McConnell tries to tamp Senate GOP revolt over spending levels

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is trying to contain a GOP rebellion on spending levels, a struggle that has major implications for budget negotiations this fall.

Nineteen Republicans voted Tuesday to advance a motion to begin debate on a bill funding the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, even though McConnell says the bill will bust the spending cap set by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA).

The Republicans who voted yes include four lawmakers who voted to approve the bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee last month, even though McConnell explicitly urged them not to break the BCA’s spending levels.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pounced on Tuesday’s vote to claim leverage in the spending fight that is heating up ahead of a fall deadline.

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Have you ever noticed that the majority of the times, the dems vote as a block but the GOP has aisle crossers all over the place?

SammysDad, I am also very tired of elected officials who take the oath to uphold the Constitution and then turn around, give you a middle finger salute and routinely break that oath. This a message I sent to Missouri Democratic Senator McCaskill a few days ago:

My message sent several days ago to Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

Senator McCaskill,

I have been following your voting record for the last five years and I find that
you are not representating the People of Missouri or the People of the United
States. You have betrayed us in favor of a alien Socialist ajenda and an outlaw
President. My question is....If you are not representating the people who sent
you to Washington and/or the People of the United States...WHO ARE YOU
I would like an answer to this question in writing please.

Terrence Durrill
Platte City, Missouri


Postscript: As of today, July 24, 2013, I have not received an answer from Senator McCaskill.

Terrence-I wouln't hold my breath, if I were you.

Six years is at least two years too long to hold a Senator Accountable.  We need to drop the

Senate term of office to 4 years max and not allow them to give us the middle finger instead]

of supporting the Constitution.  The Senate is the main problem in the US today.  With a change

in the Senate when the House changed, the Keystone pipeline and several other positive changes

would have fuel down by over 30% and maybe Obama culd not stop both houses from taking

action.  The Democrats are blocking any change that stops their lame agenda and will continue

to do so until or unless they are stopped at the polls.  Energy is our main problem with the

economy.  Until that changes our economy will not change.  The sick and lame social agenda

is not helping America in any way.   It makes us look like a crumbling society which is precisely

what we are today.

Don't allow some smear politics to stop your progress in removing McCaskill.  She deserves

to go.  She has not served Missouri or the country well.   Please throw her out.

We also need a path to recall senators if they abandon the voters who sent them there.

 I haven't written but I have called her Wash. line several times asking her about how she felt about betraying Missourians on Obamacare. I never expected a real answer, but it would be nice to get that reassuring BS robocall she gives when feeding the people her lies.

Typical Washington B.S.!

McConnell only wants to play ball and "go along to get along" with whoever he has to in order to protect his political ass.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am sick of writing, calling, faxing, etc. to Congress with absolutely no positive result.  All I've ever received have been form letter replies and talk to some junior admin person who screens calls.

McConnell is being challenged.  We should make sure his challenger is a conservative and is clean (not a RINO or Dem plant just to derail our efforts) and then support him.  

We will never effect change in Washington by sending the same people back who helped create our problems!  By the way, I just received my online notice from the GOP, signed by Karl Rove, asking for donations.  I tried to reply and tell them how I will NEVER give a single cent to ANYONE endorsed by Karl Rove, but their webpage, while providing a comments section, won't transmit unless you put in a donation amount ($0 was rejected).

So, Mr. Rove, GOP Establishment, Washington Politicians, please hear me now:  NEVER--NEVER--NEVER again will I send you any money, any support, anything!  You, and the rest of the sellouts do not stand for the spirit of our constitution.  You are not worthy to inhabit a legislature built by great Americans and predicated on the liberty of man above the power of government.

Well said Benson.

Benson I think the Republican National Committee has a working 'contact me' form. I've written them before in response to their daily wails for money I'll never send them.

I'm working on an answer to their latest and when I send that I'll post it here with info about how to reach them.

Republican leadership: It's a bunch of slices off the same turd.

Keep fighting McConnell. This Admin. is spending way too much.

 when are we going to get rid of this guy too. so many people blame the congress for the crap is going on. well in my opinion it`s just a few who have to much power.just not having a budget is an impeachable offence. that`s  just the tip of the iceberg 

Get the ropes.

Identify those that are voting against theGOP. Investigate them then offer a resignation or jail time. Stop playing the political game, they are Americans first and foremost . The party has no bearing on this situation.



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GOP Activist Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Lost Emails
Found Dead — Apparent Suicide By Black Plastic Bag Republican activist Peter Smith was found dead in his hotel room in May 2017 in Rochester, Minnesota.

The hotel staff found Smith with a black plastic bag on his head. He was trying to obtain Hillary Clinton’s lost emails.

UPDATE: Mueller and Congressional investigators have interviewed Smith’s acquaintances several times. Our sources say there is much more to this story.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Peter W. Smith, a Republican political activist and financier from Chicago who mounted an effort to obtain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, died on May 14 after asphyxiating himself in a hotel room in Rochester, Minn., according to local authorities. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Smith’s body was found by a hotel clerk in the Aspen Suites hotel, located across the street from the Mayo Clinic, according to a Rochester Police Department report. An associate of Mr. Smith said that he had recently visited the clinic. A representative for the facility wouldn’t confirm if Mr. Smith was a patient.

Mr. Smith died about 10 days after an interview with The Wall Street Journal in which he recounted his attempts to acquire what he believed were thousands of emails stolen from Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. He implied that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then serving as the senior national security adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, was aware of his efforts…

…The police report said Mr. Smith was found by a hotel clerk with a plastic bag around his head attached tightly with black rubber bands. Mr. Smith “left documentation on why he committed suicide, medical records, his written obituary, and life insurance” on a table in his room, the report said.


Massachusetts Man Arrested After Trying To Hire
A Hit Man On Twitter To Kill ICE Agents For $500

A 33-year-old lefty from Cambridge, Massachusetts named Brandon Ziobrowski was arrested Thursday after offering anyone on Twitter $500 to kill ICE agents.

Ziobrowski also expressed his desire to slit John McCain’s throat in several tweets.

FOX News reported:

A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and sharing his desire to slit the throat of Sen. John McCain, federal officials said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year.

Federal officials said Ziobrowski tweeted a murder for hire solicitation to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for $500, and repeatedly tweeted his desire to slit the throat of McCain, R-Ariz.

“The agents and officers out there enforcing federal laws are doing their job, plain and simple,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a news conference. “There is a difference between public debate and putting others in fear of their lives.”

Federal officials said Ziobrowski in March started tweeting threatening messages against federal agents that work for ICE.

On July 2, the 33-year-old allegedly tweeted: “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this lets make this work.”

The Justice Department released a statement on the arrest of Ziobrowski:

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