Karl Rove has a piece at FoxNews titled "Republicans must resist game of chicken with president over ObamaCare." In it, the establishment's favorite political guru dispenses bad advice to grassroots conservatives, based on the assumption that defunding the health care law on a spending bill "won't work."
...Rove is basically saying, Look, 98 or 99 percent of ObamaCare is auto-pilot spending; but a CR is about something completely different: annually appropriated spending. Ergo, you can't stop more than 1 or 2 percent of ObamaCare on a CR.
That would be a valid argument, if its basic premise were true. But it isn't. What the "Don't Fund It" coalition (led by Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and others) is proposing is that all ObamaCare funding -- including auto-pilot spending -- be cut off by means of a legislative "rider" containing specific prohibitory language forbidding any ObamaCare funding from occurring. This rider would be attached to the CR, widely regarded as a "must-pass" measure...
...This language is clear and comprehensive. Enacting it would bring ObamaCare to a complete and permanent halt...
Karl Rove is a nitwit whose ignorance is only exceeded by the tools who continue to put funds in his chubby little fingers. His "Crony Capitalist Republicanism" wasn't popular in the Bush era and it is certainly even less popular now.
He has no earthly idea how much energy the Republican Party would garner from the grassroots by taking a stand and actually fighting on principle, win or lose.
Related Reading for Karl Rove and other RINO Establishment Dimwits from the Heritage Foundation: DEFUNDING OBAMACARE: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, EXCUSES & RESPONSES.