Mark Levin calls out Boehner over plan to keep ‘popular’ parts of ObamaCare

Mark Levin is livid over a Politico article suggesting that Republicans are already planning to play politics and leave ‘popular, consumer friendly’ portions of Obamacare in place if the Supreme Court partially or fully overturns the law. Levin says if this is true that Boehner needs to go:

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  • sDee

    Two competing crime families, the elephants and donkeys. This is the plan and Romney intends to go along with it.

    Does anyone really think it is a just big coincidence that the GOP nominated the father of Obamacare?

    These politicians are literally wetting their pants over the power that nationalized healthcare gives them over us. They will not give it up.

    • StrangernFiction

      Americans will separate from Washington DC or be enslaved by it.

    • Trust1TG

      I’m not sure they are competing – it looks like they are playing good cop/bad cop as a distraction, meanwhile really robbing the bank.

    • FutureOnePercent

      When are we finally going to have a candidate with the courage to stand up in front of the American people and say “As President, I will do nothing. I will not add new taxes, I will not add regulations, I will not make new programs or create new bureaucracy. I will not do these things, because the Constitution does not give me the power to do these things. In fact, my goal will be to undo what has been placed upon the American people.”

  • Sober_Thinking

    Boehner is a tremendous disappointment… he’s a pawn and a spineless, incompetent wimp. He should have been fired LONG ago. Where is the iron in the Republican party? Rusted?

    Boehner is an absolute disgrace – whether this is true or not.

    • CalCoolidge

      Boehner is the worst Speaker since Pelosi.

      • HarrietHT2

        Boehner is a million times worse than Pelosi. Why? Because he is supposed to STOP STOP STOP STOP OBSTRUCT FIGHT AGAINST STATISM.

        And what does he do? “Oh, well, we need to look at this and make adjustments and,” jello jello jello NOTHING!

        Pelosi smells like feces because she and feces are the same. Boehner is SUPPOSED to be different. He is supposed to say to Obama — get LOST, GET BLOODY LOST AND STOP DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY.

        BUT NO. He has proven himself to be just as DEADLY to our nation as O and P; only he HIDES behind the name “Republican.” As if that “sanctifies” his EVIL.

        I wish them all, all three of them, to be eternally regretful for their deceitfulness; but more so to Boehner who was supposed to say “this far and no farther.”

        He is the most despicable creature in Washington, D.C.

        • Nukeman60

          I think you’ve said it all right there. All the leaders in DC (McConnell, Reid, Boehner, Pelosi, Obama, Biden) are miserable excuses for leaders. The DNC and the RNC must be gutted.

          This is a sorry state for our great nation and it’s up to us to start getting the brooms out. The 2010 elections were a good start and I’m looking forward to seeing what the 2012 elections bring us. But it won’t happen without our dilligent efforts.

        • FutureOnePercent

          Absolutely agree.

          When I first started getting involved in politics about a year ago, I came in thinking that the Republicans stood for good, and the Democrats needed to be stopped.

          Boy have I changed my mind.

          I would consider myself a harsher critic of the GOP than I am of the Democrats.

          At least with Democrats, you get what you see… an idiot.

          But with Republicans, they don’t care about fixing this country. That’s not why they are there? They are the Washington Generals playing the Harlem Globetrotters. They’re not there to win, they’re there to be on the stage.

          I’d rather have a fight face to face with Democrats than be stabbed in the back like conservatives are by Republicans.

  • stage9

    There is increasingly NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever between republicans and democrats.

    Case in point, an article posted earlier:

    Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/05/15/148885/quietly-the-republican-party-is.html

    • c4pfan

      There hasn’t been for a long time.

      Plus, Mitt saying that gays can adopt, but not marry? Does that make any sense? What an idiot.

      • sDee

        I agree with you – everything about the man reeks of a Progressive. Except he’s not an idiot. He is just a stoolie doing what he is told to do. The goal is Centralized government controlled by a political elite. Romney is being put up to carry on.

