We all know that the House Republicans are struggling to come up with the votes to defang Obamacare. Because of the filibuster rule in the Senate, they cannot come up with the votes for an outright repeal. However, the budget reconciliation process does allow them to defund the damnable thing. The problem? Now that there votes sudden mean something some “moderate” Republicans have gotten cold feet.
- Will Republicans Ever Have Enough Votes for Obamacare Repeal? (www.newsweek.com)
- Obamacare repeal is crashing and burning because of RINO cowards (conservativereview.com)
When an a political issue drags on for a long time, the history of the matter soon becomes clouded in mists of confusion. When the cover of darkness is not available, ambitious men and women will make do with what they have.
John 3:19-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
Depending upon who we believe, the House has voted over 50 time or only 6 times on Obamacare.
- The House has voted 54 times in four years on Obamacare. Here’s the full list. (www.washingtonpost.com)
- No, House Republicans haven’t voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
Over 50 times? Only 6 times? Does it make a difference? The point is that when President Obama was there to veto anything they passed, House Republicans had no trouble finding the votes they needed to either repeal or defund Obamacare. Now that we have President Trump, someone who wants to sign a bill, Republicans no longer have the votes. Apparently, the “moderates” were never serious about getting rid of Obamacare. Did they lie?
Have you forgotten where you Congressman said he stood on the issue of repeal? Then here are some websites that track votes.
- Find Out How Your House Member Voted on a Measure Overriding Obama’s Veto of Obamacare Repeal Bill (dailysignal.com)
- Did Your Representative Vote for Obamacare or its Repeal? (atr.org)
- Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) (healthreformvotes.org)
The last website has the most detailed information. Apparently, healthreformvotes.org is one of those well-funded Democrat Liberal feed-for-“free” at the government trough groups. Here (click on “here”) for example is the information they have on my congressman, Rep. Robert Wittman. It starts like this.
Frankly, even though I disagree with their stance, I appreciate the information healthreformvotes.org. Regardless of which side you are on, we need to hold even “moderate” liars accountable. Any politician who will lie to us will steal from us.
Anyway, please check on the votes of your congressman. If he or she is a “moderate” Republican and now suddenly unwilling to vote to get rid of Obamacare, you may wish to remind him or her of those previous votes and politely request an explanation.