By The Right Scoop


The word on the street is the House just voted to defund Obamacare. This from Fox News’ breaking banner:

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND OBAMACARE, PROVIDE MONEY TO KEEP GOV’T RUNNING THROUGH DEC. 15

A tipster tells me 229 voted to defund it and that included all but one Republican (I’d like to know who that is…), 5 Republicans didn’t vote at all and 1 Democrat came over to vote with Republicans to defund it.

Thank you Speaker Boehner and House Republicans for listening to the American people.

Now don’t screw this up!

UPDATE: Washington Examiner says final vote 230-189.

House votes 230-189 to defund Obamacare, keep government running

UPDATE 2: This from Business insider:

The one Republican who voted against the bill was Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.), who said Thursday that he would do so because of a desire to return to regular budget order.

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  • Mike Bittner

    Scott Rigell is, unfortunately, from my neck of the woods…and the guy keeps siding with Obama. We can’t throw his arse out fast enough!

    • whatsyouragenda?

      then it is your responsibility to put pressure on him yourself with phone calls, letters and coaxing others in your district to do the same

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Luckily, they only serve 2-year terms. The bigger problem seems to be finding someone willing to replace him. (ref. Debbie Whatsername-Schultz)

  • ALPatriot1960

    The key to this vote is that THEY DO NOT FOLD!! Keep the pressure on and hold them accountable to their vote!!

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      Right On, they must stay engaged. And ignore those people like Mr P.King.

  • kayeellen

    now what are we going to do about him destroying the coal industry …..

  • americalsgt

    Any idea what the “crisis of the day” will be to take this story down?

    • Is_Sense_Common

      I’m sure they can find someone who will “stand down” rather than protect American citizens in danger somewhere in this great nation of ours…

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      The lefts crisis will be Obama having another public temper tantrum. But this time his standing on both sides of the reds line. While we are standing with the constitution.

  • Conservator1

    Now it’s time for Senators Cruz, Lee, Paul and other true conservatives to filibuster any Amendment Reid, fellow lefty Democrats or RINOs pass that refunds Obamacare.

    Home Depot is transferring roughly 20,000 part-time workers to the taxpayer-funded Obamacare exchanges while Walgreens announced they’re dropping current coverage for 160,000 workers and sending them to a Obamacare health exchange. And let’s not forget the steps taken by IBM, GE, Cleveland Clinic and UPS’ decision to drop spousal coverage.

    And companies like Delta Air Lines who expects Obamacare will cost it $100 million MORE in 2014 while warning the law will “provide real challenges for both our company and our employees,” according to a letter it sent in June to the Obama Administration.

    Obamacare must be defunded and repealed.

    • whatsyouragenda?

      corporate greed must be ERADICATED!!!! tax corporations 90% and make them ACCOUNTABLE for the damage they have done to society!!!

      • Conservator1

        What’s your agenda? Do you really want the government to get 90% of taxes from the people who made those corporation’s profits possible in the first place? Do you have a job? If so, do you work for a private company or the government? Must be the government or a non-profit supported by federal taxers.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        You nor government cannot eradicate the sinful desires of a people’s heart.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        You’re new here I gather.

        • whatsyouragenda?

          just amazing how sheeple lie down and take up the bum without even asking for a little lube…

      • Conservative_Hippie

        corporate greed must be ERADICATED!!!! tax corporations 90% and make them ACCOUNTABLE for the damage they have done to society!!!

        …sent from my iPhone

      • Steve Angell

        Cone on now.

        Corporate greed is real.

        The top 1% saw a 24% increase in wealth under Obama. The rest of Americans saw a drop in income.

        Obama has been horrible for the 99% but not for the top 1%. So I assume you are against Obama. Not. You know nothing of the real world.

        By the way greed is a very good thing. Without greed we would have almost none of the great things we have. Greedy people spend huge amounts of time inventing things and making them cheaper. They even figure out ways do do well under tyrants like Obama.

        • whatsyouragenda?

          yeah.. greed is so wonderful… makes for a lots of great things like neutron bombs and I guess you love the amounts of pollution china dumps in to our environment.
          poor is an “attitude” and so is greedy…and that makes for some really ugly society.
          some people are so poor all they can afford is to be greedy. Some people are so greedy, they think money keeps them from being poor.

          • Steve Angell

            Did you forget that FDR was a Democrat and it sure was not Greed that led him to push for nuclear weapons? FDR was all for spreading the wealth (stealing rich peoples money to spend the way he wanted to spend it).

            Greed brought us Apple, Microsoft, Ford, Facebook, Netflix and on and on. Everything, you probably take for granted, was invented by a greedy capitalist.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Excellent imitation of an unhinged Marxist. You forgot the “/sarc” tag, so you’ll have some ‘splainin’ to do.

    • Steve Angell

      Walgreens are sending them to private exchanges. A loophole out of paying fines. They are not the Obama Care exchanges. But their employees will find insurance in them very expensive because of Obama Care. Many will not be able to afford it even with their voucher from Walgreens.

  • Chester Simms

    Good start. I hope that’s not all that is or will be.

  • Dyanaru

    Cannot post comments on your facebook page. “Doesn’t seem possible right now ” message

  • bx_ny

    Senator Cruz, put up or shut-up.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA Booker

      I see you’ve got your marching orders from Boehner.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    So will this be reported as a “bipartisan” act?

  • LiveFreeOrDieAmerica

    Wonderful. FINALLY listened to us.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA Booker

    I hope the conservatives have a very, very strong and robust battle over this. Please Senate Conservatives, make your case known to the American people. We are with you, 100%. We must win this battle. Otherwise, this will be the worst entitlement program enacted in American history. If fact, you know what? It is!

  • stage9

    Why is it that I don’t trust this?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA Booker

      Same here. I really skeptical of the motives. Especially 3 years out.

