This morning, Sen. Mitch McConnell told Laura Ingraham that he’d repeal the ACA if he’s the majority leader next January:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared Friday that repealing the health care law would top his priority list if he controls the chamber come 2013.

“If [Mitt] Romney is in the White House and I am the majority leader of the Senate, I assure you repeal of Obamacare is the first item on the agenda,” McConnell on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Friday.

By using a budget process called reconciliation, a theoretical Senate GOP majority could successfully vote to repeal the law with just 51 votes, rather than a filibuster-proof 60. Republicans need to pick up four seats to win control of the Senate, or three if Romney wins the White House.

“We need to start all over and not make things worse, and I think that’s the message for the fall election,” McConnell said. “Give us a chance to repeal this monstrosity and we will start all over with much more modesty, much more respect for the federal system.”

Reconciliation is what Democrats used to pass the ACA. It’d be poetic justice to see Republicans use reconciliation to repeal the ACA.

The minute the ACA is repealed, Republicans must start hearings on replacing the ACA. Those hearings must include debate on how to contain costs, something that the ACA isn’t able to do. These hearings must also improve accessability to and portability of health insurance.

Eliminating the law that says you can’t buy health insurance across state lines would be a major help. Having state legislatures pass laws that limit the number of mandates would make it easier for consumers to buy competitively priced policies from other states’ insurance companies.

Another option is having governors sign compacts with other states that allows for the purchase of health insurance is another way of getting around legislatures passing health insurance reform.

There’s been a total sea change since the SCOTUS ruling. While I’m not thrilled with Chief Justice Roberts’ ruling, I’m thrilled at conservatives’ and TEA Party activists’ reaction to it.

I told a friend earlier today (or perhaps it was last night?), Chief Justice Roberts’ ruling essentially eliminated all of the public’s apathy on this subject. People are fired up, as evidenced by Mitt’s fundraising totals in the past 30 hours.

If you want more information on fundraising, check out this article is fantastic:

The Romney campaign claims to have raised $4.6 million after Romney promised to repeal “Obamacare” even though the Affordable Care Act is patterned after a plan Romney put into effect as governor of Massachusetts.

And money is moving from Macau to Main Street-U.S.A. Las Vegas-based casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has pledged $10 million to the Koch brothers. The oil billionaires are vowing to raise $395 million to support Romney and Republican candidates.

The Democrats better prepare for a tidal wave of epic proportions this year. They shoved the ACA down Americans’ throats in 2010. Now they’re paying the price for telling the American people that their opinions didn’t matter.

When the last votes are counted this November, President Obama, Reid, Pelosi, et al, will have wished that they’d listened instead of following their political ideology into political ruin.

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving pack of tyrants.

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