100% of Newly Elected GOP Senators Campaigned on Repealing Obamacare, but GOP Leadership says "NO"

Photo Credit: AP / Chris Schneider

Photo Credit: AP / Chris Schneider

By Ali Meyer.

Every new GOP senator who won in last night’s election campaigned on repealing Obamacare.

Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) all ran on a platform of repealing Obamacare.

Gardner touted patient-centered care and a full repeal and replacement of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare.

“Small businesses and the American people cannot afford President Obama’s countless new regulations and tax increases. There is a right way and a wrong to improve our country’s healthcare system, and the President’s healthcare law just isn’t working. We need patient-centered care and lower costs. It is not too late to start over with a full repeal and replacement of the President’s healthcare law,” Gardner said in a statement.

Daines echoed those statements, also calling to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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House GOP Leader on Repealing Obamacare: Not Now

By Craig Millward.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he planned to focus first on getting the economy moving and would not press for a congressional vote on repealing Obamacare until “we have the ability to replace it” with some other health care policy “at the same time.”

On Fox News on Wednesday, when electoral returns seemed to show Republicans winning the Senate, in addition to the House, host Megyn Kelly repeatedly asked McCarthy, the second most powerful member of the House, whether he would press for a vote to repeal the unpopular Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

“Congressman, we have seen repeated votes, over 40 votes in the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare, never to be seen in the U.S. Senate, will you pursue that?” said Kelly.

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  • Jim

    Say goodbye in 2016 and 2018 if you do not repeal OCARE…..a word to the (un)wise.

    • cactusbob

      If the Republican “leadership” refuse to do what they have said they would do and what the party members say needs to be done, then, as Jim DeMint said, it is time to change the “leadership.” Dave Brat retired one of the obstacles, now replace Boehner, McCarthy, and McConnell, and if we still have a government in 6 more years, also take out Cornyn.

      • Jim

        Sounds like a plan. I love it when a plan comes together.

  • akprayingmom

    A Republican majority will be worthless if they don’t have the courage, determination, and fortitude of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Tim Scott, Louie Gohmert, Trey Gowdy, Tim Huelskamp, and Joe Miller to stand up against the odds and fight to #MakeDCListen for #FullRepeal of Obamacare, to #AbolishtheIRS, #StopObamasAmnesty, #SecuretheBorder and most importantly, #Stand4Life and defend #Personhood, #DefundPlannedParenthood, #AbolishAbortion, protect #ReligiousFreedom, and #StandforMarriage. We need Ted Cruz as #MajorityLeader2015 and president in 2016. We need Louie Gohmert or Trey Gowdy as Speaker of the House in 2015 and we need Joe MIller in the US Senate in 2016 (Joe SHOULD be in now instead of Sullivan!!)
    #DumpMitch #ChooseCruz #JoeforLiberty2016
    Hold Sullivan’s feet to the fire. Don’t give him a pass to follow Murkowski and be her lapdog.

  • Kent2012

    every hear of recall, it is time to use that time honored tool….

    • kcruzette7

      I’m for it and the sooner we can start a petition and gather signatures indicating we’re not going to mess around anymore with flaky politicians who use our time and money to get elected with flaky promises…We’re not going to be lied to or deceived anymore. We’re not going to tolerate.. We’re going to recall everyone who will not honor his/her word and begin to work towards changing things…A threatening petition, would make them squirm and cause them to quit playing politics and get down to business.


  • ldazzle

    Doesn’t sound to me like anything’s gonna change…STUPID!

  • Carol

    In other words they are gonna screw us again. Oh what a surprise. This was the last time I would give them a chance to shake the rino leadership. If they dont…they loose me and most likely millions of others just like me. They will throw big money at trying very hard now to get American distracted and on some other issue. Here we go again. I told you both sides were just 2 sides of the same coin. They look different but work together protecting their little globalist gabal.

  • Carol

    That is one party that thinks you are supposed to do what they say and not the other way around. They keep forgetting THEY are the servants….not us.

  • gracentruth

    Oust the RINO leadership. They are same as demo-marxists. Peace,

  • Hylon

    The people have spoken more loudly then ever before. The Republican Party better read the mandate from this election and reverse the direction of the present government. If they do not they will lose in two years more soundly then the Democrats did this time around. The people do not want middle of the road inaction for two more years. The people do not want the Obama Care tax. They want Ellis Island amnesty not an open border. They want less intrusion into the private enterprise system. They want to be energy dependent. They want to be able to worship and not have the government looking over their shoulder. They want the President to be held accountable for Benghazi, the IRS intrusion, non support of Israel, support of ISIS, pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan, improper control of the Ebola Crisis. It is obvious he does not like this country or his job and would give America away at the drop of a hat. I purpose we give him a one way ticket to his home country; where ever that is.

    • Deb89919413

      Well said, Hylon

  • kcruzette7

    Voters – we are lied to when they campaign…with the promise to repeal
    Obamacare.. They beg us, conjole us and make their promises… We are the
    People.- We are not Democrats or Republicans….WE ARE THE VOTERS, CITIZENS OF
    THE UNITED STATES…and this lying and deceiving from both parties has to stop.
    As voters we are to rise and start a petition threatening to recall every
    single one who has won on our sweat and dollars to finally get them in WHO SAID
    THEY’RE GOING TO REPEAL…and now say…they’re not. We are to hold them
    accountable and once they believe the voters will unite and just as soon show
    them we’ll get them out as fast as they got in…because we’re not going to
    tolerate them lying and deceiving us again. We don’t have the emotional energy and monetary to go through the fiasco that
    politicians have created and have not taken steps to correct the chaos in
    our county…but in essence, now are considering to prolong it..

    I’m fed up with all the politics and politicians…

    I’m for a petition…and get as many signatures to scare them…Then they’ll
    quit playing and actually get down to work, do their job and get this country
    straightened out!!!

  • ijohnc1

    “There are lies, there are outrageous lies, and there are statistics.”
    Robert Giffen in 1892

    Not much has changed in our elected officials since that time, except when Reagan was president.

  • johnwlooper

    You people are as despicable as the damned Democrats! Repeal that POS law and now! If Obozo veto’s the repeal , then override his veto.
    Let’s overthrow Obama’s Communist States of America and take our country back. We did pretty well before he came along!

    • xltc5

      Both parties are simply matching cheeks on the same a**hole.

      • johnwlooper

        You’ll get no argument from me!

      • Jim

        Well stated….congrats !!!

  • xltc5

    When the SHTF, I want to be…and plan to be…upwind. Word to the wise, do the same.

  • dufus

    You have this chance to get it right and if you don’t you won’t get another chance. What part of this does the Republican leadership not understand? Repeal Obamacare and NO Amnesty. Should the leadership feel otherwise they will ose bigger than the Dems did this time in the next election. You can take that to the bank!

  • George Blumel

    You don’t take out half of a cancer –cut it all out or get out of the operating room! Repeal obamacare –all of it! –it cannot be fixed.

  • dufus

    The Republican leadership better get their heads out of the sand. What do they think the electorate did? They voted to stop Obamacare and the blanket Obama amnesty for the illegals. What part of that does the party leadership dimwits not understand? You get the ball and then you drop it giving the electorate a big disappointment. There will not be another chance. Disappointing the electorate time and again will eliminate any future trust for the Republican leadership. Do you hear us?