Previously Speaker John Boehner admitted that the legislation is "the law of the land,", and now McConnell takes the same stance. This tells you exactly who they are.
The 2 party system is an illusion, the Matrix if you will. These 2 leaders of the supposedly opposition party seemingly are against the policies that have steadily won the day for decades. Yet the liberals always win. If it looks like the game is rigged, it is!
If you recall the public was overwhelmingly against Obamacare, that’s what gave birth to the TEA party movement. That’s the issue that gave Scott Brown the seat Ted Kennedy occupied in the senate…because his was the vote that was to keep Obamacare from passing.The Democrats then used unconstitutional gimmickry to pass it, and did so on Christmas Eve.
How is it that they couldn't stop the Democrats unconstitutional maneuver? Why didn’t they challenge the way the Democrats passed it instead of saying ‘we lost’, ‘it’s the the law of the land’? No we didn’t lose, no it’s not the law of the land, not if they violated the constitution to pass it. Why aren’t they fighting it tooth and nail?
The reason, is obvious, they are in league with those who passed it!
J.K. Trotter 10:04 AM ET
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has some news for Paul Ryan and House Republicans: Obamacare was a losing battle. The Kentucky Senator, famous for declaring his party's narrow intent to make Barack Obama a "one-term president," appeared to veer from his colleagues' long-held stance that undoing the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a Obamacare — is politically feasible, even after the package passed in March 2010, was upheld by the Supreme Court in June 2012, and its namesake was re-elected on November 6. "When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost," McConnell told his audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning. But he reiterated his opposition to the legislation: "Obamacare should be repealed root and branch," he said, adding that people who thought the fight to repeal the plan were "dead wrong." So maybe Ryan, who assumed the repeal of the health-care laws in his 2013 House GOP budget, will have that to hang his hat on.
Continuing on that theme, the Republican leader assailed Obamacare for introducing an array of new regulations. For the duration of his CPAC speech he was flanked by a large stack of paper that, McConnell said, represented the legislation's onerous requirements. To McConnell, the stack represented what his party opposed about progressive legislation. "If there were ever a symbol of what we're fighting against, this tower is it," he said, pointing to the sheets of paper, which had been wheeled onstage using a dolly.
McConnell is the latest GOP leader to almost kind of admit that Obamacare is, despite the party's best efforts, actually going to happen. Two days after President Obama was reelected, House Speaker John Boehner admitted that the legislation is "the law of the land," though he continues to indulge the wish of House Republicans to vote for a repeal. (The last House vote to repeal took place last week, and promptly failed in the Senate.) Other leaders, such as former Ryan, have yet to be persuaded: on Tuesday he introduced a federal budget which depends on the dismantling of Obamacare. Below, you can watch Fox News host Chris Matthews try to convince Ryan that undoing Obamacare is "not going to happen":
Sen. Ted Cruz, who introduced new legislation to dismantle the president's health-care legislation this week, will close out CPAC on Sunday. McConnell appeared to reference that on Friday, saying that "Every single Republican voted to defund Obamacare. Anybody who thinks we have moved beyond it is dead wrong."