Last Call: If you want Obamacare out, Sen. Mike Lee needs your support

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Yesterday afternoon, TheBlaze broke the story about the coalition Senator Mike Lee is building to block and defund Obamacare. The Senator from Utah has recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans so far and foresees that list of names growing quite a bit in the coming days.

Fifteen Republican senators, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ted Cruz (Texas), John Cornyn (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.), James Inhofe (Okla.), David Vitter (La.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), John Thune (S.D.), and Chuck Grassley (Iowa), plan to block a continuing resolution to keep the government funded beyond Sept. 30 if it includes funding for Obamacare.

“The president has said that he’s not willing and not able to enforce Obamacare as it was written,” Sen. Lee told TheBlaze in a phone interview. “And so he has chosen instead to enforce this law selectively.”

“He has picked out two things that he has said he won’t enforce. One is the employer mandate and the other is the requirement that the government obtain some kind of proof for those who are claiming eligibility for Obamacare exchange subsidies,” he added.

The senator continued, arguing that the president “doesn’t have the power” to selectively enforce and amend laws passed by Congress.

“Once a law is passed by Congress, in order to amend that law, you have to go back to Congress and you have to amend it in the same way that you passed the original law,” he said.

“If the president isn’t going to enforce this law, the American people shouldn’t be required to fund it.

“Those that feel this way should stand up and say they won’t vote for any continuing resolution that contains funding for further implementation and enforcement of Obamacare,” he added.

“Now, let me explain this to you,” Glenn began. ”The Republicans fought but then they started displaying politics and they thought, you know what?  We’ll just, we’ll get that 2010 election. Well, the 2010 election happened and then it failed to overturn anything.  It didn’t do anything.  Then they thought, we’re going to wait — we’re going to wait on healthcare because Mitt Romney will get in, and Mitt Romney will change everything.  And that failed.  “Well, we have the Supreme Court and when it gets to Supreme Court, that will change every‑” and that failed.  And every time we delay, we delay for political reasons.  “Well, this, we can use this.  We’ll use this in the presidential election.  We’ll use this in the congressional election.”  They’re going to tell you right now that this is going to hurt the Senate election.  “You have a chance to take over the Senate!”

“The GOP is on the verge of taking over the Senate!  Let’s just — shhh.  Don’t do that.”  Because what is a continuing resolution?  A continuing resolution is the way we have passed our budgets.  This is a country out of control.  Continuing resolution means we can’t agree on a budget.  We just can’t get one through.  Nobody will come and actually present a budget.  The president had, what is it, 99‑0 the last budgets that he has tried to pass?  Nobody will pass — his own party won’t pass his budgets.  And so what does that mean?  So if the president can’t come with a reasonable budget, then we have to shut the government down.  Because nobody’s proposing a budget that makes any sense.”

Basically, the President is trying to spend money the government doesn’t have on policies the American people do not want. And to make matters worse, neither party is actually discussing any real cuts to the budget.

“There are no more lines in the sand,” Glenn told listeners. “There are no more lines of defense. Stand. Stand for something. You want to pass a budget? Pass a budget. You want another continuing resolution because you want the house and the bling and the pool and apparently the plane? No.  No. You’re not going to bypass congress on healthcare. We’ll give you everything you want but not healthcare. That is the line in the sand, and this is the last opportunity. But this is going to require you getting on the phone with all of your friends and calling every senator in your state and say, “You sign on with Mike Lee. You sign on. No continuing resolution that includes healthcare.  No continuing resolution unless it has a carveout and we defund healthcare.  No more.” You call your senator.”

“This is not just about healthcare. This is about a president saying, “I’m going to pick and choose which laws I enforce,” and he does not have the right to do it. This is about the Constitution,” Glenn emphasized. ”Get on the phone and call your senators right now. No continuing resolution without a carveout that excludes universal healthcare.”

  • JETS#1

    Obamacare has destroyed my state of NY it has caused rates to go so high that oh wait a minute the exact OPPOSITE happened our rates are down and so is CA’s 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    So my sister healthcare because of what Obamacare is doing going from 50 a month to 200 a month is really going down. I wander what your smoking because I think you should stop it made you blind to reality.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Well the majority of this county is worried about what this evil bill is going to do to them but Obama will never vote to repeal this even if it did passed both houses.

  • Bonnie Somer

    if the bill originated in the senate w/the taxes it is against Art 1, Sect 7 of the constitution b/c it shuld originate in the house all tax and spending bills must this bill should not b law b/c of this 

  • Guest

    Does Mike Lee have the formula for stopping Obamacare and making sure that people die preventable deaths? You betcha! Mike Lee: a one-man death panel for poor Americans!

  • Anonymous

    There is one problem with this plan from a strategy perspective… if you block funding for Obamacare, that allows for Obama and Democrats to blame any problems with Obamacare on GOP obstruction and be able to make a convincing (accurate or not, depending on what thing is the issue and which things had the funding blocked) case for it because the funding blockage would be rather open and covered in the news especially if Republicans brag about blocking it.

