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  • Obamacare’s rising costs out of reach for many

    01/29/2016 7:21:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | JAN. 28, 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    President Obama says that most Americans can find a health insurance option for $75 or less per month. Independent analyses for 2016 are painting a much more difficult picture for the average consumer. The average “Silver” plan premium (that most people have) costs about $300 a month. That’s not the biggest problem, according to analysts. For many, their health insurance has dramatically changed under Obamacare. Deductibles and out of pocket expenses are higher, so many of their medical expenses are no longer covered. Some consumers who say they had good, affordable plans prior to the Affordable Care Act say they...
  • Boehner: I Was Pushedinto this Fight to Defund Obamacare; It Wasnt My Idea

    12/13/2013 9:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2013 - 11:32 AM | Craig Bannister
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he was pushedinto this fight to defund Obamacare and that those who pushed him never really thought it would work. In his weekly press conference yesterday, Rep. Boehner said defunding Obamacare wasnt his idea, but that of conservative groupsand he doesnt care what they do next.
  • GOP Surrenders on Budget Deal (Funds ObamaCare for 2 years; McConnell silent...)

    12/11/2013 1:20:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 11/11/13 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    The budget agreement announced yesterday increases spending, raises taxes, and funds Obamacare for two years. It has the support of President Obama, Harry Reid, and countless Democrats in Washington. What is Mitch McConnell doing to stop it? Nothing. In fact, McConnell was completely silent on the deal yesterday. Mitch McConnell may vote against the deal so he can pretend to be a conservative, but don't be fooled. He wants the deal to pass. He made it clear that he won't fight the Democrats on spending and he forced his party to surrender. It's so disappointing because now is the perfect...
  • The Cure for Obamacare: The Widely Accepted Alternative and a New Idea to Go with It

    11/18/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | November18,2013 | Clark S. Judge
    At a luncheon in Washington last week, I stumbled across something new in the Obamacare debate. Most of the attendees were reporters. The inevitable question came up: If not Obamacare, what? And when a Republican ran through an answer (equalizing tax treatment of insurance bought through employers and individually; allowing insurance policies approved in one state to be sold in all; HSAs and high deductible plans; medical liability reform), the reception was attentive, not dismissive. In other words, Washington is starting to take seriously the prospect of repeal and replace. An effective reform package will have more items in it...
  • http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/ is now at 2.1 million!

    11/03/2013 7:56:38 PM PST · by gasport · 3 replies
    http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/ is now at 2.1 million!
  • Internal Cruz memo argues defund Obamacare effort produced tangible results

    10/22/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/22/13 | Alex Pappas
    Ted Cruzs office has written a memo that takes aim at the establishment politicians and members of the pundit class that continue to second-guess efforts to defund Obamacare and blame the Texas senator for the government shutdown. The defund plan produced tangible results that create both immediate and long-term benefits for the country and the conservative cause, the memo, which has been circulated in political circles and obtained by The Daily Caller, argues. Here is the Cruz argument about why the defunding Obamacare effort was worth it: First, it intensified the nations focus on Obamacare. Second, it energized Americans by...
  • Save the Knives for ObamaCare: Four Ways to Actually Defund the ACA

    10/20/2013 11:18:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2013 | Michael F. Cannon
    So, a band of tea-party Republicans led by Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Mike Lee (UT) and backed by groups like FreedomWorks, Heritage Action, and Club for Growth pushed a risky strategy to defund ObamaCare that led to a partial government shutdown. As a logical matter, President Obama and Senate Democrats were equally culpable for the shutdown; they could have avoided it by approving one of the House-passed bills that funded the government while amending the presidents health care law. But that was unlikely. The media and public saw the GOP as more culpable, and the GOP...
  • Update: "The Vets Have Control of the Memorial"

    10/01/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 254 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 10/1/13 | Ace
    At the WWII Memorial on the National Mall: No sign of folks leaving. The vets have control of the memorial. #shutdown pic.twitter.com/eGj4kmFEiP Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 So, the WWII memorial is open today... Park police letting everyone by right now. #shutdown Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 No attempt to stop any WWII visitors right now. Maybe after the congressmen leave ... #shutdown pic.twitter.com/SZmxBfh2cr Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 As noted in the last post, Congressman Steve King "distracted" the Capitol Park Police while the veterans, per their training, rushed over...

