You Can't Defund That

I love the Tea Party, but this is a mistake:

“If he funds it, he will own it,” said Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action, one of the groups participating in the rally.

Republicans have routinely called the health law Obamacare, and even President Obama has embraced the term, using it himself as recently as last week in talking about the benefits, which are slated to kick in fully next year.

But Mr. Boehner now finds himself in the cross-hairs. Earlier this summer members of Congress got themselves and their staffs exempted from having to pay out of their own pockets for the health “exchanges,” though they will still be forced out of their government plans and into the health marketplaces.

Tilting at windmills is never smart politics.

More specifically the defunding effort is a mistake because a government “shutdown” (it never really shuts down), gives the Dems and their MSM propaganda wing every excuse to pin ObamaCare’s many failures on the GOP. Instead, the Tea party should be pushing that Congress require the Executive to faithfully execute its own laws. That puts Obama on the defensive, which is exactly where he belongs on this legal abomination of his.