I have long since reconciled myself to the Republican Party being the loser party. I say this as a life long Republican. I have worked in campaigns, served in offices within the party and have even run for office as a Republican. Yet, there is no one who can snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory like the Republicans.
In the “Not terribly shocking” department, the GOP is now quietly working to commit political suicide again.
Mitt Romney, along with party leaders is working on Repeal and Replace for Obamacare.
From the Washington Times:
House Republican leaders are quietly working with Mitt Romney’s campaign to fashion a unified GOP health care platform to replace President Obama’s health law, according to lawmakers involved in the effort.
Hill Republicans said coordinating with Mr. Romney, who is the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, boosts the chances that the two sides can avoid clashing over one of the big issues of the fall campaign but it ups the chances that the House GOP will miss its self-imposed June deadline for rolling out its alternative to Mr. Obama’s blueprint.
“From the policy perspective, we can do all these great things, but if [Mr. Romney‘s] not on the same page with us, then that’s a recipe for political disaster,” Rep. Phil Gingrey, Georgia Republican and a medical doctor who sponsored the medical-malpractice reform the House passed in March, told The Washington Times. “So, clearly, there has to be some coordination on all of that.”
The GOP took control of the House last year promising to “repeal and replace” Mr. Obama’s signature health law. So far, House Republicans have held dozens of votes on repeal, but they have yet to produce a broad replacement bill that would try to boost coverage without resorting to the mandate to buy insurance that Mr. Obama’s plan employs — a mandate that is now the subject of a Supreme Court challenge.
Please excuse me for a few minutes while I step outside to express my outrage in some very creative, unique and very obscene ways.
America did not want them to replace Obamacare. We wanted it repealed. The Tea Party did not support the GOP so the GOP could create a Republican bureaucracy instead of a liberal bureaucracy.
We want Obamacare dead and gone.
The issue is not insurance coverage. The issue has never been insurance coverage. This is the Democrat’s issue so they can try to nationalize the economy.
You can have the best government health insurance in the world and if it bankrupts the healthcare market place it does not matter. Access to medical treatment is the issue and the issue is how to make it affordable.
There is an answer. It is the free market. The free market works and it works every time. Unfortunately, the Republican leadership is staggering around looking for John Boehner’s bottle of Whisky, trying very hard to be popular with the Washington elite and act just like Democrats only slightly different.
The message of the Tea Party movement is a simple one. Government is too big. It needs to be reduced. Health insurance or even regulating health care is not in the constitution. It is not one of the enumerated powers given to the Federal Government.
The good news is that every Congressman is up for reelection this year. We need to remind them if they vote for a Romneycare bill to replace an Obamacare bill, we will replace them in 2014.
Anyone remember Richard Lugar?
The Parties Are Irrelevant! "We The People" Are Relevant! The Candidates We Pick Are The Ones Will Shoulder The Cause Of "We The People" And It Ain't Gonna Happen Overnight!
I agree that parties are irrelevant and they have not served the us.
It can happen over night. vote Ron Paul into office and stop playing patty cake with these hacks.
Sorry -- parties are the focus of our power.
Without a party, we are all just a part of one of mobs of mobs, trying to get organized to get something done.
A party is the rope which we all grab and pull in the same direction, to drag the country in the right direction.
With no rope, we are all pulling and pushing in all directions, and the country doesn't move an inch.
If we would stop knocking the GOP and get behind them and let them know what we demand, maybe we would not be the losers. As an attorney Judson, you should employe leadership not negate the GOP.
As a long time member of G.O.P. I will state that they don't listen anymore than voters do. People complain about those elected,but who put them there? We the people did.Obama made many speeches before people elected him,they did not hear one word that he spoke,WHY. Elected ones are just giving us what we voted for,right? Look at some of these people,being re-elected over and over. Until we get our house in order those in Washington will continue on path of destroying USA. We are getting what some of Americans want,path to enslavement by socialist,liberal communist. Welcome to the new USA(UNITED STATES OF ISLAMIC RULE) Be prepared to bow down to KING OBAMA.
Sometimes I wonder why Judson doesn't help us reach some conclusions, and take action, instead of always yelling "Ain't It Awful" and creating confusion.
I think the Tea Party focuses too much attention on Washington. The basis of power has to shift back to the states where it belongs and that's where our attention should be. The federal government will never voluntarily give up its power, but enough states with strong conservative legislatures, governors and attorney generals united together, can bring the federal government to heel. First though, we have to get rid of Obama.
Judson brings us news we won't hear in most other places. It's our job to contact our Congress people. I think that's obvious, when he concludes this article by saying that everyone is up for election. And Lugar is out. It's our job to pass this news along to our friends, family, co-workers, etc by telling them about it, posting it to Facebook, Twitter or whatever. Does he really have to say that?
John, I'm not looking for Judson to tell us what to think and where to go. He's done a lot to support us by giving us a forum.
We're learning to be our own leaders, we're tired of being frustrated and disappointed in our leaders-- we've been expecting saints instead of servants. And I think Judson raises issues to get us talking, so we can build our own consensus.
Then why don't all of you take a look at the Conservative Party USA?? We are everything you've been asking for and then some.
I will look it over!
OK, the "down-ticket" approach means that this party won't attempt to split the conservative vote in critical elections.
Harold, can you make an elevator pitch about what makes CP-USA different from other socially-conservative parties?