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Mitt Romney promise to repeal obamacare on day one if he was elected but since President Obama is sticking around what does the future.
Cold War Obama -- let's ask -- could -- in Virginia's attorney general who thought to have the law repealed.
Welcome back to the show it's always great to see you what is the next stage they're fighting obamacare you really dedicated your life.
To try to fight this a lot what do you see ahead.
Well there are few different things coming one is now there's going to be a debate state by state in Virginia -- Be leading off for going to be having this debate in my gubernatorial race has worked when he thirteen -- we're going to be debating whether to have.
State health care exchanges set up or defaults of the federal exchange were going to be debating whether or not.
We should expand the fastest growing most out of control program in state budgets Medicaid.
The in the manner that.
The federal health care bill calls for.
What can I guess that's -- yeah.
Yeah major dividing and let me ask you something here.
You may have a debate in stating you're facing deadlines -- right now to get ready for the law's implementation there's -- November 16 deadline.
For telling the federal government whether you're gonna build a health exchange or not are you guys been ignored the deadline -- in the do.
Yeah we're gonna pass through that deadline -- this administration has demonstrated they don't really care what laws actually say so.
They've also said well if people blow through that deadline.
We have an administrative deadline that will use so that this -- a decision that.
The executive branch alone can't make in Virginia the general assembly has to be involved in -- Becoming in the session January ninth.
So it'll be part of the debate during this session which for Virginia's just January and February we have the shortest in the country.
Otherwise he might five Obama care fight the lot which you regard is unconstitutional.
Well there are a number of things already running Oklahoma amended there lawsuit against.
The federal health care bill to include.
The taxes and penalties on employers right the two and 3000 dollar penalties which really supposedly finance the thing.
And then also there religious liberty challenges that are working their way through the courts.
To the HHS mandate from last January.
And that is now set to go into effect in August so you're gonna see a real clash between.
And the number of the churches of this country.
When they essentially try to shove this policy that is contrary to their faith including my Catholic faith.
Upon these churches.
And that's -- that's gonna create -- confrontation and of course administration intentionally set that up last year is part of their election strategy.
But now the rubber meets the road and then everybody has to deal with that well and then we're -- upgrade and also.
About -- let me did you Virginia -- -- -- the commonwealth of Virginia.
Surprise -- exit polls had Romney winning he did not win.
The president one -- were kind enough to talk to me throughout the day kind of updating me on what you were seeing the trends you saw.
Were you surprised at the end of the day by the way -- Obama was able to take this election take Virginia.
And so many other of the battleground states.
You know I have to say just speaking for Virginia I went in between the -- you and I were talking to a variety of polling places we also had.
Complaints that were coming into the state board elections about long lines and long lines sound like a bad thing.
But what they mean is lots of voters bright and I have to say that much more quietly than they did in 2008.
The Obama campaign had a spectacular.
Turnout effort and it became gradually more obvious through the day.
But it was so much quieter in 2008 and yet.
-- equal -- you know in Virginia the president got about a 100000 less votes.
Then he did four years ago but Mitt Romney only got 30000 more than John McCain and it wasn't enough to close the gap a gap was cut by two thirds.
But the president still came out on top then I have to credit they're -- they're ground game well.
Democrats think well I'll -- schoolers the Democrats and well and I took the White House.
Consolidated in this and it I'm wondering if you're worried.
About your -- election gubernatorial election coming up.
No you know we have this sort of counter cyclical.
Aspect to our governors' races they're always the year after the the presidential race and look at my election in 2009 President Obama was -- first Democrat.
To win Virginia in my lifetime.
That goes way back into the early sixties.
And yet in 2009.
Bob McDonnell won for governor with 59%.
Of the vote.
I had 58%.
For attorney general and lieutenant governor had 57%.
Only one year after the Democrat president one.
We had a Republican sweep only the second time in history so this year old play out on its own and then someone in the.
-- is separate all right.
Yeah it will be -- thanks for coming on tonight it's always a pleasure to talk -- -- -- -- -- I'm -- we will be in -- over -- thank -- --