    09/28/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 368 replies
    Drudge Report.com ^ | 9-28-2013 | Drudge Report
  • New House GOP bill delays health law by 1 year

    09/28/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 98 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2013 1:44 PM EDT | Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor
    House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obamas health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White House and the Democratic-controlled Senate. They rejected a Senate bill passed Friday that would keep the government operating another 45 days and make no changes to the health law. Instead, House Republicans prepared to pass their own version Saturday and throw the issue back to the Senate, which is not scheduled to return until Monday afternoon, 10 hours before the shutdown deadline. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...
  • How to Constitutionally Fund the Government: Its the Houses prerogative to supply funds, or not...

    09/28/2013 1:37:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 28, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Its the Houses prerogative to supply funds, or not, for Obamacare.Republican leaders are right: There was a flaw in Ted Cruzs plan to defund Obamacare: He took Republican leaders seriously. Senator Cruz, along with Senator Mike Lee and House conservatives, devised a strategy to forestall the unpopular socialized-medicine scheme that Democrats unilaterally rammed through Congress in 2010. They would starve it of funds, not unlike the way Democrats and Republicans have slashed funds for fence construction along the Mexican border, even though the fence has been the law of the land for seven years. The Obamacare defunding strategy, though, depended...
  • Shut. It. Down.

    09/28/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The Houses funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December. Additionally, Republicans will adopt a conscience clause that delays until 2015 an Obamacare requirement that employers cover birth control as part of...
  • It Doesn't Matter If the Obamacare Defunding Gambit Fails

    09/27/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    The current campaign to deprive President Obama's health care leviathan of the life-sustaining tax dollars it needs for full bureaucratic metastasis is what left-wingers call a consciousness-raising exercise. It matters next to nothing if current Republican efforts succeed in immediately defunding Obamacare. That's because this is just the opening round of what promises to be a protracted struggle to restore sanity to the American health care system. A temporary defeat at one juncture on the road to repeal isn't really a defeat at all, provided that it serves a larger purpose. Obamacare, after all, wasn't enacted in a day and...
  • Sen. Charles Grassley supports Cruz plan to defund Obamacare, opposes cloture vote

    09/27/2013 7:14:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/27/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday that he supports Sen. Ted Cruzs strategy for defunding Obamacare. Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, said via Twitter that he will vote against a parliamentary procedure, known as cloture, that would bring an end to the debate over a House bill that would keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year and withhold funding for Obamacare.
  • GOPers Clash On Senate Floor Over Government Shutdown (Corker to vote with Reid on cloture)

    09/27/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/13 | Arlette Saenz Jeff Zeleny
    -snip- Cruz turned the tables on Corker, saying the Tennessee senators vote on cloture on Friday will align with Democrats. Cloture is the procedure to bring a debate to a close, allowing a vote to take place. Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way youre proposing to vote? Why is every Democrat in this chamber going to vote the way youre proposing to vote? Cruz asked.
  • Sen. Tim Scott: Why I'm saying 'no' to cloture (Video)

    09/27/2013 5:31:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/26/13 | Fox News
    South Carolina senator explains his planned vote on GOP-backed resolution that looks to defund ObamaCare, fund the government
  • Ted Cruz On Conference Call: Fellow Republicans Must Vote No On Friday Cloture Vote

    09/27/2013 4:49:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/26/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    -snip- Any Senator who votes yes (on Fridays cloture vote) is voting to give Harry Reid the power to fund Obamacare. That vote is the fight. Vote no on cloture. The Senator repeatedly called tomorrows cloture vote which would make it possible to pass funding for Obamacare Harry Reids cloture vote. Cruz was not shy in saying that all 46 Republicans were not on board and that there were some, although he named no names or numbers, who were considering voting with Reid. This is the vote that counts, he said. The cloture on the bill vote no,...
  • Sen. Toomey Issues Statement On Obamacare & CR (Vote No to Reid, McConnell, Cornyn on cloture)

    09/27/2013 4:38:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Bradford Today ^ | 9/27/13 | Bradford Today
    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has released the following statement on Obamacare and the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) currently under consideration in the Senate: -snip- If Majority Leader Reid insists on granting himself the power to gut the House-passed bill with 51 votes, while preventing me and other Senators from even offering amendments with broad bipartisan support, I will vote against cloture on the bill.
  • Tea party blasts John Cornyn for failing to back Ted Cruz (Cornyn to vote with Reid on cloture)

    09/27/2013 4:22:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/27/13 | Todd J. Gillman
    Few senators in either party have the stomach to risk a government shutdown over demands to defund Obamacare. When the showdown heads to a vote Friday, the tally will be lopsided a sharp repudiation of Sen. Ted Cruz and the tactics he advocated during his 21-hour talkathon. For Texas senior senator, John Cornyn, refusing to join Cruzs crusade has invited the wrath of tea partiers. I assure you that I try to make the decisions I make based on the merits and not based on political risk, Cornyn said Thursday, shrugging off the potential backlash. So far, Cornyn ...