      • principledpilgrim

        I see we cross-posted! No, it doesn’t make sense.

      • Constance

        Actually, Romney’s comment was that it was “legal” for gays to adopt, which it is, in 49 states, I believe. The laws of adoption are not the same, and should not be confused with, the laws of marriage. These are state-level issues that should never ever be determined by federal law. Personally, I don’t care about gay marriage or gay adoption. Minor issues with so many major problems this country is facing. If a state wishes to make gay marriage legal – I don’t care. But, Romney was stating the truth.

        • Just because it is legal does not make it right. It is not a crime against the law to commit adultery that does not make it right. Likewise, if one says that it is best to have a mom & dad for children then it does not make sense for a homosexual couple to adopt, does it?

    • principledpilgrim

      Heard that on Janet Mefferd’s radio show today that Romney has said it is OK for gays to adopt children. Just the other day he said he was against gay marriage b/c children need both a mom AND dad. But now he is OK with gay adoptions? So long as they are married? Go figure. He is all over the map b/c he has no principles or pretending to be something he isn’t.

      This lady from MA has documented his track record on this issue. Has also written a book detailing it all. http://massresistance.com/

    • Pale Rider

      Don’t you know — it’s the neocon way!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Boehner is a twit. What a putz!!!

  • Nukeman60

    Boehner is incompetent. I would so much like to see him cry as much at his ouster as he did at his induction as Speaker. Third in line for the presidency? That just makes me cry.

    Obama – never qualified; Biden – just ridiculous; Boehner – a crying shame.

  • c4pfan

    I knew the GOP would pull that crap! That’s why I don’t trust them and I don’t fall for the bull anymore!

  • FreeManWalking

    Boehner and McConnell need to be replaced with conservatives.

    Why does the GOP put the weakest people in the most powerful leadership positions?

    • sDee

      Because they do what they are told to do.

    • principledpilgrim

      Maybe they aren’t weak. Maybe they are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing. In that case, they are strong, only appearing to be weak.

      • c4pfan

        I don’t understand what you mean. They are appearing strong by letting stupid provisions just to be ‘popular’?

        • principledpilgrim

          What sDee said below.

      • sDee

        More likely than not. This is just like Kabuki theater and professional wrestling. It is all drama for our entertainment. The plan for Centralized Government is well along and they do not intend to let us, the people, or conservatives get in their way.

        • StrangernFiction

          This is as good a theory as any to explain the GOP critter’s lack of resistance to the trampling of our liberty. John Boehner simply oozes insincerity.

  • Throw them all out. That is the only way we can ever get real change. What brilliant stateswoman was it who said, “We can’t just change the uniform, we must change the team”?

    That’s the only solution.

    • sDee

      That battle is just beginning. It is the people vs the government. It will be long and hard. It starts by seeing the big government statists like Romney, Boehner, McConnell for what they are. We have to fight the urge and not put false hope in them.

      Right now we have only a few leaders like her with courage and conviction.

      • ApplePie101

        ‘It is the people vs the government.’
        You hit the nail right on the head. Every American citizen should wake up and say this aloud every morning. Not only that, but there are more of us than there are of them, and the armed forces are on our side.

  • 100% agree with Levin. There are some fabulous conservative plans for health care reform and they contain an ounce of Obamacare. That pig’s gotta go.

    • sDee

      The only plan for health care reform that a true conservative would push is full reverse. Return it to the free market.

  • See why Romney is a POS! Does anyone think they would try to work a deal like this had Romney not been the nominee?

    • sDee

      Not me! For not even a minute. A conservative would not go along with it.

      Nancy Pelosi had the $800 billion stimulus bill and obamacare ready to go in September of 2008 – well before the election.

  • gilamonster8

    So Speaker of the House John Frenchman has his white flag out again. This guy has got to go.

  • David Boyes

    no cajones !!!! they all have no cajones !!!!! where is Sarah ….she has cajones !!!!

  • JRD1

    This is why you are a fool to vote for Etch-a-sketch.

