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McConnell: Shutting down the
government will not stop Obamacare

Daily Caller, by Alexis Levinson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/14/2013 2:38:35 PM

Shutting down the government would not block Obamacare from taking effect, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. The comments, first reported by WYMT, don’t offer any help to Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, who have been pushing for their colleagues to vote against any continuing resolution that does not defund the healthcare law. They argue it is the last chance to get rid of the much derided law. If Congress does not pass a continuing resolution to fund the government past the end of September, the government will shutdown. In his first public comments on

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This is a perfect example of how Mark Levin described that Republicans show all their cards before a vote and do not put up a fight. McConnell has just given up and handed this over to 0bama. Very sadly, it really isn´t a surprise.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 8/14/2013 2:45:30 PM     (No. 9473879)

Stupid simpering little wuss.
Denial of funding for Obamacare will not shut down government, but will shut down Obamacare.
Only Obama can veto the funding bill that will shut goverment down.
Of course the liar will blame the Repubs, so they need to deal with it.
McConnell is a coward

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nashman, 8/14/2013 2:46:24 PM     (No. 9473881)

The Dis-Honorable Mr. McConnell needs to resign his position, curl up in fetal position with his thumb in his mouth, and get out of the way of the people who would like to save this country from the pending disasters that are coming. I am disgusted with a mealy mouthed "Republicans" who can´t seem to understand the seriousness of the situation because it may make them look bad to the media.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/14/2013 2:47:01 PM     (No. 9473883)

McConnell forgot the game.

You always pull a player from the field when that happens.

Bye bye Mitch

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RightShoe, 8/14/2013 2:56:11 PM     (No. 9473902)

The POTUS has a constitutional obligation to produce a budget. It´s time for McConnell to change the narrative.

Fat chance McConnell will do anything constructive.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: aasilver, 8/14/2013 2:56:16 PM     (No. 9473903)

Mr McGoo shows a total lack of backbone.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/14/2013 2:59:25 PM     (No. 9473911)

I hate to say that Dingy Harry is a much more effective leader than McConnell. I never saw Harry back away from a fight, and I never saw McConnell engage in one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: plex, 8/14/2013 3:21:40 PM     (No. 9473949)

It is this sloppy talk from Republicans that dim their prospects and chances to affect reform. The GOP is not going to shut down the government. That is up to Reid and Obama. The GOP should fully fund the government but not fund Obamacare. Republicans should say this. Secretly, or not so secretly, McConnell is one of those Republicans that actually doesn´t want to get rid of Obamacare. They like government power as much as the next guy. They just want to be the ones in charge.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/14/2013 3:41:31 PM     (No. 9473967)

Time to support Matt Bevin who is challenging McConnell in the primary.

McConnell needs to go.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 8/14/2013 3:49:44 PM     (No. 9473978)

Shutting down the RINOs will.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Grady, 8/14/2013 4:30:24 PM     (No. 9474055)

Republicans don´t realize that our Government has been overthrown.
Obama conducts unconstitutional end runs around congress.
McConnell adds to the coup by not doing his job of stopping him.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: veritas, 8/14/2013 4:49:25 PM     (No. 9474098)

Mitchie, skip the angels and pin-heads discourse and show me the Dem pelts nailed to your barn. What? Don´t have any?

#2: Yeah, McConnell and the rest are well across the "not part of the solution, part of the problem" tipping point.

#4: Does cashing his very large paycheck count?

#6: Yep. Both have "perfect records."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 8/14/2013 5:02:27 PM     (No. 9474118)

Just pipe down, trust us - we know better than you, hold the House, give us the Senate, give us the WH, and everything will work out.

Not.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nimby, 8/14/2013 5:06:13 PM     (No. 9474125)

So, whatcha going to do about that, uh, Mitchum?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: geoguy, 8/14/2013 5:06:26 PM     (No. 9474126)

I supported Bridenstine´s primary election that got John Sullivan gone. I will do what I can to supporting primary challengers to Lindsey Graham, McConnell, and Mike Simpson (Idaho). Everyone, it´s time to clean house.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/14/2013 5:46:53 PM     (No. 9474169)

Why should he care? After all, he´s exempt.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/14/2013 6:12:55 PM     (No. 9474192)

I agree the Tea Party movement needs to get behind McConnell´s primary challenger like we did Scott Brown and get McConnell out of there. So far Lindsey Graham has at least three challengers for the primary. We have to see how that plays out or if any can really make a run of it, but these long time RINO´s need to go. Term limits one way or another are what is needed.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/15/2013 2:33:32 AM     (No. 9474743)

Every last person in Congress was complicit in this law. The most they have protested was when told they had to partake in Zippycare and what did they do ? Worry about their poor staffers paying their part.

Don´t run for re-election. Don´t send out letters asking for donations.

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