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Childers Won’t Push Healthcare Repeal

March 25, 2010

Rep. Travis Childers told the Daily Journal that “calls to repeal the (healthcare) bill are politically motivated,” in light of a pledge from all three GOP candidates in MS-01 to support repeal for the newly enacted law.

Childers added, “I voted against the bill. It’s time we move forward in working to make it better…I will continue to support common-sense reform provisions and work to change measures that would negatively impact the people of the First District.”

Honestly, I would have been more shocked if Childers had supported repeal. Politically motivated or not- this does set up an opening for the GOP to criticize the Congressman on the issue. They could argue Childers simply voted against the bill when the Democrats had the votes for it to pass, and is now seemingly okay with it once it became law.

Is that a good argument for whichever Republican faces Childers in the fall? It’s still early, but a new Rasmussen survey conducted the first two nights after the legislation was signed into law shows 55 percent favor repeal, and 52 percent say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who favors repeal. Of course this was a national survey, the First District is about 14 points more Republican than the nation as a whole.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), one of the rising stars in the House GOP, spoke in depth with Politico about his plan for ‘repeal and replace,’ which I am sure we will hear plenty of on the campaign trail.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gary permalink
    March 25, 2010 10:12 am

    … and another weasel commits suicide. SEE YA!!!

  2. March 25, 2010 1:34 pm

    I was going to write Childers a note thanking him for his NO vote. Instead, I’ll write him a note telling him I will help support his Republican opponent come November. He had his chance. His time in Congress is over.

  3. Mississippi Elitist permalink
    March 25, 2010 4:57 pm

    “Politically motivated” did he figure that out all by himself? I guess he is smarter than I gave him credit for being because I thought he was totally clueless.
    The calls to repeal are “politically motivated” by people who want to have a political chance at winning this fall. I just hope they act on the calls to repeal when they are elected.
    Why did people vote for this dufus anyway?
    I noticed he waited until the socialist libs had enough votes to pass the bill and only then did he announce his intention to vote no.

  4. Tea Party Leader II permalink
    March 25, 2010 6:12 pm

    I agree with Childers – it is time we move forward and I am going to help him move forward right on out the door. Good bye!!!!!

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