November 17th, 2009
10:15 AM ET
13 years ago

Republicans launch 'health care task force'

Washington (CNN) - As the Senate debate over health care reform heats up, the Republican Party is launching a new Web site Tuesday to track how vulnerable Democratic incumbents and Democratic challengers are weighing in on the measure.

The new Web site - - is powered by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to highlight where Democrats stand on the bill as it evolves in the chamber in the coming weeks. The NRSC says their new site also allows users to share information through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Mike

    GOOD. We want to know who votes for this nobama care so hopefully they can be sent home the next election. Enough wasting the tax payers money to increase the governments power.

    November 17, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  2. Tristan

    What are they looking for, more ways to enrich their corporate overlords?

    November 17, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  3. Adam

    Typical Repugnant actions. Let's not actually try to make this country better. Instead, let's spend money on trying to determine which political candidate may be vulnerable. How about this Repugnants, why not come up with a plan that works for America, not insurance companies or HMO's? Remember the citizens? Those you actually work for? How many people must die before you take notice? The health care system in this country has been dead for decades, thanks in part to the Repugnant majority for over 10 years. Now the Donothingcrats have a slight majority and yet you still want nothing better for Americans. Why? Why do you hate the middle and lower class so much???

    November 17, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. Tram

    So the Republicans have had how many years to come up with some kind of health care reform platform and they still don't have one? All they can do is attack what is being proposed instead of helping come up with something useful.

    Gee... they really are useless, aren't they?

    November 17, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I guess they want to have their own say on things like this. Where were they when they were in charge of the House, Senate and White House on this issue? I think the Republicans are comming a little late to the party. I think that the only reason they showed up is because the Democrats started having one.

    November 17, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  6. Lynne

    Should be titled the "health care bash force".

    November 17, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. Brad

    Please, don't bother helping or anything...

    November 17, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. GetOverIt

    Way to jump on board, GOP. How long have we been at this now??????

    November 17, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. jimmydale

    The photo of Sarah Pain convinces me to vote for her if she runs in 2012 for prez of U.S. Way to go Newsweek by offering us a really good looking
    and well toned potential candidate. You seem convinced that she is not qualified to be prez and by now you should also realize that the guy in office now is extremely unfit.

    November 17, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. GetOverIt

    Actually, this is not a site about how to pass health care reform, it's a site about how to most effectively attack those who advocate it, and in doing so, stop any progress being made.

    Nice. And par for the GOP's course.

    November 17, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. George Bush - Worst President Ever

    Typical. While the Democrats are trying to fix the health care problem, the G No P'ers are trying to exploit it to get elected. I guess they want to get elected so they can get paid for doing nothing.

    November 17, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. PAUL W

    Funny, the only interest Republicans have in health care reform is with respect to unseating Democratic legislators. They controlled both houses of congress for 10 of the last 15 years and the White House for four of those ten, but the only health care initiative they passed was the Medicare prescription drug bill that included non-negotiable rates that ultimately results in a kick-back to the drug makers. If the GOP is so concerned about the American people, time to put their partisan politics aside and be constructive toward the end of cutting costs and making sure all Americans have health care coverage!

    November 17, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. jeremy.....Dallas...Texas

    Domestic spying. Individual liberty trashed here. But where are solutions?

    November 17, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Melissa

    For what exactly? To try to prove that the status quo is good? Sorry, not falling for it.

    November 17, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  15. johnrj08

    Pretty disgusting website. It's all about targeting people, rather than providing any thoughtful information. The big call for donations portends another rash of misleading, manipulative ad campaigns designed to undermine the current presidency. Much is made on the site about going after those who support the public option, but little is said in terms of facts about what the public option will provide, who will pay for it and how it will impact health premium costs. Grotesquely false advertising designed to pick the pockets of its own political base.

    November 17, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. The REAL republican motto: "In Fear We Trust"

    Once again, while the democrats utilize the Internet to build up through organizing and grass roots, the republicans focus on how to use it to tear down those that don't goose step to their party ideals. Same formula they brought to the constant smear campaigns on AM radio and Fox.

    Just ask yourself this: How many paranoid conspiracy LIBERAL emails have you gotten? Then ask yourself how many whacko paranoid conspiracy emails you have gotten from the CONSERVATIVES? Easy to determine the mindset of either side, and with the right, it ain't pretty.

    November 17, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  17. Mike

    We need HealthCare Reform and we need it now!! I will not be voting for any Republicans or Democrats next year who oppose this bill!!

    November 17, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  18. Diane

    Of course, let's not solve the problem, let's just complain about everyone else. Where are the health care answers?

    November 17, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  19. James

    After being a registered republican for most of my adult life, I am thoroughly disgusted by the destructive tactics of the current republican party. This is another attempt to destroy any real progress on an issue that is in desperate need of improvement, without promoting a better alternative. Any change is better than the status quo. And the democratic options are far better than anything the republicans have come up with.

    November 17, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. Voice Crying In the Wilderness

    Same old republicans tactics: attack and criticize. Where are their ideas? What do they bring to the table? Republicans are power hungry zealots, but when they attain power, they make a mess(e.g. GW Bush).

    November 17, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  21. Lee

    well, they're about a decade late! Losers.
    Next up they'll suggest a reasoned debate.

    November 17, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  22. Chris from Calgary

    Partisan hackery to print such a non-story. Shame on you, CNN.

    November 17, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. Keeth in California

    You mean, "Republicans launch health care death panel"

    The GOP only wants to kill any health care reform, and leave the exisiting system in place that already has death panels called "pre-exisiting conditions, dropped coverage, and insurance limits" which each year automatically kill sick children and thousands and grandma's.

    And yet the loud ignorant GOP machine would have you believe it's all roses and puppy dogs. GOP: you lie.

    November 17, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  24. GI Joe

    Obstructionists doing everything for party and nothing for the nation.

    Shame shame shame

    November 17, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  25. Robert J 1

    Why didn't these morons launch a task force to IMPROVE health care 20 years ago, or to support Clintons initiative instead of documenting the Democrats who might or have voted for IMPROVED helath care?
    This is simply another republican move that again proves they are incompetent idiots who should never again be let to run this country or anything for that matter!

    November 17, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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