A fight over Obamacare? That’s so last week. With the government shutdown firmly in its second week, and the debt limit projected to be reached next Thursday, top House and Senate Republicans are publicly moving away from gutting the health care law — a practical move that could help resolve the stalemate and appear more reasonable in the eyes of frustrated voters. In a private meeting among Senate Republicans, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed openness to a plan by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that includes a repeal of Obamacare’s medical device tax but nothing else related to the health care
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The Advocate, 10/10/2013 8:38:11 AM (No. 9558992)
Obamacare is the Trojan Horse of the Dems to destroy America from within. The republicans cannot cave and IF their are any Patriotic Dems-time for them to come forward or be branded with the same traitorous bush as Obama and his cabal.
More and more we see what Pubbies are all about. Obamacare is a complete and utter failure as evidenced by its SNAFU´s. Pubbies have a golden opportunity to rid this country of this cancer and its future metastasis, but they won´t seize the moment. Americans would back de-funding with what has been revealed. But, Noooooo . . . .
An article posted yesterday, written by an IT guy, made the allegation that the government sign up site was not operational but only collecting data as people tried to sign up. The GOP needs to demand info re the sign up before even considering funding this mess. At the very least a one year delay of the individual mandate (to give citizens the same as has already been granted to business), is reasonable until they can prove this works.
Those who are pining for a third party, put some action where your words are sitting. There are many parties out there to choose from or, you can start your own. I´m not sure where any of that would productively take you, but if it satisfies, then do it. I will stay, however, and do what I can to improve what we have.
It´s the Politico and the GOP will do what? If the GOP cave when they are winning and when 2016 rolls around choose a dunderhead like Chris Christie or Jeb Bush republicans are finished. I´m not even going to vote. Hillary will not be the next president it will be Elizabeth Warren a real communist in the Obama mold. We will have gone communist so this is our last chance to defeat the leftist communist so the republicans better not cave.
The problem is #6 that these newer Republicans look around at how many of the RINOs have had their Congressional seats for 20 plus years. They see that McCain, Boehner, Collins, Graham, Hatch, etc. have all sided with Democrats against conservatives over the years. They SEE that despite threats to the contrary, these RINOs are not voted out. Instead, they stay in D.C. growing their bank accounts and benefits. RINOs believe we will always vote the lesser of 2 evils and this is the problem. If we start kicking these long-timers out each election then we can get somewhere.
Thank you, #5 for that voice of reason. Yes, it is Politico, so it´s not to be trusted in the least. Evidence of this is how they still refer to it as a "healthcare law". Any person with more than 4 functioning brain cells knows full well that ObamaCare has little to nothing to do with health care.
Very well put, #10. I used to say there wasn´t a dimes worth of difference between Dims and Pubs. However, I have now changed my mind. There is a dimes worth of difference between them. Exactly a dime, in fact.
Looks like there are still a lot of doubters who enjoy bashing Republicans more than looking at what is actually going on in D.C. As IF "stupido-politico" can be trusted to report what the GOP is "backing away from". Personally I will wait to hear what Speaker Boehner says before attending the ritual of the circular firing squad. What a disgrace this agitator-in-chief, along with his minions in the "msm" and demonrat party are!
And while there are those who are willing to stay where they are at and try "improve what they have" I am more than happy to move on. My question is, will "improving what we have" include aiding the traitorous Republicans as they work behind the scenes to legalize millions of illegal aliens? #10 has it right, there is only one party and they are both taking us to the same place, just one is doing faster than the other.
Somebody took some old software originally written in COBOL and slapped a modern looking interface program on the front end. That´s the work of an afternoon ~ without beer ~ that´d taken two days with beer.
So, what happened to the rest of the $600 million supposedly spent on this?
While all of that is collapsing and nobody is signing up it´s really not likely at all that the Republican leadership is looking to cave in on their opposition to funding ObamaKKKare.
Now, regarding Politico ~ where´s the money guys? We know you got some of it. Look at the trash you´re trying to peddle as news. Nobody does that without some serious financial inducements.
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