Most Tea Party activists have very little use for House Speaker John Boehner. At Tea Party Nation, we have castigated him early and often. Yet is it now possible that John Boehner may emerge as the most unlikely Republican who will draw a line in the sand and then stand by it?
House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday.
The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, according to GOP lawmakers. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid December.
This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.
Senate Democrats passed a bill to fund the government until Nov. 15, but kept intact Obamacare.
“We’ve had enough of the disunity in our party,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the meeting of House Republicans Saturday afternoon. “The headlines are Republicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.”
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it would be the “fastest whip check in history,” as every member raised their hand, saying they would support the bill.
It is time the Republicans stood up and fought!
Obamacare (or as it now should be called, McConnellcare) will never be repealed while the Party of Treason holds the White House. But a one year delay is a victory.
Sometimes we need incremental victory and if the GOP will stand and fight, that is a change for the better!