CPAC: McConnell Says Obamacare is “Assault on Liberty”

Mitch McConnell at CPAC 2013 (Zachary Maxwell)

Mitch McConnell at CPAC 2013 (Zachary Maxwell)

(originally posted on the Washington Times Communities)

Before Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came on stage at CPAC 2013, staffers brought out a stack of paper about 7 feet tall, towering over McConnell’s head. McConnell began by gesturing toward the “monument to liberalism,” the 20,000 pages of regulations contained in the health reform law known as “Obamacare.”

Today in the Senate, McConnell claimed, “Every single Republican voted to defund Obamacare.” The problem is not over yet, however, as McConnell argued, “Obamacare should be repealed, root and branch.” Continously pointing to the tower of regulations next to him, he referred to it as an “assault on liberty.” It truly is the “symbol of what we’re fighting against,” claimed McConnell.

Republicans have the upper hand because they are not “beholden to special interests,” claimed McConnell. Focusing on the Constitution is a stronger foundation than labor unions.

“Societies may change. Demographics may shift. But the principles that make up a free and prosperous society never will. And conservatives? We own these principles.”

It’s time to take action, said McConnell. “Pick up the gauntlet, my friends, and run!”

Stay tuned for more live CPAC updates from @HuizingaDanny or @WTCommunities.

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One response to “CPAC: McConnell Says Obamacare is “Assault on Liberty”

  1. McConnell: “Republicans have the upper hand because they are not “beholden to special interests,” claimed McConnell. Focusing on the Constitution is a stronger foundation than labor unions.”
    Disturbing: Each party is beholding to special interests; We appear to be stuck choosing which special interests we find least objectionable.
    Disturbing #2 Implication that the opposing party favors labor unions more than the constitution. This is unfortunate but opportunistic phrasing. The opposing party may favor labor unions more than Republicans, but to imply what he did is unfortunate.

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