Podcast – Are Republicans Already Caving on Obamacare

Republicans have made a lot of noise over the years regarding the repeal of Obamacare. Tough talk has been heard echoing through the halls of the Capital.

Now, thanks to us, the Republicans will have control of the Presidency and both Houses – just what they said they wanted. To show their appreciation for our loyalty and votes, the Republicans are giving the appearance of caving on repealing Obamacare.

If stories from the press, both left and right, are to be believed, the Republicans in Congress will not be doing what Ted Cruz wished they do when he exclaimed during the primaries – that he would repeal “every word of Obamacare.”

If the stories are true, House Republicans will not be repealing “every word of Obamacare.” Not even close. Is this to be a repeat of 2004-2006, when Republicans squandered their majority?

I discuss what appears to be happening and what should happen, if the Republicans have the courage to act on their tough talk. Or has it just been tough talk all along?

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For Krugman – Up Is Down – Right Is Wrong

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This is the world, according to Paul Krugman, as he shares with us his genius in his latest New York Times column, “Triumph of the Wrong“.

Anyone who knows of Krugman can guess from the title and its proximity to the elections that he is referring to the Republican drubbing of the Democrats last Tuesday. Oh – and that he’s not fond of the result.

He begins his learned piece with this gem: “… of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth. Still, it’s not often that a party that is so wrong about so much does as well as Republicans did on Tuesday.”

I actually agree with this statement, save for replacing the “Republicans” with “Obama and his policies”.

He continues by saying: “So now is a good time to remember just how wrong the new rulers of Congress have been about, well, everything.” read more