Category Archives: Repeal BS

OBAMACARE REPEAL A FANTASY?

My latest column for the American Spectator discusses the similarities between Medicare catastrophic care, which was repealed in 1989, and Obamacare: The repeal of the “Affordable Care Act” is by no means without precedent in recent congressional history. In fact, one need look no farther back than 1989 to find a corollary. That was the [...]

DOES BOEHNER HAVE ANY CREDIBILITY ON REPEALING OBAMACARE?

Shortly following the election, the House Speaker seemed to be ready to throw in towel on ObamaCare when he advised us that the hilariously titled “Affordable Care Act” was the law of the land. Having caught Hell over that remark, he has now changed his position. Here’s how he put in a subsequent editorial: The [...]

IT TOOK GUTS FOR ROMNEY TO DENOUNCE OBAMACARE AT THE NAACP CONVENTION

During his speech at the NAACP Convention on Wednesday, Mitt Romney said one way to reduce government spending is by eliminating “every nonessential expensive program I can find, and that includes ObamaCare.” He knew that was going to piss them off, but he said it anyway. In other words, what he did was precisely the [...]

THE STATES CAN STILL KILL OBAMCARE

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses the possibility that the states can cause ObamaCare to die on the vine by refusing to set up its insurance exchanges: Although the voters can put an end to the madness on November 6, the states don’t need to wait until Election Day to take aim at ObamaCare’s [...]

SANTORUM AND THE SILENCE OF THE SHAMS

In today’s American Spectator I ask why Rick Santorum is the only Republican presidential candidate who has made the repeal of ObamaCare central to his campaign: Santorum has not merely explained why ObamaCare must be repealed but has repeatedly declared it the most important issue of the campaign. In fact, he did so during the [...]

DEBATE VIDEO: SANTORUM HAMMERS ROMNEY ON MASSACHUSETTS MANDATE

Rick Santorum explains ObamaCare’s importance to the GOP’s strategy in the general election and why Romney can’t effectively make the case for repeal. Santorum pointed out that RomneyCare provided the blueprint for Obama’s plan and addeed: Folks, we can’t give this issue away in this election. It is about fundamental freedom. Giving the GOP presidential nomination to Romney will indeed [...]

ROMNEY ADVISOR SAYS NOT TO EXPECT FULL REPEAL OF OBAMACARE

Yep. You read that right. Norm Coleman, an important advisor to Mitt Romney, said the following on a talking heads gasfest a couple of days ago: You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president … You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. [...]

VIDEO: THE JUSTICE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

Last July, I wrote a column for the American Spectator about Elena Kagan’s conflict of interest where ObamaCare is concerned. Since then, more damning information has come out about her involvement in preparing the legal defense of PPACA. In this video, Michael Ostrolenk interviews Carrie Severino, Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, about their new report: [...]

ABOUT THOSE “FRIVOLOUS” OCARE LAWSUITS

Remember when the lawsuits filed against ObamaCare were just “frivolous” PR stunts? I guess SCOTUS disagrees. In today’s American Spectator, I discuss yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to hear arguments on four specific issues raised by the various plaintiffs:  Does Congress possess the power to enact the individual mandate? Is the individual mandate severable from the rest of the law? Does [...]

THE DUMBEST QUESTION FROM A MODERATOR IN LAST NIGHT’S GOP DEBATE

As a rule, I don’t watch debates moderated by MSM hacks. The questions are always rehashed DNC talking points, and they are often just plain dumb. A classic example was provided during last night’s GOP debate by Maria Bartiromo: You have all said that you will repeal President Obama’s health care legislation. Down the line, [...]