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McConnell: Republican candidates will call for repeal of health bill
The Hill ^ | 3/03/10 | Jordan Fabian -

Posted on 03/03/2010 5:25:00 PM PST by blueyon

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Republicans running in this fall's midterms will campaign on repealing the Democrats' healthcare reform bill should it pass.

McConnell held a press conference at the Capitol soon after President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to take a final "up-or-down vote" on the health bill, but did not use the word "reconciliation."

"I assure you that if somehow this bill is passed, it won't be behind our Democratic friends it will be ahead of them because every election this fall will be a referendum on this issue," McConnell said. "And there's an overwhelming likelihood that every Republican candidate will be campaigning to repeal it."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: communism; deathcare; gop; healthcare; kentucky; mcconnell; nothealthcare; obama; obamacare; ussa
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I cheered today when Mitch grew a pair and said this today...it is about time Republicans stood up to the thuggery of the left..we need more republicans to say twhat Mitch said: "I assure you that if somehow this bill is passed, it won't be behind our Democratic friends it will be ahead of them because every election this fall will be a referendum on this issue,And there's an overwhelming likelihood that every Republican candidate will be campaigning to repeal it."
1 posted on 03/03/2010 5:25:00 PM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon

Why not just give the American people (illegal aliens excluded) an “up or down vote” on impeaching the Kenyan?


2 posted on 03/03/2010 5:28:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you liked 2009, you're going to LOVE 2010!!!!!)
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To: blueyon

Good luck getting past an Obama veto, Mr. Minority Leader.


3 posted on 03/03/2010 5:28:33 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: blueyon

Let me ask you .. Ever known of an “Entitlement” program that has ever been repealed?


4 posted on 03/03/2010 5:28:42 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: blueyon

YES!!!! Now can we get some more Pubbies to grow a pair??


5 posted on 03/03/2010 5:28:45 PM PST by blondee123 (Illinois ELECT Adam Kinzinger - http://www.electadam.com/)
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To: blueyon
Good. Mitch is serving notice to all Blue Dogs and other Dems from red or purple districts - you will be held accountable for this vote, and soon.
6 posted on 03/03/2010 5:29:33 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: blueyon

Don’t just campaign on it. For Gawds sake, DO IT.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 5:31:02 PM PST by dforest
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To: blueyon

I expect the Republicans to stand strong...unless its a holiday and they want to get home early like last time.


8 posted on 03/03/2010 5:32:33 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: blueyon

So where was McConnell when Bunning was singlehandedly standing for holding the Senate to its own paygo rules?


9 posted on 03/03/2010 5:34:45 PM PST by Wife of D28Man
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To: blueyon

Very good news and the winning line for November.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 5:35:28 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: blueyon
I assure you that if somehow this bill is passed, it won't be behind our Democratic friends it will be ahead of them because every election this fall will be a referendum on this issue,” McConnell said. “And there's an overwhelming likelihood that every Republican candidate will be campaigning to repeal it.”

Thank God for that.
Mitch is finally developing a backbone for a change.
I don't care if 0bamacare is a zombie from Haiti that just comes coming back, but die, it must. One way or the other.

11 posted on 03/03/2010 5:38:15 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: blueyon

He’s finally doing his job.

Let not our hearts be troubled, there will be Constitutional challenges, states passing laws to limit or opt out, and inevitably a Supreme Court case if this monstrosity goes through. Let’s just hope we don’t have to add “civil war” to that list.


12 posted on 03/03/2010 5:38:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: plinyelder
Ever known of an “Entitlement” program that has ever been repealed?

This one will.
We never had the Tea Parties before. We do now.

13 posted on 03/03/2010 5:41:16 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: savedbygrace

IF Obama wants heat in the White House next winter he’ll go along.


14 posted on 03/03/2010 5:41:58 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: savedbygrace

But the Republicans will control the country’s purse strings, if they win in November! What a battle royale that could be!


15 posted on 03/03/2010 5:42:22 PM PST by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: blueyon

What about the stimulus package?


16 posted on 03/03/2010 5:43:20 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: blueyon
Why does he have to say "Democratic friends"? Why can't he say "Democratic bastards"?

Just a simple question.

17 posted on 03/03/2010 5:43:32 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: blueyon
I understand there is no limit to the number of amendments to this steaming pile the GOP can propose and each one HAS to be considered.

This would put the whole bloody process front & center before the public and they'll have plenty of time to consider whats being done to them.

I sincerely hope Mitch has more than 'we'll repeal it' planned to fight this thing.

18 posted on 03/03/2010 5:44:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: indylindy
Don’t just campaign on it. For Gawds sake, DO IT

They're going to need majorities to override Obama's veto.

19 posted on 03/03/2010 5:45:08 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

Because some of them had fathers who actually married their mothers. Mitch isn’t sure which is which.

Better to say democratic a$$holes. They all are, and they stink.


