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  • Idaho GOP moves toward dropping call for repeal of 17th Amendment

    06/13/2014 7:26:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Spokane Spokesman-Review ^ | June 13, 2014 | Betsy Z. Russell
    It was a bit lost in the hubbub over rules and credentials fights, but the platform committee at the Idaho Republican Party convention in Moscow today voted to remove one of the most controversial planks in the party’s platform: The one calling for repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would have the effect of doing away with direct election of U.S. senators and instead letting state legislatures choose senators. “I was the one who made the motion,” said Rep. Brandon Hixon, R-Caldwell, a delegate from Canyon County. “It passed the committee. Now it will go to...
  • Establishment Republicans give their loyalty and support to Obamacare!

    05/26/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 13 replies
    5-26-14 | johnwk
     SEE: The GOP Establishment Wants to Run on Fixing -- Not Repealing – Obamacare ”In David Jolly's campaign, he didn't say "repeal" Obamacare. He said "fix" it. But the Republicans are taking this thing to, " No, no, no, no! He said to fix it." The Republican establishment obviously has a campaign game plan involving Obamacare, and it does not include repealing it, folks. The Republican establishment apparently doesn't want to campaign on repealing it. They want to campaign on fixing it.” What Rush Limbaugh may have missed and has been obvious to me from the very beginning is, when...
  • Obamacare Can’t Be Fixed: Tweaking won’t help; the only solution is to repeal and replace.

    05/23/2014 7:59:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/23/2014 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Self-shackled with a tremendously unpopular overhaul of American medicine that they passed without a single Republican vote, Democrats are now clinging to the hope that voters will offer them a chance to “fix” what they have wrought. For three major reasons, however, that hope is likely to prove futile. One, Democrats have shown no genuine interest in fixing Obamacare. Their talk about fixing it is merely that: a talking point. Two, they have no ideas for fixing it (aside from adding another metal to the list of government-dictated insurance options). Three, and most important, Obamacare isn’t fixable. Like a...
  • Repeal the Minimum Wage: We know the economic case. The humanitarian case is even stronger.

    05/21/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2014 | Amity Shlaes
    The economic case against the minimum wage exists, and has been made by me and others often enough. But there’s another, even stronger case against the rule. That is the humanitarian case. And until that case, too, receives consideration, the debate will always be a lopsided one. Consider the current employment culture. Sit down with an employment officer at the company where you hope to work, and something feels strange. After a while, you realize what it is: The party on the other side of the desk is not a company executive, it is Jacqueline Berrien, the head of the...
  • Why the GOP Is Headed for an Obamacare Crack-Up: Damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

    05/10/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 05/10/2014 | Dean Clancy
    There are plenty of reasons Republicans can't get their opposition to the health care law straight. More and more, I think Republicans are in for a health care crack-up. After four years of promising to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, without specifying what they would replace it with, GOP leaders find themselves under increasing pressure to put up or shut up. And yet their own internal policy divisions will result either in a failure to unite around a plan, which could diminish their chances of taking the Senate in November, or in a plan that not all Republicans like, which could...
  • Is THE REPEAL 16 COLALITION really trying to end taxes calculated from incomes?

    05/08/2014 7:21:53 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 5 replies
    5/8/14 | johnwk
    Is THE REPEAL 16 COLALITION really trying to end taxes calculated from incomes?  As stated at repeal 16.org, “The Coalition to Repeal the 16th Amendment (Repeal 16) is comprised of a broad range of individuals and organizations including the Tea Party Patriots, Americans For Fair Taxation, Americans for Limited Government, Competitive Governance Action and Free Market America.” According to REPEAL 16 ORG, its stated goal is to “end our corrupting tax system and the oppressive IRS”. They go on to ask “What is the Repeal 16 Bill?” And they answer the question as follows: ”Congressman Jim Bridenstine has introduced a bill...
  • It’s Official: The IRS Will Raid Your Tax Data Through Obamacare

