Well as we all know the Senate voted Wednesday afternoon against a proposal that would repeal major portions of Obamacare without a replacement legislation. Senators voted 55-45 against the measure in a procedural vote Wednesday, which likely signals that a full, clean repeal that conservatives are pushing for could not pass the legislative body. Seven RINOs were among those who voted against the measure: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, John McCain of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Senators voted against a proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare Tuesday evening, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The measure failed to pass the procedural vote litmus test, garnering 57 no votes. So once again these swamp creatures have done little more than to stick their boney fingers right into the eye of conservatives. And laughed while doing do.
Let’s be honest, shall we, what has been made to happen to our ability to purchase affordable health insurance, is exactly what the Democrats wanted to have happen. And if any Democrat claims otherwise, they’re lying. Which we know is something that Democrats excel at. Because it’s why they came up with this disaster in the first place and used every piece of political trickery available to them in their effort to get it to Obummer’s desk. This scheme was specifically designed to bring about the Democrats highly sought single-payer healthcare system with the government in charge. And then we have these disgustingly dishonest RINOs who are only too happy to join forces with their Democrat colleagues to help them accomplish that very thing. We, as voters, should never vote in such a way that results in more Democrats being able to achieve positions of power. Nor should we choose to stay home on Election Day, as that is the worst kind of negligence.
So, there are currently three proposals lawmakers are weighing: the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the bill that would institute a full, clean repeal of Obamacare without a replacement and a drastically watered down version of Obamacare repeal, called the “skinny repeal.” Thus far, two have been shot down by senators. The “skinny repeal” is believed to be the only way Republicans can pass a bill through the Senate to send to the House for final negotiations. The bill is likely to include a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate and the medical device tax — a feature that has a great deal of support in the medical lobbying industry and could help get Senate ‘leadership’ some much needed backing. Senate ‘leadership’, if you wish to call it that, is desperate to get to 50 votes on some version of health care reform. Our ‘leadership’ is telling wayward Republican senators that they need to pass a bill, literally any bill, so they can get to negotiations with the House.
I’m as frustrated as the next person regarding how we were first told Republicans needed the House. Then when they got that it was “they need the House ‘and’ the Senate.” Then when they got that it was, nope, what they REALLY need is the White House. But because even that too was not enough, the RINOS have now put the ball back into our court. And since these seven are far from being the only RINOs that we’re forced to contend with, we must focus on making all of them extinct. Because they are really nothing more than Democrats in disguise. I’m sure they all had a good laugh at us when voting those many times to repeal Obamacare knowing that it was all for show. The RINOs were more than willing to REPEAL when they knew Obummer would veto the bill, NOW when we have someone who WILL sign it, the RINOs cannot pass anything that President Trump wants. This is angering Trump’s supporters and hopefully the RINOs will come to pay for it in the voting booth.
So call me naïve but I still believe the ONLY viable option that we have left when it comes to wrenching power away from these pathetically dishonest RINO’s is to replace as many of them as we can, not with Democrats but with the most conservative Republicans we can find. Because we simply cannot allow them to grind us down. And we must also focus on taking out as many Democrats as we can as well. And if those we elect also choose not to follow through with promises made, then they too will be shown the door. So this is likely to be a rather long and painful process, to the extent which that it may very well be left to our children to finish. And if that’s the case then we must be determined in our efforts to ensure that they understand the importance of the task. So either we’re going to be serious about this, or we’re not. We need to follow the old adage, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Because things are going to get tougher before the get easier.
And we can’t be having multiple Republicans competing in the same contest, because that accomplishes nothing more than to provide an easy path to victory for the Democrat in the contest. We can try to primary them out but the primary loser may choose to run anyway and then we still lose the seat. Which the RINOs are always quite content to see happen. And let’s not forget that the Democrats, since they have more seats up in 2018 than Republicans, still provide a target rich environment. So we do it in stages by replacing Democrats with conservative Republicans in 2018, and sadly the only one on the “no” list up for re-election in 2018 is Heller. While we may want “instant” results, we must come to realize that it will take years to fix what the Leftist took decades to break. Hence, we do what the Leftists did as they took over the Democrat party…incrementally. Just because we don’t like the Leftists doesn’t mean we can’t learn from their successful tactics.
Because these RINOs seem to believe the American voters have no other option than to vote for them, they feel emboldened to do whatever they please. But in truth, if their actions have convinced us of anything it’s that just because one has an (R) after their name it doesn’t mean they can be trusted. And they are obviously of the opinion that they can continue to tell us exactly what we want to hear and by doing so can keep getting elected over and over. So it is going to incumbent upon us, the conservative voters, to become a bit more diligent when selecting who it is that’s to be the recipient of our increasingly important vote. Look, no one should think that this is going to be an easy task. ‘The Swamp” is proving to be very deep, very toxic and full of all manner of critters whose only purpose in life, or so it would seem, is to ward off those of us who wish to drain it. But we must not allow ourselves to be deterred from doing what we all know needs to be done.
And while I am certainly no expert on the subject of health insurance, other than being someone who has got to use it, but it would seem to me that the solution is a relatively simple one, it’s only when politicians get involved that it becomes complex. We need to simplify health insurance, increase competition among payers by opening up business over state lines to bring down costs, Medicaid block grants to the states; and people don’t need to be using insurance to cover sinus infection visits, same as you don’t use your car insurance to pay for oil changes or flat tires. The answer is not “giving” people coverage for everything whether they want it or not. And if you are one of those who chooses not to buy insurance and you get sick, tough luck. Same as if you don’t insure your house and a tornado hits it. But at the same time you should also not expect the rest of us to come rushing in to cover your expenses. Because that ain’t gonna happen!
And I guess what I find the most annoying, and more than just a little disingenuous, is how I keep hearing about that millions of people will wind up ‘losing’ their health insurance if we actually succeed in repealing Obamacare. But I can’t help wondering since when is having health insurance that you can’t afford to use, because of either exorbitant premiums or astronomical deductibles, the same as actually having affordable health insurance that you are able to use? And those supporters of this disaster keep telling us how poll after poll shows that support is growing for Obamacare. Really? I can’t help wondering if these polls are being conducted by the very same folks who told us, all so confidently, that Hitlery was going to win the election in a landslide? And too, we are constantly being told how people will die if Obamacare is repealed, but there’s never any mention of all those who died BEACAUSE of Obamacare, were their lives any less important?