20 posted on 03/03/2010 5:46:42 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: SmokingJoe

And the tea party’s make up .. what percentage of the American Voter?

I’d wager to say that Most of them are on on here, (FreeRepublic)

No my friend .. You have something that I lost a long time ago and that is .. Faith in my fellow man!

Once ‘Entitled’ Always ‘Entitled’ .. That’s the American motto now.


21 posted on 03/03/2010 5:47:12 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Alas Babylon!

You’re right, I stand corrected.


22 posted on 03/03/2010 5:47:50 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: savedbygrace

I am sure there is a creative way around that...just be more creative than the Democrats are on passing it.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 5:49:08 PM PST by HD1200
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

Where there hell is his support for our leader? SENATOR JIM BUNNING? These republicans make me puke!!!


24 posted on 03/03/2010 5:49:53 PM PST by rogertarp
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To: bigbob
".. and inevitably a Supreme Court case if this monstrosity goes through."

Supreme Court?

Surely .. You Jest?

25 posted on 03/03/2010 5:50:01 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: blueyon

Thank You for giving me hope.


26 posted on 03/03/2010 5:50:27 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

WHOA!


27 posted on 03/03/2010 5:53:36 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: plinyelder
Let me ask you .. Ever known of an “Entitlement” program that has ever been repealed?

This one is different. While the taxes start immediately, the entitlement portion won't start until 2014 at the earliest. Therefore, a 2011 repeal will occur before anyone sees a "benefit" under the program.

28 posted on 03/03/2010 5:53:44 PM PST by Go Gordon (Obama - He has nothing to say, but will say it anyway)
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To: skeeter
I understand there is no limit to the number of amendments to this steaming pile the GOP can propose and each one HAS to be considered.

I understand that as well...but in the meantime the Senate version of the bill will have been passed by the House, rubber stamped by the Senate as is, and gone to 0bozo the commie pig for signature. So in essence we will have the turd of the Senate being passed as law, and the Repubs will only be able to fight against the "reconciliation" amendments. Unless the House demoRATs somehow vote down this monstrosity (which I am not optimistic at all - 0boze, Pelouwsi & Reid will be flinging bribes & payoffs out like crazy), then there will be 0bamunist HealthDebacle bill of some sort. And that's what 0bozo the commie pig wants...something that he can declare victory on, no matter how horrible it is.

29 posted on 03/03/2010 5:54:41 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: plinyelder
And the tea party’s make up .. what percentage of the American Voter?

The Tea Parties are currently polling higher than either the Republicans or the Democrats. That's political power right there. How do you think we managed to win NJ, VA and MA, when 0bama won all 3 states by big majorities just a year ago? If Republivans want to keep winning elections, they'd be advised to harken to the Tea Party demands, # 1 of which is: NO 0BAMACRE! That's the # 1 issue Scott Brown campaigned on, and won, even in true blue Massachusetts.

30 posted on 03/03/2010 5:54:44 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: rcrngroup

It can be sent to BO for signature BEFORE all relevent amendments are heard?


31 posted on 03/03/2010 5:56:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SmokingJoe

Again .. It comes down to votes and WHO will put these bastards Back in office.

In my Opinion .. The Tea Party members are sorely outnumbered!


32 posted on 03/03/2010 6:01:10 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

Because he has been in washington way too long as most of them have.


33 posted on 03/03/2010 6:02:08 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: blueyon

talk like this pol is doig is cheap, since obamacare will never be repealed. no veto override is going to happen.

what government program has ever been repealed outside of wartime?


34 posted on 03/03/2010 6:02:35 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: plinyelder
The onloy numbers that counts is this: Without Tea Party voters, Republicans are not going to take control of the congress, not in 2010, not in 2012. The Tea Parties want 0bamacare to die, so 0bamacare dies when the Republicans take over in 2012. He who pays the piper, calls the tune.
35 posted on 03/03/2010 6:06:24 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

I LIKE and APPLAUD your way of thinking!

I am SO SICK of the PC way of doing things!

“My Friends”, “My Colleagues” .. “My Fellow Americans”!

I could Never serve in any capacity in ANY government position, local or federal!

I would NOT be able to hold my tongue!

F’ers ARE NOT my “Friends”!


36 posted on 03/03/2010 6:06:42 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SmokingJoe

Correction: The only numbers that count is this


37 posted on 03/03/2010 6:07:41 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: savedbygrace
Good luck getting past an Obama veto, Mr. Minority Leader.

Even after Obama is gone, and the GOP takes the Senate, 41 Dem Senators can block most any change. On the other hand, I think a simple majority in the House can strip funding for almost anything. I wish I knew more detail on this.

38 posted on 03/03/2010 6:08:31 PM PST by wizard61 (Hack the Narrative!)
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To: plinyelder

You are forgeting something. This entitlement doesn’t
take effect for a few years. While it may be true that
entitlements don’t go away, we don’t know one way or
the other if one yet to be put in place can or cannot
be neutered.


