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Iowa's Steve King: We're not done 'beating on' ObamaCare
thehill.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 10/27/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said while ObamaCare is not dead yet, conservative Republicans are not done ‘beating on it either.’

“We nearly killed ObamaCare,” King said at the annual Defenders of Freedom event in Le Mars, Iowa Saturday afternoon. “It’s not dead yet, but we’re not done beating on it either.”

Back in 2010, he recalled, before Congress passed the healthcare law and “Nancy Pelosi was driving ObamaCare at us,’ he was pheasant hunting in Iowa.

“How do we defeat this onslaught that is Obamacare?” he asked his hunting partners.

Vietnam prisoner of war survivor, Col. George “Bud” Day, who was there, said, “call everybody to the Capitol, jam the Capitol, surround the place, get so many people out, or in, they won’t be able to do any business, they’ll have to give up.”

After the House voted on the bill, lawmakers fled Washington, King said.

“We have to kill ObamaCare, how do we do it,” Rep. Michele Bachmman (R-Minn.) asked King as they walked down the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

“I said well, the only thing I know is surround the Capitol. Don’t let anybody, don’t anybody out!” King responded.

The congressman spent Saturday hosting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). They first went pheasant hunting, and then the freshman senator headlined the Defenders of Freedom event.

King praised Cruz for his recent efforts to bring down Obamacare, which led to the 16-day government shutdown.

“This soldier said ‘I will charge the hill, and I hope you follow, but I’m going.’”


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: obamacare; steveking; tedcruz

1 posted on 10/27/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is a dead horse that should be beaten for quite a while.


2 posted on 10/27/2013 9:23:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

attaboy Steve! God bless and keep you.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 9:32:11 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Iowa sends a solid guy like this to the House, but might actually elect Bruce Braley to the senate?


4 posted on 10/27/2013 9:33:23 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Beat it until it’s dead.


5 posted on 10/27/2013 9:34:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Bttt


6 posted on 10/27/2013 10:14:59 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
King's already proven he's part of the "surrender monkey" consensus.

Credibility: Destroyed.

7 posted on 10/28/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

I think you have got the wrong King.


8 posted on 10/28/2013 5:48:28 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“THIS is what happens when government tries to do a one-size-fits-all shoehorning on America. It didn’t work, it can’t work, and it will NEVER work.
You want alternatives? How about get out of the way and let the private sector take care of the problem?”


9 posted on 10/28/2013 5:52:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Quite a while: The next 50 years or more. The Dems still beat on Hoover.


10 posted on 10/28/2013 9:25:41 AM PDT by CommieCutter
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