I’ve been wavering back and forth on the Defunding ObamaCare issue because I could see the valid points on the establishment’s side. I continue to believe, (as does Coulter) that the majority of our Republicans share most of the same goals – they just disagree on tactics.
Coulter’s reasoning, here, that the government shut down would not hurt Republicans like it did in the -90’s helped push me over to the Defund side.
Although a government shutdown hurt the GOP when led by then-Speaker Newt Ginhrich in the 90s, she found three differences on this go-round.
“This time we have Ted Cruz and Mike Lee leading the fight; last time it was Newt Gingrich. That ended up not being as helpful as it turned out,” she said.
“Point two, every time Republicans have either threatened to shut down the government, or shut down the government, it’s been over the budget generally” and no one cares. “Obamacare is different,” she said, remarking that even the Teamsters are against it and may end up campaigning with Cruz to defeat it.
Her third point was that “It’s very, very important to get Democrats on the record, in another vote, right now” on Obamacare for the 2014 election, noting that it was originally “passed in a sleazy way with 100 percent Democrat votes” and none from the GOP.
“Get them on the record,” she insisted, after noting that a lot of Democrats were up for re-election.
Today it was reported that 63% Want Congress to Keep Going After ObamaCare suggesting that even with the media against them, Republicans still have the wind at their backs on this issue.
The best argument Democrats have going for them in the ObamaCare debate – or any debate about Obama?
That is just weak – even for the Dingy one.