What a day it has been. Stories come out, stories change and then we watch the parties start walking them back.
What stories have been walked back this day and should we be happy about it?
The answer is a partial happy.
Earlier today, Breitbart.com reported and we commented here on TPN about Mitch McConnell going soft on his commitment to repeal Obamacare.
Conservatives, such as the folks here on TPN were outraged. Word must have quickly gotten to McConnell as he turned around and gave an exclusive interview to Breitbart saying:
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News today, Senator McConnell put all such fears to rest. “I have said many times that if I'm the leader of the majority next year, I commit to the American people that the repeal of ‘Obamacare’ will be job one,” he reiterated. “That includes pursuing reconciliation. What people need to understand is that this is literally a fight for the future of our country and Democrats have proven during this debate that they will stop at nothing to protect this massive expansion of government into our lives and our health care. We need to be aware that this will take every ounce of our energy to accomplish.”
McConnell went on to explain that the fight would not stop with the election: “Our success is dependent upon the voices of the many who are concerned about Obamacare to get involved and stay involved. Do not shut up, do not sit down, do not be intimidated. Keep fighting with every ounce of energy you have. We’ll do the same. The road to repeal begins with a Republican Senate and Mitt Romney in the White House, but it won’t end for me until this historic mistake is wiped off the books for good.”
One down, one to go.
We also talked about Mitt Romney today as well. While McConnell’s comments are cause to celebrate as he seems to be getting the message, the same cannot be said for Romney.
The Romney campaign reached out to Byron York of the Washington Examiner and said they were not declaring a cease-fire in the fight over Obamacare.
Well, that is good to a point. The Obamacare tax is just that, a tax. Unfortunately the Romney campaign is about as clueless on the subject of messaging as Barack Obama is on the subject of patriotism.
While conservatives, including many of us here at TPN, hammered Romney today, he does not seem to be getting the message.
He says he wants to repeal Obamacare but he also talks about replacing it. Unfortunately we conservatives justifiably fear that all Romney wants to do is put lipstick on this pig and sell us Obamacare with just a new name.
Will Romney ever get the message? It is doubtful.
A few conservatives lit up the blogosphere today with calls for a brokered convention and another candidate. Will that happen? It is doubtful.
For conservatives all we can do is make sure we get good conservative Senators and Congressmen elected so that they can lead Romney and we can save America.
In Romney's defense he did indicate today that he respected the balance of power between the three branches of government. He said that while he disagreed with the SC decision, they had declared the penalty a tax and so that's what it is. Obama and his leftist buddies show nothing but disdain for the court and seperation of powers. I am not a big fan of Romney, but conservatives need to support him so that we will have some influence in his administration. I am praying for a Rubio VP selection.
Carolyn, California voted for Obama and will probably again this November. Mississipi did not and will not. For the first time in 135 years we have a Republican Senete, House and administration. The Ms.Tea Party meets our governor on a regular basis in the state capital. We are not perfect but are constattly putting pressure on our representitives. What is happening in Ca.? Everything from there is negative. I was there in a relief support job during the La., San Diego fires. You need more support than that!