Skip to comments.The Truth. It Hurts.
Posted on 07/03/2012 5:32:48 AM PDT by IbJensen
Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. [I]ts a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place, he said in part.
For once, lets give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Lets be charitable.
The truth is, I dont expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White House, a Republican Senate, and hold the House.
Weve played this game before. And yes, we are being played.
We are being played by a group of Republican leaders who have consistently shown in the past few years to lack the testicular fortitude to do whats right when it counts they are the John Robertses of Congress.
Republicans, at this point, are all about drawing lines in the sand against the Democrats only to wipe them away with their feet.
The debt ceiling? Cave.
The continuing resolution? Cave.
Republicans have excelled at theater and not much else. Oh, pshaw! you say. They only control one house of one branch of the federal government. What could they do?
In February, Mitch McConnell had the option of bringing Jim DeMints amendment to the floor of the Senate to force another vote on repeal. He wouldnt. Why? He didnt want to make Harry Reid mad.
When the blowback was so great after that news leaked, Americans for Limited Government and other groups demanded McConnell get in line or get out of the way. He folded like a cheap suit and in so doing promised March would be a month of fighting about repeal.
So now McConnell says he will force the issue before the election and then make repeal of Obamacare priority number one if the GOP takes back the Senate, but the odds are against full repeal. This is code for Republican leaders, timid as they are and driven by polling, keeping parts of Obamacare instead of doing full repeal and starting over.
The truth is many Republicans like parts of Obamacare. The truth is a number of Senate Republicans were willing to vote back in December of 2009 that the individual mandate was unconstitutional while keeping their names on healthcare legislation by Senator Bob Bennett that had an individual mandate.
The truth is with Republican leaders like we have in both Houses, who needs the Democrats? It was not just Democrats responsible for $16 trillion in debt. Even now, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and the rest are trying to find ways to weasel out of paying down the debt and bring back earmarks.
When Republicans wont fight on their ground, they just wont fight. John Boehner has to have David Winston, a pollster, tell him up from down, and Mitch McConnell only does WWE fights lots of theater, but a predetermined outcome negotiated in advance with Harry Reid that can get both bases fired up while doing as little to advance freedom as possible. Maybe Linda McMahon in the Senate will do McConnell some good.
There is a truth that hurts Mitch McConnell. The truth is, Jim DeMint has now been joined by Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and others. The truth is they see what must be done. Send them men like Ted Cruz to help force McConnells hand.
And then there is this. Jim DeMint is parting ways with the Senate Conservatives Fund. In its place will be a Super PAC called Senate Conservatives Action. Unlike DeMints prior effort, this Super PAC can take unlimited money. Conservatives with cash can pony up and force Mitch McConnells hand.
Lets be very clear here voting to repeal Obamacare is not enough. Repealing it is.
The primary goal of far too many Republicans is to get re-elected. They dont have the balls to go back and attempt to implement any real change in Washington. Instead, they crouch down, attempting to stay off the mainstream media radar so they can avoid any criticism that might hurt their next bid for re-election.
Its time to throw these bums out with the Democrats
and elect real leaders whose primary goal is to fix the mess
even if it costs them re-election. This is why the Tea Party movement must continue to play a significant role in the process. They seem to be the only thing keeping any of the establishment GOP honest.
The REAL problem is that far too many of our "fellow citizens" embrace the Entitlement State, including many nominal "conservatives." Our job is not just for the coming election -- it is a lifetime task to wean America off the federal money tit. It is a job for a generation. And we have no choice but to try, lest we lose everything.
The Democrat’s beloved Dred Scot was reversed. It took a civil war, but the decision was undone.
The Democrat’s beloved Plessy v. Ferguson was undone. It took a great deal of effort, but the decision was undone.
The Democrat’s beloved ObamaCare v. Freedom will be undone. It may take extreme measures, but the decision will be undone. The question is how much this particular encroachment on freedom by the big government party will cost before decent people are able to reverse it.
Nothing but spineless RINOs. God help us.
The problem is that this article IS THE TRUTH and it damned sure does hurt.
Conservatives are not only being fought tooth and nail by the Democrats, but by the progressives (Read fake Republicans)in our own party.
Mitch McConnell is useless, Boehner is Useless, McCain, Graham,Hatch, Collins etc., etc. ,etc., all useless.
Even if the Republicans win the White House and both sides of the Congress we still face progressives, and not Conservatives.
This “law” will not stand, no matter what McConnell might say.
He obviously doesn't understand what insurance is.
What do we need to do to repeal and replace McConnell and Boner?
No weaning required.
Economic collapse will get the job done swiftly and pitilessly.
Don’t go all wobbly on us Mitch. You didn’t have the numbers back then to stop it. The voters are going to give you the numbers in November -— and, by God, you had better man up and get the job done.
Good post. Right on the mark IMO.
I believe that I said "lest we lose everything." And "economic collapse" entails exactly that.
McConnell stumbled and had no answer when questioned from the weekend show media circus talking heads asking what the GOP alternative to Obamatax is.
At least Rino McConnell could have said that the alternative would be the Ryan plan. No wonder Obama is on track to have another four years to destroy the U.S.
In the words of Obi Won Kenobe..”Then the enemy has already won”
Instead of covering their lily-whites, get out there and fight. Wusses is too kind a term.
Enough of the tut-tutting and Queensbury rules of politics...take off the damn gloves.
"NO IT AIN'T, MORON,"
....not if you remove your gonads from their secure place in that locked box and you decide you reallllly want to!
Its as simple as......
Just to join the clarion call for conservative challengers to these wussies during primaries...
We only have ourselves to blame if the RINOs stay in power.
To me this is nearly as egregious as the mandate.
Some of the worst:
YEAH, and these are the same REPUBLI-TARDS that the HATE-ROMNEY/MORMONS clique argue would (if we choose to stay home and allow Dear Leader to be reelected).....wait for it....."Keep B. Hussein O'Bummer in check!"
And if world market turmoil proves insufficient to the task, then the massive tax increases that will go into effect on January 1, 2013 ought to do the trick. Especially so for those people who get their news from the mainstream media, for whom it may well come as a complete shock.