Skip to comments.GOP centrists won't force 'clean' CR vote
Posted on 10/07/2013 1:37:12 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.............. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said a clean continuing resolution doesnt have the votes to pass the House. President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday challenged Boehner to prove it by scheduling a vote.
The Hill on Monday contacted the more than two dozen House Republicans who publicly favor, or who have said they would consider voting for, a clean bill. Not one said they would join forces with the Democrats. The Hill worked off a whip list that The Washington Post has compiled.
Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Lou Barletta (Pa.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Devin Nunes (Calif.), Mike Simpson (Idaho), Rob Wittman (Va.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Peter King (N.Y.) and Tim Griffin (Ark.) clearly stated they would not sign the petition.
In an email, Griffin said, Instead of negotiating in good faith, House Democrats are playing political games with a discharge petition. They are following the playbook of President Obama and Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid, who wanted a government shutdown for political purposes.
Simpson spokeswoman Nikki Watts said, The answer is 'absolutely not.'
Barletta spokesman Tim Murtaugh said, The congressman would not support a discharge petition. Its parliamentary gamesmanship which stands no chance of succeeding............
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Saving their energy to get amnesty passed?
Stand tall folks!
Excellent news refutes what has been a Dem talking point for the last three days. Back to work, Zero.
I do not understand this sudden show of steely Republican spines?
They’re gonna sell us out at some point. They always do. Lucy never lets Charlie Brown kick the football, after all.
I really think GOP should use ‘Majority Rules’ argument here. The House has been passing bills with 240, 250+ votes to fund individual departments - why should they send a bill with only 218 votes?
Or they'll pull a Tony Romo in the final minutes.
MUST READ: DEBT CEILING A DEMOCRAT RUSE
The debt ceiling propaganda is a radical ruse by obozo and his minions to try to force the Pubbies into a cave in on obozocare and push America that much further into the Marxist hellhole obozo promised his ignorant supporters in 2008!
Raising the debt ceiling WITHOUT reigning in SPENDING and telling those non-essential bureaucrats to get REAL jobs (if they can find them) is a recipe for the further destruction of what remains of America.
If he takes us into default, it will be because HE made the decision to do so.
FACT: We are nowhere near that even with a complete budget stall. The US takes in nearly $250 BILLION in tax revenues each month. This is more than 10 times what is needed to service the interest on the debt ($220BILLION/year).
What this shutdown does, however, is force Obama into a position where he would have to prioritize the spending for what is left. It would NOT be the total chaos being pushed by the Dems and their lapdog media.
If you want your country back, ignore these phony scare tactics.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW. Dont bother with the obozombies. They wouldnt recognize a fact if it bit them on the ass.
Maybe they FINALLY realized the DEPTHof the discontent and anger towards them over past behavior.
All but Barletta...who led the fight in Hazelton PA to rid the place of illegals. The Rove/Soros wing of the GOP does not like Barletta
It is not a CLEAN CR. Words matter! It is a polluted Obama-care CR. Clean would be without all the socialist impurities. What Reid and BO want is a defiled CR!
Of course govt does have a few OTHER expenses each month, like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Defense, yadda yadda,which when added up total FAR MORE than we take in....
The longer this goes on, the more the Dems are going to get tagged with the whole shutdown mess.
Keep strong—don’t give in, don’t yield.
And when you talk to lobs, ask them why the President is so invested in harming Americans, for a lousy healthcare bill that only Dems voted for, and which is already tanking the economy?
Now that ObamaCare is starting to get people's attention hit them with the costs of amnestying 30 million more deadbeats to be paid for. ObamaCare might be the club with which to kill the snake of amnesty.
Well, I’m pleased!
I think they realize that our Constitutional system and even the existence of the lower chamber is in the balance now.
There have been many parsings of Obama’s threat to invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling by himself. What the 14th Amendment refers to, among other things, is a crisis that permits the removal of “disloyal” legislators. His attempt to establish the Tea Party (which doesn’t even exist as an entity!) as terrorists, anarchists, etc. and apply this to all Congressmen who oppose him is obviously part of this.
We’re at a very dangerous moment in our history, and I hope the GOPers realize that they’re standing in the breach right now.
Calls and emails folks...its working.
I wouldn't be surprised if amnesty is the quid pro quo for the RINO resolve on Obamacare.
