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The ObamaCare Shutdown Crackup
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/23/2013 4:13:44 PM

It started as an appeal to principle against pure pragmatism. It is ending as farce. After getting their way in the House of Representatives last Friday when House Speaker John Boehner agreed to push through a bill funding the government but not ObamaCare, Tea Party hardliners were faced with a problem. Once the bill was in the Senate’s hands, the Democratic majority would trash it. So in order to continue their quixotic quest, Senator Ted Cruz, whose fiery rhetoric and implicit threats of primary opposition for any Republican who didn’t join his suicide caucus had helped create this dilemma, had

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pbk@nyc, 9/23/2013 4:48:18 PM     (No. 9533523)

The lines have been drawn in the sand and before it evolves into a government shut down there will be enough tax revenue to keep the goverment going for a while. In the end it will be Obama who flinches because besides having no leadership ability he has no nerve.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: toinee, 9/23/2013 4:50:27 PM     (No. 9533529)

Another Commentary writer who just does not get it. That´s why I stopped reading them. With a country full of Tobin´s, we would be hailing the Queen still.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 9/23/2013 4:59:13 PM     (No. 9533543)

So what I am getting from all of thees Cruz haters is that they are not conservative and support Socialist government actions that will harm or kill Americans and take away our liberties.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: toinee, 9/23/2013 5:03:58 PM     (No. 9533548)

Tobins not Tobin´s. Sheesh.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/23/2013 6:34:48 PM     (No. 9533669)

#3, a commentary with an alternate opinion of Ted Cruz´s campaign does not mean the writer "hate"s Ted Cruz, nor does it mean the writer doesn´t hold conservative views. I wish we could get away from the idea that we all have to love the same person for the same reasons. Reasonable, yes conservative, people hold the view that Ted Cruz is unnecessarily creating a problem for his colleagues and for the House members who believed he really could rally the Senate votes. The James Taranto column posted on the forum makes the case that Boehner can get some advantages out of these negotiations once the Reid stripping, the Rule 22, the resistance from Republicans to filibustering a bill Cruz begged for, is all out of the way, we really may come out better than some thought. No one knows, least of all, I. But, I´m an optimist.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/23/2013 8:24:40 PM     (No. 9533801)

Mark Levin just said that FOX is going to do a special on Ted Cruz..it will be a hit piece hosted by...you guessed it ! Karl Rove.
Ted Cruz CAN shut down Obamacare, that is what the majority wants, Republicans and democrats alike.
Up until last week, Boehner wasn´t willing to do anything..then the People spoke up, and he changed his mind. Who said the House would never vote to de-fund Obamacare? A Republican! said it couldn´t be done, it was.


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