Another Republican Threat
Reason #4,793 to keep the Republicans from re-taking Congress this November.
They’re still blubbering about repealing Obamacare, but the smarter ones (if that isn’t an oxymoron) are grasping that this ain’t gonna happen. Instead, they’re pledging to use the “death by 1,000 cuts” method to kill health care reform. They simply won’t authorize the funding to carry out the new law.
What would George W. Bush have done if Congress had refused to fund his agenda? Or Bill Clinton? Reagan? Nixon? Lyndon Johnson? The word “payback” comes to mind. For any legislator who votes for shit like this, military bases — and any other government projects — in this person’s district could be closed or reduced. Infrastructure funding could dry up. Etc.
If Republicans do take back either the House or Senate, Obama will be forced to become a stronger leader. Remember Bill Clinton’s little wail of “I’m still relevant” after Republicans captured the House in 1994. He became a much stronger leader after that. If the unthinkable happens this November, it could be a teachable moment for Obama.
Regarding the Republicans’ slippery little “de-funding” agenda, a Democratic spokesman said:
“Washington Republicans’ agenda is a blast from the past: Shut down the government for selfish political reasons, dismantle Medicare, allow discrimination based on pre-existing conditions and add a trillion bucks to the deficit. This radical plan proves the GOP cares more about politics and insurance company profits than keeping the American people healthy.”
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