Skip to comments.ObamaCare: Defund And Defend
Posted on 04/15/2011 5:10:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
Health Overhaul: In a vote set up by the budget deal, all 53 Democrats, including 23 up for re-election in 2012, voted to preserve funding for their version of socialized medicine. All 47 Republicans voted no. Game on.
For all the criticism Speaker John Boehner has received for his budget deal with the Democrats, settling for a meager amount of cuts while pulling the riders for defunding Planned Parenthood and ObamaCare, the separate Senate votes he engineered may just be one of the tipping points for a Senate and even White House takeover in 2012.
Last Thursday's Senate vote to defund ObamaCare was something Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had said he'd never allow. Boehner forced him to, and now there will be no hiding behind not having read the bill.
That legislation's disastrous effects on our health care and economy are already being felt. Yet all Democrats, including Ben "Cornhusker Kickback" Nelson, kept it alive. As costs rise and rationing looms, 2012 may prove you can do something about death and taxes.
Among Democrats in the cross hairs is freshman Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. In a 2010 special election, he trumpeted his independence, running a commercial insisting he was a conservative Democrat who'd protect his state, and then firing a gun to prove his point.
In the weeks before the election, Manchin even said he was open to repealing ObamaCare. Guess not.
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The real trick is finding members of the House with b*lls enough to do it.
In 2012, we can do something about both death and taxes!
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