Guess what Republican Party? We know you hate Obamacare, but now it's time to use your health insurance to seek a mental health professional.
It has often been said that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." It's true, Buzz looked it up over a thousand times and came up with the same result. The jury is still out on whether that proves Buzz is sane or insane.
Well, the House Republicans have attempted to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) about 43 times. Each time, the bill they passed never made it to the floor of the United States Senate, where even if it did, it was doomed to defeat. None of this stopped the House GOP.
Now, the GOP controlled House has added a twist --- they will shut down the government in their never ending attempt to derail Obamacare. Their obsession hasn't just been limited to the House of Representatives. It has found its way to the United States Senate.
Last week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz rambled on for 21 plus hours, quoting from Dr. Seuss, among other bizarre things, in a pseudo-filibuster. The Ted Cruz show captured the attention of all the suffers of Obama derangement syndrome (an affliction which causes Republicans to blame Barack Obama for everything that goes bad, regardless of whether Obama was responsible for it or even if the "thing" isn't really bad.)
The facts are simple: The House and Senate passed Obamacare by majority votes, and it was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Then after a couple of years of Republicans crying foul and claiming that Obamacare was clearly unconstitutional, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, that Obamacare did indeed pass constitutional muster.
In addition to having been approved by all three branches of government, the American people weighed in in 2012, when they handed Obama a clear victory over the anti-Obamacare candidate Mitt Romney.
Give it a rest! If the law is so terrible, just let it go into full effect and then hammer Obama and the Democrats for its utter failure. Now that's a great election issue. The problem is that the failure of Obamacare will only exist in the world of Obama Derangement Syndrome sufferers. Obamacare, like Medicare and Social Security is here to stay, yeah it may be modified and improved, but it is here to stay.
The GOP's real fear brings them back to reality. They fear, more than anything, that Obamacare will be an unqualified success. All the fear mongering will prove to be unwarranted.
The world will not end with the full implementation of Obamacare. People who have private insurance or Medicare or Medicaid will keep doing what they're doing, but thirty plus million Americans will have health insurance for the first time in their lives.
Just as it did in the Social Security debate of the 1930s and the Medicare debate of the 1960s, the GOP is on the wrong side of history.
Message to the GOP, GIVE IT A REST. Stop trying to get rid of Obamacare, and start proposing laws that will improve the faults of the law.
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