Skip to comments.Rand Paul: GOP ‘probably can’t defeat’ Obamacare [Reid, McCain concur. Wrong! Read on]
Posted on 09/22/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Sen. Rand Paul conceded Saturday that congressional Republicans have little chance of stopping Obamacare.
We probably cant defeat or get rid of Obamacare, the Kentucky senator told reporters at a gathering of Michigan Republicans, according to the Associated Press.
Paul acknowledged that time is running out for Congress to pass a government funding bill, however he said House Republicans efforts to defund Obamacare in its government funding bill could lead to a compromise.
Reid has said any bill defunding Obamacare would be dead on arrival, and Sen. John McCain said Thursday that it was not rational to think the Senate would pass anything defunding the program.
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Apparently, BarnacleCenturion is not with us. This is FR! We fight against this unconstitutional big government socialist crap! We fight every step pf the way with whatever tools are at our disposal. We do not whine, cry or become defeatists! We do not offer aid and comfort to the enemy. We back our conservatives in the congress who are trying to get the job done, 100%! Do not stab them in the back. I hate surrender monkeys.
We have not yet begun to fight!
Don’t tread on me!!
It’s not the first time he’s said that it will be defeated.
I still think the GOPe wants Obamacare hanging around for the 2014 cycle. In the meantime, we pay the price. Literally.
Yeah, I really wonder what the context of Rand’s words were...did he really mean to surrender on Obamacare? I cannot believe he would say or do that...the media, ever anxious to help the Assclown, would leap at any phrased wording that seems to help their little tin god.
Has Rand been out to correct the media’s misrepresentation of his statement?
By the way, Sarah Palin has Cruz’s back on this one (as we knew she would):
I have no faith in any fiscal conservatism nor conservative values taking any more than a window dressing role in the House. There's too much at stake now to cut off the gravy train; they can't reign in government costs without touching their own precious plundering.
As for the constitutional sledgehammer that is appropriations, like just about every power that the House is empowered with, they'd effectively given that power away, and have no guts with which to defend that power.
If they passed appropriations which did not fund ObamaCare, some federal judge will step forward and say ‘Congress passed a law stating that this was to be done with funds, therefore they've already given the authorization to withdraw from the treasury what funds are required to continue this law, and the House will rage and fume for the cameras and sigh with relief that they don't have to go into the midterms having stolen some granny's health care.
I'm tired of watching the snake oil salesman's pitch. I'm tired of the whiner down the street who complains about someone’s dog coming onto his lawn and does not a damn thing about it. The GOP could easily overwhelm liberals in contests across the country, just by rolling back the liberal agenda, and they'll do nothing, as they financially benefit from that agenda.
And at the end of the day, when you have professional politicians and career public servants, that financial agenda overrules everything else. Look at Obama, he went into the White House with personal assets under 2 million, and this year he topped 40 million; some damn good investing of that presidential salary, huh?
Paul is as wacky as his daddy.... Forget about him and concentrate on the ones that matter! Put the pressure on those unnamed cowards!
“GOP ‘probably can’t defeat’ Obamacare.”
YES WE CAN!
Yes we will!
Time has come, the total failure gets his way no longer, the country can't take it.
Stealing part of your post Jim. Cruz is like a breathe of fresh air among a room full of stale and rotten fools.
Rove is sour grapes because this uppity Tea Party newbie with the endorsement of Palin beat out the establishment candidate, Dewhurst. He never got over it. I would love to rip that last hair off his bald head.
I hear Paul and I read the history of General George Washington, and I imagine Paul’s ancestral ilk admonishing General Washington for acting on strategies and tactics that they deem doomed to fail.
Hey Rand Paul! Are you a man or a mouse? These ideas of futility that you express, you call this leadership?
Amen. Dumping obamacare neuters Obama. But more than that it neuters the precedent of unlimited federal power they’re trying to set. If Obama/Reid throw a tantrum and attempt to shutdown the government, we the people win in a landslide in 2014/2016. Obama threatens to not pay social security checks? To not pay medicare? To not pay the military? To not meet our obligations? Are you kidding me? None of that will happen. The John Wayne in me calls it bold talk from a sissy petulant child. The net results of any government shutdown will be a layoff of thousands of non-essential government employees and a tea party sweep in 2014. The congress will ensure all essential services continue.
Go ahead, Mr. Obama, make my day.
Good point. I expect the paulistas to start twisting things more as time nears for the primaries.
Great point, I agree.
All for one ‘eh Rand?!
What a disaster, I can’t catch my breath these days, everyone is out for number one and it’s destroying all of us.
Ted Cruz for president!
Paul needs to get out of the way. He’s too busy trying to change the laws so felons can vote instead of getting behind Cruz.
Rand Paul What a tragedy it would have been had he gone to prison. What a tragedy it would have been if American hadnt seen Barak Obama as a leader.
Yeah what a tragedy that would have been. I think Rand has a screw loose, just like his father.
Cruz Sarah and Lee are the only ones worth helping and giving money to
Flood Harry Reid’s office with calls to defund Obama care.
Pretty much how I see it with our ruling class, except for a small handful of true patriots.