IMPORTANT: Boehner Finally Sides with Conservatives on Defunding Obamacare
Better late than never, John Boehner appears to have acquiesced to some variation of the Tom Graves / Ted Cruz / Mike Lee approach to defunding Obamacare.
Offer a CR to fund everything except Obamacare — the whole enchilada — all 479 Federal agencies, no matter how duplicative and wasteful — just not Obamacare. Presumably this would be effective for one year until the next CR or until (a miracle occurs and) Congress actually passes a 2015 fiscal year budget.
Read the hard Left view at this link.
Read the center-right perspective at this link.
Count on the Left to shout “GOP Shuts Down Government!”
Count on the GOP to offer a meek defense (unless Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy have had an epiphany).
My advice: Hire the biggest, meanest, most successful PR firm in DC to launch an immediate national campaign against the hard Left Democrats — a campaign like the one described in this link. If the campaign succeeds, pay them a rich, healthy bonus.
In other words, quit pussy-footing around, get tough, and watch your support grow. The grassroots respects and follows a leader with courage. Try it, Mr. Boehner, you may like it.
Under the doctrine of “last clear chance”, if Obamacare takes root on October 1 and can’t be removed thereafter, this whole mess will blow back on you!