The Obamacare Fight
“We need to fight to change what’s actually possible in Washington.”
That is what Heritage Action communications director Dan Holler told Larry Kudlow on CNBC’s Kudlow Report after Kudlow and another guest on the show expressed their disbelief that Congress can actually defund Obamacare.
No one in this discussion has a crystal ball, but not fighting will certainly result in a loss.
Conservatives are willing to fight to stop Obamacare. Now Senators need to hear from their constituents. The Senate needs to get the message that we don’t want Obamacare — 57 percent of Americans oppose the law — and we will not sit idly by as Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13% uses procedural gimmicks to get his way.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 94% explained today:
The Democrats may have jammed Obamacare through Congress on a strict, bare-knuckled party-line vote, but it shouldn’t be funded that way.
We know the Democratic leadership wants to fund Obamacare, and it’s certain Leader Reid will use every gimmick, obscure parliamentary trick, and sweetheart deal to do it. After all, that’s how he passed Obamacare in the first place.
Until Reid guarantees a 60-vote threshold on all amendments, a vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare. It would amount to giving the Democrats a green light to fund Obamacare with 51 votes.
We owe it to our constituents to keep our promise to stop Obamacare. Many in Washington like to talk about “elections having consequences” but seem more intent on focusing on who has power.
It’s time to quit worrying about power and blame and simply do what’s right.
Sen. Cruz is absolutely correct. It’s time to do what is right for the American people, and that is to defund Obamacare.