The right throws in the towel! Debt limit fraud revealed
If Obamacare really is an existential threat to the country, you'd at least expect the Defund Obamacare caucus to exhaust all of their procedural options before accepting defeat.
But it turns out the whole campaign -- all the rallies around the country last month, all the grandstanding -- was a charade. And with the scam now revealed, everyone who's worried about a government shutdown or a debt limit induced economic crisis can rest easy.
"We won't have an opportunity to filibuster," a Senate GOP aide, presumably to one of the Republicans behind the repeal push, told the Washington Examiner's Byron York. "It's going to be a simple majority vote."
Our anonymous aide is revealing too much. Specifically, that Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and the rest of the defunders don't intend to wage a maximal fight.
On Friday, House Republicans sent the Senate a bill that funds the government and guts the health care law. This should be Ted Cruz's big moment. He and his allies on the right should be demanding a full, open debate on the legislation -- an opportunity to take the Senate floor and talk and talk and talk until the country rises up behind him and forces Republicans and Democrats alike to vanquish the scourge of Obamacare.