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GOP gloats over Obamacare delay [“We told you so”.......]
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Posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

GOP gloats over Obamacare delay By: Jason Millman July 2, 2013 08:31 PM EDT

Obamacare opponents on Tuesday had a “We told you so” moment.

As the Obama administration announced a one-year delay in the employer mandate, leading Republican lawmakers and political strategists painted the decision as an admission of the law’s failures – and a blatant attempt to shield Democrats during the 2014 elections.

“Delaying the employer mandate is a clear admission by the Administration that the health care law is unaffordable, unworkable and unpopular,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said in a statement. “It’s also a cynical political ploy to delay the coming train wreck associated with Obamacare until after the 2014 elections.”

The administration defended the delay as an effort to provide flexibility to the business community, but it’s bringing negative attention to the law just as the White House and its health care allies launch a major campaign to sell Obamacare to the public. Enrollment in the exchanges starts in October.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who this week received a Democratic opponent in his 2014 reelection effort, used the delay to again call for “repeal and replace.”

“Obamacare costs too much and it isn’t working the way the administration promised,” McConnell said in a statement.

House Speaker John Boehner also called for repeal and replace, rehashing Democratic Sen. Max Baucus’s “train wreck” comment. Baucus – who helped write the law - earlier this year said he was worried that implementation would be a ‘train wreck” – a line that his GOP colleagues immediately picked up and amplified.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; delay; healthcare; obamacare; trainwreck; zerocare
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1 posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Then defund it. Shut govt down if you have to. Talk is worthless.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 5:53:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

And the people whose hours were cut, laid-off, or not hired in the first place? They get a delay too, right?


3 posted on 07/02/2013 5:53:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sub-Driver

Readers are already slamming the democrats over it here in Michigan.

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/obama_administration_delays_ma.html


4 posted on 07/02/2013 5:54:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The GOP could take both houses without breaking a sweat in 2014 if the House were to mount a serious effort over the next year to repeal/defund Obamacare.

You gotta wonder why they won't.

5 posted on 07/02/2013 5:54:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody needs to step up and put this massive, feral pig out of its misery. We can’t afford this “progressive” bull****.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 5:54:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well the GOP can gloat all they want to but they had the oppurtunity to repeal this crap!
The American people and samll business has suffered under this debacle. Gloating does not make this less sufferable!
They all can go to hell!


7 posted on 07/02/2013 5:55:13 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody needs to send a couple of cases of Huggies over to “Politico”. The ones with the 25 lb. load limit.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 5:57:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bump


9 posted on 07/02/2013 6:00:18 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Sub-Driver

Stop gloating dumb@sses! People won’t know about how bad Zerocare is unless the reality of it slams them in the face. Delaying the bad news until after the elections is the Commie’s only hope. Lose the House and it’s over.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 6:01:30 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“It is better to do this right than fast.” said spokesman Adam Jentleson.”

Both Reid's spokesman Jentleson and Mark Begich should have stated that to San Fran Nan before she made that asinine statement of hers.

11 posted on 07/02/2013 6:01:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Sub-Driver
Does the GOP think America is STUPID? like them?

The GOP CREATED RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.

The GOP CREATED IT, and then like Obama-the-Undocumented LIED about it. Enough.

YOU ARE THERE

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


12 posted on 07/02/2013 6:04:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sub-Driver
Jackie Chiles to Kramer: " It's lewd, lascivious, salacious..... outrageous!"
13 posted on 07/02/2013 6:04:44 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Mygirlsmom

Nail...Hammer...Head


14 posted on 07/02/2013 6:07:44 PM PDT by Tailback
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>> GOP gloats

Prolly the only thing it can do.

The idiots are screwing up the midterms.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 6:08:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Conserev1
Well the GOP can gloat all they want to but they had the oppurtunity to repeal this crap!

And then the no information voter would have been even more anti-GOP for doing so. There are still people that think everyone can keep their existing plan without change while others think they'll be getting it all for free. They still believe the "promises", and need to get smacked on the head with some reality.

The bill should never have been passed, but now that it has there may need to be some discomfort before enough people have their eyes opened.

16 posted on 07/02/2013 6:18:45 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Enough about the First Wookiee.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 6:19:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

FOTFLOL!


18 posted on 07/02/2013 6:23:06 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Sub-Driver
""We have and will continue to make changes as needed," Jarrett wrote in a White House blog post."

Isn't that illegal?

19 posted on 07/02/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 1rudeboy

“And the people whose hours were cut, laid-off, or not hired in the first place? They get a delay too, right?”

No, but they’ll get a chance to be heard in 2014. Hope they make better use of it than the downtrodden have in the last several elections.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 6:32:09 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Paladin2
"We have and will continue to make changes as needed," Jarrett wrote in a White House blog post."

Translation: "F*ck campaign promises. Suckers."

21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:36:17 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I agree! GOP can do a happy dance but 90% of the people are not even aware of the damage that Obamacare can do. They still think it is fab because they haven’t felt the affects.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 6:37:06 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: Paladin2

And here I thought nobamacare was the law of the land. Guess I was mistaken. Sorry.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 6:37:12 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: tacticalogic
Upon reflection, the bill was likely written with most details "or as determined by the (marxist) Secretary".

