I just don't get it.
The Republican-led House has tried to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, over forty times, without success.
Someone once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. By this definition the Republicans in the House must be insane.
They are still proving their insanity.
They tried extortion this time. Defund Obamacare or we'll shut down the government.
The Senate called their bluff and the government is now partially shutdown.
So what do the Republicans do? They keep trying to get changes to the ACA or they'll keep the government shutdown.
They've even gone further. Now they say, make changes to Obamacare or we'll cause the U.S. government to default on it's debt.
Still trying extortion to get their way. Insane, I tell you.
What the Republicans should do is immediately eject all the Tea Party Republicans from the Republican Party. They already consider themselves a separate political party, hence the name 'Tea Party'. Let them do their own thing.
Then they should vote on and pass a 'clean' Continuing Resolution and increase the debt limit. Nothing about the ACA should be included.
Then they can start talking about changes to the ACA.
Will they do anything I suggest here. I seriously doubt it.
Maybe after their bluff is called this time they'll realize they can't use extortion to get their way and do their jobs.