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Eric Cantor Signals To GOP Colleagues That They Should STFU About Government Shutdown

Eric Cantor Signals To GOP Colleagues That They Should STFU About Government Shutdown



Eric Cantor Signals To GOP Colleagues That They Should STFU About Government Shutdown
Based upon what Robert Costa is reporting today, it would seem that the GOP's "Defund Obamacare Or We'll Shut Down The Government" caucus is all but dunzo in the eyes of party leadership. Costa talks to GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and it seems that the Virginia Republican representative is fully aware of the impracticalities of such imprecations, telling him, "No one is advocating a government shutdown.”
Per Costa:

He also threw a little cold water on the “defund or shutdown” rallying cry. “In order to avoid a government shutdown, we need 60 votes in the Senate and 218 votes in the House to pass a continuing resolution,” he explained. “To get 60 votes in the Senate, you need at least 14 Democrats to join Republicans and pass a CR that defunds Obamacare. Right now, I am not aware of a single Democrat in the Senate who would join us. If and when defunding has 60 votes in the Senate, we will 

absolutely deliver more than 218 votes in the House.”
Of course, many of the people who have been advocating a government shutdown over Obamacare have tried to dodge the responsibility for advocating such with a rhetorical trick that they think sounds clever but doesn't really fool anyone. Here's Marco Rubio, giving it a try: "The president and his allies -- and even some Republicans -- will accuse us of threatening to shut down the government. In fact, it is President Obama who insists on shutting down the government unless it funds his failed ObamaCare experiment.”

Yeah, yeah, it's cute, but doesn't work. Still, if Eric Cantor wanted to, he could use a similarly tortured construction. That he doesn't tells you all you need to know about whether he's willing to take up this kamikaze mission.

Comment:

Is there any better Al Queda hooligans than the three Republican Jews, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker, and House leader of the congress, in the American Political Republican party that considers American middle class and poor as liabilities and should be eliminated at all cost . To that extent that these three conspired with the  Republican Presidential Candidate of 2012 presidential election and was caught red handed. But the Americans showed enormous patience that they left them to have normal life otherwise they should have been shot dead by firing squad for such treacherous act least to say to live yet to have the evil desire of having any such torturous constructions. Question is the time is ripe to prosecute all these three unless Americans do not throw them out of US national Politics forever and dump these as filthy harmful garbage     
 
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