Category Archives: Defunding BS

HOW TO LOSE THE HOUSE WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

In my latest column for the American Spectator I discuss the potential consequences for the Republicans if they cave to the President and the Democrats on defunding Obamacare. If they try to compromise instead of winning, it may well lead to a midterm massacre: During a crucial battle of the military campaign that ultimately propelled [...]

ALLEN WEST GOES WOBBLY ON OBAMACARE?

Say it ain’t so, Allen. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), who has emerged as an outspoken conservative voice among GOP freshmen, cast a surprising vote last week against a bill to scrap part of the 2010 healthcare overhaul … West was one of just four Republicans to vote against the measure, which passed 235-191. If West [...]

BUDGET DEAL REQUIRES SENATE TO HOLD VOTE ON OBAMACARE DEFUNDING & REPEAL

Some conservatives have been whining about the budget deal just negotiated by John Boehner. But, as Thomas Lifson points out, Boehner actually got the better of the President and his accomplices: There is more good in the budget deal than is revealed in the budget cut number agreed on last night. First, the cuts were [...]

REPUBLICAN BUDGET DEFUNDS OBAMACARE

The GOP’s budget proposal was presented today by Rep. Paul Ryan, the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, and it purports to contain not a penny for ObamaCare: The Republican proposal says one of its aims is ‘making sure that not a penny goes toward implementing the new [health care] law enacted last year. This includes [...]

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND NPR. OK, FINE. BUT WHAT ABOUT OBAMACARE?

This is good: The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 228-192 on a bill to defund National Public Radio, the vast public radio network whose leadership has been questioned after a series of executive decisions about programming, staffing and reporting bias. It’s not OK to force conservative and libertarian taxpayers to fund an outfit that uses the money to make [...]

AUDIO: NPR USES YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR BUSH/GOP JOKES

Does anyone really think it’s OK to force Republican (i.e. most) taxpayers to fund a broadcast network that uses the money to make fun of them? If progressives want to listen to this crap, let them reach in their own pockets and pay for it: UPDATE: If you find it offensive that your tax dollars [...]

THE STUPID PARTY WILL PERMIT OBAMACARE FUNDING TO GO FORWARD

This is why the GOP is called the “stupid party.” These people have a major learning disability. The voters who put John Boehner and Eric Cantor in charge of the House want ObamaCare defunded. But these boneheads are going to allow $105 billion in ObamaCare funding to remain the upcoming continuing resolution: House Majority Leader [...]

AUDIO: BACHMANN SAYS GOP LEADERSHIP REFUSES TO KILL OBAMACARE FUNDING

In this radio interview,  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) explain that the GOP leadership is not willing to remove $105 billion in ObamaCare funding from the upcoming continuing resolution because they are afraid Obama won’t sign it and they will be blamed for a government shutdown. Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and [...]

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND OBAMACARE

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed several amendments to defund implementation of various components of the increasingly unpopular “reform” law: In the most sweeping amendment, the House approved a measure introduced by Rep. Steven King of Iowa that would deny funding for the implementation of any provision of the health care law, 241 to 187. And: [...]

VIDEO: DEM TRIES TO CENSOR THE USE OF “OBAMACARE” DURING HOUSE DEBATE

You know ObamaCare is unpopular when the Dems try to censor the very word. And that’s precisely what Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz attempted to do during today’s House debate over defunding. She claimed it was a derogatory term aimed at the President: Both of  [Rep. Graves' comments]  referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate [...]