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ObamaCare is back on the table in '12 elex
NY Post ^ | December 15, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE

Posted on 12/15/2010 3:46:46 AM PST by Scanian

WASHINGTON -- This week's stunning ruling by a federal judge in Virginia to throw out a key plank of President Obama's health plan is relaunching health care as a burning political issue with big implications for the 2012 elections.

The Justice Department moved yesterday to appeal the ruling, which invalidated the law's mandate that people buy health insurance.

"We intend to appeal the district court's ruling in Virginia to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals," said department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler.

Some Republicans are pushing to fast-track the issue to the Supreme Court, though Schmaler said the case should go through the "ordinary course."

Republicans, who will take over the House in January, are vowing to step up their efforts to repeal the law or otherwise try to gut it by knocking down its enforcement provisions in legislative battles.

House Republicans "will pass a straight-up repeal of ObamaCare early on in the 112th Congress," said a spokesman for likely Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has similar plans to try to force repeal.

GOP senators yesterday ripped provisions to fund administration of the new law that were included in a spending bill that Democrats unveiled yesterday.

Top White House advisers said Obama would veto any efforts to repeal the law, which was his top legislative priority over the past two years.

But the court ruling and ongoing controversy are certain to keep the issue front and center in the 2012 campaigns.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012; bho2012; bhohealthcare; federalism; justicedept; republicans; virginia; virginiajudge

1 posted on 12/15/2010 3:46:50 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Fight it YES! Most importantly to my way of thinking though is to prevent the Leftist’s from implementing any aspect of it until it IS stopped cold.

The Leftist’s already have that Camel’s nose where they want it at the edge of the tent. It won’t be long that while these guys screw around at the other side of the tent staking down the edges, the Camel continues coming in under the other edge.

Stop the Camel NOW!

2 posted on 12/15/2010 4:02:07 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Scanian
Until the pubbies execute a plan to better control the debate, we are going to have a difficult time restoring our republic.

Rather than let the Journolist media continue to frame the issues, GOP leaders for instance should ignore the Sunday ruling class yak shows and use alternative forms.

3 posted on 12/15/2010 4:15:05 AM PST by Jacquerie (Impeachment of judges is for "attempts to subvert the Constitution." George Mason)
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