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DR as it's known causing some tension within the Republican Party senators.
Ted Cruz Michael Lee and Marco Rubio pushing their conservative colleagues in the house.
-- -- quarter urging him to risk a government shutdown over obamacare and now that house lawmakers are pursuing that very strategy speaker Boehner is challenging senate Republicans.
To get the job done.
Obama -- driving up the cost of health care it's destroy millions of American jobs it is a train wreck in a half ago.
-- where we have done everything humanly possible the last two and a half years to make our point and we're gonna continue to make -- point.
And say they agree with that they just don't think that this is the vehicle they think Republicans are gonna get -- I guess -- -- in the fight over here we're gonna win a fight a -- it's time for them to pick up the metal.
You get the job don't.
Monica Crowley joins us Fox News contributor author of what the -- just happened.
I'm happy warriors guided the great American comeback Charlie hurt it joins us she's a columnist for The Washington Times good to see about Monica I looked at three different polls today.
They all say the same thing that is as unpopular and it is as Obama care is they don't want the government shut down.
Because of the -- by large margins will blame Republicans -- side with the president so why don't Republicans pursuing.
What is arguably a very destructive.
Well I would disagree with that Greg actually when you look at polling and this has been increasingly true over the last three years since Obama -- with passing American people hate this thing.
And upwards of about 60% would like to see it mine healed either they just don't look entirely shut down -- Now look this strategy by the Republicans is not a government shutdown and there's nobody on the Republican side saying that we are interest and in shutting down the government that is absolutely not true.
What they are saying is here's a bill that funds every other aspect of the government except for this job killing machine.
-- socialized medicine known as Obama care then they will -- the senate Harry Reid -- either kill it outright.
What the Republicans are saying is look we want to have a vote on this we want to force a vote and force the Democrats -- either support grossly unpopular.
The grossly unpopular law known as obamacare.
Or kill their signature legislation which we know it's not gonna happen.
But even if you don't get the full defund think what's looks highly unlikely -- grant you that Greg.
But even if you don't get that then you can leverage that into at least a year long delay which by the way then Democrats would like to say.
Well I think that may be where it's heading because this is what Harry Reid the majority leaders said.
Take a listen.
Any -- that -- obamacare.
-- It's a -- times I said before.
Fact I told the speaker that last week.
That he's decided.
From what I've heard he's gonna move forward with the full knowledge that it's a futile effort.
There simply postponing.
The inevitable choice they must face.
Pass a clean bill to fund the government for shutting down.
Charlie where is the upside for Republicans to chase this and isn't there an enormous downside if indeed in the end.
The government shuts down.
Well I I think that monitor is right in in pointing out that it.
What will ultimately happen is Harry Reid to strip out -- defund parts and go back of the house and then and then the house Robbins who will be faced the choice of either approving what the senate has done or not perfect and I I can almost guarantee that they will probably.
Vote to go ahead and and keep the government open and approve of the the new version of the you know Augusta the next deadline which is reason to debt ceiling indeed -- -- -- dead and that is a -- that is a great fight for Republicans.
That they can they can make some real headway on that -- and you know I'm all in favor of the funding or or abolishing obamacare because I think it's a disaster.
But the -- my problem with this strategy and I love the authors of the strategy.
And I applaud their efforts.
But it's just not gonna work it's going to fail and -- -- I would also like to make note that I either regret for the first time being an agreement with.
Harry Reid on any.
Half you know a lot of K -- it's sort of Boehner didn't wanna go this way so it sort of smacks of in political mom -- a group of conservatives.
Who may be held hostage -- some Tea Party constituents and other conservatives decided to go this route.
So that they can later go back to their community music hate I I tried -- really trying to.
Have a -- Greg Greg what.
We -- the American people on our -- here this is not just some rogue band of conservatives who are.
Are out looking to shut down the government or do something -- -- we have 050%.
Fifty to 60% of the American people.
Who aren't with them on this she this isn't on as we have a -- media that's gonna spin this that the Republicans wanna shut down the government and that they will be responsible.
Which you don't surrender the nation to socialize medicine just because you think that you can't win the PR battle.
You -- up there you drive a stake in the ground this -- fight for this thing job killing machine.
It's gonna change the very nature of America Americans a relationship with the government you have to fight for what she believed then and even if you go down on this issue you continue to -- you -- -- the corrupt media.
What the -- the message and again.
The job should be relatively easy because most of the American people are with us on this issue -- no more -- He has some within the Republican Party Charlie say you know what maybe we're better off especially in the mid term elections coming up allowing Obama -- to be implemented because the more Americans experience it once.
It's implemented whether it's lost jobs or losing their.
Coverage or higher premiums -- -- gonna be really angry and take it out of the polls.
And I agree complete who would put everything Monica said about the importance of fighting -- -- but the the but the the fact remains.
This this is a political fight.
As it stands now the way -- under the constitutional system the government is going to support.
Keeping obamacare around.
Until we change the government and the way we change the government is through elections and so if this if this ploy that they're doing right now helps.
Sell that case.
Then that's it and then that's.
-- and remember Charlie -- 2010 going into that election.
Conservatives Republicans they fought over obamacare they didn't just surrendered to it and they one -- one -- to do with this time -- All right Monica Crowley charting her -- -- you -- thank you need to thank thank you.
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