Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Senate Already Colliding Over ObamaCare

Proof that just like Obama, there are apparently some Democrats who have learned nothing from what happened to them Tuesday.

They're willing to die on the hill of ObamaCare. Or at least some of them are.

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell went on the record saying that Republicans "may not be able to bring about straight repeal in the next two years, and we may not win every vote against targeted provisions, even though we should have bipartisan support for some.” But, he added, party leaders will force Democrats "to defend this indefensible health spending bill."

In response, well-known war hero Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) — chairman of both the Senate Health Committee and the Appropriations health subpanel said that any provisions to to amend or defund ObamaCare will never get through his committees.

“Republicans are seriously misreading this election if they claim a mandate to drag us back to the days of out-of-control health care spending and insurance company abuses and discrimination," Harkin said in a statement. "Ordinary Americans will not stand for it, and neither will I."

Uhhh, Senator - most ordinary Americans already see this as a tax and wealth transfer bill and almost every Democrat congressman in even a halfway competitive district who was up for re-election could tell you how much they like this legislation.

Contrary to what the Hill article states, what mainly goes into effect under ObamaCare in the next two years is the taxes and cuts in Medicare to pay for it. The actual 'benefits' if one could mangle the English language to refer to them in that manner kick in in 2013 and 2014

There are 21 Democrat senate seats up for re-election in 2012, and it remains to be seen how many of your fellow Senators are willing to get booted out of their seats defending ObamaCare. Mitch McConnell apparently plans to see to it that we get an answer to that question by forcing them to vote to defend it.

ObamaCare and Obama's insane policies cost the Democrats a veto-proof majority in the House, but the Senate was spared because there simply weren't that many competitive Democrat seats up for grabs. 2012 is going to be a different story entirely.

(via memeorandum)

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