House to vote on defunding Obamacare but Boehner adamant he won’t let government shutdown happen

Shockingly enough it looks like the House will legitimately vote to defund Obamacare on the latest CR and according to the House leadership, Republicans are more united than ever. And it’s not a trick as the leadership was planning before.

But Boehner is adamant that he won’t allow a government shutdown to happen so I assume that means he’ll undermine Republicans as some point. But we’ll see:

DAILY CALLER – The House will vote on a continuing resolution that will keep spending at sequester levels and defund Obamacare.

Leadership announced the plan to the Republican conference at a meeting Wednesday morning.

“This week the House will pass a CR that locks sequester savings in and defunds Obamacare,” Speaker of the House John Boehner told reporters at a press conference after the meeting. The CR will fund the government until the end of the year.

House leaders had initially proposed a legislative procedure by which the House would have voted on the same thing, except the CR portion and the health-care portion would have been separated.

House leaders felt that, given that the Senate will almost definitely vote against the Obamacare portion, separating the two parts made it more likely that a CR would be passed with spending at sequester levels. (REVEALED: The GOP’s new plan to repeal, replace Obama)

That plan met with huge pushback from the more conservative faction of the party who saw it as a “trick,” and leadership backed off.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said he had never seen the conference so “united” as they headed toward this vote.

What will not happen, Boehner said, is a government shutdown, which is what would happen if the Senate and the House could not come to an agreement and pass a CR to fund the government past Sept. 30.

“There should be no conversation about shutting the government down,” Boehner said. “That’s not the goal. … There is no interest in our part in shutting down the government.”

Ted Cruz talks about this with Andrea Tantaros in which he says it looks like the House is finally going to side with the American people in allowing this vote:

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  • JoeMontana16

    The House is finally gonna side with the American people….bout time. Still don’t trust them at all. They’ll bend over before its all said and done.

  • sDee

    A sly fox would wrap this all up in a nice little bow for the Marxist-in-Chief and let him decide to cut or to shutdown.

    But then again…. Hussein is the pitcher, Johnnyboy, the catcher.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      so true!

  • NullUnit60

    I have a question for Senate “Leader” Whorehouse Harry, where the hell is the budget you are required to produce?

    • Conservative_Hippie

      He’s a liberal, therefore he doesn’t believe in a budget. And why should he when he can keep putting his grubby little hands in Middle Class America’s pocket!

  • Laurel

    Kabuki theater. You are being played in an effort to appease.

    • marketcomp

      What’s worse is that he falls for it everytime. He’s just too old to keep up with the games that Obama play.

      • Laurel

        Boehner didn’t fall for it. He is in on cooking this scheme up because the heat is on. He wants to save face and Obama and Reid are trying to help him and the RINO’s do so. This is part of the broader fight within the Republican Party.

        The government will be brought to the brink and Boehner will say ‘I tried” then turn around and blame it all on conservatives hoping to damage them in mid-terms. Notice Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy are no longer trying to co-opt Tea Party and that movement? Ask yourself why that is.

        • Longiron

          don’t trust Boehner or Cantor. They are card carrying RINOS and will screw the Conservatibves somehow?? More on this will come up in time

          • Laurel

            Yep time will tell.

        • deTocqueville1

          Indeed, he is part of the inside cabal.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      I hope you’re wrong, but yeah, the odds are in your favor.

      • Laurel

        I hope I am wrong too actually. Boehner thinks he has a win/ win on his hands and the last time that happened he lost big time.

    • deTocqueville1

      Sadly, I believe that is the agenda.

  • marketcomp

    Why is it that the old white man, John Boehner, always always always gives away the strategy before implementing the strategy? So stupid!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      John Boehner = Term Limits Poster Boy

  • PVG
  • 57thunderbird

    Cleveland Clinic announced today that they will soon begin to trim the employee roles by 3000 people due to the cost of Obamacare.They will offer early retirement before beginning lay offs.They said they will have to trim $333,000,000 from their budget over the next few years.Here come the doctor shortages.One of the best hospitals in the world.

    • deTocqueville1

      Rationing and ‘death panels’ coming soon.

      • 57thunderbird

        Yup. 🙁

    • PhillyCon

      Obama and his fellow travelers could care less. Sad.

      • 57thunderbird

        I know.They don’t give a rats rear end about the welfare of Americans.

  • 57thunderbird

    Who cares what that RINO Krauthammer thinks.

    • New Dixie Nation

      Krauthammer is a neocon.

  • 57thunderbird

    I donot believe a word that is coming from the mouth of Boehner the Orange Man.

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    Boner won’t allow government shutdown? He and Ubama are from the same ‘mould’: both reveal their hands…ineffectual cowards.

  • Lippenheimer

    Dear conservative congressmen: Do not trust Oboehner.

    • Conservative_Hippie


    • deTocqueville1


    • PhillyCon

      WELL SAID!

  • Sounds good…..I’ll believe the Republicans do something worthy after it’s been done however.
    Can’t trust the spineless bastards.

