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Read all about it, “Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare!”

Read all about it, “Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare!”

“The monstrosity has … begun to be implemented and we’re not giving up the fight”

It’s not so secret.  Republicans have been talking about repealing Obamacare since the day it was passed.  And the House has been voting on repeal, and the Senate Republicans have been trying to figure out a way to use the reconciliation process.

It’s no secret.

But it is a catchy headline at National Journal, The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal ‘Obamacare’:

In the months that followed [after the Supreme Court upheld the Obamacare mandate as a tax], top GOP Senate aides held regular strategy meetings to plot a path forward. Using the reconciliation process would be complicated and contentious. Senate rules would require Republicans to demonstrate to the parliamentarian that their repeal provisions would affect spending or revenue and Democrats were sure to challenge them every step of the way. So the meetings were small and secret….

By Election Day, Senate Republicans were ready to, as McConnell put it, “take this monstrosity down.”

“We were prepared to do that had we had the votes to do it after the election. Well, the election didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to,” McConnell told National Journal in an interview. “The monstrosity has … begun to be implemented and we’re not giving up the fight.”

Indeed, when it comes to legislative strategy, McConnell plays long ball. Beginning in 2009, the Republican leader led the push to unify his colleagues against Democrats’ health care plans, an effort that almost derailed Obamacare. In 2010, Republicans, helped in part by public opposition to the law, won back the House and picked up seats in the Senate. Last year, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s embrace of the individual mandate while Massachusetts governor largely neutralized what had been a potent political issue.

But, in the next two years, Republicans are looking to bring the issue back in a big way. And they’ll start by trying to brand the law as one that costs too much and is not working as promised.

That should be the easiest branding job ever, but the media will fight back against it.  The National Journal calling it a “secret plan” is part of the counter-narrative, that there’s something tricky or deceptive about actually trying to fulfill a very public policy of repealing the monstrosity known as Obamacare.

I wish we were half as good as secretly scheming as we are made out to be.

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I wish we were half as good as secretly scheming as we are made out to be.

Amen.

Well at least now we all know that we can’t trust the National Journal to keep any “secrets”! LOL!

Agreed… I’m afraid that this obamanation is here to stay at least in some form. Only a veto proof GOP majority in both houses could accomplish repeal.

Thank gawd that I’m not one day younger than I am..

The only way this is a secret is if your head is buried in your ass and you just pulled out to adjust for daylight savings.

When will we see the Left and AARP come out with their “secret plans” in the form of articles and videos?

You know, like elders being lashed, beheaded, hung, crucified Islamist style??

OH and Dr. Ben Carson leading the above indicated. Can’t leave out the RACIST stuff!

myveryownpointofview | March 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

I wish we were half as good as secretly scheming as THEY are. Our side seems to have zero skill at scheming.

    “Our side seems to have zero skill at scheming.”

    We’re not called the “party of stupid” for nothing. But
    our side isn’t averse to expanding government too.

      Really is no ones in charge of a train wreck. This is an early stage train wreck. It is a fitting culmination to 100 years of progressive plotting. They’ve achieved their objective. The American public will now pay the price for their complicity. To the end the GOP is the caboose bringing up the rear.

Seems like these days all we get from the Republican “leadership” is talk.

SoCA Conservative Mom | March 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

From the article, “So the meetings were small and secret. ‘You’re going in to make an argument. You don’t want to preview your entire argument to the other side ahead of time,’ said a McConnell aide who participated in the planning. ‘There was concern that all of this would leak out.’”

So, instead you preview your plan to the NJ? Either this aide is criminally stupid or working for the wrong Senator.

I’ve got a secret plan; gt rid of Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Graham, Collins and the other RINO’s. All they do is play “pitty pat” with the democrats.

And now I find out that Medicare may not pay for hubby’s CT scan next week. What next? I guess they just want us to die.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/2013/03/27/medicare-has-stopped-paying-bills-for-medical-diagnostic-tests-patients-will-feel-the-effects/

Look. All we need to do is to tell the Dems that Obamacare – the printing out of forms and documentation – increases global warming by 10 degrees. They don’t care about your money but they sure do care if you are spoiling their Earth Day.

What’s next double secret probation?

Drone Obamacare dead before it spreads.

[…] Read all about it, “Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare!” – William A. Jacobson, Le…. “That should be the easiest branding job ever, but the media will fight back against it. The National Journal calling it a “secret plan” is part of the counter-narrative, that there’s something tricky or deceptive about actually trying to fulfill a very public policy of repealing the monstrosity known as Obamacare…I wish we were half as good as secretly scheming as we are made out to be.” […]

Henry Hawkins | March 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Let’s not underestimate the public outcry against Obamacare once it is fully implemented – if that’s even logistically possible. The good stuff was frontloaded and thousands of waivers were granted to forestall the worst of it past Nov 2012. If Obamacare is even half as bad as we suspect it will be, people will be screaming for its total reform or outright repeal.

I would point out here that the biggest word in the English language is ‘if’.

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