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Friday, September 20, 2013
House Votes to Defund Obamacare
My oh my, what a day.
A few hours ago, it was announced that the House has passed a spending bill defunding the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” just a few days before the exchanges are scheduled to open for business on October 1.
The bill is now on its way to the Senate. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has already made his prediction concerning how well it’ll fare there. "In case there's any shred of doubt in the minds of our House counterparts," Reid said. "I want to be absolutely crystal clear. Any bill that defunds Obamacare is dead, dead.”
The Republicans who supported this action (which would be all but one, apparently) seem to think they have a shot at shutting the whole thing down. And by “whole thing,” I mean Obamacare and um … the government.
Bill O’Reilly, taking the words straight out of the mouth of Your Black Friend™ , told his buddy Lou Dobbs that this would not play well with the American public, who would just blame the Republicans if the government shut down. O’Reilly said he agreed with Dobbs that Obamacare is not good for the country, but if Americans continued to perceive the Republican party as the “party of disarray” it isn't going to survive.
Hold on while I get a hanky, okay?
What a mess. I’m all for about fighting for your principles, but its hard to believe that there is anything going on here other than a big ole’ tug-of-war between the Democrats and the Republicans. In fact, who am I kidding? It’s impossible to believe anything else.
Among all the many things that I am not, I am not a political analyst. But, I’ll take my cues from those who are.
Come on, Republicans! This is a flippin’ waste of time and resources. There is no going back. The horse has left the stall. The ship has left the port. Obamacare is the law of the land, and it might be a wonderful thing for many Americans or it might be one stinkin’ mess, but you all need to let this one go for the moment.
Even Bill O’Reilly agrees with me for crying out loud.