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McConnell Shoots Down Ted Cruz's Plan To Risk Shutdown Over Obamacare
Talking Points Memo ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT | SAHIL KAPUR

Posted on 09/23/2013 2:54:24 PM PDT by HenryArmitage

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) broke with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday, revealing that he won't filibuster legislation to fund the government in service of conservative goals to defund Obamacare.

The Republican leader's decision is a major blow to the push by Cruz and powerful conservative activist groups, who wanted Republicans to unite and filibuster a continuing resolution until Democrats caved agreed to gut funding for the Affordable Care Act.

"Senator McConnell supports the House Republicans' bill and will not vote to block it, since it defunds Obamacare and funds the government without increasing spending by a penny," McConnell spokesman Don Stewart told TPM in an email Monday. "He will also vote against any amendment that attempts to add Obamacare funding back into the House Republicans' bill." The decision clears a path for Democrats to pass a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. Procedurally, Democrats need 60 votes (they have 54 members) to advance the House-passed continuing resolution. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) can strike the language defunding Obamacare with 51 votes, which frees up McConnell and every other Republican to vote against such an amendment. This way he never has to actually vote to fund Obamacare but doesn't force a shutdown over an unachievable goal.

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; cruz; gop4deathcare; gop4obamacare; gop4romneycare; gopestablishment; gopvsamerica; mcconnell; mcconnellcare; obamacare; primarymcconnell; primarytherinos; rino; romney; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneycare4ever; zerocare
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as expected by most.
1 posted on 09/23/2013 2:54:25 PM PDT by HenryArmitage
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To: HenryArmitage

Get rid of him, Kentucky.


2 posted on 09/23/2013 2:56:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: HenryArmitage
Note to Mitch, If you screw this up you will own Obamacare, and the TEA party will never forget, thanks to the internet


3 posted on 09/23/2013 2:57:39 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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4 posted on 09/23/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: HenryArmitage

Fire Mitch McConnell!


5 posted on 09/23/2013 2:59:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: HenryArmitage

I left the Republican Party today and registered as an Independent. Mitch McConnell has confirmed that my decision was the correct one.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 3:00:15 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: HenryArmitage

The decision clears a path for Democrats to pass a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare.

Thanks, Mitch. We knew you'd somehow clear a path for the Dims.

7 posted on 09/23/2013 3:02:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: HenryArmitage

Cornyn is also pro obamacare:

Cornyn opposes government shutdown over defunding Obamacare

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/cornyn-opposes-government-shutdown-over-defunding-/nZ3zW/


8 posted on 09/23/2013 3:02:11 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: HenryArmitage

Doesn’t matter. The non-conservatives are being smoked out!


9 posted on 09/23/2013 3:07:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: clintonh8r

Just sent McConnell a love letter. Its very obvious which way he would probably vote just looking at a photo of him alone. Definitely a RINO in appearance at least.


10 posted on 09/23/2013 3:08:30 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: HenryArmitage

Primary him out.


11 posted on 09/23/2013 3:09:17 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: HenryArmitage

Ted Cruz is the real GOP leader right now


12 posted on 09/23/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Sure looks that way to me.


13 posted on 09/23/2013 3:11:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ll second that


14 posted on 09/23/2013 3:12:38 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (www.greenhornshooting.com)
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To: HenryArmitage

Calls and emails folks.....


15 posted on 09/23/2013 3:12:53 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: HenryArmitage

Calls and emails folks.....


16 posted on 09/23/2013 3:13:40 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: HenryArmitage

Calls and emails folks.....


17 posted on 09/23/2013 3:13:40 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: HenryArmitage

McConnell and his family and his staff are not under
this SELECTIVE “law”. That is treason.

The GOP — having installed RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE
and begun this — must now take the entire blame.


18 posted on 09/23/2013 3:14:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: HenryArmitage; vette6387; flat; unkus; gonzo; MinuteGal; ConorMacNessa; Nachum; Clintonfatigued; ...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/canary-coal-mine_756591.html

Support for exemptions of DeathCare by DC vermin will cost them in 2014!


19 posted on 09/23/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: clintonh8r

How do we get millions of calls into this gonadless jerk’s office?


20 posted on 09/23/2013 3:15:07 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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