Government Shutdown over Obamacare was a GOP Conspiracy

Reblogged from The Secular Jurist:

Michael Stravato for The New York Times. “You are here because now is the single best time we have to defund Obamacare. This is a fight we can win.” SENATOR TED CRUZ, speaking in August to a Heritage Action gathering in Dallas

WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.

Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups.

It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html

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3 thoughts on “Government Shutdown over Obamacare was a GOP Conspiracy

  1. Reblogged this on digger666 and commented:

    Not that I’m prone to conspiracy theories, but that there was a conspiracy (indeed, still is) has been obvious from the beginning. Only the details remained to be revealed; this fills in some of those details.

    • An acquaintance once asked me why I believed in a particular conspiracy theory within the implied context that all conspiracy theories are false. I proceeded to rattle off several documented conspiracies beginning with the “Liberators” who conspired to kill Julius Caesar, and then explained that was the reason why we even have the word “conspiracy” in our vocabularies. There was no reply.

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