I can’t recall a time in recent memory that I’ve been prouder of a Republican leader in Congress. His impassioned speech on the floor of the House last night represented very well the will of the majority of Americans regarding Obamacare.
Yesterday, the day that the House of Representatives passed the Senate’s nationalized healthcare bill, is a day which will live in infamy. I am so proud that the Republican caucus in both houses held firm and held together in opposition of this national travesty. We have not seen that kind of party unity in a long time – not even on Cap & Tax. Now going forward every mess created by this legislation; every delay in care, every increase in costs, every shortage of doctors and hospital beds, belongs to the democrats. They own it. They own our healthcare system and every future flaw therein.
I do hope that we will be able to repeal this mess, though I know how unlikely that is. I do believe Republicans have a chance at gaining a majority in the House in November’s elections and a very slim chance at gaining a majority in the Senate. Even if we gain majorities in both houses – which I say again is a very slim chance – there is no chance that we would have a veto-proof majority. So even if Congress acts to repeal, Obama would veto and Congress couldn’t override it. This means the path to repeal is a bit longer. The best shot we have is for us to take back both houses of Congress this November and then increase our majority in 2012 so that if Obama is re-elected we can override his veto and if he is not re-elected we can work together with his successor to effectively repeal Obamacare before most of the provisions of it have been implemented.