    09/26/2013 9:06:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 9-26-2013 | Mike Flynn
    September 26, 2013 CRUZADE: DEFUNDING EFFORT NEARING 30 VOTES IN SENATE Mike Flynn According to sources on the Hill, there is growing support among Senate Republicans to support Sens. Cruz and Lee's efforts to scuttle Sen. Harry Reid's attempt to reinstate ObamaCare funding in the House Continuing Resolution... According to Hill sources, over 20 GOP Senators are set to buck Leadership on Friday and reject this procedural game, by voting against cloture. By some accounts, up to 30 Senators could vote against GOP Leadership, which would represent an existential crisis within the caucus. McConnell and Cornyn have publicly put their...
  • GOP anger at Ted Cruz hits Senate floor

    09/26/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/26/13 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    The GOPs anger at Sen. Ted Cruz expressed mostly in private meetings this week burst onto the usually collegial Senate floor on Thursday, with Sen. Bob Corker excoriating his Texas Republican colleague for blocking a quick vote to avert a government shutdown next week. In a highly unusual Republican v. Republican exchange, Corker accused Cruz of delaying a Thursday vote simply to create a show to cater to his conservative activist supporters at the expense of making good policy. -snip- Cruz shot back. Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way youre proposing to...
  • Republican brawl: (RINO) Corker takes on Cruz and Lee [VIDEO]

    09/26/2013 3:04:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    WASHINGTON Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker called out fellow Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah Thursday, accusing them of delaying a vote on the bill to fund the government and prevent a government shutdown to suit their own desires for publicity. Cruz, earlier this week, held the floor for over 21 hours, speaking in defense of defunding Obamacare with that government funding bill. He asked other Republican senators to join him in voting against moving forward on a bill passed by the House, which would fund the government while defunding Obamacare
  • Cruz: If House GOP Stands Its Ground, Reid Cannot Fund Obamacare

    09/26/2013 11:31:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 26, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Audio at link. (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) said today on a conference call the even if the Senate passes a continuing resolution that permits funding of Obamacare the fight to defund it is not over--because Obamacare cannot be funded unless the Republican-controlled House of Representatives agrees to do it. House Republicans can, and I believe should, continue to stand their ground, said Cruz. And, so, if the House holds firm, Harry Reid has no ability to muscle the House of Representativesif they stand their ground. Cruz said that the cloture vote the Senate will hold Friday on the...
  • Senate Republican Whip List (for Cloture vote on Defunding ObamaCare)

    09/26/2013 9:45:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Don't Fund Obamacare ^ | 9/26/13 | Don't Fund Obamacare
    Harry Reid plans to use a procedural trick to fund Obamacare with only 50 votes, but first he needs 6 Republican votes on "cloture" to approve the process. Tell the Republicans to OPPOSE cloture to stop Harry Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. Tell them a vote for cloture is a vote to fund Obamacare. NOTE: Some Republicans may say a vote for cloture is a vote against Obamacare. It is not. If cloture were truly a vote against Obamacare, the Democrats wouldn't be supporting it. Cloture will allow the Democrats to fund Obamacare.
  • Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare (Cloture vote Tonight or Friday!)

