Obama and Democrats Denied GOP Request to Fund the NIH for Cancer-Stricken Kids
Silly season seems to be in full swing.
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What just happened — well, not just, but recently on CNN, Suzanne Malveaux hosted a segment about 200 children sick with cancer who were turned away from the National Institutes of Health due to the government shutdown, and that was it. CNN does this story tugging at heartstrings, “Look at how mean these Republicans are.” And, by the way, a number of Democrats yesterday said that the Republicans are doing this because they don’t want people to have health care.
Well, there’s something that Suzanne Malveaux did not tell her viewers. After saying that 200 children sick with cancer were turned away from the NIH due to the government shutdown, she did not tell her viewers that the Republicans have offered to fund the NIH in a separate bill without preconditions and that the Democrats and Obama refused to pass it. In other words, it is Obama and the Democrats who want these kids with cancer not being allowed to visit the hospital so that they can go to CNN and get a story blaming the Republicans for it. CNN, not a news organization and not media, but rather acting as an arm of the White House, dutifully reports that the Republicans don’t want cancer-stricken kids to get treatment.
The Republicans again offered to fund the NIH, separate bill, no preconditions. Democrats and Obama refused to pass it. I don’t care what you want to say about gamesmanship and I don’t care how you want to look at this. “Well, of course Obama can’t be doing that, it’s a trick, you can’t fall for that, Republicans.” It’s no trick. Obama shut down the government. Harry Reid shut down the government. As a result, cancer kids can’t visit the NIH, Republicans offer separate funding. Obama and the Democrats say, ain’t no way.
So if your kid is one of these 200 that can’t visit the NIH because they’ve got cancer, it’s the president and the Democrat Party who are making that happen. And this isn’t the only example. You may have heard that Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House at 5:30 this afternoon. There has been a little memo go out here from the executive office of the president. And it is entitled, “Veto threat.” And here’s what it says. “If presented with a Republican bill to open the national parks and museums, if presented with a Republican bill to provide local funding for DC art, if presented with a bill to honor our promise to America’s veterans, if the Republicans present a bill for research for-lifesaving cures, if the Republicans present a bill to pay National Guard and reserve troops, the president will veto the bills.” That is from the White House.
So why have a meeting with this guy? Why is he wasting time with the congressional Republicans this afternoon if his position is that all of these offers by the Republicans to separately fund these supposedly crucial things he’s gonna veto. Republicans offered to fund the NIH for cancer-stricken kids. White House said, no. Democrat Party said, no, not gonna do it.