. Just peachy! 79% of the US Senate thinks it is a good idea to arm our most MORTAL ENEMY WITH MODERN WEAPONS. Unbelievable. I am happy to see both of my Kansas Senators were in the Nay column.

    If the democRats were in a burning building with Obama, and Obama told them to pour gas on the fire they’d happily do it for him. Their actions border on TREASON.

  37. Unsatisfactory

    Substandard

    Not up to scratch

    Inadequate

    Shameful

    Reprehensible

    Outrageous

    But unfortunately, not shocking!

    JOHN MC CAIN, my Senator: RETIRE YOU DITHERING OLD “animal resembling horse with long ears.”

    THIS IS WHY WE NEED TERM LIMITS.

    1. He’s my senator too. An embarrassment to Arizona – well, Arizonans who vote for him are an embarrassment to Arizona. He should have lost to J.D. Hayworth last time. I can’t stand that old SOB.

      1. Bleech. JD was no peach either.

        I know he has had some good positions on things but he comes across as a loose canon, and that is not helpful, especially in today’s climate.

        I thought John Shadegg would be a good choice to run for our Senator. AND too bad Kyl retired.

    2. Unfortunately McCain has been a Rino since before his Presidential run. I feel your pain..I have Hatch who is also Rino…. Fortunatly I also have Sen.Lee. absolute Constitutional Conservative. I Believe RandPaul will be a major Leader for us Now & in the future..really admire his spunk.

  38. NOW, DO YOU SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT? The Republican party are NOT our friends. They are sending military equipment to our enemies.

  39. As a Jewish American, I want to publicly thank Rand Paul for being more supportive of Israel than 70% of my fellow Jews.

    While I’m skeptical of his overall feelings towards the U.S./Israel relationship, and his views on amnesty/securing the border, he’s doing some good things in the Senate. I just wish his Libertarian fans weren’t such Jew-haters.

      1. John, AIPAC is a liberal front group. In a way, the same as Media Matters. The Liberal Jews that run/support AIPAC are gone. What I mean is, there’s nothing we conservative Jews can do about it. We’re simply outnumbered.

        1. It must be frustrating to see liberal Jews continually undermine the sovereign state of Israel but what can you do? They seem to have a “we know best” mentality and they simply won’t listen.

    1. What matters is today, and he is fervently trying to stop the greatest single mistake the US could make, today. I just wrote my letter to FAX to 50 senators as soon as I can get to a FAX tonight imploring them stop this sale. I urge everyone to do so as well, and write to Rand and tell him what we have done, hoping he can resubmit in some way asap. He is not shrinking from this, nor should we.

    2. I didn’t realize Libertarians were?????? Though as a conservative I don’t know all there is to know about them. Me; I’m a huge Israel supporter.

      1. Libertarians are not anti-Jewish in any way, they just do not like foreign aid to Israel (and everyone else). This is my experience, it’s not based on race I assure you.

  40. At least the Texan duo has the spine to say no. We understand that when you ride the fence, RINOS, all you get is a red ass. Suck it up buttercups and ask your women for your balls back and just say no.

    1. Melissa, if I may, the vote was to table (deny) the amendment. A “Yes” vote denied the acceptance of the amendment to the bill in question. A “No” vote would allow the amendment to become part of the bill. Peace be with you….

    2. Texas voted correctly; it was the others who voted the wrong way. Confusing but we wanted a “no” vote. Yes meant it was DOA 🙂

  41. I honestly think those who have FAX machines should batch FAX letters to all 50 Senators tonight.. Rand might resubmit something tomorrow, and he needs our help. There is not much time left on this. I posted the link below to Conservative Caucus’ complete list of FAX numbers for Congressmen. They even have a code for faxing them all at once for urgent request. This is urgent, no?

    Here it is again (which I got from ABC on RS before):
    http://www.conservativeusa.org/links/complete-email-fax-list/?/mega-cong.htm

    1. it wont come up again my friend… that’s it. The planes and tanks will be delivered this year, the senate had their chance.

      1. Then what on earth was Rand saying when he asked for Pro-Israel supporters to “do something about this” ? That is us, my friend, and do not think for a minute the Senate can’t do something, and that enough voices wouldn’t be heard on this if they were raised. RAND is correct when he said 80% of Americans do not want ths sale to go through, that is if they if they are aware of it! It is absurd to sit here and understand the catastrophic nature of this and do nothing. Sen. Rand, a US Senator and possible future presidential contender says we can do something. That is good enough.

