If you recall I wrote on July 1, 2012 in the article, “Obamacare – Another Stone Towards Ending Our Independence” that I thought the Republican party was simply paying lip service with their pledge to repeal the now constitutional Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”). Well, just call me psychic because it appears that the Republicans now seem to be toning down the amount of vigor they had just over a week ago regarding the repeal of this controversial law … Um yeah, I hate to say I told you so, but, I told you so. So, what the hell happened?
Well, according to a recent New York Times article, there are Republicans who fear that revisiting this law may make them appear to be out of touch, with a Republican campaign advisor being quoted as saying, “Anytime Republicans are debating taxes and the economy, we’re winning. Anytime we’re debating health care, they’re winning.” So, there you have it ladies and gentleman, game, set, match. That little quote should sum it all up for any registered Republican that actually believes that their party actually means and does what they say they are going to do. Don’t think for a minute that that comment should serve as my endorsement for the Democrats, because it isn’t; I am an equal opportunist when it comes to my disdain for both parties. It just doesn’t stop with that quote from a campaign advisor – which are the guys who tell the candidates what to say and do to get them elected, which means lie – there are apparently some Republican representatives who are running for reelection in so called swing districts and they are concerned if the GOP appears to come down too hard on the repeal Obamacare issue then they might lose their cushy seats in Washington DC. Again, another example of how politicians are more concerned about keeping their seat in the ivory tower than they are about doing anything that can be remotely considered something that they have any conviction.
Now, in the article I wrote, I stated not only my belief that the Republicans were paying lip service on repealing Obamacare, I also said that before too long the furor over this law would die down, and that it will simply become another institution that may not be liked, but it will be accepted as just the way it is. What I didn’t know was how quickly this furor was going to die down; thanks in no small part to the Republicans’ want to just sort of let it go all quiet like. The fact of the matter is, and this is something I failed to mention in the earlier article, that few laws ever get repealed, at any level of government, and specifically at the federal level. It’s true, do a Google search on it and you will give up well before you find a definitive number; that little fact alone should be enough evidence that there is really no one in Washington DC who actually, really wants to repeal this law. So, congratulations everyone, I hope that this serves as enough evidence that none of us should ever believe any of the excrement that falls from the mouths of politicians. Oh, and for all of you Democrats out there who might be gloating over the soon to be failed (and possibly aborted) attempt to repeal Obamacare, you should read my article too (again) because I also mention that I believe the law will not bring medical insurance costs down, as your illustrious liars have promised, but will make them accelerate higher; so yeah, you’ve allowed a bonfire’s worth of smoke to be blown up your bottom’s too.
“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” Thomas Jefferson – Letter to Thomas Cooper, November 29, 1802