39 posted on 03/03/2010 6:12:59 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: blueyon

I think it would require 60 votes in the Senate to stop an unlimited number of amendments, and each would require a majority vote. As long as the red 41 hang together, they could push reconciliation to November by stalling.


40 posted on 03/03/2010 6:13:52 PM PST by wizard61 (Hack the Narrative!)
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To: SmokingJoe
If Republivans want to keep winning elections, they'd be advised to harken to the Tea Party demands, # 1 of which is: NO 0BAMACRE!

I agree with your point, but what, in your opinion, should they be doing that they are not doing? I think the GOP has been steadfast in opposition to Obamacare, as shown by the way they tore by Barry at the "summit" meeting. What else should they be doing now?

41 posted on 03/03/2010 6:15:47 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Let our hearts be stout)
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To: HD1200

I’m just saying . . . .


42 posted on 03/03/2010 6:16:51 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: TonyInOhio
The GOP is doing everything it can as far as 0bamacare is concerned. I was replying to the other poster, who kept insisting that if 0bamacare is passed, it can never be repealed by another congress. I postulate, that 0bamcare can and will be revoked, if/when the GOP take over the White House and the congress in 2012.
43 posted on 03/03/2010 6:24:39 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: icwhatudo

Don’t bet the farm on it. McConnel can be bought or black mailed. He has “issues”...


44 posted on 03/03/2010 6:24:42 PM PST by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: blueyon

Not enough! The “hold the line” strategy is just a static defense, and a static defense is “slow suicide”.

What the GOP must promise is NOT just to prevent this catastrophe, by repealing Obamacare, but to ROLL IT BACK!

They must tell the Democrats that if they try and force this bill through, the Republicans will not only repeal it ALL, but they will PRIVATIZE big parts of our health care system already controlled by the government!

This is not just playing defense, but playing offense as well. And the more the Democrats resist, the more the Republicans tear down the expensive and stupid edifice of government health care.

The Republican MUST tell this to the Democrats NOW. To let them know that if they even TRY to push through “reconciliation”, national health care in the US will be DONE. OVER. FINISHED.

And not just Obamacare, the Medicare and Social Security are going to be slowly torn down as well. And LOTS of government agencies will be SHUT DOWN, and lots of government employees FIRED.

And then, when it is done, the Republicans make their greatest of all threats: to Renounce the National Debt!

This will mean that the US government won’t be able to borrow money for 20-30 years from ANYONE. The federal budget will HAVE to be balanced. No more largesse. No more huge government boondoggle programs. And no more outsourcing, either. If Americans want it, they will have to make it here.

Which means they will need energy, and mining, and heavy industry again. And America will be rebuilt, even stronger.


45 posted on 03/03/2010 6:24:59 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: blueyon

This was very encouraging. Yes. I also like the that there is a new spending limit constitutional amendment beginning to be discussed.


46 posted on 03/03/2010 6:27:05 PM PST by DManA
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To: rogertarp

“So where was McConnell when Bunning was singlehandedly standing for holding the Senate to its own paygo rules?”

Yeah Mitch, and why promise a battle later? Attack now! Get some Democrats to vote against it. Maybe some can be found to switch parties. Buy them off. This is WAR. Mitch, don’t retreat, fight NOW and fight hard! Don’t let this thing pass in reconcilation.


47 posted on 03/03/2010 6:27:31 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: SmokingJoe

The polls they are reading must be telling them Americans are furious.


48 posted on 03/03/2010 6:28:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: SmokingJoe

I know that you are and .. I am as well, a supporter of the Tea Party movement.

Let me ask you .. THE BIGGEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE “Entitlement” law is coming next!

AMNESTY!

How much energy do you think that the Folks will have left in them after fighting THIS Health Care Bill?

I may be a conspiracy nut case but .. I believe that these bastards (Government) have planned on the everyday people getting tired of the Tea Party Movement after this .. too tired to fight the Big Amnesty bill that is coming!

Like a Magician does to distract .. I don’t believe that this Health Care bill is the REAL objective of these ‘bastards’ .. I believe that it is the AMNESTY bill that is coming!

Sure .. You Might repeal a bad health care bill but .. Think About It .. HOW do you Repeal the fact that people have been given CITIZENSHIP .. Once it’s passed?

Distraction is what I believe these Bastards are good at .. and I believe that they are engaging in it now!

I May be a Conspiracy Nut “BUT” .. I am looking at the Other Hand while everyone else is distracted!

Hope that I am wrong.


49 posted on 03/03/2010 6:29:47 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: blueyon

They better mean to actually follow thru and repeal such if they are going to run based on “repeal”.........


50 posted on 03/03/2010 6:32:11 PM PST by cranked
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