Skip to comments.Activists slowly chip away at health-care law (Tea Party members - that's YOU)
Posted on 02/03/2011 2:53:15 PM PST by Libloather
Activists slowly chip away at health-care law
By Amy Gardner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 3, 2011; 5:32 PM
Operatives are also playing an inside game, advising members of Congress on how to bring up repeal. Before the Senate vote Wednesday, they urged new members elected on the tea party wave to keep the pressure on Republican leaders. Former House majority leader Richard K. Armey, now chairman of FreedomWorks, met directly with Republican House leaders to urge a vote on the issue earlier this year.
The most passionate objection to the health-care measure is to the individual mandate - the provision that will require individuals, by 2014, to purchase health coverage or face fines if they do not. But national groups are busy reminding their activist base of the broader themes that also resonated during the heat of the debate last year.
"People don't like Obamacare in general," said Clancy, from FreedomWorks. "The whole approach was offensive to people. And their concerns have been reinforced by the ugly process by which it passed."
"Those who support the law," Clancy added, "dismiss this movement at their political peril."
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“Chip away?” Dude, we just cracked that POS with a sledge hammer!
Tack “REPEAL” onto every freakin’ bill sent to the floor of the Senate.