Skip to comments.GOP hopes repeal-the-bill fire won't burn them (Barf Alert)
Posted on 03/31/2010 7:30:58 PM PDT by dr_who
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Republicans are starting to worry about their health care rallying cry "Repeal the bill." It just might singe GOP candidates in November's elections, they fear, if voters begin to see benefits from the new law.
Democrats, hoping the GOP is indeed positioning itself too far to the right for the elections, are taking note of every Republican who pledges to fight for repeal. Such a pledge might work well in conservative-dominated Republican primaries, they say, but it could backfire in the fall when more moderate voters turn out.
At least one Republican Senate candidate, Mark Kirk of Illinois, has eased back from his earlier, adamant repeal-the-law stance. And the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which fiercely opposed President Barack Obama's health legislation, now urges opponents to pursue a "more effective approach" of trying to "minimize its harmful impacts."
For Republicans, urging a full repeal of the law will energize conservative activists whose turnout is crucial this year. But it also carries risks, say strategists in both parties.
Repeal is politically and legally unlikely, and some grass-roots activists may feel disillusioned by a failed crusade.
"It's just not going to happen," Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said of repeal in a speech Wednesday. "It's a great political issue," he said, but opponents will never muster the 67 votes needed in the 100-member Senate.
Over the next few months, Democrats say, Americans will learn of the new law's benefits, and anger over its messy legislative pedigree may fade.
Republican leaders are moving cautiously, wary of angering their hard-right base. In recent public comments, they have quietly played down the notion of repealing the law while emphasizing claims that it will hurt jobs, the economy and the deficit.
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I think this was already posted
The AP PSYOPS continues unabated.
They have it the wrong way round. GOP candidates will get burnt with fire if they don't pledge to repeal 0bamcare.
It's not “hard right” you 0bamabot idiots. It's an overwhelming 59% of voters who are against 0bamacare, and that poll is from CNN, a strongly pro-0bamcare outfit.
Votes for repeal will become a badge of honor. Like votes for the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
[but opponents will never muster the 67 votes needed
hmmm, then how did the Dems do it with 60 votes?
By Fall there will be hundreds of thousands of parasites who will have benefitted directly from this bill. I can see the ads now--
"Mrs Lopez was able for the first time to secure lifesaving insurance for her son without having to prostitute herself. Crippled with birth defects, he is now able to survive only because of the courage of the president and his democratic allies in Congress."
" Meanwhile your republican candidate wants to cut off the life-giving services that keep little Pedro alive."
"Don't let republican xxxx kill poor Pedro."
"Vote democrat--for the children!".
Furthermore, there will be no repeal while Obama is president. No matter how many seats the GOP wins in November they won't get a veto-proof super majority. So the whole premise is bullshit anyway. Yet again a no-win strategy for the Stupid Party.
Maybe the Tea Party is needed since suddenly it looks like the GOP is losing its balls.
They get paid to write this stuff...really.
The Tea Parties have been the ones that have taken the fight to 0bama since last year. The GOP itself were like deer in headlights after 0bama took office. So it’s not anything new for the Tea Parties to continue taking the fight to 0bama over repealing 0bamcare. It’s merely business as usual.
“Over the next few months, Democrats say, Americans will learn of the new law’s benefits, and anger over its messy legislative pedigree may fade.”
The only benefit that will kick in is the massive tax hike. Handouts to the idiots who voted for these dims won’t see there cut until after the 2012 elections. This needs to be repealed before more people are added to the government handout on the backs of those 80 - 90% who might still be working to fund this monstrosity of government takeover.
He got the Obama Divide and Conquer strategy.
I love how is recycles the John Cornyn Huffington Phony interview as fact.
“At least one Republican Senate candidate, Mark Kirk of Illinois”
Hahahahaha. They are quoting a big time RINO who is not even elected yet. Talk about reaching for a story.
Quote: “I think this “Repeal the Bill!” outcry has all the hallmarks of a kneejerk, thoughtless, potential backfire.”
Nevermind the polls, nevermind the public outcry against this bill, nevermind that the benefits do not kick in until 2013, oh no somehow it is the Republicans that are in trouble. Yes, backfire, I see that or not.
Let me get this straight. The A freaking P who routinely prints that up is down and down is up puts out a story like this, quoting “some Republicans” ignoring the polls, living their fantasy labelling all who oppose this law as gun touting racist extremists. And your response? To buy what the A FREAKIMG P sells you hook, line and sinker.
That sucking sound is republican spine imploding. On the “men” is a dual part of their anatomy imploding.
We need to fight the idea that the greatest healthcare system in the world is dead because just they passed this bill.
It can be repealed if people see it as saving our healthcare system. Also, the Dem’s argument is that no entitlement has been repealed before but thats when people thought they were getting something for nothing.
Not the case here, most people know theyre getting less than they already have for an astronomical price. And the only thing anyones really getting for the next few years is steep increases in our premiums, higher taxes from everyone, and the destruction of the greatest healthcare system in the world.
