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Boehner: Obamacare is 'Law of the Land'
newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, 08 Nov 2012 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 11/09/2012 2:34:21 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2

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 best possible chances of defeating Obamacare once and for all.

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1 posted on 11/09/2012 2:34:23 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Bone-head has to go !

2 posted on 11/09/2012 2:38:02 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The president was re-elected but his was not supported. He has no mandate. The majority still opposes Obamacare.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 2:41:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The ‘clarification’ at least makes me feel he is getting a lot of flack. Not that it will matter. This guy has no balls.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 2:41:16 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: a fool in paradise

Bohner is only stating what should be obvious to any and all. The President was re-elected and there is no conceivable way to get a bill through the Senate to repeal.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 2:43:54 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: DugwayDuke

I say the WE THE PEOPLE RULE THIS LAND. Kick their butts till they cry uncle. I am sick of this dictator Kenyan and the wet noodle RINOS!!!!!


6 posted on 11/09/2012 2:45:50 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: DugwayDuke

Yep. The only thing now is to let it go into effect and watch people feel the pain.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 2:47:01 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Can’t Congress just refuse to fund it? They hold the purse strings.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 2:49:02 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: DugwayDuke

House passes a Fiscal Bill remedy that repeals ObamaCare and recesses congress for the year. Obama chooses - avoid fiscal cliff and lose Obamacare or go over fiscal cliff and keep Obamacare.

Win win for GOP. Got this Boehner?


9 posted on 11/09/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Repeat - News Flash - NO money is there for Obamacare!


10 posted on 11/09/2012 2:51:02 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: fwdude

They could, but from the events thus far, most of our Senate, and the Democrats in the House don’t really care about running our national debt worse. They hope to add 350 billion by increasing taxes on the upper class. However, that fails to address even so much as the interest on the National Debt which, at 2% interest rate, is over $400 billion next year. Our politicians pretty much are screwing us with debt and increased taxes and unemployment, and half the population refuses to believe it.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 2:51:46 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: RushingWater

Well, remember that this is Boehner, the worst flip-flopper the GOP has actually gotten to win National Office.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Missouri gal

We need a tax revolt. Next april should be interesting.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 2:53:37 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Iam1ru1-2
I know he's getting a lot of flak, but he's right.

The SCOTUS said it's legal, just like they said slavery was legal. This last election was the last opportunity to get rid of it. We lost.

I'm sure they will try to "fix" it, but any change will get killed in the Senate or vetoed by obama.

If you don't want the govt making medical decisions for you, or denying care, I suggest you begin looking into medical tourism. If you don't have the money I'm sorry, but in about 10 years you won't have any choice but to do as you are told.

14 posted on 11/09/2012 2:55:06 PM PST by wmfights
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To: Morpheus2009
Our politicians pretty much are screwing us with debt and increased taxes and unemployment, and half the population refuses to believe it.

They can't see it - out of sight, out of mind, like a stupid kid with a credit card before he gets his first statement.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 3:03:28 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

AUGUST, 2012

Romney moves to embrace ‘Romneycare’.

Twice today, Mitt Romney’s campaign has cited the health-care law he signed as Massachusetts governor — seeking credit for something it took pains to explain away during the Republican primary race.
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Obama’s health-care law remains perhaps the biggest arrow in the GOP’s 2012 election quiver, because it so motivates the GOP base against the president.
Romney has been criticized for enacting a very similar law in Massachusetts. He was largely able to finesse the issue in the primary season and gather conservatives to his side for the general election. But there remain some concerns that his own health-care law may make it harder for him to prosecute the case against Obama’s law.
Top conservatives, including radio host Rush Limbaugh, were quick to criticize the move.
“Andrea Saul’s appearance on Fox was a potential gold mine for Obama supporters,” Limbaugh said. “They can say, ‘Romneycare was the basis for our health care.’”
RedState.com editor Erick Erickson agreed: “OMG. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election. Wow,” he tweeted . He added on his blog that this might be the moment of Romney’s “Read My Lips” betrayal of his right-wing supporters.
Conservative commentator Philip Klein added: “Not sure if the Romney camp realizes what a huge opening they’ve just created for Ds on Obamacare.”
Added a Republican strategist, granted anonymity to speak candidly: “I don’t get it, but I have never understood their position on the Massachusetts Plan. Doesn’t seem helpful to me.”
Saul’s comment, in particular, seems to try to take credit for the individual mandate portion of Romney’s health care bill, which to conservatives is the most objectionable portion of Obama’s bill.
Still, some say Romney may be wise to address the issue and suggest conservatives will turn out no matter what.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 3:04:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Obamacare is 'Law of the Land'

