Skip to comments.The Path to Victory
Posted on 09/23/2013 5:41:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Just a few weeks ago the Washington establishment said the Republican-led House of Representatives could never pass a funding bill that would keep the government open while defunding Obamacare. They were wrong.
All across the country Americans spoke up, asking Congress to stop this terrible law. Over 1.5 million signed the dontfundit.com petition, and thousands more sign every day. Tens of thousands of calls poured into the offices of senators and congressmen. They changed the dynamic.
As a result, on Friday, House Republicans passed a bill that fully funds government without funding Obamacare, even picking up a couple of Democrat votes.
Now, its the Senates turn.
If Senate Republicans stay strong and hold true to their previous commitments to defund Obamacare, we will force Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a choice: keep the government open, or shut it down in the name of funding a glitch-riddled health care takeover that is killing jobs, wages, and health care benefits all across the nation.
The next step is critical. Senate Republicans should demand a 60-vote threshold for any effort that would add Obamacare funding back into the House bill. This is the battle line: Senate Republicans must stop Reid from rejecting the House bill and adding Obamacare funding with merely 51 votes.
The House bill must be protected.
If implemented, Obamacare will change our entire health care system, impacting the lives of every single American. Securing 60 votes is not too much to ask. Our nation is bitterly divided because there is far too little consensus on major political matters. We need more unity to help heal our country. Sixty votes would help move toward that.
The Democrats may have jammed Obamacare through Congress on a strict, bare-knuckled party-line vote, but it shouldnt be funded that way.
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Thanks for this thoughtful thread.
“What we have here is failure to communicate.” as the Warden in the Movie “Cool Hand Luke” so wisely said.
The failed logic of the old-style GOP, otherwise called the GOP Establishment, can be summed up by the words of former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett:
[they] “- - - live in a World of their own experience, and it is very hard to reason with them.”
Educator Bill spoke the above quote and was, of course, talking about HIS favorite enemy THE TEA PARTY.
If the shoe fits, Bill - - - if the shoe fits.
Texas! PING list.
The “path to victory” is secession. The inconvenience of that reality doesn’t change the facts at hand.
Thanks for the ping!
Just Called Cornyn’s Office to give him hell and to tell him I will work tirelessly to defeat him in his re-election bid if he doesn’t support Ted Cruz. Called Ted’s office to let him know of my support.
The old Republican Party Mantra: Always surrender before you fight for the Republic.
The New Republican Party Mantra: BRING IT !
Will Cornyn make the leap to the New Republican Party by opposing Obamacare?
BTW, please post Cornyn’s phone # and email addy on this thread.
Thanks for the ping
Four faxes this morning. Two to the Cornyman and two to Tim Scott. I believe both can be made to get off the fence on this easily.
No to Cloture
Great post and enthusiastic thread! Thank you for the ping. Keep ‘em coming.
God bless you. God bless Ted Cruz.