Amnesty will need to be fought on the same basis that Obamacare is being fought: one day at a time. It must begin with personal acts of courage, as Cruz demonstrated with Obamacare. Whatever behind the scenes deal Boehner is making on amnesty must be obliterated by true leadership. Boehner must once again be forced to say to his left wing "I have no choice".
“I do not understand this sudden show of steely Republican spines?”
I suspect it’s the 14th Amendment thing. They don’t want to become completely irrelevant.
A “Clean” bill? Jeez no propaganda there. An accurate description would be that the Reps refuse to pass the usual pork laden POS for democrats to continue buying votes unless Deathcare is delayed for a year.
Having to get elected every two years has its advantages.
This is yet another dem mistake (they've made quite a few when challenged). They made the mistake of speaking prematurely for potential allies, thus forcing them to swear allegience to "their team".
Ted Cruz was real smart to get out front of the disatisfaction. The RINOs would've sat back and looked complicit if they'd waited for it to fail.
I just wish some Republican would find a better mouthpiece in order to pin this on the RATs. Aside from FR, Drudge, etc, who is hearing or reading about the atrocious abusive practices federal workers are using to inflict as much pain as possible out of this?
I did check ABC News, and one headline reads “Obama Resists Talks With Boehner Under the Threat of Default” which wasn’t at least as biased as I’d expected. The content is still 90% BS and the quotes from Obama are all lies, as usual.
But I’m sure most low-information types are blaming Republicans for everything as usual, and there’s no one with a voice to tell them otherwise.
The GOP finally realizes what’s at stake.
“Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said a clean continuing resolution doesnt have the votes to pass the House.”
More importantly, there is NO REASON to pass a “clean” CR (crappy description). The simple fact is that the House has ALREADY PASSED a CR, constitutionally founded, and sent it to the Senate. The chief dirtbag in the Senate, Harry “the Feckless” Reid, has refused to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Career politicians that are concerned about being on the unemployment line.
It’s NOT clean. It’s larded with pork. To Bammy it should be haram.
So the WaPo, the newspaper of the Democratic Party, is working to help Obama out of this mess. They're breaking and we need to take the opportunity to pivot.
Obama has turned the negotiating over to Reid. It's a loser and Obama's backed himself into a corner.
Obama's a faker's faker. He's a mere shadow of an empty suit. A schoolyard bully who runs at the first sign of manhood.
We’re not going to defund Obamacare. We’ve already had the vote to just postpone it a year. We’ve negotiated and, luckily, Obamacare is as bad as we said it was. This is a total Democratic rout. They’re losing and badly.
The reason Obama is pulling all these stunts is utter desperation. Think about it. What would you have done?
I’d have made a very public statement prior to shut down saying, “We’re not going to let the government shut down. I, as President of the United States, am asking all federal workers to stay at their desks, doing the work the American people want done. I will personally and officially guarantee that you will be paid. These games must stop.”
But, The One didn’t do that, because he can’t.
“Clean” as in “blank check”?
When is a TURD clean? The Pubs need to start mocking the ‘Rats.
Someone on another thread nailed it. The term should be a “BLANK CHECK” bill. That’s all that will satisfy Harry & Barry.
I doubt the gop really realizes what is at stake. But maybe they’re beginning to get that prickly tingle at the back of their necks.
Let’s not forget 445 million NPR received just recently....of course they state it was from a budget allocated two years ago for 2013.....
The way this should be working to get Bronco and the Reidocrats motivated is to cut a little more every time the House sends a modified measure back to the Senate. Start with , oh, say: CR minus Obamacare minus EPA 10%. Next time send that back minus another 10% from anything in Nevada. And so forth. The Boners not only must hold the line on spending but MUST learn how to play hardball. The House does indeed hold the piggy bank plug and has got to turn this financial Titanic around.
They passed how many “clean” resolutions so far? Not one of those resolutions for parks or vets or children said anything about Obamacare.
Great post, Dick. I posted it to three conservative Facebook groups I belong to.
Doubtful. They have known full well how we feel in the past and could not possibly have cared less.
The GOP-e look on us with more disdain than they look on the Dem representatives and senators.
Having to get elected every two years has its advantages
They’ve had to get elected every two years in the past and have not shown this level of spine. I don’t buy that as the explanation.
-——I do not understand this sudden show of steely Republican spines?-——
It seems pretty clear the spines were always there. The recent reports to the contrary were lies.
But the 14th Amendment has been in play for a long time. Obama’s threatened its use before. They didn’t show this level of spine back then.
Something is up.