    Norm Coleman from Team Etch-a-sketch already said that Etch-a-sketch will not repeal socialized medicine. He will tweak it.

    This snake oil salesman will say anything to get elected.

    • This is what the Newt people kept saying all along. Romney is a mistake any way you look at it.

  • 1vote

    Listen folks, these politicians are just not very smart. How do they have enough sense to get on a ballot to begin with? They cannot get it !!

    • sDee

      They know exactly what they are doing. We are not very smart to believe otherwise.

      • 1vote

        Their brains are washed in the Washington funk. They can no longer think like a freedom loving American. The cannot imagine small govt. that does not “invest” and does not provide healthcare, education, jobs,food, shelter, etc.

        • sDee

          It is all they know. They owe their souls to those who got them there. We cannot expected the criminals to reform themselves once we have given them the power to take and spend all they care, and to write the laws that they live by.

    • No, it’s the people who aren’t paying attention. This is what Washington knows.

  • Spartan4Palin

    Ladies and gentlemen Boehner is the current embodiement of who and what Romney is right now!!! There is no fight in any of these two individuals. I can guarantee you that Boehner is holding court waiting on Romney because of the establishment ties. The Rinos think that because it was Romney’s turn, that this should be a cake walk and all the republicans will HAVE to get behind him to win this.

    We’re going to get our arss’ handed to us by the most grotesque display of evil, because these jackasses were too cowardly to fight back!!!

    • Exactly! Yet Boehner told the conservatives to get our a$$es in line behind Romney. I knew this would happen and it’s starting now.

  • I’m late to this, didn’t hear this, but like Levin said, if it’s true- these ba$tards need to be called and e mailed and pestered non stop until they drop it! There is NO popular parts of a government plan and if these jerks are bowing down and rolling over (and I can believe that this is possible because they always do it!) they need to all be cleared out in November. This MUST not stay! Government has NO Freaking business in healthcare!!!!!!! For pete’s sake, they can’t run what they’ve taken over now, our Vets have lousy care from the government, and they have NO Stinking right to have anything to do with this! This pi$$es me off something fierce. Sorry about the language, but I’ve about had it!

    • MaxineCA

      I’m with you Duckie!

    • It is time……

      • ABC, you’d better have the angry eyes before the end of the night- final warning.

        • Sorry Ozzie- I don’t wanna scare anyone again with that lol. So I put up my fighting pose just for you! Howz that?

          • haha-

            Just needed an appropriate response to this news. My first response (in my head) was FUUUUUDDGE!!! (in different words).

            • Yeah, fudge was not my choice either…. I felt a little guilty, just come home from church and saw this. I’m like, OK. Another test. Dang!

    • westernhunter

      “Throw them all out”

  • carolt2

    I hope that Politico is wrong, we know it’s part of the Obama reelection campaign. Time will tell. I don’t trust anything that I know started at that site.

    • MaxineCA

      I agree regarding Politico, but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it is true.

    • ApplePie101

      It’s consistent with the spineless, devious behavior we’ve seen from these congressional lunkheads over the past year and a half.

  • MaxineCA

    We need Allen West a speaker!

    Every single day there’s something else, until I feel like I can’t take it anymore and end up ticked off, angry and frustrated. I decided to start a list of ALL of the issues. I get an e-mail from my congressman every couple of weeks, but since he’s on the budget/finance committee, he never addresses any of the other important issues.

    So, I’ve decided to start treating him like an employee, as I did in the business world. Once I week, I will send him a short e-mail with one issue (include the link to the news site), and ask him what HE is doing about it and ask for a response within a week. I’m really, really good at follow up, so he’d better reply or I’ll put him on notice that he’s not performing, and his job is at stake.

    We all need to start putting them on notice, that we are paying attention and want answers on ALL issues. Start sending e-mails and follow up! Time to put the elites on a job performance plan!

