Cizilla quotes some consultant that says the problem with Cruz’ strategy is that it has zero chance of success.
And to support this supposition, republican politicians from Coburn to P. King are out there screaming that we can’t win because the GOP doesn’t have it in them to stick together long enough to score. “They’ll roll like pancakes.”
What they don’t understand is that THIS is why we despise them so. We can’t win because we can’t do what’ll it’ll take to win. So, vote for us, so that we can be in a position not to win next time, too!
There is a 100% chance that the Cruz strategy will win, IF they stick together.
Vote out all the small CRs that the GOP believes it needs to fund what truly needs to be funded, vote out a debt limit with a defund of Obamacare attached, and put the House in recess.
Tell Reid and Obama that we’ll call the House back in session after they pass the bills to fund government, but, with government closed, they see no need to hold their representatives hostage in Washington.
“While we wait on Reid and President Obama to act to end the shutdown, we believe the best use of our time in the House is to connect back home with our constituients.”
And then leave.
The House controls the purse and that means that the House controls the discussion. This idea that there’s a zero percent chance that we can win on this issue summarizes EVERYTHING that is wrong with the GOPe.
NOW the GOP is fearful that victory would lead to Ted Cruz becoming de facto leader of the entire party. And on this rare occasion, the GOP-e is correct. Bob
Unfortunately, that's correct. It's a no-win situation.
I watch Boehner and it reminds me of a few things...in The Godfather, Michael tells Tom he'll be sitting this battle out..."I need a wartime Consigliere."(sp)
This is war, and Boehner is no wartime Consigliere.
Then I'm reminded of a dancing bear...they say you shouldn't be critical of the way the bear dances, you should be amazed he can dance at all.
Boehner is not suited for the task. Going to war with this general is suicide. I'm sure he's a nice man, but he's totally unsuited for the task at hand.