Establishment GOP totally hearts latest debt ceiling raise

In a 221-201 vote, House Republicans caved and passed a clean debt ceiling resolution yesterday. The vote allows President Obama’s and the Democrats to increase the government’s borrowing cap without any concessions from the White House. See a list of the 28 Republicans who voted ‘yay’ HERE.

While Senate leaders sought to eliminate the chance of a filibuster of the House-passed bill by allowing for a simple majority to approve the suspension of the debt limit until March 2015, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) refused to grant his consent. That forced a cloture vote. Unsurprisingly, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) sided with Democrats, and 10 more Republicans followed suit:

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. McConnell’s challenger in Kentucky, Matt Bevin, joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the vote. Glenn first asked Bevin to describe the mood among Kentucky voters following Sen. McConnell’s maneuvering.

“There’s a tremendous degree of disappointment and just plain confusion,” Bevin said. “He’s a man who not only is out of touch with us, not only has done these types of things before, but had given us some hope that perhaps he might be seeing the light, if for no other reason than the fact that he was running for re-election in a tight race. But no, he just doesn’t seem to care. And people are about fed up with it. They really are.”

Given the complicated nature of the debt ceiling and the potential impact on the 2014 elections, Glenn played devil’s advocate and explained what probably when down in the cloak rooms of the Capitol Building yesterday.

“Let me play devil’s advocate because this is how it went down in the cloakroom,” Glenn said. “I can guarantee: The President… will use this. There won’t be spending and this whole thing will be pinned on us and it will look bad for the Republicans. You want to lose the Senate again? We have a chance of winning. We just have to be smart about it.”

“I’d be willing to risk losing the Senate, if we could keep America. I really would,” Bevin said. “I’m a guy who is willing to lead. I’m a former active duty Army officer. I understand a little about leadership by example, and I am willing to be such a person. There’s no perfect person, there’s no one person who has all the answers, but our country is hungry for men and women who have the fortitude to step up and do the will of the people… This isn’t about the nonsense that happens inside the beltway. It is about representing the will of the people, and I will be a person who does everything within my power to do exactly that.”

You can learn more about Bevin’s campaign HERE.

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  • Anonymous

    What establishment GOP , when most of the GOP voted against the debt ceiling raise ?

    The democrats think they can win in 2014 by pitting republican against republican . Republicans like Peter King or tea party Mike Lee both suggest that thy are against the GOP establishment but the democrats & corporatist main stream dnc media (dnc Comcast is buying time warner ) demonize both parts of the GOP (tea party or not) .

  • Revan

    I say let if fail seeing how both sides want it to.

  • Charles Hurst

    Let it fall. Hilary can have it in 2016 and then we go into armed conflict most likely when the nation completely collapses. Because voting GOP is not going to fix anything nor stop it. When you follow the pattern of every fallen empire in the world you will meet with the same result regardless of which mouth piece sits in the Oval Office. We don’t need to be thinking how to make GOP work for us. They refuse to. We need to start preparing for our collapse as a nation. You, GOP, think you will put a McCain in in 2016 and I’m just going to vote for the “lesser of two evils?”

    Don’t hold your breath GOP. When I was on the original Minuteman Project in 2005 who was it who catered to then Vincente Fox and called us vigilantes? It was you George Bush. Who disregarded and campaigned against the taking away of benefits to illegal aliens in Arizona in the grassroots Prop 200? It was you McCain. Who believed in bailouts for corporations? You GOP. Who is siding with illegals today? Who didn’t stand with Cruz? You again GOP.

    And you think I’m going to continue to vote for “the lesser of two evils?” Think again. The two evils are identical.

    I have written and predicted that the United States will collapse. We have to. We have a 17 trillion dollar debt that neither party will address. We have foreign invaders that are here on a massive level that neither party will address–and they wish to fund them with our tax dollars.

    Don’t blame the Tea Party. You lost two presidential elections because you have no morals. patriotism, honor or courage. I will not vote for you pretending that this will save our country.

    It may be possible that we just need to hit rock bottom. It may be possible that armed conflict is coming in the form of Civil War. Telling me that voting in Boehner so he can keep spending and give amnesty to illegals is not the answer. The answer is massively cutting entitlements, deporting all illegals on a massive level and tell Sharpton, Jackson, GLAAD, the ACLU and La Raz that they can go straight to Hell. That the days of victimhood are over. That’s the answer. If not I expect my fiction will soon be a reality and war is coming.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

    • Danielle Kevin


      ❤❤❤ ❤❤⮪❤ ❤❤⯪❤❤ ❤❤❤ ❤❤❤ ❤❤❤You want to lose the Senate again? We have a chance of winning. We just have to be smart about it.

  • Anonymous

    Well well well, if its not the same old RINOS everyone would expect. The GOP establishment and the Demowits have never seen another persons dollar they did not want to spend.

    Bring on the Debt! We have more credit cards we just got in the mail to max out!

    One begs the question, Why can Americans not owe the IRS a few trillion in taxes? Government Debt is good for everyone according to the Progs, so why not the individual?

  • Stephan Bruno

    National Identity = White Culture

    You know the thing Glenn loves to say Obama hates but to coward to explain what it means.

  • landofaahs

    The republican party must not be suffering enough defunding and party switching yet.

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s threats of default have hurt Americans. And he doesn’t seem to care.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see the choices were
    1-Raise the debt ceiling things stay normal
    2-Don’t raise the debpt ceiling the entire word finincial system could collapse
    3-It’s a no brainer you raise it
    Answer 1and 2

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