Skip to comments.Corker: Defunding Obamacare a ‘silly effort’
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 its a silly effort, Bob Corker said on MSNBC. What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we dont 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 were being principled to the American people
Other Republicans have offered similar remarks, with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the Senates leading conservatives, saying it was the dumbest idea he had ever heard.
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RINOs running for reelection is a silly effort.
Nothing silly about it. Defund it before it bankrupts us! Restore the constitutional limits on government!!
silly statement from a silly little man.
Well, that's true, but completely beside the point.
I really, really liked him when he was first elected. Washington has changed him. He might as well be McCain now.
what is silly is that republicans in ok and tenn keep sending these big-government leftists back to Congress.
What people are really saying who are behind that effort is we dont 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.
I mean it, there is no longer a reason for the backstabbing bastards to exist.
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.
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.”
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.
The Rinos need to have their own third party called “Democrat Party Mark II”
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.
Ronald Reagan, “ Defeating the USSR is a silly effort.”
GOP is dead. Nothing but Democrat-lite, defending their accrued power, never to contemplate giving any of it up.
Looking more and more like the Hunger Games.
I wish these guys would stop with the realpolitik and just stand on principal, whether it loses them an election or not.