Cowards can find a thousand reasons for not doing what they’re afraid to do.
After staging 38 votes to repeal the anti-gun ObamaCare law — and having Harry Reid throw their bills in the wastebasket 38 times — House and Senate Republicans now have a chance to force ObamaCare repeal right down Harry Reid’s throat.
The only question is whether or not they have the courage.
Gun owners have opposed ObamaCare since its inception, given that a national health database could be used by federal bureaucrats to disarm millions of law-abiding Americans. The use of medical data has already been used to disarm gun owners in New York — and has led to more than 150,000 military veterans losing their gun rights for ailments such as PTSD.
This law must be defunded prior to October 1, when two things happen:
* The first is that the “health care exchanges” are supposed to come on line. People — and particularly young people — will find out how much money they’re going to have to flush down the toilet for inflated politically correct premiums, under penalty of law.
* The second thing that happens on October 1 is that much of the federal government will “slow down” — not shut down as has been erroneously reported — unless a funding bill called a “Continuing Resolution,” or CR for short, is approved. For better or worse, most of the federal government will continue to operate as usual, and all “essential” discretionary functions will continue as well.
But there’s one thing that’s definitely “not essential,” and that’s ObamaCare.
In the Senate, Republican Mike Lee of Utah sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on behalf of almost a dozen colleagues, stating that they will not support a Continuing Resolution that funds the implementation of the anti-gun ObamaCare law.
In the House, Rep. Steve Stockman introduced H.Res. 333 on Friday — a resolution that, if passed, would forbid the House of Representatives from passing a CR that funds ObamaCare.
So to recap the bidding: On the very day that the American people flip their lids over this wildly unpopular ObamaCare mandate, Republicans have the opportunity to stage a showdown. And if they win, ObamaCare goes down the tubes, along with the rest of Barack Obama’s agenda.
So, given that option, why would the GOP not want to pursue it? Just listen to what a few Republican senators have said recently:
* Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) said that using the CR to defund ObamaCare is the “dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
* Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) said that, “I think it’s a silly effort.”
* Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) said this was the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard.
* And Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the effort was “a bridge too far for me.”
Despite these acts of cowardice, the American people are firmly behind Congress doing something to defang this anti-gun law.
According to a CNN poll, 73% of the American people favor repealing ObamaCare, either fully or partially (March 2012). So given the widespread opposition to this anti-gun law, why are many GOP legislators balking at this opportunity to drive a stake through its ugly heart?
There are at least five misrepresentations that some Republicans are using to justify their cowardice on ObamaCare. Click here to see what these misstatements are and how they can be easily answered.
ACTION: Contact your Senators and Representatives. Tell them to insist that NO Continuing Resolution to fund the government contain money for the ObamaCare individual mandate. Take these three actions right away:
1. Click here to contact your Senators and Representatives. Urge your Senators to sign onto the Lee letter and your Representative to sign onto the Stockman resolution (H.Res. 333). You can also call your legislators using the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
2. Distribute this alert to all your family, friends and co-workers and encourage them all to take action.