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May 16, 2012 Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama scolds the Democrats within the Senate Chamber for not supporting Republican efforts in creating a federal budget.

May 15, 2012 Senator Lee from Utah speaking boldly about why his S.Admt.2100 should be passed on the Senate Floor.

May 15, 2012 Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State speaking out against Senator Paul's S.Amdt.2101.

May 15, 2012 Senator Vitter from Louisiana advocating why his S.Admt.2103 should be passed on the Senate Floor.

May 8, 2012 Senator Sanders speaking in favor of Government run Student Load Programs and how Republicans are 'filibustering' against the American People and 'progress'.
May 8, 2012 Senator Richard Lugar Defeated in Tuesday's GOP Primary .

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  • May 16, 2012 the Republican efforts to provide a federal budget with drastic spending cuts to entitlement and other federal programs where for naught, all five of the Republican proposed budget resolutions went down in defeat failing to get even one roll call vote from the Democratic controlled Senate.  The Democrats were in lock-step with their Party Line and refuse to even consider the idea of comming to 'consensus' with the Republicans on budget cuts and spending. There are currently 42 of 53 Democratic Senators that have a Party Percent Average of 90% or greater, the Republicans have only 8 of 43 Republican Senators with a Party Percent Average 90% or greater while having 10 Senators that are 75% or lower. Not one Democratic Senator's Party Percent Average is 75% or lower...NOT ONE! That's, a partisanship record since 2005.
    Senator Pat Toomey's (PA) S.Con.Res.37 received the most Republican roll call votes with 42, four Republicans sided with the Democrats; Brown (R-MA), Collins (R-ME), Heller (R-NV),and  Snowe (R-ME). Republican Congressman Paul Ryan's (WI) H.Con.Res.112 gathered the next most roll call votes in the affirmative from his fellow Republicans with 41. Five Repubicans did not support Rep. Paul Ryan's budget resolution; Brown (R-MA), Collins (R-ME), Heller (R-NV), Paul (R-KY), and Snowe (R-ME). The Republican Minority only supported two of the five Republican budget resolutions, S.Con.Res.37 and H.Con.Res.112. Senator Rand Paul continued to have lack of success in convincing Democrats to support his legislation, S.Con.Res.42 went down in flames without getting even one Democrat roll call vote while managing to gather only 16 Republican roll call votes in the affirmative.  But the most bizarre and shocking result came from the roll call vote on S.Con.Res.41 sponsored by Senator Jeff Sessions (AL), it did not recieve even one roll call vote from any Senator from either Party, even Senator Jeff Sessions himself voted against S.Con.Res.41. Which beg's the question, why even proposed the Resolution in the first place?
  • May 15, 2012 the Senate continues to waive Rule XXII on 'Cloture' but the following Republican Admendments to H.R.2072 (Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 ) failed to get even 51 much less 60 roll call votes to be 'Agreed to' and passed on the Senate Floor:

    Amendment SponsorImage LinkParty
    Roll Call Vote Dem Yeas Dem Nays Dem Maj Rep  Yeas Rep Nays Rep Maj Fem Yeas Fem Nays Fem Maj
    S.Admt.2100 Senator Lee Senator Lee (UT) 69% 12% 25% 12-86-2 0 52 -52 12 34 -22 0 17 -17
    S.Admt.2101 Senator Paul Senator Paul (KY) 84% 9% 25% 9-89-2 0 52 -52 9 37 -28 0 17 -17
    S.Admt.2102 Senator Corker Senator Corker (TN) 87% 35% 75% 36-62-2 0 52 -52 36 10 26 5 12 -7
    S.Admt.2103 Senator Vitter Senator Vitter (LA) 75% 29% 70% 37-61-2 0 52 -52 37 9 28 4 13 -9
    S.Admt.2104 Senator Toomey Senator Toomey (PA) 84% 38% 55% 35-63-2 0 52 -52 35 11 24 3 14 -11

    By the end of the day H.R.2072 'Passed' by a whopping 78-20-2 with the Democratic-Socialist from Vermont Senator Bernard Sanders being the only Democrat joining the Republican minority in voting 'Nay' on H.R.2072. All 17 women Senators voted 'Yea' in favor of H.R.2072. Senator Rand Paul's S.Admt.2101 was 'Rejected' and only mustered 9 roll call votes in the affirmative. Since becoming the junior Senator from Kentucky in 2010  Senator Rand Paul has yet to have any of his sponsored legislation (19) passed on the Senate Floor by a roll call vote. For the record the Republican majority has supported 14 of the 19 pieces of legislation Senator Paul has sponsored, it is the Democratic majority that refuses to support Senator Paul's legislation based on constitutional principles of limited government with enumerated powers. In fact Senator Paul has only managed to get 50 affirmative votes so far from Democrats on all of his 19 pieces of sponsored legislation, that's averaging only 2.06 Democrat votes per sponsored legislation.
  • May 8, 2012 the Senate continued to waive Rule XXII on 'Cloture', it is now operating on a 60 vote threshold to move legislation along on the floor of the Senate without actually calling for a 'Cloture' vote. S.2343 (Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012) sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada failed to meet the  60 vote threshold to 'Proceed' forward for debate or even 'Table' Amendments, it was rejected by a roll call vote of 52-45-1-2 along Party Lines with Senator Reid being the only Democrat to voted against the motion to proceed for the chance to move other motions forward. Senator Snowe from Maine voted 'Present' while Senators Kirk (R-IL) and Lugar (R-IN) being the only Senators not to vote. counts and records 'Present' votes as 'Not Voting' votes, both ofcourse count negatively against the Senator's Party Percent Average.
    S.2343 is one of many conundrums facing Republicans within a Democrat controlled Senate. 
    How can a Republican in good conscience support or oppose tax increases on something that is clearly unconstitutional to begin with?
    The Constitution clearly does not give Congress the power to administer loans to Students much less raise taxes to support a Student Loan program.
    How can a Republican agree on such a flagrantly misuse of federal government power including twisting the words and orginal intent of the Constitution around to justify and support such a student loan program?
    The Democrats in the Senate clearly do not display any 'qualms of conscience' when it comes to NOT adhering to constitutional principles of limited government of which their oath of office maintains, so they continue to advance socalism thru democracy merrily spending taxpayers money while not providing the means to pay for such government programs.
  • May 8, 2012 Republican Senator Richard Lugar was soundly defeated in the Indiana GOP Primary by 'Tea Party' backed candidate Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by more than 20 percentage points. Senator Lugar's defeat should be a warning to all Republicans that do not take their oath of office seriously and seek compromise with seditious progressive democrats that would advance socialism thru democracy and would put international interests above national interests such as Senator Lugar's strong support for the LAW OF THE SEA TREATY.
    Senator Lugar's Party Percent Average for the last 7 years is 84% while the Republican Party Percent Average for 7 years is 83% which makes Senator Lugar a moderate Republican for the last 7 years, but he voted for Progressive Judges and Cabinet Appointments President Barack H. Obama nominated of which the Democratic Majority strongly supported while the Republican majority 'Rejected' as being far too 'progressive' to honor their oath of office.
    Supreme Court Justices...Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan,  Department of Justice Attorney General...Eric H. Holder, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration...Cass R. Sunstein, and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebeliu are some of the 'progressives' Senator Lugar helped confirmed. But the most grievous offense against Republican principles was Senator Lugar's vote to confirm infamous 'transnationalist'  Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut to be a Legal Adviser of the Department of State.

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