Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and several others took a heroic stand, voting No on cloture today, knowing that Senator Harry Reid would follow cloture by stripping the Obamacare-defunding provision from the funding bill sent to the Senate by the House. Roughly half the Republican Senators did not stand with Senators Cruz and Lee, and then Reid acted just as Sen. Cruz had predicted.
Now the bill goes back to the House. The last hope to defund the evil, socialist law known as Obamacare is for the House to stand firm against it on Saturday’s vote. Today I wrote this to my Congressman:
I urge you to continue to vote against funding Obamacare—a deadly law that violates individual rights and furthers socialized medicine—in this Saturday’s vote, no matter what the Democrats threaten to do as a result. The Democrats are willing to shut down the government in order to fund Obamacare. You and other Republicans must be willing to shut down the government in order to DEFUND Obamacare.
For more background on the campaign to defund Obamacare, see these links:
Senators Cruz and Lee have led the effort to defund Obamacare. During his 19-hour Senate speech this week in defense of individual rights and against Obamacare, Sen. Cruz quoted extensively from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.
Thanks to you, Sen. Cruz, and to the very few others who stand on principle, there is still hope for America.
For my own writings on the evil of Obamacare, see my Tag Archive for ‘Obamacare’.
The dishonesty of Obama and the Democratic Party has been on ample display during this week’s political battle. Obama and other Democrats state that if an agreement is not reached, it is the Republicans—not the Democrats—who will have caused a government shutdown. Today Obama said,
So over the next three days, House Republicans will have to decide whether to join the Senate and keep the government open, or shut it down just because they can’t get their way on an issue that has nothing to do with the deficit.
This statement is a bald-faced lie. The House approved a spending bill to keep the government open, without Obamacare. That is the bill that Sen. Reid butchered by removing the Obamacare-defunding provision. If both parties stand firm, with Democrats for funding Obamacare and the Republicans against funding Obamacare, then the government shut-down will have been caused equally by both parties. It would be equally valid—that is, equally dishonest—to state,
The President and Senate Democrats will have to decide whether to join the House and keep the government open, or shut it down just because they can’t get their way.