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Foster Friess: Efforts to End ObamaCare Could Unify GOP

Posted: August 22, 2013 at 4:47 am   /   by

“Friess Associates founder Foster Friess weighs in on the health-care law and what he says it could mean for the Republican Party.”

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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  1. Econ101 says:

    Nice happy talk from Mr. Friess, who seems like a very nice man.
    Per Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, the GOP has everything it needs right now to halt Obamacare cold on Sept 30. They have the Constitutional authority, a House majority, and clear data from multiple polls to halt all funding for Obamacare for at least one year.
    Now that’s what I call a Foster Friess ‘rifle shot’. Take it, GOP. Take the shot!
    Come on, Mr. Boehner. Quit dithering and dissembling.  Schedule an up-down vote on the Cruz/Lee approach as soon as Congress returns. Even if that vote fails, we’ll at least know whom to primary challenge for 2014.
    And if you don’t call that up-down vote, I already know what single Democrat I will send money to next year … namely, your opponent in your 2014 re-election bid!

    1. Econ101Mr. Friess is indeed one of the good guys. 
      I would never send money to a Dem, but I sympathize with your concerns. SOMETHING big needs to be done. Now is not the time for small measures, or business as usual. We are facing an existential crisis; that is not a time to be afraid of the media and how they might spank our side. They spank us no matter what we do; we might as well do something that has hope of actually fixing the problem.

      1. Econ101 says:

        WesternFreePress Econ101 
        Amen to that. I would give money to a conservative Dem, like a Zell Miller, for sure, but he’s long gone, and there remain only lefty automatons in the Dem party.
        If Boehner wimps out on the clear opp’y we have here, where do we go next? Wimp out on debt ceiling extensions?  This looks like our last clear shot to do something other than tinker around the margins.
        If we have to lose the country to the neo-Marxists, I’d rather do it standing up in a 3rd-party alamo-style-stand than joining the wimpy GOP in meek surrender.
        Which would you choose?

        1. Econ101Well, a third-party effort would certainly go down in flames. What would not go down in flames, necessarily, is a new second party. Have you read this?
          http://www.westernfreepress.com/2013/07/11/from-the-land-down-under-a-winning-strategy-for-the-gop-and-the-tea-party-movement/

Foster Friess: Efforts to End ObamaCare Could Unify GOP