Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, doesn’t support the breakaway group of conservatives who are open to forcing a government shutdown to cut off funding for Obamacare.You say there's better options than defunding Obamacare. Well, name them, Mittens. What are they? This is what's wrong with RINOs. They're always attacking conservatives for being willing to stand for something, but the RINOs never offer a solution. Because they want big government as well, but just not as big as what the libs want.
Speaking at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for the state GOP in Wolfeboro, Mr. Romney said he wants to get rid of Obamacare and “stripping it of funds has appeal.”
“But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government,” Mr. Romney said at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for the state’s Republican Party, according to prepared remarks. “What would come next when soldiers aren’t paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?”
The former Massachusetts governor said that the GOP has better options for removing Mr. Obama’s health care law.
“I’m afraid that in the final analysis, Obamacare would get its funding, our party would suffer in the next elections, and the people of the nation would not be happy,” he said. “I think there are better ways to remove Obamacare.”
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is leading an effort on Capitol Hill that calls on lawmakers to shutdown the government before they support a spending proposal that includes funds for Obamacare.
Go back to the last quote from Mittens above and the first two words "I'm afraid." This is why Mitt Romney lost the election and why melting ice is more exciting that the GOP right now. Because it is a party whose last two Presidential candidates and party leadership can be defined in one word--timid.
Are Nancy Pelosi or "Dingy" Harry Reid "timid?" No! They come across as soft spoken, but vicious. Look at our leaders. McConnell is a guy who looks like he's about to fall asleep. Boehner is a crybaby lush, and Mittens Romney has about as much excitement as algore.
This is why Republicans will not win elections if they do not stand for something, and appear timid for the fear of being "too confrontational." That didn't stop Ronald Reagan 30 years ago, from calling the Soviet Union an "evil empire" or telling Gorbachev "Tear down this wall," even when advisors were telling him not to say that.
That's leadership, having the backbone to call a spade a spade. The Republican Party (with the exception of Cruz, Lee, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin) is content with acting like George McFly, letting Biff and his buddies kick him around in the high school hallway.