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Obamacare Repeal: Is There Life
After September 30?

American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 9/26/2017 6:03:21 AM

When John McCain announced that he wouldn’t support Graham-Cassidy, the Arizona senator’s latest betrayal of his constituents rendered it obvious that the most promising Obamacare repeal and replace bill produced by the GOP was in trouble. Then, after Texas Senator Ted Cruz added his name to the list of doubtful votes, it seemed a sure goner. (Snip) So Graham-Cassidy, barring divine intervention, is probably dead. As it happens, however, that does not necessarily mean repeal and replace is ready for Forest Lawn.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 9/26/2017 6:51:27 AM     (No. 11395779)

McCain, Collins, Murkowski, Cruz, Paul, etc., they all lied thinking Hillary would win and they could keep on voting to repeal with no chance of it actually being signed. That´s one reason there was a collective gasp from establishment republicans when Trump won. They were going to be held to their word.....and be revealed as liars.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/26/2017 6:58:29 AM     (No. 11395788)

They just handed the House to Democrats in 2018.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: daisymay, 9/26/2017 7:51:10 AM     (No. 11395831)

I would love to see Graham-Cassidy pull a fast one over on McCain. He just loves to be the one everyone is talking about, but how about they give those Holdouts what they WANT to get their vote. Why Not? It happens every day in Congress. Lets do it! Leave McCain in the dust! Get that Bill passed at any cost and then move on and tweak it more and more until it´s a good Bill.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dst4life, 9/26/2017 8:26:57 AM     (No. 11395881)

#2, I am afraid you are right. Then they will take us to "Medicare for all," which will destroy healthcare as we know it. And we will be stuck with it until its total collapse.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 9/26/2017 8:53:29 AM     (No. 11395917)

#2 and #4 will be correct if we do not get busy and primary the GOPe incumbent house candidates. Find and promote true conservative / libertarian candidates and support them. We only have to defeat a relatively few number of the GOPe to have great effect. Remember - they are cowards. Greedy, conniving and slimy cowards; but cowards none the less. Will it be difficult? Yes. Is success assured? No. But this is really the only viable solution available to us at this time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/26/2017 9:41:47 AM     (No. 11395992)

You can´t beat someone with no one. Where do I send my check for your congressional campaign, #5?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strikingviking, 9/26/2017 10:01:20 AM     (No. 11396016)

Of course the September 30 deadline is a hoax. But so is the claim that 60 votes are EVER needed to pass legislation. The last time they were in control, the Dims killed the filibuster (aka, the Nuclear Option) for votes on judicial nominees and other appointees. Once in power, the Pubbies killed it for Supreme court nominees. There is nothing, nothing stopping the Pubbies from killing it for legislation.

The filibuster is unconstitutional, in my opinion. The Constitution demands super-majority votes for ratifying treaties, for amending the Constitution, and for convictions in impeachment trials.

Arbitrarily imposing a super-majority requirement for passing legislation has made our Senate dysfunctional. With the "Loyal Opposition" currently replaced by "The Resistance", our country is made ungovernable as a consequence of this silly and noncounstituional rule.

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