Newt Gingrich on with Greta yesterday, says the vote to repeal ObamaCare is more than symbolic, and I enthusiastically agree. Don’t forget to sign Newt’s petition (link below).
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: You have a website NoMoreObamacare.com, aiding in efforts to repeal the national health care. What is going to happen in the House? I assume they are going to vote to repeal. Does it have some sort of power or impetus does it do something?
GINGRICH: It is more than symbolic. Passing by a substantial margin the repeal of Obamacare is a very important first step. We have now over 100,000 signatures and they are growing every day. Our goal is to target the 23 Democratic senators who are up for election in 2012 — excuse me — and be in a position to have the maximum number of signatures ask them to vet to repeal Obamacare.
The Center for Health Transformation going to release tomorrow its third chart on Obamacare. This is a 50 square foot chart that lists the 1,969 grant of authority the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Obamacare. Thing about that, 1,969 grants of power over your health care to a single bureaucrat in Washington, D.C. I think combined with our earlier charts of 159 new offices under Obamacare and a 50 square foot chart of all the deadlines under Obamacare, those three charts are devastating examples of why we should repeal Obamacare.
It is exceedingly frustrating to hear conservatives, both in the House and on blogs, radio and television pound on the symbolism. It’s as if they want to acknowledge they will fail, but, oh well, we tried.
How about saying, this vote will give Democrats the opportunity to do the right thing for America – to say, we will not be a part of forcing our constituents to fall victim to an unconstitutional mandate. If Obama is given the opportunity to do the same, but vetoed repeal legislation, that’s his bad, it’s on his shoulders. Let us see the vote: who wants to continue with the mandate, and who does not. We will remember in 2012.
Don’t you agree that a much better approach to repealing this devastating, job-killing, enslaving and unconstitutional legislation, is to call it what it is, and talk about the collateral damage it has laid waste to, as we try to trod the littered path to get to a physician?