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GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund.

Posted on | March 11, 2013 | 18 Comments

by Smitty

Lo and behold, there is some chance of getting the Democrats to do their job:

Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee say they hope to keep the focus during this week’s expected marathon markup on setting a sound course for the country’s fiscal future.
Though such issues have dominated the national political conversation since 2008, this week marks the first time in four years that members will actually debate a budget resolution, with proceedings expected to kick off Wednesday.
“Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, and her colleagues, will introduce the long-delayed Democrat plan on Wednesday,” Senate Budget ranking member Jeff Sessions of Alabama said Saturday in the GOP weekly address, previewing the Republican rebuttal to the proposal to be unveiled by the Democratic senator from Washington.

Senator Jeff Sessions laid down the GOP response in the Weekly Address on Saturday:
Around 5:18, Sessions gets around to going over a laundry list of swell ideas that would indeed be improvements. However, it’s almost as though Sessions accepts the basic premise that Americans work for the government, not the government for Americans.

In fairness to Sessions, the Weekly GOP Address is not the place for spitball throwing and rabble-rousing. He’s just relating the party line.

However, should the GOP want voters to take it seriously, it’s got to do more than re-arrange the railcar loads of deck chairs at the titanic train wreck. SWIDT? The GOP itself is a Progressive cliché. Rehabilitating it is going to take more courage that killing efforts to defund ObamaCare in the House. Again, in defense of Boehner, the election failed to deliver enough Republican political heft to go calling any shots. However, acceding to ObamaCare  will be selling the Democrats the rope with which they tied the propaganda noose.

Sometimes you have good options. Sometimes you’re Dennis Hopper in True Romance, to the Democrat’s Christopher Walken.

via Memeorandum


18 Responses to “GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund.”

  1. jimmiebjr
    March 11th, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  2. rapsays40
    March 11th, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  3. 20thCenturyVole
    March 11th, 2013 @ 11:38 am


    “Am I lying?”

  4. ReaganiteGOPer
    March 11th, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  5. Kaybirds
    March 11th, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  6. Finrod Felagund
    March 11th, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    At least we’re now seeing conservative House members voting against the CR rule that would not have let them challenge ObamaCare funding via amendments:

    We really need a purge of House leadership, and until we get one, conservatives need to put every kind of pressure they can on them.

  7. CowboyLogic
    March 11th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    I reckon ol’ Dennis Hopper just re-substantiated the “One Drop Rule”……

  8. Adjoran
    March 11th, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    If five words ever proved that Senate Democrats are not serious about producing a budget, “Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray” should do it. A box of rocks has more brains on a bad day for rocks.

  9. Quartermaster
    March 11th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    If Boner had any interest in resisting the leftist agenda, he has the ability to do it. It shouldn’t be a problem holding the caucus together. He isn’t interested, however, and that’s why he’s been passing stuff and thumbing his nose at the conservatives in the caucus.

    He could call a lot of shots merely by the threat of refusing to pass any funding for it and walking away. He won’t, however, because he’s a progressive himself and not worth the powder it would take to blow him to hell.

    Smitty, you’re defending the indefensible. Boner needs to go.

  10. QuigleyLeona
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  11. SpreadButter
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  12. IBuiltIt2
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  13. bchiarillo
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  14. aekoaaekoa
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    @smitty_one_each i hope they defund. but their past history
    shows not much BALLS FOR THE JOB

  15. Handcd
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  16. reddoggiedog
    March 11th, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: GOP: Don’t Defend ObamaCare. Defund. #TCOT #TGDN

  17. K-Bob
    March 12th, 2013 @ 1:54 am

    even feldspar?

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