    09/26/2013 9:29:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    KCSG ^ | 9/26/13 | KCSG
    Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) explained that Senate Republicans have the votes to prevent Sen. Harry Reid from reinstating funding for Obamacare in the House continuing resolution if they will stay unified. Republicans only need 41 votes to block Reid from using procedural tricks to put Obamacare funding back in the bill. House Republicans showed tremendous courage and unity in voting to fund government, avoid a shut down, and protect the American people from the harmful effects of Obamacare, said Sen. Lee. Senate Republicans have the ability to show that same courage by staying unified and together opposing cloture on...
  • Coburn: Defunding Obamacare strategy 'not intellectually honest'

    09/26/2013 7:02:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Thursday the expectation Republicans in Congress have raised about defunding Obamacare is not intellectually honest. -snip- Coburn actualy gave Obama credit for reducing some government waste. Ive got to give the president credit. His budget this year at least addressed a few of those issues that [the Governmental Accountability Office] has raised. Congress hasnt addressed any of them, he said.
  • Rep. Peter King: Sen. Ted Cruz tapped into dark strain in the American political psyche

    09/26/2013 6:42:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/26/13 | By Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Peter T. King said Thursday that Sen. Ted Cruz is a false leader who is peddling a false bill of goods in the debate over defunding Obamacare and said Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, has tapped into a dark strain in the American political psyche. -snip- I dont think it is possible to heal tensions with Ted Cruz, Mr. King said on MSNBCs Morning Joe.
  • Tom Coburn to MSNBC: Im No Longer a Conservative According to Ted Cruz

    09/26/2013 6:25:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/26/13 | Evan McMurry
    On Morning Joe Thursday morning, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) tepidly praised Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his symbolic filibuster, before severely criticizing his intellectually dishonest tactics to defund ObamaCare that Coburn said were misleading Republican voters. Im finishing up nine years in the Senate, Coburn said. Nobody has a higher conservative rating than I do. Im now no longer a conservative according to the standards that have been set by the expectation of this process. Im getting all sorts of e-mails from people that supported me, because they have been misled about whats possible. Coburn said. Do people not think...
  • Sen. Coburn: Cruzs ploy was dishonest (RINO CDS continues)

    09/26/2013 6:10:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 9/26/13 | Jane C. Timm
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn criticized Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for misleading the American people over Obamacare. To create the impression that we can actually defund Obamacare, when the only thing we control, and barely, is the House of Representatives, is not intellectually honest, Coburn said on Thursdays Morning Joe.
  • Cornyn Praises Cruz, but Disagrees on Obamacare Tactics (Cornyn will vote for cloture)

    09/25/2013 9:23:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/25/13 | Niels Lesniewski
    As Ted Cruz continued to hold the Senate floor, his senior GOP colleague from Texas was calling in to local radio stations expressing general support for the effort while noting a significant tactical disagreement. Teds been a great addition to the United States Senate, Sen. John Cornyn said on KTSA. He and I were dove hunting in Hondo this weekend together and we both agree that we need to defund and delay and defeat Obamacare to protect the American people. But Cornyn, the Republican whip, is in the camp along with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that plans to support...
  • Cruz: A Vote For Cloture Is A Vote For Obamacare

    09/25/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    RCP ^ | 9/23/13 | Ian Schwartz
    -snip- And so, if Harry Reid says, you know what, I'm going to run the Republicans over. I'm going to ignore the bill passed by the House of Representatives, I'm going to ignore the will of the people and I'm going to do this on a 51-vote threshold -- then, from my mind, it should be easy decision for Senate Republicans to stand united and to support House Republicans. And I'll tell you, any vote for cloture, any vote to allow Harry Reid to add funding for ObamaCare with just a 51-vote threshold, a vote for cloture is a vote...
  • Club for Growth sticks by Ted Cruz on Obamacare, will score cloture vote

    09/25/2013 5:39:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/24/13 | Sean Sullivan
    The Club For Growth stood with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) Tuesday, calling for senators to vote against cloture on a stopgap spending bill that passed the House last week. The conservative, anti-tax group said it would it include the vote on its 2013 scorecard. "To keep the House defund language secure, and to continue using the leverage of the continuing resolution, opponents of ObamaCare should vote "NO" on the cloture vote to end debate," wrote the group's vice president of government affairs Andy Roth in a note to congressional offices.
  • Within Senate GOP, frustration with Cruz

    09/25/2013 4:13:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/13 | Erik Wasson and Peter Schroeder
    A number of Sen. Ted Cruz's colleagues on Tuesday expressed frustration at the Texas Republican's tactics in the fight over ObamaCare and government funding. As Cruz prepared to speak for hours on the Senate floor to try to delay work on the government-funding measure, many fellow GOP senators exited a conference meeting said they thought his strategy would backfire on their party. -snip- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.) Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
  • The Ultimate Betrayal

