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Sixty plus. “More than 60 Republicans have signed a letter urging Speaker John Boehner to defund Obamacare,” according to The Politico. Why only 60? Sounds like the Tea Party caucus to me. Sounds like that’s about it. The House isn’t… I don’t understand it. There’s no push-back on Benghazi. There’s no investigation on the IRS scandals. There’s no attempt here to defund Obamacare. Not much in the Senate, either. You know, folks, two things. You can make the point, okay, there aren’t that many conservatives in the Republican Party. Okay, fine, but the Republican Party’s still the Republican Party. It’s still an opposition party.

Where’s the push-back? What, are they all Democrats now? Okay, even if the Republican Party wants a new base — and I don’t doubt that that’s what’s going on — people ask me all the time, “Why is the House Republican leadership doing X, Y, or Z,” same thing in the Senate. I don’t think they like the base. I think they want to cast it aside, traditional base. They never have really liked it. Conservative base. They don’t want it. Get rid of it and then come back, live and fight another day, put together a new coalition. Well, fine and dandy. Even if you want to do that, you’re still the opposition party; there still isn’t any push-back. Forget conservative push-back against liberalism. What about the Republican Party opposing the Democrat Party, or is that out the window, too?

Now, this continuing resolution, we still don’t have a budget. We’re governed by continuing resolutions, and the one that we’re living under expires and will have to be renewed on September 30th, and there is going to be a big push by conservatives to use this as an opportunity to defund Obamacare and to try to eliminate the final implementation of these exchanges and some of these other mandates that are slated to become law next year. Now, I can tell you right now that there is no desire on the part of the Republican leadership to do this. Yet Tea Party Republicans in the House and a couple of Republican, maybe three or four senators, are gonna make this effort, and they’re going to do it by trying to rev you up.

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