The Republican battle plan for defunding Obamacare while keeping the government operating.


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The Republican battle plan for defunding Obamacare while keeping the government operating.

What makes me skeptical is their fear of having the government shut down, a fear that somehow does not worry the Democrats. While Obama and the Democrats are quite willing to shut everything down to save Obamacare, the Republicans don’t seem to have the same courage. Under these circumstances, they will likely lose the battle.

And why is it that everyone assumes the Republicans will be blamed for the shutdown when they seem to be the ones most interested in avoiding it?

Update: The House has now voted to defund Obamacare but fund the goverment.

Note that the Democrats in the House have once again voted in support of Obamacare, a law that is very clearly destroying the health insurance business.

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2 comments

  • R. Cotour

    The president will have the option of choosing to shut it down. There comes a time when you will not go any further, this is that time. I believe that the president and the dems, no matter how indignant they seem, will have to concede based on all of the exemptions they have granted. That’s where the logic lies.

    (and who has allowed them to grant these exemptions, where does that power to manipulate a set the law come from?)

    Let the government be shut down if that’s what it takes, Obamacare is a violation of the Constitution and is the entre to its functional destruction. This is something that must be eliminated from the lives of the American people. Enough is enough.

  • mpthompson

    I hate to say this, but I believe the Republicans will fold like a house of cards. When have they ever demonstrated the intestinal fortitude to risk their political futures to support their ideals. The Dems seem to realize they are in it for the long haul and are willing to sacrifice each other along the way on their glorious march to a Utopian future. The Republicans on the other hand take a symbolic vote here and there, but then quickly put their tail between their legs and scurry off to the corner sucking their thumbs and hoping the press doesn’t call them mean names.

    As Yoda says, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

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