The Repeal Vote: An historic repudiation of an entitlement that is only 10 months old

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mercor, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Democrats are deriding last night's House vote to repeal ObamaCare as "symbolic," and it was, but that is not the same as meaningless. The stunning political reality is that a new entitlement that was supposed to be a landmark of liberal governance has been repudiated by a majority of one chamber of Congress only 10 months after it passed. This sort of thing never happens.

    More House Members—245 in total—voted to rescind the new entitlement than the 219 Democrats who voted to create it last March. That partisan majority narrowly prevailed over all 178 Republicans and some 38 Democrats. The three Democrats who favored repeal yesterday confirmed the bipartisan opposition to the kind of vast new social program that historically has been built on a national bipartisan consensus.

    Reps. Jeff Duncan, center, Steve Pearce, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King during a news conference on efforts to repeal the health care law.
    .Republicans across the country campaigned on repeal last year, and yesterday's vote showed refreshing respect for the often invoked, rarely consulted American people. Meanwhile, six additional states have asked to join the momentous constitutional challenge to ObamaCare in Florida, bringing the total to 26, plus Virginia's separate suit. A majority of states resisting this mandate is another "symbolic" threshold.

    It's also telling that even many Democrats are now bowing to the public mood, conceding that the law needs fixing even if they oppose outright repeal. No less than President Obama declared that "I'm willing and eager to work with both Democrats and Republicans to improve the Affordable Care Act. But we can't go backward." House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday that Democrats are "open to better ideas."..........................
  2. Ricter


  3. pspr


  4. And 26 States have joined the suit against Obamacare.

    That is 52%!

    Obama math makes it 43%
  5. Just to try to keep this real, come on guys, take a minute and actually glance at a poll instead of repeating talk show rhetoric.

    AP-GfK Poll: Raw emotions ease over Obama's health care overhaul; 1 in 4 back complete repeal
    By Jennifer Agiesta (CP) – 4 days ago


    Don't bother commenting on the canadian press portion, these are the actual poll numbers.

    And, more conservatives favor more healthcare reform vs. less. And, check how many want to reel in the insurers a bit.

    Here's the poll: Poll January Topline Full Final 011111_HC.pdf

    Now, go ahead and respond with whatever pov you have, express your opinions, to hell with any facts.

  6. Leave it to the Repubs to put on a dog and pony show that accomplishes absolutely nothing. We need some type of reform and that requires some actual know, negotiation. Radicals on both sides of the argument have abandoned common sense and the radicals are running the show.
  7. pspr


    Get a life, CaptainOblivious. This is what the people voted for in November. The repeal needs to be pounded and pounded at the democrats until Obamacare is defeated and replaced with something logical. And the sooner the better.
  8. olias


    what do you suggest would be more logical?
  9. So typical - a point of view from talk show rhetoric from a year ago instead of what the American public really wants. Look, I'm not a big Obama fan either, and I really think the health care bill was so screwed up by supposed compromise that it needs help. But, do you guys even take a few seconds to read a spoon fed analysis and poll that is current? Nope, don't want to let those darned old facts get in the way.

  10. Larson

    Larson Guest

    US is bankrupt. Can they even afford a health care entitlement?

    Some other areas will need to be cut, because printing more counterfeit ain't gonna get it.

    Passing this bill with the economy going south was the height of stupidity.
    #10     Jan 20, 2011