Slavery was the law of the land until 1865. Being the law of the land does not mean we have to accept evil. [Note: the parallel is entirely appropriate, as those compelled to use their own resources to support mortal sin can attest.]

17 posted on 11/09/2012 3:05:59 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: RushingWater

‘House passes a Fiscal Bill remedy that repeals ObamaCare and recesses congress for the year. Obama chooses - avoid fiscal cliff and lose Obamacare or go over fiscal cliff and keep Obamacare.”

Obama and the Democrats in the Senate would choose the fiscal cliff knowing the media coverage would doom any chances the republican would have.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 3:16:27 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: a fool in paradise
The president was re-elected but his was not supported. He has no mandate. The majority still opposes Obamacare.

That's what is is confusing about this election.

obama's approval rating is only 49%, his disapproval 45%. The majority of this population thinks we're heading in the wrong direction....yet he still get re elected.

Smells really fishy to me.

19 posted on 11/09/2012 3:17:28 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

No Boehner, it’s the fraud of the land. If we know it’s fraud; you do too.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 3:21:15 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Missouri gal

“I say the WE THE PEOPLE RULE THIS LAND. Kick their butts till they cry uncle. I am sick of this dictator Kenyan and the wet noodle RINOS!!!!!”

Actually we don’t rule this land. There’s a bunch of guys on Wall Street and various places in Europe that tell our elected officials what they’re going to do and when they’re going to do it. The two party system is perfect for the oligarchs as it keeps the Smurfs quiet and makes them think they actually have a choice. The only system better for them is a dictatorship.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 3:21:33 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: fwdude

sure they can. Do you think anyone in the house has the balls to do it and the support to back them up?


22 posted on 11/09/2012 3:23:21 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

“When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.” —Thomas Jefferson


23 posted on 11/09/2012 3:50:02 PM PST by Lexington Green (Burn down the house.)
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To: RushingWater
"Win win for GOP. Got this Boehner?"

boehner-cry-armstrong

Say what? Can't hear you over the sound of dersive laughter and Boehner's sniveling.
24 posted on 11/09/2012 3:50:48 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

That quote is missing the last part which was “but it must be stopped to
Save small businesses “
What the hell happened to Newsmax ?
It’s now more like Leftiesmax !
It was pushing Zogby crap !


25 posted on 11/09/2012 3:53:45 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Thanks to the majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to fund it.

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/2012/09/house-votes-to-fund-obamacare/

Only 91 Members of the House of Representatives stood with the majority of Americans who are against the President’s health care law.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 3:54:37 PM PST by Principle Over Politics (Is this a free country or what?)
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To: DugwayDuke

Gee, “law of the land”? Can’t be stopped?

Too bad the Congress lacks the power to do spending bills.

If Congress had power over the spending bills, it could simply refuse to fund Obaba’s Cr*pCare.

It would take some guts though.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: Principle Over Politics

Who is john galt?


28 posted on 11/09/2012 4:13:28 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I am john galt.

I only wish I could also be a living Andrew Breitbart.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 4:53:07 PM PST by Principle Over Politics (Is this a free country or what?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

that’s true but laws can be changed

you (boehner) are a d**k and will be on saturday and every day hence forth.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 5:15:04 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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