Like most of you here, I don't like Obamacare.
Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!
And, yes, I would love to see it gone...
But does anyone here really think that Obama would ever actually sign the bill repealing it?
I think not. Just in the last few days Obama has 'doubled down' on Obamacare, declaring that:
The problem we have is that over the last four years billions of dollars have been spent misinforming people about what this law is about. All of the horror stories that were talked about have not come true. It is going to be a good deal and we expect that once it is fully implemented -- a year from now, two years from now, five years from now -- people will look back and, they'll be asking what was the argument about. Why is everybody fighting this so much?
Personally, I haven't spent nearly that much, telling everyone that will listen that Obamacare is a massive POS. But, does that sound like a man (benefit of the doubt) that is ready to 'make a deal' just to keep the government running?
So, Obama's plan is to not sign anything other than a 'clean bill' and blame any and all fallout on Republicans in general and Conservatives in particular.
So... why not give him what he wants?
And make him and every other Democratic own it?
Obamacare is marginally unpopular now... and 'everyone' even union thugs are figuring it out. Just how unpopular will it be this time next year? How unpopular will it be when people are actually having to deal with it? How unpopular will it be after millions have lost their coverage and are forced to the exchanges?
What we should do, what we need to do is make the Democrats own this. NOW we should spend 'billions' telling people that it was the Democrats that stole their health insurance. 'We used to have good, inexpensive coverage'... all gone now...because of Obama and the Democrats'
We should spend 'billions' telling people that it was the Democrats that took their doctor from them. 'My husband and I have seen the same Doctor for 15 years. Now we have to see someone new... all because of Obama and the Democrats'
We should spend 'billions' telling people that it was the Democrats that is taxing their health insurance plan because it is 'too good.' 'My family is getting less health coverage for more cost AND we are being taxed on the plan... all because of Obama and the Democrats'
We should spend 'billions' telling people that it was the Democrats that made them buy a plan they can't afford, or face a fine. 'I can take my kids to the Doctor, or pay the fine'... all because of Obama and the Democrats'
Each and everyone should end with one of our guys (girls) saying; 'We are the Republicans, we have fought against Obamacare since 2009, and with your vote we'll replace it with a simple, voluntary health plan'
Make the people understand just who did this to them. Make the Democrats own this mess.