Saturday, March 23, 2013

LIST: Here are the 20 Obamacare Turncoats in the U.S. Senate

From the invaluable Senate Conservatives Fund:
Fellow Conservatives:

As you know, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) forced a vote on an amendment last week to defund Obamacare. The Democrats defeated the amendment, but all 45 Republicans voted in favor of it even though some in the party don't want to fight the issue anymore.

But the real test for Republicans came this week when the Senate held the final vote on the bill that funds Obamacare. 

As we expected, a large group of Republicans flip-flopped and helped the Democrats pass the legislation.

Here are the 20 Republicans who voted to give the Obama Administration the funding it needs to implement Obamacare. The highlighted senators are running for re-election in 2014.

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)

Hatch (R-UT)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Wicker (R-MS)

These senators want voters to know they oppose Obamacare, but they aren't willing to do what is necessary to actually stop it. They give lip service to conservative principles, but won't make real sacrifices to deliver for the American people.

Senator Mitch McConnell's vote for the Obamacare funding bill was especially disappointing. He not only supported the Cruz-Lee amendment to defund Obamacare, he also gave a speech at CPAC last week where he stood next to thousands of pages of Obamacare regulations and vowed to fight them. If he were serious, he would have opposed the bill that funds the implementation of those very same regulations.

Republicans like Senator McConnell won't oppose spending bills like this one because they're afraid of being blamed for a government shutdown. This fear is crippling the Republican Party. Until its leaders face the ghosts of 1995 and stand up to President Obama, there is little hope that things in Washington will change.

You will be pleased to know that all eight of the Senators SCF helped elect over the past two elections opposed the Obamacare funding bill, along with a majority of Republicans in the Senate. 


Our efforts to expose U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) are beginning to pay off in a very big way. 

We released the results of joint SCF-Club for Growth Action poll this week showing a significant decline in Senator Pryor's image over the past two months. This is a direct result of the advertising our two organizations have funded this year to highlight his record.

Senator Pryor has gone from a +28 Favorable/Unfavorable spread among likely voters (53/25) to even (36/36), a 28-point drop. In addition, the number of Arkansans who now view Mark Pryor as a "liberal" has nearly doubled, going from 26% in a January survey to 47% now, a strong plurality of respondents. 

We must continue and expand this effort so voters in Arkansas know the truth about Senator Pryor. The Democrats are not going to give up on him and will probably spend money to help him soon.

Please make a contribution to the Senate Conservatives Fund today so we can continue our efforts to expose Mark Pryor's liberal record.

Thank you for supporting the principles of freedom that make this country great. We'll keep fighting.

Best regards,

Matt Hoskins
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

Please consider donating to the Senate Conservatives Fund. If these the RINO mush-mouthes won't fight, they need to be fired.

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