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Why We Won’t “Just Give Up Already” On ObamaCare
Principles & Policy ^

Posted on 07/11/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT by Sark

These days, the left is just about begging conservatives to surrender on repealing ObamaCare. Immediately after the Supreme Court’s controversial 5-4 ruling upholding its constitutionality, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel insisted that, “…Republicans need to drop their partisan obstruction and move on.” President Obama agreed, stating firmly, “…the law I passed is here to stay. …We are moving forward.”

A couple of recent polls show that a sizable fraction of the electorate sympathizes with the idea, including some independents. This has been a long fight, so that’s understandable. Let’s retrace where we’ve been. The bitter public debate over the bill was ugly and confusing, as major proposals such as the “public option” were included and thrown out seemingly at random. Significant promises were made and broken, and President Obama ultimately flip-flopped on the individual mandate, lending it his support.

Throughout the fight, conservatives screamed that the individual mandate constituted a gigantic tax, one that would impact every American who didn’t want to be forced to purchase health insurance. Democrats laughed off this argument, claiming that nobody could reasonably refer to the mandate as a tax (the joke’s on all of us, huh?). Prominent politicians predicted the bill wouldn’t pass, others insisted that it must include certain provisions or they wouldn’t vote for it, and still more promised behind the scenes to vote for it in exchange for big earmarks to pet projects in their state or district...

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; fullrepeal; healthcarereform; obamacare

1 posted on 07/11/2012 2:02:55 PM PDT by Sark
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2 posted on 07/11/2012 2:16:13 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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They want us to give up because they know we can win. These people never gave up trying 100 years to pass universal health care — they are in no position to tell anyone to give up. Damn them!


3 posted on 07/11/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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Good attitude to have.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by Sark
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Any law is subject to repeal. Remember PROHIBITION? And it was a Constitutional Amendment!


5 posted on 07/11/2012 2:41:39 PM PDT by caprock
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“This nation wouldn’t survive four more years under Obama!” How many prominent people have said or shouted this? *Many* And how many have dismissed shouts as hyperbole? *Too many* I don’t. So what? “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” And resistance doesn’t mean sending petitions to Washington or standing, brave, unarmed, and incredibly foolish, against a tyrant.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 2:58:54 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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