W. Gerald Bird, Jr.: Fear and loathing from the GOP
Obama was elected by a majority, with health care reform a main campaign promise. Despite lies, obstruction, nihilism etc. by the right, their promise from the inauguration, health care watered down by this garbage has passed.
The latest right-wing bull espoused by Sen. Dement R-SC) says 16,000 more IRS agents must now be hired to arrest, harass and follow those who will be mandated to pay for health care. That would double the current IRS staff to enforce a plan that has no such language to imprison and/or fine those individuals not paying this tax.
Of course, the idea to mandate individuals to pay for health care originated with the Republicans – Nixon, I believe – and was revisited by Grassley this year. So Obama implements this and, like everything else, the right has submitted, as soon as Obama gets on board they reject it.
A Republican strategist when asked what the repubs have done to be doing so well in the polls remarked, “we are not Obama or Pelosi.” The interviewer stated, “nothing but carp right?” The Republican just grinned.
The polls reflect only the fear, hate and vitriol the right has manufactured. “Mr. Poll says: Americans are clueless,” states Courtland Milloy in an op-ed recently.
So true, the right now holding up unemployment benefits for millions and enacting laws to remove job protections and hate discrimination for gays in Virginia and Oklahoma. Of course the rocket scientist from Oklahoma took the wrong statute and instead repealed hate policies protecting minorities and women oh well, “liberty and justice for all.”
I guess this, along with honesty, integrity and country no longer a priority for many of the Republican party. Once again the voters will give in to fear and loathing, the usual right-wing tactics.
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