  • Yazz55

    Defund an obamesshiah vacation or two.

    Ok Ok, its not quite enough to balance the budget. But it would send out a positive message. And that way, the obamessiah will have some “skin in the game” when it comes to sequestration.

  • 57thunderbird

    The government is spending $340,000,000 on advertising for 0care,Why don’t they just give that money to the citizens to purchase their own insurance if they are so concerned?Because they don’t give a rats rear end about us.This is about power and control of the citizenry,period!

    • deTocqueville1

      It isn’t about health care, it is about statism and control. Of course you know that.

      • 57thunderbird


  • Rshill7

    “Alright team, as quarterback I’m gonna have to call an audible. Everyone line up. Okeedokie. Number 32 is gonna run it right up the middle, on two!”

    (2nd down after a five yard loss)
    “This time I’m gonna keep it and sweep around to the right. All you guys on the other side need to figure out is this: Am I talking about my right or yours?

    Uh huh, gotcha!”

  • Steve Angell

    Boehner announces he has a 2 and 3 different suits.

    He is just playing the base as fools.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Does anybody here have any faith that the french republicans are going to fight? …. I dont think so.

    • deTocqueville1


    • c4pfan


  • odin147

    Big deal, the fight comes after the CR has passed the house. Now let us see if the Rino cowards go make the case that it is the baboon who is shutting down the govt., btw the Potus is a baboon not because he looks like one but because he sounds like one.

    • deTocqueville1


  • deTocqueville1

    Okay, what is the trap the RINOs have set? The Washington, New York ‘conservative’ GOPe journaliste apologists are already in full attack mode.

    • Longiron

      You nailed it !!! Their is something wrong here and a trap has been set !!!!! It will come out in time???? The RINO/GOP are all happy and that is not a good sign. Somehow the people are going to get screwed on this move by Boner and Catnip just not sure how yet. Hope Heritage takes a real close look at this move and gets the truth out their very soon!


    If Congress actually did defund obamacare , that would be a great boost for the economy. If?.

  • I’ll trust it when I see the monstrosity dumped in the trash. To paraphrase Stretch Pelosi, I need to see it dumped so I can know it’s done.

  • 57thunderbird

    Obama said in a recent interview on Telemundo,while being interviewed and asked about all the polls showing a large majority of Americans remain opposed to 0care because the believe it will drive up health insurance costs is wrong.Everybody!Only he is smart enough to know that this is not the case.So millions of people are wrong.The man gives me the creeps.I think there is a mentally deranged person sitting in the Oval Office.

  • John Q. Jones

    All I want to say is.. “Screw you, Boner! You drunken SOT!”

  • Sentinel

    God bless Mike Lee and Ted Cruz! God bless Rand Paul and anyone else who stuck to their guns on this! This gives me some hope…
    Loving me some Andrea! Good head on her lovely shoulders. My favorite one on The Five (Greg is a close 2nd).

  • mikeinidaho

    Already emailed my Rep (Labrador) to express my support for this plan. Looks like Boehner caved AGAIN, but this time it’s in the Right direction! (Get it…RIGHT?)

  • Carmen P

    I don’t understand why “the right” is so happy about this? Boehner has announced he WILL NOT allow a government shut down, and any bill of this sort — should it pass the House — will be allowed to die in the Senate. So, what have “we” won, exactly? These people don’t do anything unless it’s guaranteed to help them get re-elected or line their pockets, or provide some other benefit for THEM. I have been duped and stabbed in the back too many times to believe ONE SYLLABLE that these fools utter.

    Count me out — I’m not buying ANYthing they’re selling until and unless I see the bill dumped into a trash can, covered in lighter fluid and set ablaze.

  • The Republicans should wait and pass this when there is only a week left for government operations funding. Then the lib media will have to scrape up a narrative when the Dem Senate votes it down. Just my two cents.

    Dems will then take the full blame for any gov’t shutdown.

  • sjmom

    You can be sure Boehner will lick Obama’s shoestrings again.

  • You and I know that this is a losing battle. The only hope we have is to postpone the implementation of Obamacare for a year or so. Obama already waved if for employers, so frame it that employees don’t have to buy into it. Failing that, then all Republicans should just refuse to vote. Just like the Stimulus and the original Obamacare vote, not one Republican should support it. So when Obamacare finally does collapse, no Republicans can be blamed for it. We don’t have enough votes to override a veto, so this is the best you can hope for. And if you think Obama is going to give in to the Republicans on the only major piece of legislation he got passed, you’re dreaming. Time to let the liberals and the Democrats twist in the wind and wait and watch what happens.

    • c4pfan

      That is the usual GOP move. Promise to defund it and then push it off on the Supreme Court or just let it pass and hope the Rats get the blame. Then when the Supreme Court says it’s Constitutional and the Rats don’t get the blame, then what?

      • deTocqueville1


  • sDee

    That Boehner even used the words “government shutdown” tells us which side of this battle he really is on. The establishment elephants once again accept the language of the left, losing the battle before it even begins.

