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McConnell: I'll repeal Obamacare as majority leader
Politico ^ | 6/29/12 | SEUNG MIN KIM

Posted on 06/30/2012 5:00:15 PM PDT by Libloather

McConnell: I'll repeal Obamacare as majority leader
By SEUNG MIN KIM | 6/29/12 3:12 PM EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared Friday that repealing the health care law would top his priority list if he controls the chamber come 2013.

“If [Mitt] Romney is in the White House and I am the majority leader of the Senate, I assure you repeal of Obamacare is the first item on the agenda,” McConnell on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Friday.

By using a budget process called reconciliation, a theoretical Senate GOP majority could successfully vote to repeal the law with just 51 votes, rather than a filibuster-proof 60. Republicans need to pick up four seats to win control of the Senate, or three if Romney wins the White House.

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KEYWORDS: mcconnell; obamacare; repeal; senate
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Just do it.
1 posted on 06/30/2012 5:00:18 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

McConnell is ALL TALK and NO SPINE! He needs to be kicked the hell out of office. I am tired of the pontificating of these pussies!


2 posted on 06/30/2012 5:02:27 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Libloather

I just scoffed myself stupid.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: MagUSNRET

I had to check twice to make sure this wasn’t satire.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 5:04:30 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Libloather

I’d believe this professional wimp if he had balls...or even a chin.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 5:05:29 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Libloather

He needs to be sedated, he is having wild dreams again. What a wuss.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 5:06:03 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: MagUSNRET

A lot of strong talk. But where is the action?

He’s just trying to con us into voting for Republicans so we can have ruling class Republicans continue to suppress the Tea Party Republicans. And oh yea, appoint more justices like John Roberts to the Supreme Court.

No thanks.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 5:06:17 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Libloather
Mitch, I am sure the Chicago mafia is shaking.....You can't even control members of your own caucus. You are too busy hob nobbing at DC area country clubs to give a damn about the smelly masses. Please step down as leader.
Thanks.
8 posted on 06/30/2012 5:07:19 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: Libloather

Miotch, Soetoro’s biotch, won’t be majority leader next year. He’s replaceable.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Libloather

McConnell is an invertibrate. He has no backbone to lead. Nor does he have the political instinct to outmanuver the Dems

We will have to rely on state governors to lead the revolt on ObamaCare


10 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:35 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: Libloather
There was a rumor a short while ago that powerful Republicans in Congress were not inclined to repeal Obamacare. Instead, the story went, they were inclined to pick and choose, keeping some parts and repealing other parts. That sounds just like McConnell.

How about we support various Senate candidates who will repeal the whole darned thing, and maybe also elect a majority leader who is more faithful to the citizens than McConnell????

Ted Cruz in Texas comes to mind.

11 posted on 06/30/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by BAW (Psalms 109:8 "May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Libloather
Just "doing it" may help. However, it will not be enough. The problem is that the Mad Hatter somehow escaped from Wonderland and may have helped Chief Justice Roberts write the majority opinion. Perhaps it was Humpty Dumpty. I don't know. Oh well.

The link reveals what Alice (in Wonderland) saw when she fell down the rabbit hole and wound up in the Supreme Court.

12 posted on 06/30/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Libloather

Tippy the Turtle has no business being the Majority Leader. Besides, someone explain how they avoid the filibuster. There has to be some sort of loophole for that.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Libloather

I think this article is mis-titled.

Here is what the turtle actually said.

“If [Mitt] Romney is in the White House and I am the majority leader of the Senate, I assure you repeal of Obamacare IS THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA” ???? So what?, “We need to start all over and not make things worse, and I think that’s the message for the fall election,” McConnell said. “Give us a chance to repeal this monstrosity and we will start all over with much more modesty, much more respect for the federal system.”

The turtle’s statement gives me absolutely no confidence that McConnell: “I’ll repeal Obamacare as majority leader” is doing anything other than making another campaign promise.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 5:09:50 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Libloather

I just sent an email to McConnell and simply said:

“No speeches....just do it.”


