It's a fine line between obstructionism and avoiding what could be called "political slut-ism."
Whenever the elected GOPers oppose a democrat position, they're "obstructionists." At the national level, there's the added bonus of racism due to the fact that 1/2 of the president is black. The equation, then, based on Moeller-like arrogance, is that the ONLY reason to oppose democrat positions at the national level is race. No other alternative is possible.
At the local level, we're subject6ed to an organized LTE campaigns by pro-CRC Scammers (It has the stench of Montague about it) who neglect to mention they stand to personally benefit where it matters most... their own, personal, checkbook... using specific terms like those used by a CRC Scammer named Phillip Parkerr, who just happens to leave out of his letter that he is, apparently, is a friend of CRC Scammer extraordinaire Royce Pollard, in Identity Vancouver type, IBEW, all the labor councils. Former governor appointed vice chairman of the Washington State Transportation Commission... because, after all, his moronic reference to the legislators actually representing the people of Clark County is to call them "defeatists" while he lies about their alleged "lack of effort" in finding "solutions for problems."
Like all of his ilk, the CRC Scammers offer no alternative... no compromise position. To these scum, the ONLY solution is THEIR solution. No other idea will be tolerated. Compromises have been offered... all have been ignored.
Not unlike, come to think of it, Obamacare.
For me, the issue is much simpler: like so many other things he's done, the President lied. I don't have the days it would take to list all of his many documented lies to the American people; in this instance, we generally know, and are felling the effects directly, of the many lies of Obama and his socialist health-care/wealth redistribution scam. The people have repeatedly made our position clear: the democrat author of this garbage heap was right when he referred to this idiocy as a train wreck, and the majority of the American people have never wanted this implemented.
The duty of the GOP, then, is to do everything they can to stop the implementation of this Titanic that will cost us additional trillions to those the Narcissist and Chief have already wasted.
And that means EVERYTHING, short of the illegal.
Every legislative trick. Every obstruction. A complete filibuster.
A shut down of government.
The left counts on the pussification of the GOP. They know, because they have no reason NOT to know, that the GOP is made up of cowards who would... and likely with this effort on the part of Mitch McConnell, WILL, sell their souls to stay in office.
It's like so many other things the GOP caves on: they're afraid of the "blame."
Tough. There is ALWAYS going to be "blame," and like our local soap-opera on the CRC, "blame" is a badge of honor to be worn by those with the courage to fight the battle, and frequently, the odds.
I do not want to be a part of the "when rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it" party. McConnell's effort here is a prime example of that. Other efforts include retreating against the issue of illegal aliens.
Like "sequestration," which I advocated for in the months leading up to the act, the left assures us that "shutting down government" would be a national disaster.
Well, we've been in sequestration for months. Obama's bogus efforts to make it hurt as much as possible notwithstanding, we're still here... the Nation still stands. So how'd that work out for these same lying scum? How was the presidents prognostication on the impacts of the idea that his own White House originated?
In the words of a mildly famous democrat, we have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Unless you're a GOPer.
Then, like McConnell and the rest of the hierarchy, you're afraid of your own shadow.
Obamacare must be stopped. The Cruz Plan, like it or hate it, is our last, best hope of doing that. But when you put fear over principle... when you allow what others might say to move you off the path of doing the right thing.... then you wind up increasingly irrelevant.
The GOP can stop Obamacare. The choice is entirely up to them. And if it means "shutting down government" to get it done, then that's what it means. And if they don't?
Because I, for one, believe it to be better to shut government down now... then to have it, and the rest of the country, collapse later.
It's the right thing to do, or it isn't. And if it is, as I suspect, the right thing to do, then it must be done, political consequences down the road notwithstanding.
And those are the options as I see it. Their is no upside in GOPer's selling the people out, as they dissolve the line between Republican and democrat to the point where it's a meabningless, non-existent matter of worthless symbolism.
The GOP can do the right thing now... and maybe lose... or they can cave now... and certainly lose.