  42. You have to realize that Egypt is creating its “own” Homeland Security……JUST LIKE WE HAVE HERE!

    Because Government know best and ALL the rest are mere peasants…..

    1. And re-wrote their Constitution just like Barky Boy and his merry band of moooslime-loving followers here wants.

        1. Al Franken’s staff is spinning it incorrectly to confuse the citizens. Wouldn’t surprise me if they all do 🙂

  43. So who votes to arm the middle east when the middle east is in terrorist turmoil because of obama? Answer: American politicians looking for votes, the msm looking for money and the voters looking for handouts how SUCKY and unAmerican.

  44. I’m thinking that “semantics” got in the way of “reality”. Maybe there needs to be clarification…something like: Yea means that we need to wait on this vote. Nay means: “Let’s roll!”

    1. This is normal in Congress to post amendments to bills. Believe me, the Senators knew exactly what the vote was.

  45. It’s hard to understand why we would supply any country with weapons that could be and possibly would be used against our allies. I think that this is a slap in the face of our closest friends in the middle east. I feel sad for our country. It’s like our government has been taken over by communists that have no reguard for what “We The People” feel.

    1. Its not just our allies, its us also. Just because we give them doesn’t mean they won’t use them against us.

      1. Exactly! What do you think would happen if one of those F-16s was used to shoot a politician’s plane out of the air?

  46. Re submit this not as an amendment to another bill, but as a bill itself with NO amendments…Then we`ll see some TRUE COLORS !!!!

    1. Reid won’t let him submit this as a bill, what’s the point? getting an amendment is good enough , that’s it now… Rand Paul knew it would fail but he wants to shame the senator’s and get them on record.

      1. Coulda been wishful thinkin` there John…Maybe we could try some of the rookies in the House, this issue is Most Relevant and needs to be addressed !!!!

  47. As a Pennsylvanian I am not surprised by Bob Casey’s vote. However, I am so angered by Pat Toomey’s vote that I will be returning his Christmas card!

    1. I’m from NJ and surprised at Toomey myself but he did something else goofy if I remember. Can’t trust northeast Republicans cause they’ll stick it to you every time.

  48. I have to wonder about the mindset of my representatives. It seems that they are only interested in whatever “contributions” the monied interests can make to their coffers. I see too many who consider themselves our rulers instead of our servants. That must change. It will take a revolution to accomplish. Whether that comes at the ballot box or in the streets remains to be seen.

  49. Thanks Scoop.

    If Egypt uses the planes and tanks against Israel or their own people the blood will be on the hands of every yes vote and the Muslim in Chief. So, there are only 19 pro America, pro Israel votes in the Senate?

      1. Because they’re “confused”. Its what known as the been there way too long syndrome. We have to help them take that long well deserved retirement.

      2. I believe they are grilling Hagel to throw a few bones to the conservatives. In the end, Hagel will be confirmed. Watch and see.

      3. The grilling of Hagel is likely Kabuki theater. Opposition to Hagel is posturing. After some token “tough grilling” the most outed neo-cons and/or progressives will vote to affirm, because they have nothing to lose anyway – Murkowski, McCain, Graham, Hatch, Alexander, Collins – it only takes a few.

        teams of Muslim Brotherhood loyalists will dis-assemble the F16 and Abrams tank for vulnerability and disseminate their findings to ALL likely future foes of the United States: namely People’s Republic of China (many of the components are likely already made there), Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Myanmar/Burma, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Russia, Venezuela, Brazil – eventually all the third world banana republics. Obama plans to make the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated nations alliance a major military and economic power player within the decade.

        I suspect the “Yea” votes (in both parties) were capitulations to pressure from the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Reserve.

  50. Before jumping on the “tar and feather the senator” bandwagon I would like to understand why so many prominent Republicans voted to table the amendment. Was there a poison pill in the document? Is there a better proposal in the works?

