Senate Passes 1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Ted Cruz

Weasel Zippers

We won the election but have people representing us who either don’t care what we think and/or who don’t know what they are doing.

Via Washington Examiner:

The Senate late Saturday voted to pass a $1.1 trillion spending package, clearing the measure for the President Obama’s signature.

The final 56-40 vote marked the end of days of drama in both chambers surrounding passage of the spending bill, although there was never a real threat of a government shutdown because both parties readily passed measures to keep the government open until Dec. 17.

A group of conservatives and liberals united to vote against legislation, but were opposed to it for different reasons, stemming from the president’s recent executive action on immigration to a provision in the bill that makes it easier for banks to engage in risky trading programs.

The bill would fund the government through Sept. 2015, with the exception of the Homeland Security Department, which would be funded until Feb. 27. Obama said he plans to sign it.

Saturday’s vote took place after a day of political infighting on and off the Senate floor, most of it swirling around Sen. Ted Cruz.

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A Marxist Takeover Is Happening Right Before Your Eyes

Freedom Outpost

Yes, that’s correct; we are watching a Marxist takeover of this nation every  day now. With the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama Jr., the “fundamental  transformation” of America is almost complete. Do not be fooled into believing  that the Democrats are your friends, people like Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi,  Maxine Waters, Harry Reid and others in the Democratic Party (and also a few  RINO’s) are not gently pushing, but are forcibly SHOVING this nation to its  doom.


The  so-called “government shutdown” was designed to break the back of the  Republican  Party and to demonize them.  The purpose was to insure a  sweeping Democrat  victory in 2014. Next on the agenda will be “immigration  reform,” and what THAT  means is amnesty for OVER 30 Million illegal aliens.  That kind of voter increase  would completely wipe-out the Republican Party and  insure complete Democrat  dominance in government.

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Obama OKs illegals’ march on Mall, still blocks Americans

The Daily Caller

The National Park Service is allowing an Oct. 8 pro-immigration rally on the  national mall, even as it posts pickets and barriers to bar Americans from  visiting their open-air memorials.

“They’re going to be allowed to go [ahead] because it is a First Amendment  activity,” Shannon Maurer, a spokeswoman for the “March for Immigrant Dignity  and Respect,” told The Daily Caller.

“They allowed us to have it because it is part of the First Amendment of the  constitution,” said Susana Flores, a spokeswoman for CASA in Action, which is  organizing the rally. ”We’re going to have a stage and microphones,” plus a  stand for TV cameras, she said.


The mall is currently marked as closed, and law enforcement officials have  been deployed to picket open-air monuments to keep Americans off their own  land.

Critics quickly pounced on what they see as special treatment for the  administration’s allies.

“What this means is that the administration is sending a clear message that  it’s OK to barricade elderly veterans out of their memorials, but illegal  immigrants have to be accommodated no matter what,” Mark Krikorian, director of  the anti-immigration Center for Immigration Studies, told The Daily Caller.

“It’s hard to justify closing off open areas [such as the World War II  memorial], but to allow a major setup with equipment, electronics and security  in a closed area is a little outrageous,” said Krikorian.

Administration officials say a rewrite of the nation’s  immigration laws remains a very high priority. Analysts say a pending Senate  bill would double immigration and allow 33 million immigrants into the country  during the next decade.

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Military keeps Camp David open, cuts NFL, baseball coverage to troops overseas

Washington Examiner

President Obama has visited the Navy-run presidential retreat Camp David in central Maryland only 32 times, but it is being kept open during the government shutdown for his entertainment and security at the same time the Pentagon is cutting sports coverage to hundreds of thousands of troops around the world.

A phone call to the retreat found it open, confirming a TMZ report.

Camp David is one of the most highly secure areas in the nation and provides the president with a safe haven. The president has been known to shoot skeet at Camp David, which he most recently used for his 52nd birthday, according to CBS White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.

Obama has spent just 78 days at the retreat, choosing instead to spend his weekends in Washington and hitting military golf courses, which are also being kept open during the government shutdown.

In the meantime, overseas troops who typically look forward to watching NFL games and the baseball playoffs provided by the American Forces Network, will get little if any service due to the shutdown. A notice on the AFN page reads:

“GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Due to the government shutdown, the Defense Department can only provide limited overseas television, radio, print and web services.”

The virtual elimination of sports coverage was noticed by the New England Sports Network, co-owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. “AFN provides a form of escape for many troops stationed around the world. Let’s hope the popular station gets back on the air soon,” they reported.

Shut. It. Down. Cross-Posted at Right Wing News and Gateway Pundit


Here it comes… the next move in the DC two step:

House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday.

The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December.

Additionally, Republicans will adopt a “conscience clause” that delays until 2015 an Obamacare requirement that employers cover birth control as part of their health-insurance packages.

The move puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.

Although Cantor and other Republicans claim to have had enough of the disunity and infighting within the GOP ranks (they are still trying to contain Ted Cruz and the Tea Party and put us in our place), Americans have watched this political sausage being made and won’t forget. We won’t forget as these Progressive Republicans tried to butter their bread on both sides of the aisle. There will be no going home with the American voter after this party. Brace yourself for one very ugly political hangover.

“We’ve had enough of the disunity in our party,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the meeting of House Republicans Saturday afternoon. “The headlines are Republicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.”

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it would be the “fastest whip check in history,” as every member raised their hand, saying they would support the bill.

I say, shut. it. down. Shut it all down. You screwed us on Obamacare and a myriad of other issues. Shut it down or America will shut you down. 2014 and 2016 cometh – time to clean the political chambers of Progressives. Stop the insane spending and the destruction of America with the help of those we sent to Washington to protect our interests. A Tea Party coalition is forming and a political earthquake is coming.

Obama Bails On the Eve Of Destruction

Human Events

A government shutdown looms.  President Obama is demanding non-stop meetings between congressional leaders to resolve the crisis.  “I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done,” he declared.

The “entire team” does not include Obama himself.  He’ll be in New York, hanging out with Al Sharpton.

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Government Shutdowns and Death Threats…Bring It On

Family Security Matters
Maybe you’ve heard this one. What do you get when fourteen Democrat Senators go AWOL from their jobs in Wisconsin? You get fiscal responsibility, the tools to balance an out-of-control budget and a boatload of evidence that the Progressive Left is prone to violence and thuggery over process. Thank you very much and goodnight. Be sure to tip your waiters, waitresses and bartenders on the way out. You’ve been great.
Seriously, does anyone else find it abhorrently hypocritical for Progressives and Democrats to proclaim an abdication of process in the Republican’s out-maneuvering of them on the issue of limiting – not eliminating – collective bargaining rights for public-sector union employees, especially when their own national leadership just jammed Obamacare down our throats? Wasn’t “deem-and-pass” an abdication of “the process?” Weren’t behind closed door meetings used to craft Obamacare; meetings where Republicans were excluded in total, an abdication of “the process?” Wasn’t the democratic “process” abandoned when lawmakers were given a 2,700 page piece of legislation and less than 72 hours to absorb its content?