Whenever a 'government shutdown' is looming, weak kneed politicians start getting very nervous about the upcoming 'crisis' that may bring. Other politicians insist the only way to get big government to behave is to sometimes refuse to fund their antics. Those two sides often butt heads. Today, Ohio Representative Dave Joyce went on CNN and threw out a few insults at Representative Chip Roy of Texas. You can watch it here.
Joyce: And I got to remember that -- if I'm not mistaken, Mr. Roy was the chief of staff for Ted Cruz in the shutdown in '13. That went so well… pic.twitter.com/Pa4nw652U1— Acyn (@Acyn) September 11, 2023
While it's true Representative Chip Roy was the Chief of Staff to Senator Cruz, I think most Republicans can agree they were trying to save America from a disastrous program with every lever of power available to them.
Well, @RepDaveJoyce is welcomed to come explain how great Obamacare is going to my constituents & how he thinks that is the right model for the Tx border. (PS - don’t tell him we won 247 seats (+13) in 2014 after… what do you call it… fighting by @tedcruz). #NoSecurityNoFunding https://t.co/q6qpW2HdAg— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) September 11, 2023
I am not a fan of Obamacare or any of its iterations, nor am I a fan of the 'marketplace', so America would have been way better off if other Republicans would have held the line as well.
Having @RepDaveJoyce go on far left CNN to push false Democrat talking points is peak GOP cowardice.— Wade Miller (@WadeMiller_USMC) September 11, 2023
(Republicans won the 2014 election, gaining 9 Senate seats and 13 House seats) https://t.co/41dJICd3Yq
In the 2014 election Republicans won 9 Senate seats and gained 13 House seats to have their biggest House majority since 1928.— Wade Miller (@WadeMiller_USMC) September 11, 2023
With spineless Republicans like @RepDaveJoyce @DaveJoyceOH14, who needs Democrats? https://t.co/41dJICd3Yq
That sounds like an amazing outcome to me and is sure preferable to not controlling the Senate like right now.
Hey @RepDaveJoyce, I was there too with @chiproytx as @TimHuelskamp's Chief. It wasn't the shutdown that didn't work. It was you who didn't work. $17.6 trill debt then. $33 trill now. The American people left behind.— Jim Pfaff (@jimpfaff) September 11, 2023
Maybe this time you'll get it right (not betting $$$ on it). https://t.co/aWkY5TMZch
Boom! The shutdown worked just fine. The legislators who didn't support it were the problem.
.@RepDaveJoyce, the choice isn't between a shutdown or not - it's between protecting the American border and defunding political weaponization vs. sitting on your thumbs and enabling the Left to destroy America. https://t.co/YBuy8yHnJ7— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) September 11, 2023
What a summary! The question is will we have a nation with a border, or will we continue to allow Democrats to ignore the border and further enable flooding our country with millions of unknown illegal immigrants?
I just don’t understand you send too many billions and trillions of dollars to Ukraine but you don’t focus on the American people hard-working taxpayers take care of America. Let’s see some money coming to the US doing something with that money for this economy. These gas prices https://t.co/oBE2VctXUU— William Acevedo (@William83146050) September 11, 2023
How about we keep the billions here, help struggling Americans and close our borders. Until Democrats are ready to make that a priority, shut it all down.