This was not a wise move to begin with.
There was no way Obama was going to let his crown jewel be defunded, and no way to put leverage on him.
Another Surrender Monkey heard from.
The plan was never to get the Senate or the Zero to go along with this.
The plan was ALWAYS to DEFUND Obamacare, which it is the duty and responsibility of the House, constitutionally, to do.
Senator Cruz's plan was to send multiple CRs to the Senate, each funding single functions of the Government to the exclusion of Obamacre; by doing this, the Democrats and Zero own the problem of the Government Shutdown and the political pressure is on them to compromise.
The only other option is to sit in the corner wimpering about "How elections have consequences" and pretend they can do nothing about it which is a complete lie.
The house has the power of the purse, they can either do what they were elected to do, represent the people who sent them there and look-out for their best interests, or they can look after their own self-interests and their campaign cash.
The choice is real simple.
posted on 10/10/2013 9:47:42 AM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
Excellent post. Thank you.
posted on 10/10/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT
by Jane Long
(While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
Exactly. The house of representatives consist of the citizen’s personal representative. Senators and the President really don’t reflect the will of the people, due to the nature of their elections. The theme that the “Republicans” lost is false. It’s at best debatable, in the sense that a majority of people chose, as their personal representative in DC, a representative running against ObamaCare. This is the correct move, on every level.
As you point out, it is the Representatives’ job to control the purse-strings, and it is their job to represent the people. The “surrender monkeys” are wrong at every level — strategically, politically, ethically, and constitutionally.
Now is the time to make what may be a last stand. The Democrats recognize the stakes involved, and are willing to pursue a scorched earth policy to get it. At stake is the country — either the one that has been the shining city on the hill for over 200 years, or the fundamentally transformed one envisioned by a very malevolent left.
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