    05/05/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 5, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Internal Revenue Service this week will publish a final rule requiring Obamacare health insurance exchanges to hand over key personal data to the IRS, which will use the information to implement the tax aspects of the controversial health care law. The IRS rule covers health exchanges that sell insurance to individuals, and it takes effect this year. That means people enrolled in an Obamacare exchange this year will have their information given to the IRS as soon as it’s needed for tax purposes. Information to be handed over from Obamacare exchanges includes names, addresses, taxpayer identification numbers, insurance premium...
  • Zoeller favors major changes to U.S. Senate elections

    05/05/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    nwi.com ^ | April 27, 2014 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers never again would vote in a primary election for U.S. Senate candidates if the decision were up to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. Zoeller is among a growing number of state's rights conservatives who favor a so-called "soft repeal" of the 17th Amendment that would empower members of the General Assembly, instead of voters, to nominate each party's U.S. Senate candidates. Voters still would have the final say on who represents Indiana in the Senate. But Zoeller, a Republican, believes giving the General Assembly's control of selecting candidates could revive the idea that U.S. senators are ambassadors...
  • Are ‘Repeal and Replace’ and ‘Reform’ for Obamacare Interchangeable?

    05/02/2014 2:56:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2014 | Avik Roy
    Ramesh is kind enough to cite a recent piece of mine for Forbes, describing it as a continuation of my “lonely campaign to get conservatives to drop the idea of ‘repealing and replacing’ Obamacare and instead to embrace reforming it.” But it’s only lonely if by lonely he means “shared by a large plurality of the electorate.” Let me cite the data. A Pew Research poll asked whether or not politicians should “make the law work as well as possible,” or “make it fail.” The “work” side won 30–19 overall, and 36–19 among independents. (“Make it fail” won among...
  • House Republican Leaders Finally State The Obvious: Obamacare Isn't Going Anywhere

    04/29/2014 7:13:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/29/2014 | Avik Roy
    For years, we’ve heard Republicans claim that they want to “repeal and replace” Obamacare with a better set of reforms. (What those reforms would exactly be, nobody can say for sure.) But there was always one critical problem with the “repeal and replace” plan: it stands no chance of passage until at least 2017. By then, as many as 35 million people could be on Obamacare-sponsored coverage. A few Republican leaders have had the temerity to acknowledge this fact—and that’s a good thing. By committing to repeal, Republicans damage their chances in 2016 Most pundits are focused on the likelihood...
  • Wimping Out on Repeal

    04/29/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 30, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    Top Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, is walking back comments attributed to her that Obamacare can't be repealed. But she's not the only one suggesting that the goal should be making changes within the framework of the health law. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says the goal is to get the law "fixed." Apparently, a lot of Republican lawmakers still haven't read the law. If they had, they'd know the framework is corrupt. Even presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, speculated on Friday that repeal is unlikely, because it will be "difficult to turn the clock back." Nonsense....
  • ALERT: H.J.RES.104 will not end taxes calculated from incomes!

    04/15/2014 10:49:15 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 25 replies
    4-15-14 | johnwk
     I am very disappointed to learn that some Tea Party Activists are now promoting Representative Jim Bridenstine’s H.J.RES. 104 as a way to “repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the income tax”.  Additionally, donations are being asked to support this movement.  The problem is, if H.J.RES. 104 was adopted and its proposed wording added to our Constitution, the 16th Amendment would indeed be repealed, but Congress would continue to have power to lay and collect taxes calculated from profits, gains, and other “incomes”. The important wording in Representative Jim Bridenstine’s proposed amendment declares:`Effective 2 years after the ratification of this article...
  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    04/10/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/10/2014 | BY DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to form cross-chamber partnerships to further those endeavors. But this particular partnership is notable given the high-profile nature of health care reform and that Rubio, Florida's junior senator, and Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin, are both considered possible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Aides to Rubio and...
  • How should Democrats deal with Obamacare in 2014?

