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Shutdown looms over ObamaCare (Sure...lol)
The Hill ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | By Alexander Bolton

Posted on 07/23/2013 3:57:50 AM PDT by onyx

ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. [WATCH VIDEO]

Senate Republicans, including two members of the leadership, are coalescing around a proposal to block any government funding resolution that includes money for the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

But such a move is a nonstarter for President Obama and congressional Democrats. Republicans have tried this maneuver in Obama’s first term, only to back off later to the chagrin of Tea Party leaders.

This time, GOP lawmakers are emboldened by problems plaguing the administration’s ObamaCare implementation. But that zeal could put Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a tough spot. Both leaders have downplayed previous talk of shuttering the government.

In the House, 64 Republicans have signed onto a letter pressing Boehner not to bring any legislation funding ObamaCare to the floor.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), the leader of the Senate effort, predicts the vast majority of the Senate Republican Conference will back his plan, giving him enough votes to sustain a filibuster of a stopgap spending measure.

“This is the last stop before ObamaCare fully kicks in on Jan. 1 of next year for us to refuse to fund it,” Lee said Monday on “Fox and Friends.” 




TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Kentucky; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: abortion; arizona; barrycades; deathpanels; johnboehner; johnmccain; kentucky; mikelee; mitchmcconnell; obamacare; ohio; operationwhipcracker; shutdownlooms; utah; zerocare
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1 posted on 07/23/2013 3:57:50 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Medved is no conservative. And McCain is simply useless.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 4:00:28 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Gutless wonders.


3 posted on 07/23/2013 4:05:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Agree.

Have a Blessed Day.

4 posted on 07/23/2013 4:10:26 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: onyx

“Wonders” wasn’t exactly the adjective that I was thinking of! ;-)


5 posted on 07/23/2013 4:14:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: onyx

Oh and remember from yesterday... these are the paid shills of satan that proclaimed to the world all day yesterday that republican policies CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF DETROIT”! Pathological evil.

LLS


6 posted on 07/23/2013 4:16:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You too.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 4:18:25 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re right.
To He// with all of them.


8 posted on 07/23/2013 4:18:58 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
“McConnell, seeking to become majority leader in 2015, wants to spare his party from getting blamed for a shutdown. But he also has to worry about his 2014 primary race. Matt Bevin, a businessman living in Louisville, is expected to announce his bid this week.”

Hey mitchiepoo... you big-head flaccid arse... your plump and squishy Kraft Marshmallow presence in the Senate is about to come to an end. We no longer want you or need you. You are history... you will be remembered as a leaderless progressive coward. You hide behind progressives like mccain and graham! You use them for your dirty work while you spew lies and propaganda to the base of your party. ALL of the republicans like you are on notice... you are ALL going down. As Levin said, "I don't care if it takes ten years... you people are finished".

9 posted on 07/23/2013 4:23:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: onyx

Amen Sister!


10 posted on 07/23/2013 4:24:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: onyx

A lot more liberals/unions have a dislike of Obamacare...not that they would break ranks when push comes to shove.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 4:25:00 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: onyx

Linguini (spines) in the Pubbie House & Senate...Nothing to see here.


12 posted on 07/23/2013 4:32:32 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: LibLieSlayer

IF Jack Lew raised the debt ceiling already, then...

Should we be concerned about Jack Lew quietly raising debt ceiling $51 billion without a vote?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3045895/posts

Debt Ceiling quietly raised $51 billion with no vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OvqJ7wZBk0


13 posted on 07/23/2013 4:47:44 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: LibLieSlayer

“McConnell, seeking to become majority leader in 2015, wants to spare his party from getting blamed for a shutdown.”

Tremble chin Republicans can always, always, find reasons not to stand and fight.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 5:13:22 AM PDT by odawg
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To: onyx
Proof positive the republicans are worse than the democrats.

The democrats don't pull punches or mince words, they come right out and SAY they want to change America, and alter/make laws "for the people", and a slew of other obvious shit.

The pres--ent continues to mash our faces in feces as he vacates and vacates and vacates ... on our dhimme. ('ja' LIKE that? .. clever, eh?)


I fear bonehead will go the way of zero ... he'll be re-elected.

IF that happens, we can roll the sidewalks up ... it's over.

15 posted on 07/23/2013 5:25:20 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Whenifhow

Incredible.

LLS


16 posted on 07/23/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: odawg

mcconnell has no fight in him... like I said... he is no leader... he is a squish.

LLS


17 posted on 07/23/2013 5:31:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

mcconnell has no fight in him... like I said... he is no leader... he is a squish.


That is why he is minority “leader”. The beltway GOP has no interest in being an engaged opposition party. They just want deals with the devil Dems, a slice of the spending pie, a supply of cute interns, etc.

You can count on one hand the number of solid conservatives in the Senate. Until that changes we will get more “leaders” like mumbles mcconnell and the tan man.


18 posted on 07/23/2013 5:44:20 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: onyx

If Obama can have a unconstitutional line item veto by choosing which part of the laws he can enforce, the Republicans NEED to shut it down.

Stop Obamacare in its tracks
http://www.omaha.com/article/20130721/NEWS08/130729979/1677


19 posted on 07/23/2013 5:48:26 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: onyx
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized his colleagues’ strategy in a Friday interview with conservative talk show host Michael Medved.

Why, of COURSE he did... why would we expect anything else?

20 posted on 07/23/2013 5:54:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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