What a fucking joke. The GOP let it get this far, and they won’t do a fucking thing about it. Our best hope is a Republican president in the next election (Walker or Cruz, preferably) and kicking Boehner off the podium.
From Fox News.
Obama declared Thursday that “the Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” after winning yet another round in the Supreme Court.
But the battle’s not over — a host of legal and political challenges remain, and if anything, Republicans say they are more emboldened than ever to repeal the law.
“ObamaCare is fundamentally broken, increasing health care costs for millions of Americans. Today’s ruling doesn’t change that fact,” House Speaker John Boehner charged in a statement Thursday, vowing to continue efforts on Capitol Hill to “repeal the law and replace it with patient-centered solutions.”
……But several court cases are still wending their way through the system, including a challenge by House Republicans over the estimated $175 billion the administration is paying health insurance companies to reimburse them for covering poor people and cases over whether the law is forcing religious organizations to pay for employee contraceptives.
Further, Republicans are weighing a repeal strategy that could lead to a veto showdown with the president before the end of the year. That’s not to mention what might happen if a Republican wins the White House in 2016, with a GOP majority on the Hill.
……”It’s a terrible [court] decision and to see the court sort of invent more ways to save the law time — and again, it’s frustrating — but it reaffirms the point that that Congress is going to have to be the ones to get rid of it,” said Dan Holler, spokesman for the conservative Heritage Action.
The biggest fight may come on Capitol Hill, as Republican opponents consider using a filibuster-proof process called “budget reconciliation” to push a measure through the Senate and, with the help of the GOP majority in the House, get a repeal bill before the president.
Using this tactic is not unprecedented. When Democrats did not have the typically required 60 votes to pass ObamaCare in 2009, they used “reconciliation,” which only requires a 51-vote majority, to pass parts of it through the Senate. The option of using the same process to get rid of the law, with only a simple majority, has been a topic of conversation among opponents ever since.
Boehner is a deplorable pussy. He’s been Obama’s doormat for 7 years, and he insults Tea Party patriots and constituents who object. This latest bluster is all bullshit.