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Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare
Daily Caller ^ | Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

Posted on 10/22/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

“[I] mean, Mitch McConnell’s line is now, ‘Oh, just let — Obamacare is going to be so self-evidently destructive that when we win our spectacular victory in the Senate election and the next presidential election, we will be able to repeal it and roll it back.’ When do the Republicans ever do that?

Those Carter-era innovations like the entirely useless federal Department of Education, the federal Energy Department, even the National Endowment of the Arts — when for decades it has been mocked for giving public monies to crucifixes floating in urine, homoerotic photography involving bullwhips attractively positioned — none of those nickel and dime things have the Republican Party succeeded in rolling back. What are the odds that when this thing implodes, the Republicans are going to be making a tremendous case for genuine free choice in health care that Obamacare will be repealed?

“I don’t see that"

"I think the danger here, Joe, once it’s a disaster, is people will — the government for one always doubles down on, for start, always doubles down on disasters. If it’s a disaster, they’ll say we need more government interference,” he continued. “We need a tighter government system. We need more government control. We need government-owned hospitals. We need government-employed doctors. We need government-employed nurses.”

“Is it more likely that they say that, or that the Mitch McConnell line, ‘Well Obamacare has imploded, so we can set up a proper private health care system in the rubble,’ is going to work?” Steyn said. “I think that is way too complacent. Republicans have been complacent about the Department of Education, the National Endowment of the Arts and everything else for decades and that’s why they haven’t reversed any of them. I mean, Joe, where do you go on this?

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; gop; obama; obamacare; steyn; wimps
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To: marron

Republicans are no worse than the average voter.


41 posted on 10/23/2013 1:25:33 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOP response toward democrat determination to burn down the country has been to bring marshmallows.


42 posted on 10/23/2013 1:49:01 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: VRW Conspirator

YOU’RE WRONG!...no...well...actually...all we can hope is that the libs will change the subject and forget about it!


43 posted on 10/23/2013 5:24:04 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

So, are you saying that the President DOES get to name the “debt ceiling” he wants — now and forever?

No?

So, aren’t you saying that the “sell-out” you referenced was NOT a “sell-out”, in fact?

Gee, maybe that non-existant “sell-out” explains why SCHUMER was so angry at McConnell that he was willing to lie about McConnell. (OK... OK... Schmucky is ALWAYS willing to lie.)

But why would anyone with an IQ above a Weiner’s IQ BELIEVE Chucky’s self-serving lies?

I suppose that the fairy-tale of a McConnell “sell-out” polled well among the Daily Kos types employed by the Spite House, so I suppose they will try to use that fairy-tale to snatch a safe Republican Senate seat for the Democrats.

Please don’t bother telling me that MSNBC shares your “interpretation”... I’m sure they do.


44 posted on 10/23/2013 6:35:56 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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