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Debating Obamacare Strategy: Defund or Delay?

Big_D_ Wrote: Aug 11, 2013 8:37 AM
I heard Rand on Hannity the other day describe how passing a CR in the House that defunds Obamacare is a moral imperative to demonstrate that the GOP still has any intestinal fortitude, even though it will end up in conference with the Senate bill, and a compromise ~"may yield some cuts in Obamacare, or perhaps delaying the individual mandate." This is sort of what Guy is saying. The moral imperative is to STOP this unconstitutional oppressive train wreck. If to "defund" Obamacare we not only have to pass on ALL other spending issues in a CR, but then settle for a partial result, heck with it. Obamacare must go. The only hope in this scenario is that such a delay could give America a chance to elect enough honorable people to repeal this magilla. ...but our recent voting record is atrocious.

You'll recall that I spelled out my thoughts on this question in some detail last week, and yesterday I appeared on Fox News with the great Monica Crowley to debate my conclusion.  Monica adheres to the school of thought that defunding Obamacare through the looming temporary budget scrap is the last chance Republicans have to stop the law.  I disagree, arguing that forcing a government shutdown in an inevitably failed attempt to partially strip the law of funding would actually damage the cause of full repeal: