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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P**sies!!!!! Fire them all then.
....before long, they will start to blame YOU, the American citizen for not stopping them
Republicanleadership? Boehner...and who else?
>> ....before long, they will start to blame YOU, the American citizen for not stopping them
All I can say is: I have no plans to support the GOP in any future election. This country needs a new opposition party and the Democrats will not be stopped until we have such a new opposition party. I will do my part by trying to kill the GOP as soon as possible.
Nobody needs to try to “kill” the GOP, they have done that all by themselves.
Soon, very soon we are hoping to see a new leader or two step up and “dethrown” those clowns once known ad “conservatives”. Perhaps when that happens (and there are signs it is happening), we can all make our shift to a party we MIGHT trust and actually represent “We, Te People”.
Cowards! Despicable, belly crawling, dung heap cowards!
Democrats are generally incapable of following that logic ~ every morning is a whole new adventure ~
This country needs a new opposition party
There’s the essence of our problem. We have no opposition party. Both parties are for big government, crony capitalism, and globalism. The only difference is who get’s the loot.
McCarthy, Cantor, and their committee chairmen toadies.
We are being led into the cattle cars by the people we elected. Or DID we?
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.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
These are NOT Republicans. They are RINO progressives whose big government, anti constitutional vaues make them traitors to the People.
They are essentially traitors.The fight will never be over until Obamacare is repealed completely.
“Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.”
Follow the money. The GOPe killed the bill in the House because of lobbying. Find out who benefits and find out with whom they met.. It’s time to purge and sanitize the den of iniquity.
Membership in the Republican Party does not make you a Constitutional Conservative.
They are all smiling. What are they smiling about?
Down with the Whigs! TEA Party today; Freedom forever.
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