- Being a minority, there are some strategies that can be employed.
- The continuing resolution is one way to stop it.
- House Speaker Boehner has his power to stop it as well.
Given the Democratic majority in the Senate, not to mention Republican divisions on the issue, defunding Obamacare remains an impossibility. But there is a sense that what Cruz started (with Lee joining in almost immediately), is gathering momentum. There was no better sign than the statement released by McConnell on Friday. “Obamacare is a costly mistake that we cannot afford and my preference would be to repeal it, root and branch,” the Minority Leader said. “We are going to have a number of spending and budget bills in the coming weeks. I know Ted Cruz is planning to offer an amendment to defund Obamacare and I look forward to supporting him.”
- A super majority of Americans did not want Obamacare at the very onset.