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Even with repeal, 'Obamacare' will be hard to unwind, McConnell says
whas11 ^ | Posted on July 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM | by Joe Arnold

Posted on 07/03/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by vg0va3

In his first Kentucky comments since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that even if "Obamacare" is repealed, the health care law will not easily go away.


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Uh Oh. McConnell already growing weak! Only days since SCOTUS ruling and he already trying to temper expectations.

How about this Mitch. If you can't get the job done then get the hell out of the way so someone else can!

1 posted on 07/03/2012 6:47:54 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: vg0va3
Great way to rally the base you Turtle.
2 posted on 07/03/2012 6:49:43 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: vg0va3
Bob Michael Clone.

Does the fool not know they passed it with 51 votes

The law of the nation is it is a Tax ( mandate)

3 posted on 07/03/2012 6:51:05 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: vg0va3

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must be replaced by someone as tough and nasty as Reid, Pelosi, Schummer and etc.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 6:51:05 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: vg0va3

Grow a pair Mitch.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 6:53:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Great way to rally the base you Turtle.

The battle cry of the Stupid Party.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: vg0va3

Perhaps the TEA Party can unwind you from the Senate, if you can’t do the hard stuff, Mitch. Ask Dick Lugar how that works.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: vg0va3

Mitch McConnell should read op-ed by Keith Hennessey in today’s WSJ:
A Strategy to Undo Obamacare.

See here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304211804577500573035021342.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


8 posted on 07/03/2012 6:55:47 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: vg0va3

The court decision was worse than the legislation.

You can now be taxed whether you have or don’t have insurance.
You can now be taxed whether you have or don’t have flu shots.
You can now be taxed whether you have or don’t have babies!

That is the essence of what Roberts said.
TRAITOR!!!!!


9 posted on 07/03/2012 6:56:01 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: vg0va3

My reaction to the headline, and the excerpt is SO WHAT!

You McConnell as a representative of the people just might have to work a little harder for awhile!?


10 posted on 07/03/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: vg0va3

Geez, tough talk then a couple of days later he’s weaseling out. Not even subtly.

Do your Effin’ job Mitch. Where in his oath of office does it say he’s only required to attempt the easy stuff?

I’ll bet all of his pants have yellow stains on the front.

We are so screwed.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 6:57:41 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: vg0va3

Levin was eviscerating him on this last night.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: vg0va3

How many times do we have to be fooled into thinking that there is any difference between the Republicrats and Democans? It is all “bread and circuses” to appease the masses.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS COUNTRY IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. Not even Al Capone on his best (or worst, depending on which end of the gun you’re on) day could not rival the government for corruption, lawlessness, theft, conspiracy and a whole host of other crimes.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: vg0va3

If he doesn’t make it easy for the law to go away, we will make it very easy for him to go away.

When the revolution comes, please, please guard the airports so that Pelosi et al cannot escape.

I shall be manning the guillotine with a video recorder set up to record the wonderfulness.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 7:02:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: vg0va3; Tornado Alley

It WILL be hard to unwind.

That is the way it was designed by the dictators.

They’ve been trying to imbed it in everything ever since.

McConnell is tiring, but you people who know only the one trick of wasting McConnell because of a sentence or phrase taken out of context, are positively exhausting.

His words are true.

So??

It was hard to do a lot of things in America but we have done them.

So what if he says true words about the nature of the embedded Obamacare?

So WHAT??


15 posted on 07/03/2012 7:02:22 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: vg0va3
McConnell is a typical go a long to get a along insider POS and needs to be removed from his perch
16 posted on 07/03/2012 7:02:35 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: vg0va3

A new administration can just not implement it, as they undo the damage.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 7:02:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: vg0va3
Buck up. Mitch, and spot whining.

It wasn't hard when the Progressives rammed ObamaCare through despite a vocal majority of We The People consistently opposed it.

Well, We the voters are going to give you a majority in both houses of Congress as well as the White House and we d*mn well expect you to grow a spine for a change and do the right thing.

Until then, you make me ill.

18 posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: vg0va3
Oh, I'm sorry, Mitch. Us yokels out here have easy jobs that supply us with Cadillac health care and an excellent retirement package while you poor legislators in Washington have it so rough.......

