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Senator Frist Thinks ObamaCare Will Remain Undead

Posted on | September 22, 2011 | 12 Comments

by Smitty (via Digg)

Here is a cheery thought:

Frist told a Sioux Falls, S.D., audience Wednesday that even if the Supreme Court strikes down the individual insurance mandate at the core of the law, it can still be implemented successfully.

“It’s going to survive,” Frist said, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. “It’s not going to be repealed.”

To be sure, the former Senate majority leader isn’t a fan of the individual mandate. He says it’s unconstitutional. Federal appellate courts havesplit on that question, and the matter ultimately will be decided by the Supreme Court.

Frist said other provisions in the law will inject enough money into the health care system even if most Americans aren’t required to buy insurance.

Republican candidates are going to have to run on scuttling this monstrosity, and then supported with a fat enough margin that it is gob-smackingly clear that this economy killer Must Go.

But we can’t stop there. Progressivism is an anti-liberty cancer. There can be no rest until the federal over-reach of Progressivism is completely amputated. Sorry to sound so firm on the point, but that’s the way it is.


12 Responses to “Senator Frist Thinks ObamaCare Will Remain Undead”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    Sorry to sound so firm on the point….


    Unless the cancer is totally cut-out, we will not survive as America.

    Like the real Big C, if you leave any of it still in the patient, sure as sharia, it will grow back.

  2. Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    Extremism in defense of Liberty is NEVER wrong, not ever.

  3. Joe
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Bob, remind me never to go to Doctor Frist if I have cancer.  I do not want to be told to “live with it”.  I want those cancer cells beaten back into complete remission. 

  4. Joe
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Obamacare is a deal breaker.  If you are in the GOP and not opposed to making it gone, we are going to make you gone from elected office.  See you. 

  5. Joe
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    This is why we should not get rid of medical malpractice!  Dr. Frist just committed a serious blunder! 

  6. Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    “Progressivism is an anti-liberty cancer.”

    That phrase should go viral, now.

  7. McGehee
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

    I was so tired of Trent Lott that I was glad Frist became leader of the Senate Republicans.

    That didn’t last.

  8. Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    The medical community has been corrupted by the easy money of the Medicare/Medicaid programs. Read the book “Fresh Medicine” by Frist’s buddy, Bredesen.  He identifies many of the problems of our complicated medical care system, but then proscribes a complicated system of remedies. He rejects market driven solutions because the buyers, you and me, can’t understand the system.  OK, do away with these programs and let you and me pay out of pocket for health care or health care insurance. Offset part, but not all, of our costs by making them tax exempt. Then true market pressure would come to bear on those delivering care. To the extent that we can’t understamd or idntify waste, the insurance companies would acting as our agents, because they are hurt by wasted dollars just as are we. Sorry, Bill, but Washington’s solution to health care is as corrupt and, hopefully doomed, as are so many other failed programs.

  9. Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Oh yeah, before somebody says tax exemptions won’t offset enough of our health care costs, let me suggest a high rate for everybody, in the neighborhood of 35-50% accompanied by a high personal exemption and deductions for health care, education and savings. That way the exemption would reduce health care costs for everyone by that 35-50%. Still plenty of pain to make us and our insurers better shoppers.

  10. Anonymous
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    Anz we’ve watched Speaker Boner fight valiantly against waste in the budget! I simply must stand up to those who say otherwise!
    After all, Speaker Boner labored mightily, and gave birth – through tears – to a fifty cent savings in real money!

    Don’t complain! What else could he do? It isn’t as if the Repulsicans held the House… oh, wait— Well, IF they held the House, Senate, and White House! Then we’d SEE they’d be able to keep their fiscal promises! It’s never happened before, but if it ever does, then “Look Out!” Then they’ll be able to do it, with Speaker Boner leading the way!

    You Betcha!

  11. CalMark
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    Frist’s day–such as it was–is long done.  We should take him seriously?

    He stands for everything bad about the Republican establishment.  Frist is a political coward and a damn fool.

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