Are Republicans Duping the Grassroots?

dupedThe conservative activist organization FreedomWorks cheered conservative Sens. Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio for their effort to defund Obamacare by political and legislative means.

The junior senators are urging Mitch McConnell to block all continuing-resolution budget bills until they can pass the Defund Obamacare Act, which Cruz is spearheading with a full public relations campaign. As The Daily Caller reported, Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves introduced the bill in the House, marking the fourth time that Graves has introduced the Defund Obamacare Act. Graves’ first three attempts to pass the bill, the most recent of which came in March, all failed. With a Democratic-controlled Senate, this fourth and most visible effort will meet a similar fate.

Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Richard Burr of North Carolina strongly criticized the effort of the three junior senators, while Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn suggested that the plan’s political backlash could jeopardize Republican efforts to hold the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterms.

“Senators Lee, Cruz and Rubio are leading the charge against ObamaCare, while other Republicans are preemptively accepting defeat,” FreedomWorks stated Tuesday, cheering the popular young trio of senators.

“In 2009, the President forced an unpopular law on the American people using supermajorities and parliamentary acrobatics to pass a bill that nobody had even read. Now, the President himself admits the law isn’t ready for …


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