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GOP outrage over Obamacare has fizzled out (Commentary)
WaPo via SILive.com ^ | September 30, 2012 | Juan Williams

Posted on 09/30/2012 9:22:59 AM PDT by Qbert

Edited on 09/30/2012 10:11:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

What ever happened to the political power of Republican anger over President Obama’s health-care reform?

GOP candidates used anxiety over changes to the nation’s health-care system - which they derisively called “Obamacare“ - to win big in the 2010 midterm elections. Earlier this year, it was conventional wisdom that Obama could not withstand the political rage against health-care reform in a general election.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; obamacare; teaparty
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To: JimRed

Roberts is wrong. He was to decide if it was constitutional or not and nothing about an election or what side of the aisle it came from.

Either EVERYONE is under socialistic healthcare of NO ONE is.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Varsity Flight

Global funds/bank bailout fascist style. Right out of leverage shackle-citizens mandate.

Their cover.


42 posted on 09/30/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Iron Munro
When did he do that?
He has also said he likes parts.
He has said republicans can fix it.
He has also repeal and replace.
His advisers have said he won't.
It will be hard for Romney to end the very thing he was the model for.
43 posted on 09/30/2012 10:07:14 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Qbert

The BS meter is completely overloaded. The issue is not that the anger has subsided in any way. The issue is a profoundly dishonest media that continues to ignore and suppress the will of the people. You can shout at a brick wall for just so long. Sometimes it takes a while to bring the heavy equipment necessary to solve the problem. They won’t like what happens when a wrecking ball is applied to the wall...


44 posted on 09/30/2012 10:17:09 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Qbert

45 posted on 09/30/2012 10:20:47 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Qbert
Does anyone believe for a second that this wasn't the liberals' plan all along? Just get the damned thing passed, then complacency will set in and we'll be entrenched forever.

It is the nature of an incremental enemy.

46 posted on 09/30/2012 10:22:21 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Qbert

BS from Juan Williams. I am more outraged than ever and so is everyone I know.


47 posted on 09/30/2012 10:24:40 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ExTexasRedhead
When Americans realize they’re going to bend over and kiss their rears goodbye at the order of Big Bro’s Death Panels, the feces will hit the political fan.

Please pardon me for filing this under "When The Supreme Court Gets A Hold Of This They'll Slap It Down"; "But Of Course, The Campaign Finance Law Will Be Declared Unconstituional" and "Romney Will Really Listen To Us Because We'll Hold His Feet To The Fire".

In other words, if wishes were bicycles, beggars would ride.

48 posted on 09/30/2012 10:26:04 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: presently no screen name

RomneyCare, father of ObamaCare+

Well, the son is a bit overweight. Did Romneycare have over 2,000 pages of regulations that Obamacare has?????? I just heard on FOX that beginning this month, hospitals are fined 2,000 $ for every patient that is re-admitted within a thirty day period. This is great for those of us that have congestive heart failure (CHF), and those with relapses,. someone may pick up pneumonia after surgery-—these things may result in death.
Romney has promised to immediately give all states the option of getting out of Obamacare and says he will repeal it in toto and start over. You Juan Williams fans are doing nothing but helping this Muslim SOB get re-electer!


49 posted on 09/30/2012 10:27:45 AM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
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To: IronJack

"Not a great plan!"

It cost them DEARLY, both Federally and locally, in 2010, and quite likely again in 2012.

50 posted on 09/30/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Qbert
What ever happened to the political power of Republican anger over President Obama’s health-care reform?

Simple answer: The GOPe nominated the godfather of obamacare as their standard-bearer.

51 posted on 09/30/2012 10:30:23 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Qbert
There's no "apathy" here at all. I took a lot of crap for it here at the time, but when ObamaCare was passed in 2010 I said the GOP was 100% on board with most of its provisions and wouldn't even bother repealing it at all.

Sometimes I hate being right.

52 posted on 09/30/2012 10:30:57 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Qbert

Sorry, I don’t agree. I’m still pissed about Obamugabe’s Death Panels.


53 posted on 09/30/2012 10:31:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Qbert
What ever happened to the political power of Republican anger over President Obama’s health-care reform

Obamacare is a ho-hum, yawn topic for the public. Anyone thinking that the issue was going to survive to Nov. 6 election has forgotten that the attention span of the average American is equal to the average time for an NFL game, which is approx. 3 hours.

54 posted on 09/30/2012 10:31:54 AM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: Qbert

Dream on, Juan.


55 posted on 09/30/2012 10:36:11 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ilgipper

2010 was not supposed to ne the blowout it was.

Scott Walker was supposed to lose in WI.

Many pro-marriage bills passed which were not supposed to.

Let’s wait until Nov to see the outcome......predictions rarely work.


56 posted on 09/30/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Qbert
Certain very progressive gop/e insiders love obamacare but AMERICANS are more pi$$ed than ever about obamacare... so much so that it will rip this republic wide open if it is not overturned. juan is simply an ignorant racist, communist arsehole.

LLS

57 posted on 09/30/2012 10:37:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Iron Munro
There is still plenty of outrage. But you can’t live every day of your life lashing out like an angry bull.

After Chief Justice Roberts’ abandonment of constitutional law to give Obama a win, the legal avenues available to change or eliminate ObamaKare have essentially been reduced to only one: win this election.

Romney has made it clear that he will shut down the implementation and work to overturn the law. If he isn’t elected we will be stuck with ObamaKare until SHTF gets here.

You couldn't be more wrong.

How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America

58 posted on 09/30/2012 10:41:05 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Qbert

I really don’t see any apathy. If the GOP wins, they get rid of Obamacare.

If people liked it, the dems wouldn’t still be trying to sell it.

Beware the Juan Williams, he is wrong quite often.


59 posted on 09/30/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Qbert
he does have some very valid points about Republican apathy on this issue...

There is no apathy.

Every conservative voter has made it quite clear that repeal of Obamacare is a priority issue with them.

In response, every Republican candidate has pledged they will vote to repeal Obamacare.

Consequently, there is a widespread assumption that repeal of Obamacare is a done deal -- pending a GOP win of both the White House and the Senate.

Making this happen is now the focus of our efforts. As per usual, Juan Williams is FOS.

60 posted on 09/30/2012 10:49:56 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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