Remember Obamacare? President Obama and Congress do:
It is not often that a president announces his decision not to enforce a law as written, the House of Representatives responds by offering to restore the rule of law by amending that law to permit the delay the president wishes . . . and then the president threatens to veto that legislation if it gets to his desk. But such is the pathbreaking and jaw-dropping spectacle of Obamacare.
The author of the piece, Jeffrey H. Anderson, reminds us also that Obama’s actions on this should act as a goad to the GOP to realize that they can’t trust him not to do the same on any immigration law they might pass, especially on enforcement of border control.
So, what are the House and Senate planning to do about Obamacare at this point? It’s hard to say (and of course only the House has a Republican majority, and not a huge one at that), although that doesn’t stop a lot of people from opining, and pundits from guessing. There’s this, for example (and it might even be true):
U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told TheBlaze Monday he has recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans to help him defund President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law.
Fifteen Republican senators, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ted Cruz (Texas), John Cornyn (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.), James Inhofe (Okla.), David Vitter (La.), James Risch (Idaho), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Jeff Chiesa (N.J.), John Thune (S.D.), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), and Chuck Grassley (Iowa), will block a continuing resolution to keep the government funded beyond Sept. 30 if it includes funding for Obamacare, Lee said.
Of course, it will take a lot more than fifteen Republican senators to do this. A lot.
[NOTE: Four ways to defunding, from the Heritage Foundation.]