November 6, 2014 8:42 am -

[su_right_ad]How’s this for working together with the president? John Boehner at Mitch McConnell published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal pledging to repeal ObamaCare.

“Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy,” the pair wrote. “[This] means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care.”

The House of Representatives has passed countless bills repealing the president’s signature law, though thus far they’ve been symbolic votes. Now that the GOP controls the Senate, they could challenge the president to veto a bill repealing the law.

However, while the law is overall unpopular, its individual provisions poll well, and many predict McConnell and Boehner to try to weaken it piecemeal.

Sure enough, the duo highlighted “a proposal to restore the traditional 40-hour definition of full-time employment, removing an arbitrary and destructive government barrier to more hours and better pay created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.”

That’s a reference to the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, which requires companies of a certain size to provide health insurance to full time workers or pay fines. Critics say the provision will compel companies to force employees into part time work, while supporters say there’s little evidence to back up that fear.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to McConnell, Boehner ‘Renewing Our Commitment To Repeal ObamaCare’

  1. OldLefty November 6th, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Again, Lying? or Stupid?

    • tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Still both!

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      LYING part IS Republican
      STUPID part is wanting to believe the LIES so much you’ll actually vote them in Office just to hear their LIES!

  2. Pilotshark November 6th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Well Kentucky i sure hope you enjoy your KYNET web site cause that’s all you are going to have left, sad part is Mitch told you exactly what he was going to do, take away your newly gotten OBAMACARE!
    would have hope that you all would have understood what rip it out root and branches means.

    • OldLefty November 6th, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Well Kentucky i sure hope you enjoy your KYNET web site cause that’s all you are going to have left,


      You think?

      I think it’s just empty rhetoric.

      ~ Uninsured rate sinks to record low

      ~ John Kasick in Ohio, (who expanded Medicaid);
      “The opposition to it was really either political or ideological. I don’t think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people’s lives.”

      ~ In every state so far, more insurers are asking to participate in Obamacare

      ~ 74 percent of Republicans are happy with their new ObamaCare plans

      Although, funny how Bill Frist came out in favor of the ACA. If he were still the majority leader, would he be vowing to repeal it?

      • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        Empty rhetoric, empty rhetoric, now where have I heard that phrase before?
        OH! -yes!
        “IF no WMD’s are found, we’ll certainly hold POTUS Bush’s feet to the fire”!
        so you were mislead, Mr. President?
        well, that certainly explains why we’re stuck in Iraq, no need to end the offshore bank accounts now…
        besides, Republicans are the ones holding the purse strings, you think they won’t divert some of their offshore bank accounts to help the returning injured Vets?
        well -that is just completely un-American to even think such a thing!
        McCain in 2008:
        “why not a hundred years!”

        • OldLefty November 6th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

          They know there is no way they are going to take away the insurance from so many people, make others get cut for pre-existing and kick kids off their parents plan….and make seniors pay back the donut hoes.

          • Kick Frenzy November 6th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

            Why not?
            Are you under the impression Republicans suddenly care about people?
            There isn’t a vote for a couple years… whatever they do now will be long forgotten (by their base) by then, so I don’t see it being avoided for political reasons either.

            If anything, they’re encouraged by their base to pursue getting rid of it.
            Who will then be lied to by Republicans on why it’s so much better after Kynect is yanked and the people will nod their heads agreeing how it must be true because Fox told them so.

          • OldLefty November 6th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

            Why not?
            Are you under the impression Republicans suddenly care about people?


            I just don’t think they have the gut to do something that will be directly blamed on them… plus the hospitals and most insurers would scream bloody murder, now.

            I think the ACA has gone beyond the tipping point now.

            It’s like Ted Cruze vowing to “fight for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
            He knows that is never going to happen, but it is click bait and it brings in money.

          • Kick Frenzy November 6th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

            I really, really want you to be right.
            But I just can’t share the same outlook after what we’ve seen since Obama won the 2008 election.

            I would expect that any rational human being would see the writing on the wall and recognize any attempt to tear it out at the roots would just be a generally “bad idea(tm)”.

            BUT… the majority of Republicans have displayed… not quite rational… thought patterns.
            (To be nice.)
            So, sadly, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they try to drive right through the hole they’ve painted on the wall.

