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February 21, 2014 - 8:12 am

DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz promised that Democrats would run on Obamacare this year as they try to hold onto the Senate. Sen. Joe Manchin has other ideas, though. The West Virginia Democrat told a local group that Obamacare repeal is in the air.

“I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience.

Manchin has consistently criticized Obamacare as “more than a rollout problem.”

This is the first time he has come out for repeal, though, and he is the first sitting Democrat senator to suggest repealing President Obama’s signature law. As things stand right now, Democrats are likely to lose the Senate because of Obamacare.

Democrats are learning that they can earn applause from home audiences by claiming that they voted against Obamacare.

h/t NROC

Update: That didn’t last long.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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If he's serious, he should sponsor a bill that does just that.

Schmuck.
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A day late and a dollar short.
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So, he gets the applause for helping to pass this cluster$h#t sandwich in the first place - and now he wants applause for claiming - but only claiming - he would vote to repeal?

Guess WV voters are slower than average if they swallow that one.
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If he's serious, he should sponsor a bill that does just that.

Schmuck.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
A day late and a dollar short.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
So, he gets the applause for helping to pass this cluster$h#t sandwich in the first place - and now he wants applause for claiming - but only claiming - he would vote to repeal?

Guess WV voters are slower than average if they swallow that one.
43 weeks ago
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He's trying to walk too fine a line between switching parties and being Hillary or Pochantas' running mate in '16.
43 weeks ago
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Perhaps he said he "would" vote to repeal tomorrow? I have seen nothing about a vote in the Senate on Obamacare.
43 weeks ago
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I guess there's no harm in voting to repeal Obamacare when there is no vote actually taking place, eh?
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