More than a dozen House Republicans who want to drop attempts to undermine the health-care law and reopen the government are meeting among themselves and with House Speaker John Boehner -- and he’s listening. For the past few weeks, Boehner’s hand has been guided by a group of Tea Party-aligned Republican House members who’ve urged little compromise in their three-year drive to undo the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Now, the agitation is coming from the other side of the caucus. A bipartisan group of about 40 House lawmakers are holding private talks to find a compromise
We aren´t trying to defund Obamacare. It was never funded in the first place so it can´t be defunded. What we´re trying to do is stop the government from borrowing more money that we can´t pay back to fund this monstrosity.
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The Advocate, 10/3/2013 8:59:46 AM (No. 9547910)
Should read" Quislings seek to undercut Conservative efforts to stop Obamacare"- a bill passed without discussion much less reading by socialists Pelosi et al. Wrote King - he is becoming deranged as he sees his Presidential ambitions lost. Stay the course. This tyrant will only get worse. Hitler was also a petty, vindictive criminal - what if he had been stopped in 1937?
Please, Dear God above, replace Boehner as Speaker of the House , and give us a person blessed with the light of clear thinking and good intentions for our country, that thus will bring stability to our world. AMEN.
My interpretation ... . If you don´t do what the dems want you are partisan and should sit down shut up and vote with them. The country is bankrupt, social security has added millions of alleged disabled, IRS has paid billions to fake refund participants, many illegals. Free phones and millions more spent on fraudulent claims, food stamps for strip joints and it goes on and on. Oh, did I forget than half the country are not even bothering to work??
Who cares about frustrated Republicans? How about frustrated Americans who are forced into this mess while the elites are exempt? All things considered, especially after Obamacare´s opening day disaster, Republicans have the moral authority to stand firm. If you have a spine Mr. Speaker it´s time to show it. Of course that´s a big if.
Spot on, #10. The lack of proportion you cite indicates Heidi is on some kind of agenda driven mission. Having created her story out of almost whole cloth, we´ll then get a follow up article... ´´Seeing more and more news reports of frustrated Republicans... blah blah blah.´´
I´m very concerned and puzzled about the 4 reps from Pa. who are on the list of those "pressuring". Why are they reacting this way? The only reason I can think of is the strong union thuggery present in the state. Which really burns me up since the union thugs are in secret negotiations with Sec. of Labor Perez to gain an exemption from Obamascare. Like all other scams originating from this regime, I´m 100% sure they will be granted this exemption with a big Marxist grin on Perez´s face.
Oh, for crying out loud, the "frustrated 12" should just get it over with and switch parties. If you can´t stand on principle and do what is right for the American people because you can´t take the heat, then get the hell out.
At some point, maybe a "cadre" of House RINOs will try to join Nasty Nancy and her henchmen to surrender to the Democrats.
Couple things should happen.
Assuming conservatives/tea party types are still a majority of the GOP caucus, it should be made clear that if such an event occurs, there will be new elections for House Speaker and caucus leadership (for example, if Boehner and Cantor can´t keep their fellow RINOs in line, they need to go) and any RINO who surrenders to the Democrat ultimatum LOSES his/her chairmanship immediately.
So what if the RAT infested media whores go batty about this? Like they´re going to write nice stories about us anyway?
The shut down is going great! I think the fed can stay shut down until next year. People will adjust and be happier. A real assessment will be made about importance of many of these jobs. A lot of the necessary tasks can be done by those who would have done them any way if the feds weren´t in the way.
For example: Some loans can´t go through because of a federal form that needs to be checked. Does the loan company need the check to decide if they want to give the loan? Not really. But the Feds say they must have the form checked. Can´t this be bypassed? Creative people find ways.
Oh, for crying out loud, the "frustrated 12" should just get it over with and switch parties. If they can´t stand on principle and do what is right for the American people because they can´t take the heat, they just get the heck out.
Almost all Bloomberg articles are either inspired by the White House or passed by the WH for approval before release, Heidi surely is able to show us Valerie Jarrett´s electronic stamp of approval on this piece.
Bloomberg is no different than the NY Times, the AP or MSNBC in that its works aggressively to protect & promote Obama and Dems while portraying Repubs as Neanderthals who are still dragging women about by the their hair.,
Spkr. Boehner will reveal his true allegiance in the coming days. Caving will spell the end of his speakership - and ultimately the end of the GOP. The only way to avert a new party being formed to replace the GOP is for Republicans to stand strong now. It´s "go time".
Bloomberg News demonstrating yet again they´ve reached the big time and are joining with the other liberally biased "news organizations". Though, this is hardly news as it´s the story the Washington Post was trumpeting yesterday. What would be newsworthy is if Bloomberg News actually reported events accurately.
The government isn´t hiring any doctors or building any hospitals or making any drugs or devices. They´re just setting up an insurance agency. Why do they need funding at all ? Other agencies work on a small percentage fee on each policy. Where are all of the billions going ???
Speaking in vague terms about the number of frustrated Republicans, the writer can only come up with the names of a few. And there, of course, is loudmouth Peter King. I´ve never heard of the rest.
Winds up with some former representative called Nussle kvetching:
He also cited rapid turnover during the past two election cycles that has led to “a lot of very green people who’ve never even passed an amendment” in a subcommittee and don’t understand the legislative process.
“They’re not experienced legislators, they’re worried about primaries at home, and the new media is making it difficult for them to stake out any other position than the extreme position,” Nussle said.
The government is being kept shut down by Obama and Reid. They can open any of it any time they want. The bills to do so have been sent to the senate. Republicans need to get that story out. Republicans aren´t shutting the government, Obama and Reid are shutting the government because they won´t accept any compromise on Obamacare. The death wish Republicans, if they aren´t just a figment of the MSM´s mind, need to grow a pair. Surely they must know that if they cave their base will abandon them just as Obama planned it.
Only a Democrat lackey could turn "1 or 2" into "more than a dozen"
But, I digress.
We do have a long term problem with some of the Representatives in BLUE STATES. We will need to eventually address that ~ probably the old fashioned way by returning to the dispensation of PORK but not to any Democrat districts, or a state with a majority of Democrat Congresscritters.
Pork is influential way beyond it´s real value BTW.
Green people? Did she really say Green People? (As in not professional politicians) Why, in my book, the greener the better! We would be better off if they were all "Green People". The longer the shutdown goes on, the more it becomes obvious the Lefties are "stuck on stupid".
As I keep reminding my congressman, anyone that doesn´t vote for you because you took a stand, wasn´t going to vote for you anyway. However, those that would have voted for you if you had taken a stand, and you didn´t, will not vote for you again along with those that wouldn´t vote for you anyway.
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O.S. Banker, 10/3/2013 11:33:58 AM (No. 9548242)
Previous poster had it right. The House Republican need to execute a document dump on the Senate. Continuing Resolutions to fund the NPS, USGS, SBA, DoAg. all the stuff that the media is trying to whip into a frenzy. And let the Senate go on record opposing these bills.
If Harry can hold his caucus together in the Senate, the final act should be bill funding the payment of the debt and the Department of Defense (Constitutional Requirements) and the elimination of all other Federal Agencies. Then adjourn the House having done their duty.
One big problem that the Republicans have had in modern times is that a bunch of them are go along to get along with the Democrat Party types who always fold and end up facilitating the liberal Democrat political agenda thus undermining any attempt at putting forward a legitimate conservative agenda.
You have to blame the State Republican parties for not knocking that type Republican out in the primaries when they attempt to run for re-election.
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