Skip to comments.GOP forms tactics to torpedo Dems
Posted on 03/23/2010 3:52:09 AM PDT by Scanian
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans were girding for battle yesterday as they plotted new strategies to try to take down President Obama's health plan, repeal it, or tie it up in legal knots.
Just hours after the House passed a landmark overhaul, Republican strategies to fight back were emerging, even as Obama and the Democrats savored their biggest victory yet.
"There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year," fumed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on an Arizona radio station. "They have poisoned the well in what they've done and how they've done it."
"Outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry and they don't like it and we are going to try to repeal this," McCain told ABC's "Good Morning America."
Likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who pushed a health plan through when he was Massachusetts governor, called the bill an "unconscionable abuse of power" and called for its repeal, as lawmakers introduced legislation to do just that.
Republicans honed their death-by-amendment strategy yesterday to try to blow a hole in Part II of health reform -- a 2,000-page "reconciliation" making major changes.
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I dunno....McCain and Romney, of all people, spouting about repeal; something doesn’t sit right.
I guess what’s nagging at me is the fact that the GOP has been SO quiet, relatively speaking, throughout this entire process. Steele at the RNC, so many others just mamby-pamby’ed their way around this for over a year. They let scum like Pelosi, Obama, and (gulp) Reid win in the public arena.
Will the Republican Party ever learn how to actually fight?
The GOP are the Red Coats who lined up nice and neat with battle rules. The Dems were the guerrilla warfare tactics of the Patriots.
Now, using those examples does NOT mean that I think the Dems were fighting for the ‘good side’ as we were during the Revolutionary war. Quite the opposite actually. But the GOP never quite got that Dems are underhanded and not playing by the same rules as the GOP (AMERICAN PROCEDURAL RULES). Even McCain’s shock at Al Franken treating Joe Lieberman the way he did on the House floor just goes to show that the GOP hasn’t quite grasped that THIS IS A NEW DAY. We are already in a civil war, the GOP just hasn’t believed it yet.
Except maybe when McAmnesty is on the table, right liberal coddler John?
McCain needs to STFU. He will be grabbing the ankles again as soon as the dems start talking immigration.
I think he intended to say no more cooperation until he has won his primary.
I agree with everything, but this last line. Or maybe I don't get it. CNN's own poll has the public at something like 59 to 39 against this POS HC dictatorial action and what they did to enact it, so how are the dems winning in the public areana?
...And no the republican party will never learn how to fight as long as they have rino's and gutless conservatives getting elected!
Go with your first instincts.
McCain and Romney, of all people, spouting about repeal; something doesnt sit right.
"Let's lose twice for the GOP, attack Gov. Palin,
impose vitamin control, socialized medicine,
gay marriage without a vote,
and gouts of illegal immigration .. .and make money from it.
Oh yeah, AIG and ACORN will pay our way again."
McCain’s on Fox&Friends now. He is saying that they (Pubbies) would work with the Dems on issues, if the Dems were willing to show bi-partisanship.
[So much for his ‘non-cooperation’ roar.]
HAVE EITHER McCAIN or ROMNEY REMOVED THEIR STAFFERS
WHO ATTACKED Gov. PALIN and her CHILDREN on the EVE
of ELECTION 2008, throwing the Election to Obama?
No, they have not. Not a word of it. Nothing. Zip.
Why? Because Romney and McCain directed/condoned/
staffers to attack the GOP Candidate and her children.
If the fught to repeal this is as inept as the fight to stop it in the first place.......
Why wont the RNC promote someone like Ryan? Kick the old goats out. Romney Juan McCain Grahamnesty...
Lucy said to Charlie Brown... Come on Charlie I will hold the football and you kick it. I promise I won’t move it this time.....
McCain and Romney are just playing politics, of course. McCain has JD on his tail and Romney wants the presidential nomination so bad he can’t stand it.