Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Promises to Hold Vote on Obamacare … Democrats May Want to “reevaluate” their Support


On the foot heals of the Florida federal district judge ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) states that there will be a vote in the US Senate this week on the repeal of Obamacare.  Will a Senate vote occur like the one that passed in the House? The momentum is on the side of those opposed to Obamacare and we head into the 2012 elections.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will force an up-or-down vote on the repeal of healthcare reform on Wednesday, testing the unity of Democrats who had promised the rollback would never see the light of day in their chamber.

The vote in the Senate will come two weeks to the day after the House voted, largely along party lines, to repeal the healthcare law.

Mitch McConnell stated that he would offer healthcare reform repeal as an amendment to legislation on the Senate floor. McConnel also warned moderate Democrats and those up for reelection in 2012 that they might want to reevaluate their pro-Obamacare votes. In 2012, Democrats will have to defend 23 Senate seats while the GOP only 10. Among those Democrats who face reelection in 2012 in Red states or those that have trended Red are Joe Manchin (WV), Sherrod Brown (OH), Robert Casey (PA), Ben Nelson (NE), Bill Nelson (FL), and Jim Webb (VA), not to mention Democrat KentConrad retitring in the red, red state of North Dakota. This might be a symbolic vote; however, the results will have ramification all the way to election day 2012.

In a statement, McConnell said the repeal vote gives Democrats a chance to “reevaluate” their support for the controversial healthcare law, which a federal judge in Florida struck down as unconstitutional on Monday.

“For all those who supported the health law, it’s an opportunity to re-evaluate your vote. To listen to your constituents who are desperately trying to get your attention. You can say, ‘Perhaps this was a mistake. We can do this better.’ Or you can continue to dismiss the majority of the people in this country as not knowing what they’re talking about.”

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Promises to Hold Vote on Obamacare … Democrats May Want to “reevaluate” their Support”

    1. Rusty Bridges on February 2nd, 2011 8:36 am

      “Or you can continue to dismiss the majority of the people in this country as not knowing what they’re talking about.”

      My money is on that. I need to be re-educated…

    2. Greg the Great on February 2nd, 2011 1:30 pm

      Democrats are in quicksand. If they refuse to VOTE on the issue they own it 100%. If the VOTE to keep Obamacare they own it 100%. If they VOTE to repeal. Then Obama owns it 100%..

    3. NGBoston on February 2nd, 2011 4:08 pm

      While there is certainly room for REFORM, I think since the majority of Dems did not even read the over 2,000+ pages of this nightmare…

      reevaluation would be a positive thing. It truly would. Not all of it is bad, just the majority of it and the fact that will be federally mandated is unconstitutional as recent FEDERAL Judges have just ruled.

    4. johndao on February 2nd, 2011 6:32 pm

      Sorry Teabaggers..

      51-47.You need 60 votes and you will never get them.Quit grandstanding.

    5. Rusty Bridges on February 3rd, 2011 8:25 am

      Sorry sad little liberal, Repubs never expected to get it repealed. It is fun to watch the dems squirm.

      PS, save your twisted sex fantasies for your other websites, you really are what you spew.

    6. William brandstrader on April 9th, 2011 7:54 am

      SHAME ON YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE PARTY!!!! You have made it VERY CLEAR your distain for the middle class and the poor of AMerica and are ONLY interested in kissing the butt of the wealthy people and corporations that line your pockets. Why not print bumper stickers that read “I’ve got mine the hell with you”!!!!!!
      SM: You poor misguided liberals. Yea, shame on people who wanr to cut government spending and bring the federal debt back into line so that our children & grandchildren are not burdened with a debt they can never afford.

      You folks on the LEFT are so didengenuous. You got nothings but attacks and smears.

    7. William brandstrader on April 27th, 2011 4:59 pm

      Shame on you and your party for your shameful lack of respect for the president of your country. Shame on you and your party for your non stop lies. Shame on you and your party for lack of decency and your total disregard for the middle class and the poor of this country.I can only pray God gives all of you what you deserve.
      SM: Drink some more Obama Kool-aid. You are a walking Democrat talking point. Since when is it wrong to question leaders? It is your Constitutional right and obligation not to be a sheep.

      “I can only pray God gives all of you what you deserve.”

      Shows how much you know about religion. God is all loving. You actually think God causes harm?

    8. Mary Thorn on April 27th, 2011 5:07 pm

      Get real

    9. Mary Thorn on May 17th, 2011 2:59 pm

      You are not are DEMANDING do it my way or no way..that is not the American way. What planet are you people on..NOONE said god isn’t all loving…NOONE said God caused the “harm” mess we are in. That is what you people do with smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the truth and the real issues.

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