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McConnell declines to weigh in on ObamaCare shutdown threat (Shocker /s)
The Hill ^ | 07/30/13 04:05 PM ET | By Alexander Bolton

Posted on 07/30/2013 4:18:58 PM PDT by onyx

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said Tuesday he has yet to decide whether to support a proposal to block government funding if it includes money for ObamaCare.

Tea Party Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have ratcheted up the pressure on McConnell to threaten a government shutdown if Democrats refuse to relent on the healthcare overhaul.

McConnell told reporters he’s in the midst of discussions about government funding, which will expire at the end of September, and the national debt limit, projected to run out at year’s end.

“We’ve had a lot of internal discussions about the way forward this fall in both the continuing resolution and, ultimately, the debt ceiling, and those discussions continue,” McConnell said. “There’s no particular announcement at this point.”

Cruz has gone on a public relations blitz in recent weeks to build support for blocking funds for the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

The Texas senator accused his fellow Republicans in Congress of having a “defeatist” mentality about stopping the law’s implementation before the open enrollment period for government-subsidized insurance plans begins in the fall.

On Tuesday, Cruz downplayed the political consequences of threatening a government shutdown. He disputed the conventional wisdom in Washington that the 1995 federal government shutdown was a catastrophe for Republicans.

“The world didn’t end,” Cruz told bloggers at an event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.

“Planes didn’t fall out of the sky. Social Security checks didn’t stop. Military paychecks didn’t stop. We didn’t default on our national debt,” he said.

Lee and Rubio were also scheduled to speak in favor of linking ObamaCare to the stopgap spending measure that will be necessary to keep government operating beyond the end of September.



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1 posted on 07/30/2013 4:18:58 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Evidently “R” stands for commie-enabler. Obamacare will be a hydrogen bomb on the economy, and amnesty would be like releasing germs on the survivors.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 4:25:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: onyx

That’s OK Mitch. Just because 80% of the American people want dumbocare gone shouldn’t bother you.
Just keep sucking up to the folks trying to destroy our country.
You and mcLame should just get it over with and become dims.
PLEASE DEAR GOD-SAVE OUR COUNTRY.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 4:25:51 PM PDT by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: onyx

Obama’s bitch toy is trying to wiggle out of this one.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: onyx

5 posted on 07/30/2013 4:27:26 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: onyx

The turtle is too busy trashing Bevin as “Not a Conservative” and trashing his family and his family’s business at EVERY commercial break locally, to comment on the “silly” idea of an ObamaCare shutdown.

Turtle doesn’t want to run the risk of Kentuckians pointing out McConnell is simply in the Senate to run interference for Obama.

So like always, Mitch Turtle will be silent and simply act against Conservatives and sabotage Conservatives at every opportunity while pretending to be a Conservative for the primary election in Kentucky.

There is a reason I call the GOP leadership, the Political Judenrats for the MarxoFascists.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: onyx
Because it isn't working ...
7 posted on 07/30/2013 4:28:54 PM PDT by x
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To: jimbo123
PREFECT ! ©

8 posted on 07/30/2013 4:31:20 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

The man behind the curtain never weighs in.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 4:32:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: onyx

How this putrid excuse for a man can look himself in the mirror is beyond me.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 4:34:11 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Viennacon

Seems Reagan wrote in his presidential diary that there were (at that time) a group of weak knee republicans that played along to get along. He addressed the entire republican boday and told them to give the ball to him and the rest is history.

Where they hell is a Reagan when you need one?


11 posted on 07/30/2013 4:37:17 PM PDT by Progov
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To: onyx

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell go back to your cage and shut up. Nothing will stop the rape on Americans.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 4:47:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: jimbo123

No one can see something that doesn’t exist.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 4:51:48 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: onyx
McConnell declines to weigh in on ObamaCare shutdown threat getting primaried out of office by an actual conservative.
14 posted on 07/30/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Senator Ted Cruz:
Let’s See if Obama Is Willing To Shut Down
The Government To Fund Obamacare

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15 posted on 07/30/2013 5:16:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: onyx

This is our “leader” in the Senate. Pathetic.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: onyx

That’s what I like about McConnell. He’s so courageous.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 5:30:56 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: onyx

It’s time for McConnell to either grow a pair or get the hell out of the way!


18 posted on 07/30/2013 5:33:33 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: onyx

“how many times certain words came up in the bill. It seemed, while reading through it, there were a lot more than what the count gave me, but oh well.

Here’s what I’ve come across so far:

Penalty – 115

Penalties – 48

Tax/Taxable – 511

Mandate/Mandated/Mandates – 7

Require/Requires – 1025

Internal Revenue – 104

Abortion – 21

Social Security Act – 392”

http://olbroad.com/2009/11/page/4/


19 posted on 07/30/2013 5:37:04 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: onyx

Just think....what stands between us and owebamacare is the “leadership” of the weeper and the kentucky doughboy.

Owebamacare. Coming soon, right on schedule.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 7:40:21 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Yep.

Too many corrupt cowards.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 7:42:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: combat_boots

Very interesting.

Thanks so much, combat_boots!!!


22 posted on 07/30/2013 7:43:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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