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Don’t Fall For it: Why ‘Defund Obamacare’ is a trap we shouldn’t step in…

Since we’re rather fond of using ‘fighting’ military analogies here…

You’re faced with the ‘oppertunity’ to attack one of the enemy’s key strongholds… It will be a glorious battle… But you will lose… Horribly… There is simply no possible way that the forces you can commit have the ability to even scratch the surface of the enemy’s defenses…

To make it worse, if you attack, they will likely overwhelm one of your strongest positions (translates: Sequester), while you waste your forces on an indestructible target…

Do you attack?

That’s the question we’re facing here, when we ask ‘Do we try to defund Obamacare, ‘armed’ with a majority in the House & nothing to work with in the Senate, and the other side running the White House’….

There is absolutely no way that such a bill can become law… The President won’t sign it, and we don’t have the votes for an override. If we were even CLOSE to override-levels, then the entire situation would be different (we *would* plausibly be able to win the fight)… But we’re not.

The notion that the one weapon we have (threat of government shutdown) will be effective, has proven false every time it’s been used… The Democrats merely wait us out, hammer away at us with their most effective weapon (the media) while assuring that publicly-visible government agencies shut down first, and the low-info, ‘independent’ voters invariably side with the Dems & demand that the government be funded…

It’s a lose-lose scenario…. Something we absolutely SHOULD NOT do….

So, that brings up the next issue… We have an opportunity & resources for a fight – if not the ‘De-fund Obamacare’ suicide-mission, then what?

The answer is fairly simple:

Since 2010, the ‘signature’ accomplishment of conservative ideology, has been the sequester cuts…

Not because they are major cuts (they’re really just spending-rate reductions)… But because they allow us to *win* a long-running argument with the Democrats, via factual proof.

The Democrat position, of course, is that cutting spending will kill the economy… Not just hurt it, but plunge us back into recession… Schools will close, firemen won’t get paid, national parks will be covered in weeds, and Big Bird will go off the air, unless we un-do these cuts!

Or so the Left says, anyhow…

The problem with this? We didn’t un-do the cuts… And (gasp) the economy got *better*…

If you don’t see where this is going… I’ll spell it out for you: Every time we do the ‘Sequester Showdown’, the Dems use apocalyptic rhetoric to try and scare Americans into supporting more spending… It’s a tactic really only seen on one other issue – climate change…

And it’s vulnerable to the same counter: defensive inaction.

If we prevent tampering with the sequester cuts, and they continue to go into effect…

And if the Democrats keep insisting that the world will end unless we stop the sequester…

When the world doesn’t end, we WIN.

Not ‘we commit noble suicide’, we actually WIN. Which is damn hard to do with only a toe-hold position….

And to make matters better, all we have to do… Is keep what we already got passed in place…

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