Skip to comments.John Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Heres the read among Congressional Dems on this falls fiscal fights. At some point, House GOP leaders will have to pass an important bill with a lot of Democratic support stiff-arming the Tea Party in the process. GOP leaders are trying to defer that moment for as long as possible, but theres just no clear way around it. Multiple reports this morning tell us House GOP leaders are struggling to round up support among House
Republicans for their new strategy for the fall. They are proposing a vote on a measure that would temporarily fund the government at current sequester levels, with another measure attached to it that would defund Obamacare. The Dem-controlled Senate would pass the first but not the second; conservatives would get to vote to defund Obamacare; the House GOP would dodge blame for a shutdown.
But conservatives are rejecting the approach because, well, it wouldnt defund Obamacare. And lets face it, this strategy is rooted in fear. House GOP leaders dont want to tie Obamacare defunding to a government funding bill because it will pass the House and force a shutdown confrontation that they will lose. But conservatives wont be happy until they have that confrontation. And as David Drucker reports, this has frustrated more sober minded House Republicans who understand that this crusade is reckless, counterproductive and self destructive.
Right now, its unclear whether House Republicans can even pass their latest funding gimmick out of the House, because House Dems wont support it and House conservatives wont either because it wont ultimately defund Obamas tyrannical law. So House leaders are promising to fight the good fight in the next battle...
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He’s scheming to fund Obamacare (Boehnercare!) right now.
Thanks for the advice, Compost.
We should do the exact opposite, of course.
Make your calls and emails count folks!
Greg Sargent’s a putz.
Why not advocate that the Democrats will sooner or later have to dump the Communist Party and become more mainstream?
I love getting advice from my liberal friend about who we should nominate and what issues we should support. sarc/
i got a better idea - the tea party should stiff arm boehner! why is it better to work with the democrats than with your own party?
The Washington Post wants to help Republicans.
Of course they do.
This is all to cover up the amnesty vote..
Boehner must know how despised he is, yet he continues to alienate conservatives, it just doesn’t make sense.
Maybe the Tea Party should cut Boehner loose.
More likely that The Tea Party will cut Boehner loose!
“Tea Party cuts John Boehner loose”...???
I guess that these losers did not pay attention to what happened in Colorado last night.
Flood this moron’s twitter with reality.
Wow! I thought the spineless little wimp already had.
When the Washington Compost, that backs every Democrat all the time no matter if it is a floundering dolt like Obama, gives advice to Republicans, the only reaction should be laughter. They have no credibility.
The TEA Party is already and has always been independent of the GOP and John Boehner has never been TEA Party