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It’s Getting Old, GOP

JedediahThe GOP is maddening when it comes to an Obamacare alternative. My patience is worn thin. And it’s not about to get resolved any time soon.

The Hill reports on a recent proposal from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and others:

Even Hatch and the plan’s other sponsors — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — acknowledged the difficulty in uniting their party.

In an interview with Fox News late Thursday, Burr said he did not believe that Republicans would rally around a single alternative before the presidential election.

“I think that there are going to be a lot of ideas not only in Congress but around the think tanks here in Washington and around the country,” Burr told Fox News’s Bret Baier.

It is absolute absurdity to not unite around one Obamacare alternative heading into 2016. It’s like handing Democrats two fantastic talking points: 1) The GOP is so divided that it can’t be solution-centered and 2) The GOP likes to point fingers at Obamacare, but can’t come up with its own solid alternative. To hand Democrats such talking points right out of the gate is completely idiotic. And if the GOP does that, I don’t want to hear complaints about losing elections.

You want to win? Get your act together today. You should’ve led the way with a health care reform plan when HillaryCare emerged years ago. And there’s absolutely no excuse for what you’re doing right now.

Playing to lose? Why bother?

Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.

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Ivan Berry

So true, Jedediah. Playing to lose is a perfect discription of the Republican mis-lead Congress. May I join RIK in his suggestion that you move into a leadership position to front a return to Constitutional conservatism?


Well done Bila your words of wisdom are right on target.

Instead of voting to try and repeal Obamacare for the 55th time. The GOP needs to get their head in the game and come up with their own plan that truly lowers healthcare costs and finds a solution to providing all Americans with affordable health insurance.


Jedediah, please become a leading spokesperson voice on calling for True Conservatives to Unite Now in breaking away from this Marxist/Socialist-infiltrated Republican Party and forming a major 3rd party that will very quickly replace this sham that’s become today’s Republican Party. Otherwise, the next elections will mirror the last with True Conservative candidates losing out in primaries to incumbent Republican Marxists!