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Quick, repeal health care reform before…

… before he hits the ground.

© Tom Toles

The new session of Congress doesn’t start until Wednesday, but Republicans have already scheduled a vote on January 12th to repeal Obama’s health care reform bill. Of course, this is a complete waste of time and money, since Democrats still control the Senate, and even if they didn’t, Obama would surely veto any any attempt to repeal health care.

I expect that the Republicans will continue to rattle their sabers at health care reform, including trying to cut off funding for it, until they figure out that most Americans want health care reform.



  1. Jeff wrote:

    The idea, I think, is to continue the echo effect through the media that there is a majority of people who don’t want reform. If the GOP stops fighting it, even when it’s impossible to change anything, the echo fades and everyone goes on living a happy life with newly affordable health care coverage. As long as they put up a “resistance” they can argue they are protecting the American people, the citizenry and popular opinion be damned.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  2. No u wrote:

    Could be wrong, but cant they eventually over-ride Obama? House and Senate passes, Obama vetos, than house and senate pass again, Obama vetos, than house and senate vote again and Obama is overridden?

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Since the Democrats still control the Senate, that is very unlikely. Also, overriding a veto requires a supermajority, which the Republicans do not have even in the House.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink
  4. No u wrote:

    thanks 🙂

    Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink