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Boehner: Obamacare Is 'Law of the Land' [Beginning Of The End of Founding Principles?]
Newsmax ^ | November 09, 2012 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 11/09/2012 10:13:16 AM PST by Steelfish

Boehner: Obamacare is 'Law of the Land' 08 Nov 2012 By Todd Beamon

House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that Obamacare was “the law of the land” – apparently conceding that GOP efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law have ended.

Boehner, the nation’s top elected Republican, hinted in an interview with ABC News that Congress would not undertake efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“The election changes that,” Boehner responded to a question about whether Congress would undertake repeal efforts next year. “It's pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land.

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“I think there are parts of the healthcare law that are going to be very difficult to implement,” he added. “And very expensive. And as the time when we're trying to find a way to create a path toward a balanced budget, everything has to be on the table.”

When asked whether GOP legislators would spend time working to repeal Obamacare, Boehner reiterated: “There certainly may be parts of it that we believe need to be changed. We may do that. No decisions at this point.”

But Kevin Smith, a Boehner spokesman, sought to clarify the speaker’s remarks later on Thursday.

"While Obamacare is the law of the land, it is costing us jobs and threatening our health care," Smith told NBC News. "Speaker Boehner and House Republicans remain committed to repealing the law, and he said in the interview it would be on the table."

The Supreme Court's controversial 5-4 ruling in June – in which Chief Justice John Roberts changed his position to side the with court’s liberal wing to uphold the law’s constitutionality – disarmed conservatives of one of their.. ....

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1 posted on 11/09/2012 10:13:19 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

2 posted on 11/09/2012 10:16:04 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Steelfish

And Obamacare yea shall have!

Good luck to all those millions of workers who will now become part-time employees. At least you will have some job for those who will be laid off.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 10:17:46 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Steelfish
Boehner was speaking from his anal pore.

The thing is ObamaKKKare won't work in any fashion without maintenance of extreme penalties for non-compliance.

Another thing it needs is a serious federal government subsidy.

Easy enough to propose repeal of all penalties for noncompliance AND simply not budget funds for personnel or facilities to implement and manage it.

The House has to be willing to let some of the beneficiaries suffer and die so we can pass legislation that will save all of us from the punishments the Democrats plan to inflict on us through ObamaKKKare.

4 posted on 11/09/2012 10:18:57 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

It’s simple. The House should NOT fund Obamacare. ALL funding starts in the House. Don’t pass it. So be it. Elections have consequences.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 10:19:26 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: Steelfish

The sad fact is that almost everyone in Washington, D.C. wanted this. Republicans as well as democrats.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 10:21:15 AM PST by Jean2
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To: Steelfish

Hey Bonehead!

It is still unpopular and you have these options, among others:

  1. Delay its implementation.
  2. Defund it.
  3. Defang it.

    Roll over and play dead is not a viable option. There is a reason the GOP still has a House majority for now. If you can't help, then get the hell out of the way and let somebody else lead.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 10:23:18 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Steelfish

Boehner is such a spineless eunuch.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 10:24:43 AM PST by iceskater (The clock is ticking....November's coming.)
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To: Steelfish

STOLEN ELECTIONS... NOT JUST THE PRESIDENCY....
Massive vote fraud on a large scale....


9 posted on 11/09/2012 10:25:42 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Steelfish

We had to pass that bill to read that bill. It is not the law of land.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 10:26:23 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: muawiyah

What do you think Boehner and the house republicans can do?
The GOP does not have a 2/3 majority that would be required to overcome the guaranteed veto of any repeal they might manage to pass. And even if they did, the GOP doesn’t even have a majority in the senate, let alone the 60 votes needed to overcome a democrat filibuster or the 2/3 needed to override the still equally GUARANTEED veto from obama. Any attempt to repeal obamacare is dead in the water before it even gets into the water.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 10:27:25 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
What do you think Boehner and the house republicans can do?

Exactly what is in their Constitutional power: defund it. They alone can originate budgets.

12 posted on 11/09/2012 10:32:12 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Steelfish

REPLACE THE SPEAKER!!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 10:37:03 AM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yup. Pretty much sums it up.

And Boehner is right, after all. This election really was the last chance to stop the national suicide that Obamacare is about to wreak. Well, that and two supreme court justices.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 10:38:11 AM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Better that Boehner step down than America to step down


15 posted on 11/09/2012 10:40:32 AM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: Steelfish

Was everybody asleep when the Screw Deal happened? We abandoned adherence to the Constitution at least 80 years ago.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 10:43:16 AM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Obadiah

Already part time by agreement with my employer.

