In her address to the National Press Club on Thursday, Michele Bachmann indicated she could not support The Boehner Plan because, for amongst other reasons, it did not have a provision to repeal funding for Obamacare.
Well, that’s all well and good. But there’s an easy explanation for that. If the House were to pass such a provision it would die in the Senate. The last I checked the Senate is still controlled by Democrats who supported Obamacare.
But even if Republicans were somehow able to pour enough demon whiskey down Harry Reid’s gullet to persuade him to jettison his support for Obamacare (along with the contents of his stomach) and the Senate somehow went along with such a proposal it still wouldn’t see the light of day as long as Barack Obama is in the White House.
Does anyone think that if Congress repealed funding for Obamacare that President Obama would sign a bill that would effectively garrot his signature piece of domestic legislation?
Now if Michele Bachmann should be elected President then she is free to dismantle Obamacare as her first act in office. But for her to oppose Boehner’s bill because it doesn’t repeal funding for Obamacare when Republicans aren’t in a position to see such a provision through in the first place is just plain daft and doesn’t inspire my confidence.