#NCSEN: Tillis, Burr split on Omnibus spending orgy

burrtThe travesty that got started in the House has been completed in the Republican Senate.  By a vote of 65-33, a $1.1 TRILLION spending orgy has passed and is headed to Barry Obama for his John Hancock.

In a move — * I am sure* — has nothing to do with the fact he is up for reelection, Richard Burr joined 32 others in a losing fight to try to stop this.  (Of course, he may have also been trying to make up for the sleazy attack on Ted Cruz, and his slam on people trying to slow or stop Muslim immigration.)

The Omnibus included Thom The Therrible’s payback to the Chamber and The Farm Bureau, so you know which way the man from Huntersville went (a BIG hell, yes.)   of course, he has FIVE more years before he has to face the voters. So, he has a little more cushion from the ”wrath of the rubes” than Tricky Dick does. 

Of the presidential candidates — Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Bernie Sanders all voted NO.  South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham voted YES. South Carolina’s other senator, Republican Tim Scott, voted NO. 

Again, a YES vote indicated support for full funding of: amnesty for illegal aliens, Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, and ObamaCare.

 

24 thoughts on “#NCSEN: Tillis, Burr split on Omnibus spending orgy

  1. I agree that it’s disgusting, and I’ve no doubt that if Burr had longer before the next election he would have been happy to go along with it too. I hope someone emerges that I can actually cast a vote for.

    Tillis… acting exactly how we knew he would – a dependable vote for more and bad government. Man, he sucks.

    1. With all due respect, Atnor, there is a strong conservative challenging Burr in the primary — me!

      Why not do both of us a favor and look at my website? Just google my name, and you’ll find it right away.

      I can use and would welcome your help. We CAN beat Burr — but I need people like you to get in the game to make it happen!

      Larry Holmquist

  2. NC needs Republicans that are manics for the conservative cause

    Who could anyone in their right mind vote yes to this. Heck even Sanders voted NO (attempt at humor)

    1. There is no Republican Party, only a Capitol Hill Cartel, with poisonous tentacles extending through Raleigh down into the NC Counties. We down here at GOPg(rassroots) need to purge ourselves of the phony charade still known at the GOPe. People continue to mouth empty sentiments at Party gatherings, knowing full well that the GOPe has no more connection with the counties of North Carolina than does Barack Hussein Obama.
      Nullify the GOPe, purpose build a GOPg that actually has some linkage to the US Constitution, and to the people it is intended to champion.

  3. Burr actually voted FOR the omnibus on the most important vote, the one on cloture. That is the place it could have been stopped with 41 votes.

    In Burr’s usual dishonest and sneaky practice, he voted FOR it before he voted against it. That first vote is the one that really matters since that is the vote where it is easiest to stop legislation. Burr is being dishonest when he says he voted against the omnibus when he voted for cloture on it. He helped pass it at its most vulnerable point.

    This is a long time practice of Burr that he picked up from Lindsay Graham; vote for a bad bill on its most critical vote, so you know it will pass, then use the final vote as a throw away to try to fool the voters. On this particular vote, Graham was honest enough to consistently vote for it on all the votes, including cloture. Burr wasn’t.

    Burr has pulled the same scummy stunt on lots of votes, like the one to confirm Loretta Lynch, voting for her before he voted against her.

    I actually respect Tillis more for his honesty in being consistent with his support of this horrible bill on all of the votes than I do Burr who is trying to pull the wool over our eyes while casting a key vote to be sure this bad bill passes.

    The only way this pair of Senate liberals split was that one consistently voted to pass it while the other played games to hope we would not notice that he cast his most important vote to pass it.

    With ”Republicans” like those who voted to advance this budget busting travesty, who needs Democrats?

    1. When Burr is on the campaign trail facing us in person and starts bragging about his show vote on the heels of his cloture vote, we should be at the ready to pelt him with hundreds of tomatoes. Then again, I can’t imagine this dude facing us in person this time around.

    2. Totally agree with cloture votes. He veto for cloture on 2A bill early in the year.

      If Burr is uncontested for reelection against a conservative then my vote will not be cast. Greg Brannon should’ve ran against Burr.

      Jim Duncan gets my vote over Ellmers; she’s a complete disappointment.

      1. Good news, Robert — you WILL be able to vote for a solid conservative challenger to Burr — me!

        Just google my name and you’ll find my website right away. All of my contact information is there, and I’d welcome your call or email to talk about what we need to do to replace our “Invisible Man” in the U.S. Senate with a true, consistent conservative.

        I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

        Larry Holmquist

  4. Rubio also was a no-show.

    And Ellmers voted for it in the House…..after sending out another taxpayer-funded mailer talking about “putting America back on the road to fiscal responsibility.’ What a friggin liar.

  5. You are correct Mr. Wonder, the cloture vote is the most important vote to de rail BAD legislation. Burr is famous for his cloture votes. I don’t recall Burr EVER not voting for cloture on anything?
    And it appears Thommy Cloture has lived up to his haymaker name and blessed us with a cloture vote and a big yeah on the Budget deal. Since the financial markets are in a free fall, I wonder if any contributors will be demanding a re fund from Dallas Woodhouse’s Carolina Rising Super Pac? It might be appropriate to change the name to Carolina Falling in honor of the distressed financial markets and the former republican voters who are leaving the party by the thousands due to the RINO establishment.

    1. Conservative Review, in its scorecard on this issue, assesses it correctly and places both Burr and Tillis as voting for the Omnibus due to their votes for cloture:

      https://www.conservativereview.com/votes/s3361142015

      Burr is playing the old saying that ”you can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time” but forgets the last line that ”you cannot fool all of the people all of the time”.

  6. Obama is celebrating this GOP surrender, saying he is now more optimistic than ever about enacting his agenda:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/18/obama-ive-never-been-more-optimistic-about-enactin/

    Why did we work so hard to get a GOP majority, when our leaders just betray us and throw it away by surrendering like this? Gov. Rick Perry was spot on when he said that ”a congressional majority is a terrible thing to waste”.

    GOP voters need some payback at the polls against the politicians who betrayed us – Burr, Ellmers, Foxx, Pittenger, McHenry, and Rouzer, and in 5 year, Tillis. We need to demand that our Congressman and Senators replace those useless and ineffective ”leaders” Ryan and McConnell.

  7. The entire GOP—both DC and Raleigh–makes me sick. Just a bunch of liars representing clueless Republican voters. No wonder our country is going down the tubes.

  8. Burr owns every one of Tillis’ votes as he endorsed Tillis for Senate well before the 2014 Primary was over.

  9. Maybe Dallas Woodhouse can come back and tell us what a good job Thom Tillis is doing and why we should support his Super Pac Carolina rising that endorsed this Loser!

  10. Dammit! We SUCK to put these clowns in to represent the conservative needs of fellow North Carolinians AND the USA!!

  11. North Carolina should well be proud of her two Senators. They both voted their convictions and we should applaud them for taking a stand on principles. Even though they did not agree we should be thankful they are both men or courage.

  12. It is embarrassing what the Republican Party has turned into. The voters of NC elected a man who only represents himself and his donors. Thom Tillis could care less about Conservative values and the Constitution. Richard Burr could have stood up to this bill, by voting against cloture!! That was the real vote to stop this unconstitutional bill that funds amnesty , Obamacare and Planned Parenthood!!! We must expose Burr and Tillis’ tricks: people need to know they are only concerned with what the establishment wants, not we the people! We had a candidate who was an expert on the Constitution and a true Conservative, Greg Brannon. I really hope that one day Greg will run again and we can see what Conservative really looks like. He will restore faith and honor to the Republican Party!

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