Going GALT!


17 posted on 11/09/2012 10:45:11 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: iceskater
Boehner is such a spineless eunuch.

No he is not. He is exactly what this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" has enacted. He keeps his job by doing the work for the elites that own him. He comes from a safe district. He gets all the perks & poops on the constituents. The (R)s redistrict Allen West & sent him out to loose because he didn't comply with these elites & was becoming too strong.

18 posted on 11/09/2012 10:47:47 AM PST by Digger
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To: Steelfish
Beginning Of The End of Founding Principles?

Welcome to the party, pal.

The Beginning of the End was allowing Executive Branch agencies to write laws.

This isn't the beginning, this is the end.

19 posted on 11/09/2012 10:52:36 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Kenny; holdonnow
REPLACE THE SPEAKER!!

Why is there not a Paul Ryan for Speaker movement?

20 posted on 11/09/2012 10:55:43 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Steelfish

The GOP fold over the next few years is going to be epic. *sigh*


21 posted on 11/09/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; pookie18
BOEHNER OBCARE
22 posted on 11/09/2012 10:57:43 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Steelfish

Never forget everyone, this fiasco was to insure 33 million Americans.

How can libs justify telling the Gov. to keep their hands off their bodies for the last 40 years and now support a Government program that owns their ENTIRE bodies????!!!!!!!


23 posted on 11/09/2012 11:00:00 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Steelfish

Never forget everyone, this fiasco was to insure 33 million Americans.

How can libs justify telling the Gov. to keep their hands off their bodies for the last 40 years and now support a Government program that owns their ENTIRE bodies????!!!!!!!


24 posted on 11/09/2012 11:00:10 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Steelfish

Never forget everyone, this fiasco was to insure 33 million Americans.

How can libs justify telling the Gov. to keep their hands off their bodies for the last 40 years and now support a Government program that owns their ENTIRE bodies????!!!!!!!


25 posted on 11/09/2012 11:00:17 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: absalom01

Couldn’t agree with you more. I don’t think we can fully appreciate the devastation.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 11:06:29 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: nonsporting
It’s simple. The House should NOT fund Obamacare. ALL funding starts in the House. Don’t pass it. So be it. Elections have consequences.

No, its not so simple!

There is no budget anymore! Funding just continues without definition.

27 posted on 11/09/2012 11:12:30 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

We are consigned to a South American future brought to us by aliens invading our land both legally and illegally. And we did it with our eyes wide open by voting for politicians who catered to this interest. How true. “We have met the enemy and it is US”

It’s now axiomatic, no conservative can win without 40% of the Hispanic vote. Why? Because without FL, NV, CO, and OH you simply can’t win. CA, WA, OR is lost forever. As is NY, MA, and IL. Combine this with the Jewish vote (72% in FL) and its game over. The constitution has been permanently altered by a new voting demographic aided and abetted by liberal judges and the MSM.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 11:18:47 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

YET YOU AND YOURS ARE EXEMPT FROM IT RIGHT! ........ROT IN HELL BOHNER.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 11:33:16 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Steelfish

Beginning of the end? More like the end of the end. The beginning came long ago. Cf. Woodrow Wilson.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 11:51:05 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: VRWCmember

The House sets the budget. Defund it, and it’s still on the books with no way to enforce it. If there’s another election, address it then.


31 posted on 11/09/2012 11:51:51 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Steelfish

How do we go about getting rid of Boehner and replacing him with someone who has a backbone?


32 posted on 11/09/2012 12:10:30 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: RIghtwardHo

Well, we’re sure to get a front-row seat.


33 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:22 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Old Grumpy; All
How do we go about getting rid of Boehner and replacing him with someone who has a backbone?
I submit to you...Col. Allen West (FL. :)...
Ryan..Bachman..Gomert..any conservative other than Wash. D.C. Boner.

34 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:04 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Old Grumpy
How do we go about getting rid of Boehner and replacing him with someone who has a backbone?

Boehner can make all the deals he wants, it is the House Republican State Representatives that need to tell him to sit down and shut up - they ain't voting for his feakin' deals!

35 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:15 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Jim Noble

Is Paul totally against Obamacare?


36 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:03 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: iceskater

Is he going to have to get re-elected as Leader by his Caucus or can there be a new person elected.


37 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:40 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Steelfish
We were informed today that Missouri hospitals are in big trouble now, because Medicare payments are about to cease and our state has rejected Obamacare. It will be a huge financial loss for Missouri hospitals until we accept the defeat.

I think we should fight like wildcats and tell Obama, Boner and RINO companions to shove it.

38 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:03 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: VRWCmember
Due to the Supreme Court decision that made much of the ObamaKKKare law to be a TAX LAW, it only takes a simple majority in the Senate to overturn the law ~ pending Presidential veto.

We can easily get it through the Senate by intimidating several weak willed and alcoholic Democrats ~ there are some.

Obama knows that.

Harry Reid knows he has to be on the Hill every minute the Senate is in session lest someone try it.

One day he'll make a mistake, take off early or something, and then we strike.

39 posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Jim Noble

Pauls less than stirling Conservative credentials are tarnished.


40 posted on 11/09/2012 1:04:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne
All the original Democrat proposals sort of excused Congress members from the effects, but that was changed ~ so, no, they are not exempt.

What we really needed was a law that prohibited members of Congress from seeking medical care.

41 posted on 11/09/2012 1:09:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

“Know your enemy and know yourself, and in one hundred battles, you will never be beaten.”

What does the Democrat leadership care about health care professionals? They don’t. Any Doctor who voted for Obama has a fool looking back in the mirror.
The Democrat voters vote out of FEAR. That’s their motivation. They are afraid they’ll get sick and there won’t be any money left for them to live on. The Democrat grifter leadership uses that fear to get votes. Do the Democrat grifter leaders care if every Doctor in the US retires? Nope. They’ll have the money to go to Germany.

“If you don’t know yourself or your enemies, you will always be defeated.”


42 posted on 11/09/2012 1:18:49 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Steelfish

Congress and the Senate are EXEMPT from OBAMACARE!!! Time to march on DC!! If it’s “Good Enough” for us.......


43 posted on 11/09/2012 2:07:33 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Steelfish

And a BIG THANK YOU to Chief Justice Roberts for making up a taxing power that didn’t exist in Obamacare. Roberts single handedly saved Obamacare and now it is un-repealable (to coin a word).

We had one chance and ONLY one chance to repeal Obamacare, and that was before the parasites started to receiver free benefits. Like abortion and social security, it is too late to do anything with Obamacare now.

If you are over 70 years old, enjoy your death panels. At least now we don’t have to worry about Social Security going insolvent. If you are over 70 and need health care, they will just let you die and they save a decade or more of SS payments you would have collected by surviving your health ailment.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 3:05:20 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Jim Noble

Because it doesn’t serve our overlords and masters who are implementing one-world government. They need to destroy the USA to get us out of the way of implementing one-world government.

Do you really think we the US people have anybody on our side? Really?

The fix is in. We have been sold out long ago.


45 posted on 11/09/2012 3:08:56 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Hammerhead

No, the COVER STORY was that it was to insure 33 million people, mostly young people who don’t want to pay for insurance. Everybody knows that Obamacare won’t result in half these people being covered for health care.

The real reason for Obamacare was to hijack one-seventh of the US economy into hard socialist control, preparing us for the eventual gulags.


46 posted on 11/09/2012 3:11:12 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
There is no budget anymore! Funding just continues without definition.

No, the Congress must raise the debt limit. This must be initiated in the House.

47 posted on 11/09/2012 3:51:32 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: Steelfish

Stating the Obvious,it was the Law Of the land before the election.You cant repeal something the Democrats shoved down our throats when they still control the Damn Place.
The Republican A-holes Blew the Issue that animated the Tea Party and Real Americans when they stuck their Finger in Our eyes By Nominating a Candidate who Neutralized the issue! They then told us to get in Line what Choice do you have,then they wonder why they lost the election


48 posted on 11/10/2012 6:37:25 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Steelfish

Stating the Obvious,it was the Law Of the land before the election.You cant repeal something the Democrats shoved down our throats when they still control the Damn Place.
The Republican A-holes Blew the Issue that animated the Tea Party and Real Americans when they stuck their Finger in Our eyes By Nominating a Candidate who Neutralized the issue! They then told us to get in Line what Choice do you have,then they wonder why they lost the election


49 posted on 11/10/2012 6:37:42 AM PST by ballplayer
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