Saxby Chambliss is one of a dozen senators who have signed onto Republican legislation that would repeal the new health care law.
The measure is sponsored by Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, says USA Today, which also notes:
The phrase “repeal it” has become a Republican/Tea Party mantra in recent days. There’s even a website, repealit.org, which displays Senate and House candidates who have pledged to repeal the new law.
Whatever you think about the health care fight, it’s important to acknowledge that Republican rhetoric has turned a significant corner in the last few days.
Back in January, during a session with reporters in Atlanta, former House speaker Newt Gingrich said this:
“If they stay inside those two bills, I think every Republican candidate in the country is going to say that they want to replace the bill with something better.
“I don’t think they’ll use the word ‘repeal.’ I think they’ll use the word ‘replace.’ We need health reform.”
Democrats indeed stayed within those two bills. But shortly after Sunday’s vote, Gingrich showed how much the Republican mood had changed. These are a few lines from an article now up his web site:
“The American people will not allow a corrupt machine to dictate their future. Together we will pledge to repeal this bill and start over. Together we will prove that this will not stand.”
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