#Shutdown: The Great GOP “Cave” Begins
After only two days of a partial government shutdown, eighteen “Republican” members of the U.S. House of Representatives are already wanting to throw in the towel and vote for a “clean” spending bill which includes funding for Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law.
Along with the House’s 200 Democratic members, that’s more than enough votes to pass such a measure.
Wow … we knew the GOP was going to cave on the whole shutdown “crisis” but we had no idea so many lawmakers would abandon their prior opposition to Obamacare so quickly.
These fiscally liberal “Republicans” were roundly (and rightly) rebuked for their treachery.
“Supporting a continuing resolution that allows funding for Obamacare is the same as supporting Obamacare,” Nathan Mehrens of Americans for Limited Government said. “These House Republicans are undermining the negotiating position of House leadership in the middle of a major confrontation over what to do about the implementation of the health care law.”
For those of you keeping score at home, the eighteen GOP sellouts are Reps. Lou Barletta (RINO-Pennsylvania), Charlie Dent (RINO-Pennsylvania), Mario Diaz-Balart (RINO-Florida), Mike Fitzpatrick (RINO-Pennsylvania), Randy Forbes (RINO-Virginia), Jim Gerlach (RINO- Pennsylvania), Michael Grimm (RINO-New York), Peter King (RINO-New York), Frank LoBiondo (RINO-New Jersey), Pat Meehan (RINO-Pennsylvania), Devin Nunes (RINO-California), Eric Paulson (RINO- Minnesota), Scott Rigell (RINO-Virginia), Jon Runyan (RINO-New Jersey), Mike Simpson (RINO-Idaho), Rob Wittman (RINO-Virginia), Frank Wolf (RINO-Virginia) and Bill Young (RINO-Florida).
Another four “Republicans” – Reps. Shelly Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), Leonard Lance (R- New Jersey). Dennis Ross (R-Florida), and Steve Womack (R-Arkansas) – are leaning toward caving, according to The Washington Post.
Astounding … what was the point of giving “Republicans” control of the U.S. House again? They caved in the 2011 debt deal. They caved on the 2012 “fiscal cliff” fight. And now they are caving in 2013 on the Obamacare shutdown.
And to think, all this because 25 percent of the federal government (38 percent if you exclude active-duty military) was shut down for forty-eight hours …
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again … the GOP needs to die.