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October 16, 2013

Never Emphasized By Obama 'Talking Point' Media: 'House GOP Voted 11 Times To Reopen The Government But Obama and Senate Dems Turned All Down'

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Over at PJ Media, Matt Vespa points out that the Republicans DID indeed compromise to avoid a shutdown ... and did so 11 times. They were going to keep the government open, but asked that Obamacare be delayed - and it has become abundantly clear that given the disaster of the rollout - doing so would have been the right decision on 'No-Negotiate-Obama's' part. Even Obama's favorite abortion factory - Planned Parenthood - would have received their annual handout from the government, paid for by taxpayers, of course. But each time, Senate Democrats under Harry Reid said no.

Here are the eleven times the House GOP voted to reopen the government -- but were blocked by Senate Democrats and the president. Yet, according to Obama, his fellow Dems, and the Obama-talking-point-media, it's conservatives who are the ones being obstructionist:

1. Roll Call 478 on H.J. Res. 59 (September 20, 2013)

Earlier in September, House Republicans voted to fund the government at current spending levels while strengthening our economy and protecting millions of American families by defunding ObamaCare.

Senate Democrats killed the bill, and President Obama threatened to veto it.

2. Roll Call 497/498 on H.J. Res 59 (September 28, 2013)

With hours left until the government ran out of funding, House Republicans voted to keep the government open at current spending levels while protecting our economy by delaying the glitch-filled ObamaCare for one year and repealing the tax on medical devices like pacemakers and children's hearing aides.

Senate Democrats killed the bill, and President Obama threatened to veto it, causing the government shutdown.

3. Roll Call 504 on H.J. Res 59 (September 30, 2013)

On September 30, the House GOP again voted to fund the government at current spending levels, while ensuring that Congress doesn't receive special treatment under ObamaCare, and delaying ObamaCare's individual mandate.

Again, Senate Democrats killed the measure in the Senate, and President Obama threatened to veto.

4. Roll Call 505 on H.J. Res 59 (September 30, 2013)

That same night, Republicans in the House voted to request a formal House-Senate conference, so Democrats and Republicans could sit down at the table and negotiate to resolve their differences.

Senate Democrats defeated that resolution, and President Obama threatened to veto it.

5. Voice Vote on Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (October 2, 2013)

To help reopen parts of the government while Democrats refused to negotiate, House Republicans passed H.J. Res. 71 by voice vote, which would have restored funding for the government of the District of Columbia.

Senate Democrats blocked the bill, and President Obama threatened to veto it.

Keep reading HERE.

After detailing the other 6 times that Republicans voted to fund the government, Vespa goes on to point out that given that Obama's approval rating has sunk to historic lows, Obama has taken advantage of the shutdown as a way to re-energize his stalled legislative agenda. After wasting the most important moments of his second term on a gun control push that was never going anywhere, he was stuck in neutral until the shutdown. However, after the shutdown, it will soon be forgotten and the focus will shift to Obamacare's impact on the economy, American's health, and its lack of affordability for many or most Americans and fewer choices.

Bottom line to remember, the House GOP, along with the Democrats, voted to reopen the government 11 times ... and Obama said no. It's Obama's and Reid's shutdown ... but don't expect to hear the facts from the Obamamedia.

Posted by Hyscience at October 16, 2013 8:53 AM

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