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Republicans are stuck on how to deal with the Healthcare Bill in the fall……

Rep. Steve King Iowa-R        Senator DeMint SC-R

Before the Bill really kicks into gear….a good many Republicans are seeking to harness the negative feels they have cultivated against the bill into a sledgehammer they can use for the fall elections…..

Those same politicians in the GOP now find themselves infighting on how far to after the bill…..

Should go for a full repeal of the bill?

Should they go for taking out parts of the bill?

Make no mistake people this isn’t about the bill…..there are actually earmarks for most Congressmen in the bill…..

This is about winning seats……

In the days following the enactment of Obama’s sweeping healthcare reform measure, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) agreed to pursue a “repeal and replace” strategy as lawmakers headed home for the Easter recess.

That has frustrated King and other conservatives.

“Sell the repeal idea. We can debate the replace idea. That’s what I would like to see our leadership do,” King said.

In a recent memo, Boehner listed eight items that the GOP conference would fight to repeal, but the Ohio lawmaker stopped short of calling for a full repeal.

President Barack Obama last month dared Republicans to campaign on a repeal message, urging them to “go for it.”

Democrats, including Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.), have noted that the new law includes politically popular provisions that go into effect this year, including a $250 rebate for some Medicare beneficiaries.

Van Hollen told The Hill in an interview that the DCCC is keeping close track of which Republicans call for a repeal of the new health law.

Of the 15 senators co-sponsoring DeMint’s repeal bill, four are running for reelection this year. They include Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), who is facing a tough primary race, and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).

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April 8, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Home, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , ,

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