25 GOP Sens shamefully join Dems to fund Obamacare

AZ Sens McCain and Flake aid Dems as 19 stalwart Republican senators stood tall against cloture

Twenty-five senate Republicans led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and self-styled maverick, Arizona Sen. John McCain disappointingly joined with Harry Reid and the 54 unified Senate Democrats Friday to vote for cloture. This placed Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a position where he could strip the bill of its provisions defunding ObamaCare with a simple party-line majority rather than the 60 votes needed on cloture.

Nineteen honorable Republicans voted against cloture. Only two Republicans — Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Orrin Hatch — missed the vote due to family weddings. Flake issued a statement saying he would have voted against cloture and also against Reid’s amendment and the final Continuing Resolution that funded ObamaCare — but we’ll never actually know, will we? He’s missed important votes before.

Using his kids as cover for avoiding votes appears to be a recurring situation for Flake. Previously Flake’s reason for not voting was his daughter’s beauty pageant talent competition, which was later revealed as not even occurring on the same day as the crucial Cap and Trade vote he flaked on. Whether his 20-year-old son Austin’s wedding was actually on Friday raises another question, since most weddings are weekend affairs and we do live in the age of jet travel. Unfortunately for Flake’s Arizona constituents, he’s got other kids to hide behind as future issues he’d prefer to avoid, arise. This one was particularly sticky for the pragmatically ambitious  Flake since his Mcmentor John McCain, once again sided with the Democrats. It was clearly advantageous to take a hike.

The roll call vote can be seen here.

And after shafting Americans these senators who have exempted themselves from the harsh ObamaCare regulations and restrictions — packed their bags and blithely flew home — following Jeff Flake’s earlier lead.

17 Responses to 25 GOP Sens shamefully join Dems to fund Obamacare

  1. Kimball says:

    Jeff isn’t named Flake without reason. He lives down to his name. I can’t imagine how he has managed to fool enough Arizonans to be elected to the US Senate, where he will screw us over more often without having to face the ballot for six long years rather than two as in the US House. This guy personifies the word “phoney.” Trust him at your own peril. As he cozies up to and takes his marching orders from McCain, remember he will succeed him as senior senator when the liberal old goat leaves.

    • Orion says:

      When Flake’s son tweeted bigoted and threatening language, calling someone he thought had stolen his bike a ‘faggot’ and saying he would “find you, and beat the crap out of you,” engaged in anti-Semitic rants and used the name ‘niggerkiller’ in an online game., good daddy Jeff apologized FOR the kid in a STATEMENT.

      “I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity. This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well.”

      “Spoken with him?” Why didn’t he have the snot-nosed brat apologize for himself? This exemplifies Flake’s commitment to family values.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    As I have mentioned previously, I believe that Flake and the Mormon establishment are seeking to position Flake for a future presidential run. That would certainly explain Flake’s habitual avoidance of votes which could come back to haunt him during a presidential campaign.

    So the big question is, do we really have a two-party system any more? Do we have a choice between those pushing the Liberal path to global governance and those seeking to preserve The Constitution and American sovereignty? No, as regards the party establishment structures and “leadership”, we do not. It’s a stacked deck. How did that come about?

    “That power to influence policy has always been the ultimate purpose of the Communist Party’s infiltration.” – Whitaker Chambers, ex-Soviet Spy turned Soviet defector.

    So what we have is “infiltration” with the ultimate goal of “power to influence policy”. Do you think that “infiltration” could explain why the Republican Party effectively is no more?

    It is fascinating that there is a plethora of information detailing the links between the Democrat Party and the Communists but nothing detailing links between the Communists and today’s Republican Party. Is that because no such links exist?

    Having captured the Democrat Party long ago, what was left for the Commies to do to attain the “power to influence policy” through “infiltration”? Put more simply, what remained for the Commies to “infiltrate” in order to achieve their objectives? The only target left to infiltrate was the Republican Party. Having gained control of both parties in the two-party system, the “power to influence policy”, indeed, to dictate policy, would be theirs.

    Is it reasonable to believe that the Commies could infiltrate the Democrat Party but not the Republican Party? Has there been some sort of absolute protection in place for the Republican Party against Communist infiltration? No, the Republican Party has been just as vulnerable as the Democrat Party. Would it make sense for the Commies to go after the Democrat Party, through infiltration, but leave the Republican Party standing untouched to oppose them? I think not!

