October 15, 2013 3:34 pm -

Pat Buchanan says the GOP should not give in, and if Republican Party falls, let it bring the country down with them.

Yet, the truth is the Republicans House has voted three times to keep open and to fund every agency, department and program of the U.S. government, except for Obamacare.

And they voted to kill that monstrosity but once.

Oh, really? Try 44 times.

Republicans should refuse to raise the white flag and insist on an honorable avenue of retreat.

And if Harry Reid’s Senate demands the GOP end the sequester on federal spending, or be blamed for a debt default, the party should, Samson-like, bring down the roof of the temple on everybody’s head.

This is an honorable battle lost, not a war.

In other words: Do the honorable thing; destroy the party.

It is imposing increases in health-care premiums on millions of Americans, disrupting doctor-patient relationships and forcing businesses to cut workers back to 29 hours a week. Even Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has predicted a coming “train wreck.

Premiums are going down in states that have participated, and not so much in those that have stubbornly refused for political reasons. Good for Pat for finding a Democrat who disagrees. I can find John McCain and Peter King who say wht the Republicans are doing is nuts.