THE LAMESTREAM, DRIVE-BY MEDIA ARE IN HIGHT DUDGEON AS THEY AND ALL MANNER OF LIBERAL PNDITS FORECAST DOOM FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SHOULD THEY REFUSE TO FUND OBAMACARE IN ANY BUDGET AND/OR "CONTINUING RESOLUTION" THIS FALL. THIS IS A RISIBLE CANARD.
The main thrust of the Left is reminding everyone how the last Federal shutdown over the budget cost the Republicans dearly. (Actually that is not the case, as in the next Congressional election the Republicans - albeit they did lose seats - reatained a majority in the House. And not only this, but the Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate. Due to the unique ability of the Senate to bring things to a grinding halt, those two Senate seats were more than worth every seat the Republicans lost in the House. The only real loss was the loss of Bob Dole to Clinton in the race for the White House, but Dole ran a rather drab and lackluster campaign.)
But it should be noted that the 1995-96 shutdown was over some complicated budget items that the common voter probably has a poor understanding of, plus (and a very big deal) the Republicans were trying to force an increase in Medicare premiums, and the voters love their Medicare but don't want to pay more for it. To the extent that the 1995-96 shutdown hurt Republicans, it was over one thing that most everyone has at least a basic understanding of (and mostly likes): MEDICARE.
On the other hand, if the government shuts down this fall, it will be over a program that nearly everyone considers flawed, overly expensive, and unacceptably intrusive into their lives; a program that is a proven job-killer and one which was sold to the public with out-and-out lies and passed through both houses only with bribes, questionable (to say the least) parliamentary maneuvers, and other chicanery; and over the loud objections of a majority of the American people.
The shutdown will not be over a proposed increase in the cost of the beloved Medicare program. It will be over a Democrat refusal to de-fund and starve to death the hated, monstrous, money-sucking and freedom-destroying, economy ruining, job-killing Democrat power grab disguised as an "entitlement": OBAMACARE.
We call on all members of Congress and the Senate to defy these false claims of potential ruination and vote NO to any budget or resolution that authorizes funds in any amount to any action implementing or enforcing any facet of ObamaCare.
Further we call on every Democrat member of the House and Senate, when Obama vetoes the budget so passed, to tell your leadership to go straight to Hell and vote to override that veto. Accomplish that, Democrats, and we will stop writing "Democrat Party" and begin writing "Democratic Party"; at least until you people screw up and succumb to the ASP wing of your party. That's a promise. Now everyone man up and defund this monster. This isn't Medicare and this isn't 1995. This is very different.