Congress is so voting "present" in their legislation of late. Lazy B@$tards.

24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: upchuck

See #24.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Ban the whole stinking mess and get rid of every a-hole who voted for it.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Norm Lenhart

Hear! Hear! I’ve told my Congressman and his staffers the same thing. They just look at me like I have two heads. They’ll tell me all about the repeal votes they’ve taken. My response to that is with Harry Reid in the Senate, a repeal vote is about as profitable as talking to a wall.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 6:43:22 PM PDT by Typelouder
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To: Paladin2
Congress is so voting "present" in their legislation of late. Lazy B@$tards.

I wish the House had enough spine to tell the Senate there's not going to be a vote on the immigration bill until everyone has read it.

Very carefully.

All 1200 pages of it.

28 posted on 07/02/2013 6:53:24 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic
Strip out the pork and earmarks and unrelated issues included. Strip out all of the "let the Secretary determine". Strip out the amnesty.

Send the null set back to Hairy.

29 posted on 07/02/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Gloating is much worse than the gross stupidity and incompetence that brought about this cluster.... /S


30 posted on 07/02/2013 7:02:08 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Sub-Driver
Every Republican needs to make this line his/her mantra.

"Obama has let big business off scott free for an extra year while the little guy still has to pay."

31 posted on 07/02/2013 7:02:40 PM PDT by randita
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To: skeeter

“You gotta wonder why they won’t. “

Because most Republicans are statists only mildly different than the Democrats.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Conserev1
Well the GOP can gloat all they want to but they had the oppurtunity to repeal this crap!

At what point did the GOP have a veto proof majority in the House and Senate?

33 posted on 07/02/2013 7:05:14 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Paladin2
Strip out the pork and earmarks and unrelated issues included. Strip out all of the "let the Secretary determine". Strip out the amnesty. Send the null set back to Hairy.

Wasn't Obamacare a bill the started out as something else, that got field-dressed and used as a sabot after the House passed it?

34 posted on 07/02/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Baucus was scared to vote for it in committee—so former RINO Senator OLYMPIA SNOWE voted with the RATS to send it to the floor.

WE HAVE OLYMPIA SNOWE TO THANK FOR THIS COMMUNIST NIGHTMARE.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 7:11:50 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Conserev1

“Well the GOP can gloat all they want to but they had the opportunity to repeal this crap!”

Umm it has been repealed numerous times in the House, apparently you were asleep when that happened?


36 posted on 07/02/2013 7:12:37 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Diogenesis

Disgusting. Almost as bad as Michelle’s unshaven armpits.


37 posted on 07/02/2013 7:13:23 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Sub-Driver

If I were a liberal Democrat in 2013, I’d be $h!tt!ng on everyone too.

This is a political ploy to win over the low information voters - and it will work.


38 posted on 07/02/2013 7:28:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: randita
They need to explain that Obama has NOT extended the individual mandate - only the BUSINESSES have been given a reprieve! Every damn Republican should be standing in front of every news camera tomorrow morning screaming this very line!

"Obama has let big business off scott free for an extra year while the little guy still has to pay."
39 posted on 07/02/2013 7:43:00 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Just sent that out to my email list.....thx


41 posted on 07/02/2013 7:46:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Conserev1

How did the GOP have a opportunity to repeal Obamacare? When was this?


42 posted on 07/02/2013 7:47:16 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: happyhomemaker

I haven’t seen any poll that supports Obamecare. Could you provide a link? All the polls I’ve seen show it has less then 50% support


43 posted on 07/02/2013 7:49:40 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who this week received a Democratic opponent in his 2014 reelection effort, used the delay to again call for “repeal and replace.”

“Obamacare costs too much and it isn’t working the way the administration promised,” McConnell said in a statement.

Well, let's see, Mitch. How about just REPEAL? And would you love DeathCare if it cost less or worked the way Baraq said it would?

Mitch McConnell is as useless as an ashtray on a motorcycle.

44 posted on 07/02/2013 7:54:06 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud of it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


45 posted on 07/02/2013 7:57:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ExTxMarine

Love your tagline. :)


46 posted on 07/02/2013 8:19:58 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m confused. Since obamacare is now law, how can he legally change it without a new law?


47 posted on 07/02/2013 8:29:26 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Conserev1
The American people and samll business has suffered under this debacle. Gloating does not make this less sufferable! They all can go to hell!

No kidding, huh?

48 posted on 07/02/2013 8:38:16 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Sub-Driver

My dad has a pacemaker. He recently had it replaced, however the doctor apologized for the delay in putting it in when he wanted to. The feds have regulated that that device cannot be replaced until it is essentially on its last wire.


49 posted on 07/02/2013 9:02:51 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: skeeter

The GOP could take both houses without breaking a sweat in 2014..”

If the House passes an amnesty bill they will lose both chambers.


50 posted on 07/02/2013 9:06:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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