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Republican Leadership: “If you elect us, we’re not going to repeal Obamacare but we will pass Amnesty”

Posted by V the K at 9:35 pm - April 26, 2014.
Filed under: 2014 Elections

Making sure no one has any reason to vote Republican this Fall, Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers… who, if you recall, gave the official Republican response to the State of the Union address… says we can forget about repealing Obamacare.

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a stalwart opponent of the Affordable Care Act, said it’s unlikely the President Obama’s landmark program will be repealed.

“We need to look at reforming the exchanges,” the Eastern Washington Republican said Thursday.

McMorris Rodgers has been part of the Republican leadership in the House that has voted multiple times to repeal parts or all of the health care law. GOP members have said it is unworkable, will increase costs for some and force others into inadequate coverage or plans they don’t want.

McMorris Rodgers continued those criticisms Thursday, but said the framework established by the law likely will persist and reforms should take place within its structure.

Also… Amnesty (but don’t call it Amnesty).

“I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” she said. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said.

John Boehner, the Republican Speaker, also agrees that the Republican Party should help the president pass an amnesty plan and help turn millions of illegal immigrants into stalwart Democrat voters.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was “hellbent on getting this done this year.” After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said that he agreed with Obama on immigration during the meeting.

So, Obamacare stays, and the Democrats get their Amnesty Bill. There is officially No Reason to vote Republican this November.





  1. Initial blockquote in the right place?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — April 26, 2014 @ 10:22 pm - April 26, 2014

  2. I would just say that there is no reason to vote for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers or John Boehner.

    Comment by Craig Smith — April 27, 2014 @ 12:37 am - April 27, 2014

  3. Reason enough to kick out as many of the RINOs as possible this cycle and the next. The leadership will BE forced ultimately to back down on passing immigration like they were last year. Highly doubt a bill pass this Congress or even the next. Best to knock out Mitch McConnell in the upcoming May primary and if possible knock out John Boehner maybe. Elect liberty candidates like Greg Brannon, Ben Sasse, Lee Bright, Matt Bevin, Chris McDaniel and others. Seriously you could use a dose of optimism as opposed to preaching doom every other post.

    Comment by Libertarian thinker — April 27, 2014 @ 1:03 am - April 27, 2014

  4. Here’s an accurate interpretation of the Speaker Bonehead lead republicans.

    Comment by Richard Bell — April 27, 2014 @ 7:29 am - April 27, 2014

  5. **le sigh**

    If only the choices here in NJ were as straight-forwards. This cycles choices for my local open Congressional seat are a) a faux-Tea Party out-of-the District carpetbagger who’s cynically “just moved” here to run for the open-seat after resigning his mayoral post in suburban Northern NJ, or b) another brazen carpetbagger who also “just moved” from even-farther North Jersey who’s lost the last four State-wide elections he’s contested after being the darling of big-city Wall Street NYC money.

    Neither could find most of the small-towns on our rural district by name using a map and a magnifying-glass, nor tell you the difference between a bushel and a cranberry bush.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — April 27, 2014 @ 8:48 am - April 27, 2014

  6. We need a new Housespeaker. That person should be willing to negotiate with the Democrats; which means that the finished product contains Republican Principles that both sides can accept. Being willing to negotiate means just that, not somebody who will just do the bidding of a Democrat President.

    Comment by Roberto — April 27, 2014 @ 12:22 pm - April 27, 2014

  7. @ Ted B.: If neither choice is palatable, and they both sound pretty awful, sit it out. Nothing will change until people signal that they are not satisfied with the system, and participation with the system signals consent no matter how much one complains about it.

    @ Richard Bell: Christ. Everything I hate about the gay community in one parody song. The guys aren’t bad looking; vapid f**k-happy gym-bunnies, from the looks of ’em, but not bad looking. How anybody can get turned on by another man’s anus in any way is beyond me.

    Comment by Sean L — April 27, 2014 @ 1:52 pm - April 27, 2014

  8. @ SeanL: I feel the same way about the republicans.

    Comment by Richard Bell — April 27, 2014 @ 4:09 pm - April 27, 2014

  9. One can always leave a message on the Speaker’s govt blog, . I do, occasionally. A flunkie will always read & pass it on, at least by word of mouth, I would suppose. As a barometer of public opinion. I’m just not understanding the arrogance of GOP leadership who think they’ll be reelected on the face of their lack of conservative principles.

    Comment by Marc Winger — April 27, 2014 @ 4:43 pm - April 27, 2014

  10. @ Marc Winger- I wonder if he started getting messages from multiple people saying that they are gay and to the right of him on amnesty, Obamacare, taxation, eminent domain & the 1st 2nd 4th 10th 14th amendments if it would make him man up. He might start crying again if he heard it. Have you had an IRS audit since you started posting messages?

    Comment by BGSteve — April 27, 2014 @ 10:10 pm - April 27, 2014

  11. We are again where we have been before. A sure thing to add House seats and maybe get the Senate but, as we know from the past, Republicans have a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Of course Boehner has to go. His condemnation of fellow GOP is disgraceful and as for Cathy, pathetically naïve and deserves to be retired. Yes, the DNC is laughing at our spineless, give me a break, ‘leadership.’

    Comment by Benj — April 28, 2014 @ 6:02 am - April 28, 2014

  12. @ Benj: Democrat, Republican. Those are just labels at this point, camouflage to keep us from realizing that members of both parties often have more in common than they have differences, politically speaking. The Republicans are basically either a grumbling opposition party, or they agree whole-heartedly with the Democrats, but they pretend otherwise to tie up the votes that the Democrats can’t pull in. We have a Potemkin government: one ruling party that pretends to be two by making its members shout at each other and give speeches that appeal to their voters base.

    Comment by Sean L — April 28, 2014 @ 6:17 am - April 28, 2014

  13. Sean L: “Potemkin government.” Snort! I love that. There’s a really snarky political cartoon in that if I can figure out how to draw it…

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — April 28, 2014 @ 11:21 am - April 28, 2014

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