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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 Ingrahams 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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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!
I just scoffed myself stupid.
I had to check twice to make sure this wasn’t satire.
I’d believe this professional wimp if he had balls...or even a chin.
He needs to be sedated, he is having wild dreams again. What a wuss.
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.
Miotch, Soetoro’s biotch, won’t be majority leader next year. He’s replaceable.
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
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.
The link reveals what Alice (in Wonderland) saw when she fell down the rabbit hole and wound up in the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
I just sent an email to McConnell and simply said:
“No speeches....just do it.”
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.
How did this groveling jellyfish get into his position, anyway?
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.
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.
“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.
This should have been labeled as satire.
Sadly, It's guys like this whom Rubio seems to be modeling his positions/demeanor after.
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.
All we need now is for Myth to do the same, publicly again.
Government just seems to attract these people.
That is so true! According to Michael Savage they all wanted this. Both Dems and Repubs.
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.
By “reaching across the aisle” like McClown and more GOPers do.
LOL! At least we know the political winds are blowing for repeal. These windsockers are so obvious.
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.
Please step down as leader.
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And take ‘Boner’ with you
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.
This picture makes my stomach turn. And, it’s recent (5/16/12??). The thought of breaking bread with these three dims is repulsive.
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.
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.
Yep I’m sure.
BS..... I have no confidence in Sen. No Chin.......We Need Sen. Jim DeMint as Majority Leader!
Anybody believe a thing coming out of this guys mouth?Anybody? I wont hold my breath.
Gotta give credit where credit is due.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.