Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the continuing resolution spending bill that would prohibit President Obama from using taxpayer funds to travel to and from golf courses until the White House is reopened for tours by the public. It may seem like a silly symbolic gesture, but it’s the principle that matters. This president is doing everything he can to make these puny cuts to increases in spending as painful as possible for the American public while he hasn’t sacrificed a thing. Well, it appears that Republican leadership doesn’t see it that way. Worse yet, according to Erick Erickson, House conservatives are fine with the amendment being scrapped and for allowing a vote to fund Obamacare to proceed.
Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leaders ruled that Congressman Gohmert’s amendment was not relevant to the continuing resolution and threw it out.
Today, House conservatives will join with their Republican colleagues to vote on what is called a “closed rule.” This is a vote that will allow Republican leaders to bring to the floor of the House of Representatives the continuing resolution without having to deal with Congressman Gohmert’s amendment.
It will also prevent Republicans from being able to defund Obamacare.
Today, House Republicans will vote on a rule in the House of Representatives that, once approved, will allow the continuing resolution to pass while enabling and funding Obamacare.
House Conservatives will make it happen. In fact, House Conservatives who vote for the rule are voting to fund Obamcare. Passing the rule then conveniently voting against the actual continuing resolution cannot be given a pass. (Read More)
Good grief. What are these Republicans so afraid of? No matter what they do Obama and the press vilify them, so they may as well do the right thing. What’s so hard about that?