“It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices” – Chief Justice John Roberts
Yesterday was a monumental day in American history, as the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ObamaCare also known by it’s real name: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). You know what it is, it’s that massive piece of legislation that has had Republicans and Tea Partiers in a shit frenzy for quite some time and rightfully so. The point is, after what happened yesterday – despite all the GOP pipe dreams, the bill is here to stay and we now have to live with it. It doesn’t matter what the Republicans promise and all the x-factors that would have to become reality in order for them to officially repeal this thing. The fact of the matter is, even if everything went their way and ObamaCare was repealed, we would still be stuck with some form of a government run health care system, not that we haven’t had one for quite some time anyway – it just wasn’t as blatant as it is now.
The point is, ObamaCare is now law and nothing will change that. This doesn’t mean that the Republicans aren’t going to keep trying to overturn it and it also doesn’t mean that they should just walk away and accept it, even though the liberal front is demanding that it is time for the GOP to back off and move on. They have the right to keep pushing forward in an effort to kill the bill, as every option hasn’t yet been exhausted. However, even if they are somehow successful, what does that mean? What does that change? Do things just go back to the way they were?
Well, Mitt Romney’s mantra right now is “Repeal & Replace”. This isn’t just his mantra however. Many of the top dogs in the Republican establishment are also using this slogan in their talking points. I can’t even begin to count how many congressman, senators and pundits on the right were repeating this rhetoric just yesterday alone.
I turned on Fox News and watched their primetime lineup, thank fuck Bill O’Reilly took the night off – which makes his show somewhat tolerable. All of the hosts and pretty much all of their guests, that weren’t there to play devil’s advocate, were all saying the same thing: “Repeal & Replace”. My god, the term is trending like naked pictures of Scarlett Johansson! A wildfire was set ablaze and it has burnt “Repeal & Replace” onto the foreheads of conservatives everywhere! It’s a fucking epidemic! I couldn’t sit through thirty seconds of Fox News programming without the indoctrinated Romney-droids trying to stamp the words across my skull!
But that’s just it, you see! They want to kill ObamaCare but they don’t want to kill it and walk away. Oh hell no! They want to kill it and give birth to some other vile creature in an effort to replace it! They don’t want America to go back to how it was on the eve of the dreaded healthcare vote back in March of 2010. These people just want to destroy the Democrats plan and use its dying carcass to shape and form their own Republican plan: politics at it’s finest! I mean, what are we supposed to assume with that “Replace” portion of the popular new Republican tagline?
So I am supposed to believe that Mitt Romney, the father of RomneyCare, which supposedly inspired and became the blueprint for ObamaCare, is going to truly use executive power to veto this thing on his first day in office? C’mon man! But for the sake of pretending I am that naive and Romney does exactly what he promises to do, what will happen next? Well, according to that “Replace” portion of his tagline, we are going to be given the Republican replacement to ObamaCare. Could we be facing a reality where RomneyCare becomes a national phenomenon? Mitt Romney and his Republican buddies need to look the American people in the eye and explain what it is they plan to do with healthcare, if they are successful in their plans. Looking at the economic idiocy of these “fiscal” fucktards, I can only guess that their plan isn’t that much different than Obama’s and that in a lot of ways, it would be just as disastrous to the economy.
Fuck all these hypotheticals however, as I am just putting my speedy thoughts to paper in an effort to chronicle my concerns. The real issue, at least today, is how is this going to effect the presidential race? Is this big victory – this big knife to the chest of Republicans – going to boost Obama in the polls? Is it going to actually backfire on the Democrats and give Mitt Romney that much needed edge to conquer Barack Obama? In all honesty, I don’t think it fucking matters.
Now I don’t mean that in the fact that both men are horrible presidential choices and that they both will continue to steer this country off of a goddamned cliff. The real reason why I don’t think it matters, is that people will bitch, they will moan, they’ll continue to complain for a few days and then life will just go on. Life will go on like it did after the implementation of the Federal Income Tax and the creation of the Federal Reserve under Woodrow Wilson. It will go on like it did after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Life will continue on just like it did after Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society. The clock will keep on ticking, Americans will continue to be angry but in just a short amount of time, they will once again submit to their daily distractions and accept the fate that is ultimately their fault for voting in these tyrants in the first place.
I’m not trying to ruin the day of my readers here but the truth is, if you don’t start holding onto that anger and use it to make real effective changes, you deserve the fate that your elected officials have carefully planned out for you. You can’t say that no one could see any of this coming. Signs have been there for an incredibly long time but people ignore them until it is too late, the shit hits the fucking fan and then they just cave because ultimately, after endless diatribes and anger-laced rants, no one wants to upset the establishment. People have become too dependent on government for everything and this most certainly includes the right, who hypocritically bitch about this quality in those on the left. The whole “Repeal & Replace” mantra is just proof of that.
The Republican establishment is really just pissed because the Democrats pulled a fast one on them and have now achieved a huge victory, which will be plastered throughout future history books as a pivotal moment in American politics. It’s the egg on their faces that anger the GOP elite because at the end of the day, they just want to wipe out the Democrats bill and throw down their own ill-conceived and shitty solution to the healthcare issue. This IS party politics folks. This is the essence of the two-party system, it’s penchant for over-regulation and it’s complete susceptibility to corruption.
Mitt Romney and his ass clown cronies aren’t fixing shit. The end.