Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA HAFA Score 78) was a great sport this past Friday. He joined me for my radio show in Atlanta, which is on WSB, the nation's most listened to talk radio station.
During the course of our conversation, Congressman Woodall said the fight against Obamacare is "the biggest issue of our generation." He also said of the Republicans in Congress "there is nothing we won't do in order to see this President's health care bill repealed."
Got that? It is "the biggest issue of our generation" and "there is nothing we won't do in order to see this President's health care bill repealed." Got it?
But he and the Republican leadership won't support defunding it with a continuing resolution.
They are the Meatloaf Caucus. It's like the old Meatloaf lyrics that he will do anything for love, but he won't do that.
The Meatloaf Caucus will do anything to defeat Obamacare, but they won't defund it.
Interestingly enough, if you listen to this audio clip, what Congressman Woodall actually says is that we need people to get into the healthcare exchanges and suffer in order to build a movement to repeal Obamacare. Keep in mind, this is the same thinking that says we cannot defund Obamacare because the President will veto it. They seem to think they can repeal it or delay it with that same President.
What's worse, saying we need Americans to suffer in order to repeal it is like saying we don't need to prevent people from getting ill, but rather wait for them to be sick so we can grow the will to fight the illness.
Congressmen — and I do mean Congressmen, all of you — people are already suffering because of this legislation. Why must they suffer more? Congressmen need to defund it, not join the Meatloaf Caucus.
You can listen to the whole interview with Congressman Woodall right here via iTunes. Be sure to listen to the listener reaction to the conversation.