This is Why I Want the GOP to do Exactly What They’ve Promised to do About Obamacare

Let me start by saying I’m a huge supporter of the Affordable Care Act and I know it’s done amazing things to help provide access to health care for millions of Americans. While I support a true universal health care system like the rest of the modern world, I understand that “Obamacare” was a step in the right direction. I’ve spent the last few years fighting as hard as I could to help elect people who not only supported the law, but wanted to improve upon it.

That being said, I think it’s time for Republicans to do exactly what they’ve spent years claiming they were going to do “on Day 1” if they ever got the chance: Instantly repeal “every single word of the disastrous Obamacare.” 

This is the line of propaganda they’ve used for years to gin up support, fear-monger, shutdown the government, waste millions of taxpayer dollars on pointless votes and sell their bullshit. They’ve promised to not just repeal the law, but to also replace it with something much better for Americans.

Yet here Republicans are, on the precipice of finally having the ability to do exactly what they’ve said they were going to do, and it’s obvious many within the party don’t have a damn clue on what to actually do now.

All these years slandering Obama’s signature health care law, voting over 60 times in the House to repeal it even though they knew it was never going to happen as long as he was president, and it doesn’t seem like any of them actually came up with a plan to replace it.

How stupid does someone have to be to support these clowns?

What were they going to do any number of the 60 times House Republicans voted to repeal the law if President Obama actually agreed to do so? Because it’s absolutely clear that they don’t have anything close to a replacement for the ACA. One would think a party that’s made vilifying a law its top talking point for the better part of a decade would have, you know, actually came up with a plan to replace it

Furthermore, it seems a good portion of the GOP is actually afraid to fully repeal the law. They’re absolutely terrified of the political ramifications that would soon transpire as millions of their voters instantly lost their health insurance, realized they’ve been benefitting from the law all along and that the people they voted for had been lying to them for years.

This should be one of the simplest things they could possibly do, right? All they need to do is fulfill the party’s biggest promise they’ve made to their voters since President Obama first signed the ACA into law.

So, by all means, Republicans, do what you’ve promised all your supporters you would do the very first chance you had the power to do so. Don’t try to fix the law now, like President Obama and Democrats have been trying to get you all to do for years. Don’t try to keep parts of the law that you think might help the party look better to voters.

No, no, no — that’s not what you clowns have spent years saying you were going to do. You didn’t say you were going to repeal some or most, you said that every last word of the law would be repealed.

The thought of millions of Americans losing their health care because Republicans couldn’t care less about anyone but the rich is heartbreaking, but I want these pathological liars to feel the full wrath of what happens when they’re forced to turn propaganda into reality. I want those who voted for these con artists who’ve been lying to them for years to experience, firsthand, the repercussions of their ignorance.

Especially seeing as how Trump supporters have been signing up for the law in droves.

It’s easy to sell lies to people who are too ignorant to know that they’re being lied to, but it’s something entirely different when those people who were foolish enough to believe you are confronted with a reality even they can’t deny.

So, Republicans, stop being cowards. Do what you said you all were going to do, repeal every last word of “Obamacare.” Prove to the American people that you’re completely incapable of leading as they watch their healthcare go down the drain.

Or you could admit that your party has spent the last few years lying to your voters, while blatantly refusing to improve upon and fix a law because you put political gain before the betterment of the American people.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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