I KNOW there are some people out there that think that a shutdown of the Government (It’s actually a partial shutdown) will stop the Healthcare Law….That is NOT true….
Depending on how the question is asked most American who something about the Law and its programs do NOT want the Government shut down to defund it….They just want Congress and thr President to work together to make adjustemnts to get the law right….
The Republicans involved in Congress may NOT say it outloud….But they KNOW the Law is here to stay and that the current political thaetre is just a means for them to fundraise and play to the base of their party which keeps moving to the right dragged by a decliing Tea party …..
A new Morning Consult tracking poll finds that just 7% of voters support delaying or defunding Obamacare.
Think Progress: “On the other hand, 39% of voters want Congress to either let the law take effect or expand the law even further. Another 29% think that Congress should work on making improvements to Obamacare, but ultimately leave the law in place. By a two to one margin, the poll’s respondents said ‘the results from the 2012 presidential election represented a referendum on moving forward with the Affordable Care Act.'”
Kurt Eichenwald: “At this point, it has become obvious that history will look back on the four-year war on Obamacare as one of the saddest, most bizarre, and most dishonestly embarrassing episodes of our time. I have given up trying to understand the vehement opposition of so many who cannot offer up truthful reasons for their objections, and instead fuel the hatred and fears of the uninformed with the most illogical, mendacious, and fundamentally bizarre arguments that have ever been marshaled. By comparison, Joe McCarthy’s McCarthyistic McCarthyism was an exercise in reason…”
“So, what accounts for the current, last-ditch, fumbling-fuming on the part of the G.O.P. to stop Obamacare, going so far as to threaten a shutdown of the government in an effort to overturn the clear voice of the American people that was expressed in the last election? It’s hard to say. But I think I have an answer: The lies are about to be exposed. And the Republicans are terrified of what the country will think when the veil of mendacity is torn away.”
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) told reporters that Sen. Ted Cruz “is dictating policy in the House of Representatives today,” National Journal reports.
Said Van Hollen: “Sen. Cruz is essentially running the show in the House. If Speaker Boehner doesn’t want to exert leadership he should go ahead and turn the gavel over to Speaker Cruz.”
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