Yup, the House Republicans were going to pass a bill that would defund Obamacare on paper...but left a gaping procedural door ajar so that the Democrat controlled Senate could easily amend to replace the funding in there, and Obamacare would be fully funded.
John Boehner and the house GOP thought we were so stupid that we wouldnt notice?
And, of course, our Phil Roe says that they cant defund Obamacare...
Which is, of course, a lie.
The basis of his argument is one based on yet another procedural trick. But the House can indeed vote to not apply the certain procedure whenever they want, as they are the majority in the House.
So, the House GOP is hiding under procedural rocks and consistently finding excuses to cave in to Obama and the Democrats.
But some Republicans (including Tea Party) have realized the glaringly obvious way that they can indeed do what Phil Roe says cant be done, and they hacve devised a perfectly legal way to fully fund the government, except certain portions of Obamacare...
So, that is the situation in Congress. John Boehner, Phil Roe, and the GOP establishment were going to pass yet another empty, symbolic, useless surrender measure, but the Tea Party stopped it, and presented a bill with some actual conservative teeth in it.
The onus is now on the Democrats as to whether or not to shut down the government.
Of course Obama, the democrats, and the liberal owned news media will lie and spin it to make the Tea Party look like the bad guys. And the GOP establishment like Phil Roe isnt going to be much help either.
But there we go. The Tea Party is pretty much fighting alone in Congress, while the Republicans hide under rocks and lie about it all.
Thats why I endorse the Tea Party in the next election cycles.