By your rationale, the lightbulb bill has no chance of becoming law, either, so the House isn’t throwing conservatives a bone instead of tackling Obamacare or Planned Parenthood, it is giving lightbulb standards the same short shrift as it gave the other, more important issues.
The 1995-2007 GOP House majority never voted to defund Planned Parenthood; this House majority has. It is passing bills that make it clear to voters that the Senate is blocking common-sense conservative reforms, and it wil lhelp us take the Senate (and likely the White House) in November. As unreliable as Romney is, I bet you he wouldn’t dare veto a law repealing Obamacare or defunding Planned Parenthood, which can be accomplished within less than a year. Your point about continuing resolutions is a good one, but refusing to approve one would come at a price, and it could be a very heavy one for the GOP, and there is no guarantee that it would result in the Senate and Obama signing off on defunding Obamacare or Planned Parenthood (or that the GOP would hold the House or pick up the Senate after the shutdown). We’ve waited decades to defund Planned Parenthood; we can wait eight more months and make sure we get rid of it for good.
Great points all. It is sad to see how many couch potatoe conservatives see a Speaker like Boehner and think, “I could do that.” Never elected, never tried, their one skill is to criticize.
Our best defense against a move to the Left by Mitt are a conservative Congress and a well-informed public.