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Extremist House Republicans Opt to Shut Down the Government. A Great Conservative Responds.

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So, earlier today the extremist nutjobs in the House of Representatives opted for the path of no compromise. I know, it’s shocking isn’t it, coming from Teahadists? In short, their “plan” would “include a one-year delay in the health-care law, which is set to take effect next month.” In other words, a total non-starter, “poison pill,” whatever you want to call it – and they full well know it. So, with that, they’ve basically declared war on America’s economy, on our government, and on our system of government. Remember, what they are trying to do is eviscerate/demolish a law that was duly passed by Congress, duly signed into law and declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and duly voted on by the American people in the elections of 2012 (when Democrats won the White House, and also won a million more votes than Republicans for the House of Representatives). Plus, the overwhelming majority of Americans say they do NOT want to shut down the government over “Obamacare.” So, Republicans are anti-democratic (small “d”) on all counts.

My response to all this? Very simple. I’ll let one of the greatest leaders ever – a Conservative (capital “C”) no less – explain. 🙂

P.S. Needless to say, Dems need to stay unified. If they do, they can win this. If they don’t…well, what’s that saying about “hanging separately?” (also, “united we stand, divided we fall”)

  • DJRippert

    A government shut down ought to be the death knell for the Cuccinelli campaign.  McAuliffe has made some comments linking Cuccinelli to the Tea Party types behind this shutdown.  But he isn’t doing enough.  Cuccinelli refuses to comment on the federal shutdown saying that he is running for governor not US Congress.  Of course, he sees no reason to refrain from commentary about Syria!

    It’s time to play pin the tail on the elephant in NoVa and Tidewater.

    Nothing gets out the vote like having your paycheck suspended.

    Ken Cruzinelli needs to be put under the microscope over this shutdown.  

  • Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement on the proposed Continuing Resolution (CR) offered by House Republican leaders.

    “House Republicans have announced their intentions to move forward with a plan they know will shut down the government,” said Rep. Moran. “The Republican majority has campaigned time and again on the premise that government doesn’t work and these theatrics only serve to fulfill that pledge.”  

    Rep. Moran added, “This maneuver will leave nearly a million federal employees without a paycheck in two weeks, jeopardizing our economic recovery and further eroding confidence in this institution.”

    The Republican leadership has added amendments to the Senate passed CR that would delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act, crippling the new law, and a repeal of the medical device tax. The Senate and White House have made clear these efforts to tear down healthcare reform are unacceptable, making a government shutdown all but inevitable.

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates that the two shutdowns of the 1990’s cost taxpayers $1.4 billion combined, $2 billion in inflation adjusted dollars.

  • The Richmonder