  • Anonymous

    He has my support, Obamacare needs to be flushed into a Democratic sewer so it stinks up their system.

  • Anonymous

    AMERICANS ARE WHITE MICE  =====  OBAMA IS THE B-I-G BLACK RAT   —  NEED I SAY MORE??

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Exactly, yet we still have to try. If anything else, defund it and if the government goes into a shutdown, then so be it.

    Pass no budget or continuing resolutions until Obama-care is gone.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s vicki tiffany the coward. Cry some more, maggot.

  • greywolfrs

    That is a flat out lie. CA’s rates are going up. The Los Angeles Times reported the rates from the exchanges are going up, anywhere from 20-60%, depending on where one lives. You are full of shit.

  • greywolfrs

    He is lying anyway, the liberal Los Angeles Times has reported, about 4 weeks ago, that the rates from the exchanges are 20-60% more, depending on where one lives. That is for CA alone. That did put the disclaimer in that it is lower than what the first thought, but it is still HIGHER rates. JETS is an idiot that believes anything he is told. He claims the NY Jets are #1, that should tell you something.

  • greywolfrs

    Get rid of the entire un-Constitutional P O S.

  • Anonymous

    Then the Republicans do nothing and get blamed anyway. Get rid of the Republicans then. Have we no balls change will Not happen overnight but Guaranteed change will never happen if we are afraid of our own shadows

  • Anonymous

    Idiot don’t tell me you voted for Obama TWO times !!!

  • Anonymous

    Take the lead!  Give us direction.

  • Anonymous

    Well Odummacare will do a few things for sure; Make every American dirt poor, Drive corporations bankrupt or to move to a friendlier country, and cause real death panels based on someones opinion of your worth!

  • Anonymous

    Obama thinks he is King. He feels he rules by public opinion. (not so) Ask most people on the streets and Obama care is a flop. Now he is taking matters into his own hands and is implementing laws as he chooses. Last time I looked at the constitution, it does not give Obama the power to selectively inforce the laws. Defund this law and move to repeal this law please. Repeal this law and start from scratch, keeping your kids on until they are older is something we could implement in the new law, also, eliminating preexisting conditions is popular, so move to include that. Outside that, the law is disappointing and unconstituional. You can not force people to buy something in this country, calling it a tax and not a fine, does not make this any more legal to do.

  • Guest

    If poor people want health care, let them go to a priest!

    I got mine, so f#$k them!

  • Guest

    Beck preys on the gullible and ignorant people who “think” the way you do. Nothing you wrote has a lick of truth to it.

    Why do you want to see poor people die of curable diseases?

  • Guest

    Oh hell no; I’m a complete MORON. I voted for McCain and Romney. The rich, in this country, just do not have enough money; and we are not involved in enough wars. I’m a Republican for plutocracy and imperialism.

  • Guest

    So you think that the Court is completely incompetent?

  • Guest

    You were sleeping when the Court ruled the law constitutional?

    Everyone who thinks that Glenn Beck is honest is sleeping, so you’re not alone in your ignorance.

    On three: insult me.  1, 2, 3:

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    He’s given you direction: backward, toward the 19th Century. Before minimum wage laws, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws: Beck HATES all of that.

    Want to become a pauper? Follow Glenn Beck toward the original Gilded Age because the current Gilded Age has way too many laws to protect people from corporate greed.

  • Anonymous

    The Country will be so much better off without this bad legislation, Obamacare,  that should never have been passed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1617906943 Janet Prentice

    Our new Senator is just the best.  He taught us about the Constitution at all our tea party rallies and just knew he would do the work of the people of Utah and America.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a staunch conservative and I also believe in “tough love”.  This is one time I’d like to emphasize the latter.  Go ahead – let Obamacare take effect and see if people are really unhappy about it (I think they will be).  Let them clamor for relief – perhaps in the 2014 elections!  Sometimes people don’t start paying attention until they feel discomfort.  Americans need to wake up and see what’s going on!  As it stands now, if people are unhappy about Obamacare there’s no way the Dems can blame it on Repubs.  If Repubs start messing around with it, Dems will be able to blame the mess on Repubs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1617906943 Janet Prentice

    get Lee’s book,  why John Roberts was wrong about health care.  Hard read as it is in lawyer speak,  but,  explains it well and makes you wonder what “O” has on the chief justice.  

