Skip to comments.Romney warns threat to shut down government not ‘effective’
Posted on 09/28/2013 2:43:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Mitt Romney on Friday said the Republican threat to shut down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare isnt an effective strategy.
"We're more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the ... anti-Obamacare objective, Romney said in an interview with CNNs Jake Tapper. I don't think that will be as effective.
"I think there's a better way of getting rid of ObamaCare my own view and that is, one, delaying it by at least a year, Romney said. That was Senator (Joe) Manchin's idea, the Democrats' idea........
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Who is listening to Romney?
Perhaps those moderate elected officials who now anticipate any campaign contributions from the base are gone.
Effective as what? Your last election strategy?
Romney warns threat to shut down government not effective
Neither was his presidential campaign.
> “I think there’s a better way of getting rid of ObamaCare — my own view — and that is, one, delaying it by at least a year, Romney said.
Boehner: No Funding Bill Without 1-Year Obamacare Delay
NewsMax | 26 Sep 13 | AP
Posted on Thu Sep 26 15:45:56 2013 by xzins
Poll to Freep: Would you support defunding Obamacare if it led to a government shutdown?
".....The conversations indicate that Cruz is seeking to wield influence not only in the Senate but in the House, where the leadership can afford only 16 defections if it wants to pass legislation without relying on Democrats.
A Boehner spokesman declined to comment."
Yes Mitt....let’s just do what the GOPe appeasers want. Let’s delay it a year. Delay having the full impact of the costs associated with it that will hit Americans personally - in their pocket book....
Let’s just delay it another year and give 12 months to Obama so he can lie some more, bluff some more, and not have to show his cards. Let’s just call the whole damned thing off and give it a time-out....that right Mitt?
Let’s give the GOPe some more time to appease the Democrats and more time to lie to their constituents back home about how “we’re really gonna take the fight to them this time.”
Let’s just give these appeasing dinosaur GOP Congressmen and Senators another year added to their Congressional Pensions...maybe they can hit that point where they just say eff it, I’m gonna retire like Saxby Chambliss.
The truth is Mitt, that when you fight, it is knock-down drag-out, not words, not ‘tactics’, not lies. You obviously aren’t up to the task, nor are the majority of our side in either house. You can all go to h3ll, you lying sacks of coward duck squeeze.
It’s the Democrats, not the Republicans who used the threat of a government shutdown. I listened very carefully to the “debate” Friday and this was the universal Democrat message: “If you defy us, the government will be shut down and we will do everything we can to blame you.”
And was the threat effective? You bet. Weak-kneed Republicans went soft faster than graham crackers in warm milk.
make ALL Fed employees join Obamacare,
Well, since Reid is saying nothing short of just adopting the Senate CR version with full Obamacare funding will prevent a shutdown, Romney’s idea is a non-starter. Boehner is backed into a corner. Either he capitulates and destroys himself and the GOP or he actually stands his ground and starts messaging that Reid and Obama are causing the shutdown. The GOP is terrible at getting their message out. The media is screaming that the GOP will be responsible for the shutdown even though the ultimatums are coming from the Rats. Boehner needs to be in front of the cameras several times, every day, not one fifty word statement with a quick handoff to Cantor.
..first of all, "shutting down the government" was never an GOP option....they said they would fund everything else except Dungocare....it will be Dungo's call. (surprised "The Hill" goes along with the RAT ploy)
If anyone thinks otherwise, name any political loser over the past hundred years who was successful.
You are spot on! Amazing insight into why Romney lost the election and what the Republicans need to do to win this one. We need the backbone to stand up to the lie of Obamacare and the lies of the Communist DemonRATs (I call them DemonRATs because I believe they are the Devil’s Servant). Appeasement is never the way when it is an ethical matter. It is matter of right vs wrong.
The president used his weekly address to the American people to demand that Congress meet its two responsibilities: pass a budget on time and pay our bills on time. Despite Republican attempts to defund his signature healthcare reform law, the president promised that the next phase of the law will kick in on October 1 no matter what.
I will work with anyone who wants to have a serious conversation about our economic future, Obama said. But I will not negotiate over Congress responsibility to pay the bills it has already racked up. I dont know how to be more clear about this: no one gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States of America just to extract ideological concessions..................
the house controls the purse strings.
it’s their only power on the other branches
to say they will never follow through is to neuter them
Shut up and go away Mitt.
You had your chance.
And Barry talks of “bi-partisan”. How is I will not negotiate, non-partisan, Barry?
He ran to lose... I still wonder WHY???
Let Ted Cruz and others restore our Republic. Hope he and others form a new political party or join one that already exists: It's called the Constitutional Party.
For you even to say that the Republicans are shutting down the Fedgov shows what a RINO you are for not even fighting against the rhetoric. Just cave as all you RINO's do and don't even bother to explain to the LIV what is in store for them. You RINOs disgust me. I despise you as much as I despise the Democrat socialists.
Myth Romney? Yeah, like I’m gonna be swayed by anything out of his pie hole... Libtard.
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