By Roy Steele
I can’t be the only person who has noticed the huge numbers of caring and empathetic Republican members of Congress coming out of the woodwork, to express outrage that the “Obamacare” website isn’t working.
In fact, someone who isn’t a news junkie might get the mistaken impression that the GOP actually believes that we all should have access to affordable healthcare.
The reason why I’m writing about the Republican party’s newfound concern about the future of “Obamacare,” is to reassure their right-wing devotees that nothing has changed.
Despite the dissonant noise we hear, Republicans still don’t care about the middle class, healthcare, or our nation’s economy. Their concern for life and the human condition, continues to begin and end with the womb.
Republican’s in the House have voted 42 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. One hundred and sixty GOP members of Congress voted against the Violence Against Women Act. On a strict party line vote of 217-210, Boehner’s boys voted to slash $39 billion dollars from the food stamp program, while they continue to provide corporate welfare and tax breaks for farmers and oil companies.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) refuses to allow any debate or consideration of legislation related to comprehensive immigration reform, meaningful gun control, and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and the silence from Democrats is deafening.
A federal government website isn’t ready for prime time, and that’s the story dominating the news. We have an economic crisis affecting middle class jobs, as millions of undocumented immigrant families are being ignored and marginalised, while House Republicans erroneously claim that LGBT Americans aren’t subjected to employment discrimination.
Our two party system in Washington is badly broken, and Congress is no longer responsive to the will of the people. That’s the REAL story, and I doubt that the lamestream media will do their job and tell the truth about our badly broken democracy.
The true fact of the matter is that the Republican party’s concern for humanity begins and ends with the womb.
When I hear an out of touch paid pundit on a cable news show criticize the president or Obamacare, I wanna yell and scream - though I’ve found it much more effective to just change the channel. And I’m forced to wonder, where’s Honey Boo Boo when I need her?
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