    • I feel the same Maxine. I get e mails from my reps, and even from the democrats-and I never fail to email them…. I get SO frustrated because from both sides, I always get the standard, “I understand your concern, but here’s what I’m doing…” Which is ALWAYS the exact opposite of what they need to do!!! I can’t vote- and I don’t know if they know that, but it seems like they just don’t give a crap either way. I like your idea- but would it work if they know they don’t need to worry about losing a vote I can’t give?

      • MaxineCA

        They don’t need to know that, so keep the e-mails going, at least you’re getting your voice heard and can influence those that can cast a vote!

    • I would agree with West as Speaker. I actually hadn’t thought of him in this capacity but it would make a lot of sense.

      West is a force to be reckoned with and would get things done like Newt did when he was Speaker.

  • TLaMana

    Boner must go.

  • Linky1

    John Boehner should change his name to John Bone-head for this clanger.

  • Richard Laycock

    They AREN’T RINOS! They are Republicans!

    How many “great conservatives” in DC have, when push comes to shove, proven themselves “RINOs”, John Kyl, Jeff Flake, Tom Coburn, John Cornyn even Mike Lee and Marco Rubio signed on to the SkyNet bill just a week ago.

    You conservatives are the one’s who are deluded. You somehow have convinced yourselves that year after year of lying to America and grovelling to Democrats has been an honest mistake much regretted. Get real!

    You can’t take over the Party by begging. You have to kick in the door and punch the leaders in the face.

  • ApplePie101

    From the moment we learned that GOP leaders were refusing to put language defunding ObamaCare in the continuing resolutions, we should have known they were secretly for it. They walk like liberals, quack like liberals, so we have to dispose of them like liberals.

  • 3seven77

    I was so glad to see Pelosi go, I really wanted Boehner to suceed. But Boehner is nothing but a gutless wonder. He would sell his own mother if he thought it would make the Democrats like him.

    Mark is right. Boehner needs to go.

  • ApplePie101

    This may be wishful thinking, but does it sound like congress expects the supreme court to strike down the health care bill?

  • once again Levin jumps the shark … as do many of the comments here … none of you ran for office in 2010 and I doubt many of you actually worked for a campaign … when you say “we” who are you talking about ?

    A politico story with anon sources … really ??? you are going to trust that … wow … just wow …

    calm the hell down, take a breath and think for a second … even if it was the plan why on earth would anyone leak this now ???? they wouldn’t …

    • JRD1

      Our resident from Team Etch-a-sketch to spew the propaganda has arrived.

      Don’t pay any attention to the corruptocrats you know the GOPe are.

      Just sit down and shut up and continue to vote for the corruption.

      The conservatives have no place in the GOP is what you are telling us.

      Fine, we get it. Get your statist over the finish line without us. We are done! The party is over. You can no longer rely on conservatives for votes any longer.

      Deal with it! We will no longer allow our freedoms to be taken away by the corrupt GOPe who is not on our side.

      This election is about the corrupt political class against we the people. We are no longer distracted by Democrat vs Republican. That’s so yesterday.

      We are just not into you!

  • HarrietHT2

    What is with the new format? It is very, very hard on the eyes. Please abandon it and return to the former look of your comment section. Otherwise, I will have to say adios. Sorry. I don’t want to leave. But the new look is not in the least reader-friendly.

    • barney59

      I agree, the new DISQUS interface (not RScoops fault) s**ks!

    • K-Bob

      I’m not sure what isn’t “reader friendly” about it. Do you miss the borders? Or the big boxes? I always felt they slowed my reading.

      But then again, I’m used to reading code.

      • Nukeman60

        It reminds me very much of reading code. One reason I break my long replies up into smaller paragraphs is because it reads easier (for me, anyway). I feel the look has taken away the professional style and turned it into a long page of cluttered text. Not very pleasing to my eyes nor very easy to read. But maybe I just have to get used to it.

        Just my opinion, but even though I’m an old fashioned guy, it reminds me of taking away all the new-fangled graphics and leaving only text format. Much like typing in all capitals is a bit irritating to the eyes. Oh, well.

        • K-Bob

          Yeah. I guess I’m glad Scoop turned off “New Disqus.” Good design makes things easier.

