Democrats Own Government Shutdown … Even If RINOs Don’t Think So

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on October 1, 2013

Despite House RINOs doing everything they can to appease Harry Reid’s Senate, short of funding Obamacare outright, Reid’s Senate rejected the second House alternative presented to them. Reid and a megalomaniacal Democrat party are only interested in one thing; getting their own way. Reid knows that with every rejection, a timid Republican House is ever more likely to back down rather than be blamed for a government shutdown. Trouble is, they are being blamed anyway. Typically and irrationally, Republicans are being faulted, far more often than the Democrats, for being recalcitrant and forcing a government shutdown that is entirely unnecessary and is exclusively in the hands of The Lyin’ King and his retainers in the Senate.

After Reid rejected the first House bill, The House, in an unfathomable effort to buy more time before a government shutdown scheduled to begin at midnight Monday, offered a watered-down bill to the Senate; the first bill proposed a government completely funded … except for the ruinous, new entitlement, Obamacare. For the second go-round the House, unsurprisingly, backed off. In yet another nod to Democrat autocracy, the revised bill proposed to delay instituting Obamacare for a year and to eliminate taxes on medical products, products like aspirin, toothbrushes and band aids: “Don’t let’s think about defunding Obamacare for a while; let’s just stall and kick the can down the road for another year.”

Those two amendments Democrats disliked were dismissed out of hand by Reid’s Senate Monday afternoon. Why cave in to a House that has proven its willingness to fold, like a cheap suit? As FOX News put it: “House leaders will now have to decide whether to make a counter-offer or accept the Senate bill.” House Republican Whip, Kevin McCarthy, indicated that the House may not be finished walking back their position: “We have other options for the Senate to look at …There are a few other ideas floating around the Hill for targeting ObamaCare without going so far as to defund it…” Swell.

According to The Washington Times: “Some Republicans want the House to pass a new bill that would fund the government but also would require President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden and all of the administration’s top political appointees to forgo their government health plans and join the health exchanges. Still to be decided is another measure the House passed unanimously early Sunday morning that would guarantee U.S. troops continue to be paid even in the event of a government shutdown.”The Hill reports that Speaker Boehner, in a rare display of criticism for the Senate, said “The Senate decided not to work yesterday … Well my goodness, if there’s such an emergency, where are they?”

The answer is that the Democrat-majority Senate is right where they’ve been since 2008; in the catbird seat. Their ploys to blame Republicans for their own actions are not accidental nor have they been since the inauguration of The Lyin’ King. Elected Democrats have reached a point where they are permitted to get away with a nation’s murder. Democrats are in complete control of whether a government shut-down, which they’ve fabricated into a false emergency, ever occurs. Both The Lyin’ King and his flacks in government have promised to reject anything that goes against what they want; Obamacare, a blight that a majority of Americans has recognized as such, shouldn’t be an issue. It is a political gift to Republicans and for a country desperate for genuine leadership.

On Monday, the House whined that the bill wasn’t being returned to them with enough time to amend it prior to meeting the deadline. RINOs would do anything to avoid being tarred with a government shutdown. They might have learned a thing or two from President Reagan: If the Lyin’ King and a Democrat Senate want to turn the destruction of America into a game of “chicken,” House Republicans must finally prove the chicken isn’t them.

Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.