Hasnt happened yet though and can still be stopped if these politicians would just understand that this is NOT politics as usual. This bill was passed by bribes and deals to get it done and they had to use Reconciliation (also never done for major legislation before) to get it done even then.
Let’s turn the conversation around, give the people hope that we can undo this.
Is anyone surprised at Mark Kirk? Their is a conservative prolife libertarian Mike Labno in the race. We don’t need back stabbing big government social liberals like Kirk. We have an opportunity to restore liberty this Nov and there is no reason to be ashamed of our conservativism. The weanie liberal only ended up winning the primary because he refused to debate.
Sh!t for brains doesn’t understand , 60 votes is all we need and what is left of the democrat party after the next two cycles will join republicans to repeal and fix this monster , just to get the issue off of their backs...
It is not that, “Repeal the Bill” is not a good rally cry, but, that to most people it will not have affected them by election day. It will have a more immediate economic impact as businesses start to factor in its effects. “Repeal the Bill” will keep the faithful, but, not bring in opposition. But, the faithful may be enough.
Before ‘13, repeal will require 2/3 of both Houses. What is imperative, is taking back the House in ‘10. From there, there can be only one issue, no funding the bill, and, no funding the executive, especially the commissars. There has to be a contract with America that not funding the bill is sacrosanct.
No, the Repeal strategy is not some mindless knee-jerk reaction to bad legislation; it is a healthy reflex of repulsion toward poisonous legislation, and it is also the reflection of the will of the GOP’s natural constituency. I did not have to wait for the GOP to tell me this needed to be undone. And there is precedent. The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 was repealed with a far smaller constituency in angry revolt than the current tidal wave that is building for November.
One more important point. This bill has elements to it which ought to lead to implacable, permanent resistance. There is no way we should ever, even if it takes 100 years, settle for federal funding of abortion, or an extension of the Commerce Clause to virtually infinite power to straightjacket our individual lives, invade our bank accounts, or make the venal beings who inhabit our government the gods that get to choose who will live and who will die. These are changes to the national character which must not ever be accepted.
Therefore, if we can win working majorities in November, we can gut the funding and stall implementation until we can get a repeal-friendly President. But even without that, we can launch a never-ending stream of state and private suits challenging every unconstitutional and lame-brained aspect of this bill until there are so many holes in it that it sinks of its own weight.
But most importantly, we can never lose the will to win, no matter how long deferred. What have we become, when in just 9 years we are acting, nationally, like 9/11 never happened, as though existential threats to our free way of life are impossible or unimportant? Is it so hard to get out of our comfort zone that we simply won’t fight the necessary fights to keep our freedom? Have we become that lazy, that stupid, that dulled to the very real threat posed by our present Marxian enemies?
I don’t believe it, and I won’t believe it. We have come too far, worked too hard, spilled too much blood, to let this great treasure of freedom slip from our grip without even a struggle. And if we are to stay in the struggle, we mist nurture within ourselves the will to keep fighting, no matter the odds, and against impossible odds if need be.
My dad used to say, faint heart never won fair maiden. Lady Liberty is counting on us. We have to come through. We have to stay in the fight all the way until the part where we win. See my tag line: No Peace Till Victory!
Sorry, but Labno kind of is a social liberal. I know, because I debated him on Facebook on a couple of the big social issues. He’s hypothetically prolife, but in a Ron Paul sort of way. Babies will die under his policies.
There are several other conservative candidates and they all deserve a look before jumping on the Libertarian band-wagon.
“Maybe the Tea Party is needed since suddenly it looks like the GOP is losing its balls.”
The blunt and unpleasant fact is that the GOP differs from the Democrats only in degree, but not in substance. As an institution, they too are Statist, globalist, elitist and contemptuous of the people. They are just not as aggressive with it.
There is a difference between the Republicans and the Democrats, but it is the difference between an embezzler and an armed robber.
Nevertheless, they are the sorry instrument we are forced to use for the immediate election cycle, and are better than no instrument at all.
“We need to fight the idea that the greatest healthcare system in the world is dead because just they passed this bill....”
I do agree with you on this. We will be forcing the GOP to do it, but it can be done.
I like your post.
I like your moniker.
I like your tag line.
I like Psalm 144. Thanks.
GOP hopes repeal-the-bill fire won't burn them
This is what you're realistically going to see ...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which strongly opposed the health bill's passage, said Tuesday, "While some discuss repeal, the U.S. Chamber believes a more effective approach is to work through all available and appropriate avenues -- regulatory, legislative, legal and political -- to fix the bill's flaws and minimize its harmful impacts."[ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/31/gop-wary-health-law-repeal-push-fall/?test=latestnews ]
The Republican party already caging! Unbelievable!
The ObamaCare bill also represents a growing uneasiness with America’s political class and concerns about how it will impact the economy.