Krauthammer: "Tea party Plan to Defund Obamacare is N U T S"

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WASHINGTON — A combination of early presidential maneuvering and internal policy debate is feeding yet another iteration of that media perennial: the great Republican crackup. This time it’s tea party insurgents versus get-along establishment fogies fighting principally over two things: (a) national security and (b) Obamacare.


Gov. Chris Christie recently challenged Sen. Rand Paul over his opposition to the National Security Agency metadata program. Paul has also tangled with Sen. John McCain and other internationalists over drone warfare, democracy promotion and, more generally, intervention abroad.


.... The other battle is about defunding Obamacare. Led by Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, the GOP insurgents are threatening to shut down the government on Oct. 1 if the stopgap funding bill contains money for Obamacare.

This is nuts



Krauthammer: Lee?s plan to defund Obamacare is nuts | The Salt Lake Tribune
 
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The president will never sign a bill defunding the singular achievement of his presidency. Especially when he has control of the Senate. Especially when, though a narrow majority (51 percent) of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, only 36 percent favor repeal. President Obama so knows he’ll win any shutdown showdown that he’s practically goading the Republicans into trying.

Never make a threat on which you are not prepared to deliver. Every fiscal showdown has redounded against the Republicans. The first, in 1995, effectively marked the end of the Gingrich revolution. The latest, last December, led to a last-minute Republican cave that humiliated the GOP and did nothing to stop the tax hike it so strongly opposed.



Krauthammer: Lee?s plan to defund Obamacare is nuts | The Salt Lake Tribune

Thankfully, they're not listening to you Charles - they're too busy working on phony scandals and impeachment ...


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Boehner knows it's nuts and will never call for a vote on the tea party insanity.
 

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Krauthammer: Lee’s plan to defund Obamacare is nuts
How can defunding a plan which is a massive assault on healthcare be nuts?

.The Obamacare Lobster Trap

According the Affordable Care Act's ("ACA") website, ACA is:

…a health care law that aims to improve our current health care system by increasing access to health coverage for Americans and introducing new protections for people who have health insurance

ACA in fact is a lobster trap. It is also crony socialism's latest and most dangerous assault on what remains of the free market for health care.

THE ACA LOBSTER TRAP: THE "EXCHANGE"

As a condition to implementing ACA, ACA requires that every State (and, interestingly, the federal territories) establish a health care "Exchange." The Exchange is a computer database of programs and designed to implement ACA within the States. Through the Exchange, authorized health care providers, participating employers and individuals and payers (insurers and the federal and state governments) will input information designed to create a "market" for health care services.

In order to create a market, however, ACA needs "information." Specifically, it needs information on the people who will be demanding services from this market — the lobsters. What if the lobsters are too smart to enter the trap themselves? ACA demands that the States to throw the lobsters into the trap by populating State Exchanges with their personal, private financial and health data without any lobster first giving their consent. ACA can never go anywhere without complicit State actors. "

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That just tells ya' what side Krauthammer is on.

SIDEBAR: How did Opie get so red?
 

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Krauthammer is as conservative as anybody on this Board.

The difference is he thinks critically where as most of the conservatives (and liberals) here do not.
 

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Krauthammer: Lee’s plan to defund Obamacare is nuts
How can defunding a plan which is a massive assault on healthcare be nuts?
It's stupidly impulsive. Shutting down the government will severely damage the GOP. A government shutdown means no government functions, including no military paychecks get issued. No military operations. Everything grinds to a halt.

The way to defund ObamaCare is to put forth a superior plan. The GOP has not done that. "Repeal ObamaCare", and then what? It is the "then what" which is killing the GOP off. That's why only 36 percent of Americans oppose repealing it. Because the GOP has not provided a superior alternative.

The GOP has not come up with a single good idea in a very long time. It has atrophied, and now the best idea they can come up with is suicide?

Idiots.

The way to defund ObamaCare is to win the House, the Senate, and the White House. The GOP hasn't a clue how to do that, either. So now they are acting like punks.
 

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Krauthammer says are choices are not good on ACA.

(1) Give Obama what he wants.

(2) Shut down the government, be horribly punished by the American people, then give Obama even more of what he wants.
 

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Krauthammer says are choices are not good on ACA.

(1) Give Obama what he wants.

(2) Shut down the government, be horribly punished by the American people, then give Obama even more of what he wants.
Yep. Those are the only two ideas the GOP can think of, even though there are other, better ways.

Pretty pathetic. The GOP is completely intellectually bankrupt. That's why they have to invent so many constant diversions from this truth.

Look over there! Obama's going on an African "vacation"!
 
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I am still trying to figure out how shutting down government turned out bad for the republicans in the 90's?
 

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It protected Clinton when he needed it later. And that shenanigan ended up in losses in the GOP majority in Congress.
 

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Krauthammer: Lee’s plan to defund Obamacare is nuts
How can defunding a plan which is a massive assault on healthcare be nuts?

The way to defund ObamaCare is to win the House, the Senate, and the White House. The GOP hasn't a clue how to do that, either. So now they are acting like punks.
47 to 50% of the electorate are parasites.

No candidate will be elected who does not pander to that faction.

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I am still trying to figure out how shutting down government turned out bad for the republicans in the 90's?
I take it you weren't there. :lol:
Actually yes I was.... Now tell me how did it hurt republicans???? Common your the big government republican how did it hurt them??? Were they all removed form office the next election? Did they lose their majority?
 

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