      • waffle_anna

        Me neither, but now the ball is in the Senate’s court. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and all senators who support them need to filibuster any amendment Harry Reid puts out there.

        • ChesterWalton

          the vote will be a simple majority vote, so no opportunity to filibuster. again, Cruz had not end game for this play.

          • jdbaird

            No it won’t, all a senator has to do is raise an objection to an item in the resolution on procedural grounds and they’ll need 60 votes to overrule the objection.

          • John Q. Jones

            To underestimate Senator Ted Cruz is folly. He has an end game, be sure of it…Now I can ignore you from this moment on.. thanks.

          • stage9

            And you think it’s the Republicans who are hanging themselves? THE ENTIRE FRIGGIN COUNTRY is against this fascist liberal law; people will thank liberals accordingly when they throw your sorry good for nothing scum bag butts out!

    • sDee

      Because of Boehner and McConnell maybe? They cannot be trusted. They desperately need obamacare. It is the totalitarian’s nirvana.

      Did the House actually put the monkey on the Senate’s back or simply toss it over and are now bending over and grabbing their ankles for the next round.

      Time will tell.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Because you weren’t born yesterday.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    Today is a day for celebration. One giant leap for freedom, liberty and our great nation.
    God Bless America

    • Steve Angell

      Time will tell been fooled far too many times by surrender monkey John.

      • TIMERUNNERSC

        Your right so we must stay engaged.

  • ChesterWalton

    Entertaining theater – nothing more.

    • ChesterWalton

      Evidence – here is Mike Lee, “Shutdowns are bad. Shutdowns are not worth it. This law is not worth causing a shutdown over.”

      • Martin2717

        Hello, Karl Rove.

        • ChesterWalton

          Clever… I am going by Lee and Cruz’s recent statements. They pushed for this, got tons of pub, and had no end game strategy.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            They won. That’s end game no matter how you look at it.

            Everyone who voted for barack, hoping they will get free healthcare, is responsible for bringing this economy to its knees. The only healthcare they will get is crappy, NHS-style care they get in Britain, only worse, because in Britain, you aren’t forced to join a stupid exchange and have HM REvenue and Customs monitor your status.

            Two vastly expensive bureaucracies that will only crush the system even more.

            Democrats knew this was a bad idea, but they pushed for it anyway. Many lost their seat in congress over it. More will in 2014.

            • ChesterWalton

              Won how? They lost. I guess it is a win since they could start their own independent party, but then they would still be in the minority, losers still in the end.

      • jdbaird

        If you’re going to claim something, post a link.

        • ChesterWalton
          • sDee

            His context makes it very clear that he was saying keeping the law as-is, is not worth shutting down the government over.

            He clearly did not mean that defunding the law was not worth shutting down the government over.

            At best Lee missed an opportunity to rhetorically place the monkey on their back. What is crucial is if they actually do that in the minds of the public.

            As this story points out once again, is that the State Press will do all they can to misrepresent the situation.

            • ChesterWalton

              If I were a Republican in the House read his statement, I would go ballistic and feel that my “colleagues” in the Senate don’t have my back.

            • Conservator1

              sDee, don’t pay any attention to this guy. Under an hour ago he posted the following anti-conservative diatribe:

              “Cruz and other conservatives like him are actively trying to torpedo the Republican party. In attempting to undo all things Obama, they are behaving in a manner similar to Wile E. Coyote. Meep!, Meep! and all conservatives fall off a cliff and are crushed by giant boulder for good measure.”

              I want to undo all things Obama that are destroying America.

              • ChesterWalton

                What’s untrue about that – Cruz and friends are leading Republicans to permanent minority party status. Everyone knows this.

                • Is_Sense_Common

                  The Repooplicans are leading themselves into a permanent minority status by disregarding the will of the people and the Constitution.

                • Conservator1

                  Yeah right; what conservatives need are the likes of McCain, Christie or Peter King to save the GOP. If Republicans reelect these kind moderates, they will remain a “permanent minority party.”

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  You use that word, “everyone,” like you think you know what it means.

          • jdbaird

            It isn’t good to shut the gov’t down in order to force obamacare down the throats of people who don’t want it. So what’s your point? He wants to shut it down to stop obamacare. If you’re too stupid to tell the difference, then don’t make comments, no one wants to hear them.

            • ChesterWalton

              Naming calling – how very Jeffersonian of you.

              • jdbaird

                I didn’t call any names I just said “…IF you’re too stupid to tell the difference…”, if it applies well, then so be it.

      • Steve Angell

        Context is everything.

        He said this to make a point that Obama was willing to shut down the Government over Obama Care. That Obama Care was not a valid reason for Obama to shut it down not with all the problems it has and not with how unpopular it is.

        He then made it clear later that he was willing to shut down government over it if necessary.

      • stage9

        Um, they’re not shutting down the government; they’re DEFUNDING ObamaCare. All other government operations are covered.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        His point is, barack is the one threatening the shutdown–all over a stupid bill that the vast majority of Americans have said repeatedly, since long before they cheated to pass it in the middle of the night ( abusing House rules while doing so).

        barack threatens to shut down the Government if his economy-crushing bill (of which he is letting all his crony friends off the hook) isn’t funded. Lee is saying that’s stupid. And he’s right.

        Figures the guy at Yahoo news would fail at understanding the logic.

  • las1

    “Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.), who said Thursday that he would do so because of a desire to return to regular budget order.”

    What the hell does that even mean? And you decide NOW… that you’re going to make a stand! On the wrong side no less. Go figure!

  • MiketheMarine

    Well, in my three rules of winning the country back, voting is step two. Our only other option is by force. Congress, I write this for you not for the people on this site. WE are arming ourselves in preparation. I recommend you start listening to the people before WE the people decide it’s time to overthrow you tyrannical @$$holes

  • Stehekin912

    Replace the ones who voted to keep /fund the abomination known as Obamacare. They do not deserve to retain their seats.
    Praises to the Democrats who voted to defund it.

