"There is non-controversial stuff here like the preexisting conditions exclusion and those sorts of things," the Texas Republican said. "Now we are not interested in repealing that. And that is frankly a distraction."
What the GOP will work to repeal, Cornyn explained, are provisions that result in "tax increases on middle class families," language that forced "an increase in the premium costs for people who have insurance now" and the "cuts to Medicare" included in the legislation.So here's my message to Sen. Cornyn: If you are not interested in repealing the entire bill, then I am not interested in voting for an entire Republican, nor am I interested in writing the Republican Party an entire check. The polls show that 58% of Americans oppose this bill. If the GOP can't turn that mandate into anything, then what good are they? I'll stay home on the first Tuesday in November and drink martinis. How's that for a distraction, Sen. Cornyn?
We are here today, at this tragic place in history, because too many Republicans thought they could get cozy with liberal initiatives. America doesn't need two liberal parties; one is more than enough.
Update (3/25/2010): I see that Sen. Cornyn got the message. It's amazing what you can get from a Republican when you watch him constantly and have him cornered.