Thursday, February 03, 2011

ObamaCare repeal fails in Senate.

Senator Mitch McConnell's amendment to repeal ObamaCare failed 47-51 last night. Every Republican voted proudly to repeal the unpopular, and probably unconstitutional law, while the entire Democrat caucus remained firm against repeal. Not even Joe Manchin, Ben Nelson, or James Webb voted for repeal.

What does this mean?

One. Senator Harry Reid does not have complete control over the Senate. If we really need to pass something that would receive fifty-one, or fifty-two votes on amendment, Mitch McConnell could get it done. This will be vital in the future.

Two. Senate Republicans continue to be united against ObamaCare. Even Lisa Murkowski, who believed it would be a waste of time, was fully engaged in this vote. Our ranks are very strong in both Houses of Congress, which is excellent news for both the Republican base and the Tea Party movement.

Three. Senate Democrats did not wake up on election day. Obviously, losing six seats due to health care reform, and probably the entire United States Senate in November of next year, has not effected Senate Democrats at all - Not even one of the 23 members up for election in 2012 bucked their leadership.

ObamaCare will have to be struck down by the Supreme Court if we want it removed before the next Republican White House and Senate. Sadly, rising health care premiums and an almost guaranteed judicial reversal of the law cannot interfere with the Democrat Party's pro-spending, pro-government agenda at this time.

What say you?

1 comment:

  1. Joe Manchin (D-WV) ran on a platform to repeal Obamacare.

    Congrats WV voters. You've now been shown what it is like to believe a democrat promise.