For John, BLUF: Bring back Civics. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"I don't think in America we should throw tantrums when we lose elections and threaten to shut down the government and refuse to pay the bills. The American people had a choice last November. They had a choice between someone who said repeal Obamacare, and President Obama.That was Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat from Missouri, speaking on Fox News Sunday, as reported by Politico.
Did she forget that Ms Nancy Pelosi was no longer Speaker of the House? Did she not realize that the Democrats left a whole bunch of elected Republicans in the Lower House? Does she not realize that elections have consequences?
I agree the Continuing Resolution should be passed, and with funding for the PP&ACA (ObamaCare), but with a mandate that ALL participate, including ALL on Capitol Hill and ALL Federal Employees, including unionized Federal Workers and ALL Government Contractors.
However, I don't think Democrats should be trying to subvert the US Constitution by saying the House must follow the lead of the President. The is NOT a parliamentary form of Government. Co-equal branches, with Congress passing the laws and the President assenting or not.
Regards — Cliff