Obama Promises That He Will Happily Veto Republican Bill To Repeal Obamacare

obama happy to veto obamacare repeal bill

During remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference, President Obama made it clear that he will “happily” veto the 60th attempt by House Republicans to repeal Obamacare.

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The president said, “I hear Republicans are holding their 50th or 60th vote next year [sic] to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. I’ve lost count at this point. But here’s something easy to remember — if that bill ever actually reached my desk, I would happily veto it. If they try to unravel new rules that we put in place to make sure Wall Street recklessness doesn’t hurt American families again, I’ll be happy to veto it. If, rather than try to solve the problem of a broken immigration system, they compound the problem, I’ll veto it.”

After weeks of stumbles, bumbles, and self-induced humiliations, House Republicans moved the vote to repeal the ACA to the top of their agenda. Speaker Boehner had to delay his own border security bill because he didn’t have the Republican votes needed to pass it. The Department of Homeland Security will run out of funding at the end February, and House Republicans are divided on keeping our country safe from potential attacks, so in order to keep his a lid on his circus, Boehner has scheduled one of the House’s regular pointless votes on repealing Obamacare.

Republicans have never been able to overcome the gap between the public’s “dislike” of Obamacare and their support for what the Affordable Care Act does. Republicans managed to demonize the term Obamacare while doing no damage to the support for access to affordable health care. The health care debate is one that President Obama will always love to have because it is is a winning issue for the president and Democrats.

The show vote on the Affordable Care Act is a way for House Republicans to pretend like they are doing something while accomplishing absolutely nothing. The one technique that John Boehner has mastered as Speaker is the art of pretending to look busy while doing nothing. The veto threat has been issued, so the latest Republican attempt to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans is officially dead before it has started.

22 Replies to “Obama Promises That He Will Happily Veto Republican Bill To Repeal Obamacare”

  1. The Republicans, apparently, have not learned the lesson of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result each time.

    They KNOW what bills the President will veto, he has made that fact abundantly clear, yet they continue to pass the same old garbage. Trying to look like they are doing something, and accomplishing nothing.

    It appears that the next two years will be a repeat of the last four. Presenting the same old bills that do nothing for the people, but everything for the top 1-2%. Or trying to usurp the authority of the POTUS.

    At first it was amusing, now it is getting old, tiresome and disgusting. The Republican claim they were given a mandate to govern. My question is, when are they going to start?

  2. Just had the 2 great-grands here for 4 days. I witnessed the petulant child stomping and screaming and crying if she was told no. It was just like watching the Repugs! The 18 month old climbed on a chair and was trying to re-arrange my bills and papers. In a very stern, loud voice I said NO. He wilted and started crying. He reached his hand over to try again…again I said NO. Momma stopped in her tracks. “When Grandma says NO, I mean NO!” He climbed down and never did it again. The veto had been signed! Go Obama! Use that pen on those petulant children!

  3. Always leads me to the same question, other than greedy, up to no good scoundrels.. who actually votes republican? While there must be plenty of those around..enough to sway an election?…(makes no sense). Check yourself America, before you wreck yourself.

  4. In comparing the Party of No to toddlers, I know that you mean no disrespect to toddlers, right? /s

  5. Obamacare will still leave ‘between 17 million and 19 million’ nonelderly Americans without medical insurance. The only solution that would affect everyone positively including reducing costs is Medicare for all.
    PETITION: Expand Medicaid in ALL States http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/expand-medicaid-in-all?source=s.icn.tw&r_by=5108876
    Please share this message. #HR676 #Medicare4all #singlepayer. ‘Medicare for All’ would cover everyone, save billions in first year: new study http://www.pnhp.org/news/2013/july/%E2%80%98medicare-for-all%E2%80%99-would-cover-everyone-save-billions-in-first-year-new-study

  6. 12 Million of those people live in red states, some are felons who don’t qualify and maybe the rest think they are superman and don’t need insurance. But I agree with you every American should have the same insurance that I have, good old fashioned American Socialist healthcare called the VA

  7. “The Republicans, apparently, have not learned the lesson of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result each time.”

    That’s a definition for something, isn’t it? [WINK]

  8. I like this quote: —“The one technique that John Boehner has mastered as Speaker is the art of pretending to look busy while doing nothing.”—-

  9. —-The one technique that John Boehner has mastered as Speaker is the art of pretending to look busy while doing nothing.—-

    I like that quote.

  10. It was NEVER amusing. These f*ck*rs ought to whipped in public not only for failing to work, but for actively, I would say virulently, working against the citizenry of this country.

  11. Each and every Republican who votes to defund the ACA should have to come face to face with a child that will die without the healthcare this law provides. And explain to that child why it’s more important that they die so the Republican Party can stop what they consider the President’s agenda.

  12. Obama and his so-called Democrats, and his cadre of Obamabots, none of which can think, or reason, and know only to take like a spoiled child, of whom the love of being noticed and the center of attention continues….
    What also continues is the championing of Obama and his ignorant and greedy group of child like people who cannot think in terms of cause and effect in the nation, who are in actuality, watching the decay in our country, yet still making the systematic destruction of the fundamental building foundations of the American way of life their main purposeful objective; namely our prosperity, freedom, police protection, protection against the unlawful seizure of our properties, the rule of law, our constituion, our national defense, our deployed and home base armed services and armaments, and our protection of our
    borders from invasion.
    Evidently Obama and his supporters hate this country…

  13. Wow!!! Do not become intoxicated with the excessive exuberance of your own inexhaustible verbosities…

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