It’s high noon again in Washington and the GOP is preparing to walk out in the middle of the street for the showdown with President Obama. At issue is the funding of Obamacare and the possible shutdown of the federal government. Both sides have their guns loaded, in the holster and ready to draw and fire at each other.
President Obama wants Congress to pass another spending bill to allow the government to continue spending out of control and end the Sequestration. A number of Republicans, especially those in the House, refuse to pass Obama’s measure because it will continue to fund Obamacare and they say they won’t allow that to happen.
In the 2010 and 2012 elections, a number of Republicans were sent Washington to defund and kill Obamacare. This was the mandate of the voters that voted for them. These Republicans are saying they will adhere to the demands of their constituents and will kill Obamacare.
At the other end of the street, Obama states that defunding Obamacare is not an option. It must be included in the spending bill. He has stated emphatically that this is a non-negotiable issue. Then he turns around and accuses the Republicans of not being willing to compromise and that if Washington shuts down, it will be there fault, not his.
If you carefully follow Obama’s history in the White House, this has become his normal mantra in times like this. He refuses to compromise and then lays all the blame on the GOP for doing what he himself is doing. This is political hypocrisy at its utmost.
So who will back down this time? Speaker of the House John Boehner has a history of caving in and compromising with Obama, even against the wishes of other House members. Will he show himself to be the turncoat he has been or will Boehner finally grow a backbone and stand up to Obama’s tyrannical rule? There’s only 10 more days to find out.