Skip to comments.McConnell: 'GOP Leadership United to Repeal Obamacare'
Posted on 10/21/2010 7:35:26 AM PDT by kristinn
Much back and forth has gone on this week over whether Republicans are committed to the repeal of the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare.
The so-called mainstream media has gotten into the act in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout. Having a great deal invested in the Obama façade they created, the media is once again in full protect mode trying to help Democrats avoid an out-and-out slaughter on Nov. 2.
The only way to suppress GOP turnout is if disheartened voters believe their efforts to expel Democrats wont make a difference in policy. And the non-partisan media is doing everything it can to give that impression.
One example came late yesterday when the Associated Press (AP) wire service reported that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was willing to work with the White House to compromise on the repeal of Obamacare.
Having reported earlier in the day a McConnell statement to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on October 7 that McConnell was committed to a full repeal of the bill, we asked for a clarification from the Republican Leaders office.
Sen. McConnell responded.
While we were unable to block the Democrats from passing the health spending billthe single worst piece of legislation thats passed since Ive been in the Senatethe Republican leadership in the House and Senate is committed to its repeal. While Democrats will filibuster our efforts, and if were successful the President will veto, I believe we should give them that opportunity. We should vote, again, for repeal, McConnell told HUMAN EVENTS. Americans have spoken out, loud and clear, and we heard them. Repeal is part of the Pledge to America, and the Republican leadership is united in that effort.
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We’re going to be watching! NO COMPROMISE!
Nothing quite like a little bit of applied attitude adjustment.
Thank you Jim.
Thank you Sarah.
Thank you Rush.
Ping to see what the (presumed) Republican majority does on their first day.
Well, I need more than this. Repeal is just about impossible to pull off, so this might be just the kind of empty gesture that Mitch McC is famous for. Instead, I DEMAND a promise not to fund a single aspect of Obamacare. That is doable.
“That is, until we get on the beltway golf courses and cocktail parties and elbow each other on ‘How about those flyover rubes wanting us to repeal Obamacare,eh?—hahaha’”
Now you are talking Mitch. Just keep bringing a bill to repeal to Obozo’s desk. Over and over and over. Make him go on the record vetoing it over and over.
Do this with everything.
You can’t fund something you’re trying to repeal at the same time. Kinda loses street cred.
Until I see a tangible effort, I consider this lip service.
A law as far reaching as HCR increases the power of politicians. The thing politicians desire above all else is power. I’d venture to guess MOST of the political class wants to see HCR survive, that’s both parties.
We’ll have to watch to see if what they do matches what they say.
Stick with it, Mitch. You now KNOW what will happen if you violate the trust of the Americans who put you in power.
The GOP must send the Repeal of ObamaCare Bill to the Imam every day. Tell We The People that the Repeal is being sent to the Imam every day and tell them in National TV ads. In the national TV and radio ads detail how this bill is a genocide of the elderly, disabled, unborn and whomever else the Imam’s Regime chooses to eliminate.
Exposure is what Liberal Socialists fear the most. Explain and highlight in detail the intent of this bill which is the destruction of our way of life. Death Panels will be deciding your fate; whether you will be allowed to live or die at the dictate of Big Brother.
I can easily envision a scenario where there is an instant, failed vote for repeal - for political consumption - followed by GOPers voting for certain aspects of Obamacare that they perceive to be popular. In fact, I’d bet on incrementalism of this sort.
Perhaps last term, not this one. They know their a$$es are on the line as well. Do or die.....they heard.
Sounds like McConnell realizes he doesn't want one of these.
Don’t trust him.
I guess its possible McConnell woke the hell up as to what the GOP base is demanding...but I simply don’t trust him to be Senate Majority Leader if we take the Senate back in 12 days.
to me, he represents the country club GOP wing, and his political ineptness throughout this election cycle supports this view in my opinion.
We’ll see what he does. Hope he doesn’t think we won’t fire the GOP in 2012 if they try the Democrat Lite/Moderate crap thats failed every time its tried.
Good thing we will have some new blood in the line. And we have awakened from our lumber.
Wow, McConnell can't win for losing, can he?
First, McConnell is not "famous for" empty gestures. He has only been the leader of the Republicans in the Senate since 2006 when the Democrats too over. In that same year he recieved a 100% rating from the ACU.
If he promises to repeal Obamacare, people say it is an empty gesture.
If he promises to not fund Obamacare, people say he is against it's repeal.
Catch-22 for McConnell.
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