  • greywolfrs

    You insult yourself with every post. The part you morons seem to miss is the government has no right to force you into buying anything. The Feds have no right to tax you, simply because you breath. The Feds have no right to play Robin Hood and take from one group to give to another. You think Justice Roberts making the bill say what he wants means it’s Constitutional? Congress said, flat out, it wasn’t a “tax” but a “penalty.” Roberts changed it to say what he wanted and ruled on something that is NOT true. You are a complete fool if you think the SCOTUS cares about the Constitution. If thast were the case, only a unanimous ruling would fly. Keep being a complete moron, vicki tiffany the coward.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, you actually believe it’s only Republicans in favor of those things? Who got us into Viet Nam? That would have been LBJ, a Democrap. Who got us into Bosnia? That would be William “the Zipper” Cunton, a Democrap. Who was it talking about WMDs, in 1998, in Iraq? That was Democraps.
    You hate those rich guys, like Bill Gates (the biggest thief in history), or Steve Jobs (the guy who made all of his equipment proprietary and charged more for it, because he was greedy), or maybe Mark Fuckerberg (the guy who claims his online website is worth BILLIONS, with nothing to back it up). You only hate the rich guys that do not share your stupidity.
    You hate those corporations so much, you are here on a computer running Windows or Mac OS. The hardware in that computer was made by HUGE corporations. You get your internet through those same HUGE corporations.

    You are hypocrite and liar, vicki tiffany the coward. Aren’t you late for a game of butt darts with your life partner, marburyvsmadisen.

  • greywolfrs

    Poor people are not dying of “curable diseases,” that is a bullshit left wing talking point. And you call others ignorant, with no original thought in your head, vicki tiffany the coward.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    I just have trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on this one. Nothing will stop me from fighting unless one of his minions kills me nothing will stop me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Yes sir it does and I am not even a sports fan.

  • bull57

    If we allow Obamacare to take effect there is no way to ever stop it. We need o stop it this year or we need to learn to live with it as its too late next year!

  • Anonymous

    Obamacare is unpopular because it’s a necessarily complex law and most folks only have a vague idea about what it does.  When people are asked about the law’s most important provisions, they like it.  Thus far, the biggest problem Obamacare has faced is the implacable desire of Republican states to thwart its successful implementation, even though this means giving the shaft to their own citizens.  Mike Lee and his allies are engaging in nullification similar to what the confederate states did before the Civil War.  Let’s hope they don’t cause another national disaster, like they did then.  All they have to do is follow a duly-passed law, as they are sworn to do.  That’s how our constitutional government is supposed to function.    

  • Anonymous

    Interestingly, you and I agree that the law should be implemented – but for very different reasons: you think folks will like it and want to keep it, I think just the opposite.  Either way it should be implemented so we can all see how it works.  However, Obama himself has delayed implementation – delayed the “employer mandate”.  He is the one who’s not following the law!  As you point out, he (especially as the chief executive) has to follow the law – not follow the parts he likes and delay the parts he doesn’t like.

  • Anonymous

    It’s good – and rare – to see a belief in empiricism from someone on Beck’s site. Republicans should assist in implementation of the ACA not only so we can assess its effectiveness in addressing the dysfunctionality and excessive cost of our run-amok historical system, but also because it’s the law of the land. Obstructionism of any law has serious consequences, not always legally but definitely societally; we all pay the price. Republicans have long-since crossed the line between patriotism and subversion of normal government. They place obedience to their own rigid (and decidedly un-empirical) ideology above obedience to the law of the land. There is a word for that, if you care to think about it.

    You make a mistake in drawing any similarity between the above and the reasonable, responsible and very legal delay in implementing the employer mandate, which was done in order to allow certain small businesses more time to better arrange for their compliance. The former is an attempt to sabotage the entire law; the latter is an adjustment that should improve a specific, very small part of it. Do you not see that?

  • Anonymous

    At some point, either before or after the 2014 elections, Obamacare will be implemented and it will be, in the words of Max Baucus (D-MT), “a train wreck”.  It was intended to be bad. Just after Obamacare became law, Obama, himself, declared that it was just the first step toward government control (“single payer system”) of healthcare.  Dems strategy is very good: if it’s a “train wreck” blame it on the Repubs and vow to fix it by creating the “single payer” government controlled system.  Or, if people like it, it will ultimately bankrupt the country and send the populace into chaos – also desirable from the progressive point of view.

  • Anonymous

    Honey obamacare is the law of the land.  You’ll start to see your premiums coming down.  The insurance companies can’t take advantage of us anymore, does that bother you?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart the more you learn about obamacare the more you’ll like it.  You already like parts of it, the more you learn the more you’ll like.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, obamacare is the “law of the land”  get use to it.  Have you seen my last show I talk about obamacare.  BTTA-BING!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwYxSaQPg3Q

  • Anonymous

    We get the idea.  You’re an asshole.

  • kerijay

     I’m not Bonnie but yes the court is proving to be incompetent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopherdaniel.maxwell Christopher Daniel Maxwell

    [0:50s] they can’t say obama? – [1m:37s] members of congress are opposing employer health care measures (EMPLOYER MANDATE/ELIGIBILITY) – the cost of which is footed by the EMPLOYEE) — EMPLOYER MANDATE has been already effect since 2009, or adheared to by GOOD employers choice before then?  and if we READ the semantics of this  ‘mandate’ the consequence of cost for the EMPLOYER would be less if they had health coverage for their employees than if there was NO coverage… — who has a new house, a new boat and some bling? — maybe… CONGRESS????  – i wonder what members of congress would do if THEY had no health insurance?