Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kudos to the GOP

10/23/2013

Gotta hand it to the Republicans, particularly the Tea Party, for courageously persevering in trying to defeat the Affordable Care Act. Their enduring focus on that goal, their unfailing ability to ignore massive financial losses to our country, as well as collateral damage to America’s world-wide reputation as stable and reliable ... that focus is beyond admiration.

Furthermore, the Republican Party garners immense credit, in my mind, for its skill in turning the many unknowns of the Affordable Care Act into a source of fear for a populace largely unfamiliar with the details of the health care reform act. Bravo for turning fear of the unknown into a negative spin on “Obamacare.” The constant repetition of messages like, “America doesn’t want Obamacare” was hypnotically effective.

Gotta hand it to the Republicans, particularly the Tea Party, for courageously persevering in trying to defeat the Affordable Care Act. Their enduring focus on that goal, their unfailing ability to ignore massive financial losses to our country, as well as collateral damage to America’s world-wide reputation as stable and reliable ... that focus is beyond admiration.

Furthermore, the Republican Party garners immense credit, in my mind, for its skill in turning the many unknowns of the Affordable Care Act into a source of fear for a populace largely unfamiliar with the details of the health care reform act. Bravo for turning fear of the unknown into a negative spin on “Obamacare.” The constant repetition of messages like, “America doesn’t want Obamacare” was hypnotically effective.

And a myriad of kudos to the GOP for effectively concealing an 8-year sulk, 8 years of nay-saying to the president and his party, 8 years of stagnating, grid-locking the legislative process with its subtle and relentless opposition.

Carry on, you Grand Old Party. You’re on the right track.

 

— Michael Fowler,

Ottawa

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