Screw America, screw the middle class, screw kids with pre-existing conditions, screw legislating on the important stuff like creating jobs, screw the polls that tell us that Americans say health care reform didn’t go far enough, just keep doing what you can to sink Obama’s presidency, right GOP?
Washington (CNN) – CNN has learned that Republicans plan to try to repeal the health care law almost immediately after taking control of the House, setting the stage for an early confrontation with President Obama.
House GOP sources tell CNN that on Friday, only two days after claiming the House majority, Republicans will hold a critical procedural vote – the first step towards passing the repeal. A final House vote will likely take place next Wednesday. [...]
Because House Republicans will have such big numbers in their new majority, they likely have the votes to pass the health care repeal. But Republicans admit the repeal will almost surely die in the Senate, where Democrats maintain control.
Given that reality, Republicans say their long term strategy for doing away with the health care law is to try to use Congress’ power of the purse to choke funding and make it hard for the administration to implement the law.
My earlier post with more details about this here, including the Democrats’ response plus a bonus animated video.
UPDATE: As Rep. Jim Moran just said on MSNBC, this is about the GOP appealing to their base. Period.