  • unclesamnephew

    who were the 4 not voting rhinos and we must vote out office the rhino who voted no

    • Stehekin912

      EDIT: Here is a link where the names can be found:
      http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll478.xml
      Not Voting: 13
      Carson (IN)
      Cleaver
      Delaney
      Farr
      Fattah
      Gutierrez
      Hanna (Republican)
      Herrera Beutler (Republican)
      McCarthy (NY)
      Murphy (PA) (Republican)
      Polis
      Rush
      Thompson

      • Steve Angell

        Not really familiar with any of these. Quite possible they had valid reasons to miss the vote.

        • Stehekin912

          Richard Hanna is the Rep for the 22nd District of NY. He has voted against Abomination care several times. Why he would not vote on this, his website does not (yet) explain.
          Tim Murphy is the Rep for the 18th District of PA. According to his website, he is against Abomination Care. Why he did not vote on it, his website does not (yet) explain.
          Jaime Herrera Beulter is the Rep for SW Washington’s 3rd District. She, too, claims to work tirelessly on patient centered solutions to the “healthcare crisis”. Yet she did not vote. Her website does not (yet) explain.
          I hope they discover a need to explain their actions. For now, they appear to me to be either cowards or disingenuous. If one of them is a congressman for any of the TRS readers’ district, I hope you will post their explanation here forthwith.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA Booker

    Always remember folks, 100% of the American people did not support the Revolution. But yet, here we are. Ignore the naysayers. The whole idea is put the maximum amount of pressure on red-state Democrats. If they vote for this, this is their Waterloo.

    • Steve Angell

      Maximum pressure would include an Obama shutdown of government.

      I seriously doubt John with not an inch of spine or any other important body part will do that. He has already ordered a much bigger white flag to surrender.

      Once a surrender monkey always a whimp.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Perhaps it is just me, but those issues should have been two separate bills.

    The Continuing Resolution should have been voted down to defeat. The Constitution calls for a BUDGET, not a CR, or government by credit card.
    The Defunding rider should have been PASSED as a stand alone issue.

    Once again, a sorry display of compromise, by a sorry excuse of a House Squeeker and repub/rino party.

    I’ve never seen a more cowardly congress then the one sitting and stewing in their own legislative filth then this one.
    They don’t take a solid stand on anything, just a half hearted attempt to appease! And THEN they have the temerity to applaud themselves for essentially doing NOTHING!

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Gentleman – it’s wonderful to see you! Very astute observation and comment, as always. Unfortunately in these days of want, we are relegated to celebrate moldy crumbs, aren’t we?

      • virginiagentleman1

        Sad but true, my dear friend, moldy crumbs!

        We seem to have become stuck into the very pattern that Obama and Reid wanted, governing and funding by Continuing Resolution, an unconstitutional act, as there is no provision for it in the Constitution which adamantly calls for a Budget.

        You just have to wonder how bad a shape we are in as a nation if our reps will not approve a budget that we can SEE posted on line. It must be mighty damn scary!

        With the jellyfish that pass for republicans these days, they have a very bad habit of taking the easy way out instead of honoring their Constitutional Oaths and ACTUALLY representing us. We both know that this isn’t going to end well for America, and We, the People.

        • Is_Sense_Common

          Sad but true, friend. As Mark Levin commented the other day, there’s no guarantee that a nation will not disappear or fall apart. Just ask Persia.

          • virginiagentleman1

            When you consider the fall of nations in world history, the chief reason for failure wasn’t always a defeat in a war, but going broke. The socialists have come to power in many modern nations simply by bankrupting them as they moved more of their minions into positions of power and influence, especially the treasuries, government labor boards, industrial regulatory commissions, etc.
            This is exactly what is happening in America today. Our problem is a Congress that has abrogated it’s constitutional duties in favor of rule by dictate, mandate, and executive order, a power residing solely in the hands of the federal government.

            This isn’t government by rule of law, it is rule by tyranny.

            • Is_Sense_Common

              Can I just tell you how refreshing it is to me to “listen” to you, a wise and Godly man discuss our nation’s state of affairs in this manner? You have been missed, my friend. Your posts are music to my ears. ♫ ♪ ♫ Thank you for your time today. May He continue to bless you each day.

              • virginiagentleman1

                Ah, gee. (Blushing!)

                Thank YOU for the stimulating discussion my dear friend!
                And may GOD BLESS ALL HERE.

    • Conservator1

      Since Obama has been president, Congress no-longer has appropriation committees working on anything and that’s the reason there hasn’t been a federal budget in four years. A ‘Continuing Resolution’ is not a budget and both parties and Obama are responsible for NOT fulfilling their oaths to uphold the Constitution and pass a freaking budget.

      • virginiagentleman1

        Exactly right! Congress, once again, acting NOT as legislators, but as carpetbaggers.

        It is all about APPEARANCE’s and the accumulation of perks and power, and NOT in doing what they were sworn to do!

        • DawgfaninFL

          I agree, in the end it feels like us lowly citizens are being played as fools.

          • virginiagentleman1

            That is because WE ARE being played Dawg, by the prez, the congress, and the courts. We have become no more then a means to an end for them. We have no value to them except as taxpayers and cannon fodder.

            Our opinions are unwanted by them, they seek our compliance to their wishes only.

    • DawgfaninFL

      Worst part, we have to live through all this again come Dec. 15.

  • DocBarry1

    Obama can by-pass Congress and the Constitution but the House gets attacked by the dems/Obama for voting to defund, which is within their Constitutional Duties –

    Yet, Obama lied that obamacare wasn’t a tax, he makes changes in the law, which he can’t do Constitutionally, so if he wants to make changes then he must open it up to make the changes and to discuss the entire law.

