Writing for Politico, L. Brent Bozell opines that the GOP has folded on the Affordable Care Act.
According to Bozell, House Speaker John Boehner’s support of a continuing resolution to fund the Act for the rest of fiscal year 2013 signals that GOP leaders are not committed to their promises to defund the law.
Bozell noted that Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor both pledged to defund the law in early 2011.
“If there was ever going to be a policy that Republicans should shut the government down in order to fight, Obamacare was clearly the one,” wrote Bozell. “The C.R. was another golden opportunity to stand on principle and the GOP blew it… again.”
Just 14 Republicans voted against the funding, which passed in the House 267 to 151.
“The principled conservatives in the House who voted against the bill, led by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), deserve praise and unwavering support for following through on their campaign promises,” added Bozell.
Bozell noted that in a recent poll by Rasmussen, 53% of likely voters support repeal of the Act, and 42% strongly favor repealing the law.
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