So, in case you missed it, there was a debate Wednesday night. It seems that everyone’s favorite target, predictably, was front runner Rick Perry. When you’re the frontrunner, that’s just what’s going to happen. While much of the attention was on Mitt Romney’s back and forth throughout the debate, there were some points worth discussing.
For one, Michele Bachmann’s campaign has been centered around her desire to repeal ObamaCare. Not a bad plank to have, at least in the GOP primary. Bachmann took issue with both Perry’s and Romney’s comments that they would issue an executive order to deal with ObamaCare. As reported on The Hill:
Bachmann reiterated her promise to repeal Obama’s healthcare law, a centerpiece of her campaign, and said that Romney and Perry’s promises to sign executive orders upon taking office to dismantle the law were inadequate.
“With all due respect to the governors, issuing an executive order will not overturn this massive law,” she said.
On this, she’s 100% correct. An executive order is an easy fix, but it’s not the right one. An executive order can be over turned with…wait for it…another executive order. That’s all it would take. The next Democratic president would put ObamaCare in place with a stroke of his pen. And that’s assuming that the executive order doesn’t get blocked by Congress who can overturn executive orders within a certain period of time.
Another interesting point was when Ron Paul took aim at Perry’s past as a Democrat. Again, from The Hill: