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A major showdown is brewing in Washington as the White House threatens to -- -- -- spending bill that would keep the government running but.
There would be an a condition attached.
And unwise strategy by the GOP -- it in the last hour we put some data on the screen it showed.
Independents and a key battleground states coming up in the mid term elections.
I mean they don't like obamacare but they do not want by a large margin the government to get shut down and -- seemed to side with the president's argument.
That the GOP would be to blame -- this and ill conceived strategy by Republicans.
-- -- -- their best -- statistics that you just cited great I think it's like 58 almost 60% basically two thirds of the independents oppose this idea.
And you need independents.
If you want to win elections so if you wanna win and when he fourteen or even looking towards them next presidential race -- 26 feet.
You can't alienate the voters and this is a move that's not only going to alienate independents but there -- large numbers obviously -- Democrats and even Republicans.
Who don't like it the wall street journal editorial pages said this of the comic ties the venture you know it's suicidal mission.
Karl Rove has said these folks are on the wrong track and Karl is definitely -- Republican chair and you have and you have people who on the democratic side.
That the majority leader in the senate who says basically a bunch of and markets have taken control and have you know taken.
Speaker Boehner under their wings now and and made it so that speaker Boehner can't even.
-- his -- in yet you know two very Smart guys Ted Cruz likely both Republican senators are on Hannity last night here's Lee's argument take a listen okay.
But what I'm saying is that we ought to -- every other priority and government Ted and I and others are willing to fund even programs that we don't like.
It has a compromise gesture in order to avoid having to fund obamacare and as a condition.
For making it possible to defund obamacare and thereby achieve a delay.
That's what we want.
So we'll fund everything everything he -- stuff we don't like but just defund obamacare.
And we see if the Republicans can use the next couple of weeks to elevate that argument one does that change the political dynamic.
Not at all because again.
The harsh reality is they don't have the votes in the senate I mean they they would need five votes in the senate great they don't have one vote in the senate.
They would need the president of the United States to say oh my -- you know I'm changing my mind.
And I'm gonna go along and I'm going to grant this -- there's just nothing like that in the cards so what you have is people who aren't stuck on an ideological point.
But threatening the economic recovery threaten government shut down government service -- it's.
If we look back historically -- a matter of politics this just doesn't work for the Republicans as they successful spread.
It didn't work at nine fives that are betting money is certainly not gonna work now because back -- they did have some appropriations bills that funded the government now.
They are nuns who could be catastrophic but look what's interesting -- look at some of this polling data -- and Americans do favor delaying the individual mandate but not defund dean which Republicans claim is a method by which you delay.
I sometimes wonder if it's a matter of semantics but you gotta go with public opinion.
Well no you don't I mean clearly there -- people on the Republican side -- I would say this is especially true of a lot of the funders people who are behind the Tea Party movement people who are.
You know do male.
-- fund -- by mail operations in the light they art.
Clearly oppose not only to.
Odd delay it a bit -- not only in support delaying -- they want to defund obamacare altogether -- I think it is a powerful driver.
For the far right right now there's no question is a base that is just.
Crazy in opposition to -- here.
You know -- senator -- amended -- kicking back of the house -- dangerous standoff and -- the time runs out.
That's the lyrics -- government shutdown and you know the question who gets the boy I'm all right Juan Williams could see one thanks thank you Greg.
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