    It is not necessary for the Commies to own every congressional Republican. It is only necessary for them to own enough, in conjunction with the Democrats they already own, to determine the outcome of any given issue or any given vote.

    • No Name Please says:

      This is a very good assessment of what we’re dealing with, regarding both the Communist influence that too many Americans think was eradicated in the 1960’s and the Mormon cabal. There are those close to me who are active in the LDS faith, but even they admit there is a strong desire to have a ‘Brother’ gain the presidency. The church encourages political involvement, which is why there are so many LDS in the state legislature. At one time they were overwhelmingly conservative. No longer.Adam Driggs and Rich Crandall spring immediately to mind as examples of far lefties, especially as related to amnesty for illegals where they follow the church open borders policy.

      I prefer having a faith based person leading our nation, but it’s important to know what that faith actually represents. Jeff Flake would be unacceptable regardless of what faith he adhered to. All I’m saying is be very careful of this particular man.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Thank you very much, NNP, and I find your comment to be quite thoughtful!

        I too would prefer a person of faith to be our president but, as you say, it depends upon what is meant by “faith”.

        I’m not LDS but in decades past I appreciated the generally Conservative values promoted by the LDS Church. Today, however, we have their left-of-center activism on immigration and they were supportive of the Boy Scouts of America rule change to allow openly homosexual young men to become Scouts. The LDS Church ain’t what it used to be! That, unfortunately, is true today of many denominations. Want to talk about “infiltration”? ;-)

        “…Communist influence that too many Americans think was eradicated in the 1960’s…” Quite true. I’ve had many comments, over the years of posting in blogs, trying to tell me that the Communists have gone away. Nothing could be further from the truth. That is a Pinko propaganda campaign to intellectually disarm Americans.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      You are absolutely right, euby.
      I can attest to the fact that Communists are alive and active in America. On one of our then-frequent trips to San Francisco, we were nearly run over by a massive parade of anti-George Bushites that came down the street as we were crossing. It was an enormous sea of people. Leading the mob were numerous members of the American Communist party, holding up a banner that stretched the width of Geary Street abutting Union Square. I was startled. My wife was horrified. So much so, in fact, that we’ve never returned. Members of this troupe held up large signs with pictures of George Bush depicted with a Hitler mustache and haircut and others calling him a “baby killer.”

      Here in Arizona two of our Democrat members of Congress (Kyrsten Sinema and Raul Grajalva) have (past??) ties to the Communist party. We need to wake up before it’s too late.

      As to the no longer conservative Mormons, I’ve noticed the same sad phenomenon as the church has lurched leftward. Many others have as well. They need warm bodies in the pews and filling the collection plates. Hispanics, legal or not, are the ideal source as longtime members are peeling away.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Thank you very much, Dennis, and thank you for sharing your experiences with us. There’s nothing quite like a credible first person account to make things real for people! ;-)

        In my opinion, Dennis, both Sinema and Grijalva are 100% Communist. Differentiating between Socialist and Communist is splitting hairs as Lenin made it clear that Socialism is merely a step toward Communism.

        The Commies have, for the better part of a century, had the goal of infiltrating churches and destroying them from within. They have obviously been quite successful with that, sorry to say!

    • ZOO says:

      It was George W. Bush and his top domestic advisor – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – that envisioned the procurement and creation of an instant underclass that would grow disproportionately and sustain itself as a permanent source of low-cost labor – generating windfall profits, stimulating the economy, and suppressing wages – while saddling the middle class with the burden of sustenance.

      In the long run, this would require the expansion of socialism (Communism) leading the elite to truly assume the role of ruling class and dwell in a Camelot-style aristocracy, separated not by law but by degree of elitism.

      There has been much attention lately to the growing separation of income between America’s elite and the poor. Up to ten percent of the current U.S. population landed here illegally and uneducated with nothing more than they could carry, widening that income/wealth gap to unprecedented levels.

      As the unsustainable demand for subsidies (socialism) to maintain the exploding underclass grows vigorously (unchecked subsidized procreation, generational welfare, and beneficiaries demanding importation of even more third-world poverty) more and more of the middle class will slowly succumb to the burden.

