Skip to comments.House GOP Caves, Will Fund ObamaCare
Posted on 07/24/2012 3:21:18 PM PDT by WXRGina
Well, that didnt last long. Barack Obama has been busy shooting his re-election campaign in the foot, and the constitutional contempt of the U.S. Supreme Court has handed Romney the best hope hes ever had at winning in November, and lately Ive been wondering what the bunch of idiots who run the Republican Party these days would do to, as they so often do, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Just yesterday it looked like Republicans in the U.S. House might have the brass to block the unconstitutional ObamaCare monstrosity by defunding itthe only legal tool left to protect the freedom of the American people after being sold out by John Roberts and the Supreme Court last month.
Now, it seems Republicans in the House have misplaced their testicles as well as their spine, and are now stating they will fund this abomination. And if they will fold so easily on something this important, can anything they say about sticking with something or other tough-talk be believed?
From CNS News:
CNSNews.com) When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30when the current funding legislation runs outHouse Speaker John Boehner responded that our goal would be to make sure the government is funded, thus indicating that House Republicans do plan to fund implementation of Obamacare past Sept. 30.
Unless a special provision is put into the bill to fund the government past Sept. 30 that expressly prohibits funding specifically for the Obamacare regulation that requires health-care plans to cover, without cost-sharing, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients, the House Republicans, by funding implementation of Obamacare, will also be funding implementation of that regulation.
If despite having some of the most pathetic excuses for Republicans imaginable on the ballot in 2012 we still manage to hand control of OUR government to Republicans in the executive and legislative branch, we simply must get rid of worthless buffoons like John Boehner in the House leadership. Michele Bachmann would make a great speaker, or perhaps Allen West. But with America teetering on the edge of ruin, if God mercifully gives us a reprieve in November, we must not squander that reprieve on the likes of John Boehner.
What the hell happened to the party of Ronald Reagan, the man who stared down the nuclear-armed Soviet Union and brought it crashing to defeat? What happened to the party of Reagan which managed to turn America around from the Jimmy Carter malaise, even with Democrats in control of congress? What happened to the Republican Party that won control of congress for the first time in 40 years in 1994 and cut the knees from under the welfare state for the first time in decades? When did the Republican Party become such a country club of cheese-eating surrender monkeys? Do we need to send the GOP a huge shipment of those testosterone pills Im always hearing about in commercials? Do Boehner and the boys need a truck-load of Ageless Male? Maybe they need to borrow some stones from Michele Bachmann. What a bunch of pansies!
If this monstrosity is allowed to go into place, it will almost certainty tip America over the edge and on a downward spiral that will be unrecoverable. ObamaCare was designed to destroy the last vestiges of free market health care, and once more people go on the public health care tit, it will be almost politically impossible to ever get them off again. Religious freedom will be trampled along with our most basic right to buy what we want, and not buy what we dont want.
It remains to be seen whether there are enough Americans not yet on the federal tit to elect the candidates most likely move this nation back toward its historic principles, and whether enough Americans can be distracted from the bread and circuses of American Idol, Facebook, Farmville and whatever bilge keeps many Americans anesthetized to the growing loss of their hard-won freedom.
This just makes me sick. It’s like a flippin’ nighmare watching this government and those who are on “our side” behaving like Demonrats!
Republicans in the House can’t change anything until after the election, because the Dems control the Senate. Only IF we flip the Senate will a new Congress be able to kill Obamacare after Jan. 1.
But, when push comes to shove, they are ONE PARTY. The geniuses (or are they disruptors?) on FR who insist that we have have to vote for the Republican regardless of who he is, won't admit that nothing will change as long as we keep politicians from either party in office. The outcome of the current election will have zero impact.
Any real conservative with any guts at all will dump the GOP and work passionately for a real conservative party. Perhaps it can grow out of the Tea Party as long as we keep the GOP politicos out.
It would behoove conservatives to refer to themselves as RINOs, being that, Republicans do not seem concerned with principles that could be deemed conservative.
You’re MUCH too generous to him! Boehner aspires to be scum.
You are correct. There simply isn’t anything one can do as long as Harry Reid is the Senate leader. At this stage, just over 3 months until the election, I don’t feel like giving the Dems any sort of opportunity to change the current momentum for our side. Any threat of government shutdowns or sob stories from targeted groups only hurts us at this stage. We want to fight about the big issues, which are in our favor.
Much of what happens in the lame duck session will be dictated by what happens in November.
The BEST outcome for America is to shut down the Federal Government, and have a do-over to re-establish a REAL Constitutional Repulic......where Term Limits and non-Union Employees are the Rule.
obamacare is the law of the land, folks, and you might as well get used to it. Just think, for the rest of your life you’re going to hear the word “obamacare”. With the republican party in charge you’ll never hear the word “impeach” or “birth certificate” or “dictator” or any other derogative word about the one. So, I guess if you want to stop hearing the word “obamacare” anytime in the future, it’s time to start building a third, and real, conservative party.
Obamacare will be implemented if Obama wins.
The RATS would love to see that. It would be DOA in the Senate, and the Pubs would either have to cave, or see the government shut down a month before the election, for which they would be blamed. Talk about snaching defeat from the jaws of victory!
“Obamacare will be implemented if Obama wins.”
Exactly. The house has voted to defund it numerous times. We need a senate to let it come to a vote and a president that will sign it.
The House can defund it. Spending bills must originate in the House.
Obviously, when they voted to repeal it, that was just a bunch of hot air.
When the time comes to effectively repeal it without the Senate, by defunding it, they’re a bunch of spineless pansies.
So how do spending bills become law?
Spending bills become law by passage through both houses of congress and a signature by the President. But that doesn’t change the fact that, if the house does not originate the bill, there is no bill for the Senate to vote on or for the President to sign.
Of course spending bills must originate in the House.
Are you seriously suggesting that House passage is all that in necessary? They also have to pass the Senate, which is impossible now.
So there’s no reason to waste energy on the impossible, when the possible is directly before us in November.
We have a chance to reverse this thing, but not if we’re distracted by futile arguments.
It ceased being the party of Reagan - if it ever truly was - in 1989, once Bush I took over. Except for the Gingrich-led takeover of Congress, the GOP has mostly been pathetic, like they were before Reagan came along.
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