Turtle needs to be sent home.....for good.

19 posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: vg0va3
Don't talk about "Hard", chump.
Just do it.
20 posted on 07/03/2012 7:08:01 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: WellyP

I think Jim DeMint is gunning to take over that job and he would be great as minority leader or hopefully after Nov majority leader.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: vg0va3

You’d think that the Republicans would offer to overturn the legislation and then promise to address the issue that is in alignment with the American dream, then do it.


22 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:03 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: vg0va3

The only thing I want to hear from this no-ball bastard is “we WILL repeal it.”


23 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:25 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: vg0va3

It’s tea party time!!!


24 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:31 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: txrangerette
It may be unfair, but Mitch McConnell has a record many of us are well acquainted with. And this sounds too much like old Mitch.

The rank & file just want an encouraging word. Its called leadership.

25 posted on 07/03/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: vg0va3

It will be hard to unwind because weasels like McConnell will continue to fund it. What part of ‘No more’ does he not understand?


26 posted on 07/03/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy.” - John Marshall)
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To: scooby321

He didn’t refer to difficulty repealing it.

Note, he said even with repeal, it will be difficult to unwind.

Yes, McConnell has already stated, give us at least 51 votes in the election and we will repeal it. So yes, he knows that.

The reason it will be difficult to unwind is that is how it was planned by our dicatators, to have it so imbedded in our societal infrastructures that it WILL be hard.

And it will.

We have done hard things all our history as a nation, so it is still doable even though hard.

That’s all he was saying.

You could at least get right what he has said on the subject, rather than blazing away with paltry information and large misimpressions in mind.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 7:15:57 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: vg0va3
Even with repeal, 'Obamacare' will be hard to unwind,

To paraphrase President Kennedy: "We undo Obamacare not because it is easy but because it is hard.:

28 posted on 07/03/2012 7:17:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: liberalh8ter

Can’t help but think of McConnell as Eeyore.

“Could you ask your friend to do his exercises somewhere else? I shall be having lunch directly, and don’t want it bounced on just before I begin. A trifling matter, and fussy of me, but we all have our little ways.”


29 posted on 07/03/2012 7:19:35 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: skeeter

He has said it very simply...give us the votes to repeal it, and we will repeal it. And Romney will sign.

When he said that, HE WAS ATTACKED, here.

I hold no brief for the guy. I wouldn’t pick him for Leader. But I call each as I see ‘em, and I’m getting more disgusted with this reaction to McConnell than I am with McConnell.

And that’s saying a lot.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: vg0va3

If it is unfunded, it will go away overnight!


31 posted on 07/03/2012 7:22:24 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: vg0va3

Welllll.......

mcromney already said that he would want to keep parts of it...

now mcconnell starts to waffle..

The law will stand, because it is just TOO HAAARRRDDD to do it...

Well, let me take care of this for you...

House Bill 001

Fubocare is hearby repealed in it’s entirety.

It is really that simple, but, the bottom line is that the politicans WANT this control, they WANT this law, and it don’t matter what you or I want.. we are just the soil on the bottom of their shoes..

Here is a hint... there are no good career politicans. Throw out anyone that has served more than 4 terms in the house, and more than 2 in the senate.

No, I am not advocating term limits, we already have them. It is called a ballot box, and until the sheeple ( yes even some on this forum ) wake the hell up, stop listening to the propoganda, and realize it is us versus them. Not lib versus conservative, or dem versus pub, but citizens versus career politicans, regardless of their party affiliation, we are doomed to the same crap over and over again..

Our rally cry should be, “ Primary ‘em”.. and then DO IT


32 posted on 07/03/2012 7:23:25 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: vg0va3

WELL, Mitchy Boy!!

That is why YOU and that other Nebish dirtbag Boner get those high salaries and perks - LIKE NOT HAVING TO COMPLY WITH OBAMACARE.

I guess you are admitting OBAMA is smarter than YOU.

I think its time for this dismal old fossil to hit the road and take his crybaby buddy with him and we get a Senate and House leader with the kind of brains and testacles that will allow them to act like men instead of brainless capons.