    04/05/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/05/14 | Jacqueline Alemany
    For Senate Democrats running this year in Republican-leaning states, their struggle with how to deal with Obamacare's unpopularity left them biting their nails a bit harder after President Obama announced Tuesday that the health care law hit its 7 million enrollment goal. While the White House continues touting the benefits of the law, polls consistently show more Americans disapprove of Obamacare -- a disconnect that's not helping as Democrats try to fire up voters in their effort to fend off a potential Republican takeover of the Senate. But at a time when the economy is overwhelmingly viewed as the most...
  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm. Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the...
  • Now They Tell Us… Sebelius Admits Health Care Premiums Will Increase Under Obamacare

    03/12/2014 7:11:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/12/14 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama repeatedly promised Obamacare would reduce insurance premiums by $2,500 per year. He made this promise at least 22 times. Today Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted health insurance rates will increase under Obamacare. The Daily Mail reported: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told House Ways and Means Committee members on Wednesday that she expects health insurance rates to increase as the Affordable Care Act takes full effect.
  • Replace Obamacare, Stat: We can’t wait for a new president.

    03/10/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2014 | John Goodman
    The American people realize that Obamacare is a very bad policy. But more and more conservatives agree that we need to offer a solid alternative before voters reject Obamacare root and branch. Recently, three prominent Republican senators — Richard Burr (N.C.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) — unveiled an alternative proposal. In this article, I would like to outline my own. The proposal I suggest would achieve four remarkable things: It would be more progressive than Obamacare, because it would involve more distribution from higher- to lower-income households. It would provide genuine protection for people who have a...
  • Cruz on O-Care repeal: ‘We’ll do it in 2017’

    03/09/2014 12:03:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 09, 2014, 10:47 am | Keith Laing
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that Republicans will repeal the controversial healthcare law after President Obama leaves office in 2017. Cruz became of the face of an unsuccessful effort to eliminate the healthcare law last year that resulted in a government shutdown. Most Republicans backed off the repeal-or-shutdown position after sustaining political damage during the two-week standoff in October, but Cruz promised on Sunday during an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week” to continue trying to get rid of Obamacare during the remainder of the president’s term. “I’ll give you one scenario where it could [be repealed before Obama...
  • Pelosi Statement on the GOP’s 50th Vote to Repeal or Undermine the Affordable Care Act

    03/03/2014 3:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Idiot's Very Own Webpage ^ | 2/28/14 | Pelosi Galore
    **SNIP** “The House Republican agenda feels like déjŕ vu all over again. As if the first 49 votes were not enough to satisfy the Republican fixation on undoing health reform, the Republican leadership is prepared to make yet another attempt – their 50th try – to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. Americans deserve better. “On the same day that Republicans gathered to discuss an alternative to the health care law, five years later, the proponents of repeal still can’t help themselves. This latest Republican proposal would drive up premiums for millions of Americans. All the while, Republicans ignore...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin: ‘I Will Vote Tomorrow to Repeal’ Obamacare

    02/21/2014 7:41:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    A first Democratic senator has indicated he thinks it might be time to scrap Obamacare. While legislators should work to fix the law in the meantime, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Beckley’s Register Herald that he would support getting rid of the law entirely. “I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience. He described the law as a product that the government has failed to “sell.” Manchin made similar comments in November when he said Obamacare was “more than a rollout problem —...
  • How Republicans Could Replace Obamacare: Plan begins by repealing Obamacare in its entirety

    01/29/2014 7:17:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/29/2014 | Peter Suderman
    What is the GOP’s health care plan? For years, this has been the rejoinder from supporters of Obamacare whenever asked to confront the flaws in their own legislation. It was an attack line, but also a question worth asking: For the last five years, Republicans have spent plenty of time bashing the president’s health law, but far less time describing what they would do instead. A new proposal from Republican Sens. Coburn (Okla.), Burr (N.C.), and Hatch (Utah) represents a tentative attempt to respond substantively to the question. It’s called The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, and...
  • The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care (not the Hatch, Coburn, and Burr bill)

    01/29/2014 5:45:23 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    The OPTION Act is a bold health care plan. Authored Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA), the "Offering Patients True Individualized Options Now Act of 2013" - H.R. 2900 - is an exciting 77-page proposal to repeal Obamacare and change the entire landscape of American health care. It would reintroduce freedom. The OPTION Act eliminates Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program --- and the entire Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Yes. All gone. In its place is private coverage and provisions to encourage and expand private charity. As Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians...
  • Cracks in Obamacare support: (Ditzy) Dean calls for repeal of mandate

    12/30/2013 7:08:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    US Finance Post ^ | 12/30/13 | Jack Minor
    **SNIP** During an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Dean argued that the key premise of needing younger Americans signing up to make the program viable “doesn’t really matter that much.” “This is about the individual mandate,” he said. “The individual mandate was not necessary and it’s probably a big political thing, and that is going to hurt the Democrats because people don’t like to be told what to do by the government no matter what party they’re in.” The remarks by Dean are significant because of his position as former DNC chairman, as well as his being a doctor. Dean...
  • GOP should try again to delay Obamacare's individual mandate

    12/24/2013 7:17:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2013 | Byron York
    Last July, after President Obama unilaterally delayed the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, House Republicans asked why the break should apply only to businesses. Why shouldn't individuals be relieved of the burden, too? So the House voted, 251 to 174, to delay the individual mandate. Twenty-two Democrats joined Republicans in voting for delay. A total of 174 Democrats voted to keep the mandate as is. Of course the move went nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But that was before Obamacare implementation began Oct. 1. It was before the canceled policies, the higher premiums, the higher deductibles, and narrower doctor...
  • Obama has begun repealing Obamacare

    12/24/2013 2:50:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Obamacare as written is already gone, dismantled by its namesake. Obamacare itself has not, strictly speaking, collapsed of its own weight. Rather, it has been changed from its original, unworkable form first by Chief Justice John Roberts and then by the president into some new, unworkable mishmash. Obamacare per se is already gone. The question remains whether the law in some form will remain or whether the 2016 contest will be about what sort of plan replaces Obamacare. The latter is the odds-on favorite. David Brooks on “Meet the Press” yesterday predicted (correctly, in my view) further undoing of the...
  • (Exempt) WH releases report on what would happen if Obamacare is repealed

    12/20/2013 2:17:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Repealing the Affordable Care Act would raise costs and strip protections for families across the United States, a White House report released Thursday said. The report, aimed at congressional Republicans wanting to repeal the law, colloquially known as Obamacare, said millions of Americans are benefiting from the reforms by seeing lower healthcare costs, new protections and expanded access to quality care at an affordable cost. "The president and supporters of reform are committed to helping ordinary Americans and businesses take advantage of the benefits of the health care law," the White House said when releasing the report.
  • Fox News Poll: 67 percent say delay Obamacare, 53 percent would vote to repeal it

    12/19/2013 2:16:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/13 | Dana Blanton
    Americans remain unhappy with the health care law: Majorities say they wish it had never passed, would vote to repeal it if they could, and think implementation should be delayed until the kinks are worked out. At the same time, a shrinking majority believes the law will survive. That’s according to a year-end Fox News poll released Wednesday. **SNIP** Those favoring a delay also now include a majority of Democrats: 54 percent support delaying implementation. That’s up 10 points from 44 percent last month.
  • Majority want health law repealed or scaled back

    A majority of people in the United States say they want ObamaCare to be scaled back or repealed altogether. According to a Gallup poll released Friday, 20 percent support a scale-back of the law, while 32 percent back efforts to repeal it. That's just a little more than in mid-October, when 50 percent told Gallup the law should be scaled-back or repealed. The relatively small change could be viewed as good news at the White House given the difficult last six weeks for the law. A faulty website rolled out on Oct. 1 made enrolling in the exchanges problematic, but...
  • Obama embraces Cruz? (Repeal vs. Zero implementation)

    12/01/2013 12:53:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/13
    **SNIP** Yet now it’s the president and his Democratic allies who want to delay, indefinitely, key parts of this law. If the Democrats get their way, we have to wonder: What’s the difference between repealing the law and not implementing it? In July, the administration put off the employer mandate for a year. A few weeks ago, the president said insurance companies could hold off canceling their old policies. And now he’s pushed back next year’s enrollment period so that it will run from November 15, 2014, to January 15, 2015. Not only does this extend the time on the...
  • Checkmate, ObamaCare

    11/25/2013 9:51:23 AM PST · by RobaWho · 19 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | 11/25/2013 | Rob Cunningham
    The collision is unavoidable. Barack’s pathological narcissism will ultimately face the fierce, direct opposition of the political best interests of Hillary (and Bill) Clinton, most House Democrats and virtually all Senate Democrats in 2014 and 2016. These two massive, ideological forces will rip apart the Democrat Party and badly weaken the mainstream media’s corrosive influence in America. The widespread toxicity of ObamaCare will impact all federal elections, driving the majority of office seeking Democrats to choose self-preservation and party-preservation over saving Obama’s personal legacy. Checkmate. America wins. The expanding nightmare of ObamaCare, with policy cancellation victims exceeding five million in...
  • Yes, It Can . . . Be Repealed: Only If the Obamacare’s losers punish Dems in 2014.

    11/25/2013 7:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2013 | John Fund
    Washington, D.C. — “These people don’t understand what the government is trying to do for them,” said then-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dan Rostenkowski in August 1989, after senior citizens angry over a federal health-care law booed him and chased him down a Chicago street. That law was repealed a few months later by a Democratic Congress and a Republican president who had supported it just the year before. Everything old is new again. We are starting to hear in D.C. that today’s unpopular health-care law might be in real trouble, spelled with a capital T, as...
  • A Second Chance for Republicans - "tailwinds like never before"

    11/21/2013 2:38:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | November 20, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    Now that the entire country sees the ten-alarm fire that has set our healthcare system ablaze, Democrats feel compelled to do something. Their Mr. Fix It plans are akin to an arsonist posing for a photo op with a 2-liter pitcher of water to put out the wildfire. Will Republicans continue to pose with them in the photo op or will they kick them aside and smother the fire? There are two clear observations about Obamacare at this point: it cannot be fixed and it will not collapse on its own. As we are now seeing from the cancelled insurance...
  • WH: “Majority of People” With Group Health Plans Will Lose Their Insurance by End of December

    11/19/2013 2:27:00 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/19/13 | Aurelius
    ...“We’re talking about five percent of the population,” President Obama said to Chuck Todd in a rambling sentence during an interview with NBC this month. “Even though it only effects a small amount of the population, you know, it means a lot to them when they get this letter cancelled [sic] and, you know, I am deeply concerned about it and I’ve assigned my team to see what can we do to close some of the holes and gaps in the law, because my intention is to lift up and make sure the insurance that people buy is effective, that...
  • The last time health care was repealed

    11/19/2013 1:01:34 PM PST · by gwjack · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | W. James Antle III
    The drive to “repeal and replace” the newly enacted health care-reform law has already bumped into a bit of Beltway conventional wisdom: Entitlements are never repealed. Even if Republicans somehow summoned the political will to try, they would first need to win the presidency and a filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate. That would be a tall order, to be sure. And no one should underestimate the difficulty of reversing what Washington has wrought—in a welfare state, the ratchet effect usually works only one way. But those who say it has never been done before are forgetting about the Medicare...
  • Suddenly, It's OK to Talk About Repealing ObamaCare

    11/19/2013 6:30:29 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/13 | IBD Staff
    Repeal: Not too long ago, Republicans pushing to kill ObamaCare were called extremists, obsessives and traitors. Now even liberals are discussing the possibility of repeal. We've reached an important turning point. Back in May, nobody batted an eye when Bill Maher blasted the GOP's efforts to repeal ObamaCare. "At some point," he said, "obstruction becomes, I don't know, treason?" What a difference a few million canceled health plans and a crash-prone website make. On Sunday, the New York Times — the bellwether of acceptable discussion topics for liberals — openly acknowledged the possibility of overturning ObamaCare.
  • Obama flubs health care conference call with community organizers: ´More than 100 million

