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The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal 'Obamacare'
National Journal ^ | 3/28/13 | Chris Frates

Posted on 03/28/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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...when it comes to legislative strategy, McConnell plays long ball. Beginning in 2009, the Republican leader led the push to unify his colleagues against Democrats’ health care plans, an effort that almost derailed Obamacare. In 2010, Republicans, helped in part by public opposition to the law, won back the House and picked up seats in the Senate. Last year, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s embrace of the individual mandate while Massachusetts governor largely neutralized what had been a potent political issue.

But, in the next two years, Republicans are looking to bring the issue back in a big way. And they’ll start by trying to brand the law as one that costs too much and is not working as promised.

Democrats will be tempted to continue to write off the incoming fire as the empty rhetoric of a party fighting old battles. But that would be a mistake. During the health care debate, the GOP’s coordinated attacks helped turn public opinion against reform. And in the past two years, no more than 45 percent of the public has viewed Obamacare favorably, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s tracking polls. Perhaps even more dangerous for Democrats, now-debunked myths spread by Republicans and conservative media remain lodged in the public consciousness. For instance, 40 percent of the public still believes the law includes “death panels.”

1 posted on 03/28/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

In the next two year????
Why not NOW!!

answer: THE GOP SUPPORTS OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
or they would have passed a bill to kill it yesterday.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Several states including California which is mine has insurance carriers saying they are going to raise the hell out of rates due to Obamacare.
Those that are expected to pay nothing will of course love Obamacare and vote Obama and democrats. Those takers and the government union thieves make up that 47%, the rest are going to get pissed as more of the law is enacted IMO.
3 posted on 03/28/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shhhhhhhbh it’s a secret!!!


4 posted on 03/28/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Um...the death panels are not a myth. They aren’t called death panels formally, but that is just what they are.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 6:16:32 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Diogenesis

sigh.

They cannot repeal it now. Can. Not.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 6:16:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why does it have to be a secret?

My secret is that I despise Democrats and Republicans alike. Same critter, different restroom or coat closet.

7 posted on 03/28/2013 6:16:46 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: fatnotlazy

I agree.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 6:17:18 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

bump


9 posted on 03/28/2013 6:18:07 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Diogenesis

No, the answer is it will take the bad law in some people’s faces draining their wallets before they wake their lazy butts up and vote something other than Democrat.

It is hard to fight a party that buys votes for power using the Treasury.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Oh, Bullsh!t !
The GOP will lie to us in a heartbeat!
But what do we do when our side is full of TRAITORS?
I submit the following for proof.

Check out this link, "Senate Republicans Willfully and Knowingly Lie to Their Constituents (vote to fund Obamacare)".
11 posted on 03/28/2013 6:22:38 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m not a big fan of McConnell...but his strategy here seems pretty good given the realities of the Senate.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 6:22:44 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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The GOP should
SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN !

We have the power to DO IT !
13 posted on 03/28/2013 6:28:10 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Diogenesis
Why not NOW!!

How, exactly, would you propose they do that?

The House would vote to repeal it. Then what?

14 posted on 03/28/2013 6:29:31 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why not?

Why NOT try?

Answer: MITT ROMNEY and GOP began ObamaCARE/DeathCARE
and they WILL NEVER GET RID OF IT.

FUGOP


15 posted on 03/28/2013 6:29:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The real deal:


YOU ARE THERE

THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY MYTH ROMNEY,
THE “SWIMMER” AND THEIR TRAINED (INCARCERTED, TESTIFYING) FELON.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: elkfersupper

It has to be secret because they are using stealth technology. You will never see it coming.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 6:31:32 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How about before we get rid of Obamacare, we bring back US jobs?

Huh?

What is the GOP going to do?

Either back US jobs. Or don’t. But if you don’t back US jobs, then get out of the way as for who pays for healthcare, because it’s not going to work as an employer paid benefit if you do not have a JOB.

Stop getting rid of US jobs. Then we’ll talk.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 6:34:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Diogenesis
The House passed a bill to repeal ObamaKKKare. The Senate is ruled by Democrats ~ no legislation gets sent to the floor without the approval of Harry Reid.

I presume everybody knows how the Constitution works in regard to passage of legislation.

19 posted on 03/28/2013 6:45:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fatnotlazy

They set the standards of care ~ and are very real. If the standard of care for 70 year olds is a pain pill, that’s what you get.


20 posted on 03/28/2013 6:47:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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