ObamaCare Repeal Passes Its First Test


— Don’t listen to the liberal prophets of doom; victory is possible

— Don’t listen to the liberal prophets of doom; victory is possible
January 21, 2011

Wednesday night, by a vote of 245 to 189, the House passed H.R. 2 — a bill to repeal the anti-gun ObamaCare law.


As you may recall, this is the law that will allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to troll a federal database containing your most confidential health care data in order to create millions of new “prohibited persons” for the FBI’s InstantCheck data bank.

But to listen to most media accounts after the vote, you would think that while we won the first battle — we have already lost the war.


True, we have some tough battles ahead of us.  But don’t believe the far left’s premature pronouncements of our defeat.  For instance, they claim the repeal bill won’t even come up for a vote in the Senate.  

Well, the truth is that a single Senator can use the Senate rules to force the House-passed bill onto the Senate legislative calendar.  And at least one Senator has indicated that he will do this.  

Once H.R. 2 is on the Senate calendar, ANY SENATOR can move to proceed to it.  True, Harry Reid will squeal and whine that Republicans are interfering with “his prerogatives.”  But as red state Democrats stare into the face of electoral defeat, Reid’s prerogatives may not be that important to them.

It is also widely believed that the bill would fail in the Senate even if it were voted on.  Maybe, maybe not.  Many bills start without a majority of support in Congress, but ultimately pass.

The trump card of the left is they believe President Obama will veto any ObamaCare repeal.

We’ll see.  If Republicans choose to tack the ObamaCare repeal onto some “must pass” legislation such as the funding of the government or the debt limit increase, Obama will face the choice of repealing his treasured legacy or shutting down his rule-making agencies for the remainder of his term.  

So, the bottom line is this:

The successful legislative strategy of the far left over the past year is to pronounce, like a mantra, “We’re going to win.  You’re going to lose.”  All too often, our side concedes.  

But we have all the legislative tools we need to repeal ObamaCare — or shut down the Obama administration.

Contact your Senators and urge them not to believe the lie that there’s no way to repeal ObamaCare.  You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center  to send your Senators a pre-written e-mail message, or one of your own.