EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Come What May
There is still a chance, though increasingly slim, that the House GOP will be able to blow up the health care bill on a motion to recommit. There are going to be recriminations after this is over, but I’m going to try not to pile on. I had my say when the Senate GOP botched it. What was done was done.
But whether this legislation actually passes or not, the GOP can now do a couple of things:
1. Pledge immediate repeal in toto of Obamacare should it pass. No nibbling at the edges — the whole thing and we pledge our lives, fortunes, and honor to crushing any member of Republican leadership who refuses to get on the full repeal bandwagon.
2. Pledge to adopt for their own use the exact same rules under which Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have governed the House of Representatives, except for those parts about letting members like Charlie Rangel continue to be committee chairmen.
If your legislator has not signed on to the Club For Growth’s Repeal It website, we need to get them fully on board.
Come what may tonight, the fight is not over. Relevant portions of the law would not go into effect until 2014 and those parts that come into effect sooner can be challenged in court.
Now, let’s hope that Motion to Recommit does some good.