Speaker John Boehner is pushing to pass an omnibus budget bill that would, in effect, stop the new Republican Congress from doing anything to stop Obama. They wouldn’t be able to defund anything. In fact the bill includes funding for illegal alien processing centers. If, as Boehner says, Obama’s executive action is illegal, why would he fund it?
What kind of leaders do Republicans have? We smashed the Democrat party, we have the first Southern Black Conservative Senator, we have no more Southern Democrat Senators and yet, our leadership is willing to accept defeat without even trying?
He and McConnell are saying we can’t risk shutting down the government. Why not? Because the media will blame Republicans? So what? They keep saying if we shut down the government again it will hurt Republicans. Really? The last shut down gained us more Republicans in Congress since 1928. I say SHUT IT DOWN!! With all the hand wringing that went on during the last shutdown, other than preventing Veterans from visiting monuments, there was no real harm done and it certainly didn’t hurt the Republican party. Is that all it takes for a President to act lawlessly? He just has to threaten to shut down the government?
What really annoys me is that Republican leadership is all too ready to accept the blame for a shut down. The reason for the last shut down was the refusal of the Democrats to negotiate at all. Republicans caved three times until they finally said, OK, we’ll give you the clean CR. Obama came back and said, Oh, no, that’s not good enough, now we want no debt ceiling. That is the tactic of this administration, not only won’t they negotiate (which is right out of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals), they make unreasonable demands they know Republicans can’t agree to and then blame them for not being willing to “compromise”.
We need to melt down the phone lines, overwhelm Twitter and Facebook, send them millions of faxes and emails. We need to STOP Boehner, McCarthy, and McConnell from grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory.