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On Opposing Fundamentally Flawed Ideas

Posted on | April 8, 2014 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

From the WSJ, emphasis mine:

In the latest “doc fix” for Medicare payments last week, Republicans tucked in a provision repealing an arbitrary $2,000 cap on deductibles in small-business health insurance. In a rational world beating White House industrial policy and allowing more consumer choice would qualify as a modest conservative victory. But some Republicans have convinced themselves that the only tolerable change to ObamaCare is to make it worse.

ObamaCare has never been other than a Progressive cramdown. It is the crapstone of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights, represents the nadir of the 9th & 10th Amendments, and is thus the source of infinite butt-hurt.

There is no arguing with cancer itself. There is some room to discuss treatment, and the balance of treatment risks on the road to recovery.

Thus, some amount of compromise to mitigate risk of crashing the economy is certainly wise. However, that has to be undertaken with a clear vision of the long-term goal, and who is driving it. The fear with Romney, and among the reasons for his 2012 lack of traction with conservatives, was that no one believed (then or now) that he was fundamentally against the Progressive decline. Everyone (in my echo chamber anyway) felt Romney was strangely comfortable with the nanny state, and would repeal ObamaCare with much hue & cry by ripping the top page off the legislation and slapping a new cover sheet on the bureaucratic cancer.

Reform and recovery will come when we admit that Progress is toast, and it’s time for a new course for the country. The Left apparently hopes to wear down honest people with lies. Ain’t nobody got TIME for that!


7 Responses to “On Opposing Fundamentally Flawed Ideas”

  1. Modi Revolution
    April 8th, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    Summarized, a dog will be more eager to chase its tail when a sausage is fixed to the end but won’t be more successful catching it.

  2. smitty
    April 8th, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    Hey, that sausage is a “government solution”.

  3. Modi Revolution
    April 8th, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    lol! 🙂

  4. GVK
    April 8th, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    It would therefore become a hot dog!

  5. K-Bob
    April 8th, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

    I wish Republicans would read Smitty posts.

  6. kahall
    April 8th, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

    Oh that video. LOL.

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