          • OldLefty November 6th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

            I agree.

            As former Sen. George Voinovich goes on record telling … “If Obama was 
for it, we had to be
            against it. “He [McConnell] wanted everyone to hold the fort. All he cared about was making sure Obama could never have a clean victory.”

            And they had meeting at the Caucus Room , Frank Luntz, and senior GOP members worked out a plan on Inauguration day, 2009, to repeatedly block Obama over the coming four years to try to ensure he would not be re-elected.

Hence, Cap and Trade went from being “market solutions” when Republicans promoted it to “anti businesses Cap and Tax” when Obama shunned his base and reached across the aisle to promote a policy that REPUBLICANS had supported in the past, like the GOP;

Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act (SB 1770)
The Consumer Choice Health Security Act (SB 1743)

            I just think they don’t have a veto proof majority, and it’s harder to take health insurance away from people once they have it, then to prevent them from getting it in the first place.

            Good Night.

  3. mea_mark November 6th, 2014 at 9:16 am

    It looks like the republicans want to shoot themselves in the foot with the newly elected congress. This time though I think they are going to use a double barrel shotgun and it is going to be debilitating.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      If they are so incompetent, inept and dysfunctional that they can’t override vetoes from an ‘Hawaiian” POTUS who is now a crippled up lame duck with very little quack left, they should be thinking about looking down the barrel when they pull the trigger. It’ll be less of a national embarrassment to the nation and basically not that big of adjustment. Either way, they’ll be covered with excellent insurance -which is much more than they’re willing to do for the American People.

  4. Maxx44 November 6th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    “Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy,” the pair wrote.

    They could have done that without a majority in both houses. They have had only one item on their agenda since the black guy was elected, and that is to thwart everything he wants to do.

    • Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 10:01 am

      They didn’t say they will increase jobs or improve the economy. Repealing Obamacare will do the opposite.

      • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        it’s what LYING Thommie T. ran on in NC (along with making sure Veterans received EXCELLENT healthcare ASAP)

        which I ain’t even heard about with all their chest thumping and cackling goings on.

        starting to shape up as another 2 year DUD with nothing but LYING excuses and whining about why they won’t get off their deadbeat do nothing lazy butts!!!

        2 (TWO) years LYING Tommie T. and if you ain’t held true to your promises -I’ll be pushing for a recall until the day NC throws your worthless lying butt out! -even during the vote counting of 2022 -if it has to be a damn tape of my dead by then voice!

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      well, actually the 1ST thing Mitch focused in on was what they were gonna do for themselves! (ref: world news 11/5/2014).

  5. Larry Schmitt November 6th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    “Renewing our commitment to waste the American taxpayers’ time and money.” FIFY

  6. edmeyer_able November 6th, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Thank you non voting democrats, I’ve said it before the only “cooperation” that will be taking place is by sell-out dems voting for a piece of pork in a bill these aholes want to shove down the throats of the middle class to benefit the 1%.

  7. Foundryman November 6th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Nothing they do has ever been about policy or legislating and running the country, it’s always been about politics. It’s way past time people on the left realize what they are doing and what we are up against. They WILL impeach Obama, they WILL repeal Obamacare, they WILL block any and all judicial appointments, they WILL continue to suppress voting rights then they will come after labor, the environment and education. If someone wonders why, it will be because of politics, not policy. They want to make the Democrats irrelevant and unable to pass any type of liberal bill for decades to come and they want to destroy the ones that are already in place, including social security and medicare. We will be left with a completely different country, one molded after what the Koch’s envisioned when they started their campaign to destroy what we once had.

