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Will Republicans, Once Again, Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?
Center for Individual Freedom ^ | 2-10-10 | CFIF

Posted on 02/10/2010 8:04:39 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Congressional Republicans may resurrect ObamaCare from the dead. You read that right… Republicans in Congress may actually fall for a political trap being set by Barack Obama designed to breathe new life into ObamaCare. That’s why it’s imperative we take decisive and immediate action to stop them.

As reported by The New York Times: "President Obama said Sunday that he would convene a half-day bipartisan health care session at the White House to be televised live this month, a high-profile gambit that will allow Americans to watch as Democrats and Republicans try to break their political impasse."

Of course, you don't need us to tell you that there is no current "political impasse." That’s because ObamaCare is already effectively dead. This so-called "bipartisan health care session" is nothing more than a trap... a scheme designed to trick Republicans in Congress into helping Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bring it back from the grave.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: bill; bipartisan; cavein; defeat; fools; health; healthcare; house; obamacare; rinos; socialism
There was a better move available to them.

As Rush put it: "True bipartisanship here is to say 'no' to Obama's health care bill. Republicans, Independents and Democrats across the country are opposed to this. That's where the bipartisanship is, if you care about it."

And keeping Rush's point in mind, here's the statement that Boehner and McConnell could have offered:

With all due respect to President Obama, while we believe that the lines of communication should always remain open, the American people have spoken. A sizable majority reject ObamaCare and any further discussion on the matter would be an insult to the American people. Therefore, we must, with sincere regret, refuse his invitation at this time.

However, in the coming weeks, we will bring a number of step-by-step approaches back to the floor of the House and Senate that actually will make health care more accessible and more affordable for millions of Americans. And we trust that the majority party will not shut us out of the process this time around and that President Obama will remain open to a bipartisan health care session to discuss these measures.

1 posted on 02/10/2010 8:04:39 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Count on it.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 8:06:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If Republicans loose this bout, there is ZERO reason to vote for them. Go Independent


3 posted on 02/10/2010 8:09:32 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Is water wet?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 8:10:43 PM PST by sport
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Nobody believes me but this is all part of Rahm’s “Operation Albatross” plan to sink the GOP for good.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2446043/posts

parsy, who labors on like that Mexican knight guy, whats-is-name, who tilted at a windmill, even though everybody laughed at him, called him names, and tried to hurt his feelings


5 posted on 02/10/2010 8:16:12 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I seriously believe that Obama hopes Iran gets nukes and does something in this country before the November election so he can shut them down and try to suspend the Constitution (which he cannot by law, do). He cannot suspend the whole thing. He can suspend habeus corpus is certain hotbed areas, but he does not have the power to say the whole thing isn’t in effect.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 8:22:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Hey, the CFIF stole my line!
7 posted on 02/10/2010 8:28:15 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; All

Well .. I think Boehner has met with Rush (at least that’s what Rush said - they played golf together). Because of that .. it was interesting to watch Boehner’s calm manner and body language when Gretta interviewed him last night (I think it was last night). Gretta kept pressing him about what Boehner intended to do about the proposed summit with the President.

I just couldn’t get over the impression that Boehner wasn’t telling Gretta his plan because he didn’t want to tip his hand. Telling your enemy what you plan to do has gotten a lot of people killed (some literally). It’s better to spring a surprise - and leave the enemy holding the bag.

But .. if any repubs even try to deal with the dems regarding the 2 pieces of junk legislation that couldn’t get passed .. then they need to pack their bags .. because they have just been FIRED!!

And .. I heard that the President is planning on consolidating the House and Senate legislation (before the meeting), and then present it at the meeting .. leaving the repubs wide open to get pounded .. if they surrender (which Obama is counting on), the dems will have passed garbage legislation and they will be removed .. BUT .. the trap is .. if the repubs say NO and get up and walk out .. the dems will not be able to pass it and then Obama can get on TV every day and night and blame the repubs because Obamacare didn’t pass.

I hope the repubs are not stupid enough to fall for it.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 8:35:54 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Pubs with their heads on halfway straight, like Scott Brown, know that this has to go back to the drawing board. I hope they do not ignore the reason that Scott Brown joined them.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 8:38:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: CyberAnt
and then Obama can get on TV every day and night and blame the repubs because Obamacare didn’t pass.

Let the Bummer do just that! Each time, there will be more and more applause -- to the GOP.

10 posted on 02/10/2010 8:40:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
They are not known as the "Stupid Party" for nothing. Hopefully, they can see Lucy is holding the football...

*see my tagline*

11 posted on 02/10/2010 8:42:26 PM PST by Gritty (Never bet against Republicans being outwitted - Ann Coulter)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Absolutely!! I hope they do it!

But .. I’d just as soon they didn’t even go to the meeting. I agree with Rush that it’s a trap.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 9:15:20 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: Gritty

And this, when the game is supposed to be croquet.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 9:18:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I haven’t read the article or the comments, but, sadly, yes.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:13 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: CyberAnt
The Repubs need to put an end to this “party of no” crap. They need to march in there and say “We are not the party of NO. We are the party of YES. YES, America we hear you and YES America we will oppose a government take over of your healthcare. And YES America we will oppose this president and stand on the side of the people.” That is how they need to phrase this whole thing!!!!! Then they can say, “Mr.President you and your super majority congress are the party of NO. You have told America NO, we will not listen to you but rather we will shove this horrid bill down your throat” “We are not the party of NO, you are.” Then they need to get up and walk out!!!!!
15 posted on 02/10/2010 9:25:30 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Will Republicans, Once Again, Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?

If they don't it will be evidence of procedural incompetence.

16 posted on 02/10/2010 9:26:11 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That is effectively what is done by a Congressional Declaration of War. I expect if Iran does something significant as Khamenei has promised that President Soetoro will ask Congress for a Declaration of War. That pretty much suspends the Constitution insofar as the President feels he needs. He would never declare it or certain articles suspended. He would just act as if they do not exist and the Court will refuse to hear challenges. The difference from WWs I and II is that this time the Declaration might not go out of force because official hostilities might never end unless/until Washington becomes the seat of the Western Caliphate.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 9:33:39 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As Sarah would say...You Betcha.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 9:38:07 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The Democrats will wail with Blame and Infamy on the Republicans. The voters will breathe more easily and vote Republican in November. Really all the Social Democrats have to do is promise to invite the Republicans to their fashionable cocktail parties again.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 9:38:36 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

sue them for pain and mental anguish!


20 posted on 02/11/2010 5:56:29 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: CPT Clay

http://www.ubrettcha.com/


21 posted on 02/11/2010 9:10:31 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Anti-Hillary

You’ve got to be kidding me ..??

The repubs need to reply to the dems: We’re not the party of no .. WE’RE THE PARTY OF HELL NO!! WE’RE GOING TO VOTE FOR YOUR OBAMACARE - BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T WANT IT.

61% of the American people DON’T WANT OBAMACARE.

And .. in case you missed it .. one of Pelosi’s staff has already leaked the plan the dems will use to pass Obamacare BEFORE THE JOBS’ SUMMIT. How’s that for hearing our ideas ..??

Why get up and walk out .. send a letter instead. Let the dems be seen on TV - ALL BY THEMSELVES. LET THEM HAVE ALL THE CREDIT FOR PASSING SOMETHING AMERICAN DOESN’T WANT!!!!


22 posted on 02/11/2010 9:16:59 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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