'Go for it' Obama tells GOP on health repeal

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by hermit, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. President Barack Obama dared Republicans to try to repeal his new health care law, telling them Thursday to "Go for it" and see how well they do with voters in November.

    "Be my guest," Obama said in the first of many planned appearances to sell the revamp before fall congressional elections. "If they want to have that fight, we can have it. Because I don't believe the American people are going to put the insurance industry back in the driver's seat."

    With emotions raw around the nation over this week's Democrats-only vote to approve the nearly $1 trillion redesign of the health care system, Obama took the opposition to task for "plenty of fear-mongering, plenty of overheated rhetoric."

    "If you turn on the news, you'll see that those same folks are still shouting about how it's going to be the end of the world because this bill passed," said Obama, returning to the college town where, as a presidential candidate three years ago, he unveiled his plan to provide health care for all.

    The White House suggests it has the upper hand on the issue politically, arguing the GOP risks a voter backlash because a repeal would take away many benefits. Among them are tax credits for small businesses to provide health care to their workers and $250 rebates for seniors to help pay for their presciption medications.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100325/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama
     
  2. Same whine bags that squealed about the end of the world when they what'd they call it... "Budget Reconciliation act of 1993." At the time I hated it. But it worked. And I had to admit that it worked.

    Not one Republican vote for it.

    Republicans being irrelevant in Congress is not new. They lost their way 15-20 years ago.

     
  3. Right, hence a republican victory in the most liberal state found on the planet.

    Uhh, you sir are making things up.

    Good day.
     
  4. Oh c'mon be serious for a minute. When have the Republicans stood and acted as Republican/Libertarians as advertised since Gingrich? I would say never.

     
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  6. Well I guess since Fidel Castro has put his seal of approval on Mr. Obama's health care grab, maybe I should too.
     
  7. Is that really meaningful Barth?

     
  8. Oh, probably not..........just sort of thinking about the line from Lord Jim You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends
     
  9. Who in the flying fuxx is Lord Jim? And is he under indictment for diddling little boys?

     
  10. May very well be overturned by the Supreme Court.

    My democrat Attorney General just announced he will be recommending a constitutional challenge. Unfortunately, action on this recommendation is in doubt due to a democratic controlled legislature who don't give a shiit what is and what is not constitutional.

    An extraordinary precedence this might set. Really, where would the federals powers stop if this stands?

    The same people who hysterically screamed about pouring water down the throats of 3 dudes who held information about plots involving mass murder of American citizens seem to have no problem with this. Useful-Idiots, all...
     
    #10     Mar 25, 2010