      The gap will increasingly widen further and faster between the haves and have-nots, and the country will rocket toward a two-class America. This is an RX for eventually dragging a predominately impoverished and dumb-downed U.S. into the NWO.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, ZOO! Right on the mark, as always! :-)

        We should question how it is that the Commies, who have never been good at generating wealth, suddenly have limitless billions at their disposal to promote their agenda. Where is that money coming from?

        It’s coming from people like the Rothschild family which collectively controls 63% of the world’s wealth. Along with the other wealthy elites, they are backing the radical left. Why? Because they are Commies? No! Because Commie strategies and tactics just happen to be the most expeditious means of bringing an end to American sovereignty and The Constitution. Those need to be swept out of the way to achieve global governance and global exploitation for maximum control and profit.

        To provide some idea, Lynn Forester de Rothschild sits on the Board of the McCain Institute and the Rothschilds held a presidential fundraiser for McCain in England in 2008. The “New World Order” people believe that the demise of America and the rise of global governance is a done deal now so they no longer feel the need to conceal the matrix.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      Fascinating information regarding the intertwining of John McCain, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the McCain Institute and the (no doubt high dollar) overseas events funding his campaigns. Are such foreign fundraisers legal?

      The ‘McCain Institute’ sounds like a high tone, elite think tank. But how could it be, carrying the name of a disgraceful RINO moron who many believe is well past simply “becoming” senile?

      • eubykdisop says:

        “Are such foreign fundraisers legal?” Funny you should ask, LD 23 PC! ;-)

        From Judicial Watch:

        “FEC Gives McCain Campaign a “Pass” on Foreign Campaign Fundraiser”

        “November 25, 2008”

        “Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the Federal Election Commission has decided to “close the file” on an April 22, 2008 Judicial Watch complaint related to a fundraising luncheon held at London’s Spencer House to benefit Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, despite noting questionable delays in billing for the event.”

        “The McCain fundraiser was held on March 20, 2008 at London’s Spencer House, billed as “London’s most magnificent 18th century private palace.” The McCain campaign distributed an invitation indicating that the site for the luncheon had been provided “by kind permission of Lord Rothschild, OM GBE and the Hon. Nathaniel Rothschild,” who are both foreign nationals. In statements to the press, the McCain campaign referred to the luncheon as a “fundraiser.”

        With people as powerful as the Rothschild family involved there was little question that the FEC would ignore laws which only apply to “little people”.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Since you expressed an interest in this, LD 23 PC, I will tell you that the Rothschilds are behind George Soros and that Soros is behind McCain.

        From Wikipedia:

        “The Quantum Group of Funds are privately owned hedge funds based in Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) and Cayman Islands. They are currently advised by George Soros through his company Soros Fund Management. Soros started the fund in 1973 in partnership with Jim Rogers. The shareholders of the funds are not publicly disclosed although it is known that the Rothschild family and other wealthy Europeans put $6 million into the funds in 1969.”

        That was seed money for Soros from the Rothschilds.

        “Soros has been identified as a front man of the Anglo-French Rothschild banking group. Understandably neither he nor the Rothschilds want this important fact to be public…”

        “Among the members of the board of the Quantum Fund is one Richard Katz. He is at the same time head of the Rothschilds Italia S.p.A. in Milan and is also on the board of the commercial bank N.M. Rothschild & Sons in London.”

        That’s the Soros/Rothschild connection. Now for the Soros/McCain connection:

        “John McCain funded by Soros since 2001”

        “Candidate’s Reform Institute also accepted funds from Teresa Kerry”

        “by Jerome R. Corsi, 02/12/2008”

        “In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry’s Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.”

        “McCain used the institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.”


  3. Peter J. O'Malley says:

    Thanks for exposing another thread in the web Flake is weaving.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Seeing Red AZ has a large number of “followers” who receive our posts in their email. On occasion, after a post has gone out, we catch a glitch and correct it — which is why you saw the word “hid” when we intended “hide” in the identical article. Those pesky dropped e’s can be a problem! Thank you for your gentle corrections. Since we don’t always catch our own typos, we sincerely appreciate your able assistance.

  4. chick2011 says:

    Now, if giving us the middle finger wasn’t enough, John McCain has has hired the fired-for-lying-about-having-a-PhD and Syrian Rebel supporter (and Obama Voter, twice), Elizabeth O’Bagy for his legislative office.