Despite opposition from conservative groups such as the Club for Growth and Heritage Action, GOP Sens. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Roy Blunt (Mo.), John McCain (Ariz.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) voted to end debate on the measure.
It’s the same old scam: When sixty votes are required to advance a bill that conservatives hate, the usual gang of lefty RINOs vote with the Democrats to bring the bill to the floor, thus throwing away the GOP’s ability to stop the bill in its tracks.
Then, once the bill is safely on the floor, where it can be passed by a simple majority vote, most, or all of the treacherous bastards who moved it forward will turn around and vote against it, knowing full well that the Democrats can now pass it with no help from them.
Then they will go back to their constituents and trumpet how they voted against the bill, when actually, in the only vote that really mattered, they voted to pass the bill.
Read those names again: Those are the Republicans who voted to cut the pensions of retired disabled veterans. That means Johnny McStain may take a tiny personal hit, but what does it matter? He, like John Kerry, already married a rich wife.
Most disabled vets won’t have that fallback, though.
They could have kept the benefits for the disabled vets and cut benefits for illegal aliens instead, but I’m sure that Senator Scamnesty McStain found that notion impossible.