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Senate minority leader McConnell: Odds long against lawmakers seeking to gut health care law
Washington Pots ^ | July 2, 2012 | AP

Posted on 07/02/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT by madprof98

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — It’s on his to-do list, but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the odds are against repealing the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

The Kentucky Republican said Monday it’s hard to unravel something of the magnitude of the 2,700-page health care law, WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/LSUtqX ) reports.

“If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell said. “Because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; mcconnell; mcconnell4romneycare; obamacare; rino4romneycare; romneycare; romneydeathpanels; senate; zerocare
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"Repeal" will evidently be fund-raising slogan, much like Hope and Change.
1 posted on 07/02/2012 7:12:51 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Is McConnell wimping out?


2 posted on 07/02/2012 7:15:36 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: madprof98

Obamacare is like something out of a sci-fi action movie where people are tempted to get the cup of eternal life, the goblet of wisdom, the goose that lives forever and drops golden turds etc.


3 posted on 07/02/2012 7:16:41 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Is your state Obamacare free yet?)
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To: beethovenfan

I assume your question is rhetorical.


4 posted on 07/02/2012 7:16:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Government HealthControl. Uniting the compassion of HMOs and the diligence of bureaucracy.)
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To: madprof98

Mitch, you’re out! your not a war time leader.


5 posted on 07/02/2012 7:17:05 PM PDT by AU72
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To: madprof98
Did anyone here actualy believe that the guppies in the Senate would actually repeal deathcare?

LOL

6 posted on 07/02/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: beethovenfan
under puss in the dictionary is a picture of the republican
leadership with a special tribute to mcconnel.
7 posted on 07/02/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: madprof98

This guy thinks like a loser.


8 posted on 07/02/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: beethovenfan

When has Mitchy ever done anything but whimp out.


9 posted on 07/02/2012 7:19:37 PM PDT by BlackjackPershing ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge)
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To: beethovenfan
"Is McConnell wimping out?"

Is the Pope Catholic?

RINO's, all.

10 posted on 07/02/2012 7:20:24 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: madprof98

Romney will win.

Rinos will place so much on the “replace” that “repeal” will fail.

Romney is primaried.

Rinse and repeat


11 posted on 07/02/2012 7:21:17 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: madprof98
Hey take it easy Mitch... we were wanting you to uphold the Constitution, protect liberty, and keep our country free.... but not if it turns out to be "hard".

You can protect liberty and keep our country free if it comes easy.... OK?

12 posted on 07/02/2012 7:22:12 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: madprof98

Mitch the Bitch snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s weak ass weasels like this that hold us back as much as any liberal does. He and Bonehead have been major disappointments...all bark and no bite.


14 posted on 07/02/2012 7:23:51 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Nov 2012 is a battle between those who love freedom and those who love free stuff.)
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To: madprof98
Apparently, Mitch is having a little trouble counting to 51.

Tell you what ~ get 4 of your buddies together and all of you hold out all 10 fingers. I will provide the 51st.

15 posted on 07/02/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Are you breathing????? There's a tax for that.)
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To: madprof98

The scarecrow McConnell not only needs a brain but some courage for his cowardly spine.


16 posted on 07/02/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Mitch,, 51 votes and end the tax and the whole thing just crashes.


17 posted on 07/02/2012 7:25:38 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: madprof98

Told ya, told ya, told ya.

I’ve been saying it since the ruling. They will NOT try and overturn it. They can’t overturn it. They are just blowing smoke, again, to get some conservatives, again, to jump like the puppets they are. How do you think we got Romney?

But, hey. Listen to the pundits. Listen to the “leaders”. Keep voting like they tell you and other group will be having this conversation on another conservative site LONG after we are gone. They will be wondering, again ... how did this happen? It’s because some LISTEN to these “conservatives” and believe them.

I will say again, they will do NOTHING to Obamacare, I don’t care if they get 60 seats in the Senate, add 100 in the House, and Romney converts to Baptist.

These GOP elites have been causing my ire to rise steadily since the nominating process began. They said, “we’re gonna give you and you’re gonna like it.”


18 posted on 07/02/2012 7:26:11 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: madprof98

What a bunch of BS. It was really easy to pass it; therefore it should be be really easy to repeal it.


19 posted on 07/02/2012 7:26:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: madprof98
“...he said: “Life is like a sewer; what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it”. And it's always seemed to me that this is precisely the sort of dynamic, positive thinking that we so desperately need in these times of crisis and universal brouhaha.....” - Tom Lehrer.
20 posted on 07/02/2012 7:27:51 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (I just don't know what to put here right now.)
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To: SuperLuminal

I sure didn’t.


21 posted on 07/02/2012 7:28:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: madprof98

Attention all Hobbitts, time to go Bilbo Baggins or Frodo on Mordor.


22 posted on 07/02/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: beethovenfan

No McConnel isn’t whimping out, McConnel wanted the HC law passed, helped the democrats to pass it, and during the lame duck session he gave Obama and the democrats everything they wanted.

IOW - He is a died in the wool socialist pretending to be a republican, he and Roberts are of the same cloth, communists.


23 posted on 07/02/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: madprof98

I hate em all


24 posted on 07/02/2012 7:30:08 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Sybeck1

BS. Romney is going to get slaughtered. He’s feckless and a liar of epic proportions. STOP listening to the pundits. This election isn’t going to be close and you can thank Rove & Co for that. In the true swing states, not that idiot list that came out today, Romney is down by 8. He is getting hammered.


