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Defund Or Be Challenged
Red State ^ | 7/25/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 07/25/2013 4:19:17 AM PDT by IbJensen

Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. In the meantime, Obamacare is costing jobs in Ohio and elsewhere. The restaurant industry is reducing hours of employees and cutting full time workers.

Why would Republicans keep funding a law that hurts so many people and is so unpopular? Why would they do that?

Republicans in Congress have a choice this fall with the latest continuing resolution. They can choose to not include funding for the implementation of Obamacare. Negotiate everything, but make that their line in the sand. If the Democrats choose to shut down the government over an unpopular law that hurts people, it is their choice. Republicans should not fund Obamacare.

Any Republican who chooses to fund Obamacare should be primaried. The advertisements write themselves. Republicans, by voting to fund Obamacare, are putting people out of work, driving up healthcare costs, and hurting families. Republicans are not listening to voters who hate the law if they fund Obamacare.

Right now in the Senate there are fifteen Republicans who have signed a letter saying they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. They would rather the Democrats shut down the government than destroy lives by funding this legislation. Call these Senators today and tell them thank you and tell them to hold strong.

Marco Rubio Florida (202) 224-3041

James Risch Idaho (202) 224-2752

Mark Kirk Illinois (202) 224-2854

Chuck Grassley Iowa (202) 224-3744

Rand Paul Kentucky (202) 224-4343

David Vitter Louisiana 202) 224-4623

Roger Wicker Mississippi (202) 224-6253

Deb Fischer Nebraska (202) 224-6551

Jeff Chisea New Jersey 202) 224-3224

James Inhofe Oklahoma (202) 224-4721

John Thune South Dakota (202) 224-2321

John Cornyn Texas (202) 224-2934

Ted Cruz Texas (202) 224-5922

Mike Lee Utah (202) 224-5444

Mike Enzi Wyoming (202) 224-3424

If your own Republican in the Senate is not on this list call him and ask him to sign Senator Mike Lee’s letter and pledge to refuse funding of Obamacare in the continuing resolution.

Why would the GOP vote to fund something that harms so many?

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; republicrats; stupidrepublicans; thirdparty
Obama threatens to veto any bill that does not fund Obamacare. The House should promise to veto any bill that DOES fund Obamacare. Obama is not apologetic when he threatens a veto. The House should not apologize, either. Why apologize for avoiding all the chaos Erick describes above? Obama's veto can be overridden. The House's veto is absolute. They need to be clear about it starting TODAY, and never vary from the message. This should not be difficult -- provided there is any spine in Congress.

There comes a time heroics does not do it anymore. This could be another Custer's Last Stand Charge by the 15 who end up getting their butts kicked. They need to do more than sign some letter we have not seen. Unite with a press conference, speak up for a replace Obamacare plan to lower costs and save jobs based on free market solutions. Shine the light. Show us this Lee letter is no stunt but is a serious effort for the economy.

1 posted on 07/25/2013 4:19:17 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

We should really push this. Burn the phone lines.

2 posted on 07/25/2013 4:24:18 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: IbJensen

The author apparently still thinks the Republicans constitute a distinct political party whereas the Republican Party was years ago acquired by and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary or the Democrat Party.

3 posted on 07/25/2013 4:38:38 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE
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To: arthurus

I contacted Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and asked him why his name was not on the list of those who would vote to de-fund “odumbocare”. Now I await the outcome or Sen. Johnsons response.

4 posted on 07/25/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: IbJensen
Why would Republicans vote to fund a law that is so unpopular?

It is not about health care it is about hiring more bureaucrats to watch the providers provide the health care.

Can you say TSA, DHS, EPA, OSHA, BATF n E and ths list gets longer and longer.......

Of course these people, the lucky few get paid to essentially do nothing productive.

It is what government should be.

5 posted on 07/25/2013 5:04:08 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Progov

Did the same with my Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, and no response. I believe the reason is that his nose is permanently affixed to John Boehner’s butt on all issues, and he fears John Boehner more than he fears his constituents.

6 posted on 07/25/2013 5:06:00 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: IbJensen
The problem is that the only member of the New Hampshire congressional delegation that isn't RAT is Kelly Ayotte and she belongs to the McCain/Graham RINO Commando.

I have no more faith in her and realize now that my emails to her have zero impact.

New Hampshire has no Republican, let alone Conservative representation in Washington DC.

7 posted on 07/25/2013 5:09:02 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Viennacon

Does no good to burn up the phone lines; they don’t listen. Writing doesn’t help either; the elite know better than us God and gun clingers.

We need to take a page out of the Left’s playbook. When there is something they don’t like, they make it personal. They have no problem staking out the politician’s house, publishing photos and harassing them. THAT gets their attention.

And for the NSA trolls, FU.

8 posted on 07/25/2013 5:22:21 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Viennacon

I think people are calling, because I just tried to call one of my senators, who is on the list, and had to leave a message. I need to call the other one and ask him what his problem is. My daughter and I worked on his campaign, and now he is flaky on some issues.

Never put your confidence in politicians. (I know, that’s a Duh!)

9 posted on 07/25/2013 8:52:17 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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