No longer the case as Bammy continues as a Dicktater.
The Pubbies will cry, “but we don’t have the votes!”.
The d’s don’t control the House, which is essential to all that happens.
You don’t see them saying they don’t have the votes.
Why is not Boehner doing a Reid saying, “anything that funds obamacare is DOA?”
Because they don’t have the guts. They are not unified.
This is of course what Cruz is saying, rightly.
And NOT Ted Cruz. They are all on record as saying he has no control Hell take the win, though, if he gets it, if he doesn’t, people will turn to him when their monthly bill increases by $600 or so, and no one buys anything but groceries
You must ask yourself; “Who benefits from Obamacare?” And another which is being ignored is why “If you oppose Obamacare you are Racist.”
Quod erat demonstrandum
Ummm....I’m pretty sure the Democrats get to vote on it too.
I could be wrong....
This looks like a “people are overawed by evil” problem to me.
Sometimes it takes a school of hard knocks to get through people’s heads that yes, when you stick with God, you get hurled into some nasty battles but you also win.
And sometimes dire necessity is the only thing that will get people to try that approach. To put it in a more purely spiritual plane... the fear of hell can’t get anybody to heaven, but it can get them to the point where they endeavor to make amends with heaven (at which point they find it surprisingly easy... the cross already did the tough stuff).
Anyhow, Obama “care” is the political hell that God has set up here to inspire people to look for heaven again. IMHO.
The government’s to blame. The Republicans are to blame. For everything since FDR. Yup.
Who pays their salaries? Who keeps sending them money to stuff their own pockets, and to give away to cronies and moochers?
Would that Congressional leaders were willing to have that attitude and sell it to the American people. Go Cruz. Go Lee. Go Good Guy Party!
“So the question is this: Why would House Republicans abandon their current principled position and go ahead and fund Obamacare?
In general terms, this answer is also simple: They will only do it if they believe that for enacting legislation to fund Obamacare they will get something they value even more in return.”
The answer is money, power, sex, or media attention. These are the things used in DC to control our elected representatives. Money works for most. The cost of running a campaign is so high it all but the wealthiest representatives of the people must sell out to the special interests who provide the big campaign money. Others fall to the opportunity to engage in sex with the beautiful men and women who hang around the powerful and then are subject to blackmail. Others, are addicted to power and must do the bidding of the power structure to acquire and retain power. Finally, there are the egomaniacs like McCain and Graham who love to be on television. To be a regular on the weekly talk show circuit they must toe the line of the media bosses who choose the featured guests on the shows.
Essentially they will abandon principle to take care of their interests.
If the republicans refuse to fund Obamacare, Justice Roberts will just declare their actions unconrtitutional anyway.
Anything that has a negative effect on King Obama’s self esteem is not allowed in the United States Of Obama.
What is worth keeping 0bamacare alive? To the House Republicans, it is the fear that they will be blamed for a government shutdown. It is the fear that they will lose their precious seats in Congress.
In other words, they, as does EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF CONGRESS, love their jobs more than they love their country. Not one of them will do the right thing if they believe it will cost them their seat in Congress.
Done deal. Period. End of statement.
If Mitch votes for Cloture, HE OWNS IT!
"There is strength in my legs a little longer." - Ted Cruz, a man among men.
"I want to cut and run" - Mitch "Pussy" McConnell
This article is going to my Rep immediately. He claims to be for defunding 0bombacare. Now his feet are going to the fire.
Keepers of the flame:
Sorry, but Obamacare is self-appropriating, i.e. the appropriations are in the original bill, precisely to avoid the current political situation where republicans control one or two of the House, Senate or Prez. All three must agree to stop the existing self-appropriations.
ah, the simple, unadorned truth. it’s a blessing to here it now and then. they could have stopped it any time after 2010 had they wanted to.
If Boehner was being the least bit honest, that assessment would be correct. But they're being offered something, and we don't know what it is. If we knew, we would not approve.
SCOTUS didn’t follow the Constitution McCain. So the Repubs should vote this thing down!