Establishment Republicans have absolutely no appetite for a showdown on ObamaCare before the 2014 mid terms.
As Charles Krauthammer explained on Special Report a few weeks ago, “what Republicans have learned from the shutdown of the government in the past, and the debt ceiling debacle of 2011, is never make a threat or a bluff that you cannot carry out. In the end, you cannot carry out a refusal to raise the debt ceiling and you cannot carry out a threat to shut down the government.”
But Senator Cruz has not backed down.
At last night’s big Defund Obamacare rally in Dallas, Sen. Ted Cruz explained how Republicans can win an impasse with the President on Obamacare.