Skip to comments.GOP “Fund Obamacare” Effort Defeated
Posted on 09/12/2013 5:39:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
Take that, John Boehner (and Nikki Haley).
An effort by establishment Republicans in Washington, D.C. (and in the states) to fool GOP voters into thinking they had defunded Obamacare was defeated this week forcing Boehner and his cronies to withdraw a budget resolution scheduled for a vote this week.
The Republican plan? To pass a rider to the upcoming budget resolution what would have defunded Obamacare but permitted the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate to simply strike that language from the spending plan and send it straight to the desk of U.S. President Barack Obama. This would have allowed Republicans in the U.S. House to cast symbolic votes to defund Obamacare without actually doing anything to defund it.
Naturally, we rebuked such a ploy.
If the GOP is serious about defunding this abomination, then it needs to defund it, we wrote yesterday. Not pretend to defund it.
Pro-free market groups rallied the troops in support of this very message.
This is do or die, Americans for Limited Government (ALG) president Nathan Mehrens said earlier this week.
In fact major props to groups like Americans for Limited Government, Club for Growth and FreedomWorks which led the fight to shut down this latest GOP attempt to appease Obama.
Especially ALG which was for defunding Obamacare long before defunding Obamacare was cool.
Also rare props to our longtime adversaries over at RedState.com for their efforts to help shut down this scam.
Heres the curious thing though RedStates favorite conservative daughter, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, was one of the establishment Republicans willing to cave to Obama on this issue. In fact after ripping Obamacare to shreds at her 2014 reelection kickoff, Haleys spokesman later slipped a clarification of her position to the Associated Press on the Friday before Labor Day, saying the governor didnt support defunding Obamacare if it meant a possible government shutdown.
This is one of those rare instances in which fiscal conservatives in the Republican party took on their big-spending establishment leaders and won. For now, at least. Lets hope there are enough pro-free market, pro-liberty lawmakers in Washington to hold the line against this not-ready-for-prime-time monstrosity.
If there are, theres a decent chance this thing might actually get shut down
Very dubious source here....
Was it defeated, or not? I honestly don’t know, and want to know it was.
Nevermind. I’ve since seen an article from Breitbart about the matter. Thanks anyway.
If the GOP wants to trick GOP base voters into believing that the GOP wants to stop 0-care, voters will act in a likewise fashion. The voters will say, yes we support the GOP, but we just don’t feel the need to send in the check or go to the polling place. But we still support you!
Boehner is a nitwit.
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