I don’t care about which big government, sleazy, underhanded pig sty of a party gets blamed for the political fallout over Obamacare. Both parties have absolutely no interest in doing right by the people of America who are paying for this massive takeover of one-sixth of the American economy. A veritable handful of representatives in each chamber are saying the right things and standing strong, “but the rest are all horses’ asses,” to quote a priest from my childhood.
Well surprise, not! Trump is a wheeler-dealer who has always said the government is paying for healthcare. But, you know, “it’s gonna be way cheaper.” Uh huh. “We’re gonna negotiate on your behalf.” Uh huh. Don’t worry, the part where you can keep your doctor is in Phase 72.
All the hand-wringing is because the narrative is such that we cannot go without government intervention in our lives. We can’t let it go! For some reason, both the pundits and the elected horses’ asses think repeal didn’t mean repeal.
Now we’re told we can’t repeal without replacing, and even then, it will be three years from now before we repeal, you know, in another election year, so they can sit there and kvetch about Obamacare for another three years while we pay for it and they don’t even have to live under it!
No wonder Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) was so roundly criticized for trying to defund this grand scheme. Hey, there’s an idea, I wonder if they could include an amendment to just defund the dang thing and see where that goes. I bet McConnell (R-Ky.) will scream about that, once again, because now that they have the Senate, they have to “govern.” So sickening. So while we aren’t repealing for three years, we are funding it, correct? What a bunch of horses’ asses.
All the while the Democrats were in control of the government, the Republicans refused to cause a stir because they believed letting the Democrats get the blame for Obamacare and other fiascos would help them politically. Now, when Republicans are in control, they have a “responsibility to govern,” meaning, that they think they’re the grown-ups and they’re going to show the Democrats how to implement socialized medicine.
All this time, Republicans have not been upset about Obamacare like you have. They have been upset that they were not the ones to implement it in the first place. And with Donald Trump as president — a man who has already admitted a yearning for government to be in charge of healthcare — they have an ally in their goal.
So, to all those who are now advising on how to make sure the Democrats get the blame for the stupid, thoughtless, freedom-draining, pocket-thieving, bureaucratic nightmare of a government-run scheme cooked up by the Republicans without any thought about what America actually means in the first place, all I have to say is, what a waste of America’s time.
Both parties refuse to stand for freedom, both parties want to interfere with your lives, both parties think they are in government to give you something they stole from another.
For all those who thought electing Republicans would get us closer to freedom and liberty, all I have to say is, embrace the suck.
Jen Kuznicki is a contributor to Conservative Review, blue collar, wife, mom, political writer, humorist, conservative activist, a seamstress by trade, and compelled to write. Follow her on Twitter @JenKuznicki.