          • Nukeman60

            The spacing, the shading, the highlighted boxes, easily accessible choices – they all make for a very pleasant background for commenting. I didn’t realize it till it was gone from here, but when I go to any other site, the story is prominent and at the bottom, like a side bar as it were, is the long list of comments strung together.

            Here at TRS, it appears the story is just the intro and the posters are the main feast. It’s what I enjoy so much and feel so comfortable with here. I realize changes are always happening, some good , some bad, but for now it was nice to see the old format return. 🙂

  • barney59

    GOP Establishment types have completely jumped the shark. They’re so out of touch it’s criminal.

  • wodiej

    Boehner sure has been a huge disappointment. Will enough congress members vote to keep him as leader or start with someone better? It seems like suicide to vote for him if he is planning to keep parts of Obamacare instead of starting over.

  • Jude O’Connor

    I’m with Mark Levin on this one, what part of cancer do you like or which end of a terd is clean?

  • Jude O’Connor

    Mitts not the culprit the base is.

  • Trust1TG

    DO NOT delude yourself – Romney will compromise on Obama/Hillary/Romneycare.
    The Bushes were socialist sympathizers for generations – since 1933 when Senator Prescott Bush colluded with Wall Street tycoons to overthrow the government and establish a socialist state in the USA.
    Socialism marches on in Romney and in Mormonism too. Like Mohammedanism, Mormonism is a comprehensive religious-socialist-political-economic system.

  • kclightguy

    Health insurance is a Business based on business practices. We have no obligation to purchase it and they have no obligation to offer it in forms that are not profitable to them. Let the freakin free market do its job and have the government keep its’ nose out of there!

  • publius1969

    Americanbornincanada is completely correct. we must ALL contact the “leaders” and bombard them. Based on previous statements and actions, I don’t doubt boehner is planning this…look at his support for the fast n furious investigation. we need to support in whatever way possible all solid conservatives who are challenging these weasels. these gutless rinos are major contributors to our problems. we need to flush these people down the toilet

  • I love Mark Levin. It is no surprise at all to me to see the GOP trying to cave on Obamacare. It’s very revealing since Romney was the author that the GOP would try to adopt parts of it.

    I also agree if this happens, Boehner has to go. He’s been a very weak Speaker of the House.

    The people need to keep their ears open to what is going on. We can change things if we stay engaged.

  • There is no popular piece.

  • Amy

    It’s time to clean house completely. This is why I think the House & Senate is just as important as the Presidential election. The (R) leadership is still deluding themselves that we the people will go back to sleep and allow them to continue on their power trips. I’m hoping (and praying) that Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, et al get primaried.

  • Sunnny1

    Knew we were in trouble when he started crying. The men I know who are the worst offenders of “do what I say, not what I do” are wimpy crybabies.
    Sick that we ended up with a candidate we don’t want when, this time, we actually had other great candidates. We cannot give up.

  • The old guard of the GOP is dying off and being replaced by fresh blooded conservatives. The future is bright. Remove the individual mandate and Obamacare crumbles. Nobody better try and resurrect portions of this socialist bill. Start over or nothing.

  • ThominSC

    Yeah, the popular parts are probably those that are popular with the polticians – like all the taxes built into obamacare.

    Boehner needs to go in any event.

  • Constance

    I still remember when Boehner went on Rush’s show last summer, trying to sell his debt ceiling increase agreement made with Obama. Rush eviscerated him without even intending to – Boehner hasn’t been heard on a conservative show since. He is a schmuck, a phony, and a sell-out. He has to go. I can’t stand the man.

  • creeper00

    No need to get all bent out of shape regarding the RINOs. They’re just smoothing the way for the biggest RINO of all.

  • David Stringer

    Put Boehner on notice. Fuckin swineball asswipe. Where your backbone?Used car salesmen have more scruples.

  • Throw the F>>>RINO’S Out!

  • If Boehner and Congress do nothing about the Dictator they need to return their paychecks.