Friday September 20, 2013, 2:45 am
Since he knows it will effect his party negatively, I had hoped the Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), aka “Agent Orange” and “Two Inch” Boehner, would step back from the InsaniTEA on ObamaCare and allow the few relatively sane Republicans left to vote with Democrats in an unencumbered Continuing Resolution (CR) and a clean Debt limit increase. That’s not only what’s best for America, but also, what’s best for the Republican Party. Well, Agent Orange must fear being TEAbuggered, because he screwed the pooch. Moreover, it’s most ironic that the whole Defund Obamacare meme is nothing but a Republican scam.
Doncha wish there was a school for political leadership? One of the unspoken, unwritten duties of the Speaker of the House is too limit the amount of crazy that goes to he floor. Some how Boenher is adept at preventing democrats from taking a bill to the floor, but just can not allow another vote against Obama care to pass him by. Maybe the orange has sucked out his guts? 42 votes on Obama care at 2 million per vote to the tax payers, this is fiscally responsible?
I read a comment on Facebook yesterday and it really does speak to the heart of this debate about healthcare.
The comment was from a man, 76 years of age and a life long republican. He told of being against the idea of Medicare for all of his adult life. When he reached 65 he realized that unless one can easily afford the hefty increase in insurance premiums after 65, they needed Medicare. He went on to say that after years of paying high premiums for insurance, that were shared by his employer, he didn't expect much from Medicare. Yet, what he found was system that works very well, is efficient, streamlined and cost effective. He was fully prepared to be unhappy and angry with Medicare, other than the "doughnut hole" he could find nothing negative.
In a few years, people will be pleased they can negotiate with insurance companies or find another one. Obama care will be a fete accompli, and the whole country will be accessing affordable insurance. The stupid battles over ideology will be a thing of the past. This country will move on and John Boenher will be an easily forgotten footnote in history. Ted Cruz will be just another wacko from Texas, and we have so many, what's one more? Who remembers John Nance Garner? Martin Dies? Didn't think so.
Though I do believe that within two years Obama care will begin to show itself as a fully workable plan, I still hope for a complete Universal health care, that would include health coverage for wellness visits, eye care, hearing care, and of course dental care.
Children that can not see well, do not do well in school. People that can not afford dental care are far more likely to suffer somatic illness. Loss of hearing is not just age related.
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:40 pm
I'm sorry I already sent you a star, Kit, because your post is awesome....I surely do hope we can look back on all this and at least smile about it all. "Remember ol' what's his name? That orange faced guy? I wonder what ever happened to him?" Yes, that thought is encouraging.... but we sure have a lot of bull snot to get thru first....
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:08 pm
Boehner plays a puppet well, the baggers can move his mouth and everything from afar. He is so out of control of his caucus it's almost funny if it wasn't so sad for the 1% who really need them to do something constructive. They're just playing games and I think they'll lose this one come 2014 and 2016 and it will serve them right.
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:35 pm
Republicanus/Teabaggers are nothing more than snake oil salesmen and hucksters. They are lying to and deceiving the American people at every turn to gain power, not to represent the people.How can two unelected persons, Huckabee and Santorum, promise to do away with Obamacare, when the elected representatives can't even repeal it, despite trying 42 times and counting? I think it hilariously funny that Huckabee's phone number has been recycled and is being used by Richard Simmons. Maybe some of the callers expecting Huckabee, will sign up for Simmons' workout tapes like 'Sweating to the Oldies' and gain some fitness and brain power.
"There's a sucker born every minute" is often credited to P. T. Barnum but was more likely spoken by a man by the name of David Hannum, who was criticizing both Barnum and his customers. It seems to fit all too well with today's Republicanus/Teabaggers.
In the 60s and 70s, another agent orange was used in the jungles of Vietnam to defoliate and kill enemy combatants and citizens alike. Today's Agent Orange has the same affect on the American people. Yes Agent Orange has screwed the pooch again, but the entire Republicanus/Teabagger caucus bears the full responsibility of the negative effects of a government shutdown and credit default. Even this 'game' of brinkmanship will have its effects.
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:28 am
Noted. With most of the government set to run out of funds; was a statement within the article I find very troubling.
There have been a couple of economists who've been predicting a big crash in December 2013 around the winter solstice. I won't go into the occult aspects of such a scenario but fiscally speaking, if the government is running out of funds this could have serious ramifications for the entire world - economically, politically, militarily and socially. A world brought to its knees by an American crash will foment chaos, disorder and violence within social parameters as people struggle to survive. I know that is very dystopic and I sincerely hope I am incorrect. It could very well usher in reforms and restrictions and redefinements not to the benefit of the people but for the benefit of the 1%.