Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor and issued a battle cry for all Democrats, ‘We’re not going to bow to Tea Party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law.’
Sen. Reid (D-NV) gave John Boehner and his House Republicans two choices. Republicans can accept a funding bill that doesn’t defund Obamacare, or they can shutdown the government. Reid said, “We will not bow to Tea Party anarchists who refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional.” Almost on cue, Sen. Ted Cruz ambled down to the Senate floor and began his game of obstruction and delay by objecting to unanimous consent on moving forward with 4 non-controversial nominations.
Sen. Cruz’s master plan is to delay the Senate vote on stripping the defunding of Obamacare out of the House CR for as long as possible. Cruz doesn’t have a plan, or an endgame. His whole purpose is to get more media attention for himself. Cruz is convinced that if he turns himself into an anti-Obamacare martyr the rest of the country will rise up and a popular rebellion will break out against res state Senate Democrats, and force all Republicans to oppose funding the government without defunding Obamacare.
There is no evidence whatsoever that this will happen, but Sen. Cruz is still going to grandstand for this entire week like his life depended on it.
Harry Reid’s battle cry to Democrats also contained a promise, “Obamacare is the law of the land and it will remain so as long as Barack Obama is President and as long as I am the Senate Majority Leader.” The ACA isn’t going anywhere. Reid is stating the obvious. Democrats will never, ever take one red cent away from healthcare reform. President Obama and the Democrats hold all of the cards. The Republican Party is divided, and Sen. Reid sounds a lot like a man who is certain that the Republicans are going to crack.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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