In the past it has been the "dark side" that has caused us so much angst and made us have to work so hard. I am sorry to report that I have to ask you to go to work again, only this time it is to work against the Republican leadership to defeat allocation of funds to Obamacare.
A federal judge has ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, end of argument. The Republican leadership should have no problem honoring their pledge to defund Obamacare, ALL of it, not just parts.
They have the perfect opportunity to defund Obamacare in the Continuing Resolution that the House will be debating and voting on this week. Conspicuously missing is the language to defund Obamacare in all of it's manifestations. It is this oversight, which at this point can only be construed as an intentional play, that spurred Rep. Steve King to propose his amendment to completely defund Obamacare!
Leadership has chosen to hide behind "rules" and have disallowed his amendment in the Rules Committee for probably the same secret reasons that complete defunding is not addressed in the CR. The whole reason for a "Rules Committee" is to establish special rules for large or significant bills that the "normal" House rules don't cover. You have to ask yourselves what are they up to, what is in it for them? Is this another Omnibus like bill with "special political gifts" heretofore known as earmarks and now we just hide them in the bill or include key concessions?
The Republican leadership promised to defund Obamacare and stop it dead in it's tracks! Don't let them pull a fast one like when Senate leadership said they got it on earmarks and then tried to slip a bunch of them through in the Omnibus bill in exchange for their votes. We stopped the Omnibus and now we must stop the funding of Obamacare.
Call your Representatives NOW at the Capitol Switchboard (202)-225-3121 or tollfree (877)-762-8762 and urge them to support Rep Steve King's amendment to completely defund Obamacare. Anything short of that will be seen as a backroom deal and Republican leadership should come squarely into your "crosshairs". They are going to have to either make good on their promises or they become part of the problem and we must seek new solutions in 2012.
We cannot afford to take prisoners where Obamacare is concerned; KILL THE BILL!! I don't know about you but I am tired of the stench coming from the "Swamp". Pay special attention to your newly elected freshmen in the House. We need to nurture and mentor them along they way that they are not led astray.
For Liberty's Sake,