25 posted on 07/02/2012 7:30:20 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: madprof98

Vote McConnell out.


26 posted on 07/02/2012 7:33:33 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: madprof98

When I am anointed King this turd will walk the steps.


27 posted on 07/02/2012 7:33:40 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: madprof98
“If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell said. “Because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place."

Then, Mr. McConnell, with a no can do attitude, please step aside. Take with you your like-minded senators who have also forgotten the oaths you swore to the Constitution and the People to who you exist to serve. Let those who care about the future of this country do the duty you all have willingly failed to do. We the People will continue to vote out the elitists who think they are our masters. I'm truly disgusted what this country has become and progressed to under such 'leadership' as yours and other elitists like you.

28 posted on 07/02/2012 7:34:51 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: madprof98

The great thing about Free Republic is that the replies
are often so inciteful,
I often think that printing the topic and replies might make an interesting mailing to the object/person of the post.
Has any FReeper done this in the past?


29 posted on 07/02/2012 7:38:39 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: freekitty

“it should be easy to repeal...”

Yes it should. As much as I despise Pelousi it is fairly evident that we don’t have any leaders that have her political savvy or are as evil as she is.


30 posted on 07/02/2012 7:39:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: madprof98

It will be hard to repeal.

Especially with guys like McConnell on the job. :)


31 posted on 07/02/2012 7:39:44 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: madprof98

Try this, McConnell, you emasculate wonder: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

If I agree with him, then I guess it doesn’t matter who wins either the presidential race OR the congressional races... and this pansy ass would be the presumptive majority leader?

We are so screwed.


32 posted on 07/02/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: madprof98

Wow! That was fast. They have already started going wobbly. I expected them to hold atleast until after the election.


33 posted on 07/02/2012 7:45:38 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: madprof98

Does he think we rubes on the right side don’t know how hard it is to fight to repeal? Sure glad he was not the leader in charge at Alamos (Alamos may be a bad example, but you get the idea).

Why is he still worthy of a ‘leadership’ role?


34 posted on 07/02/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: glock rocks

McConnell has made sure that he is exempt from Obamacare. The rest of us are unimportant.


35 posted on 07/02/2012 7:50:36 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Moorings

Mitch, if the job is too hard for you, please pass the leadership job to someone who has the required capabilities. We don’t have time for incompetent squishes not taking care of business.


36 posted on 07/02/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: tflabo

I’m ready to go Eowyn on the Witch King of Angmar and the Fell Beast he rode in on.


37 posted on 07/02/2012 7:57:31 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: madprof98

Why is this guy in a position of leadership? He needs to be gone!


38 posted on 07/02/2012 7:58:32 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: madprof98

The “chinless wonder” strikes, again. “Turtle, turtle.”


39 posted on 07/02/2012 8:01:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: beethovenfan

“Is McConnell wimping out?”

In his own mind he fights the good fight everyday by just showing up and keeping his suit neatly pressed all day. Mediocre is okay for Mitch.

Contrast with Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer, Schumer, and the Clintons who define a bad day as one they don’t draw blood from the other side.

Some people do whatever it takes to win, some forfeit the game by not even suiting up. This explains the current state of the nation.

Don’t expect Romney, McCain, Rubio, Boehner, the Bush family and the rest of the Republican elites to change. They are what they are. We can hope all we want, but they will never change. After all, they know what is good for us and don’t need to be told.


40 posted on 07/02/2012 8:08:39 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: berdie

Pelosi should be in a jail cell.


41 posted on 07/02/2012 8:08:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: madprof98

0—care may be the law, but it will not withstand the laws of economics. There will continue to be challenges to the mandates including anti-mandate amendment proposals, expanding exemptions, state opt-outs, and widespread non-compliance.


42 posted on 07/02/2012 8:08:57 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: beethovenfan

Way to rally the troops - What a pathetic loser. There is no way in hell this guy should be majority leader if we retake the Senate. Of course, he will be w/o any real opposition, because it’s his turn and to do otherwise might hurt his feelings.


43 posted on 07/02/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by WWRD
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To: RIghtwardHo

Goodbye cruel world—hey it’s not over till the fat lady sings


44 posted on 07/02/2012 8:14:28 PM PDT by funfan
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To: beethovenfan

Noooooo, surely not.

Not a man who has a family crest with the slogan “Death Before Partisanship” with RINO rampant carrying a white flag on yellow field.


45 posted on 07/02/2012 8:14:42 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: madprof98
McConnell had BETTER stay right where he is, in Etown!! He needs to face all his constituents, who will AGAIN be beating his door down to let him know exactly how how they feel about this. Because you can take to the bank the bet they will be there!!! I know a lot of them, they have done it before and will do it again. And again and again.
46 posted on 07/02/2012 8:14:42 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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...it’s not over till the fat lady sings

Mooshelle is donning her spear and magic helmet as we speak.
47 posted on 07/02/2012 8:16:54 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Soul of the South

He is diminishing expectations. He is not 100% committed.


48 posted on 07/02/2012 8:17:12 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: madprof98

God! I am tired of pussy-men.


49 posted on 07/02/2012 8:20:45 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: All

OK someone from KY, it is too late to call anyone down there, was this guy just re-elected or is his term up anytime soon?


50 posted on 07/02/2012 8:21:40 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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