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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:51 AM

Brutal editorial against the R's by the WaPo editorial board

Regarding the shutdown of course. It contains a concise summary of the facts too.



House Republicans are failing Americans in their effort to kill Obamacare

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Republicans tried to block its (ACA's) passage and failed; they hoped to have it declared unconstitutional and failed; and they did their best to toss Mr. Obama out of the White House after one term in order to strangle it in its cradle, and they failed again.

They’re entitled to keep trying, of course — though it would be nice if someday they remembered their promise to come up with an alternative proposal. But their methods now are beyond the pale.

After months of refusing to confer with the Senate on a budget proposal, they have demanded a conference committee to keep the government funded for six weeks. They are rejecting a budget extension that includes limits on federal spending — the so-called sequester — that they insisted on and that Democrats oppose. In a particularly shabby piece of faux populism, their final proposal Monday night included a measure to deprive congressional aides, many of whom earn considerably less than the esteemed members, of the subsidy to purchase health insurance that employers routinely provide.

That measure was emblematic of Republicans’ heedlessness of the impact of their actions on ordinary Americans and their government. Incoming FBI Director James B. Comey was stunned to discover that his agency has had to stop training recruits, close criminal cases and even deny gasoline money to agents because of budget cutbacks, as The Post’s Sari Horwitz reported. Now, with the shutdown, 800,000 workers are being furloughed, and thousands of others are being ordered to work but may not get paid. And these effects pale beside the economic havoc that would be caused by a failure to honor the government’s financial obligations, a prospect that looms just a couple of weeks ahead.

Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Budget Committee chairman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and their colleagues may be in a difficult political position. Honestly, we don’t much care. They need to reopen the government and let it pay its bills.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/house-republicans-are-failing-americans-in-their-effort-to-kill-obamacare/2013/10/01/49995ed0-2ab1-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html



Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.

It's going to become increasingly difficult for the R's to deny that this is their fault, and solely their fault, with editorials like this being written by major newspapers. In fact, I think their attempt at blame-shifting this onto the Dems is a lost cause already. They have been a little too obvious about stating their intentions and carrying this out, to hide it now.

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Reply Brutal editorial against the R's by the WaPo editorial board (Original post)
Waiting For Everyman Oct 2013 OP
Vinnie From Indy Oct 2013 #1
joeybee12 Oct 2013 #2
Waiting For Everyman Oct 2013 #3
Cha Oct 2013 #7
dickthegrouch Oct 2013 #4
johnnyreb Oct 2013 #5
Cha Oct 2013 #6
mucifer Oct 2013 #8

Response to Waiting For Everyman (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:20 PM

1. You know it is bad when the WaPo abandons the false equivalency lie!

the 1%'ers must be getting nervous.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:26 PM

2. Yup, even the Repuke water-carriers are running from them...nt

 

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:06 PM

3. That was exactly what I thought too.

It might be that the teabaggers should begin to get a little bit nervous as well -- that reads like an early "shot across the bow" of some kind. It has the tone almost of a parent scolding a misbehaving child.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 04:19 AM

7. Good point! Wish they'd get to blitzer.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:08 PM

4. Who can we jail for this...

"thousands of others are being ordered to work but may not get paid."


The bosses attaching unacceptable riders to otherwise routine legislation are the most responsible.

If a family goes bankrupt as a result of not being paid, might they institute a civil suit against a GOP leader or two? The burden of proof is so much lower for civil suits and they are NOT performing the government's business, which is to roll out the ACA provisions since it is the law.

I'd love to see the law used to make examples of a few republicans, bankrupting them and restoring funds to the people they are destroying.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:40 PM

5. K&R

WaPo Editorial Board on House republicans:

But their methods now are beyond the pale.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 04:18 AM

6. thank you, WFE! I love it when the facts are acknowledged in the

Media!

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 04:21 AM

8. Now we need the wall st journal to have an editorial like this

then maybe something positive might happen.

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