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Stand By For GOP Disaster On ObamaCare

Posted on | January 19, 2014 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Pardon the pessimism, but the GOP seems to differ with the Administration more on style than substance, as Hayward notes at Breitbart:

…indications are that the Republicans are backing away from ObamaCare, or at least from efforts to kill it. Jon Terbush at The Week delivered the news in an article entitled “It’s Official: The Republicans Are Done Trying to Kill ObamaCare.” Actually, the body of the article makes it sound more like the GOP leadership still wants to repeal, or mostly repeal, ObamaCare and replace it with a Republican alternative proposal, which is more a change of tactics than strategy.
“In that light, simply saying that an official GOP alternative is on the way is a big step away from the nihilistic rhetoric of the past,” writes Terbush.
But their rhetoric was never entirely nihilistic; that’s a false Obama talking point echoed robotically by the media. There have been solid GOP alternatives since Day One of the ObamaCare disaster. It sounds as if the Republican leadership wants to bring the entire party together behind something they can officially brand as The Republican Alternative ™ and push with a united effort. Until now, some strategists have suggested that would be a mistake, because it would give the Democrats and their media allies a target to demolish, drawing attention away from ObamaCare’s failure. It sounds like the time for standing back and letting Americans get a taste of the nightmare souffle whipped up by the Administration’s gremlins – supposedly with nearly zero oversight from the Smartest President In History – is over, and the GOP wants an alternative they can run on.
The troubling thing about Terbush’s article are the indications that groups like the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce are giving up the fight and making their peace with ObamaCare as a permanent tumor in the American system.

The over-arching, fundamental, intrinsic problem with ObamaCare is that it was Ever. The. Government’s. Constitutional. Job. To. Pull. This. Stunt.

This country is riddled with little brain-dead proto-Commies who think “liberty” means getting the government out of the womb and into the wallet. Wow, that sentence looks stupid, but it seems a fair assessment of the idiocy under consideration.

Getting into blogging a half decade ago was about joining the chorus of Buckley wannabees, standing athwart history asking: “Why’re they calling me a thwart? And why’s Obama prescribing the IRS as a treatment for thwarts?”

Five years on, the question has morphed into: “After years of hearing about ‘Constitution this’ and ‘Founding principles that’ from the Repubulican Party, where is the reformer attitude that the thwarts thought they were supporting?”

Not only is ObamaCare a dead parrot, the whole New Deal has completely run out of gas. I do not want to hear another godforsaken word about trying to shore up these entitlements. I want to hear about the transition plan that protects both those who’re locked into these bad ideas from total loss, and also protects the young from increased abuse from the bureaucracy.

If the Vichy GOP doesn’t get that the New Deal is dead, and wants to try to keep ObamaCare afloat, it’s got another thing coming.


13 Responses to “Stand By For GOP Disaster On ObamaCare”

  1. Josh_Painter
    January 19th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Stand By For GOP Disaster On #ObamaCare #TCOT

  2. JoanOfArgghh
    January 19th, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Stand By For GOP Disaster On #ObamaCare #TCOT

  3. BobBelvedere
    January 19th, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Stand By For GOP Disaster On #ObamaCare #TCOT

  4. gntlman
    January 19th, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Stand By For GOP Disaster On #ObamaCare #TCOT

  5. Bob Belvedere
    January 19th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    Well put, Smitty.

  6. Wombat_socho
    January 19th, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    Hear, hear!

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  8. richard mcenroe
    January 19th, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

    “The enemy is higher.” Old Army saying. A Regular captain evaluating a Guard mortar platoon I commanded once asked why I had a fire mission plotted for my own brigade TOC. He hadn’t visited Brigade yet…

  9. richard mcenroe
    January 19th, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    After he did, I never heard another thing about it.

  10. Cube
    January 19th, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

    What part of “political suicide” don’t these idiots get? If they try to keep Obamacare afloat, there is no such thing as a Republican party anymore.

    “Gee Honey, do we vote for the Democrat with a D after their name or the one with an R after it?”

    “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

  11. Adjoran
    January 20th, 2014 @ 12:52 am

    Jon Terbush, upon whose “reporting” the article relies, is an intern for Talking Points Memo and Business Insider, and claims to be a “staff writer” at The Week. Not sure if he is paid or not, he looks about 14. He describes himself as a “writer, graphic artist, and data visualizer.”

    But I guess a liberal boy writing at a liberal publication would have all the inside track on Republican plans, right? And that’s what all the squawking is about, right?


  12. Regular Right Guy
    January 20th, 2014 @ 2:04 am


  13. Quartermaster
    January 20th, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    LOL!!! A man after my own heart. We’d often woulda been better off if the first fire mission had been the TOC.