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The Hill Tries To Whip Up GOP Votes For Clean CR

From The Hill:

GOP centrists won’t force ‘clean’ CR vote

By Bob Cusack | October 7, 2013

House Republicans who have said they are open to supporting a “clean” government funding bill are not interested in forcing a vote on such a measure.

Democrats have launched a discharge petition aimed at forcing a vote on legislation that would end the government shutdown. Two hundred and eighteen signatures are required to compel a roll call, and that looks unlikely any time soon.

Since, once again, that would require there to be 20 turncoat Republicans, unless ACORN signs the petitions for them.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said a clean continuing resolution doesn’t have the votes to pass the House. President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday challenged Boehner to prove it by scheduling a vote.

In fact, both Obama and Reid have repeatedly claimed that there were enough Republican votes to pass a clean CR.

The Hill on Monday contacted the more than two dozen House Republicans who publicly favor, or who have said they would consider voting for, a clean bill. Not one said they would join forces with the Democrats.

So Mr. Obama and Mr. Reid were lying. What a shock, huh?

The Hill worked off a whip list that The Washington Post has compiled.

Note how both The Hill and the Washington Post are acting as Whips here.

Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Lou Barletta (Pa.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Devin Nunes (Calif.), Mike Simpson (Idaho), Dennis Ross (Fla.), Rob Wittman (Va.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Peter King (N.Y.) and Tim Griffin (Ark.) clearly stated they would not sign the petition.

The Hill is calling these people out. This is a dog whistle for the left’s paid online thugs to harass these Congressmen.

In an email, Griffin said, “Instead of negotiating in good faith, House Democrats are playing political games with a discharge petition. They are following the playbook of President Obama and Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid, who wanted a government shutdown for political purposes.”

Simpson spokeswoman Nikki Watts said, “The answer is ‘absolutely not.’ ”

Barletta spokesman Tim Murtaugh said, “The congressman would not support a discharge petition. It’s parliamentary gamesmanship which stands no chance of succeeding.”

So The Hill will put them down as ‘undecided.’

But others kept the door open. Philip Minardi, a spokesman for Rep. Erik Paulsen, said the Minnesota Republican would “consider anything that comes across his desk.”

Kori Walter, press secretary for Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.), said, “The congressman is focused on working with his House colleagues on a bipartisan solution to get the federal government re-open and working for taxpayers again well in advance of any discharge petition arriving on the House floor for a vote.” …

Yes, they sound very open to the idea. — What media bias?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “The Hill Tries To Whip Up GOP Votes For Clean CR”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Just more political grandstanding by Barry and his minions.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    There are Traitors in the Republican hierarchy. Deeply, profoundly twisted freaks so crooked they have to have the help of lawyers just to screw their pants on.

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