Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Republicans never demanded Obamacare repeal, says Republican who demanded 'getting rid of Obamacare'

Republicans never demanded Obamacare repeal, says Republican who demanded 'getting rid of Obamacare'

  Jed LewisonFollow for Daily Kos


Let the rewriting of history begin!
Rep. Labrador says it's "absolutely false" that GOP sought Obamacare repeal. " We have never asked for a full repeal of Obamacare..."
Labrador says any reporters saying GOP wanted full Obamacare repeal were "lying to the American people."
And just in case you doubt the technical accuracy of Labrador's words, check out this press release on his website:
Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) announced today that he is a cosponsor of a resolution introduced by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2014 while fully delaying and defunding ObamaCare until 2015.  The Graves resolution – which has 59 cosponsors – would prevent a government shutdown from taking place after September 30, 2013, when current funding for the government expires. "If there’s any single issue that can unite House Republicans and has the strong support of the American people, it’s getting rid of ObamaCare," said Rep. Labrador.
So if you said Labrador and his fellow Republicans were demanding Obamacare repeal in this government shutdown, you're totally lying, because they weren't demanding Obamacare repeal, they were merely demanding the Obamacare be defunded until 2015 because they were united in support of "getting rid of Obamacare." And, as everybody knows, there's an enormous difference between "repealing Obamacare" and "getting rid of Obamacare." So if you're one of the lying liars who is accusing Republicans of trying to use the government shutdown and threat of default as leverage to repeal Obamacare, you need to start telling the truth: They were simply trying to get rid of it.
9:30 AM PT: Or, as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell put it:
McConnell on HC law: "Republicans remained determined to repeal this terrible law." But adds for today, Senate GOP wants to reopen gvt


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