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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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: SoFloFreeper

You have got to be kidding me.

That is similar to the treasonous concept that USG can pass a bill before they look at it.

The majority of Repubs are not on our side. There _are_ some great congressmen, though.


25 posted on 03/28/2013 7:00:36 PM PDT by veracious
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To: SoFloFreeper
Great news.

Are they going to employ this strategy before or after they organize their way out of a paper bag?

33 posted on 03/28/2013 7:31:20 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why does this evoke images of Animal House scenes?


34 posted on 03/28/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh yes, it’s very complex, we must pretend to support it to defeat it. /s


35 posted on 03/28/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bullshit!! there is no Republican plan to repeal obamacare, secret or not. That is what the Republican candidates said in 2009 and 2010, “Elect me and I will repeal obamacare” and I do believe that , for the most part, those saying that had the intention to do so. However, when they got to Congress, they were neutralized by the Republican leadership who had absolutely no intention or desire to repeal obamacare. In 2010 I bit on that line, but since I have learned. Learned what? The main difference between the Republican Party and Democrat Party is is the spelling.


41 posted on 03/28/2013 7:54:20 PM PDT by sport
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To: SoFloFreeper

I would like to see a bit of deception attached to an otherwise relatively benign piece of legislation that requires reconciliation - as the final compromise is drafted, a decent American in Congress, even an aide, could insert one sentence that repeals ObamaCare. No one reads these bills in detail, especially not when they come back from committee. Obama would sign it too, and then we are closer to restoring freedom than we have been since the socialist took power.

We can’t fight the massive sleaze and corruption of the far left effectively and still follow Marquess of Queensberry rules. The best part is that this would not require McCain, Boehner, Romney, or any other “leader” to do something difficult like stand up for the Constitution. All it would require is a single staffer willing to take advantage of the laziness of our corrupt ruling class.


60 posted on 03/29/2013 2:01:29 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: SoFloFreeper
For instance, 40 percent of the public still believes the law includes “death panels.”

That's a bizarre thing to say. Of course it includes death panels. Committees which will determine what medical procedures can be used, and who can qualify to receive those procedures. Our health is in the hands of unelected, cold-hearted, influence-peddling bureaucrats.

62 posted on 03/29/2013 2:41:32 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Weasel Zippers: Scouring the bowels of the internet

Medicare And Medicaid To Consider Paying For Sex-Change Surgery…

http://weaselzippers.us/


63 posted on 03/29/2013 7:50:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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