John Boehner again moves to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

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Why does Boehner insist that the GOP be a loser forever?

The longer Obamacare is around, the less popular it becomes. As many as 50 million Americans are going to lose their health care plans, like them or not. Barack Obama is a proven liar. democrats are jumping ship. The USS Obama is sinking. So what does John Boehner want to do?

Rescue them.

Republicans have shifted their strategy on ObamaCare.

Weeks ago, many Republicans said ObamaCare — including Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) — was too broken to fix. But now, the GOP is drafting legislation that aims to do just that.

The GOP wants to rebuild its political capital and public credibility by solving ObamaCare’s implementation problems. This pivot comes after Republicans took major hits in polls following the government shutdown.
The House this week will vote on a measure called, “Keep Your Health Plan Act.” It aims to do what the president promised years ago: If you like your health plan, you can stay on it. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, are pushing for a vote in their chamber. That measure has already attracted Democratic support.

Due to the insurance market and ObamaCare mandates, millions have recently lost their healthcare coverage. Many of these dropped people will obtain coverage through the new ObamaCare health exchanges, but some, if not most, will pay higher premiums.

After their costly political strategy to defund ObamaCare, GOP lawmakers are more willing to support measures that will repair the president’s signature healthcare law, political science professor Jack Pitney said.

“Republicans took a look at the polls. They finally realized that defunding ObamaCare was unpopular, but a measure like this [is] very popular. They realized that, despite all the brave talk, that the shutdown did not work to their advantage and now they are trying to get on the right side of public opinion,” he said.

This boggles the mind of the sane individual.

Obamacare was shoved down American’s throat via legislative shenanigans without any GOP support. Why on Earth should the GOP lift a finger to help?

Nancy Pelosi told us Congress had to pass it before we could find out what was in it. we are still learning about what’s in it and it’s not getting any better.

Why does Boehner want to lend a hand to help rehabilitate Obama’s reputation? Is he so stupid as to think that will endear him to the right’s base? It will not. For God’s sake, why would he save democrats from themselves? Obama has fallen below 40%. Why throw him a lifesaver? There is no need to pull democrats out of the sinkhole they dug alone. The GOP only needs to restate Obamas and Pelosi’s words over and over and over.

Republicans should simply sit back, pass the popcorn and enjoy the disaster movie unfolding before them as the calendar delivers us to November 2014.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

15 Responses to “John Boehner again moves to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”

  1. 1

    Nan G

    When people are hurting, and this loosely written ”grandfather clause” is hurting a lot of people, representative government is responsible to do something.
    If the Republicans just, ”sit back, pass the popcorn and enjoy the disaster,” they will be the ones tagged with responsibility for much of the resultant pain.

    Democrats are scrambling to fix ObamaCare
    Obama’s way.
    Like, last week when nine House Democrats proposed a bill that would delay individual mandate penalties until web site is fully functional.
    Or this week where Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) proposed the Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act.

    Perhaps it is too late to fix this, many cancelled policies are never going to be un-cancelled and a few insurers have quit as of 2014.
    So, perhaps people will simply have to die because of lack of coverage.
    But standing there, looking like bystanders on the edge of a lake while people drown, is not a winning strategy.

    We’ve got some great ads already in the can against Obama and his cheerleaders in Congress, but they will create some great ads against Republicans IF they can be seen as doing nothing while people die.

    What odds do you give a Republican-originated plan getting passed in both houses and signed by Obama, anyway???

  2. 2

    kevino

    President Lincoln: “Only Burnside could have managed such a coup, wringing one last spectacular defeat from the jaws of victory.” For those that don’t know the Battle of the Crater, it’s a good read. It’s one of the greatest collections of battlefield blunders in the history of warfare.

    RE: Sen. Boehner trying to fix the ACA.
    What an idiot. LET. IT. BURN.

  3. 3

    mathman

    Bonior wants to be nice, because that will mean he gets more earmarks, and thus gets re-elected.
    The Speaker gets incredible benefits in office; he has a large staff, a huge salary, all kinds of privileges, and massive power. He does not want to surrender any of that; thus, he must get lots of money to advertise.
    So to *** with the people, to *** with the party, Bonior is out to take care of #1.
    If that means that others suffer, so be it.
    Just remember: McConnell got $3 Billion for a dam in his home state, just for being nice in the Senate. That is called corruption in office.

