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McConnell and 32 Republicans file brief on repealing health reform

November 19th, 2010 . by TexasFred

McConnell and 32 Republicans file brief on repealing health reform

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 32 other GOP senators officially filed a brief on Thursday in favor of a court case challenging healthcare reform.

McConnell filed a 16-page brief in a federal case based in Florida arguing that a key part of the new healthcare law, the requirement that all individuals have health insurance, was unconstitutional.

“Where, as in this case with respect to the [health bill]‟s individual mandate, Congress legislates without authority, it damages its institutional legitimacy and precipitates divisive federalism conflicts like the instant litigation,” McConnell wrote in the filing. “The long term harms that the PPACA may do to our governmental institutions and constitutional architecture are at least as important as are the specific consequences of the PPACA.”

The senators who signed onto the brief are: Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Kit Bond (R-Mo.), Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), John Ensign (R-Nev.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), George LeMieux (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Pat Roberts (R-Utah), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), John Thune (R-S.D.), David Vitter (R-La.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

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I was sincerely hoping that I wouldn’t have to use this very often, and I certainly didn’t expect to make it a GROUP award, but that is exactly what I am about to do.

To the GOP Senators that didn’t sign the brief: Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Robert Bennett (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), George Voinovich (R-Ohio);

For your ignominious actions against those that have elected you to protect this nation, for your continued disgraceful display of cowardice and anti-Americanism, you are hereby made the 1st recipients of the TexasFred Blog award of the RINO OF THE WEEK.

No Republican senators-elect signed onto the amicus curiae filing since the brief is an official Senate communication, and none of the new members are sworn in.

I told all of my readers that as soon as the elections were over that we would see an immediate resurgence of RINOism. We all knew that the above named were RINOs, now all we have to do is wait until shortly after the new Senators are sworn in to find out how many more RINOs we can add to the list.

America is in one of the worst positions it has ever been in, short of the Great Depression. We came perilously close to that happening, and it was by the grace of God that we didn’t fall into a full blown depression.

Look at the names that didn’t sign the amicus curiae, that is a list of ‘The Usual Suspects’.

Now, look at the list of those that did sign the amicus curiae. You will notice that there are several names on there that have been, until recently, considered to be hard core RINOs, both of MY U.S. Senators included.

Maybe the recent election did get the RINOs attention. Maybe we are going to see a new and better GOP, one that is directed at bringing betterment to America, but there is still much work to do.

There are still RINOs that must be removed. Now we have specific targets.

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9 Responses to “McConnell and 32 Republicans file brief on repealing health reform”

  1. comment number 1 by: Robert

    Seeing Collins and Snowe on that list of those SIGNING surprised the SH** outta me. Seeing Brown on the list that didn’t sign was no shock at all.

    What I expect to see is Brown being MORE Rino than Collins or Snowe in the near future with the occasional “WOW he actually sided with the Republicans” moment.

    I fully expect your group award to grow by leaps and bounds. The more things change I guess the more things stay the same. Sigh.

  2. comment number 2 by: James Shott

    Agree with Robert on this.

    Pleasant surprise re: Snow and Collins.

    The no-signers deserve a deluge of mail telling them to pull their heads out!

  3. comment number 3 by: Bob Mack

    Fred, your RINO net snared all my nominees. But I’m gonna give Scott Brown a pass because whatever he is, he’s not Teddy Kennedy.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    Bob — That’s fine, but I am not giving ANY of em a *pass* simply because they’re not as evil as their predecessor.. .

    Wrong is still wrong, and Brown is a RINO… RINOs are wrong…

  5. comment number 5 by: Robert

    Bob, Yeah Brown… Sigh… Well he doesn’t get a pass in my book but he’s going to get good record keeping. Meaning I’m putting his actions in a plus vs minus spread sheet. IF his minus’s are more than his plus’s at the end of the year he’ll be just as bad as any other liberpuke from that state.

    Eyes Open and head on a swivel on all of them.

  6. comment number 6 by: Always On Watch

    Maybe this filing will go nowhere. I’m not optimistic that it will succeed in accomplishing repeal.

    However, it is critical that true conservatives stand up and oppose ObamaKare — on the record.

  7. comment number 7 by: minuteman26

    Agreed. Looks like some didn’t get the message on Nov 2nd.

  8. comment number 8 by: Steve Dennis

    Sad to see my senator, Judd Gregg, is on the list of people who didn’t sign it, but he is retiring and his replacement is Kelly Ayotte who sworn during the campaign to repeal ObamCare. If she does not sign onto this I will very disappointed in her to say the least.

  9. comment number 9 by: tonydowning

    We know why the health care bill is so long, so many thousands of pages: that’s how many pages it takes to pick winners and losers, to pick those that put Obama and the Democrats in office and reward them with a big helping of pork and cheese.

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