For seven years – four straight election cycles – Republicans ran on repealing ObamaCare.
Even the so-called moderates . . .
But now that Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House, and ObamaCare repeal could be a reality, these squishy RINO’s are getting cold feet.
So who are these RINO’s that voters need to know?
1. Susan Collins (Maine)
Out of all the Republicans opposing ObamaCare repeal, Collins is the least surprising. At the end of 2015, only Susan Collins and former Senator Mark Kirk voted against an ObamaCare repeal bill that was ultimately vetoed by President Obama. In one study from 1997-2015, she voted with her party less than 60% of the time.
There are reports that she may run for Governor of Maine in 2018.
*** Everyone else on this list voted for the 2015 repeal bill, but are now changing their tune ***
2. Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia)
In 2015, she said, “I am glad that a repeal bill will finally reach the president’s desk.”
Now, she’s saying she changed her mind because of “the reality the president is going to sign this bill.”
3. Rob Portman (Ohio)
Rob Portman’s 2016 campaign website said:
“Senator Rob Portman believes that Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will actually lower costs and improve the quality of our health care.”
Today, he’s singing a different tune:
“If it is a bill that simply repeals (Obamacare), I believe that will add to more uncertainty and the potential for Ohioans to pay even higher premiums, higher deductibles.”
4. Bill Cassidy (Louisiana)
Cassidy won’t say if he supports a vote on straight repeal right now, but has stated on several occasions recently that he wouldn’t support efforts to scrap the bill without a replacement.
Again, like Capito and Portman, this is 18-months after voting for that exact proposal.
5. Dean Heller (Nevada)
Heller is mum when it comes to a vote on straight repeal, particularly after Trump chided him in a Senate luncheon – “Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he?”
But he’s widely considered a toss-up as he’s come out in opposition to the Senate replacement bills for their “cuts” to Medicaid.
6. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
“This law is not affordable for anyone in Alaska. That is why I will support the bill that repeals the ACA and wipes out its harmful impacts.”
Murkowski: Republicans have to admit that some of the things in the ACA, they like
Get rid of them all. That are not republicans but anti American…
Indeed, the compassionate outreach to those truly in need is NOT a function of government bureaucrats far removed from the need. Let’s return to the bad old days when the neighbors of someone in need SUPPLIED the need, not because of a stack of rules and regulations about who could qualify for what, but because the neighbor could SEE the need and did not feel restricted in their ability to fill that need without failing to fill out the proper form(s).
I agree with Lindsey Graham send health care back to the states get Fed Gov out of it. The governors know more what their people in their states need.
The Maggot McCain, a obama Judas, screwed the REpublican faithful with his evidently damaged half brain. The Jonah Keating Senator of Arizona, will not be forgotten by those who voted for the Jerk. Watching his fat face, trying to defend his backstabbing of the “skinney vote”, made you want to puke. Never again will I defend that pieco of crap and I hope the majority will now try to do everything they are able to assist his half brain into seclusion where he can wonder where he went wrong. I blame McConnell and Ryan for the tortured 8 years of broken promises and back stabbings.
The current healthcare system is set up not to “fix” or cure anything. It is set up to “allow” the doctors to treat your symptoms with overpriced drugs, which must be replaced every 20 years when the patent runs out. If, despite the best efforts of all these drugs, you die anyway….oh well, on to the next victim — er, “patient”.
I don’t trust government in my healthcare. Haven’t been to Dr. since its came about. I have Medicare but I know it efects everyone but government right now. Over priced and not worth much, can’t fix hardly anything just god awful drugs.
We need to vote these RINO’s out of office!
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What a tragic situation. the country seems full of people who mistakenly believe that the federal government has money!So many seem to not realize that the government has only money that it takes from hardworking people. That money should not be redistributed to other less productive people; not in the form of free and or subsidized health care or in any other way.Additionally nobody seems aware that the government cannot control costs of anything! Only a free market can do that!I am 83. When my generation is gone, nobody will be alive to remember when we had free enterprise insurance businesses controlled only by market demand; independent professional doctors, nurses, and hospitals with nor federal government involvement, and charity health care totally separate from health insurance. In 1955, when I was a young mom with a dying husband, We all received excellent free health care from the estate of wealthy phillanthropist Robert B. Green and county taxes. There was no insurance involved and no federal government involved.We need a sane, sensible, ethical repeal of obamacare with no replacement. we need to take at least minimal baby steps back to the free enterprise insurance, professional independent medical care, and charity like we once had. Government controlled health care is leading us to bankruptcy and destruction. May God have mercy!