GOP lawmakers face pressure from base to target ObamaCare – or else

GOP lawmakers face pressure from base to target ObamaCare – or else


WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers are facing rising pressure from conservative groups and activists to go big – or potentially go home – in their fight against ObamaCare.

After taking control of Congress thanks to big victories in the November midterms, Republicans who ran in part on their opposition to the law are starting to roll out legislation undoing pieces of it. But the party is stuck in an internal debate over how far they can really go – risking a potential backlash from the party’s right flank if they don’t go far enough.

Tea Party activists say they are frustrated with the pace of progress toward conservatives’ goal of upending the Affordable Care Act.

Some activists are encouraging members to “fax blast” all 435 House members and 100 senators and demand they “drive a stake through the heart of ObamaCare once and for all.” SOURCE

Or else? Or else what?

Or else we’re not going to vote for them in the next election?

Or else we’re going to stomp our feet, form a new TEA Party and still CRY every time we don’t get our way because the TEA Party has the most ridiculous *non-leader* leadership a Party ever had?

Do you even remotely believe that there is more than a very small handful of Congressmen and Senators that give a DAMN about you, what you want and what this nation needs?

Do you even remotely believe that there is more than an incredibly small handful of Congressmen from the GOP that will do ANYTHING unless *Boss* Boehner approves it?

*Boss* Boehner, kind of makes you think of the Tammany Hall era.

These clowns, with apologies to all REAL clowns, these clowns in Congress don’t give a DAMN about you, me or anything that WE, THE PEOPLE believe this nation should do.

All we are is a vote and a check when election time rolls around and I for one, am fed up with it. 

I can’t speak for everyone on the Right but as for me, this is what the GOP/RNC gets from me and mine, at least until they pull their heads out of each other’s asses and go back to running the nation as intended and stop acting like little bullies on the school playground. 

Check to RNC

Some Tea Party-backed lawmakers like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are leading the charge against the Affordable Care Act. The senator, and potential presidential candidate, recently warned that Republicans will “get walloped” in 2016 if they don’t live up to their promises, including working to get the health law eliminated

Ted Cruz is correct and the GOP knows it and that’s why so many within the GOP and RNC leadership talk about Ted Cruz, behind his back like he’s the bastard redheaded stepchild.

I think the GOP/RNC is afraid of Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert and other real Conservatives because these folks aren’t toeing the Boehner and McConnell *line*, they’re not kissing anyone’s ass to get or keep a committee chairmanship and therefor have nothing to fear in the way of repercussions from the OLD and deeply entrenched Republicans.

But so far, several Republican lawmakers, like Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, have indicated they’d have better luck chipping away at the law “piece by piece.”

I have heard those exact same words from my Congress Critter, Pete Sessions (TX-32), about how Obamacare is too big to just *do away with it*, I have heard how it must be dismantled a piece at a time because there’s no way to repeal it in one fell swoop.


Obamacare was PASSED into law all at once, it was signed by the Kenyan in Chief all at once and it can, and damned well should be dismantled, ALL AT ONCE.

Or else? Listen closely my friends; *OR ELSE* is the biggest joke around, the Hallowed Halls are rocked with laughter when they hear *OR ELSE* and until we vote out the whole damned lot of them and start over, *OR ELSE* will continue to be a meaningless joke.


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8 Responses to GOP lawmakers face pressure from base to target ObamaCare – or else

  1. cary says:

    I am more and more disillusioned every time a RINO opens their mouth and spews more crap our way. Do they really think we don’t notice? Do they really have such little regard for the people that voted for them?

    Do they really expect us to just sit here and take it?

    Good Lord, we’ve become a nation of pansies! A bunch of mushrooms!

    I’m afraid it will, in fact, take a revolution, and not just at the ballot box, but a full blown knock-down-drag-out FIGHT to get the attention of first, the people, and second, the “representatives” in DC. I guess I better get in shape - it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a brawl.

  2. Abigail says:

    I love that eagle!

    This is interesting, from USA Today Mar 2013
    “Even when in Washington, actual legislating — working with other lawmakers to draft laws, hold hearings and vote on bills — occupies only about a third of a member’s time. The remaining time is taken up with constituent service, politics, fundraising, media relations and administrative work, according to the first-of-its-kind study.”

    And so there it is. Except for constituent services the rest is working toward reelection, IMO. Small wonder not much worthwhile gets done. I think we need fewer Representatives and that they should be paid by their districts and should be prohibited from ‘fund raising’ while in office. If incumbents can’t get re elected on the merits of the kind of work they did while IN office, they don’t deserve re election.
    Oh, and I also think universal suffrage should be tossed out. But that will never happen, I know.

  3. Mike Flynn says:

    well said, FRED. Not much I can add to that. We are dealing with two chapters of the same organized crime syndicate. How should we change that? Voting is not the answer. You will never get enough voters willing to upset that status quo to vote all these criminals out.

  4. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    I have a pretty damned good idea who I’m NOT voting for.


  5. Wayne says:

    Great post. Just read a story about Jeff Sessions and he sounded pretty serious about immigration reform, as in enforcing the laws already on the books. What a novel idea. He and a very few of the conservative stripe seem to be the adults in congress. That said, the marxists on the evil side of the aisle stuck the ACA up the publics’ ass with great, appreciable joy. Why can’t the Republicans stick the repeal up their COLLECTIVE asses? Pass a bill restoring the things that were in place before the ACA was passed and then get to work on real reforms. Then again I speak about that oft dreaded word that our rep’s. abhore ,”WORK”. Nothing changes if nothing changes.

  6. TomR,armed in Texas says:

    I have made a few donations to real conservatives running for office. Even if they have little chance. I will never give to the GOP/RNC run PACs. Those are money grubbing entities of the Establishment Repubs. The lifers, the phony “conservatives”.

    2016 is shaping up to be a real cluster f**k. It seems that anyone who ever wore the Repub moniker is fishing for a presidential run. Some are good solid conservatives. Others the establishment enemy. My hope is that the Jebs, Mitts and Christis split enough of an Establishment vote that maybe a real conservative can be our candidate in the general election.

  7. Bunkerville says:

    Until Boehner can learn how to count I doubt we will get very far. This latest Abortion bill fiasco which only gave the Dems ammo is not what we need right now. Pass the Keystone Pipeline and get a grip. Good post Fred.

  8. TexasFred says:

    Boehner and Reince Priebus are seriously at the heart of the problem, the continuing problem for the GOP but it bothers me greatly how a man that I considered to be a friend, a man that I had the utmost respect for, Pete Sessions, could be so blindly supportive of Boehner.. I guess that Chairmanship must be more important than the will of WE, THE PEOPLE and doing what’s RIGHT for America…

    And Pete, there are NO acceptable excuses, the GOP has serious issues and they start at the TOP, and are exacerbated by those that support the problem makers…

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