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Shut ’em down?

Gazette staff October 2nd, 2013

Let the party begin — the party, of course, led by the Republican Party to defund Obamacare

Two Oklahoma Republicans — Rep. James Lankford and Rep. Tom Cole — distributed press statements condemning the national health care program while also claiming to keep the government operational through Dec. 15.

Some Republicans have said they’re willing to shut down the government if they can defeat Obamacare. Lankford claims he’s “proud” to join his colleagues in opposing Obamacare while Cole said the health care low “remains unpopular and should not be implemented.”

Like our grandparents used to say, “Be careful what you wish for. It might come true.”

The previous health care system enjoyed its own set of flaws that left many Americans asking for help.

As a result, they received Obamacare. Many on social media have retaliated with their own reply to the Republican outcry: #shutdowntheGOP. It’s trending on Twitter.

Also, one Oklahoma Republican isn’t joining the party to defund and dismantle: Tom Coburn.

He told “Face the Nation” recently on CBS, “I agree with them that if we could do this, we should do it, but we can’t.”

He later added, “And, you know... we have made changes to ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act, and we need to make more. I would love to stop it and send it in a direction where we still have the safety net and really have competitive pricing for health care and transparency, but we are not going to get a chance to do that.”

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