Saturday, August 3, 2013

If a Fight Has to Happen, Let's Do It. Let's Get it Over With and Let's Get on With the Job of Governing The People's Business ....

Here's the problem with the Republicans who are doing their best to kill the ACA -- they are out and out pure fucking liars and their lies are easily provable.


Senator Ted Cruz has been on a publicity tour this week to lay the foundation for August town hall meetings where he's hoping to generate a groundswell of support for holding funding hostage for the ACA. That video is from his appearance at the Koch-funded Heritage Foundation, now run by Jim DeMint.
This is Cruz' last stand, it seems. The problem is, he can't actually do what he's trying to do. I know you will be as shocked as I was to discover that Cruz is making promises he cannot keep, because the bulk of the funding for the Affordable Care Act does not come from discretionary funds. Yes, folks, it's true. Republicans are lying to their base about Obamacare.

Sigh . . . sad and infuriating as it is, it is clear that we are going to have to have this fight over this shit and it's going to get pretty ugly.  But once the dust settles and the Ted Cruz assholes of the world have been forced back under the slimy rocks that they crawled from, perhaps the country can move forward and we can get on with the business of restoring America's prestige and reputation in the world after decades of conservative incompetence and failure.

Btw - if we had a competently functioning and independent media in this country, fuckfaces like Ted Cruz would be accurately depicted as the dangerous extremists that they are and not as just another politician doing the bidding of his constituents.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
~~Franklin D. Roosevelt


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