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Corker: Defunding Obamacare a ‘silly effort’
Washington Post ^ | 7-30-2013

Posted on 07/30/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT by markomalley

Another Republican senator is weighing in against a plan hatched by GOP conservatives to tie a new budget deal to defunding the implementation of Obamacare.

“I think it’s a silly effort,” Bob Corker said on MSNBC. “What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions. We want to take ourselves out of the debate and act like we’re being principled to the American people…”

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Other Republicans have offered similar remarks, with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the Senate’s leading conservatives, saying it was the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; bobcorker; obamacare; zerocare
Time to retire these Dem-lite scumbags
1 posted on 07/30/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

RINOs running for reelection is a silly effort.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 8:58:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Nothing silly about it. Defund it before it bankrupts us! Restore the constitutional limits on government!!


3 posted on 07/30/2013 8:59:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

silly statement from a silly little man.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 9:00:23 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: markomalley
What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions.

Well, that's true, but completely beside the point.

5 posted on 07/30/2013 9:01:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: markomalley

I really, really liked him when he was first elected. Washington has changed him. He might as well be McCain now.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 9:01:55 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: markomalley

what is silly is that republicans in ok and tenn keep sending these big-government leftists back to Congress.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 9:03:12 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Izzy Dunne

What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions
...........................................................

When are you going to start Richard Weed?????

These guys are trying something while you stand there with you fingers up your butt.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 9:04:27 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: markomalley

RIP GOP.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 9:04:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: markomalley
Dumbest? Just because this man can read and likely even Write in CURSIVE is no excuse for his Racist Remark About PrinceObamaCare...Al Sharpton July 30 2013




10 posted on 07/30/2013 9:04:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: markomalley
Why the hell even have a Republican Party?

I mean it, there is no longer a reason for the backstabbing bastards to exist.

11 posted on 07/30/2013 9:04:52 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: dadfly

When did the United States turn into Rome? I watched Gladiator the other night. It’s the same damn thing.

If they are going to give us 50 days of games, make it hockey.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 9:06:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: markomalley

I think the real message here is that the senate will never vote to defund Obamacare. We couldn’t even hold a filibuster against the spending — way too many republicans are not for it.

So the question isn’t “should we defund” (which clearly we should). It is how much political capital to spend on the effort, given that it will fail, and therefore nobody will ever be able to judge the results and realize that we were right about defunding.

So I would not expect the house to stick it’s neck out on the subject. The house would not refuse to fund the government against the wishes of an 80-vote senate bill. Which looks like what they will have.

We never should have talked about “shutting down government”. Every word from republicans should have been “we will pass a bill that funds the government, and keeps everything people need open. We will not vote for money for Obamacare, which is not being implemented as passed to begin with, and which is destroying our health care system.

“We hope that the democrats will not put hard-working government employees out of work, and cut off seniors and those most in need from their government support, simply to throw good money at a bad implementation of a bad bill that even they admit cannot be implemented as written. We pledge not to shut down government — but we cannot force the democrats to vote to keep government open.”

“We call on the democrats to instead join us in repealing the fiasco called “Obamacare”, and to put together a bipartisan solution that actually improves our health care system instead of destroying it. If we can come up with a workable solution to the real issues we will of course fund them — it is time to stop clinging to a hyper-partisan one-party nightmare of a bill that a large majority of the country now realizes was a huge mistake.”


13 posted on 07/30/2013 9:07:41 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: markomalley
The idea that Americas would go along with the Socialist debacle yclept Obamacare.

Obamacare is dumbest idea that has gained a foothold since 2008. The very dumbest idea is Cap n Trade, but fortunately the government is display signs of intelligence by rejecting this obvious scam so far.

14 posted on 07/30/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: cripplecreek
*RINOs running for reelection is a silly effort.*

The Rinos need to have their own third party called “Democrat Party Mark II”

15 posted on 07/30/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: dadfly

Once elected to office in a predominantly Republican district, all they have to do is pretend to be conservative and depend on name recognition and the R by their name on the ballot.

It takes a lot to dislodge them. OK voters finally got rid of Sullivan and now have a great rep. in Bridenstine. Wish other Okies would ditch Cole.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 9:10:20 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: markomalley

Ronald Reagan, “ Defeating the USSR is a silly effort.”

Oh wait....

