Skip to comments.Rep King: House Won't Defund Obamacare Because Leaders ĎAfraid' GOP Will be Blamed for Shutdown
Posted on 11/22/2011 5:09:20 AM PST by EternalVigilance
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says that Congress is not going to cut off funding for Obamacare or Planned Parenthood because House Republican leadership is afraid of the threat of a showdown with Senate Democrats and the president theyre afraid that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown.
King said the House GOP leadership, if asked, would say that they did pass a repeal of Obamacare and would blame the Senate, which didnt take up the measure.
But King also said House Republicans didnt use the leverage that we should have used.
We didnt bring up the maximum leverage because the decision was made by leadership to avoid the prospect of a showdown with the president or Harry Reid that could result in a potential shutdown of government, King told CNSNews.com in an interview.
And that rationale and it wasnt my rationale is what brings us to this point -- that were still funding Obamacare to the tune of $23.6 billion dollars in the first two years, were trying to find $1.2 trillion in cuts, theres $1.379 trillion in cuts that are there automatically if we just cut off the existing programs within Obamacare and resolve the problem with the Super-committee, he said.
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It was never going to be repealed with a 'rat senate and a 'rat president.
OK... so what exactly is the difference between THIS Congress and the one that preceded it?
Just once... can they NOT do the right thing?... To hell with the whole lot of them.
Political Language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind
This will not sit well.
Good. It’s way past time for conservatives to quit following false flags.
I remember it well.
ABC News started their nightly broadcast with a typical middle class family going to a National Park somewhere and being turned away because of the shutdown. They then interviewed the family who talked about how terrible it was for them to travel hundreds, thousands of miles only to have their dreams dashed and no glimsp of Old Faithful, the Giant Sequioas, or whatever they came for. The education of their children was sacrificed on the Republicans demand the rich people pay no taxes!
Then park rangers where interviewed who lost their jobs due to Newt and his evil Republicans and how awful it all was, some where even told they might be let go!!!! Who would now restrain Yogi from stealing Pic-A-nic baskets??? The horror! Why are Newt, Bob Dole and the Republicans so evil!!???
The other news casts went down the same way. It was like they were sharing their stories!
I hope everyone here understands they will do this all over again in a heartbeat. They YEARN to do so. They’re plotting right now. Hell, they’ve already released the meme for the Supercommittee failure. Same stories will now make the rounds.
WE have to have a better team (not likely) or a better way to counter the propaganda.
I don’t see this happening, unless we go after the REAL culprits here. Hint: Not the democrats or the Republicans but....
The Mainstream, driveby, state-run, Journ-O-lists.
“So let me see, rather than doing the right thing, they put their career jobs ahead of their sworn duty”
And you can count on them to keep doing it. Finally almost mercifully our entire financial system will collapse and then maybe we can salvage something from the ashes.
This is why it's so hard to keep a republic, I suppose. At least Mussolini made the trains run on time. ;-)
Who elects the political leadership? In order to solve a problem, the root must be reasoned with.
In other words, you’d cut every program except the ones that provide benefits to you, is that about right??
As far as the GOP leadership, it's too late for them. I don't see any way they can redeem themselves. They fear the Rat leadership more than they fear their constituents. They need to be broomed.
Afraid the skeletons in their closet will be exposed.
This is why we must support Romney. We need his Churchillian Courage.\s
I will vote for Bachmann. "Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others." Winston Churchill..
It’s time to take the first logical step; DEMAND BOEHNER STEP DOWN! This worthless crying incompetent has led the GOP House down this feckless road of compromise. Don’t forget, Boehner gave Obama another $2 Trillion in petty cash for nothing in return. We are funding Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, RIGHT NOW! Why aren’t Rush and the other conservative talking heads, calling for Boehner’s head to roll?
Worthless, gutless cowards.
No, not at all. I got no problem with your choices. The point I was trying to make is that it’s easy to say I’d cut but difficult to say we’ll cut... that’s all. Sorry, didn’t mean to be mysterious.
(2) Cutting them all will postpone the Social Security/Medicare day of reckoning by a few years at best. What then??
(3) No one was "promised" an "annuity". Unless you believe Democrats, that is.
Something tells me Paul would have lots of military cuts too. After all, you don’t need to prime the muskets until they come over the wall.
