TEA Party derails PATRIOT Act fasttrack vote

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    44 - GOP freshmen help derail Patriot Act extension

    Not an end to it, but a sign that things are changing.
     
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    No it isn't only 148 voted no. This will easily pass when they bring it up again.

    By the way Walter B. Jones is my rep, he is NOT a real tea party member. He is a Democrat that could not run as a Democrat because of the good old boy system. He did not have the time put in for the Party to support him. SO he changed party's and ran as a Republican back in the 90's/ Won the seat and has steadily been going back to the democrats on most crucial votes. The Republican party of NC does not like him much but can not find anyone to win yet against him.

    This last election the primary had a challenger and he got 40 percent of the vote. I specifically voted against Walter B. Jones in the regular election and against him in the primaries. His father held the seat for a long time as a Democrat as well.

    I specifically tell the Republican party NOT to send any of my contributions to him.
     
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    I find this worrisome, Quantum Windbag. I am not sure why the provisions they voted down were not approved. If it is some free-floating "anti-Big Government" attitude, I will feel less safe if they proceed to strip away all the extraordinary powers of the Patriot Act.

    But then you knew I wouldn't approve, didn't you?
     
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    It is Democrats voting to thwart the Republicans. These same Democrats voted for it 2 years ago.
     
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    See the Op, RGS. T'aint just Democrats.
     
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    148 voted no dear and only 24 were Republicans and of those only 8 were Teaparty. The remain 124 were Democrats that 2 years ago overwhelmingly voted FOR those exact same provisions.
     
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    I disapprove of partisan bullshit, RGS. If it was a sound idea 2 years ago, it should still be unless experience has changed their minds.

    Shame on them.
     
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    Well I have to make a confession.... I don't know how many democrats voted against it last time. So there is a small chance that these 124 actually believe the law is bad. Just sounds better to say they voted for it last time ) Besides their own Party President supports it.
     
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    I've been explaining for a long time that the Tea Parties aren't 'Republican' though some are. It's a mix of folks with overall heavy leaning towards libertarian ideals from most, which makes the Patriot Act something they have big problems with. The nexis with the Republicans political class is that they know that if they keep discounting the wishes of those who agree with much of the Tea Parties, they would lose faster than the Democrat political class.

    It's not the handful of 'Tea Party' folks that were elected to House that are making the difference, but the thinking.
     

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