Mitch McConnell at CPAC on ObamaCare: We LostSubmitted by Allegory on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 16:20
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has some news for Paul Ryan and House Republicans: Obamacare is here to stay.
The Kentucky Senator, famous for declaring his party's narrow intent to make Barack Obama a "one-term president," veered 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.
Still, he reiterated his opposition to the legislation: "Obamacare should be repealed root and branch." 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.