A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
It is “not getting much press,” as they say, but the repeal of ObamaCare is very real in the US House of Representatives. “More than three-quarters of the needed members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed onto a measure to have a new vote on Obamacare that essentially would allow the chamber to withdraw its approval of the law and begin the process of banishing it from American shores.” (From World Net Daily. For more go HERE.)
Well, that’s interesting, what? Hadn’t heard about it – had you?
Are you surprised?
You shouldn’t be. With the mainstream media in the tank for Obama, they seem ready to sweep under the rug, look the other way, or completely ignore, in this case, one of the biggest stories leading up to the Democratic Party massacre in the Mid-Term Election just a few weeks away.
Ok, so what’s going on with the efforts to repeal ObamaCare, anyway?
According to WND, the discharge petition has already obtained 162 signatures of the 218 it will need. Under the provisions of the discharge procedures in the House, the signatures of 218 members, a majority, of the 435-member chamber is needed before it can move forward. As the 218 signatures IS a majority of the House membership, it is near certain to be approved once it reaches the point of advancement. With a majority signing onto the discharge petition, Speaker Pelosi cannot stop it.
You may remember that all of the Republicans and 34 Democrats opposed Obamacare when it was passed on a narrow 219-212 vote earlier this year. That should mean that at least 212 members of the House should be ready to repeal ObamaCare since they were against it, and voted against it, just a few months ago. If it turns out that way, those pushing the discharge petition will only need a handful (roughly a half dozen) of democrats for the petition to advance.
Now, all of this activity on the repeal of ObamaCare has been going on, successfully, in the face of massive opposition from Speaker Pelosi and the hardcore Obamacrats in the U. S. House.
You may remember that Pelosi said they’d have to pass ObamaCare before we could find out what was in it, right? Well, they passed it, and we read it, and the majority of the electorate is P.O.ed that the US Congress would foist such a statist, socialist, piece of bovine scatology on the American citizens. As a result, the Democrats in the current “Kamikaze Kongress” are facing the worst defeat at the polls in the modern history of the United States.
This November, a slew of Democrats are going to have to answer to their constituents for having voted for socialized medicine and saddling those same voters with massive tax increases, and even more government intrusion in their lives.
If there are any two things Americans hate, it is taxes and government meddling in their private lives.
Here’s the wording on the petition: "Pursuant to clause 2 of rule XV, I, Steve King of Iowa, move to discharge the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration and Appropriations from the consideration of the bill (H.R. 4972) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was referred to said committees on March 25, 2010, in support of which motion the undersigned Members of the House of Representatives affix their signatures."
So, the effort to repeal ObamaCare is underway and your help is needed. If you want to see this law, which was dragged from the sewer of socialism, repealed -- and a spike driven through its heart so that it can never be revived -- then we suggest you contact your congressperson right away and tell them you want them to sign on to the discharge petition TODAY! With your help it is not impossible to overturn ObamaCare during THIS SESSION of Congress!
Congressman John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, is recently reported to have said: "While rushing their massive government takeover of health care through Congress, President Obama and congressional Democrats promised it would create jobs, lower costs, reduce the deficit, allow Americans to keep their health care, protect seniors' coverage, prohibit taxpayer-funded abortion and, of course, gain the support of the American people…” Boehner continued: "It isn't just that none of these promises or predictions have turned out to be true. In every instance, Obamacare has made matters worse."