Today is July 1st and it could be a cold day in July. In fact, we should check to see if snow is falling and there are blizzard conditions around the nation.
Why could it possibly be a cold day in July?
Because Mitch McConnell could quietly be turning into the conservative hero who will destroy the Obamacare tax.
From The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said the Supreme Court ruling upholding the president’s healthcare reforms cleared a path for the Senate to undo the law and that he would push for a repeal vote before the November elections.
“We will also be insisting that we have a vote on ‘ObamaCare’ again before the election,” McConnell said on “Fox News Sunday.”
The GOP leader said the Supreme Court’s decision to hold the individual mandate as constitutional under Congress’s taxing powers meant senators needed only 51 votes to repeal that particular provision.
“Reconciliation is available because the Supreme Court has now declared it a tax,” McConnell said.
“They have unearthed the massive deception that was practiced by the president and the Democrats, constantly denying that it was a tax,” he said. “As a tax it is eligible for reconciliation.”
But McConnell appeared to acknowledge that passing a repeal vote in the Democratically-controlled Senate would be a difficult proposition and said that were Republicans to retake the chamber in November he would make repeal a priority.
McConnell is saying the right things. He is not using the dodge of just “voting” on a repeal nor is he going Romney by saying he will “act” to repeal. He is laying out a strategy which is obvious after the Supreme Court Obamacare tax ruling.
McConnell has not been a great conservative in the past. He has been squishy at times. He has had his moments however, such as when he stood against McCain Feingold.
McConnell has taken the lead in the last few months. While John Boehner wants to haul up his freshly laundered white flag of surrender, McConnell actually seems like he wants to fight.
McConnell is certainly not the poster child for the conservative movement for a lot of people, but right now I am ready to take my friends and allies where we can find them.
If McConnell is actually going to stand and fight for the repeal of Obamacare (and not merely slapping Romney’s name on an almost identical program), I’ll be the first to stand with him.
The late Andrew Breitbart said at CPAC in February that if anyone stood against the tyranny of the left, he would stand with them.
Mitch McConnell is standing against Obamacare and I will stand with McConnell.
Carlo, FYI...Not all states' laws provide for recall of elected officials. Wisconsin obviously does, but Texas doesn't! Probably the most effective measure to keep health insurance costs down (other than increased competion) would be for all states to implement tort reform legislation (like Texas did) that would reduce the number of frivilous lawsuits that are routinely filed to obtain unjust enrichment via a settlement that is agreed to by the defendent solely to avoid the significant expense of litigation.
OK--in Texas recalls are not allowed. I say change the laws there.
With regard to tort reform, this is but only one step that needs be taken. There are some dozen items that need be addressed--but not 2700 pages worth.
My prior post was only to remind you that states can do more than the central government under the constitution--even if we do not like it!
I am certain that the House is presently generating a replacement bill that is patient centered and constitutional, and based on free-enterprise--not socialism. At least, that is what I have read.
No matter how you slice it, a small degree of socialism will creep in--but must be minimized. Heck, are not Medicare and Medicaid socialism? This is a trade-off required when we have a central government "co-ordinate" the 50 states.
It is unrealistic for us to dictate to the Congress how it will set up a new system in minute detail. Let us see what they come up with to replace Obamatax and we can see if thir plan is sufficiently free-enterprise based.
We get that you don't like socialism, Carlo. I also note that you didn't address the valid and well reasoned points from the guys you claim to reply to!
As my Senator, Mitch McConnell has let me down a lot over the years. It would nice to see him actually stand up for Conservative principles. I am cautiously optimistic on any actions he may take. As a conservative Kentuckian my entire life I am strongly encouraging Mitch to do the right thing and vote NO on the LOST treaty and to push hard for a Repeal vote on Obamatax NOW!
Come on, Judson! A spine in the Republican Establishment???? Maybe that's not
a spine at all ___ just the beginning of a tail!
But ____ I'll believe it when I see it. I thought it was against the law for a member of
the Republican Establishment to pick a fight.
Don't be so sure there won't be 51 votes some dems might be up for re-election in states that vehemently oppose it. There is a move among some dems to move away from BO for their own preservation.
"Mitch McConnell is standing against Obamacare and I will stand with McConnell. Thanks, Judson. ME TOO!!!
This law perfectly embodies "the tyranny of the left" that must be defeated. As of last Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts has placed a great big "stake" directly over the "heart" of the bloodsucking Obamacare law (the plethora of TAXES that teem within its provisions); and, everyone in the Senate and the House who is willing to pick up a sledge hammer and "take a swing" at the "stake" is a friend to all the taxpayers of this nation.
Judson, Bob G. and other supporters. I'm with you, lets' not waste an ounce of trying to rid ourselves of the scum that is in WDC. If it takes siding with Mitch McConnell then so be it. Watch out for the old shell game and keep our attention on the defeat of BHO and everything that he has done to this beautiful country. Ray
Hallalujah for McConnell! I, too, will stand with him!
I'll believe it when I see it. Mitch has been worthless.
But maybe he hears footsteps Just a thought.