Skip to comments.McConnell: Republican candidates will call for repeal of health bill
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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Why not just give the American people (illegal aliens excluded) an “up or down vote” on impeaching the Kenyan?
Good luck getting past an Obama veto, Mr. Minority Leader.
Let me ask you .. Ever known of an “Entitlement” program that has ever been repealed?
YES!!!! Now can we get some more Pubbies to grow a pair??
Don’t just campaign on it. For Gawds sake, DO IT.
I expect the Republicans to stand strong...unless its a holiday and they want to get home early like last time.
So where was McConnell when Bunning was singlehandedly standing for holding the Senate to its own paygo rules?
Very good news and the winning line for November.
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.
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.
This one will.
We never had the Tea Parties before. We do now.
IF Obama wants heat in the White House next winter he’ll go along.
But the Republicans will control the country’s purse strings, if they win in November! What a battle royale that could be!
What about the stimulus package?
Just a simple question.
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.
They're going to need majorities to override Obama's veto.
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.
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.
You’re right, I stand corrected.
I am sure there is a creative way around that...just be more creative than the Democrats are on passing it.
Where there hell is his support for our leader? SENATOR JIM BUNNING? These republicans make me puke!!!
Surely .. You Jest?
Thank You for giving me hope.
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.
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.
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.
It can be sent to BO for signature BEFORE all relevent amendments are heard?
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!
Because he has been in washington way too long as most of them have.
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?
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”!
Correction: The only numbers that count is this
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
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.
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?
I’m just saying . . . .
Don’t bet the farm on it. McConnel can be bought or black mailed. He has “issues”...
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.
This was very encouraging. Yes. I also like the that there is a new spending limit constitutional amendment beginning to be discussed.
“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.
The polls they are reading must be telling them Americans are furious.
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!
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.
They better mean to actually follow thru and repeal such if they are going to run based on “repeal”.........