    While we slept, they took over most state governments. Notice how the Great Lake states are turning red? They took over the media and they made heros and saviors out of the likes of Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. The left has never answered them with anything more than bloviating comments on the internet. Their relentless attacks on President Obama were met mainly with late night jokes and silence, when they should have tarred and feathered.
    The right won’t be happy until there is only a few electoral college votes left for the Dems, NY and Cali and that’s about it. And that is the end of their means! They won’t care who gets hurt, how many or how bad. They will still be able to outspend the democrats $1000 to $1.
    If we want to reverse this, it looks to me like we have to start doing things differently or they will win the whitehouse in two years. The lefts base isn’t reliable enough to vote consistently, we take for granted the women vote, which wasn’t there, we play lip service to the youth vote, which wasn’t there, and we turned our backs on the Hispanic vote, which wasn’t there either. And now we gave immigration reform to Cruz and Boehner. We play games about “old white guys” who will eventually die off…News flash…they won’t. And their wife’s will continue to vote lockstep with them for years to come…But more than that, what I see are 20 something white guys, imitating duck dynasty with the big beards, the confederate flags and the bumper stickers that says “just try to take my guns”…There’s a whole new generation coming in behind them..The only answer we get from the left is a couple letters to the editor from yours truly and a couple others, but I am in Ohio, which will be solidly red in just a few cycles if not already. Thats my rant, sorry for the gloom…

    • tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 10:37 am

      No need to apologize! You are pretty much correct, though.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      yea, well, cackling and ballyhooing is one thing (about all we’ve seen in the past 6 years) now’s the time to see some action. Republicans have PROMISED A BOOMING Recovery from the last GOP Great Recession. Republicans have PROMISED medical care for Veterans EQUAL to their own! All I’ve seen to date is nothing but chest thumping cackling and ruffling their feathers. ARMED WHITE RACIST TERRORIST GROUPS -many armed with missing military grade weapons from local PD’s across America still roam the streets freely. Deadbeat criminal lawless Kow farmers in Nevada still thumping their nose at the USA, seizing OUR lands, BLOCKING OUR INTERSTATE COMMERCE (same as the last time Repubs controlled ALL Branches of Government) -borders left wide open, CITIZENS openly MURDERED in the streets – school children targets of NRA Terrorist, etc, etc, etc and 1ST and FOREMOST for the Repubs when they regain Control of the United States Congress: “THIS IS WHAT WE’RE GONNA DO FOR OURSELVES”
      yea, well rots ob ruck delivering on your PROMISES -RETHUGS!!!
      I’ll believe it when I see it
      which is looking more and more like it ain’t gonna happen by 2016!

  8. tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Well, Kumbaya is a pretty short song.

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      apparently not as short as the accomplishments of the Republican controlled 114th Congress which is looking to be about as successful as the 113th. Lot of talk, gazillions of dollars and the only thing big government has accomplished for the last six years is sliding along on their butts blaming our POTUS for them not being able to do anything but sniffle and whine!

  9. Denise November 6th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    all I want to know is how many dumb asses in Kentucky voted for this lowlife who have insurance thanks to kynect/obamacare/aha?

    • eyelashviper November 8th, 2014 at 11:34 am

      That is the irony, and tragically, the failure of the Dems to make this point very clearly to the voters…they chose to run from Obama, ensuring their defeat.

  10. granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    finally the deadbeat do nothing WHITE privileged class overly spoiled brats are at least talking about doing something besides plundering the US Treasury for their offshore bank account deposits!
    Like a heard of chickens ruffling their feathers, I hear a lot of noises, but ALAS! (sigh) 6 six years and no egg yet!
    It’s the Republican controlled Congress’s JOB to get all their cackling done and get the F’ing egg LAID! If you were a chicken ranch, at least Americans could be eating some roasted meat by now!
    Get off your lazy butts, do your F’ing job -get legislation passed and signed into law or pack your f’ing bags cause this is one American that’s ready to THROW THE BUMS OUT!

  11. Obewon November 6th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    If GOP’s next 54 ObamaCare repeals were a charm and repubs had 2/3 to override POTUS Obama’s Veto, then by law they’d have to find cuts replacing the ACA’s $1.5 trillion+ federal deficit reductions! That’s why 85% of ACA funding is nondiscretionary having no congressional oversight. ObamaCare is Boehner & McConnell-Proof!

    • granpa.usthai November 6th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      throughout all their chest thumping ruffling feathers and cackling, I’ve not heard any of the Repubs saying anything about remaining within the parameters of ‘law’? Maybe they’ll try to buffalo the crippled Hawaiian Duck in the White House into signing Republican Patriot Act 2? – of course, if the Duck with very little quack left vetoed such an attempt, then they’d have to remain inside the confines of the law and take the time to gather enough support to override the veto -and/or – get Kliven’s lawless Kow Krew to seize power with their illegal military grade weapons?