    If the Constitution and the founding fathers did not want the House to have the power of the purse then it would be a non issue but the House just did their Constitutional Duty – will the Senate – we know that Obama acts in a lawless manner let’s hope that the Senate surprises us

  • Joengima

    You know what I’ll never understand? We know they don’t read the bills they pass, so why not just put the language in there and say it’s something else?

    Like make a CR (honestly it should be a budget but that’s a whole other issue.) That defunds Obamacare but don’t announce this is what you’re doing. Just DO IT!

    Perfect time should be this. September 30, when the current one is about the expire, government is on verge of shut down. Since the Republicans are expected to “Cave” then let them appear as if Obama won and pass a CR. Unbeknownst to the Liberal Democrats, all they did was vote again on this current CR which defunds Obamacare and since the Arrogant Dems think they won, they’d pass it immediately and Obummer will sign it.

    Do the same with the debt ceiling. Put a small line hidden there saying that Obamacare is repealed. Don’t say a word. Let us all believe GOP caved until they do a press conference after Obama signs it; congratulating him and the Democrats repealing the law.

    They used tricks to get it passed the first place, let us use tricks to defeat it.

    • virginiagentleman1

      You are devious, Joe! I like it!

      • Joengima

        Thanks. I just think with the Dems controlling the Senate. Bait and Switch/ Trick is the only way to win

    • DawgfaninFL

      But you know Harry will strip it from the Bill before he passes it back to Boehner. They will have to pass as is or rewrite it. Boehner has caved before not too sure I would trust him now. Either way, it looks to me like a game of hot potato to see who’s left holding the spud once we’ve arrived at the deadline.

    • Steve Angell

      Not a chance it would work.

      The DNC writes every bill one way or another.

      • Joengima

        All I know is the Senate Dems did this very trick with the Fiscal Cliff Bill to give Tax breaks to Hollywood. Remember those stories where they just copied and paste from one bill to the Fiscal Cliff bill.

        • Steve Angell

          Like I said the democrats write all bills. Even the “GOP” bills are written by mostly DNC policy wonks.

          • Stehekin912

            how do we change that?

            • Steve Angell

              Education. Get conservatives highly involved in education is the only way. It will take many years just like it took them many years.

  • joyfulgiver

    Nancy Pelosi “It is a wolf in wolf’s clothing,” said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat. “Either you don’t know what you’re doing or this is one of the most intentional acts of brutality you’ve cooked up.”

    No, Ms. Pelosi, “the most intentional act of brutality” came under your leadership (I use that term lightly), when you and your partners in crime FORCED a vote on Obamacare WITHOUT ever reading the bill. Remember these words? “We must pass the bill so we can know what’s in the bill.” Your words not mine! That, Ms. Pelosi is the reason we are where we are today because in the President’s haste to force this law on We the People, you did a dis-service to the American people by allowing the Affordable Care Act to pass without anyone ever reading it, along party lines I might add. You and Mr. Reid are the wolf in wolf’s clothing, as you say!
    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/20/house-passes-spending-bill-defund-obamacare/#ixzz2fSMo2xeB
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  • BHliberty

    This is just politicial posturing since it’s not going anywhere in the senate and the prez will veto. So……what will it be? A total shutdown or Repubs cave? From the way things have been going, my bet is on the Rs caving! However, if they don’t and they pull a Newt Gingrich, then this will mean something! What’s it gonna be?

    • Steve Angell

      Do not be so quick to throw the baby out with the bath water.

      The Democrats remember well what happened in 2010. The last thing they want is a new GOP Senate. Obama Care is hugely unpopular and what they really want is socialized medicine. Thus they may abandon Obama Care for a year figuring that is their best chance.

      Meanwhile the GOPe is assuring Hillary or whoever runs DNC I think more likely O’Malley will win in 2016. All of the top contenders are GOPe and thus assured to lose the election.

      • BHliberty

        I’m not banking on the Democrats (and the prez) caving on the Republican party! To them it’s my way or the highway! Sorry to sound pessimistic but this is not my first rodeo with this bunch! It could be the Dems might make slight changes to Obamacare just to appease the majority of Rs but they ain’t gonna defund it nor do I think they will postpone it!

        Quite frankly, if you listen to likes of the Karl Roves of the world, they would like nothing better than to see Obamacare proceed just so it will crush the economy even more just so it will curry favor with more independents! Now how stupid is that!

        • NPC

          Yah can’t fix stupid.

  • marketcomp

    This is so awesome but only one step among many! And now the next step is to call and email those Senate Republicans, Corker, Lamar Alexander, McCain, and other including the Senate Democrats and put pressure on these people to pressure Harry Reid to bring this CR up for a vote! Thank you Senators Cruz, Lee, and Rep. Tom Graves and all House members who voted to defund!

  • mikeinidaho

    Looks like Boehner fianally woke up andf smelled the coffee…or is it TEA.
    In any event, DON’T GO WOBBLY on this!
    If the government shuts down, it’s on Harry Reid, Obama and the Demunists.
    Personally, I hope it DOES. To much “gubmint” and too little freedom.

    • waffle_anna

      It was definitely tea. Now, I wouldn’t mind if Ted does a filibuster in the Senate. I could listen to this guy all day.

  • wdobni

    every victory in history began as a losing battle at first

    • stage9

      Coincidentally, every liberal battle is a losing battle for everyone else.

  • Laurel

    OH my the rhetoric from both sides today is deep. People better get on the phone to GOP Senators because most of them are looking to the Dem side of the aisle.

  • Press Watchusa

    The Senate must be taken away from the Democrats!

    • badbadlibs

      Everything but their breath should be taken away from democrats.

      • NPC

        You’re too generous.

  • Amjean

    Ted Cruz was just on Neal Cavuto’s Fox show with an awesome explanation on how
    this defunding situation should be handled by the house should Harry Reid pull his
    procedure tricks to vote it down in the senate. I hope someone provides a link.
    This is what I like about both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. They have the intellectual capacity and the conservative will to dissect an issue and present it to us in terms that are understandable.
    After listening to Ted Cruz, I feel pretty good about how it is being handled (of course, holding my breath that repubs will ALL listen to the American public who don’t want this monstrosity of a bill). No traitors to the cause please!

    • marketcomp

      If the RINOs cannot unite behind this issue then they a ficklest hopeless doops!

    • stage9

      Well, what did he say?? You left out the best part of your post! lol.

      • Amjean

        Sorry, it was on just prior to my posting and I had to run out for chauffeuring duties! I was hoping someone would post a link or Right Scoop a video when it became available.
        Hearing it directly from Ted Cruz via video or text is much better than my paraphrasing LOL!!!
        The gist of it is 1) for those who state the defunding action will fail, Cruz says if we do nothing it will definitely fail, 2) the House should fund individual portions of spending starting with the military, always leaving out Obamacare and 3) the American people have responded and made their wishes known which has resulted in the successful defunding vote in the House.

    • bluerose75

      Amjean it is only because of Cruz, Levin, Rush, Palin, Lee and others that this happened….Boehner did not want this but the TIDE IS RISING and he was in a CANOE and with Cantor Paddling where would he go? TSUNAMI CRUZ just washed him over like PLYWOOD…why? BECAUSE OF US and millions of Americans who flooded the offices of the GOP, went to Townhall, reflected in the Polls and QUITE FRANKLY YOU HAVE THE WINNING HAND….NO ONE WANTS OBAMACARE except Gov’t scum and left wing leeches that think they are entitled….NO….BOEHNER is no dummy when you see the POLLS and when you see OBAMACARE’s popularity falling everyday and millions of people losing jobs and hours being cut. BOEHNER HAD ONE CHOICE ALLOW THE VOTE OR LOSE RE-ELECTION and for all those DEMS that voted against JUST SALIVATE running against them in their districts….OFRAUD’s approval is down to 39-40 percent which will HELP NO DEMS except in fruitville and liberal loserdom..NEW YORK AND CALI

      • ChesterWalton

        Nice use of caps.

  • 57thunderbird

    Move over “RED”rover.It’s time for a Tea Party take over.

  • http://rightwing.us/ JoeHerren

    Shut the government down…it will be good for us

  • Mack10

    Well, it’s a start. Hope they don’t let us down!!

  • bluerose75

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU DO!!! Make the scum of the left and the worthless Dems defend a bill Americans hate….the news everyday more job losses, more hours cut, hospitals closing, medicare patients being denied because of payments, insurance premiums through the roof…make the Dem scum defend it….lets see if that 33 percent of the left wing America haters will be able to save ofraud now….come on Pelosi, Reid…tell us how 99 percent of the gov’t should be funded but since obamacare will not you will shut the US Gov’t down….show the gonads ofraud….i like this play big time…because if they shut it down when over 60 percent of Americans do not want it and it is rising…lets see the Dems justify to those 60 percent and more that the whole gov’t should close because of their hated bill and left wing ideology!!!

    I cannot wait to see the US Senate and Reid telling the us he will shut the gov’t down…come on Harry…put every dem senator up for re-election in 2014 on record as well as the GOP losers!! Mclame, shamnasty, Lamiss from Tenn and others…
    Well what happened to Peter King???? That fat slob that hates Ted Cruz…I see Peter you voted to defund….my my Peter….nervous when you really wanted to vote against Americans because you hate Ted Cruz??? Cat have your tongue Cantor???

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Okay, that’s a bit too much like ALL CAPS. Please see the Comment Policy. We try to leave people a little wiggle room, but that’s a bridge too far.

      Edited.

      (When you use a text effect to emphasize something, it only works if it’s an uncommon occurrence.)

    • BearNJ

      Exactly.
      Andrew Mc Carty had a great article on the House right to defund
      http://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2013/09/19/defund-obamacare/

      Sign Ted Cruz’s petition to Defund. Give the Senate a backbone

      Sign this petition & tell Congress: Don’t Fund Obamacare! http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/

  • thedestroyer
  • thedestroyer

    I think the parties got their animals wrong. instead of donkey and elephant, it should be sheep and wolf!

  • waffle_anna

    Okay, Ted. Next stage: FILIBUSTER. Filibuster until Harry Reid’s ears bleed.

    • badbadlibs

      I like the idea of r eids’s ears bleeding….but, then I just got my bronze plan in the mail, my 38 year old baby is now eligible for pediatric dental care and it’s only going to cost me 250.00 MORE A MONTH!

  • kong1967

    I’m anxious for this fight but we will not succeed at defunding Obamacare. We have to use this opportunity to educate the public on the downfalls and impact of Obamacare on the economy and jobs. That’s the only positive that can come from this. If we fail to deliver that message we are toast, because there’s no doubt in my mind we will lose the battle to defund Obamacare.

    However, if we win the argument it will be us that benefit in the upcoming elections and we can repeal the bill in 2016. If we lose the argument, it’s over.

    • DawgfaninFL

      I’m all for ditching Obamacare any way possible. Problem is this continuation will be up again December 15. I dont see enough Democrats in the Senate willing to stand against it. They’ve blown off every bill to repeal it in the past, I don’t see that changing now. If the CR is sent back to the House, I don’t trust Boehner not to cave. Solution, I have no idea, but I do support Cruz in his efforts.

      • kong1967

        It doesn’t matter what the Senate does because Obummer will veto the bill anyway.

        We cannot win the battle in Washington against the communists. However, it will get the attention of the public and we can educate them. That could turn out in our favor which could help us in the future to repeal the bill after the Marxist is out of office.

    • Stehekin912

      I am not going to lose hope. It must be defunded. It must go away entirely. It is an abomination and cannot be allowed to live.

      • kong1967

        I agree. I was against this at first because it’s impossible, pretty much, to win this battle. The Senate will never pass the bill, and even if they do Obama will veto it because he doesn’t give a crap about the will of the American people or how it will destroy our lives and the economy. All he cares about is control.

        However, Democrats are doing a good job at convincing the sheep that all of this fallout is because of greedy business owners and not because of Obamacare that merely helps people (my arse). If we do nothing there’s no guarantee we will win the elections and we will be stuck with Obamacare without ever putting up a fight.

        At least this way we can get the attention of the public and try to get the message out and educate them on what Obamacare is actually doing. That might help us pick up seats and help us defund it in the future. We don’t have to win this battle to win the argument and benefit from it. But we cannot lose.

        • NPC

          I do share your thinking, but a majority of the sheep have not felt the pain yet, that will , sorry to say a few years.

          And sending out the message will fall on deaf ears.

          Pain is the only thing the sheep understand.

          • NPC

            correction: that will take a few years.

            • kong1967

              Lol, I understood what your typo was meant to say.

          • kong1967

            Ugh, I know. Question is, when they feel the pain will they see it for what it is? They don’t see it now. The only jobs being created are part time, and many of those are only because people had their full time jobs cut back. But they say it’s the greedy business owners. So, even when they feel the pain they won’t give credit where credit’s due.

    • NPC

      It doesn’t matter how it turns out, the republicans will be sent home to eat crow, and will definitely be blamed for everything that goes wrong, is wrong and was wrong.

      • kong1967

        We get blamed for everything anyway. But in this case it could really, really hurt with the upcoming elections….which matter because we need those seats to repeal the bill in 2016.

        But there’s no guarantee we would win those seats anyway, especially since I see all the blame for the catastrophe coming from Obamacare being put on “greedy business owners”. The bill isn’t getting credit for the damage it’s causing, so maybe this will help get the message out. I hope.

    • Lynn Roland

      If Obamacare is implemented, there will be no turning back. Defund it NOW.

      • kong1967

        This will only work if Republicans hold steady and refuse to pass a bill with Obamacare in it. Let the government be shut down and don’t cave in. Boehner already said he won’t allow the government to be shut down, so don’t count on him holding firm. He won’t. We’ve already lost. I’m crossing my fingers that he doesn’t fold like a cheap accordion.

  • Hillary Shackley

    Wouldn’t it be nice if clowns like Chuck Lane and Krauthammer didn’t say – YAHOO, the Americans don’t want this and Congress and a handful of senators are fighting for Americans- instead they beat on the few respectable people listening to the voices of the voters- WHAT GIVES you goofs? FoxNews put their feet to the fire and drill that home would you?

    • twoblackcats

      What happened to Krauthammer? He’s all over the place.

  • iaintlyin

    whenever O says ” never in history has this or that been done” while pointing a guilty finger at the congress is that we should respond, ‘you are right, never in history has another president so defied what the people want that he will not negotiate in any way and is himself intent on “shutting down the gov’t..” What ajoke. . It is a leaders fault when things can’t be worked out to represent the peoples wishes.

  • badbadlibs

    The liar in chief is the most despicable human on earth. I hope the republicans can pull out some kind of miracle. I just got my obamadoesnotcare notice from my health insurance company. My rates will go up by 250.00 per MONTH! Democrats are the scourge of the earth.
    Oh, and that’s the bronze plan, in the meantime precious little else has changed in my plan…oh wait, I now have pediatric dental coverage, my baby of 38 YEARS will be thrilled! Democrats should be banned from anything other then insane asylums.

    • Stehekin912

      It is my understanding that these Bronze, Silver and Gold type “plans” do not give a greater access to care or more choices, but only how long you have to wait in line to get your turn.

      • badbadlibs

        I’m going to write my stupid liberal senators and reps and tell them between the three of them they can split the increase of 250.00 per month and send me a check before the first of the month. Not a single thing they said was true. Liars, every democrat known to mankind.

        • Stehekin912

          Good idea. I wonder if The Odious Patty Murray and That Maria Cantwell will enjoy that, too…from every working person in Washington State.

    • Subie201

      badbadlibs
      It’s not only the dem lib lefties who are scum of the earth….add RINO lefties like McCain who keep putting the kibosh on it! I wrote him to vote NO with Cruz! He writes me back, he will NOT support Obamacare! If he lies, I will send that letter right back to him along with some salt and pepper!!

    • NPC

      They didn’t drop your maternity coverage though did they?

      • badbadlibs

        The democrats are absolutely brain dead possessed.

  • tinlizzieowner

    We ought to send the whole government home (without pay) until the day before the debt ceiling needs to be raised again. That seems to be the only day they actually work, anyway. ;-)

  • NJK

    I’ll never forget John Roberts and what he did. He really should resign for this. I’m proud of the GOP today. They are doing the right thing.

    • Stehekin912

      Don’t forget to use his whole name…John Roberts The Rat

      • twoblackcats

        I think they blackmailed him. Something in his house wasn’t kosher.

    • Subie201

      NJK
      SCOTUS will be hearing another Obamacare case involving the bill vs. religious beliefs. Wonder how Roberts will rule on this???

    • twoblackcats

      They blackmailed him. He has some dirty secretes that the Chicago mafia found. John Roberts is a gotten man.

  • Lyman_Sweetwater

    Primary Virginia Rino Scott Rigell…

    • twoblackcats

      I think he just became the most famous Republican — who isn’t going to win re-lection. What a tool.

  • Subie201

    Hallelujah!

  • PhillyCon

    Anyone see the vile attacks that Cruz’s staffer took on twitter re: Obamacare? Vile doesn’t even begin to cover it.

    • waffle_anna

      Yes. Not just that, but people all over the MSM are twisting his words saying that he surrendered. What the..

      • PhillyCon

        They play really dirty.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          It’s all they have in the quiver.

