GOP Priority: Repeal ObamaCare
Polly Davis Doig
With the GOP set to take control of
the House on Wednesday, the party honchos were all over
the Sunday shows promising that priority No. 1 is going to be repealing
health reform, reports Politico.
“The more the people learn about ObamaCare, the less they like it,”
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Batshit)
told CBS' Face the Whore. “So we will put forth a clean repeal bill of
Fred Upton, the incoming chair of a
committee that oversees health policy, vowed to put a repeal
up for a vote before President Obama's State of the Union speech.
"We have 242 Republicans," said Upton, predicting that enough Dems
would join to override a veto.
A significant vote to repeal, he said, would pressure the
Democrat-controlled Senate to vote likewise.
Failing that, he said, "we're going to go after this bill piece by
Any attempt to do so is
"irresponsible," countered Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman,
urging the GOP to focus on jobs and the economy instead of "wasting
time and money
and adding to the deficit by repealing health care reform."
What are the snarling
Even if they manage to pass a bill in
the House, they can't get it thru the Senate.
And even if they somehow pull off a miracle and slip it by the Senate,
Obama's not going to sign anything that'll kill his own health care
Matter of fact, the ONLY way the Rethugs could kill Obamacare is if
Harry Reid and Obama both decide to totally cave in and surrender.
Oh shit, we could be in trouble.
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