HomeTEApublican Smack DownsWatch One Republican Actually Tell the Truth About Who’s to Blame for the Shutdown! (Video)

Watch One Republican Actually Tell the Truth About Who’s to Blame for the Shutdown! (Video)

Don’t adjust your computer screens, you are actually about to watch a House Republican speak completely honestly and truthfully about the actions of his own party.

While appearing on Fox News over the weekend, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was very frank when he told fellow-Republican and embarrassing soundbite machine Louie Gohmert (R-TX) that he felt the GOP had over-promised and misled their base, and that they could even stop the Affordable Care Act in the first place. It’s quite stunning to hear a Republican congressman speak plainly to the fact that his party basically lied to their constituents to drum-up support for this irresponsible government shutdown, isn’t it?

“I thought it was a big mistake to say that we were going to get rid of ObamaCare,” Nunes told the show’s host. “I think we’re giving our base — and I’m a conservative Republican, just like Louie — the false interpretation that somehow by not funding the government, we’re going to get rid of ObamaCare, and we simply don’t have the votes to do that.” By Nunes simply admitting that the Republicans don’t have the votes to do anything on the Affordable Care Act, he has become one of maybe a handful of Congressional Republicans who have been candid and truthful about the situation.

As the shutdown continues and we inch closer to a default on our credit, it will be interesting to see how many more moderate Republicans start speaking in the same way Rep. Nunes did. Being from a blue state, Nunes probably knows better than Gohmert what the sentiment about House Republicans in the rest of the country really is, and whether or not Republican leadership hears the message Nunes is delivering will determine if we get out of the mess we’re in.

Watch the full clip below:


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  • Steiny

    Funny listening at 2:55 there is a quick slip that is was a Republican strategy to shut down the government.

    ‘And as foolish as I think ah some of in our party have been on this strategy to shut down the government on the day Obamacare opens. I was against that, as you know. But, now we’re getting up to the debt limit. Ah, the president is being more foolish, and this could be a situation where two fools meet & we’re all going to get hurt.’

  • Steve Jacoby

    And now this cowardly f*ck liar is claiming he never said any of this.

  • Gena

    Only because Benghazi was covered up and he made false promises. Uninformed people think they can get free insurance.

  • Left of Center

    It’s a tragedy when the president says “when a bill is voted by both houses, and I sign and it bears my name, and the Supreme Court didn’t overturn it, then it’s the law…”

    I have never known anybody to say that if a law is passed by both Houses of Congress, signed by the President of the United States, and upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States, that it ISN’T a legitimate law. The ONLY group to ever declare a law illegitimate despite its approval by ALL THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT (and by a vote of the people) is the conservative faction of the 113th United States Congress. Go Figure.

    It’s like saying: “Shame on Obama for releasing his birth certificate. I have never known a President to stoop so low as to PROVE that he is a U.S. Citizen.” I have never known a President to be PRESSURED into releasing his birth certificate. Then again, I have never known another black President besides Obama, so there you go…

    • Kathy

      Those idiotic teabaggers are racist. They can deny it all they want, but I call it as I see it. Bill Maher put it best when he emphasized to the four star general of the tea party that Obama should be loved considering he has cut down on spending more than his predecessor added less public sector job than DUHHHBYA. I am sorry, but I can’t think of any other explanation other than they are just plain racist.

  • Cis

    I thought this was supposed to be a republican telling the truth… I watched the whole thing and saw the same lyin ass excuses they’ve been spewing. I’m disappointed.

    eBay clip not as described. Refund?

  • GoFig

    If the American people didn’t want the ACA, Mitt Romney would be president. Done.

    • Left of Center

      Yep…he won by the Electoral College AND popular vote. America has spoken!

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