The GOP’s Disgraceful Repeal Strategy: No End in Sight

Last week, it sounded like House Republican Conference Chair McMorris Rodgers had finally come around to recognizing the pointlessness of the GOP repeal strategy.

From The Spokesman-Review:

“With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.”

Today, however, she and her office pushed back against her own comments, vowing to perpetuate the House Republicans’ costly obsession with repealing and undermining the Affordable Care Act:

“[The Congresswoman] will continue fighting to repeal Obamacare at every opportunity moving forward…” McMorris Rodgers’ spokesman said.  [4/28/14]

For nearly 16 months into the 113th Congress, House Republicans have next-to-nothing to show for their time in the majority:

  • Failed to pass a single bill to create jobs
  • Refused to increase the minimum wage
  • Made zero progress on addressing comprehensive immigration reform

Instead, they have 52 times voted to undermine or repeal the nation’s health care law – even as Americans at every corner of the country witness its benefits and overwhelmingly believe the law should remain.