    09/24/2013 6:20:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 9/24/13 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    This is an urgent update on the fight to stop funding Obamacare. Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) the top two Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate announced yesterday that they will support "cloture" on the government funding bill, giving Harry Reid and the Democrats a procedural green light to fund Obamacare with only 50 votes. Mitch McConnell and John CornynBreitbart News is reporting that McConnell and Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in their effort to defund Obamacare. According to a...
  • Rand Paul backs Ted Cruz on Obamacare

    09/24/2013 5:04:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/13 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Rand Paul is standing with Ted Cruz. The Kentucky GOP senator will oppose a vote to end debate later this week on a House-passed spending bill, which includes a provision defunding Obamacare, a spokeswoman said. Cruz (R-Texas) is urging Republican senators to halt the bill procedurally later this week to prevent Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from removing the Obamacare provision and pushing a clean spending bill back to the House this weekend. Paul also joined Cruz on the Senate floor Tuesday as Cruz mounted an hours-long speech in opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Cruz: I Will Speak About Defunding Obamacare Until I Am Unable To Stand

    09/24/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    CBS ^ | September 24, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) Sen. Ted Cruz began a filibuster Tuesday with the intent of defunding the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare. The Texas Republican noted while on the Senate floor, I intend to speak about defunding ObamaCare until I am unable to stand. Cruz additionally asserted that Democrats are not listening to their constituents in regards to the health care law, which is set to take effect Oct. 1. I rise today in opposition to ObamaCare in an effort to speak for 26 million Texans and 300 million Americans, Cruz asserted. It is time quite frankly to make...
  • Senate GOP may speed up CR to give Boehner, House more time

    09/24/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans want to speed up the debate over the stopgap spending measure in order to give Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) enough time to make a counteroffer to Senate Democrats...... [SNIP] At a special meeting held in the Strom Thurmond Room, GOP senators discussed speeding up the debate in the upper chamber this week. There were a lot of us that thought giving the House some time to send back another policy, said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). There was a lot of discussion about giving back time on the motion to proceed so that possibly the House wouldnt be jammed...
  • The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare

    09/24/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 23, 2013 | WSJ Editors (closeted Democrats)
    So House Republicans have passed and sent to the Senate a budget that includes no funding for the Affordable Care Act, setting up a political showdown that could result in a government shutdown. We wish the GOP luck, since we support the policy if not the strategy. [Snip] That starts with Senators Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Texas), who joined with a handful of conservative groups to force Speaker John Boehner's hand. In July they had vowed to mobilize a grass-roots "army" to support ObamaCare repeal. The legions never arrived, but the activists still insisted that any continuing resolution...
  • The Palin Tell (She admits the ObamaCare defunding effort is futile)

    09/23/2013 5:14:16 PM PDT · by PAR · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/23/13 | James Taranto
    There is a problem, and it has 100 members, two from each state.
  • Sowell: High Risk, Low Yield

    09/23/2013 11:05:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies has been falling, amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. There have even been rumblings against Barack Obama in the Congressional Black Caucus and among labor unions that were a major factor in helping him get elected and re-elected. Two of President Obama's own former Secretaries of Defense have publicly criticized his gross mishandling of the Syria crisis, which...
  • Cornyn - Will Not Fund Obamacare Will Vote To Support House Bill

    09/23/2013 10:07:26 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 79 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/23/2013
    John Cornyn about an hour ago I intend to support the House bill that defunds Obamacare and will vote against a bill that funds it.
  • Rand Paul: GOP probably cant defeat Obamacare [Reid, McCain concur. Wrong! Read on]

    09/22/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | By Adam Sneed
    Sen. Rand Paul conceded Saturday that congressional Republicans have little chance of stopping Obamacare. We probably cant defeat or get rid of Obamacare, the Kentucky senator told reporters at a gathering of Michigan Republicans, according to the Associated Press. Paul acknowledged that time is running out for Congress to pass a government funding bill, however he said House Republicans efforts to defund Obamacare in its government funding bill could lead to a compromise. ~~snip~~ Reid has said any bill defunding Obamacare would be dead on arrival, and Sen. John McCain said Thursday that it was not rational to think the...
  • Sarah Palin takes shot at Chris Wallace over anonymous Ted Cruz attacks

    09/22/2013 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    <p>Wallaces remark caught the attention of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, another Fox News contributor, who called on Wallace to reveal the anonymous Republicans names.</p>
  • Sarah Palin to Chris Wallace: Expose which GOPers are trying to trash Sen Cruz

