The government shutdown (slimdown) is put off until 2014 and yet the biggest post-shutdown debate has not been the compromise package but rather the role of the Defund Obamacare effort a few weeks earlier. The media has been more than happy to interview GOP lawmakers fightign each other. Defund Obamacare proponents point to millions of Americans who signed the online petition and noticeable drop in nationwide poll support for Obamacare since the campaign began. Opponents say it hurt the shutdown negotiations and was a ultimately failed attempt.
Such an important in-house debate means we put it up for a CATALYST VOTE (on the right hand side of this website). Please vote on whether the Defund Obamacare campaign helped or hurt the Republicans. Vote in the poll, leave a comment here.