  51. I had to look up what ‘Table’ means,

    –table, motion to – A senator may move to table any pending question. The motion is not debatable, and agreement to the motion is equivalent to defeating the question tabled. The motion is used to dispose quickly of questions the Senate does not wish to consider further. — http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/table_motion_to.htm

    Can someone tell why it’s a good idea to supply Egypt with F-16s, M-1 Tanks? But these a-holes think law abiding American citizens can’t own so-called scary looking assault rifles!

  52. U.S. giving, yes not even selling but giving for free, lethal military weapons to our’s and Israel’s enemy(ies) and 79 Senators don’t give a Damn… Stick a fork in U.S. were done…

    1. Rand explained it yesterday that when we gave billions in aid to the Egyptians, it was based upon their agreeing in advance to buy these things from us. So that’s one of the things that they are choking on…
      But it is (more) obvious today the country is in shambles and not in need of these things, even if it supposedly is going to the opposition to Morsi.
      We don’t need these things to be within 1000 miles of Egypt, unless we want “jobs” more than the security of Israel and the US, as if that isn’t obvious.
      Why do we think we can control these things with weapons shipments in the first place?
      Think Rand is right for every reason he mentioned today. Hope we can help.

  53. What logic could they possibly use to try to explain that vote? This is why the GOP is done…..can’t make the simple choice between right and wrong.

    1. Today’s Democrat is a Progressive/Marixst/Communist

      Today’s Republican is yesterday’s Democrat

  54. Corker and Alexander…you do not represent the voters in Tenn. You will not get another term in office..your are lower than whale poop..no guts..just obummers puppets..stand against this traitor or you
    will fall..

  55. We have a bunch of Demicans and Republicrats. This is why I did not and would not support RINO’s like Romney and the Republicrat party. Ron Paul was the only chance this country had and we blew it.

  56. Alexander and Corker.. I will do all in my power to see either one of you serve another term in office..You both are gutless,spinless worms..I sadly say i voted for you but you definately dont support my views..good riddence..

      1. Do you have any great info on Cornyn “in your binder” (sorry trying to be funny) to share with us to save some research time?

  57. Al Franken’s office just said that he voted to table the amendment which prevented the F-16s from going to Egypt. That’s the Dem spin of the day. BTW, Franken claims to be Jewish!

    1. He voted to block the amendment, that’s what he did! WELL DONE AL! When Egypt uses those planes against Israel, we will know who to blame.

            1. I did read his comments.

              Addendum: Being supportive of Israel is hardly a position an Anti Semite would take.

              1. It is a reasonable question to John.  There is no /sarc tag and he is using capital letters celebrating F-16s to Egypt to a man that denies the Holocaust and calls Jews pigs. And he is responding to my post that Sen Franken’s office is already spinning his vote.

                1. Apparently you missed this as well, “When Egypt uses those planes against Israel, we will know who to blame.”

                2. I would also suggest that he use a /sarc when he is joking about a country’s leader denying the Holocaust where millions of innocent LEGAL CITIZENS of their country were slaughtered for being Jewish

                3. Perhaps you should considered thinking a bit more, as he said nothing about Morsi or Imadinnerjacket.

  58. Unbelievable.

    I’m going to have a talk with my senator… he’s blown it again. And Jeff flake and a few others…

    Scott Brown syndrome – run as a Tea Party favorite, take off the mask after being elected. Aholes.

  59. Damn disappointed that Portman (R-OH) was on the wrong side of this one. He also voted the other night to confirm that traitor Kerry as Sec. of State.

    He is going to get a rather nasty email from me this weekend and a followup phone call on Monday.

      1. Pretty much the response I got from my two senators in response to the letter I sent them in support of gun rights and the 2nd amendment.

  60. Is it a stupid quistion to ask why we are giving them the money we borrow from China? Why don’t they borrow money from China, themselves? They can use our money to buy weapons, even if we don’t send any.

    1. Donna, you hit the nail on the head. Solomon told us the borrower is servant to the lender, so our foreign aid is ultimately determined by the Communist Chinese.

  61. Thanks for this list. Watch our guys and gals, we’re all taking notes. You might want to get your resume’s updated cause you’re gonna be jobless come next voting period. We’re DONE with you

  62. What is wrong with you people? You work for us, at least I thought you did! Why are you giving our technology to these Muslims? Do you really think they will be used for Peace? I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you all!!! lol

    1. Very SATISFIED! Cornyn and Cruz vote YEA. Exactly why they got my vote!!! They also were two of the three that voted AGAINST Kerry’s nomination. Batting 1.000 so far!

