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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 | , , | Leave a comment

Mark Kirk a Republican ..is running for Obama's old Senate seat..and has vowed to try to repeal the Healthcare Bill…..

Hell of way to run, huh?

In a democratic town…behind in the polls…..

Pledging to try to undo something that will help thousands of people in his state……

Representative Mark Steven Kirk, the Illinois Republican who is hoping to win Barack Obama’s former seat in the United States Senate, has told supporters he intends to “lead the effort” to repeal President Obama’s health care legislation if it passes.

A pledge to repeal Mr. Obama’s top domestic priority by the person who takes his seat is akin to the recent political reversal in Massachusetts, where Scott Brown, the new Republican senator, opposes the health care overhaul long sought by the person he replaced, Edward M. Kennedy.

Mr. Kirk and his Democratic opponent, Alexi Giannoulias, the state treasurer, are roughly even in the polls. Their race has taken on outsize importance because it is for Mr. Obama’s old seat.

Mr. Kirk was speaking to supporters on Friday in Winnetka, where he said the Republicans were “on the way to making this guy a one-termer,” a reference to Mr. Obama. He also said, “As your senator, I would lead the effort to repeal” a health care bill.

A tape of the comments was made available to the Giannoulias campaign by someone who attended the event, which was closed to the news media.

Mr. Giannoulias has demanded an apology from Mr. Kirk for his remarks about the president and is trying to leverage them to raise money. In a statement, Mr. Giannoulias said he was disappointed in Mr. Kirk’s “disrespectful remarks referring to our commander in chief as ‘this guy’ and gleefully admitting he is working with Republicans to obstruct meaningful reform.”

The Kirk campaign did not apologize and instead tried to shift the focus to Mr. Giannoulias and the troubled family bank for which he once worked, saying he needed to answer questions regarding a $1.2 million loan he had made to a campaign supporter who was arrested last week on bank fraud charges.

As for Mr. Kirk’s comments about leading a repeal of health care, Eric Elk, a spokesman for Mr. Kirk, said those comments “reflect the concerns of many Americans that the current health care bill would chart an unsustainable fiscal course for our country resulting in higher debt, more taxes and fewer jobs.”


March 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 7 Comments

Mark Kirk a Republican ..is running for Obama’s old Senate seat..and has vowed to try to repeal the Healthcare Bill…..

Hell of way to run, huh?

In a democratic town…behind in the polls…..

Pledging to try to undo something that will help thousands of people in his state……

Representative Mark Steven Kirk, the Illinois Republican who is hoping to win Barack Obama’s former seat in the United States Senate, has told supporters he intends to “lead the effort” to repeal President Obama’s health care legislation if it passes.

A pledge to repeal Mr. Obama’s top domestic priority by the person who takes his seat is akin to the recent political reversal in Massachusetts, where Scott Brown, the new Republican senator, opposes the health care overhaul long sought by the person he replaced, Edward M. Kennedy.

Mr. Kirk and his Democratic opponent, Alexi Giannoulias, the state treasurer, are roughly even in the polls. Their race has taken on outsize importance because it is for Mr. Obama’s old seat.

Mr. Kirk was speaking to supporters on Friday in Winnetka, where he said the Republicans were “on the way to making this guy a one-termer,” a reference to Mr. Obama. He also said, “As your senator, I would lead the effort to repeal” a health care bill.

A tape of the comments was made available to the Giannoulias campaign by someone who attended the event, which was closed to the news media.

Mr. Giannoulias has demanded an apology from Mr. Kirk for his remarks about the president and is trying to leverage them to raise money. In a statement, Mr. Giannoulias said he was disappointed in Mr. Kirk’s “disrespectful remarks referring to our commander in chief as ‘this guy’ and gleefully admitting he is working with Republicans to obstruct meaningful reform.”

The Kirk campaign did not apologize and instead tried to shift the focus to Mr. Giannoulias and the troubled family bank for which he once worked, saying he needed to answer questions regarding a $1.2 million loan he had made to a campaign supporter who was arrested last week on bank fraud charges.

As for Mr. Kirk’s comments about leading a repeal of health care, Eric Elk, a spokesman for Mr. Kirk, said those comments “reflect the concerns of many Americans that the current health care bill would chart an unsustainable fiscal course for our country resulting in higher debt, more taxes and fewer jobs.”


March 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 7 Comments