Tea Party lawmakers say budget showdown worth the fight, blast Senate ‘deal’

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October 17, 2013

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Tea Party-backed lawmakers defended their role in the budget showdown Wednesday as Congress voted on a bipartisan bill to end it, saying their fight against ObamaCare was worth the drama.

“Some say we shouldn’t have fought because we couldn’t win, but this country wasn’t built by fighting only when victory was absolutely certain,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on the floor.

Lee, along with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and dozens of conservatives in the House helped drive the confrontation with the White House and congressional Democrats. They started by demanding ObamaCare be defunded, before scaling back those demands — but Democrats refused, and the impasse triggered the partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.

The short-term Senate deal would end the partial shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, but do very little in the way of ObamaCare.

Conservatives blasted the final product.

“This is a terrible deal,” Cruz said on the floor.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tread7 says:

    This Nation is at war with the establishment and the Leftist… they put obama in the WH to rape and pillage America !!!

  • awegweiser says:

    Was it worth the billions of dollars it cost the nation? Was it worth the grief it caused hundreds of thousands of people? How inhumane can the House be in pursuit of its self righteous cause – destroy the ACA?

  • Driver_S says:

    The Republicans (RINOs) caved in again. Obama is gloating and blaming them for hurting Americans. It’s obvious who it was that put the hardships on citizens by shutting down the war memorials, National Parks, Federal services etc. to affect, purposely, as many people as possible. It was Obama, Reid and the Liberals. The dictator still has his narcissistic control agenda intact. There is no intent to ever negotiate anything no matter what the tyrant in our oval office says. All of the offers sent to them weren’t ever brought up. It’s always been their way or the highway and blame someone else. It’s past time to throw them out, on both sides of the isle, and get people that will stand up for our country and her citizens by what ever means necessary. NO OBAMACARE…..NO AMNESTY…NO SOCIALISM!!! Restore our Republic and our Nation.

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