      1. They voted NAY………I had to go back and check as I didn’t think Cruz would vote to table the amendment.

  63. I have the honor of having both of my Senators (Burr and Hagan) vote YEA for the amendment. Is it 2014, yet??

        1. I just found out that a TEA Party leader named Dr. Greg Brannon, OB/GYN will be challenging Kay Hagan. I hope all works out well for you all in North Carolina, unfortunately here in Indiana we elected Joe Donnelly in 2012. He will be unseated in 2018.

            1. People chose not to vote for Richard Mourdock after his comments. If it weren’t for those comments than he would have sailed through because the man didn’t run on any social issues in the 2 years of his campaign. I say Donnelly will be unseat because he is NO Evan Bayh. Not not mention Bayh was a popular Governor while Donnelly nearly lost his House seat in 2010. Not to mention I would believe after what the Daniels Administration did for this state that my fellow Hoosiers will realize Donnelly is a big government nut and vote him out.

          1. Thank you! This is good to know. Dr. Brannon is actually in my area and has been on our local TV news many times. Just signed up on his mailing list.

            We must keep the faith. God willing, this nightmare will be over someday for all of us.

    1. I will not vote for Hagan again . And I will be out to let everyone know how she voted on this and everything else she votes on. She does not listen to the people anymore!!!I will work to try and make sure she does not get reelected in 2014 and That also goes for Mr. Burr!!!in 2016

      1. She never listened to the people. She is like Elizabeth Dole, her predecessor: to hell with the constituents…who cares what they think. At least Burr responds to calls and letters. NC is not known to elect stellar representatives for some reason.

      1. Friend, I wouldn’t be on THERIGHTSCOOP everyday if I was refusing to fight. The point I’m making is how much they are stacking the deck against us. This is a fight we are way behind on. They have been working in the shadows, nibbling away at our cultural center so they could take leaps they are now. The only way to win this fight at this point is to come together. Our side believes in ‘real’ freedom and unfortunately that makes us more independent from those we have more in common than not. Bottom line is that #BARRYO has done everything to divide all of us into sub groups that now they have more on their side than we do ours. In addition, they have the press and cultural voices. We need to find common ground and begin the discussions there so we can bring all of these subsets back into the fold. That is the only way we can win…with the truth.

      2. We are pretty effed. Admitting that doesn’t equal a refusal to fight. It just shows you aren’t delusional.

      1. It’s even worse than that…to table it means that they don’t even have to go on the record with a vote. It’s like it’s put in big pile of other stuff they don’t want to go on the record with or act on right now…and no one can stop it being buried or bring it back up for another vote for the most part.

    1. I just called Harkin’s office and told the gal I hope Morsi gets Harkin before he gets me. I’m so damned mad I could just spit in his face! I swear NONE of them pay any attention to what is going on in the world…….must rely on State Media and hussein for all their news.

    2. Tabling a vote means the same thing as shelving a vote. It means to kill a motion without debate or a vote on the substance of a resolution.

      1. Hatch is a Toad..when running he sidled up to Tea party, and many were dumb enough to fall for it. After Election went right back to his Go Along TO Get Along..Just a Business..No Patriotism left in Most of Senate. Only Patriots are the Newer Senators..However Sessions is always Great

  64. RS,
    A few you didn’t highlight:

    Alexander (R-TN),Barrasso (R-WY),Chambliss (R-GA),Corker (R-TN),Murkowski (R-AK).

    1. Lamar Alexander is one of the worst RINOs in office. He also voted for the UN Law of the Sea Treaty. Corker is Lamar’s lap dog. They’re both crap.

    2. Alexander (R-TN) and Corker (R-TN) have repeated lied and deceived the people of Tennessee like common scum. They are an embarrassment to those who believed their swill.

      1. TN MUST rise-up against these RINOs. This is yet another case for term limits! Marsha Blackburn, an opportunity to become Senator!

        1. Off topic a little – but they also need to fight the wolves in sheep clothing in TN. Have you read what is going on down there with the muslim pop and all the huge mosques being built and city mayors appeasing them all. I was looking to move down until then.

