This is exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party. Corker thinks that by refusing to pass a CR with Obamacare funding, Republicans will be ‘taking themselves out of the debate’ and he says that ‘lacks courage’.
THE HILL – Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday blasted a plan endorsed by at least a dozen Republican senators to shut down the government to block funding for ObamaCare.
“I think it’s a silly effort,” Corker said on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.” “What people are really saying who are behind that effort is that we don’t have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions and we want to take ourselves out of the debate and act like we’re being principled to the American people.”
“I don’t look at that as very courageous, I think most of us see through it and realize that these people are really just taking themselves out of the debate,” Corker continued.
“We’ve got an opportunity to get our country right as it relates to fiscal issues. We’ve taken some big steps and when people take themselves out of the game like this, I think people see through it and understand what’s really taking place,” he added.
Among the obvious, Corker says something I find utterly ridiculous:
“We’ve got an opportunity to get our country right as it relates to fiscal issues.”
Has he not been paying attention during the last 5 years? Corker apparently doesn’t understand that this leftist administration has no inclination to set our country right “as it relates to fiscal issues”. And this is a big part of his problem.
The only way to deal with this leftist administration is to show strength, courage, and grit. The only way to get any fiscal sanity at all is to FIGHT FOR IT. And what better way to fight for it than to withhold funding from Obamacare. Either we give them the spending they want and defund Obamacare, or they give us the spending we want and they get Obamacare funding. We must set the debate on our terms!
But this fight is about more than just Obamacare and fiscal issues. Here is something I wrote yesterday on twitter:
The fight to defund Obamacare isn't just abt repealing Obamacare, it's about showing the American ppl that Republicans will fight for them!
— Right Scoop (@trscoop) July 29, 2013
Republicans like Corker just don’t get it. By refusing to fund Obamacare we will be creating a new debate…a debate that will draw the American people in droves behind the Republican Party. When the American people see a party that actually has their best interest at heart, they will know exactly who to vote for.
But if we are unwilling to do that, we will lose. In fact it feels like we’ve already lost.