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"GOP's health care strategy: REPEAL and REPLACE": Yahoo!

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image30
    fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago

    Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100328/ap_ … ZWFsdGhjYQ

    "Repeal and replace" is typical rhetoric from "the Party of 'No'", but "Replace" with what? This has been a recurring problem with the GOP and "Blue Dog" Democrats. They'll say things like "Repeal and Replace", but they don't have any answers to the questions WITH WHAT?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know, Right?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!  I was tempted to do that for you this morning, but I resisted.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's a pity bump.

  2. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    Conservative David Frum was an assistant to President Bush & wrote in his column for CNN this week -

    "Some Republicans talk of repealing the whole bill. That's not very realistic. Even supposing that Republicans miraculously capture both houses of Congress in November, repeal will require a presidential signature.

    More relevantly: Do Republicans write a one-sentence bill declaring that the whole thing is repealed? Will they vote to reopen the "doughnut" hole for prescription drugs for seniors? To allow health insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions? To kick millions of people off Medicaid?

    It's unimaginable, impossible."

    Further in the same column -

    Some Republicans talk of repealing the whole bill. That's not very realistic. Even supposing that Republicans miraculously capture both houses of Congress in November, repeal will require a presidential signature.

    More relevantly: Do Republicans write a one-sentence bill declaring that the whole thing is repealed? Will they vote to reopen the "doughnut" hole for prescription drugs for seniors? To allow health insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions? To kick millions of people off Medicaid?

    It's unimaginable, impossible.

    "Now the overheated talk is about to get worse. Over the past 48 hours, I've heard conservatives compare the House bill to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 -- a decisive step on the path to the Civil War. Conservatives have whipped themselves into spasms of outrage and despair that block all strategic thinking.

    Or almost all. The vitriolic talking heads on conservative talk radio and shock TV have very different imperatives from people in government. Talk radio thrives on confrontation and recrimination.

    When Rush Limbaugh said that he wanted Obama to fail, he was intelligently explaining his own interests. What he omitted to say -- but what is equally true -- is that he also wants Republicans to fail.

    If Republicans succeed -- if they govern successfully in office and negotiate attractive compromises out of office -- Rush's listeners get less angry. And if they are less angry, they listen to the radio less and hear fewer ads for Sleep Number beds.

    So today's defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners and viewers will be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on television and radio. For them, it's mission accomplished. "

    Fortunately no one on the conservative side is listening. The man makes too much sense. Rush will whip up is base - The GOP will  make false claims about defeating the bil inthe courts and repealing it. Always with their hands out to the suckers to contribute. And they will. Case in point - millions were contributed to various 'birther' groups who challenged that Obama was born in Hawaii. What happened to all that money?

    Feel silly?

 
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