Politics

GOP Obamacare “fixation”

Democrats seem quite concerned about the recent “fixation” that some Republicans have with repealing the Obamacare legislation. Even the President has condescended to speak to us average Americans about this GOP Obamacare “fixation”.

Politico had this gem in a recent report.

“On health care, Obama said his administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the employer mandate by a year — a move announced just before the July 4 holiday — was the kind of “glitch” that only drew criticism because of the politicization of the health law, and was just the same kind of obstacle that Apple might run into when releasing a new iPad. In a normal political environment, it would have been easier to simply call up the Speaker and say, ‘You know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law,’” he said. “But we’re not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to ‘Obamacare.’” Then he turned tough, cutting into Republicans for their single-minded focus on killing the health care law. “The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care,” he said. “It’s just become an ideological fixation.” (Emphasis mine)

Can we break this down together?  This entire statement on Obamacare is beyond ridiculous, but let’s try to understand this foolishness in smaller segments.

Decision to delay the implementation of the employer mandate by a year — a move announced just before the July 4 holiday — was the kind of “glitch” that only drew criticism because of the politicization of the health law, and was just the same kind of obstacle that Apple might run into when releasing a new iPad.”

ObamaCare-Train-Wreck mandateWithout the employer mandate, the entire premise for the law becomes fantasy. If Apple saw a problem this large with the IPad, they would be forced to delay its release entirely, not just partially. This “glitch” of a delay is huge, because the employer mandate is the only thing keeping this law grounded in reality.

Even more, notice two things about the delay: first, they announced the delay just prior to the July 4th holiday in the hopes that the story would die quickly because of the extended weekend and lack of media to cover the story. Secondly, the delay will keep the mandate from happening until after the 2014 elections in hopes Democrats won’t be punished for the horrific legislation.

“In a normal political environment, it would have been easier to simply call up the Speaker and say, ‘You know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law,’” he said. “But we’re not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to ‘Obamacare.’”

Absolutely ridiculous. This “tweak” strikes at the heart of the healthcare law; it is the essence of the law! To delay the employer mandate means penalizing Americans billions of dollars. The other part of this is that the President created the political environment he is decrying. He never even attempted to notify or work with Republicans in delaying the mandate — he assumed they wouldn’t go for it. He’s probably right, but doesn’t that show that he is an active part of “the political environment”?

Then he turned tough, cutting into Republicans for their single-minded focus on killing the health care law. “The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care,” he said. “It’s just become an ideological fixation.”

Now the President shows his true partisan colors. “The unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care.” Ad hominem, ad hominem, ad hominem. This, Mr. President, is the essence of the weak minded, factually incompetent, liberal dogma. For someone who can speak so eloquently, it is quite stunning how quickly you can devolve into a mindless partisan hack.

obamacare trainwreckThe truth of the matter is that the Republican Party stands unified against the Obamacare legislation because, as Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) puts it, “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” The Obamacare legislation stands against everything Republican principles stands for – small government, free market, and liberty-focused options. In other words – Obamacare is a train wreck!

The fact of the matter is that the majority of our country thinks Obamacare is bad legislation. More Americans want it repealed than want it as law, and no one wants government bureaucrats deciding on their medical care. Not even Democrats.

Republicans will continue to stand against Obamacare as long as there is hope to destroy it, not because we are against the uninsured (which is absurd), but because we are for liberty. There must be a better way of seeing the uninsured insured than by forcing the majority of Americans (who are happy with their insurance) to pay higher prices, lose their current insurance, and be forced into government cooperatives. Obamacare must be repealed and a new market based, freedom oriented option found.

 

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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