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Boehner concedes ACA
repeal ‘isn’t the answer’

MSNBC, by Steve Benen

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/26/2014 8:00:48 PM

Three weeks ago, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) responded with a simple message to the news that Affordable Care Act enrollment had exceeded expectations: “House Republicans will continue to work to repeal this law.” Three weeks later, it appears even Boehner doesn’t believe Boehner’s bluster. Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act make it impossible to just repeal the health care law unless Congress has a replacement ready as well. Speaking at a Rotary Club meeting in his Ohio district … Boehner said simply repealing the Affordable Care Act “isn’t the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thewarden, 4/26/2014 8:05:39 PM     (No. 9826088)

John Boehner, the Sybil of the GOP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 4/26/2014 8:06:39 PM     (No. 9826090)

Every time Boehner opens his stupid pie-hole I weep uncontrollably and I can´t stop.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Perfectsense, 4/26/2014 8:07:23 PM     (No. 9826092)

Obama bows to the Saudi King.
Boehner bows to Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/26/2014 8:18:25 PM     (No. 9826100)

Boehner leads to repeal Obamacare how many times and now this??? He also just recently led the vote to increase funding for Obamacare.

Hey House members - you better get rid of this guy el Quicko. He has been bought off.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/26/2014 8:20:59 PM     (No. 9826103)

Remember the saying? "The Stupid, it burns!!"

John destroys hope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 4/26/2014 8:25:26 PM     (No. 9826110)

Wrong, doofus. It is the ONLY answer.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: aasilver, 4/26/2014 8:25:37 PM     (No. 9826111)

John (Benedict Arnold) Boehner MUST resign immediately.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lana720, 4/26/2014 8:31:01 PM     (No. 9826116)

Can a huge piece of duct tape be attached to Boehner´s mouth?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 4/26/2014 8:31:11 PM     (No. 9826118)

I’d like to be wrong but it seems to me that John Boehner has been promised something to make him the turncoat he is. If the Republicans don’t get rid of all the middle of the road pacifists they will be destroyed and the Constitution will be shredded along with the Bill of Rights. How do you do that to your children and grand children.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/26/2014 8:40:23 PM     (No. 9826124)

Watch the conservatives stay home in droves. Like it or not.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/26/2014 8:46:53 PM     (No. 9826131)

Time to call and write your representatives and demand they hold a vote of no-confidence. Nothing is going to keep me at home when there is an absolute need to vote these people out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 4/26/2014 8:46:58 PM     (No. 9826132)

If Boehner and the Rino GOP continue down this line, Republicans will have no chance to retain the house let alone the Senate.

That drunk Boehner had better consider well the path he, Rove, and the Bushes are taking.

So, now their is no difference between the Democraps and the RINO GOP. Might as well vote Democraps...hear that John?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/26/2014 9:06:09 PM     (No. 9826146)

Tell me again why it is important to vote for Quisling Republicans.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hamrman, 4/26/2014 9:20:01 PM     (No. 9826155)

John Boehner (D-Ohio) needs to be tested for something, he is wrong on both counts, we the people don´t want either the UACA or amnesty!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 4/26/2014 9:25:25 PM     (No. 9826158)

part of me wants to warn that the source here is MS-LSD. Not the most honest, trustworthy, reliable source of anything.
Sadly, the record of Mr. Boehner and the "wiser heads" of the RNC et al are no better. No more honest, no more trustworthy, no more reliable. And no more committed to principles.
And in separate reports, we hear that immigration "reform" is now being described as "nearly a done deal". Per the Republicrats.
The Republican Party is dead to me. And I am not alone.
Sadly, I believe that the nation, the old Republic we thought held our citizenship and deserved our loyalty, that nation is dead or dying fast, and doomed. With the active connivance of the Republican Party and most of the leaders thereof. What will replace that country I can not say, but it won´t be nice and you won´t like it. And your opinion will count for nothing, just as, as we see, your opinion counts for nothing now.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: reilly, 4/26/2014 9:29:14 PM     (No. 9826162)


Kill it Mr. Speaker, or it will kill us.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: snapper451, 4/26/2014 9:31:21 PM     (No. 9826164)

So Mr. Speaker, you are telling us that a law passed only by Democrats can not be repealed or replaced. You also think that the Democrat voter registration drive,called amnesty, can not be stopped and must be embraced? You have a future as a bagger at Publix.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Manbearpig, 4/26/2014 9:43:06 PM     (No. 9826172)

I want this drunken buffoon G-O-N-E!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 4/26/2014 9:43:08 PM     (No. 9826173)

After I fainted having read Drudge´s headline about obamacare & immigration, I regained consciousness and realized, well, if it is only Benedict Boehner saying it, not a surprise.
We still need to attack and burn up the phones.
Rand Paul is also spouting off today about the GOP adapting and evolving.
Uh, no.
We stay conservative or revolt and form our own America.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Namma, 4/26/2014 9:45:15 PM     (No. 9826177)

Then defund it

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Reply 21 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 4/26/2014 9:54:56 PM     (No. 9826190)

Hey Boehner, Frank Underwood!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sanchin, 4/26/2014 10:12:06 PM     (No. 9826197)

The GOP Leadership has been for Obamacare since the beginning and is still for it. The outrage is feigned to placate the base. If they had been truly serious about repeal and stopping it they could have encouraged civil disobedience and have disrupted the Congress to force a showdown.The same about the IRS, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and all the other lies and unconstitutional acts that have been committed. But sadly no and so many still believe the GOP is the best hope for saving the US.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MEMcL, 4/26/2014 10:21:09 PM     (No. 9826206)

We had better pound our representatives with our outrage over their traitorous behavior. It is absolutely do or die.

Boehner has to have been blackmailed or promised the moon to take such strong, unpopular positions.

What a pathetic group of elected officials we have. Throw every one of them out, and maybe we´d have a chance.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/26/2014 10:38:03 PM     (No. 9826217)

We keep saying, this person or that person must have been blackmailed. I am beginning to believe that those people were never one of us. They do not see or understand our objections and are in it for what their positions of power can offer them. Quite simply they are self-serving politicians and do not remotely resemble the citizen legislators that the founders envisioned.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 4/26/2014 11:28:10 PM     (No. 9826235)

Everything Boehner said is the truth.
" ....Boehner said Thursday that changes brought
about by the Affordable Care Act
make it impossible
to just repeal the health care law unless Congress
has a replacement ready as well."
It´s taken four years to get here.
The insurance companies, medical groups,
hospitals etc have been turned upside down the last couple of years in order to comply with Obamacare.
Repealing the ACA does not presto chango make everything suddenly revert back to 2013.
And even if Congress has another plan ready to go-it will take years to implement.
… Boehner said simply repealing the Affordable Care Act “isn’t the answer”
and it would take time to transition to a new system."
He´s correct.
The old system has been killed.
It´s gone.
It´s taken years to get here and any politician or talk show host
who implies that if Obamacare is repealed on Friday
and by Monday morning everything will
return to 2013 levels is either a liar or
completely unfamiliar with the enormous complexities of the healthcare system
" You can’t recreate an insurance market overnight.”
Bingo.
Obamacare will have to be repealed and replaced in stages in order to not to crash the health care system.
It´s going to take years.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/27/2014 12:00:52 AM     (No. 9826249)

Boehner was NEVER going to work to get Obamacare repealed - ever. The party establishment is focused on reelection where their strategy is to win based on Obama´s horrid record, not a conservative specific governing plan of our own. It did not work for Romney and it may not work this midterm election cycle. I am busy writing and calling our representatives. We need to be extremely firm and unified that ANYONE that supports Boehner as Speaker next time we will fight to remove. No time for games. We´ve a country to save.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 4/27/2014 12:12:12 AM     (No. 9826254)

I see. So how is it that Barack Obama improvises wholesale changes to Obamacare on a day-to-day basis under his "executive authority"? If Obama can negate his own law by presidential order, why can´t John Boehner promise to do the same thing constitutionally through congressional legislation?

Answer: Because he doesn´t want to. Boehner hasn´t got the brains, guts, or character for that kind of work. And carrying John Boehner´s water on this site is going to get increasingly difficult as he blows more calls. Good luck with that.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: steveW, 4/27/2014 3:09:29 AM     (No. 9826279)

Expecting the GOP to repeal The Unaffordable Careless Act is like expecting them to repeal Social Security and Medicare, its ideological twins. The GOP will not act on principle because it´s #1 principle - "helping people" (oddly, nowhere to be found in the Constitution) - is now identical with the Democrats. Ever since Dear Leader Barack Hussein took office, the GOP has done nothing but shudder in fear of not "caring" as much as he does.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: alaskaal, 4/27/2014 3:22:22 AM     (No. 9826281)

This buffoon makes me sick! This is the GOP that I refuse to support any longer.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dman, 4/27/2014 4:14:55 AM     (No. 9826288)

Dittos, #29. That is the insanity: supporting a political party that chooses this tearing jerk as its leader.

I disagree with #10, however. Staying home isn´t the answer. Get to the polls and vote for another party, so that your frustration can be registered. There are many options other than voting for the evil Dems. As you know, I advocate a new party consolidating the efforts of the myriad fractional conservative parties. Whatever. Your vote won´t count if it hasn´t been cast. Don´t let the elites speculate as to what you really think. Express it yourself at the polls.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bugboy, 4/27/2014 10:16:54 AM     (No. 9826579)

Somebody check and make sure he´s not really a democrat.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: johnwayne, 4/27/2014 11:58:01 AM     (No. 9826696)

Part of the answer would be Boehner´s removal!


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Reply 33 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 4/27/2014 1:08:03 PM     (No. 9826773)

#25, you make very good points but they get lost in the sauce because the fundamental distrust of Boehner among conservatives runs so very deep. And the Speaker has, over time, done his part to earn some of that skepticism.


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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
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The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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