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Richard Socarides And Marsha Blackburn Face Off Over GOP's Health Care Repeal Effort: VIDEO

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If you thought the Supreme Court decision in favor of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was the end of that political story, think again.

While House Republicans say they'll hold a symbolic vote to repeal the President's signature legislation this week, GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn suggested this morning on CNN that they hold a vote every day until the law is taken off the records.

Gay Democratic strategist and writer Richard Socarides pointed out, however, that there's no way the Senate, controlled by President Obama's party, would let that vote go through and that Republican efforts amount to little more than "political theater in an election year" that simply wastes the legislature's time.

Blackburn, of course, disagrees.

Watch the heated exchange AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Oh, I totally agree with her. I think they should vote several times a day! It would certainly show where they stand, and every constitutent could be told, "your Republican congressperson voted 423 times to take away your healthcare."

    Posted by: Gene | Jul 9, 2012 11:39:05 AM


  2. A legislative back-bencher whose list of accomplishments can easily be inscribed on the head of a pin, and Dear CNN, her views matter because how?

    Posted by: Butch | Jul 9, 2012 12:05:58 PM


  3. What happened to the rabbi post?

    Posted by: Questioning | Jul 9, 2012 12:35:10 PM


  4. Wow the hyper and irony is simply amazing. She talks about an inhibitor keeping the economy from getting back on track yet the ONLY thing the GOP has done is to make sure Obama does not succeed at anything. The GOP needs to be put on trial for what they're doing to this country.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 9, 2012 2:02:24 PM


  5. Wow the hyper and irony is simply amazing. She talks about an inhibitor keeping the economy from getting back on track yet the ONLY thing the GOP has done is to make sure Obama does not succeed at anything. The GOP needs to be put on trial for what they're doing to this country.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 9, 2012 2:02:29 PM


  6. Wow the hyper and irony is simply amazing. She talks about an inhibitor keeping the economy from getting back on track yet the ONLY thing the GOP has done is to make sure Obama does not succeed at anything. The GOP needs to be put on trial for what they're doing to this country.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 9, 2012 2:02:34 PM


  7. Wow the hyper and irony is simply amazing. She talks about an inhibitor keeping the economy from getting back on track yet the ONLY thing the GOP has done is to make sure Obama does not succeed at anything. The GOP needs to be put on trial for what they're doing to this country.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 9, 2012 2:02:39 PM


  8. @Questioning: Say what you mean. Don't be so passive aggressive. State your position loud and clear. This Irish-American knows where you are coming from. Why not be honest and tell everybody what you think.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 10, 2012 3:44:17 AM


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