    11/18/2013 7:39:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/13 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of 200,000 progressive volunteers on Monday evening that ´more than 100 million Americans´ – in a nation of less than 314 million – have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. A weary-sounding Obama made the gaffe during a call hosted by Organizing For Action, the nonprofit successor to his campaign organization Obama For America. ´I just wanted to take a few minutes to speak to everybody because you guys are the ones who are in the trenches, day-in, day-out,´ Obama said, complaining of ´misinformation´ that has circulated
  • Are Nervous Democrats Starting to Eye Obamacare Repeal?

    11/18/2013 1:44:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/18/13 | Guy Benson
    **SNIP** And the Obamacare debacle could very well grow worse. Also complicating the Left's messaging are conflicting and shifting explanations of their lies. President Obama claimed that there was no lie, then attempted to re-write his infamous promise, then half-assedly 'apologized' for it. Skittish Democrats like Mary Landrieu and Jeff Merkley are insisting they had no idea that millions of Americans would lose their coverage because of Obamacare, while others breezily admit that everyone knew. How is it possible that Landrieu was totally in the dark, while the truth was blatantly obvious to her Senate sisters? (Hint: It's not). Will...
  • CALL TO ARMS: Texas A&M law prof says it’s time to repeal Second Amendment

    11/16/2013 8:50:41 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2013 | Eric Owens
    A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday. The professor, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. UConn’s main student-run journal, The Connecticut Law Review, organized the event, according to Connecticut Public Radio. It was well-attended, primarily by law students, law professors and local attorneys.
  • Rubio bill would repeal Obamacare’s insurer bailout

    11/15/2013 11:24:01 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 11 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 11/15/13 | David Freddoso
    The basic idea that for the first three years of Obamacare, the Treasury has committed to protecting against an industry-wide death spiral — and that could well occur if insurance customers continue to avoid the Obamacare exchanges...This is well worth a vote, because it will highlight the bailout provision, which most Americans aren’t aware of at all...
  • Cancel Obamacare : The Only True Fix

    11/15/2013 7:00:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/14/2013 | The Editors
    Under this president, even if you like the law of the land, you can’t keep it. His administration, no stranger to ignoring or refusing to enforce pages of the Federal Register, is now rewriting another key part of the Affordable Care Act to escape the political fallout from the insurance cancellations that are an integral part of its design. Using its preferred legislative tool, lawless executive decree, the administration has decided not to enforce some of Obamacare’s costly mandates in 2014, allowing insurance companies, in theory, to renew plans that don’t meet them. Insurers may cancel many of the plans...
  • Ted Cruz previews new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

    11/15/2013 6:45:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz previewed a new plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with different health care reforms. "The only way to stop the problems is to admit this idea was fundamentally flawed to begin with," Cruz told Fox News' Megyn Kelly. "At this point, starting over, stopping Obamacare, is the essence of pragmatism." Cruz's approach differs from some congressional Republicans and Democrats who are working to pass a bill delaying the Obamacare individual mandate or help Americans keep their current health care plans. Cruz said that he would release a bill to empower Americans to purchase health...
  • John McCain Has Earned The Right to be RECALLED

    "...Please Arizona, Quit Working Against Us. You can do Better than this. John McCain is serving a six year term that doesn’t end until 2016. His career in which he has earned the title of “maverick” was built by betraying the fundamental principles upon which the Republican Party was founded and his name adjoins legislation sponsored and co-authored by the most odious of leftist Democrat legislators. John McCain has earned the right to retire as a recalled US Senator. Not all states enable their voters to do this but ... continued (couldn't post all material here due to charts, video...
  • Sen. John McCain’s Stunning Flip-Flop on ‘Total Repeal’ of Obamacare – Watch the Before and After