Something to ponder... imagine you got your way and there were massive cuts. Unemployment would go through the roof as all these unemployed gov workers hit the street. The economy would sink, sink, sink until it reorganized and improved. But I don’t think the economy would be given enough time to heal on its own. Instead, we’d see another massive shift as the Democrats would be blaming the crappy economy on us “cutters” and they’d be right back in office “helping people” back into their government jobs. The American public isn’t going to suddenly get smarter and endure the pain. They are going to be pissed and vote for the next pretty face who is passing out candy. Cutting has to be gradual or it will be self-defeating.
SHUT IT DOWN, AND LETS SEE IF ANYONE NOTICES~!
(my old tagline)
Courage is not just one of the virtues, it is the form of all the virtues at the testing point.
Stupid Party = Cowardly Party
Might as well have an all-Democrat Congress for what good the vile eunuchs do.
And they all went all along with faggots in the military as well.
If the Republicans are merely the servile assistants of the Dems, what are our options?
We need new House leadership.
I hope we add another 60 seats next November, or at least enough to create a stronger bloc of bold Republicans.
Start from scratch.
The problem is they aren’t doing any cutting at all. None. Any so-called cuts aren’t really cuts. Or if they are, it’s infinitesimal and useless.
If they don’t start cutting, then eveyrthing will collapse sooner or later, and sooner is looking more likely than later. And then it will be much, much worse than any controlled cuts, no matter how so-called “draconian”.
I hear you and feel your pain. The problem is I just don't think people believe it. Maybe a little collapsing would be good for all of us... except it would just be blamed on the GOP and used as another "crisis" to spend more money and reduce more freedom.
It starts at the top, and for me I always thought Boehner was full of it. I remember his acting job on the Sunday that the Democrats the House forced Obamacare down our throats. Bart Stupak and his anonymous dozen had surrendered that day and pretended that Obama’s executive order to keep tax payer funded abortions from occurring.
Boehner stood on the House floor and it sure looked like he a.) pretended to be mad or b.) was ineffective. Boehner is a clown, but I guess he has a lot of clout all centered on $$$$. Take away his $$$$$ power, and the guy would be laying in a gutter somewhere crying. Remeber his chummy golf game with Obama?
SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE: BOEHNER IS THE FACE OF THE GOP IN THE HOUSE (from the most rock-ribbed conservative to the biggest RINO) CALL ON BOEHNER TO STEP DOWN AND THE CURE WILL BEGIN.
And the dems and MSM know this....it's the default operating mode of the GOP....that's why they want Romney.
backbone stiffness rating ....Mittens 1, Newt's 4, Perry's 6, Cain 7, Bachmann 10. 10 = Reagan and Palin. are the gold standard.
Yeah, it was so bad in 1996 that the voters punished the GOP by putting in two more Senators and kicking out a grand total of two House Reps from 1994. /
I mean when are the GOP(Gutless Old Pussies)head honchos going to realize it doesn’t pay to be nice to the Dems.
These idiots had better get a grip on reality - when America falls, THEY are actually going to be the reason, not Obama!!!
I don’t expect a “little” collapse.
All civilizations go through all the stages. IMHO we’re witnessing the decay of this one. The only question is how fast will it occur. And the difference with this one compared to the rest of history is that everything is globally screwed, and there is very little basic human decency or morality anywhere. Very little is produced for local needs in the industrialized “western” nations, and vast numbers depend entirely on government.
It will be very, very ugly and many people will be sorry they weren’t prepared for it.
It’s too bad the Repubs are spineless creeps.
Kill all the old people that will shut them up.
That is one reason I am not surprised that she is not doing better.
The RINO establishment marginalized her exactly for that reason.
Remember how GW promised to build the fence, then after the election he had Kay defund it? It served the purpose, the GW worshippers here believed every word of it.
Only Levin, and he nailed him good last Friday.
I decided I’m going to vote for Bachmann. That’s it.
Well it doesn't do you any good, them on the other hand, different story.
It's creepy, and a whole lot of these career bozos need to go home and retire, counting their pieces of silver for the rest of their days.
I remember when Michele Bachmann threw her hat in the ring asking to be considered for the role of House Majority Leader. I don't know if she could have made a difference, but I absolutely believe she would have fought with all her heart to do the right thing for the American people.
I think most in the GOP could do a better job as Speaker than Boehner. Also, Cantor and McCarthy should be designated as gophers in 2013; they were weak from the get go as well. Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy have upset the usual malcontents of the loony left as well as the conservative voters. What kind of voters are left who are supporters of these failed politicians?