Senate GOP Leadership is a Bag of Hammers

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz94%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard94% is the one intelligent sound bite in a bag of hammers. Senate GOP members have thoroughly caved to President Obama’s will in the battle for congressional control of the country versus executive edict. Cruz said

“We should pass a short-term continuing resolution that includes language defunding the implementation of the president’s executive action on amnesty.”

The bag of hammers pounded some sound bites from the last government shutdown, citing Obamacare. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard52% seemed to praise Obamacare and pronounced anything more palatable than a federal government shutdown.

“I hope everybody learned the lesson of the last time we shut down the government. If it hadn’t been for the crisis of Obamacare, it would have done much more damage than it did,” McCain said. “The overwhelming majority of us are against shutting down the government.”

The bag of hammers also includes Boehner crony Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Richard Burr58%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard58%.

“The challenging thing is we’re limited in the toolbox of how to show outrage without a shutdown,” said Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), a close ally of Boehner who agrees with the speaker’s plan. “What we’ve got to do is have a measured, calculated response to it. And I don’t think you can do that when you’re only limited to one avenue. We’ll be in a different situation in January.”

The outrage is just seething through his measured, calculated statement. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Jerry Moran65%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard65% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell68%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard68% agree that there’s no way to stop Obama, so why not just join him. Except that the government will certainly shut down on December 11 if the House doesn’t pass the monster CRomnibus bill. Speaker Boehner’s plan to retreat in utter cowardice with only a symbolic bewailing of Obama’s amnesty order …read more    

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