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GOPís McConnell promises no more shutdowns over ObamaCare
The Hill ^ | October 17, 2013 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 10/17/2013 9:31:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.

McConnell (Ky.) told The Hill in an interview Thursday afternoon that his party learned a painful political lesson over the past 16 days, as its approval rating dropped while the government was shuttered.

He said there’s no reason to go through the political wringer again in January, when the stopgap measure Congress passed late Wednesday is set to expire.

“One of my favorite old Kentucky sayings is there’s no education in the second kick of a mule. The first kick of a mule was when we shut the government down in the mid-1990s and the second kick was over the last 16 days,” he said. “There is no education in the second kick of a mule. There will not be a government shutdown.

“I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is,” he added.

McConnell said that even though he and many other Republicans “hate, detest and despise ObamaCare,” they are not going to be able to repeal it unilaterally while Democrats control the White House and the Senate....

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: gop; mcconnell; obamacare; shutdown
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1 posted on 10/17/2013 9:31:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

C&nt?


2 posted on 10/17/2013 9:33:23 PM PDT by tatown ("So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquited by women, but it's still white men's fault.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe a more appropriate name would be “Quisling”. It is a name synonymous with treason.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It sounds as though Barry’s Kommie Kids taught Switch McConnell a lesson. The Senate Is No Gig For Old Men.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 9:36:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.”

Excellent example of a blithering idiot: we didn’t shut down the government!!! I’m sick of these cheese-eating surrender monkeys!

Grow some balls or GTFO!


5 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:00 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again, he surrenders before he even knows what the fight is about.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:22 PM PDT by antonico
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7 posted on 10/17/2013 9:38:47 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

www.mattbevin.com


8 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:22 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP’s McConnell promises no more shutdowns over ObamaCare


Thats BIG TALK unless John Boehner is your “BITCH”...


9 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s trying to marginalize Senator Cruz.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 9:41:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
what does he have to say about shutdown?..it takes both houses to pass a bill...

Cruz is not going away...nor Lee...nor any of the real republican congressmen....

11 posted on 10/17/2013 9:42:01 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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...and bitchy mitch...it was YOUR house that shut the govt down...the Senate.....who felt so strongly about obammey care that they refused to be placed on it....THAT little bitchy mitch, is what the senate did....THEY shut the govt down...


12 posted on 10/17/2013 9:43:55 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HE will not allow it, eh?

Time for WE THE PEOPLE to show him who's boss in his primary.

13 posted on 10/17/2013 9:46:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the political apparatus needs to be extracted by the scruffs of their necks. Then shamed and stripped of their ill gotten gains and then ridiculed in the public square. May I suggest pay per view?


14 posted on 10/17/2013 9:46:09 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well of course not. He got his nut. He’s done.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 9:47:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other words, he’s telling Sen. Cruz and others “OK kids, we let you play your games and you made a big mess of things, so that’s the last time, we’ll have no more of that”.

They think of themselves as the Grown Ups in the Senate, and the others as a group of rowdy children who now need some discipline. Just like Boner, when he took all the committee chairmanships away from Tea Party Congressmen.

The arrogance grows stronger by the day.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 9:47:41 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surrender early and surrender often.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 9:47:47 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: cherry
Yeah, Mike Lee posted a note on his Facebook page saying that he and Cruz were not intimidated and that they were going no where. Under the Senate rules, they have REAL power, and just demonstrated it, much to the GOP-e's horror.

Hence, McConnell's belching.

18 posted on 10/17/2013 9:48:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nail his hide to the shed, Fred.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 9:49:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wtf? People do not want Obamacare these republicans are insane.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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