  4. 4

    Pecozbill

    Used to be a sign in most antique shops, “You break it, you buy it!”
    Someone needs to write that on the halls of Congress, or at least in the GOP Caucus rooms. Obama, Pelosi & Reid ‘broke it’……. let them fix it!!
    Boehner, McConnell and their fellow GOP’rs need to go home and visit their constituents and let BO and the Dims figure out an answer…… if they can!

  5. 6

    Frodus

    GOPeee. Stop sending money to the RNC, send it to the candidates directly. Everything they have done sense the election of Obama has been morally backwards, self serving, corrupt, self defeating.. And how do we expect this to get any better, maybe if it hits the American people pocket book, or it personally touches each and every one of us. Personally i know for-sure there is no fixing ACA in any shape or form, its to big, to complex, to much of a one size fits all program.

    But im not really sure whats the point of playing both sides tho.

  6. 9

    stillfreeintexas

    Do not allow Pres. Obama to further break other promises to fix broken promises. No taxes raised on anyone earning less than $250,000 and not one dime added to the debt. You will be able to keep your insurance if you like it. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. No fix should allow him to break any of these promises.

  7. 10

    Greg

    @Brother Bob, #7:

    It’s my way of saying that Becoming the cheerleaders for failure hasn’t played especially well with a majority of the American people.

    I can’t remember anything positive the right has said or anything helpful the right has done during the past 5 years. Please feel free to post a list to remind me.

  8. 11

    Tim

    Boner is not only gutless and has no principles, he is also stupid as hell. This guy could have a 100 seat majority in the House, and he’d still fold up like a cheap K-Mart lawn chair. Get rid of this turkey as speaker NOW before he also gets amnesty through (which he is working behind the scenes to do). Also, get rid of Ryan and Kantor from ANY leadership positions. Time to primary these bozo RINOs out of there. When Boner’s first act as Speaker was to break into tears, the Demos knew they had it made. Pelosi may not have any brains, but Connie Corl-er-I mean Nancy Pelosi at least has a pair of stones.

  9. 12

    Brother Bob

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    @Greg: Easy – how about the efforts to repeal Obamacare? How about building the Keystone pipeline? How about opposing cap & trade? Securing our borders? There are plenty of positive ideas that the right has offered and it’s not our fault the president isn’t smart enough to take our help.
    If the conservatives supported Obama then we’d both be wrong and where would that leave us?

  10. 13

    Frodus

    Watch Bone throw the Dems a life-line, by Friday their will be a bill on the floor of the house which will allow you to keep your insurance. With bipartisan support of course. These are the same Dems that voted and didn’t read the bill before they passed it, and of course here comes the Republicans to the rescue.

    Am i missing something here.
    John Boehner again moves to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory is an understatement. The fallout from this is bill that we had to “pass to see whats in it” is so bad that the Dems are willing to sabotage it to kill it, and if Obumer signs it and it makes threw senate it will undermine it to the point it will not be implementable .

    The Facts are in your face, Boner and those around him are complicit in the destruction of the of the health care system as we know it.

    What are they going to do, force all those that lost the coverage to get it back..ha, and im sure those insurance company will just willing comply. Have you see Boner in front of the microphone lately, hell no he’s to busy getting a bill together for the illegals..

    The vary few that stand up and tell it like it is are few and far between. Welcome to the new normal.

    Obumer says it the Republicans fault for not helping him fix the bill.They have backed themselves in to a corner and don’t even know it comrades.

  11. 14

    Ditto

    @Brother Bob:

    I have to admit I’m scratching my head over Greg’s comment, but it is entirely possible that Greg has had an epiphany.

    Becoming the cheerleaders for failure hasn’t played especially well with a majority of the American people.

    This disastrous roll-out of Obamacare has been without question an utter failure, and I for one find it quite refreshing that Greg (one of it’s many cheerleaders,) is admitting that the whole Obamacare debacle hasn’t played well with a majority of the American people. Will wonders never cease?

  12. 15

    mossomo

    @Greg:

    “Becoming the cheerleaders for failure hasn’t played especially well with a majority of the American people. ”

    Now those cheerleaders (49% isn’t a majority though) know socialism costs; socialism isn’t free (a rose is a rose by any name). But sheep like to pasture. On ‘free grass’.

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