Skip to comments.It begins: GOP inching away from campaign to repeal ObamaCare
Posted on 03/31/2010 6:25:17 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
The thinking is that it wont play well in some states, like Illinois, where the GOPs got a shot at an unlikely pick-up, so rather than push some monolithic repeal it message nationwide, theyre going to let local candidates decide how much they want to push it or not. Which is politically savvy, but not a big confidence-booster in terms of their determination to roll this thing back should they get the numbers in Congress to do so.
Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire thats roaring through the conservative base: demand for the repeal of President Barack Obamas new health care law
Repeal is politically and legally unlikely, and grass-roots activists may feel disillusioned by a failed crusade. More important, say strategists from both parties, a fiercely repeal-the-bill stance might prove far less popular in a general election than in a conservative-dominated GOP primary, especially in states such as Illinois and California
Asked if he advises Republican Senate candidates to call for repealing the law, Cornyn said: Candidates are going to test the winds in their own states. In some places, the health care bill is more popular than others.
On Tuesday, Cornyn issued a 1,280-word campaign memo that mentioned repeal only once. It did not advocate repeal but noted that in a recent poll, 46 percent of respondents support a full repeal of the health law.
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Repeal is useless. Court injunction and SCOTUS overturn is a sure bet.
Test away...GOP better start listening to the tea partyers or they will be as extinct as dinosaurs....
Remember: The purpose of a candidate is to get elected. The purpose of an incumbent is to get re-elected.
Borrowed but true...
Like only a Dim can win the MA Senate seat and Scott Brown would have lost if he had opposed Obamacare?
The distracting screaming about racism and violence isn’t helping.
And they wonder why the Tea Party people aren’t necessarily eager to be identified as Republicans.
After 2010 election House has to be pressured into defunding this until 2012
Illinois isn’t really a pickup. It’s that crummy Kirk.
Maybe. All roads are uphill.
But the fact that the GOP is already looking wobbly on this bodes very ill for this country. IMO, a lack of resolve and commitment by the Republican Party is more likely to bring about armed conflict (eventually) when those that would resist tyranny realize they have no hope in the political arena. And I place little hope in the judicial one. The SC will sell us out 4 years from now.
Not if they're Republicans....
Not one of those on Capitol Hill was unaware that Obama did not need their votes to get this through, and now that political theater no longer demands such a monolithic approach, candidates are already waffling.
Acceptance of this crap will only lead to more of the same ol' same ol'...
If we don't keep their feet to the fire, we're getting chucked under the bus again!
Republican “leadership” wants to get in on the swag from running Big Gov’t - no way they will repeal any of it.
I don’t think our candidates should be in lock step like the dem’s. They should be running on fiscal responsibility, honesty and what they firmly believe. If a candidate is truly conservative, but he doesn’t say “I denounce Obummercare”... it doesn’t mean he won’t attempt to repeal. We can’t just expect every candidate to run on ONE singular issue. There’s a lot of work to do to make sure this Health Care fiasco is undun and a lot of evil to un-do.
Please, get off this “our way or the highway” attitude. It will just cause another DIM to win. Let the conservatives and Republicans win the seats, lets get control of the house and senate and that means the IN-Fighting has got to stop. Dethrone the DIM’s. Period. This is it. We can deal with the RINO’s and slime in the party once we gain our majority again. I mean, if we haven’t learned anything from the Pelosi/Reid team...we are doomed.
“Inching” is what worms do.
Either another U.S. civil war, or another U.S. revolution would successfully bring back the political clout of conservatism, but, IMHO, this should of actually happened twenty years ago, instead of not happening at all to this point in time. Also, the GOP keeps caving to the left on way too many issues over way too many years, even when the GOP is in the political majority!
Most likely David Frum getting even.
What is the tea party saying in Illinois? Last time I checked their primary candidate lost.
This is savy. Without a POTUS they can’t “repeal” it anyway. Once in the majority we can leave funding out of the budget and shut down government until 0 signs it.
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