    The consequences of defunding Obamacare will not, and could not actually “shutdown” the government. Why does Boehner then even validate their false premise?

    The government has contingency plans for running all essential services
    (and far far more!) should the House and Senate not agree on a funding

    The real high crime by Boehner and Reid here is that this is no budget, it is a Continuing Resolution – they have been operating for 6 years without a budget!!!

    If the Senate accepts the resolution, the Marxist-in-Chief will simply have to decide what to fund or defund without a chunk of money equal to Obamacare. – his call.

    If the Senate rejects the funding resolution they will continue to extract taxes from us and the President will have to prioritize. All of the Obamacare machine plus hundreds of other government operations could temporarily or permanently cease with no ill effect – things may even improve.

    • Kansas Gal

      That’s what I have been saying. Enough with CR. give us a budget or no more money. End of discussion.

  • BearNJ

    Since I don’t believe the quisling GOP leadership and establishment has any interest in fighting, the only thing about this article I liked was that picture of conservative uber hottie Andrea Tantaros at the end of the article.

  • Swamp Fox

    I am hoping for the best to come from this, but I have always said that if a**holes could fly, the U.S. Capital would be an airport.

  • kong1967

    More or less, all Obama has to do is threaten to shut down government and Boehner will run with his tail between his legs. “OK, OK, you win.”

  • Bill in Tennessee

    OK, show of hands… or whatever you “show” on RS… who really gives a damn if the government shuts down? I don’t… SHUT IT DOWN, already! It might be the best thing that ever happened to America; we do without government for 20 or 30 days and Americans realize the sky didn’t fall, the earth didn’t stop turning, and that life pretty much went on, just maybe better. I can’t seem to make my so-called “representatives” understand my point of view, I just get form letters back saying they wouldn’t THINK of shutting down the government…GIVE ME A BREAK! Shut it DOWN, I don’t care… I IMPLORE you, SHUT IT DOWN. PLEASE!!

    • misterlogic0013

      with you brother, we can take care of ourselves, shut the lights out ..

    • Conservative_Hippie

      I feel your pain.

    • 57thunderbird

      Yep.Turn off the lights,shutter the windows and lock the doors.It won’t have any negative effect on me at all.In fact,I think it would be good for the country.

  • coachpan

    OK, then the crybaby will be the only one showing up for work.

  • Boehner is a bigger waste of oxygen than Harry Reid.

  • DHardy

    Shut it down and remove the Giant Cockroach and his family from the white house..

  • Screwed_in_Ca

    I already see Boehner getting ready to pull out the freshly laundered white flag.

  • clubgitmo

    Boehner is a complete waste. he will surrender for sure.

  • kimber1911

    Bonehead and Obama have had deal for a very long time.. These two guys are the proverbial snakes in the grass.. They both lie and they are both out to screw the American people to death ! They both are criminals and they both should be fired .

  • Pancake3

    Don’t know what old Boehner is smoking or drinking these days, but he sure ain’t thinking about who he works for.

  • bluerose75

    Simply put…Boehner is being bombarded and he and Cantor know they are in big trouble if they did not succumb. Despite the BS from the LIBERAL LOSERS like Gigot over at the WSJ EDITORIAL page, calling us BACKBENCHERS AND NOTHINGS and telling us…BOOHOO we will get blamed if the Gov’t gets shut down because that MEAN LIBERAL MEDIA….tell me RS fans does this sound like ESTABLISHMENT GOP TALK…the same jerk Gigot that has big POM POMS for Immigration Reform…the same LOSER that loved ROMNEY….the WSJ Ed is GARBAGE and all are LEFT WING LIBERAL REPUBS.

    The only reason this is happening…TED CRUZ, RUSH, LEVIN, PALIN, LEE and others that have BOUGHT THE MASSIVE UNPOPULARITY of this OBAMACARE HORROR to the NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT and have not relented. Just look how UNPOPULAR IT IS…despite the false prophet’s OFrauid’s BS and lies and Sebelius the Wicked Witch of the Wizard of Oz misleading and totally false ad campaign. Everyday more and more companies are cutting hours and health care, medicare patients being denied, premiums going through the roof and companies are not HIRING F/T. AMEN TO CRUZ for having the GONADS to force the worthless GOP MORONS in DC to do the right thing…or THEY WILL ALL BE PRIMARIED AND DEFEATED!!! GET IT!!! YOU WORK FOR US and YOU BETTER REALIZE WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR CRAP BOEHNER!!

  • Diogenes_wy

    I’m heartened to see that the congress has finally embraced the notion that no law can be enforced without funding to back it up. Now if they would extrapolate this experience and knowledge further maybe, just maybe, they could de-fund HHS, HUD, EPA and the education department. I know, it’s wishful thinking, but then again, if you haven’t guessed it, I’m a radical conservative leaning heavily into the Libertarian camp with an anti-Federalist outlook bordering on total anarchy.
    No one has successfully answered the question: Why do we need a central government at all? If you look at the pros and cons, it appears that we would be better off without one.