    11/13/2013 7:33:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    After repeatedly bashing senators like Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their crusade to defund Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the “total repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. It’s a stunning turnaround after the longtime senator in September proclaimed that it was “not rational” to think Obamacare could be defunded or repealed. McCain then laid out his “solution,” which culminated in an admission that he is now calling for “total repeal.”
  • Crisis: Reid calls “special meeting” of Senate Democrats on ObamaCare

    11/13/2013 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t get it. Sebelius claims that “the marketplace is working.” What is there to talk about? Actually, I can think of two items on the agenda. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday will convene a special meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus and senior White Officials to discuss the troubled rollout of ObamaCare…The Senate leader said President Obama called him Tuesday evening to discuss healthcare and other issues.Several Democrats have signed onto a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurance companies to let people keep their health plans if they like them.Sen. Tim...
  • Did Anybody Else Watch McCain call for REPEAL of ObamaCare on Greta Van Susteren

    11/13/2013 6:04:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    Self | November 13, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Did anybody else watch John McCain today on Greta Van Susteren call for REPEAL of ObamaCare? If someone can get a video link or transcript of McCain's call for REPEAL of ObamaCare, please post here. Here is the observation of this by a commenter on the Gun & Game Website: Just turned on FOX News and Greta Van Sustern and John McCain was on with Greta and the headline said "Senator John McCain calls for total repeal of Obamacare." Was anyone else watching this? Did I read that right? I about fell over backwards when I saw what I thought...
  • Republicans should vote 'Present' on Keep Your Plan Act

    11/13/2013 8:58:16 AM PST · by privatedrive · 17 replies
    vanity | 11/13/13 | privatedrive
    All Congressional Republicans should vote 'Present' on the Keep Your Plan Act (or any other Dem bill regarding Obamacare). If they vote for it, they will be complicit when the crap hits the fan, and will be obligated to help fix the mess that results (putting the toothpaste back in the tube). If they vote along with the Dems, they will be sending the message "we're all in this together now." If they vote against it, the Dems will use it as an albatross, and use it to hang blame on the republicans forever. It's a trap, and seemingly a...
  • Obamacare Triage: With Strategy This Time -- Rollback and repeal possible, but GOP needs a plan.

    11/13/2013 6:37:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2013 | Heather R. Higgins
    The time has come for a coherent, multi-step strategy for rolling back Obamacare. It is not enough for conservatives to focus just on the website problems, or to wait and hope the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) collapses on its own. The websites will ultimately get fixed well enough to function, and the “just wait” strategy underestimates both the appeal the new entitlement may hold for many and the serious damage that is being done to the private insurance market, whose viability is the foundation of any alternative to government mandates. Ultimately, the only way to minimize...
  • Cruz to Obama: Don’t Peddle Obamacare in Texas

    11/07/2013 7:38:44 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 6, 2013 3:44 PM | Andrew Johnson
    Texas doesn’t want to hear anymore of President Obama’s “false promises” about the Affordable Care Act, according to Senator Ted Cruz. He’s urged the president to drop his plans to visit Dallas on Wednesday to deliver a speech on Obamacare. “President Obama should take his broken promises tour elsewhere so Texans can continue focusing on the solutions that have allowed our state to become and remain the nation’s economic and job creation powerhouse,” Cruz said in a statement. He went on to list a series of unfulfilled promises the president has made, all related to health care. Emphasizing that the...
  • Vanity: "Why aren't the Republicans at least trying to help fix Obamacare?"

    11/04/2013 5:38:25 AM PST · by Junk Silver · 69 replies
    I keep hearing this Democrat talking point being trotted out, accusing the Republicans of harming their constituents by not doing everything in their power to "fix" the Affordable Health Care Act. This one must test well in focus-groups because it keeps getting repeated. I've yet to hear one Republican answer this coherently. Here's my suggestion for a response: "If I saw a friend's house being looted would I do everything in my power to stop the looting, or would I walk over and try to negotiate with the looters? Would I call the police and try to get some neighbors...