House Republicans plan to vote Tuesday night on a revised budget proposal that would end the partial government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and, in a challenge to Democrats, force government officials from President Obama on down to obtain health insurance through ObamaCare.
So the House Republicans want to expand Obamacare to include everyone. What a novel idea!
“To say, \’absolutely categorically not, we will not consider what the Republicans in the House of Representatives are doing,\’ in my view, is piling on,\” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on the Senate floor, as Democrats lined up against the House plan. \”Let\’s sit down and work this out.”
“Piling on”? I am not sure what John McCain is saying, but it does seem to me that the House Republicans are adding so much to the legislature in the process that it may make the bill meaningless, at least strategically, in its final version.
Or at least meaningless in that it doesn’t include any strategy to defeat the Democrats in the House.
Then again, maybe the Wingnuts in the House Republican leadership are grasping for anything to show to the people, ( the people who may run the next Republican Wingnut inline to replace non-Tea Party Rebulicans in their district) that they are still are a Wingnut (the emphasis should be on “nut”) and that the nutty Republican Party doesn’t need to replace those now in the House?
What I am sure of is that McCain knows that adding more structure to Obamacare (in the form of the leaders of the U.S.A.) is not the way to defeat it.
Good luck with that Republican House leaders.