No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the “doughnut hole” and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25 year olds from their parents’ insurance coverage?
Rep. Steve King (R - Iowa), March 22, 2010:
Mr. KING of Iowa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on _______________.A BILLTo repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. REPEAL OF PPACA.
4 Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protec-
5 tion and Affordable Care Act, such Act is repealed, and
6 the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act
7 are restored or revived as if such Act had not been en-
And it only took 24 hours.
Frum's party no longer accepts the legitimacy of a two-party state, if one of them is the Democratic Party. Arguably, this has been the case since 1992.
Frum needs to decide if he's in or out, because the people running the GOP are clearly not listening to him. "I invented the phrase 'Axis of Evil'" won't even get him a bus ride home from the next Tea Party rally.