Skip to comments.House conservatives: GOP leadership killed measure to defund Obamacare
Posted on 03/12/2013 2:53:07 AM PDT by lowbridge
As Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and James Inhofe prepare to introduce a measure to defund Obamacare and threaten to hold up a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government if the measure is not given a vote some conservatives are unhappy that the House, controlled by Republicans, did not do the same thing.
It wasnt for lack of effort, at least on the part of some conservative Republicans. As the House prepared to consider its own version of the continuing resolution last week it ultimately passed 267 to 151 more than two dozen conservative GOP lawmakers signed on to an amendment that would have defunded Obamacare. They submitted the amendment and hoped it would receive a vote but were stymied when the House leadership declared that no amendments would be allowed.
If that amendment had gone to the floor, far and above a majority of the conference would have voted for it, said Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, one of the supporters, in an interview Saturday. I think everyone in the conference would have voted for it, added Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis, another supporter.
Nevertheless, the Republican leadership did not allow the amendment to be considered. And that, Salmon, DeSantis, and other conservative Republicans believe, is a measure of the leaderships uneasiness with continuing the legislative fight against Obamacare. Some Republicans lawmakers who might have felt pressure to vote to defund Obamacare believe privately that the fight is essentially over, and that the GOP should come to terms with the reality of national health care.
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It was a loosing issue.
To many people want someone else to take care of them, and actually support socialized medicine. The irony is that next year, when the full costs hit, you will see a lot of screaming about how much “free” health care costs.
“This country needs a new opposition party “
And it really does need to come from the bottom up. I was heartened last weekend to at least see that at the gop county convention, a good number of true conservative, tea party people won county positions.
True enough, but it *is* up to us to bury the GOP. If we don't, the carcass will hand around for years, stinking everything up.
Proving, once again, that the only difference between the people at the top is the slope of the hill they are shoving us down.
You know if Cruz keeps this up we are going to have our first Hispanic President and I will probably vote for him.
I really really just want to give up. What’s the point?
This is why Ryan came out with another symbolic budget resolution that balances the budget in ~ 10 years and cuts out all O-care spending while using (keeping) the past tax Obama increases and medicare cuts for the same purpose.
This way the House sends Obama and Reid the CR they demand, and House conservatives get another symbolic vote that never sees law. Ryan was trying to explain it on FNS to Chris Wallace.(he called it 'tough choices')
Do you folks enjoy listening to Ryan talk on TV? It always sounds like bla-bla-bla to me. I dont dislike him but he always sounds like a (read) talking point machine, kind of like Hannity.
I sometimes think we would have an easier time of changing the demoRat party from within than the RePub.
I feel the same way. After the fiasco of last November, I decided that the GOP has gotten my last vote. We need a true opposition party.
We'll come to terms with national health care when it's dead, and everyone responsible for it on both sides of the aisle is in jail or dead.
Many voters will vote against Republicans and conservatives if Obamacare remains on the books at election time. Just be advised....
To paraphrase Reagan, republicans aren’t the solution, they are the problem.
York does not name the 20 good guys who supported the proposed amendment to defund Obamacare, and I can’t find any other source which identifies them. This means that every GOP representative will claim to his constituents that he was among the twenty. Incomplete reporting allows RINOs to have their cake and eat it, too - while real Conservatives who did the right thing are assumed guilty by association. That’s too bad...
I think he was born in Canada.
Thatswhat he’s said in Interviews but I think his mother was an American citizen at the time.
“Republicanleadership? Boehner...and who else?”
Its usually the triumverate of Tammy Faye, Cantor and McCarthy.
Boehner/McCain 2016 - Give the tried and true republican leadership a chance to actually lead the party back to prominence.
(I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit)
This, in a nutshell, is what happened to the U.S.A. In both the 2008 election and the 2012 election went big for obama. Why? Mainly because of the "freebies" he promised. Such as forgiving student loans, free cell phones,free money, and any other "freebies". Add the self hating Whites to the number of idiots that the indoctrination institutions turn out each year, I see no relief in sight.