Who Hijacked Our Country

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Republicans’ Disgraceful Contemptible Efforts to Sabotage Obamacare

This post will consist entirely of a quote by Norm Ornstein:

“When a law is enacted, representatives who opposed it have some choices (which are not mutually exclusive). They can try to repeal it, which is perfectly acceptable — unless it becomes an effort at grandstanding so overdone that it detracts from other basic responsibilities of governing. They can try to amend it to make it work better — not just perfectly acceptable but desirable, if the goal is to improve a cumbersome law to work better for the betterment of the society and its people. They can strive to make sure that the law does the most for Americans it is intended to serve, including their own constituents, while doing the least damage to the society and the economy. Or they can step aside and leave the burden of implementation to those who supported the law and got it enacted in the first place.

“But to do everything possible to undercut and destroy its implementation — which in this case means finding ways to deny coverage to many who lack any health insurance; to keep millions who might be able to get better and cheaper coverage in the dark about their new options; to create disruption for the health providers who are trying to implement the law, including insurers, hospitals, and physicians; to threaten the even greater disruption via a government shutdown or breach of the debt limit in order to blackmail the president into abandoning the law; and to hope to benefit politically from all the resulting turmoil — is simply unacceptable, even contemptible.”


Or to paraphrase a famous question from 1954:  Do these cocksuckers have no decency, no sense of shame?

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Blogger Snave said...

We need to all be working very hard to change the balance in the House of Representatives. Right now, the House is very unbalanced. Let's see to it that the unbalanced types are voted out of office next year.

This quote is the kind of thing that should be shared in newspapers, in television ads, etc.

July 25, 2013 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: We definitely need to get the unbalanced ones out of there. I hope Norm Ornstein's quote goes viral.

July 26, 2013 at 4:24 PM  

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