A longtime Republican on the Hill explains, “The members have real life experience now. What [the defund Obamacare leaders] said didn’t happen.”
Indeed, there is zero chance Obamacare will be defunded, and Democratic support for the defund effort never appeared as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had assured them it would. There is no sign the shutdown is forcing the president to cave; if anything he’s dug in even further. The entire escapade made it impossible for Republicans, at least for now, to obtain smaller gains and, most important, get onto the main event, the debt ceiling.
Government shutdown = defunded ObamaCare. No?
Yes, it does. ObamaCare is currently defunded.
Now let Democrats continue to reject the funding of the VA, children's cancer care, WWII monuments, National Parks and the remainder of government....
Only cowards give up the ground gained by choosing not to recognize it.