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.