It occurred to me that defunding Planned Parenthood and Executive Amnesty could be done by this Congress if they were to follow the following five steps, and therefore if they fail to accomplish these two goals which a majority of the base of the Republican party support it is purely through a lack of will, not of means.
Step 1: Pass the next Budget Bill with no funding for Planned Parenthood and Executive Amnesty.
Pretty straightforward. Obama will veto. Congress should attempt an override to gauge strength of the override as they should expect the veto.
Step 2: Target Congressmen and Senators up for election next fall with spending for Projects in their state.
Pass another funding bill, this time including money for a project in the state of a Congressman or Senator that is up for reelection next fall, but not having funding for Planned Parenthood or Executive Amnesty. Obama will veto. Congress will attempt an override and see what happens with the targeted individual.
Step 3: If Congressman or Senator targeted in Step 2 refuses to join override, take out funding for media in the state that was unable to get funding against the target.
Tell the people of that state how they could have gotten funding for their project, but their elected official thought it was more necessary to have Planned Parenthood and Executive Amnesty funded than money for their state. Attempt Step 2 again, maybe with a different set than the last time.
Step 4: Enlist the help of the Republican Presidential Candidates.
Use the debates and/or candidates stump speeches in the targeted states to continually drive the point home.
Step 5: Use every interview to stress that you are funding the entire government, and spending more, but the Democrats refuse to sign because of Planned Parenthood and Executive Amnesty.
The point is that you’re willing to spend more money, but the President refuses to back down on two unpopular items.
That’s it, five steps and you get Planned Parenthood and Executive Amnesty defunded. I’m not saying this is easy, or that the left will not have attacks, but this method will work. What do you think?