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Republican and Red State Democrat Senators Who Voted No To Defund ObamaCare by Voting Yes to Cloture

The following Senators ignored our pleas and voted YES TO CLOTURE meaning Harry Reid can make any amendments to and strip the bill of language defunding ObamaCare before sending it back to the House. Ted Cruz warned and advised his colleagues against this, but Republicans did not listen. And they did not listen to us because they know best.  Ted Cruz made a valiant and bold move to help us get rid of ObamaCare by defunding it, but Senate fixtures resented him instead for doing so “without permission”. We are tired of the attitude of the GOP. They seem to be stuck on fail and stupid. Unfortunately, they don’t get it. It is not about their careers, but about American jobs, small businesses and the economy.

The  YESES below are the GOP antagonists we’ve been unsure about for a while, but if there is one silver lining in all of this fiasco, it is that the veil of the GOP has been lifted. We know them now for who they are. Cowards. Followers. Selfish Bureaucrats. I should be more diplomatic, but I am not a politician.  Their concern was not jobs or freedom, but a misguided, fearful one of being blamed for a government shutdown.  I am disappointed our message via Cruz and Lee was not quite yet understood by those who were elected on promises they were supposed to keep. I cannot wait for Sarah Palin to weigh in on the matter, but here is the list of Republicans who voted against our wishes (and against Americans) in the meantime. Those highlighted in red are up for re-election in 2014.

Lamar Alexander TN

Kelly Ayotte NH

John Barrasso WY 

Roy Blunt MO

John Boozman AR

Richard Burr NC

Dan Coats IN

Susan Collins ME

Bob Corker

Chambliss GA

Jeff Chiesa NJ

Dan Coats IN

Tom Coburn OK

Thad Cochran MS

Bob Corker ME

John Cornyn TX

Lindsey Graham SC

John Hoeven ND

Mike Johanns NE

Johnny Isakson GS

Ron Johnson WI

Mark Kirk IL

John McCain AZ

Mitch McConnell KY

Lisa Murkowski AK

John Thune SD

Roger Wicker MS

(Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake not present)

********* YES Red State Dems *********

Mark Begich AK

Kay Hagan NC

Mary Landrieu LA

Mark Pryor AR

When Senators announced how they would vote, some told their constituents they were voting to defund ObamaCare, and never mentioned they’d vote NO to Cloture. We saw it coming. It is pathetic that they resorted to playing games with words to deceive the public. But from the reactions on Facebook and Twitter I know many were watching this closely and it will, in the end, affect the outcome of their next election. Here is Senator Corker playing the same trick that Cornyn played all week. All so they can technically say I voted to Defund ObamaCare.

“Senator Corker answering calls from Tennesseans about his support for today’s vote to defund Obamacare. Thank you for sharing your views with our office!”  You can imagine the replies he got.

corker on the phone

********* From YES TO NO Republicans (the converts) **********

The following Republicans were going to vote YES and changed their votes to NO:

Dean Heller NE

Mike Crapo ID

Pat Toomey PA

Rob Portman OH

The list below is those who did what they were supposed to and just voted NO:


Ted Cruz TX

Mike Enzi WY 

Deb Fischer NE

Charles Grassley IO

 Jim Inhofe OK 

Mike Lee UT

Jerry Moran KS

Rand Paul KY

Rob Portman OH

Jim Risch ID

Pat Roberts  KS

Marco Rubio FL

Tim Scott SC

Jeff Sessions AL

Richard Shelby AL

Pat Toomey PA

David Vitter LA 

There was so much negativism, and defeatism, you couldn’t help but feel it as you watched the news.  Everyone seemed to “know” it would never pass except the ones who were fighting for us. Fox News did not support Ted Cruz. Fox News did the same for Immigration Reform.  The Tea Party has been badmouthed all day today by the President, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would listen to the left and fall into their trap of manipulation, but it seems to be the way things are done in Washington. The problem is much bigger than imagined, and it will take more than one or two leaders to beat the Democrat and Republican progressives (I call them Rinos with an H). Whatever happens in the House, we saw a great battle unfold before us this week.  ObamaCare made the news.  We cannot change Rome overnight, but I am mad.  I am mad at the consequences millions have to pay for the complacency and arrogance of a lousy few.

Just a reminder of who also voted for Immigration Reform in the Senate (same cast of Character)

Lamar Alexander

Kelly Ayotte

Jeff Chiesa

Susan Collins

Bob Corker

Jeff Flake

Lindsey Graham

Orrin Hatch

Dean Heller

John Hoeven

Mark Kirk

John McCain

Lisa Murkowski

Marco Rubio

Robert Wicker

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