      2. I knew they were RINOs from the beginning. They have received money from groups including leftist groups to stay in office. Our founders NEVER intended for money to be involved in politics like this. They intended for these idiots to just be in DC for 1 or 2 terms MAX, then go home and continue their profession they had before they were elected! These are the ruling class and they are given their marching orders once in DC. Those who vote conservatively are the true heroes. How do we change this? Term limits or Revolution?

    3. And that murkowski is a scumbag croney of the alaskan oil crooks–the ones that Sarah exposed as money demons. Still a fan of Palin, those that aren’t can kiss my a–.

    4. Barrasso and Enzi are from my state. With other votes they have made lately, they are proving themselves to be more and more of the establishment GOP types. They do not deserve my vote and I will not vote for them. Wolves in sheep’s clothing they are indeed!

  65. Considering that the Muslim Brothahood wants to destroy Israel, It seems odd that there would be any question

    1. Rand said on FOX AIPAC were in favor of the planes going to Egypt and he’s calling on pro-israel American’s to do something about it.

      1. Akram, may I ask, which would you rather prefer living in if you could not live in the USA: Egypt, Israel, or Iran and why?

    1. In regard to AIPAC: “Well I think their leadership doesn’t represent their membership…”

      There’s a lot of that going around these days.

        1. Democrats voted YEA….53-0. Republicans voted YEA….26-19.(RINOS….26….Conservatives. 19). Progress is slow, but if we can flush a few more RINOs down the toilet in 2014 we still have a chance. Slim one, but a chance.

          1. Spot on. It’s not enough that we have to fight our enemies (the Democrats) but now we have to also fight our former friends. Shameful.

            It all hinged on 2010… and we won.

            It all hinged on 2012… and we lost.

            It all hinges on 2014 now and we HAVE to win or all is lost.

            In 2016, we’ll have the next obamanation known as Hillary (at least she will be the DNC flavor of the month). If we don’t control the House AND the Senate by then, we’re hosed. America will not likely survive…

          2. Inhofe was one of the ones who voted in favor of tabling it. Don’t include him in your “RINO” list. Did you not know that he is the most aggressive Senator opposing any kind of carbon tax regulations? Did you not know that he was one of the 3 Senators who vote against confirming John Kerry? He’s one of the most conservative Senators.

            1. From TexasPGRRider’s post below: Table = stop = deny = reject…sad but true….

              So Inhofe voted YEA and should have voted NAY as did many other usually good Repubs.

                1. Then why didn’t he vote to prevent the sale or transfer instead of tabling which defeated Rand Paul’s amendment? I’m going to go look at his website to review his conditions. This vote perplexes me…..I wonder how this amendment was presented because too many solid Repubs voted the opposite of what many of us expected.

              1. Ya know…I just read “The Turner Diaries”.
                I found the chapter that is titled “The Day of The Rope” very interesting.

          3. you wont be able to flush out the rinos and still take democratic seats. This was the window of opp and it closed. Rinos did what they always do, never vote with their fellow repubs. All may not be lost, but they are working on it. Thanx mccain, graham and others.

          4. Thanks Don, thank you Scoop!

            Among the likes of Judas that willfully,and loved money more than his very best Friend, a comforter,a provider and great teacher, are these bunch of so called republicans that support the arming the enemy of the Jewish nation.Thirty Silver.

            At least we know whose in our side when we need protection, guidance.provisions but I feel we know how much we can not trust in them at all

          5. I agree with you totally, but what I think is just as notable is that the Dems have absolutely NO representation. I cannot believe that not one single dem senator does not agree that we shouldn’t be arming Egypt. Take Schumer for instance. He is a staunch Israel supporter, but yet he votes to arm the MB against Israel????? Seriously, I wish the democrats would see this about their representatives. Why is it that they have to all walk in lock step??? Not a single one EVER votes against the dem establishment. Who is it behind that curtain that is paying their paychecks … pulling their strings that they can’t vote values.

            I love that we have people that will actually vote against the establishment and stay true to their principals. Can’t be said about democrats.

          6. I agree. We have to make sure these Rhino’s have someone to challenge them in the primary election.

    2. Their votes say all we need to know about them. The Democrap votes are not surprising. As things go, neither are the Republicant’s. I suppose I will have to go on beating this dead horse: they don’t care about their constituents, just themselves, their power, and their authority. He||, they don’t care about their COUNTRY!!!

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