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It Doesn´t Matter If the
Obamacare Defunding Gambit Fails

American Thinker, by Matthew Vadum

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Posted By:magnante, 9/27/2013 6:53:32 AM

The current campaign to deprive President Obama´s health care leviathan of the life-sustaining tax dollars it needs for full bureaucratic metastasis is what left-wingers call a consciousness-raising exercise. It matters next to nothing if current Republican efforts succeed in immediately defunding Obamacare. That´s because this is just the opening round (snip)Although the master of political theater, Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky, was an irredeemably anti-American Marxist with a taste for political violence, he wasn´t wrong about everything. He believed in using public spectacles to generate the friction that is a precondition of change. "Action comes from keeping the heat

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/27/2013 7:16:39 AM     (No. 9539027)

FTA: "The Cruz talkathon was public service at its finest."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bhkat, 9/27/2013 7:37:38 AM     (No. 9539047)

If the RINOs vote for continuing funding the govt. with obamacare in it, how are they any different than dems.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 9/27/2013 7:58:44 AM     (No. 9539084)

Excellent article. The GOP needs to purge their leaders.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/27/2013 8:34:43 AM     (No. 9539145)

FTA:"about how the GOP should fight Obamacare, assuming, of course, that GOPers actually do want to fight Obamacare."

My bet is they don´t want to fight it, as another poster has said, they don´t want repeal they just want to run it their way.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/27/2013 8:58:49 AM     (No. 9539179)

There is a place for political theater. Gor example, the loathesome Move On encampments got the term "1 percenter" to become part of the mainstrean vocabulary.

The thing about political theory is, as my sister-in-law likes to say, "You have to suspend your disbelief in order to enjoy the show".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judy W., 9/27/2013 9:00:29 AM     (No. 9539182)

There´s some good history in here about how Republicans have rarely shown a fighting spirit -- and when they do, how successful they are. I didn´t remember that Dems blatantly stole an Indiana congressional election in 1984, and that led to a lot of congressmen moving to support Gingrich´s leadership in the House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/27/2013 10:48:32 AM     (No. 9539389)

#3 damn right

This is all leading up to a catastrophic spectacle where Congress throws up its hands and declares Federal Health Care for all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jglas, 9/27/2013 11:43:17 AM     (No. 9539478)

This is not just another law. This is an America-killer.
It´s time to stop worrying about the Republican Party and go to war for America´s sake.



Absolutely true and well said. If we don´t kill this it will kill the America we know (which is exactly what the America haters want).

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/27/2013 6:03:57 PM     (No. 9540054)

Outstanding and correct article.

The Republicans party is cowed and unwilling to fight for principles. The old guard is more willing to take on fellow Republicans than they are Dems. Pathetic.

The Country requires the service of men like Cruz to reestablish American principles.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/27/2013 6:08:24 PM     (No. 9540067)

There have been 17 government shutdowns since 1976. I have been around for all of them, don´t remember a single inconvenience because of them.
Checks still go out on time, the debt is serviced. Money still comes into the gov´t.
Ranger Bullwinkle may not be able to stay in the Federal Park..Smokey Bear can hibernate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/27/2013 7:14:43 PM     (No. 9540162)

I happen to think the Federal government works at its best when shut down
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Reply 12 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/27/2013 7:20:48 PM     (No. 9540170)

I gots to know.....btnboere ?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/27/2013 7:41:28 PM     (No. 9540199)

Typing too fast and not proofreading. Boerne, TX, ok?!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/27/2013 7:54:09 PM     (No. 9540210)

outstanding!

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