Harry Reid and a megalomaniacal Democrat party are only interested in one thing; getting their own way. Reid knows that with every rejection, a timid Republican House is ever more likely to back down rather than be blamed for a government shutdown. Trouble is, they are being blamed anyway.
Typically and irrationally, Republicans are being faulted, far more often than the Democrats, for being recalcitrant and forcing a government shutdown that is entirely unnecessary and is exclusively in the hands of President Obama and the Democrats.
Why should the Democrats cave to the Republicans on all this talk about a government shutdown when they have shown their willingness to fold like a cheap suit? As FOX News put it, “House leaders will now have to decide whether to make a counter-offer or accept the Senate bill.”
House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy indicated that the House may not be finished walking back their position: “We have other options for the Senate to look at. . . There are a few other ideas floating around the Hill for targeting ObamaCare without going so far as to defund it. . .” Swell.
According to The Washington Times: “Some Republicans want the House to pass a new bill that would fund the government but also would require President Obama, Vice President Biden and all of the administration’s top political appointees to forgo their government health plans and join the health exchanges. Still to be decided is another measure the House passed unanimously early Sunday morning that would guarantee that U.S. troops would continue to be paid even in the event of a government shutdown.”
The Hill reports that Speaker Boehner, in a rare display of criticism for the Senate, said “The Senate decided not to work yesterday . . . Well my goodness, if there’s such an emergency, where are they?”
The answer is that the Democrat majority Senate is right where they’ve been since 2008 — in the catbird seat. Their ploys to blame Republicans for their own actions are not accidental. Elected Democrats have reached a point where they are permitted to get away with a nation’s murder, metaphorically speaking.
Democrats are in complete control of whether there is a government shutdown. Both Obama King and his government-abiding zombies have promised to reject anything that goes against what they want: Obamacare. It is a political gift to Republicans and for a country desperate for genuine leadership.
On Monday, the House whined that the bill wasn’t being returned to them with enough time to amend it prior to meeting the deadline. RINOs would do anything to avoid being tarred with a government shutdown. They might have learned a thing or two from President Reagan: If Obama and a Democrat Senate want to turn the destruction of America into a game of “chicken,” House Republicans must finally prove that they aren’t the chickens.