Anybody believe GOP will "defund Obamacare" before their deadline of Sept. 30th?

Jun 2013
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(Note: The deadline is self-imposed, as they say after the budget process...even with a CR....it will be "too late" to stop the full January implementation of the PPACA and little chance to ever repeal it after that)



I vote no.
 

Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
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It's not "Discretionary Spending" so they can't defund it.
Just more mindless bluster from our national enemy...GOP/Teaparty leadership.

GOP thinking about government: "If you won't let us run it....... we'll just try to break it"
 
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Aug 2013
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The only sure way to fail is to give up trying to succeed.
I can totally picture Ted Cruz having a huge poster with a mountain on it with that silly motivational slogan below it. Poor bastard properly sits there mumbling "believing is achieving" sadly counting senate votes at the end of the day.
 

Chief

Former Staff
Nov 2009
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The only sure way to fail is to give up trying to succeed.
Well... the thing is, they already know it will fail so they are not actually trying to succeed at defunding the ACA. What they are successfully doing is acting like they are working to impress their constituents while accomplishing nothing at all.
 
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Mar 2012
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Well... the thing is, they already know it will fail so they are not actually trying to succeed at defunding the ACA. What they are successfully doing is acting like they are working to impress their constituents while accomplishing nothing at all.
True but the real story will come out next year during the mid terms. If republicans get a majority AFTER Obamacare is rolled out officially they might be succeeding. The number of Americans against Obamacare has jumped just in the last couple months since states have announced their exchanges and rates. Next year will determine if they end up being truly angry or not.
According to the poll, support for Obamacare appears to be dropping.

"In January 51% said they favored all or most of the provisions in the new law. Now that figure is down to 39%. "

CNN Poll: Who would get blamed for government shutdown? ? CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
 
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Jun 2013
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I can totally picture Ted Cruz having a huge poster with a mountain on it with that silly motivational slogan below it. Poor bastard properly sits there mumbling "believing is achieving" sadly counting senate votes at the end of the day.
Cruz could be more cynical than you think. He may have KNOWN that his plan would fail...but it would show the Tea Partyers that he was "fighting the good fight....now we need to elect Ted President so he can repeal Obamacare!!!!"

Remember Tea Partyers are easily duped.