Cowardly House Republicans Refuse To Defund ObamaCare

Boehner Crying Cowardly House Republicans refuse to defund ObamaCare

Determined as always to travel the safest, least contentious path to their own re-election, House Speaker John Boehner, Majority leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy have decided that the Party will do NOTHING to defund ObamaCare when current, federal funding legislation expires on September 30th.

Thirty times over the past two years the House has voted to repeal the President’s “Affordable” Care Act. Of course, on each occasion Republican leaders were secure in the knowledge that the measure had NO chance of passing the Democrat controlled Senate or collecting the signature of Barack Obama. And this was of supreme importance to these stout-hearted, GOP Representatives as it meant none of the scheduled votes would raise the ire of the Party’s most feared and potent foe—the dreaded national media.

For were the landmark legislation of their Marxist icon to REALLY be threatened by some Republican scheme, the New York Times and its left-wing colleagues might spend the rest of these pre-election months trying to discredit Republican candidates with all manner of vile half-truths and dishonest reporting, something the media would NEVER do without good cause!

Yet weak knees on the part of Republican leadership should come as no surprise to interested conservatives as we were warned by Iowa Congressman Peter King last year that “…the decision was made by leadership to avoid the prospect of a showdown with the president or Harry Reid that could result in a potential shutdown of government.” (1)

And it was in February that John Boehner nearly suffered whiplash, ducking a reporter’s question about the congressman’s ObamaCare funding intentions in an upcoming budget resolution. Boehner’s non-answer answer: “We are opposed to Obamacare. We have voted to repeal it. That also included $700 million in tax hikes, about $2.6 trillion in new spending. We’re going to continue to take all the actions that we can to make sure that we do not ruin the best health care delivery system in the world, bankrupt our nation and, most importantly, get in the way of job creation in America.”

But apparently the Speaker and his colleagues are NOT so opposed to ObamaCare or worried about job creation that they are willing to rescind the $80 billion or so earmarked for the “healthcare” law by the last congress, or the $115 billion already authorized for “additional appropriation.” (2)

One hundred and twenty seven House Republicans signed a letter addressed to Boehner and Cantor by Michelle Bachman and Jim Jordan. In it they wrote, “…we urge you not to bring to the House floor in the 112th Congress any legislation that provides or allows funds to implement ObamaCare…” “We also urge you to take legislative steps necessary to immediately rescind all ObamaCare implementation funds.” (3)

House leadership has the authority to legislatively package ObamaCare funding in any manner it wishes. Were they to place it with truly necessary “must pass” funding legislation, it would force Senate Democrats to make a very dodgy political decision before the election. As Congressman King puts it, Democrats would have… to “…defend Obamacare as more important than all of the rest of the functions of government combined.” (1)

But once again, John Boehner and the other shining pillars of Republican resolve are intent upon snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. For although the American public is solidly in favor of Republicans defunding ObamaCare, political caution MUST take precedence over the Constitution or a congressional oath of office!

Should Obama win in November, expect Speaker Boehner to be provided round-the-clock, Secret Service protection. Barack couldn’t afford anything happening to one of his most valued supporters.

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17 comments to Cowardly House Republicans Refuse To Defund ObamaCare

  • ItsJo

    Once AGAIN, We have the "Teary -Eyed Speaker Boehner(The WIMP) agreeing to "FOLD LIKE A CHEAP SUIT, TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE COMMUNIST, DICTATOR OBAMA ON HIS HEALTHCARE-WHICH HE STUFFED WITH MANY OTHER DEMANDS ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE". BUT, BOEHNER "doesn't want to upset the Apple Cart?" This Speaker does NOT have the brass ones, that Pelosi had, and that's for sure as SHE demanded things to get
    done or NOT, according to HER RULING WITH AN IRON FIST. Boehner is NOT going to survive, EITHER WAY, AS WE THE GOP THRONGS, ARE SO FN DISGUSTED WITH THIS WIMPY, TEARY SPEAKER,WHO LOOKS LIKE HE HAS "FEAR IN HIS EYES, EACH TIME HE HAS TO FACE THE MARXIST OBAMA". BOEHNER AND "ALL RINOS ARE GOING TO BE OUSTED, AS THEY HAVE 'NO BACKBONE IN STANDING UP AGAINST THESE DEM THUGS , AND HAVE GIVEN IN TO EVERY DEMAND THEY HAVE MADE-EVEN WHEN THE 'BALL' WAS IN THE GOP COURT"

  • joesixpack31

    Our republican leadership is so mouse-like, so dwarf-like. They just TOTALLY fail to even remotely represent the goals and objectives of the American people. I keep askin myself: how the hell do they keep infiltrating these positions of influence and policy making where they can SCREW OVER our country? A vast upheaval is needed to cast out practically everyone in a leadership position inside the beltway. Consider the hundreds of billions of $$'s/trillions that vanished and went unaccounted in the "stimulus" shell games. Does anyone in their right mind actually not believe this was a "money laundering" operation of historic proportions and beltway politicians, cabinet members, Federal law enforcement, supreme court, DNC/RNC bigshots have all benefitted faaa…..arrr beyond their wildest dreams at the expense of US taxpayers including generations yet unborn. The corruption is so vast, we owe it to current and future generations to seize these vermin, scoundrels, charletans and all their assets and pay down the national debt.

