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October 11, 2013 Leave a comment

What is the Problem … Really?

October 6, 2013 Leave a comment

On Meet the Press this morning, National Review’s Rich Lowry said that Obamacare presented an unacceptable major social change to the country.

What exactly is that unacceptable change?

Requiring people to get insured and subsidizing those who can’t afford it?  Making people take responsibility for their health? Prohibiting insurance companies from refusing to insure someone?

It’s not like public dollars are going to start being used to cover people who weren’t covered before.

People have always gotten care paid for by the public — anyone could walk into the ER.  Now, however, people can get better care, preventive care, more affordably.  Are there really people who rationally oppose any of this? Poll after poll shows popular support when the actual facts of Obamacare are explained.

Honestly, I hear the words ranted out in opposition to Obamacare, but I cannot comprehend what the real issue is.

65,899,660 Votes Have to Mean Something

October 6, 2013 Leave a comment

The Tea Party Republicans in the House and Senate like to say that they are representing their constituents, and shutting down the government and defunding Obamacare are what those constituents want.  They demand that the President be willing to negotiate with them to promote their distorted view of America.

But what about the 65,899,660 Americans who voted to re-elect the President last November?  We don’t want the President to negotiate to un-win the victories that were legitimately won.  There is nothing to negotiate about and certainly not with these self-appointed so-called leaders, some of whom have retained positions of power through questionable means.  Perhaps, a time honored way to stay in office, but not to hijack a government they could not win legitimately.  In fact, the Republicans should not even be in control of the House given the local popular vote in many states that “elected” Republicans.

Most Tea Party Republicans belong to an outlier mentality who do not understand Obamacare because they have been so maliciously misinformed about it.   Their ignorance is being used by those in power who have promoted it to fight the President’s policies.

This is a battle far more important than any that has faced us since Nixon’s shenanigans.  Rich men are doing what they can to impose on America a worldview that the public rejected.

This is not politics as usual, and it is about much more than healthcare.  If the President loses this, then let’s be honest — elections and democracy are just meaningless shams in America.  Money rules, and rich people of influence who are elected by no one can win political victories through a campaign of lies.

America is about process, and Ted Cruz and the other Congressional members of the flatworld society are only about winning.  They don’t get it.  They don’t want to get it.  We cannot allow these well-funded radicals to take what they couldn’t win at the polls.  Moderates and reasonable people of both parties are at an obvious disadvantage by relying on the Constitutional process.  So, the revolution is coming, but whether it will be a democratic one or an oligarchic one is the question of our time.  Buckle up.

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