Skip to comments.Republicans Begin Laying Ground Work to Walk Away From Obamacare Opposition
Posted on 01/16/2014 9:53:40 AM PST by cotton1706
Conservative and Republican affiliated groups have started the 2014 assault against Democrats who support Obamacare. At the very same time, it is increasingly clear Republicans are laying the groundwork to abandon their opposition to Obamacare.
The Business Roundtable, which has a great relationship with Republican Leaders, is now listing Obamacare as an entitlement worth preserving.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former economic advisor to John McCain and who opposed passage of Obamacare, has started a think tank premised on keeping, but fixing, Obamacare. Holtz-Eakin has the ear of Republican leaders. In 2009, Mitch McConnell appointed him to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
The Chamber of Commerce is declaring it will work to fix, not repeal, Obamacare. In fact, just last week the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the chamber has been working pragmatically to fix those parts of Obamacare that can be fixed.
Concurrent to this, the Chamber of Commerce has begun funding candidates to beat conservatives in Republican primaries.
The Republican Main Street Partnership, headed by former Congressman LaTourette who is a friend of Speaker John Boehner is working with the Chamber and party leaders to target conservatives the party leadership finds troublesome. LaTourette has been parroting talking points from the National Republican Senatorial Committee about the Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth, and others.
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The begining of the end of the GOP.
They were doing that when they nominated Romney to run against Dumbo, the gay muslim commie.
Not surprising though.
It be interesting what the Chamber would be saying if Obama didn’t delay the employer mandates.
Right now they can dump their employees on the exchanges with no fines.
There are big profits to be made through collusion with the government. To hell with the free market.
That first paragraph reads like they will lie to conservative voters, then abandon their stated principles after the election. So business as usual then. FUGOPe!
You can’t fix socialism and you can’t fix stupid.
Time to give Douglas Holtz-Eakin the treatment we give the other side, which he is officially joining if this story is true.
Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!!
Screw the Chamber. Everything this f*****g Congress and Administration does helps Big Business at the cost of Small Business Owners.
Boehner’s buddy? Time for the Koch Brother’s money to take him on too.
From Obadiah’s keyboard:
Obamacare? - no
Amnesty? - no
Abortion? - no
Expanding government? - no
Hating Conservatives? no
Federal fiscal integrity? - no
Just where is there any difference?
Money, money, money.
>> Republicans Begin Laying Ground Work to Walk Away From Obamacare Opposition
> They were doing that when they nominated Romney to run against Dumbo, the gay muslim commie.
ding! ding! ding! ding! ding!
If they do this, many of them will be part of the unemployment numbers for January 2015.
Not surprising. Several have been warning about “just wait until they start talking about ‘fixing’ Obamacare”.
I say just wait until they start calling Obamacare the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ or the ‘Affordable Care Act’ for short pursuant to the new directive of democrat ringleaders so as to get the heat off the name ‘Obama’.
Obama was once proud that people called it Obamacare, now he and his ring are backing away from that name.
The words may seem trivial but they indicate a sure shift in allegiance away from conservatives towards the Left.
Big Business, Multi National Corporations, Free Trade Communists, and all groups affiliated....have just told you they SUPPORT OBAMACARE!!
Taking money from these groups is supporting ObamaCare
That cannot be stated enough. A 'rat is a RINO is a Clinton is a Christie...
No, the sad truth is they are bought and paid for. They will be taken care of as part of their sellout agreement.
Forgetting about the morally reprehensible socialism for just a second, and presuming that Obama COULD be fixed, the idea of fixing it is politically stupid.
If you go in and throw enough money at it, so that it doesn't collapse, the Dems will claim total victory and point out that the GOP opposed this “wonderful program that just needed a little tweaking”. The GOP won't get any traction at all from being the party that made Obamacare ultimately limp along.
I repeat, IDIOTS.
I never trust a man with two last names. Holtz Whatshisface must be a confused individual who has daddy issues.
Wrong. It is the final nail in the coffin for the GOP.
I need to see a LOT of confirmation before I swallow any of this.
I’m not gullible enough to read one blog entry and then believe the sky is falling.
Erickson has a viewpoint but it is only that, just his thoughts. Like the saying goes “Opinions are like a—holes, everybody has one.”
there are clearly some people with R after their names who are a big part of the problem in the United States...
More like the middle of the end. The beginning of the end was Bush 41. Hopefully the end of the end will happen in our lifetime. Preferably next week.
abandon opposition to ObamaCare and passing amnesty.
Looks like I have a free day to fill on election day, take a walk, play with the dogs, upgrade my linux, sleep late...
Being freed from having to worry about the election clears my mind.
This and amnesty means I won’t have to worry about voting
Billions spent, years in the making, no benefits yet, and we knew well in advance that it wouldn’t work. It took a blizzard of lies to keep it alive.
So the GOPe and their Chamber of Commerce want continue throwing good money after bad by calling ObamaCare an entitlement worth “preserving.”
You aren’t surprised by this betrayal.
Because you are awake and see the party of government for what it is.
The GOPe could easily be wiped out in the 2014 elections, and it will be their own fault.
Dead party walking.
A national party no more....
It’s pretty clear that large employers intend to get out of the healthcare business and have passed the word to the pubbie leadership not to kill Obamacare. That’s where their strange reluctance to defund or repeal comes from.
They don’t care.
I don’t expect they do.
What fools they be....
It's the only time we take the law into our own hands. Don't ever sit on your hands!!!
chamber of commerce is just as evil as the democrat party.
The way to defund them is to make membership TOXIC.
if anyone posts a “chamber of commerce” plaquard or sticker, that business will have no business.
These inisders want to foist healcare on the taxpayer in order to “guarantee profits”
They are now and have been the problem to our side having any response what-so-ever... period!
only an armed revolt will end this.
The ballot box no longer has any power.
Congressmen should vote via the internet from their districts. No need to go to DC.
War is going to break out one day and it won’t end until one side wins absolutely. It will mean liberty for all or a thousand years of darkness for the world.
Yep. I agree.
Both parties are the same thing now.
elections are meaningless.
Liberal Party A or Liberal Party B
Sorry, I won’t bother choosing
I know how you feel - I hate choosing between the lesser of two evils. However, I have come to the conclusion that at least voting for the lesser of two evils (aka McCain or Romney) is a lot better than allowing the greater of two evils (aka 0bama) to win - at least the voting route has a chance of success. If more had chosen that route instead of staying home in 2008 and 2012, at least we would have the lesser of two evils.
And those still pushing Romney now desire that this be so.
Q: Who built Obamacare?
A: Obama built that. Period.
So good and true it needed to be posted again. Bump to the top.