It’s hard to imagine how anything could top Judas John Roberts’ “Can’t we all get along?” anticonstitutional decision that the government can tax Americans for not obeying orders to buy whatever they are commanded to buy.
But topped it was. Immediately after Justice John’s scurrilous decision, those in the media and the Republican Party who share a common antipathy (if not contempt) for the Constitution, small government, and individual rights began to one up him. How? By talking incessantly about the need for Republicans to come up with a plan to replace Obamacare should it be repealed.
What a relief. And here all along I thought Republicans didn’t believe in government involvement in healthcare. It’s so comforting to know that they really do want the government to take over one-sixth of the economy and, in the process, destroy the best healthcare system in the world. I mean, how could individuals possibly handle their healthcare needs without an army of government bureaucrats calling the shots?
It’s both sad and humorous to watch progressives like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell stumble around for answers when asked by media commentators what alternative Republicans have for Obamacare. Fool that I am, I thought that the whole idea of getting rid of Obamacare was that Americans didn’t want the government involved in their healthcare decisions at all.
So, once again, Democrats have succeeded in implementing their new-baseline strategy, this time by getting Obamacare passed through a sleazy tactic known as “reconciliation.” The Dirty Dems were all too aware that the name of the game is to relentlessly move the ball forward, then count on the wusses on the other side of the aisle to accept the ball’s advancement as the new baseline for negotiations.
It’s a boring game, because everyone always knows the outcome in advance: Republicans engage in hysterical theatrics, vowing not to give an inch. And, usually, they don’t give an inch — they give up everything.
But even when Republicans make a few token cuts or adjustments, the Democrats still end up accomplishing what they set out to do: establish a new baseline that further enslaves the average American and moves the U.S. ever closer to complete financial collapse.
After hearing the good news that the individual mandate in Obamacare was saved via a bizarre rationalization by fellow progressive John Roberts, tough guy Mitch McConnell rushed to go on record as saying that the odds are against Obamacare being repealed. With a Republican leader like this, who needs Democrats?
McConnell went on to point out that “It’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.” Gosh, Mitch, thanks for giving me a heads up on that.
But, fear not. None other than MittMan himself has vowed to save us. Etch-a-Sketch Mitt has repeatedly said that, if elected president, he will repeal Obamacare on his first day in office. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea that the president could repeal a law all by himself, especially in one day. Clearly, I need to become better informed.
All this by way of saying, welcome to the world of government-run healthcare. You may as well learn to enjoy the tax increases and long waits for medical services, because government-run healthcare is here to stay.
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