Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Republican Party and what’s next on their agenda to fight President Obama’s socialized health-care reform?
Answer: Repeal or the courts.
The fight against President Obama’s socialized health-care has only just begun! FOX News reports:
The health care reform fight isn’t over. It’s just changing venues.
Now that the House, in a historic vote, has passed the Senate’s bill and sent it to the president’s desk, state lawmakers and attorneys general already are lining up to challenge its constitutionality and wage an outside-the-Beltway war against it in the courts.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was the first to announce Monday that he will file a legal challenge — as soon as Obama signs the bill.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum also plans to announce Monday morning that he and top prosecutors from nine other states are filing a lawsuit to “protect the rights” of the American people from the bill.
They are expected to sue over the bill’s mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance.
While some Republicans have threatened to pursue repealing the legislation down the road, the most immediate challenge will take place in the courts.
At least three dozen state legislatures are considering proposals to challenge the federal legislation. Some are pursuing amendments to their constitutions by ballot question; others are looking to change state law.
Using the courts is definitely a necessary step to take, because the current Obama-care bill is clearly not constitutional. Besides that, we need to make sure that every single Republican/Conservative candidate running this year makes a pledge that they will work endlessly for the repeal of Obama-Care. Unfortunately, repealing a new government entitlement is an enormous obstacle that increases as time passes. Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – explains how this would be a difficult process this fall:
Can this law actually get repealed? The answer is yes, but it’s difficult — and it gets more difficult as time goes on.
First, let’s look at the legislative process. Unless the GOP seizes two-thirds of both chambers of Congress in the mid-term elections, which is mathematically impossible for the Senate, Republicans cannot override a veto on a repeal bill. They probably could pass it in the Senate if they manage to get a small majority this fall using the same reconciliation process Democrats will attempt this week to pass the sidebar fixes to the bill that will get signed into law today, but Barack Obama will veto any such bill outright.
We may defeat Obama in the 2012 elections and hold a larger majority in 2013, although it’s worth noting that few Presidents have been defeated in their bid for a second term in a general election. But by that time, a number of things will have already happened. Insurers will have already passed along higher premium costs to businesses, creating resentment towards Democrats, but also towards the insurers, which will generate sympathy towards greater regulation of the industry. It will also disrupt the existing insurance for all of those added to Medicaid, which means any repeal would necessarily throw people back into uninsured status. Some insurers will probably have left the market, making it more difficult to use market-based reforms. Put simply, a repeal in 2013 will be even more desirable than now, but it won’t be a return to status quo ante, at least not politically.
Although we have the American people on our side (for now), do not underestimate the liberal mainstream media. If Republicans choose to go down the road of repeal, they will be demonized to the highest degree. The liberal mainstream – without a doubt – will try their best at labeling Republicans/Conservatives as racists, heartless fear mongers, and individuals that want to stripe health-care away from poor people. Therefore, we must stay strong and politically active on all levels of government: local, state, and federal. First, we must focus on the health-care bill’s current budgeting process, then the courts, and then have the repeal option ready and waiting in case it’s needed.
At least there’s some positives out of this gruesome massacre of our freedom and liberty:
Republicans despondent because they think the bill is a government takeover that is about to ruin the American health care system may want to cheer up. First, if the bill is half as terrible as the Republicans say it is, Americans are going to be so upset about it that they blame the Democrats. That will redound politically to the benefit of the Republicans, and it may even make a repeal of the bill possible. Second, even without passage of this bill, health care costs were growing to the point where they were putting pressure on family and government budgets, and it was about to get worse because of the aging of the Baby Boom generation into Medicare. Now the Republicans have a plausible way of blaming the Democrats for all these problems, which were going to happen anyway under the course set by a Republican administration.
In short, the Democrats now officially own every long line, every premium hike, and every medical bill… Good luck with that one socialists.
Well, I guess we better get it started:
*UPDATE* – March 23, 2010 – 3:00 PM.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced today that she has a bill that will repeal President Obama’s massive health-care overhaul:
I am proud to introduce a bill today, that would repeal the monstrosity that passed yesterday. The bill that barely passed, can only be described as a killer bill.
It kills jobs, it kills opportunity, it kills promises that taxes wont rise, and we all know it will be a killer to the unborn. Sadly, the only bipartisan aspect of yesterday’s voting was the opposition to the legislation. Dozens of brave Democrats, stood up and voted against Pelosi’s wishes.
However, the fight is far from over.
While Sunday’s unprecedented action in the House, handed one-sixth of our nation’s economy over to the federal government, we can still save future generations of Americans from the job-crushing debt and rationed medical care prescribed in the so-called ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” That is why I’ve introduced a bill to fully repeal this fatally flawed legislation. In the coming days I will unveil a method, so each and everyone of you, can make your voices heard!
This is exactly why I like Rep. Bachmann (R-MN) so much! Haha.
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