    09/22/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 156 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/22/2013
    @FoxNewsSunday Keep it TRULY fair & balanced. Release the GOP names encouraging you to trash @SenTedCruz. No more anonymous sources. Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 22, 2013 As Twitchy reported, Fox News Chris Wallace revealed that he was sent unsolicited oppo research on Sen. Ted Cruz. By top Republicans.Sarah Palin, who recently told GOP senators to woman up and stand firm on Obamacare, continues to have Sen. Cruzs back.At least someone has a spine. Fight like a girl? You betcha.Will Chris Wallace reveal the names? Stay tuned.Related:See your filthy paw prints, Rove Who sent oppo research on Ted Cruz to...
  • 'Top' DC Republicans Sent Oppo Research to 'Hammer' Cruz

    09/22/2013 9:31:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/22/13 | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, said that Republicans in Washington were savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) behind Cruz's back before Cruz's appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare. In an appearance on Washington D.C.'s Fox 5 to preview his Sunday show, Wallace said, "I will tell you I have never in my time in Washington seen a party so upset with one of its own members." He said he had been flooded with opposition research on Cruz--from Republicans. Later on Fox News Sunday, Wallace said these "top Republicans" gave him "unsolicited research and questions"...
  • Pelosi Defends Obamacare: A Liberation [this is life, healthy life, liberty, the freedom to...]

    09/22/2013 7:22:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    September 22, 2013 9:24 AM Pelosi Defends Obamacare: 'A Liberation' By Eliana Johnson Nancy Pelosi launched a full-throated defense of Obamacare on Sunday in the face of criticism from some of the presidents most loyal allies including union leaders concerned it will undermine the 40-hour work week. Overwhelmingly for the American people, this is a liberation, this is life, healthy life, liberty, the freedom to pursue your happiness, Pelosi told CNNs Candy Crowley. Its about wellness, its about prevention, its about a healthier America. She said that Congress is working to address the concerns raised by unions and charities, among...
  • Facing Primary, Lindsey Graham Now Supports Defunding ObamaCare

    09/21/2013 11:23:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9/21/13 | Mike Flynn
    On Friday, the House voted for a resolution to keep government open but also defund ObamaCare. Within minutes, Nancy Mace, who is opposing Sen. Lindsey Graham in the GOP primary, issue a press release attacking Graham for his past criticism of the defunding strategy. In just two hours, Graham tweeted that he supported the House's efforts to defund the unpopular health care law. Such is the power of primaries. As recently as July, Graham said that defunding ObamaCare was "a bridge too far for him." Primary opponents do tend to focus a politician's mind. Graham faces at least three opponents...
  • The Morning Plum: Panic sets in among GOP elites

    09/21/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/19/13 | Greg Sargent
    Karl Rove is always worth reading for a glimpse of how GOP elites are thinking, and his latest Op ed suggest real panic setting in over the chaos and division spreading among Congressional Republicans over how to handle this falls fiscal fights. Rove confirms an argument that will be familiar to readers of this blog: Public disapproval of Obamacare does not translate into public support for GOP efforts to sabotage the law. -snip- The poll is obviously one commissioned to advance an argument against defunding, but the very fact that Crossroads GPS whose mission is to win elections ...
  • Baucus,Reid Warn Of Disaster To 50 Million Seniors,Six Million Children...

    09/20/2013 2:15:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont
    Baucus, Reid Warn Of Disaster To 50 Million Seniors, Six Million Children From House Continuing Resolution PlanWashington, DC Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today released a letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius detailing the disastrous effects the House of Representatives current Continuing Resolution plan, H.J. Res. 59, would have on millions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and the more than six million children who rely on the Childrens Health Insurance Plan.The House of Representatives current plan would have severe, far-reaching, painful costs to Americas seniors, children and our...
  • Next step: Defund Obamacare by preventing a vote on defunding Obamacare

    09/20/2013 12:35:12 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 14 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 9/20/13 | David Freddoso
    So, the House has voted for a government spending bill that defunds Obamacare. Next step: Get it through the Senate, right? Wrong. In fact, if you vote to bring this House-passed defund bill to the Senate floor, youre actually helping to fund Obamacare, according to the most vocal proponents of the defund strategy. No, Im not making this up. Thats the actual plan.