Skip to comments.Dems move to force Republicans to reopen the government
Posted on 10/04/2013 11:23:59 AM PDT by redreno
House Democratic leaders believe they have hit on a new way to potentially force House Republican leaders into allowing a vote on a clean CR funding the government without any defunding of Obamacare attached.
At last count, as many as two dozen House Republicans appear prepared to vote for a clean CR. With Democrats included, that means a majority of the House of Representatives would vote right now to reopen the government. But the House GOP leadership wont allow such a vote.
Dems have hit on a way to use a discharge petition, which forces a House vote if a majority of Representatives signs it, to try to force the issue. Previously, it was thought this could not work, because a discharge petition takes 30 legislative days to ripen, so if this were tried with the clean CR that passed the Senate, this couldnt bear fruit until some time in November.
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No, too many of the 18 that were supposed to cave have promised Conservative talk show hosts that it was all lies. dims always lie... it is all that they have.
I agree. For the 1st time in a very long time, I am proud of John Boehner for standing strong and toeing the line.
Begin by stripping these turncoats from all their committee positions and tell them to ask the Dems for one.
Thanks..we have to win this...
Any RINO who votes with the RATs has no political career left, IMO.
Never a penny (or a vote) to a LIB, DIM or RINO. Never.
Brendan Buck @Brendan_Buck
Ah, the old discharge petition move. Zero percent of the time it works every time.
Republicans have been quietly revolting and are showing support for a clean CR, including:
Peter T. King of New York,
Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania,
Michael G. Grimm of New York,
Mike Simpson of Idaho,
Devin Nunes of California,
C.W. Bill Young of Florida,
Erik Paulsen of Minnesota,
Frank A. LoBiondo of New Jersey,
Leonard Lance of New Jersey,
Jon Runyan of New Jersey,
Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania,
Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania,
Michael G. Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania,
Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania,
Frank R. Wolf of Virginia,
J. Randy Forbes of Virginia,
Rob Wittman of Virginia and
Scott Rigell of Virginia.
1. The House of Reps has reportedly passed all the budget bills needed to fully fund the entire Leviathan (excepting of course Obammycare)
2. the Obama says he will not negotiate with the Congress
Speaker Boehner should give a one minute speech pointing the above out, recess the House, and let the members go home.
the House has done its job. The rest is now up to the Senate and Obama.
easy solution. (and if the House is not in session, quisling members can’t sell out what the House has already accomplished)
The best thing for these guys is to have it both ways- complain about the shutdown, but not vote against it.
Boehner’s letting them do just that.
They’d lose votes from their gov employee constituents if they vote against a “clean CR” and lose votes from conservatives if they vote for it.
Now the senate is a whole different can of worms because their campaigns are heavily influenced by the national media. That’s where the danger is.
That’s the same bunch from 2 days ago.
Peter King is rapidly becoming the House’s John McCain.
If Boehner did that, wouldn’t Obama just call Congress back into session? That is, assuming the Dems had the votes to succeed with this discharge petition plan.
The Constitution says that both chambers have to agree to an adjournment of more than 3 days. Reid would never consent to a House adjournment over this.
True. Also, the Constitution says that the President may convene one or both Houses of Congress. So, if Boehner adjourned the house to prevent a vote on the bill, Obama would just convene the house so it could vote on the bill.
Well if Bohner has any balls he will immediately ask them all to a meeting and threaten to toss their sorry asses off any committees, then do it.
That’s what he did with the Conservatives a while back.
GOP stand your ground and We the People will stand with you. If you surrender, we will walk all over you.
God save the Republic.......
Gotta give credit to the Dems for using all available rules to their advantage. When conservatives try to take advantage of the rules to advance their agenda, the RINOs tell us it’s “inappropriate” and “disrespectful.”
Yup. That's the best way to stop this thing (though, with some of these squishy RINOs, it may not be enough). I'm skeptical, though - I'm worried that Boehner wants it both ways - he wants a "clean" CR to pass, but wants to establish some credibility with conservatives, so he needs to oppose it. The dims' discharge maneuver gives him a way to do both, which is why I'm a bit pessimistic. I don't know if there are enough RINOs who are willing to sign the petition at this point, but if there are, I doubt Boehner is willing/able to exert enough pressure to stop them.