August 13, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Why Republicans Must Repeal Obamacare
Because if they don’t, they know they’re fucked.
Republicans aren’t trying to repeal Obamacare because they know it won’t work. They aren’t trying to repeal Obamacare because they are offering a better alternative, or any alternative. Nope. Republicans want to repeal Obamacare because they fear the political and electoral consequences of its success.
By branding the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare,” Republicans thought they were deriding President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, and delegitimatizing his presidency. But if Obamacare turns out to be successful, a juvenile attempt to scorn President Obama, will instead turn into Republicans’ unwitting part in associating the name “Obama” with affordable health care. By creating a simple and memorable name, something Republicans are good at, to condemn and belittle President Obama, Democrats, and the Affordable Care Act, Republicans instead created a memorable brand name for a significant legislative victory by their political foes.
Liberal Beef — By giving universal healthcare Obama’s name, the president’s opponents have personified and forever embedded the name into American lexicon.
Republicans also have another goal with their concentrated effort of insanity — fundraising. Republicans riled up the conservative base with their stream of lies about the Affordable Care Act, and now it’s time to cash in. If you want to know why Republicans have voted 40 times to repeal Obamacare, it’s to keep that rabid boondocks crowd seething. Republicans would like the rage to slow boil until the 2016 presidential contest, but they will settle for the 2014 mid-term elections.
But there’s also one last reason Republicans are obsessed little bitches, they have no alternative. They know many of their constituents, particularly in red states, are not wealthy. In fact, many are just scraping by. A lot of these people stand to benefit if Obamacare is successful. Republicans used to say “repeal and replace” but the later is nowhere to be found in 2013. Republicans are singularly focused on repeal, and if they somehow achieved it, Americans would soon learn Republicans have no alternative plan, as tens of millions are left uninsured.
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