The fight over the Iran nuclear deal, plus upcoming battles over Planned Parenthood and funding the federal government, set a stage for Cruz and Paul to try to show they can disrupt Washington from the inside. They will use that stage to contrast themselves with Trump and the other outsiders to make the case to primary voters that they are already tested.
At some point, Congress has to do what's right -- not just from a political standpoint, but from a moral one, and on defunding Planned Parenthood that time is now. If there’s a government shutdown, better that than continuing to make every American taxpayer complicit in the murder of thousands of babies and the trafficking of their dismembered bodies.
The unborn don’t get a furlough, like a bureaucrat during a government shutdown, instead they have a permanent “solution” violently forced upon them as they are dissected alive, parceled out and sold for profit. Can anyone in Congress coherently argue that saving government bureaucrats from temporary layoffs should come before rescuing live babies? Please watch this video and forward it to your contacts and tell them to ask their Representative and Senators, "Babies or bureaucrats?" . WARNING: it graphically makes the point in 60 seconds.
In 2013, Fiorina said she felt “sorry” for John Boehner and: “There’s no honor in charging a hill that you know you can’t take, only casualties, although Ted Cruz maybe got name recognition and money along the way. But President Obama wanted this shutdown. And Ted Cruz played right into his hands.”
The budget and appropriations fights are forthcoming. If Barack Obama is willing to risk a government shutdown because he demands our tax dollars continue funding an organization that kills our children and sells their organs, we should have that fight.
Maybe Thune’s hinting that they’re only going to defund part of DHS in February, not the whole department. That makes sense politically, as “REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN NAT'L SECURITY” headlines won’t fly for the GOP.
Reid asked all to pass the spending bill by Sat. The Sen. voted on a 2-day stop-gap funding measure. He wants to pass a defense bill, tax extenders, a terrorism insurance bill & confirm some nominees.
16 R's voted against the rule on the CROmnibus. GOP leaders headed to the edge of the shutdown cliff, willing to shut down the gov't for a Wall St. bailout, but unwilling to do so to stop O’s amnesty plan.
A fight over Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is delaying the spending bill. Dems are criticizing a push by Jeb Hensarling to add a provision to the package that they say would weaken the Dodd-Frank Wall St. Reform Law.
With “cromnibus” negotiations bogging down in the House Mon., lawmakers pressing up against their deadline were preparing a 1 to 2-day temp. spending bill that'd fund the gov't until they resolve their differences. They want to wrap up the 113th Congress Thurs.
Conserv. R's are expressing their dissatisfaction with the plan outlined by Boehner. Instead of a spending bill that keeps the gov't funded through Sept. with a chance to review Homeland Security’s funding in March, the lawmakers want to pass a much shorter resolution.
Leading conservatives are voicing opposition to a plan that would avoid a gov't shutdown by funding most of the gov't through next Sept. The lawmakers described the plan as a concession and called on House R's to only agree to a short-term funding bill for the gov't.
Will R's take crucial step to stop illegals before 12/11? “I think the Repubs. are going to have to find consensus on what they’re going to do. They’ve got to keep a civil war within their own party from happening. Boehner & McConnell (are) very hesitant to fight Obama on this.”
O refusing to sign a bill that funded most of the government, no strings attached, because of a separate fight over immigration could be a hard sell for lefties. And not just in the short term: Dems may lose their appetite for playing hardball in the future.
The GOP's response to Obama's immigration action will top the week. Many conservatives want to defund the executive action through the new spending bill to keep the government open past Dec. 11.
The House GOP plan is being called the “CROmnibus.” The money for immigration enforcement will run out in the spring, forcing Obama to either make a deal on his exec. amnesty then or find a way to pay for its implementation that doesn’t involve dipping into Congress’s purse.
The GOP just won a wave election but have chosen to surrender before the fight starts. McConnell’s insistence that the GOP won’t shut down the gov't was all Obama needed to go ahead with amnesty.
If the big shutdown didn't damage GOP prospects just 12 months later, would a tightly limited defunding battle be such a problem?
Block Obama. Let him show himself again to be the petulant man-child Americans have started recognizing. This time, when he shuts down the gov't, keep it shut till you have your way and then hold public hearings to show how Obama selectively shut things down to hurt the voters intentionally.