I, a pro-life conservative Catholic, and others like me helped send them to Washington for three reasons. To de-fund Planned Parenthood, to get government spending under control, and to cut Obamacare off at the knees by de-funding it for the next two years until possible repeal. By continually laying up, the Republicans are putting themselves in a position to deliver none of it.
No doubt, shutting down the government is a serious step and should not be taken lightly. After 1995, I can almost buy the idea of voting for the first continuing resolution even though it did nothing to accomplish any of the stated goals. I reluctantly accepted it as a tactic, a juke to the left before we run right. But in the subsequent 2 weeks, Republicans have done nothing to strengthen their negotiating position, in fact they have likely weakened it considerably.
Now Republicans in the House have voted for another continuing resolution to fund the government for 3 more weeks. To fund Planned Parenthood for 3 more weeks. To spend money we don’t have for 3 more weeks. To fund Obamacare for 3 more weeks.
Like I said, a tactic is a juke to the left when you intend to run right, but if you continue to run to the left it’s no longer a tactic—it’s a direction.
Republicans need to man up and do what we sent them there to do, and if that means shutting the government down. Then SHUT IT DOWN.