Congressman Mark Kirk, who has been a consistent and vociferous critic of the Obama administration's heavy-handed (and that's too generous a term) attempt to revamp healthcare in this country, has stated that he will lead the charge to repeal ObamaCare, should it become law.
The Chicago Tribune quoted Kirk as saying at an event last Friday:
"All of the pain of the bill is upfront, and all of the gain is later," Kirk said, according to an audio recording the Tribune obtained of a GOP event in Winnetka on Friday. "If we move to repeal this bill in 2013, all you're doing is removing the pain and not a single American would have benefited from it yet. And so, as your senator, I would lead the effort, if it passes, to repeal this bill."
So far, it doesn't seem like the Dems have collected all of the votes they need to pass their plan in the House, but no one is discounting the pressure that can be brought to bear (and clearly is being brought) by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama.