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rpannier

(24,432 posts)
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:22 AM Jun 2017

So 4 Republikkan Senators say they cannot support the death bill

Considering the four are Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, I'm guessing there's no requirement to drown the sick in a barrel of acid or given enough kickbacks to themselves and the insurance execs

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Warpy

(112,187 posts)
1. Yeah, they're not against it for any reason that would benefit us
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:25 AM
Jun 2017

My guess is that they're jockeying for position on the next horror show, the shift taxes off the rich onto labor bill coming up.

napi21

(45,806 posts)
3. I think another Senator will join that objection group. Susan Collins. I heard her on TV tonight
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:32 AM
Jun 2017

and she listed several things she needed in the bill for her to vote in favor of it, and they're not there!

rpannier

(24,432 posts)
8. Murkowski and Cochran sound like they're getting cold feet as well
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:35 AM
Jun 2017

Maybe they'll just pull it all together

Azathoth

(4,672 posts)
5. In other words, the only Republicans who oppose it are the ones who think it's not extreme enough
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:34 AM
Jun 2017

This is going to end well

Dan

(3,749 posts)
6. This bill
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:34 AM
Jun 2017

Will get passed.... 650 billion tax cut for the top 1%, enough said.

Plus GOP voters that hate Democratic voters more than they care for their personal well being.

My opinion;

stopbush

(24,475 posts)
7. Those 4 will fall into line, whether they get any changes or not.
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:35 AM
Jun 2017

The Four Fuckwads of the Apocalypse.

Watch - they'll decide which two of them most need to look like they're standing on principle. Those two will be allowed to vote against it, while the other two vote to pass it.

rpannier

(24,432 posts)
11. Cruz will vote for it
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:45 AM
Jun 2017

We saw his little charade with "I'm not voting for Trump after he insulted my family." That ended quickly
Lee is probably the most likely to stay a 'no' since he's publicly opposed everything the republikkans have put out as not being good enough.
Johnson will vote for it (Still gauls me he beat Feingold -- and by like 7 points) if they need his vote
Which I think they will, since I think Collins will vote against. I keep reading stuff out of Maine that she's thinking of running for Governor. She'll need her "I'm not an extreme, right wing jerk" talking points ready

still_one

(93,722 posts)
10. For the wrong reasons. These clowns will also most likely cave. The only thing that can
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:41 AM
Jun 2017

stop this is if there are enough republicans who oppose it for the right reasons, and I don't think they exist anymore



still_one

(93,722 posts)
13. There still might be a chance that Murkowski and Collins might vote no because of
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 09:12 AM
Jun 2017

Planned Parenthood, but that is a stretch


rpannier

(24,432 posts)
16. I can see it
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 09:58 AM
Jun 2017

Lots of rumors coming out of Maine that she wants to run for Governor in2018
Murkowski and (oddly) Cochrane of Mississippi are the two most likely to be legitimately concerned about PP
Several years ago he said he couldn't support messing with the funding of PP because it was too important to rural Mississippians
Be curious if that still holds
My guess, if it's a sure pass, he's unavailable. Sure fail, he's unavailable
If his vote counts... he caves and like the other lemmings leaps off the cliff

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
14. They rushed to come out against it before other Republicans could come out against it.
Fri Jun 23, 2017, 09:15 AM
Jun 2017

This would prevent or persuade the others to sit back and not take a stand at this time. It was nothing more than a political ploy.

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