House GOP leaders prepare for high court health care decision
Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Georgia, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top Republican woman in the House.
June 27th, 2012
02:04 PM ET
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House GOP leaders prepare for high court health care decision

Washington (CNN) - House Republican leaders know that immediately after the Supreme Court rules on the health care law Thursday, they'll need to answer questions about what happens next on Capitol Hill - and they're ready.

At Wednesday's weekly meeting with rank-and-file members, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he and GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, have designated two top House Republicans to lead a rapid-response team, according to two GOP sources familiar with the discussion.

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  1. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Yeah, they had better be prepared on what sound bites the GOP base will need to hear after that ACA is upheld as constitutional. Have people forgotten that President Obama is a constitutional attorney & professor? I guess so.

    June 27, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/ConservaFASCISTS

    And if the Supreme Court doesn't see fit to rule it unconstitutional, House Republicans will move to repeal it lock, stock, and barrel,"
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    You ain't gonna repeal jack. If anything gets struck down, it'll be the mandate. And if you've done your history Johnny boy, democrats have never favored a mandate historically. Everything else will stand. You won't be "spiking the ball" if gets overturned? You're so full of it Boehner. You can't even lie convincingly.

    June 27, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  3. Silence DoGood

    You know that in private Obama has 3 different speeches completely written too:
    – Nyah-nyah I won!
    – Split decision so I can make it look like I won on the important stuff.
    – Hey remember I killed Bin Laden

    Of course the GOP advisory to "not spike the ball" means "If we win, be cruel and SPIKE THE BALL".

    June 27, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  4. Niuhc

    "Have people forgotten that President Obama is a constitutional attorney & professor? I guess so."
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    I suppose that is why he tramples all over it.

    June 27, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  5. Niuhc

    "Have people forgotten that President Obama is a constitutional attorney & professor? I guess so."
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    That could be why he refers to it as an "inconvenience."

    June 27, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    How to spin the news? GOP and FOX are good on that some of their ideas
    Win for Tea party it may fire up the base
    Obama is dictator never respect our constitution

    We heard enough from GOPers

    June 27, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. NVa Native

    "Have people forgotten that President Obama is a constitutional attorney & professor? I guess so."
    The people that blindly hate our President have never forgotten their hate, for them nothing else matters – least of all is facts.

    June 27, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    John King and Erin Burnett will spin the news in favor of GOP
    Thanks to god one show is ending next is on exit

    June 27, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/ConservaFASCISTS

    What we've found out so far this weak from the SCOTUS is that there is a Justice practicing judicial activism and his name is Scalia. Not to mention that Justice Thomas shouldn't even be hearing the ACA case. You righties are going to have a conniption fit when the law is upheld.

    June 27, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    "Have people forgotten that President Obama is a constitutional attorney & professor?"
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    When Obamacare gets slapped, it will prove he was just as bad at that as he is a president.

    June 27, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. al in memphis

    Wow, did they ever spend this much time trying to come up with a solution to the original problem - OUT OF CONTROL HEALTH CARE COST AND THE MILLIONS WITH NO ACCESS TO IT.

    June 27, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  12. scmom

    Probably almost ready to pee their pants in anticipation. Traitors!!!!!!!

    June 27, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  13. scmom

    No "al in memphis" if they spent this much time and energy on the problem we wouldn't have the problem.

    June 27, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. 2020

    Speaker John Boehner in charge? since when?

    Will John Boehner takes risk to lead? or cry that the President created this health warfare?

    Can the GOP show American of some sense of leadership and common sense, get down to solve American problem: ensure ALL citizens have affordable access to health care, and stop wall street and health care insurance and provider rip off citizen at the most vulnerable times of need.

    June 27, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  15. Anthony

    Niuhc and Fair is Fair,
    Have people forgotten that the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, came up with the idea of individual mandate?

    June 27, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    maybe they'll strike down the "death panels" and keep the rest of the bill.

    June 27, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    Anthony

    Niuhc and Fair is Fair,
    Have people forgotten that the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, came up with the idea of individual mandate?
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    It was wrong then and it's wrong now. Oblamer doubled down on stupid.

    June 27, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Woman In California

    There were lots of people in 2008 who felt the president didn't have a chance and boy were they surprised. You can hate, disagree and even call the president names if you want – but the president is NO fool (you are). You haters are going to be miserably surprised in the debates, when once again, he pulls a rabbit out of the hat. Make no mistake about it–he's ready for Willard.

    Go Mr. President!

    June 27, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. Patriot Awesome

    The central pillar of the health care law came from “America’s most-respected conservative thinkers.”

    It’s TRUE.

    The conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation first proposed the idea of requiring people to buy health insurance in 1989.

    It was an individual “mandate for all households”.

    The Heritage proposal was an alternative to a Democratic idea Republicans considered far worse: A government-run health service.

    That’s partly what President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton proposed in 1993.

    “Hillary Care”, as it was called, would have required employers to buy health insurance for their workers.

    That’s when Republicans, including GOP Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole, introduced a bill requiring individuals to buy insurance instead. And the individual mandate was born.

    June 27, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  20. Gurgyl

    In democracy–you publish what people say, speak. GOP is is a cult. All know this. Healthcare law is a dire need of this nation. Do not be funny, idiotic. Yes, on obama12.

    June 27, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  21. The Real Tom Paine

    -Fair is Fair

    Anthony

    Niuhc and Fair is Fair,
    Have people forgotten that the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, came up with the idea of individual mandate?
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    It was wrong then and it's wrong now. Oblamer doubled down on stupid.
    ********************************
    Well, you have to dumb it down if you want GOP support: they won't accept anything less than the worst outcome.

    June 27, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  22. Malory Archer

    Regardless of how the USSC rules, IMO the rethugs have bitten off more than they can chew. Anyone who is benefitting from ACA (young people who can be covered by their parents' plan until age 26 and those with preexisting conditions come instantly to mind) aren't going to be very happy if they lose their coverage. And when they're reminded that the two pictured above will have taxpayer funded medical coverage for the rest of their lives they'll be out in force on November 6 to give these jokers their walking papers.

    June 27, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  23. ge

    may-be the bone should bring out his free health care card and say i got mine but you will never get yours as long as there are republicans in control

    June 27, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Have people forgotten that the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, came up with the idea of individual mandate?
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    It was wrong then and it's wrong now. Oblamer doubled down on stupid.
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    On the contrary. It is only "wrong" now because out of all the Presidents that attempted to provide us with Healthcare Reform ONLY President Obama had the cojones, and sense of doing WHAT IS RIGHT to follow through and bring it to fruition.
    He's not only brilliant, he kept his biggest campaign promise at the expense of his re-election.
    He's got my vote. Again.
    Obama 2012.

    June 27, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. Buckeye

    SCOTUS is in a pickle. The mandate has been a GOP idea up until our current President signed the ACA into law, now the GOP members who have always been about mandates (including the presumptive GOP loser in Nov, Willard RMoney). Now that the whole concept of "individual responsibility" is on the table, the SCOTUS would neuter one of their own.

    June 27, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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