ObamaCare Vote to Repeal in Senate Wednesday

Early evening tonight Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced a measure to

Repeal ObamaCare

repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare. In the manner that Congress has perfected, the amendment will be attached to the FAA reauthorization bill now in front of the Senate. Yesterday a Florida U.S. District Judge ruled the Affordable Care Act wholly unconstitutional. In doing so, Judge Vinson referenced the Boston Tea Party – and this quote will make your day:

“It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place.” ~ Judge Roger Vinson (Thanks to the Arizona Tea Party Network)

If that doesn’t keep a smile on your face for a few days, what’s up with you?

The vote is expected to take place tomorrow (Wednesday, February 2). Since the Senate is in the hands of Democrats with a 53-47 majority, the LA Times says the vote is “largely symbolic.”

Republicans need just four Democrats to come to their side and vote for repeal. Only four. So, those votes will likely not be there tomorrow, but the fact is, Democrats will have their vote on the record – and in the Book of Shame – and they will be remembered in November 2012.

To these Democrats, McConnell said this on the floor of the Senate:

“It’s an opportunity to reevaluate your vote, to listen to your constituents who are desperately trying to get your attention,” he told his colleagues. “You can say, ‘Perhaps this was a mistake.’ ”

Read the entire story at The LA Times.

In the meantime, working through the night, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) is crafting her amendment to remove the 1099 reporting that is so egregious in the health care law. She hopes this will be a signal that Democrats are willing to make changes to the bill…nevermind that Democrats had no willingness to change a single items before they were booted out in November 2010…nevermind that the Affordable Care Law is now unconstitutional.

  • The quote by Judge Vinson is priceless. I hope the Republicans are successful in forcing the Senate to vote on the measure, even if it fails. We need to have the vote on record.

  • I woke up this morning with the realization, that I’m that old, overweight, toothless, and the ugly old man I looked at with dread when I had all my teeth, my health, and my youth. It’s not a good feeling to wake up to. But I tell you this now, I’d rather die alone in bad health, with gums where teeth used to be, than saddle my children, my grand children, or theirs with the foot of a government forever on their necks.
    My ancestors came to this country in the 1600s.. they hacked out a life from nothing, but what God and their faith, gave them. They fought the British to gain freedom from an oppressive boot on THEIR necks. They fled mobs in the dead of winter, because they practiced their religion and built a great city in Illinois, where their neighbors hated them for their beliefs and their successes. They were whipped, tared and feathered for their beliefs, AND THEIR SUCCESSES.
    They died in the cold mud of Iowa to find a new home where they could survive and practice their religion in freedom out west. They built a life in a desert where the only body of water, was a lake was so full of salt you could sit in the water without sinking. They made that desert bloom like a rose. Not from a government hand out or a mandate, they did it with faith, hope, and hard work.
    I find myself today, not sure if I’ll be able to make it another month on the little I have left. I find, at the age of 65, myself facing disaster. I tell you this, I’d rather face that than see my country ruled by the few. I should probably not write when I’m not quit awake yet. But this country is now waking with the same realization that I do. We are about to lose that which so many died and sacrificed for. Freedom.
    This isn’t a vacant dream. It’s not an experiment. It’s our lives we are about to lose to people who want to be… our mother, our father, our Kings. We’re being ruled by people who don’t even know what the three branches of the Government are. A people who mock success. Who mock our history. Who want to forget those who died for lack of food, in the dead of winter in a tiny village in Plymouth. They forget why they came to this country. Why they faced the unknown dangers and real threats to their lives to gain freedom. They want us to forget our past. Forget the inspired words of our founders. They want us to live in a new world of….. well I’ll let you finish that sentence… I’m tired. I’m rubbing the sleep from my eyes and starting a new day of adventure. Because that’s all I can do. I still have my memories and my voice. I still can vote. That’s my freedom. That’s my way of revolt. I can try, in unity with others, to vote out the bastards that want to spit on our past and on our history.
    I have faith in this country, and it’s reinforced with the words from a Federal Judge, who reminds us all of our roots. Well all I’m left with now and today, are my prayers, my spirit, and my faith in this country to right a terrible injustice. Personal I am tired, but I’ll keep moving on, and right now, I’m going to go take a shower, brush what teeth I have left and create something of beauty, from the clay in my studio. Like my ancestors before me. I’ll create something that never was before, till I dreamed it through my hands and into the clay I shape. God bless you all. God bless this country. Confusion to our enemies.