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The Missing Word

Some of you have mocked me for saying we need to replace Republicans in the Senate with stronger conservatives.Consider this statement from Mitch McConnell after the Democrats passed health care deform last night:

“Today’s vote will go down in history as the culmination of a year-long quest by a partisan majority to force its will on the public over bipartisan opposition. And it marks the beginning of a backlash against Democrats in Washington who lost their way and lost the trust of the people who elected them. Americans rejected the process and the special deals that brought us to this point, and they are demanding an explanation. A bill that had a simple goal — to lower the cost of health care — became instead a monstrosity held together by special deals, a rejection of the clear will of the voters, and Presidential appeals to put party first. That’s not reform.“Americans had already rejected this bill before today’s vote, along with the unseemly power grab that led to its passage. They are tired of being treated more like obstacles to be overcome than constituents to be respected and heard. But they will be heard. Senate Republicans will now do everything in our power to replace the massive tax hikes, Medicare cuts and mandates with the reforms our constituents have been calling for throughout this debate.

What word is missing? How about the word “repeal.” So fearful of being labeled the “Party of No”, the Senate Republicans cannot bring themselves to give a full throated defense of the proposition that this monstrosity should be repealed. They will instead go with nibbling at the edges.If you want to actually get this thing repealed, here are the Senate candidates to support:

March

Mike Lee (UT)
If you live in Utah, show up Tuesday at your local caucus, become a delegate to the State Convention, and cast your vote for Mike Lee. Remember, Bob Bennett’s alternative health care plan is just as bad as Obamacare, complete with individual mandates, federal funding of abortion, etc.

May

Rand Paul (KY)
Marlin Stutzman (IN)
Pat Toomey (PA)

June

Chuck DeVore (CA)
Danny Tarkanian (NV)

August

Ken Buck (CO)
Marco Rubio (FL)

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