McConnell could be the POSTER BOY for the GOP RINO Establishment.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 7:24:13 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: vg0va3

Question: Other than defeating them in an election, what is the process for replacing the Republican Senate Leader? How about the House? Thanks.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 7:28:15 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: Bluebird Singing
LOL....


35 posted on 07/03/2012 7:29:59 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: txrangerette
He has said it very simply...give us the votes to repeal it, and we will repeal it. And Romney will sign.

In this article? He also said the odds are still with you if you like Obamacare. Exactly what is he trying to say?

36 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: vg0va3

He is right. No way around it. Obama and the HHS have already implemented much of ObamaCare and it will take years to uproot all of the rules and mandates that are already in place. Give the man some slack for telling the truth.


37 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: lonestar

First, the law was intentionally written in a way to frustrate future attempts at defunding.

Second, defunding is a House of Representatives function.

McConnell is in the Senate.

It needs to be repealed. The House has repealed it. The Senate under Reid has not and will not. Obama would veto even if it did.

Therefore, McConnell’s focus is on the need to get the votes, through elections, to repeal it.

And a president who will sign repeal.


38 posted on 07/03/2012 7:36:48 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: liberalh8ter

Oh my! The resemblance is indisputable.


39 posted on 07/03/2012 7:40:05 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: djf

It’s not different than taxing tobacco or subsidizing sugar.


40 posted on 07/03/2012 7:41:19 AM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: grobdriver

“Just do it. “

Or step aside and let the men handle the heavy lifting. How pathetic!


41 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:34 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: vg0va3

Much as I hate this useless POS, the damage done to the constitution has been institutionalized into the Supreme Court, and it will be all but impossible to reverse.

ObamaCare is the least of our concern now.

It is as if Chief Judas Roberts put the God particle into the hands of Lucifer himself, and now we have to rely on people such as Mitch McConnell to take that particle back...

We are in deep, deep, deep trouble now.


42 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:20 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: vg0va3

DO YOUR FREAKIN JOB, you spineless, ball-less “leader”.

JUST DO IT.


43 posted on 07/03/2012 7:53:48 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: vg0va3
I hate to tell you Mitch - but the people of Kentucky sent you DC to represent them. That means you are expected to do difficult thing.

If unraveling Omabacare is going to be difficult then step up and get to work! If you want to vacation, play golf, and hobnob with the A-list personalities you have two choice. First, be honest and quit. Second, be dishonest and run for President.

44 posted on 07/03/2012 7:55:34 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: privatedrive

House and Senate leadership are voted on in each session. Make enough of a change in the caucus and elect a new leader, or get enough members of the caucus to have a no confidence vote and see if they will step-down as leader.


45 posted on 07/03/2012 7:56:51 AM PDT by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: vg0va3
His real meaning is, HE DON'T WANT TO, AND NEVER DID.

He and the Speaker MUST GO.

46 posted on 07/03/2012 7:57:41 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: vg0va3
...even if "Obamacare" is repealed, the health care law will not easily go away.

Really? How about you do your part to repeal it, and then we'll see if it'll go away or not. To my way of thinking, if it DOESN'T, then something (else) is very, very wrong in the District of Criminals.

If this is his ball-less way of trying to weasel out of actually repealing it with a whole 51 votes via reconciliation, then I suggest that he step down in favor of a Senator who has some guts and some fidelity to the will of the people.

47 posted on 07/03/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: vg0va3
Well, he is right.

If he and Bonehead control the Senate and House, it will be difficult to repeal Obamacare.

Obamacare must be repealed using the same ruthless disregard for the opinions and views of the minority party as well as same disregard for Senate & House rules and proceedures as was used to pass it.

Won't happen with The Turtle and Bonehead running the show.

48 posted on 07/03/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: engrpat
He is right. No way around it. Obama and the HHS have already implemented much of ObamaCare and it will take years to uproot all of the rules and mandates that are already in place. Give the man some slack for telling the truth.

I guess my problem is I never hear the other side say such things. They never accept that their goals cannot be accomplished, there are no rules to prevent them from getting what they want. Not even public opinion can stop them.

We can't even succeed when the public is behind us.

49 posted on 07/03/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: vg0va3

One sure way to NOT win a war is to surrender after the first skirmish.

Republicans have that down to a science.

It is well past time to send Mitch to the farm.


50 posted on 07/03/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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