      • NPC

        If they can’t lie about anything and everything they wouldn’t be in the mix of the conversation. They just cannot stand good people doing good things.

        • waffle_anna

          I know, I know… But I have faith that Ted knows how to handle these guys. And saying that Ted surrendered demonstrates how illogical they are – Ted was the one who orchestrated this whole plan, along with Mike (and Rand, I think). Why would he surrender? Only an ignoramus would believe that logic.

          • NPC

            And they have plenty of them.

      • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

        This explains what he’s doing:

        http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/filibuster-the-house-cr-some-conservatives-say-yes/

        Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that Republican senators should, in effect, filibuster the House-passed continuing resolution in the Senate.

        The Texas Republican is calling on his colleagues to oppose limiting debate on it, warning against what he calls procedural trickery.

        “Step two is the Senate, where all accounts suggest Harry Reid plans to use procedural gimmicks to try to add funding back in for Obamacare,” Cruz said. “If Reid pursues this plan — if he insists on using a 50-vote threshold to fund Obamacare with a partisan vote of only Democrats — then I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in.”

        “Now is a time for party unity; Senate Republicans should stand side-by-side with courageous House Republicans,” Cruz said.

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics
      • ApplePie101

        We should start compiling names of these sickos who incite and/or threaten harm against children, and forward them to the appropriate authorities. If you see something, say something.

        • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

          But then they do nothing (law enforcement).

    • StrangernFiction

      Sean Duffy is one of the attackers. Here are his lifetime vote ratings:

      Heritage Action – 60%
      Club for Growth – 61%

      Cruz should eviscerate this POS.

      • 57thunderbird

        They lash out when they are frightened!Ted scares the bejeebers out of them.

      • JohnCraven

        Sean Daffy (not Duffy) got into office in 2010 with a lot of TEA Party and conservatives supporting him and recently he was on EWTN’s “The World Over with Raymond Arroyo” saying some bizarre things about not defunding the government and similar incoherent nonsense and I just wished Raymond Arroyo would have reached across the desk and popped him one right in the jaw and maybe knock some sense back into him.
        He is a profound disappointment.
        John Craven
        New Orleans

  • Amjean

    More info from poster at Hot Air:

    Start dialling for your freedom….tell them to defund Communist Obamacare….or they will be run out of office

    PHONE CONTACT INFO PLEDGED TO OPPOSE 2014 FUNDING
    AK Murkowski, Lisa 202-224-6665
    AL Sessions, Jeff 202-224-4124
    AL Shelby, Richard 202-224-5744 Won’t Pledge
    AR Boozman, John 202-224-4843
    AZ Flake, Jeff 202-224-4521 Won’t Pledge
    AZ McCain, John 202-224-2235 Won’t Pledge
    FL Rubio, Marco 202-224-3041 Pledged
    GA Chambliss, Saxby 202-224-3521
    GA Isakson, Johnny 202-224-3643
    IA Grassley, Chuck 202-224-3744 Pledged
    ID Crapo, Mike 202-224-6142 Pledged
    ID Risch, Jim 202-224-2752 Pledged
    IL Kirk, Mark 202-224-2854
    IN Coats, Dan 202-224-5623
    KS Moran, Jerry 202-224-6521
    KS Roberts, Pat 202-224-4774 Pledged
    KY McConnell, Mitch 202-224-2541 Won’t Pledge
    KY Paul, Rand 202-224-4343 Pledged
    LA Vitter, David 202-224-4623 Pledged
    ME Collins, Susan 202-224-2523
    MO Blunt, Roy 202-224-5721 Won’t Pledge
    MS Cochran, Thad 202-224-5054
    MS Wicker, Roger 202-224-6253
    NC Burr, Richard 202-224-3154 Won’t Pledge
    ND Hoeven, John 202-224-2551
    NE Fischer, Deb 202-224-6551 Pledged
    NE Johanns, Mike 202-224-4224
    NH Ayotte, Kelly 202-224-3324
    NJ Chiesa, Jeff 202-224-3224 Pledged
    NV Heller, Dean 202-224-6244
    OH Portman, Rob 202-224-3353
    OK Coburn, Tom 202-224-5754 Won’t Pledge
    OK Inhofe, Jim 202-224-4721 Pledged
    PA Toomey, Pat 202-224-4254
    SC Graham, Lindsey 202-224-5972 Won’t Pledge
    SC Scott, Tim 202-224-6121
    SD Thune, John 202-224-2321 Pledged
    TN Alexander, Lamar 202-224-4944 Won’t Pledge
    TN Corker, Bob 202-224-3344 Won’t Pledge
    TX Cornyn, John 202-224-2934
    TX Cruz, Ted 202-224-5922 Pledged
    UT Hatch, Orrin 202-224-5251 Won’t Pledge
    UT Lee, Mike 202-224-5444 Pledged
    WI Johnson, Ron 202-224-5323
    WY Barrasso, John 202-224-6441
    WY Enzi, Mike 202-224-3424 Pledged

    • twoblackcats

      Lindsey Graham is a fraud. He and Hatch and McCain need to either change parties or just go away. And, what’s up with Ayotte? Wasn’t she the Tea Party darling? I swear these people get to DC and morph into the establishment pod people.

  • Rico Nardone

    THIS IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR AMERICA.GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  • JohnCraven

    This afternoon, on Hannity’s radio show, he received a call from one of his longtime callers – Levi from Detroit – Hannity’s “brother from another mother” – and Levi, I believe is a member of the Nation of Islam and without exception has been one of the most hardline supporters of Nero Obama.

    Well, wonders never cease. Apparently, even Levi has had enough of Nero Obama.

    You could hear the sorrow in his voice when he talked about all the murders taking place in Chicago – 500 and counting – and Detroit and in every other big city run by democrats and how Nero Obama is only concerned about the Syrians who were gassed and how Nero Obama hasn’t said a thing about all these murders taking place which are almost all black against black. And Levi even said that he was completely in favor of the Second Ammendment.