15 posted on 06/30/2012 5:10:03 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Libloather

ok. then there should be no problem with you, mcconnell, putting the repeal pledge and proposed bill in writing, signing it (along with all your cronies) and then publishing it.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Libloather

How did this groveling jellyfish get into his position, anyway?


17 posted on 06/30/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: edpc

It has been explained. Using the same procedure Reid used to pass it needing only 51 votes, called RECONCILIATION, he is promising quick Senate repeal, followed by Romney’s signature.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:06 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Libloather
BS


19 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

If the Senate Majority Leader was someone like Jim DeMint, or perhaps James Inhofe, these words might have some weight.

As for Mitch ‘the Squish’ McConnell, he’s part of the problem NOT part of the answer. He needs to relinquish his lofty position in favor of someone with some guts.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Libloather

“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared Friday that repealing the health care law would top his priority list if he controls the chamber come 2013.”

Based on his past track record, this promise rates right up there with “the check’s in the mail.”

I want new Senate and House leadership come Jan. 2013. McConnell and Boehner are beyond an embarassment.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: edpc
Besides, someone explain how they avoid the filibuster. There has to be some sort of loophole for that.

Reconciliation. It passed by reconciliation with less than 60 votes, it can be repealed by reconciliation with only 51 votes. Especially given that there is no more ambiguity...it IS a tax.
22 posted on 06/30/2012 5:14:19 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Libloather

This should have been labeled as satire.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 5:14:45 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Thank you Chief Justice Arnold!)
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To: Libloather
Hey Mitch; time to retire you spineless fossil! I think this guy gets more animated taking a crap than he does fighting the Dems.

Sadly, It's guys like this whom Rubio seems to be modeling his positions/demeanor after.

24 posted on 06/30/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Libloather

Umm, he doesn’t say he’ll repeal it.

He’ll just list it as the first item on his “agenda”.

He’s trolling for votes, IMO.


25 posted on 06/30/2012 5:15:59 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Libloather

Promises, promises.

All we need now is for Myth to do the same, publicly again.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeminoleCounty
Why do most politicians in their 70s, appear as spoiled 7 year olds?

Government just seems to attract these people.

27 posted on 06/30/2012 5:16:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MagUSNRET

That is so true! According to Michael Savage they all wanted this. Both Dems and Repubs.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 5:17:13 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Libloather

Explaining why McConnell made this statement is easy.

What he is doing is asking the undecideds or even people who hate him personally as leader, to vote for a Republican Senate and by that he has the votes to repeal, whereas right now, he does not.

It is a little like Newt’s contract, in that it says, give us the votes and we will do X.

You have attracted to your thread a plethora of comments that hate on McConnell. He’s far from my leader choice as well. But his statement isn’t wrong, they just don’t like who is making it.

If it was someone they liked and respected, and he or she said this, they would pull a Rush and say, right on right on right on right on.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: fwdude

By “reaching across the aisle” like McClown and more GOPers do.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 5:21:25 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Libloather

LOL! At least we know the political winds are blowing for repeal. These windsockers are so obvious.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 5:21:34 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Libloather
Repeal Obamacare AND McConnell . He doesn't need to be majority leader--he sucks. Just another gutless wonder. Boehner needs to go, too.

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32 posted on 06/30/2012 5:25:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Libloather
LOL!! Anybody remember the debt ceiling debate... the DADT issue... I could go on.

This guy will be the first to roll over in the spirit of cordiality and cooperation. Translation... as soon as the dems apply pressure, this guy folds over like a cheap suit.

In this time when we need resolute leadership, principles, and a spine of steel, all we have is squishes at all GOP positions.

The dems know that, when push comes to shove, they own these guys.

33 posted on 06/30/2012 5:28:03 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: mrsixpack36

Please step down as leader.
Thanks.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
And take ‘Boner’ with you


34 posted on 06/30/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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To: Moorings

I can’t decide if Mitch is limp, a simp, a gimp, a wimp or a pimp...or all of the above. Do some thngs dramatic NOW to get in the face of the loser DIMs before the election. Let’s see what you’re made of, Mitch. We need more than words.


35 posted on 06/30/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Irenic

This picture makes my stomach turn. And, it’s recent (5/16/12??). The thought of breaking bread with these three dims is repulsive.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 5:49:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: hal ogen

I don’t think Mitch knows “dramatic”. As a matter of fact, my impression is that “dramatic” would make him feel very uncomfortable. I see him more as a “lets all be friends” and “I want the dems to like me” kinda guy.


37 posted on 06/30/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Libloather

This makes me want to puke.

This spineless RINO grifter promising to actually do something when his record doesn’t show him doing SQUAT.

If we have a Majority Republican Senate next year, Dear God, find someone with a spine to run it.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 5:52:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

Yep I’m sure.


39 posted on 06/30/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Libloather

BS..... I have no confidence in Sen. No Chin.......We Need Sen. Jim DeMint as Majority Leader!


40 posted on 06/30/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Libloather

Anybody believe a thing coming out of this guys mouth?Anybody? I wont hold my breath.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Moorings
I have to qualify what I said in my earlier post. Congressman Darrell Issa has been resolute, persistent and a leader in his investigation of F&F and other issues. Kudos to him for what he has done in his position. He has not folded or veered from his task. He has not let them cow him down.

Gotta give credit where credit is due.

42 posted on 06/30/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: txrangerette
I agree.

The quality of the posts on FR lately has been worse than normal. Some of the same posters show up over and over and the tone is always the same: “Woe is us, the left has won, it's hopeless, there is nothing we can do, and on and on and on.”

For the true believing (but depressed) Conservative/Libertarian to get on a public forum and attempt to bring down the rest of us with all of this defeatism is shameful. And it's slightly hard to believe. If you've given up why spend so much time badmouthing our chances to defeat the enemy?

I suspect George Soros and others of his ilk have spent considerable amounts on paid posters with the idea that by spreading this gloom and doom they can suppress the vote on the right.

43 posted on 06/30/2012 6:03:41 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: Jane Long

Yep: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/16/news/la-pn-obama-hosting-bipartisan-talks-on-economy-20120515

And to think McConnell said this a few weeks ago:
“The way you get these things done is to have a bipartisan discussion.”
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/mcconnell-were-pretty-unhappy-about-obamas-immigration-mandate (June 18, 2012)

Well, they talked and what happened? Nothing...talk, talk, talk and blow smoke! pffft!


44 posted on 06/30/2012 6:04:47 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: jakerobins

Hear!Hear!


45 posted on 06/30/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: SeminoleCounty
McConnell is an invertibrate

Har!

Good one.

46 posted on 06/30/2012 6:07:42 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Libloather

“By using a budget process called reconciliation, a theoretical Senate GOP majority could successfully vote to repeal the law with just 51 votes, rather than a filibuster-proof 60”

That’s a possibility.

But, in all seriousness, I’m wondering if it would even be possible to get 51 -Republican- votes for repeal in the Senate???

Olympia Snowe, etc., etc. …


47 posted on 06/30/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Libloather

Uh ... I’m thinking a new “majority” leader other than this guy would be a favor to us all. He couldn’t bring Olympia Snow to STOP OBAMACARE in the committee ... powerless. We need some new blood.


48 posted on 06/30/2012 6:13:01 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Boiling tea makes it stronger. I'm a Tea Party Patriot...and I AM BOILING!!!)
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To: Oklahoma; All

300 Spartans fought and died and would have won had they not let in one who betrayed them.

We are betrayed, but we will not be beaten.

What tyrants may steal will never be our freedom.

Or, our souls.

Buck up. We’re going to win this fight. They gotta sleep sometime.


50 posted on 06/30/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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