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IMPORTANT: Boehner Finally Sides with Conservatives on Defunding Obamacare

Posted: September 18, 2013 at 11:47 am   /   by

boehnerBetter late than never, John Boehner appears to have acquiesced to some variation of the Tom Graves / Ted Cruz / Mike Lee approach to defunding Obamacare.

That is:

Offer a CR to fund everything except Obamacare — the whole enchilada — all 479 Federal agencies, no matter how duplicative and wasteful — just not Obamacare.  Presumably this would be effective for one year until the next CR or until (a miracle occurs and) Congress actually passes a 2015 fiscal year budget.

Read the hard Left view at this link.

Read the center-right perspective at this link.

Count on the Left to shout “GOP Shuts Down Government!”

Count on the GOP to offer a meek defense (unless Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy have had an epiphany).

My advice: Hire the biggest, meanest, most successful PR firm in DC to launch an immediate national campaign against the hard Left Democrats — a campaign like the one described in this link.  If the campaign succeeds, pay them a rich, healthy bonus.

In other words, quit pussy-footing around, get tough, and watch your support grow.  The grassroots respects and follows a leader with courage.  Try it, Mr. Boehner, you may like it.

Under the doctrine of “last clear chance”, if Obamacare takes root on October 1 and can’t be removed thereafter, this whole mess will blow back on you!

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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IMPORTANT: Boehner Finally Sides with Conservatives on Defunding Obamacare