    And not only that, Levi called for the immediate repeal of Nero ObamaCare. It seems that he has come to the same conclusion that most of the rest of us have and that it is a total disaster and completely unworkable.

    Quite frankly, I think Hannity was in shock from Levi’s call.

    I find his call very hopeful that if we can completely repeal this dreadful and unconstitutional suicide pact that Nero Obama and the Democrats have chained us to and not ever pass amnesty for illegal aliens and begin working on putting into our Constitution Mark Levin’s Liberty Ammendments, and simply put people back to work full time and not slash their hours to below 30 to keep from going bankrupt from Obama(doesn’t)Care a lot of the problems that Levi talked about to Hannity will be alleviated.

    John Craven
    New Orleans

    • JohnCraven

      P.s… Hannity had on his show today too a congressman, I forgot his name, sorry, who has proposed some great legislation to replace the nonsense that is Nero ObamaCare including medical savings accounts and other things which would have a very positive effect on our healthcare system.
      We need to support Congressmen like him to the max.
      John Craven
      New Orleans

  • Sentinel

    Opening myself up for attack here… ANYONE who voted against this is un-American… they serve self over country and defile the oath they took to get into office. Sickening and shameful.
    That being said, this is good news. Let’s see where it goes now. I expect a 1 year delay is most likely… God bless Mike Lee and Ted Cruz – as well as all others who fought hard for this. God is good!

  • ApplePie101

    Excuse me for being cynical, but has the house passed a bill that will be shot down in the senate? By ‘defund’, I think most of us mean ‘don’t provide any money to implement Obamacare.’ As all spending bills originate in the house, the GOP majority could refuse to include any funding for Obamacare in the bills they send to the senate. They could table any spending bills indefinitely, or shut down government, deprive branches of funding…a whole variety of hardball tactics, if they really wanted to pull the plug on Obamacare.

    What I suspect, though, is that they are putting on another show for the voters, putting forward a proposal to ‘defund’ which they know will not pass the senate, when all they had to do was effectively refuse to fund it in the house.
    I’d be happy to be proven wrong, but unfortunately my cynical prognostications have been too often justified.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Looks like Peter King has another New York Republican on his side, trashing Cruz.

    Michael Grimm (R New York) says, “Ted Cruz and others like him have been writing checks with their mouth that their votes can’t cash, and, you know, I think now they have to put up or shut up,” .

    Whatever that means. I’d say Grimm is going to have to kiss the ring before too long, so he should make sure he doesn’t pause to sniff for bitter almonds.

    • StrangernFiction

      Funny, I haven’t heard anywhere that Cruz is planning on voting against this CR. I guess Grimm knows something we don’t.

    • StrangernFiction

      Grimm’s current Heritage Action score for 2011 – 2012 – 41%; his score for the current session – 32%

      He’s a rear conservative stalwart. Spit.

  • BearNJ

    Fox is losing me because other than Hannity there are Reagnites. It all establishment. I’m also tired of the reporting by National Review as they rehash
    Rove’s talking points with their unnamed Rino operatives who hate
    Cruz but love big government . Rove is the guy who was the 97% loser
    in the last election and lost the Congress in 2006 for Bush.

    NRO’s Lowery, Goldberg have embarrassed themselves with their recent
    appearances on FOX with their quisling act that the GOP should do
    nothing because they can’t win. If nothing else the GOP needs to
    make the case that this bill will have disastrous effects and the
    fall out if its implemented will affect everyone. It needs to be in
    the face of the low information Obama Kool Aid drinking class. As
    far as National review goes, Bill Buckley must we rolling over in
    his grave. This conservative magazine that now attacks conservatives
    for fighting and making the case against oppressive government? Keep
    this up NRO and your next cruise will be in a life raft.

    • USMC 64-68

      I have that same feeling about Fox. I’m tired of the right being represented by RINOs/establishment types, and I’m getting sick of hearing all the leftist propaganda that moderators hardly ever challenge by facts. Hannity is an exception, but he needs to step up his game.

      • StrangernFiction

        And unless they personally attack him (a la Alec Baldwin) Hannity hasn’t met a Leftist he doesn’t think is a wonderful human being.

    • StrangernFiction

      Fair and balanced between big government and outright tyranny.

  • twoblackcats

    That one R person is toast! VA get your stuff together.

  • HCTUB

    If they voted the way pelosi voted , with not knowing what was in the bill , it should be repealed , null and void . How can you pass a bill that way.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    Great Vote Congress!! Keep up the good work. Now your turn Mr Senators.

    http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/08/09/a-military-coup-will-remove-obama/

  • BHliberty

    After just watching the interview between Fox News, Chris Wallace and Senator Ted Cruz, I’m feeling much more optimistic that this might be the fight all conservatives have been waiting for. (And trust me, I stopped watching any Sunday morning shows about four years ago once it was clear that TV News was just a bunch of propaganda!) But now since the good Senator of Texas has clearly shown that he’s serious, I am watching and donating with glee to see this fight go to battle! I think this will give a new name to the term, “bloodsport”!

    • Jazzee

      Hate to bust your bubble
      but just read at red state that the ‘leaders’ of the GOP are lying to us have made a deal with the lefties in the senate and this is all one big joke
      as they continue to attack Cruz which is sooooooooooooo wrong do it in private but no………..there is no other party anymore they have caved and betrayed us for the last time……….sick of them all
      our country is in trouble and they ALL KNOW it and yet they allow this idiot obamaer to violate laws and Constitution on a daily basis and do nothing so my friends there is NO ONE representing us
      heard also out of bimbo Pelosi’s mouth they have a plan to “fix” the obamacare for the damn UNIONS so the laws only apply for some not all
      ignore the law……………if the UNIONs can the muslims, Native Americans, Congress, obamaer’s friends, etc why bother