Skip to comments.Dems abandon Obama, House takes first step toward repeal (THIRTY-NINE DEMS SIDE WITH GOP)
Posted on 11/15/2013 2:14:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In a stinging rebuke to President Obama, the House voted to fix Obamacare, allowing insurers to keep offering the plans canceled by Obamacare indefinitely to not only existing customers, but also future ones. The vote was 261 to 157, with 39 Democrats joining with the Republicans.
After the vote, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) put out a statement declaring, The president broke his word, had a chance to fix the problem, and only did more damage to his credibility. Today, the House made a big, bipartisan statement about the need to make things right. The House majority leaders spokesman Rory Cooper told Right Turn, More and more Democrats are finding that the law they helped enact is actually causing real world harm. As more problems with Obamacare hurt the American people, I expect even more Democrats will join Republicans in opposing it.
Meanwhile, a leadership aide not authorized to speak on the record wisecracked, We commend House Democrats for undermining their own law.(continued)
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But but... Cruz shutdown the govt....
Well, we all know that Obama and Reid shutdown 17% of the govt.
The Dems should have accepted the House offer to delay Obamacare.
Thirty-nine Dems. Sounds like a John Buchan novel!
Anybody got the names of these democrats?
But NBC said that it was only a “mild” rebuke...
Too late, DIM dimwits. YOU created this. YOU DIMs are responsible for it no matter how many times you do your BS voting. You are all anti-Freedom losers and anti-American criminals.
Hot Air ^ | 4:41 pm on November 15, 2013 | by Allahpundit
I think the Senate will have to move toward Landrieu's position...or something similar.
Next up...with Obama veto? I don't think he has the guts. This is why he's feverishly meeting with insurance execs to "brainstorm" right now though. He doesn't want a legislative "fix" to make it to his desk.
Yeah, and they assured us he was brilliant, hard-working, studious, affable and loved America.
What’s going to happen when the Employer Mandate deferral runs out?
I imagine the whole thing will have vanished before then.
He doesn’t want a legislative “fix” to make it to his desk.
Exactly. This is a lose-lose situation for him.
Cruz spent 20-some hours trying to persuade Dems that the system was about to break, bad, and they blew him off. A few weeks later, they’re scrambling to contain the rubble.
This mess cannot be fixed. You can make a pig into sausage, but you can't make a pig from sausage.
That’s exactly what a lot of Democrats are wondering. How bad will it get? They are in pouring rain now but there’s a tornado coming.
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