Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Thanks for the insightful commentary, George...


This is the kind of nonsense that passes for insightful commentary on facebook. Someone posts it, and it gets hundreds or thousands of likes from like-minded readers, and they all take turns complimenting themselves and beating up on the Republicans who are too stupid or evil to "get it."



And the obvious response doesn't seem to occur to any of them.

"Dear George,
We did win an election. In fact, since (and arguably because) the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, we're two for two.

Sincerely,
John Boehner and the Republican Majority in the United States House of Representatives."
One of the points that I've seen made, over and over for the past couple of weeks, is that "hey, it's the law, and the Supreme Court says it's ok."  As if that means anything.  As if anyone's debating that.  As if the Republicans in the House of Representatives right now are not the current elected representatives of the citizens of this country, and entitled to attempt to make whatever changes in the law they deem necessary or appropriate.  As if the majority wasn't elected by running against the Affordable Care Act, and it weren't wildly unpopular.  As if it were handed down on stone tablets from atop Sinai, never to be challenged again for all eternity.

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