At The American Thinker, Patricia McCarthy writes about the failure of the Obamacare repeal at the hands of Cuckservatives who pose as Republicans when they are running for re-election and need your vote.
Yesterday, seven Republicans in name only – Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.V.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), John McCain (Ariz.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Lamar Alexander of (Tenn.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) – voted not to repeal major portions of Obamacare, Obama’s dreadful legacy that has, for millions of Americans, virtually destroyed the health insurance industry and access to their actual health care. Only members of Congress were allowed to keep their doctors and keep their plans. That was the promise Obama made to every American. It was a lie.
These seven senators have betrayed their party and the people who elected them. Betrayal is common among people without conscience. Yes, McCain has demonstrated prodigious conscience in the past, but no more. He long ago became a tool of the left. That is what the word “maverick” means when applied to John McCain. It was Arthur Miller who wrote that “betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” And stick it does. Not one of these people should be re-elected.
In opposition to the most basic of conservative principles, those seven senators are wedded to the welfare state and to expanding it, despite the fact that the nation is trillions of dollars in debt. They obviously oppose the conservative tenet of personal responsibility, as they are promoting increased dependency among Americans, the notion that persons other than themselves should pay for their medical needs.
These senators claim to be representing their constituents, but they are not. They are self-serving sops for the left and the lobbyists who fill their coffers. They are sell-outs.
Betrayal is always an inside job. With the exception of Collins, long a lefty RINO, these senators all voted numerous times to repeal the deadly bill that has bankrupted thousands of businesses, sent doctors into early retirement, and left millions with no insurance at all. And then there are the costs for those who did fall for the trap and enroll: they now cannot afford their premiums or their deductibles. Everyone knows this, including those seven senators who betrayed those of us who elected them. Do they care? Not one bit. They are happy to condemn the rest of us to the progressive dream of single-payer, the kind of system that rations care in the cruelest possible way. It’s the kind of system that makes people wait months and years for needed care or denies it altogether in the name of rationing or fairness. There is nothing fair about it; it’s sadistic. But it will never affect them, so who cares? They have nothing to lose.
Meanwhile, the Club for Growth is urging President Trump to repeal the regulations that allow congress to pretend to be a small business allowing them to be exempt from the Obamacare law that affects all of the rest of us.
On behalf of millions of taxpayers who are members and supporters of our organizations, we urge you to direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to rescind the Obamaera rule (78 Fed. Reg. 60653-01) that allows Congress to masquerade as a small business in order to force taxpayers to pay for their health insurance.
This ongoing fraud improperly allows Congress and its staff to avoid the pain the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) is inflicting on millions of other Americans. When Congress was debating Obamacare, the American people demanded that Congress subject themselves and their staff to the new system they were imposing on their fellow Americans.
Those demands worked, and before Obamacare passed the Senate in 2009, Section 1312(d)(3)(D) was included. That section requires members of Congress and their staff to buy health insurance through an Obamacare exchange, and unlike an earlier proposed version does not authorize an employer contribution toward their premiums.
The provision was set to take effect in 2014, causing panic on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress and their staff were desperate to keep their taxpayer-funded, gold-plated health care rather than go into Obamacare and pay their own way, as the law required.
After a meeting with Senate Democrats in March 2013, then-president Barack Obama personally committed to illegally exempt Congress from this provision of Obamacare. And he did. Obama directed OPM to issue a rule purporting that Congress, which has thousands of employees, is a small business and therefore: “the DC Health Link Small Business Market administered by the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, is the appropriate SHOP from which Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will purchase health insurance in order to receive a Government contribution.”