GOP is dead. Nothing but Democrat-lite, defending their accrued power, never to contemplate giving any of it up.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 9:10:25 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Happily in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Looking more and more like the Hunger Games.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 9:18:03 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: markomalley
The Democrats didn't think defunding Vietnam in violation of our treaty obligations was a silly effort. In fact, they accomplished this:



19 posted on 07/30/2013 9:19:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley

I wish these guys would stop with the realpolitik and just stand on principal, whether it loses them an election or not.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT by turducken
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To: markomalley

So its silly to be principled? Notice he said “act like he’s principled” which must have been what he was doing when he ran for election. These types need replaced. He is not in some blue state. He’s in a red state and its time to take out this kind of trash.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 9:21:33 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: STJPII

“I really, really liked him when he was first elected. Washington has changed him. He might as well be McCain now.”

Eventually they all fall to one or more of the temptations surrounding them. Was it sex, money, or power? Once they take a bite of the fruit, they are owned.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: markomalley

Vote against those Republicans IMO. This should be the reason for the rise of the conservative politicians.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 9:23:09 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: The Cajun

I ain’t no Republican. I’m a conservative.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 9:30:02 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: markomalley

The Republican Party continues to committ suicide...This base person has already left the reservation and I will only vote for Biblical conservative canidates which was what the Republic was founded on.
I no longer hold my nose an vote for a RINO
The Lesser of evils is still evil and I want no part in it...by the time the illegals get voting we will only have one party rule its only a matter of time till the nation lookss like downtown Detroit
Freegards
LEX


25 posted on 07/30/2013 9:53:33 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: A CA Guy

The tough part is that most of the people running against the establishment turn into the worst of the establishment hacks once they’ve fooled us all. Does anyone remember how Lindsey Graham was the darling of the right? Hell, Marco Rubio ran specifically on promising exactly the opposite of everything he did once he came to office.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: markomalley

There are two issues in front of them right now, and if they fail then there is no purpose to a GOP.

Immigration and Obamacare.

Fail here and the party implodes. And it won’t matter because the republic implodes too.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT by marron
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To: markomalley

coburn is not only a traitor to all citizens, he’s a traitor to all doctors as well, being one himself.


28 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: markomalley
"“What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions."

Hey, Dorker ... defunding DeathCare IS how we deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions.

29 posted on 07/30/2013 10:16:49 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: markomalley
we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions.

My God, what a stunning example of prevarication!

Let the perfect be the enemy of the good says Corker. We have not dealt with "real deficit reduction" in decades and there is absolutely no chance that we will now." Real deficit reduction "is within reach by defunding Obamacare which presumes to control one out of every seven dollars which changes hands in the American economy.

The the idea that we cannot do anything about Obamacare because we cannot fix everything is the refuge of a scoundrel who knows that he can retreat into the thickets of a meaningless budget battle and avoid responsibility as he has done, no doubt, throughout his entire tenure in the Senate.

It is not just a question of money when one speaks of Obamacare, it is a question of retaining vital personal autonomy, autonomy over our very bodies.

Sen. Corker, it is called freedom.


30 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:33 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: markomalley
we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions.

My God, what a stunning example of prevarication!

Let the perfect be the enemy of the good says Corker. We have not dealt with "real deficit reduction" in decades and there is absolutely no chance that we will now." Real deficit reduction "is within reach by defunding Obamacare which presumes to control one out of every seven dollars which changes hands in the American economy.

The the idea that we cannot do anything about Obamacare because we cannot fix everything is the refuge of a scoundrel who knows that he can retreat into the thickets of a meaningless budget battle and avoid responsibility as he has done, no doubt, throughout his entire tenure in the Senate.

It is not just a question of money when one speaks of Obamacare, it is a question of retaining vital personal autonomy, autonomy over our very bodies.

Sen. Corker, it is called freedom.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: markomalley

People in TN probably still think Howard Baker was a conservative if they could remember him.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Mitt and the grand poo-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: marron
There are two issues in front of them right now, and if they fail then there is no purpose to a GOP. Immigration and Obamacare. Fail here and the party implodes. And it won’t matter because the republic implodes too.

Strong concurring bump, and postmark as fundamental ground truth.

You've been paying attention. People will start calling you names like they do me -- like, "bitter old man". I got that one the other day. Someone called me that who heard me say something about Obarko and Slick's penchant for working for foreign intel agencies and governments.

33 posted on 07/31/2013 10:42:35 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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