Originally Posted by DenverBrit
The purpose of this cluster**** isn't to delay, it's to kill the bill. In a year, we'll be going through the same nonsense again. The Tea Party are scared to death that ACA will actually work and give Obama a landmark bill.
Obama, not running again, has Obamacare as his legacy, he's not going to let it go.
Anyway, to answer is it worth shutting the government down?? Of course not, but the House is doing this, not Obama. The GOP opposed Medicare and SS, this is more ideology at work, not government.
The Tea Party are on a suicide mission and I wish them the best of luck and hope they succeed in their 'mission.'
I also hope ACA succeeds, though it will need some serious tweaking.
Try like, 45ish days.
The "deal" was to get an extension until the next crisis, at which point they will smell blood in the water and expect more concessions, regardless of whether the LAW was legally passed in both houses, signed into LAW (there's that pesky word again), challenged and upheld in the Supreme Court and litigated in a national election which was won (again).
And as far as Obama not letting his legacy go? Even though he's said he won't use it, he could easily use Section 4 of the 14th Amendment to keep the government from going into default. He won't have to though, because the Democrats will always have enough votes in the Senate, and any bill that comes through from the House that Reid doesn't like, he can just table.
There's literally no footing the Republicans have to stand on.