When it comes to the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), there’s a nonstop stream of Republican rhetoric that basically implies the law will bring about the end of humanity, while page 103 tortures kittens just for fun.
I honestly can’t even keep up with the endless amounts of bullcrap I’ve read over the last couple of years as it relates to the law.
Numerous times during the week, I click on my personal Facebook account to see a conservative friend or family member posting something attacking the health care law—which is almost always a blatant lie.
It’s one thing to debate ideological differences such as abortion and the conflict over when life begins. Nobody on either side of that debate disputes that a fetus is aborted. The issue with abortion relates to when that fetus should be considered a life or a person.
Yet with Obamacare, it’s not that most of these Republicans disagree with the facts about the law, it’s that most of the “facts” they claim to know about it are complete lies.
But lost in all the rhetoric, the lies, the campaign posturing, ridiculous talks of impeachment and futile attempts to defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans simply don’t seem aware of one key piece of reality…
It’s the law of the land.
End of story. Debate over. Now go ahead and vote to repeal it for the 5,588th time.
I don’t care.
They can whine and cry all they want. They can act like children throwing a hissy fit because they didn’t get the toy they wanted in the store.
Unless they completely control Congress and the White House—Obamacare isn’t going anywhere.
October is approaching and the exchanges are about to open, and guess what? Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and other Republican politicians who continue this futile attempt to block, defund or repeal the law in some way can give as many speeches as they want–-none of it will matter.
Shutdown the government—guess what? It will still be the law of the land.
Don’t raise the debt ceiling and crash our economy—guess what? It will still be the law of the land.
Hold 30 House votes per day to repeal Obamacare—guess what? It will still be the law of the land.
This is something these people just don’t get. It’s no longer a bill up for debate. It’s no longer something that needs to be brought to our Supreme Court. It was ruled Constitutional—it’s the law.
Not only is it the law, it was the law last year—you know, before the 2012 elections.
If the “majority of the American people hate the law,” the majority of the American people wouldn’t have overwhelmingly re-elected President Obama. They wouldn’t have given back some power to Democrats in both the Senate and the House.
But they did. Through the process of voting our Constitution sets up, Democrats (the party which built Obamacare) not only won this past November—they won big.
So while these Republicans continue to kick and scream about the law, getting so desperate that they’ll sink our economy and put the lives of millions at risk by threatening a government shutdown, at the end of the day one simple fact will persist…
Obamacare will still be the law of the land.
And there’s not a damn thing Republicans can do about it except whine, complain and threaten measures which would be devastating to our nation and our economy.
So if wrecking our economy is their solution to trying to “beat Obamacare,” good luck with that. The American people sure as heck won’t forget that in 2014.
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