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Dems Throw First Punch in Today's Health Repeal Debate

House Democratic leaders took to the microphones after their weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday to blast House Republicans for voting once again to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act instead of putting Democrat-backed jobs bills on the floor.

And to illustrate this oft-repeated point, they turned to the baseball diamond.

"There's a reason none of the House Republicans are in Kansas City this week," said Rep. Rob Andrews, referring to the site of the Major League Baseball All-Star game. "When you're 0 for 30, you don't make the All-Star team. Republicans are about to go 0 for 31." 

Republicans have tried 30 times to repeal all or part of President Obama's signature health care bill law.

After Tuesday's caucus meeting, Vice Chair Xavier Becerra said that Republicans are in a political "state of denial" regarding what's needed for job creation and they're too busy "regurgitating the fights of the past."

Obama's political strategists attended today's meeting and urged Democrats to continue to hammer the job creation message, Andrews said.

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