Re: The best way to fix our federal govt!
posted at 10/30/2013 7:26 PM EDT
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Ya, because everyone suks and it's better to have 535 neophytes running committees on foreign policy, finance, military oversight, judiciary ....
The whackjob wingnut strategy is working perfectly for their uninformed base.
Step 1: Organize a small band of nihilist zealots to maximize their influence.
Step 2: Exert over sized influence on party leaders through threats of 'primarying' those pols who don't agree with you in the next election.
Step 3: Persue the nihilist agenda by taking the country hostage and threatening the US economy because you are unable to convince informed voters, through the election process, that your ignorant ideology is an acceptable path for the country.
Step 4: Make good on threats to close gov't.
Step 5: Point to the closed gov't as evidence that gov't is broken.
Step 6: Retreat to your gerrymandered districts and listen to the echo chamber accolades.
Or, we could go the progressive route:
step 1: take over a portion of the economy based on a false crisis.
step 2: force people to accept the government solution
step 3: the government solution fails.
step 4: claim it was because there wasn't enough regulation or we didn't spend enough money.
step 5:tighten the clamps on the people you claim to be helping.
step 6: raise taxes.
step 7: repeat.
Heh, heh, heh.... hey spanky, even the healthcare czar from past wingnut administrations says you're a liar and a fraud.
Tom Scully, who has spent the last 30-some years oscillating between government and the private sector, is hoping to be his own best proof of the Obamacare gold mine. As a principal health policy adviser under President George H. W. Bush, he helped formulate many of those past Republican initiatives — like the shift to private-insurance programs — that Obamacare has put into law. Under George W. Bush, he ran the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and oversaw a host of proto-Obamacare reforms, like Medicare Part D, which introduced competition into the government-supported health care market....
Another asked if Scully was worried about Congressional repeal. “It’s just not going to happen,” he said. “Don’t pay attention to Rush Limbaugh.” When Scully finally began his speech, he noted that the prevailing narrative among Republicans — assuming that many in the room were, like him, Republican — was incorrect. “It’s not a government takeover of medicine,” he told the crowd. “It’s the privatization of health care.” In fact, Obamacare, he said, was largely based on past Republican initiatives. “If you took George H. W. Bush’s health plan and removed the label, you’d think it was Obamacare.”
But hey, ignorance is bliss, ... right spanky?
You can rant and rave about wingnuts to your heart's content, or some Heritage Foundation report in 1993, but you will never change the unalterable fact that NO Republicans voted for the trainwreck of Obamacare.
How many Republicans voted for ObamaCare, again? None.