    • grace_nearing

      I don't know, I think the Republican leadership has done a pretty good job. They have really boxed in Obama legislatively, that's for sure. But they are politicians, after all, and if elections are fast approaching, their reelection efforts come first.

      As for Boehner and Cantor — well, their constituents seem satisfied.

  • ItsJo

    I wrote a comment, so where is it?

  • Rosangela

    They are not cowards! They are as treasonous as the Demoncrats! We were tKen , just as Founding Fathers said: pokitical parties would be the wrong option for the Nation. Visit republicfortheunitedstates.org there are so many lies tgat were taught by schools, we had lost our Sovereignty. We Just got it again! In 1871 our Constitution was made secondary, The District if Columbia and the say it operates is inConstitutional ( cannot exist ) just as IRS is and Fed Reserve Bank. Fiat money is a crime! Dollars are being printed without gomd to back it up!

  • George

    Time to start recruting troops for the 2nd Contential Army. These COWARDS will flee in the face of angry citizens.
    Send them to France, Spain or Greece. The will be right at home. They are Eunichs.

  • tsancer

    IMAGINE THAT::: Whats the difference Repub or Dem:::They are smarter than the average bear ::so they think :::: and U DUMBASSES keep voting back in Office::: ALL they have to do is one good thing right before election:::: And Everybody is like; see he is a good guy::I'm gonna vote that asshole back in::: People are so Freakin Dumb

  • dean Berg

    Uphold The Constitution, otherwise you have violated your Oath of Office and should have your employment(& possibly your pension) terminated! The U.S.A. needs term limits for Conressmen & Congresswomen so desperately. A Nation of over 300 million people, and almost the same 535 men & women are allowed to deny others the chance to truly help The United States of America. Let someone else serve.

  • Bloodless Coup

    They are showing us their true colors by betraying us all at the worst possible moment.

    NOT ONE THEM DESERVES TO BE RE-ELECTED.

  • Gene Rodaway

    One would think some of our newly elected freshmen congressmen or women would get their ass in gear and create some demands on the so called "leaders". Every state needs to have a on command town hall meeting every year and have these butt heads attend and have a "no holds barred" question and answer period with full media coverage for state and hopefully national coverage. It would be great if, in the future, there was some sort of law that would require them to measure up to a report card, and if they failed it, they would be automatically recalled for re-election.

  • Bloodless Coup

    This is an act of betrayal.

    Just like their refusal to call for a Congressional Investigation of Obama's forged documents.

    THEY ARE TAKING A DIVE FOR OBAMA!

    WE ARE BEING PLAYED.

    • Bart

      Yes, we sure being played and I do believe " WHAT IS HIS NAME TAKING UP SPACE IN THE OVAL OFFICE " HE IS A COMMUNIST DICTATOR and taking all our freedoms away-so if one votes for the illegal alien-they might as well wrap up in a blanket and say good by crule world.WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!It is getting closer to destroying what we have left in ways our ForeFathers put forth in the Constitution. We need new blood in the Government-get rid of the communist and hope to find some one true to what they are supposed to do " WORK FOR THE PEOPLE ".

  • JLRRANCH

    Government has three arms: HOUSE, SENATE (House and Senate is the Congress), AND PRESIDENT. WHY DO YOU THINK BO STATES IT IS A DO NOTHING CONGRESS BECAUSE THE HOUSE FIGHTS FOR AMERICA. THE HOUSE IS OUR ONLY PROTECTION. The demon-rats control Senate and of the President so what good does it do for the House to try anything it will just get killed by the Senate and BO. Get a life trools and realize that we are the ones that make the difference by electing Republicans for the Senate and the President. Then we can get rid of the democrat communists and muslim traitors.

  • JLRRANCH

    BUNCH OF JIMMY JONES KOOL AID DRINKERS OF THE BO SLOP OF GARBAGE, go ahead a vote for the communist muslim and you may the first to go because you believe in GOD, you are not a muslim, you have a disability, you get a diability, you are female, you are over the age of 1, you are gay, you do not live in Chicago, you will not wear a burka, you are black, you are white, you are over the age of 30, you are hispanic, you love America, you own a business, you want to own a business, you work hard, you believe America is the greatest country , etc., etc. Maybe trools should stay under the bridge and only talk to other trools.

  • Kathleen Seemayer

    Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I for one will not be voting for these guys again. I don't know what they think they are protecting. Boehner has been such a disappointment as a man and a Congressman. I thought he had strong beliefs and a backbone to match but alas, he has neither.

  • watchdogman

    Hope the RINO's read this…If you fail to defund, you will be considered a traitor and will suffer at the hands of the American people…Just who in the hell do you people think you are? In America you are not royalty! We put you in office and by God, we will take you out of office…Choice is yours.

  • jim

    I'm waiting to see my commit. Has Oblunder sanctioned you guys too?

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