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Democrats and their many shills in the major media decry Republican intransigence and “absolutism” on the “settled matter” (un)popularly known as Obamacare. Yesterday, rather than give an inch to the House Republicans they accuse of intransigence, Senate Democrats voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, including their own special exemption from it.

The House majority had been demanding the defunding of Obamacare as the price for keeping the government funded overall, but dropped that demand when Senate Democrats shook their heads No. Perhaps Republicans backpedalled because they surmised that they, not Democrats, would likely be blamed for the shut-down . . . Sen. Ted Cruz’s valiant efforts to re-define the debate notwithstanding.

Then Republicans downshifted, demanding a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare — granting to regular citizens, as Cruz puts it, the same solicitude Democrats have shown to big corporations — plus the deletion of a widely unpopular tax on medical devices and the repossession of Congress’s “Get-Out-of-Obamacare-Free” card.

Senate Democrats took less than half an hour to thumb their noses at the House, nixing all three provisions and leaving the federal government liable to partial shut-down. Obamacare, at least for the un-politically-connected, starts in earnest today!

Comedian Bill Maher is not alone in chiding Republicans for “refusing to admit” they “lost.”

Republicans, for their part, predict utter devastation from the reform bill’s implementation, and don’t see why the country should suffer from the Democrats’ intransigence.

If Tea Party-inclined Republicans do lose this battle and Obamacare’s bad results do pile up — increasing unemployment and depression, skyrocketing insurance rates, diminished private medical insurance rolls — would the Democrats concede that they’ve lost?

Or would they continue to think they’ve won?

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor

4 Comments

  1. drrik says:

    Many Democrats are not stupid and are being swept along with the nihilistic policies of the adminstration and Harry Reid. They would welcome an out which did not bring to bear the hostility of the media and the democratic machine. At this point, they do not have that and it is politically risky to depart from the party line, lest the democrats continue to control power and wreak regenge.

    Here lies the body of William O’Day
    Who died maintaining his right of way.
    He was right, dead right, as he sped along
    But he’s just as dead as if he’d been wrong.

  2. …. If ………………………. ……………………………………………………………. ……………………………. (fill in the space) — would the “Democrats concede that they’’ve lost …?

    If ………………………. ……………………………………………………………. ……………………………. (fill in the space) would the bears stop pooping in the woods?

    If ………………………. ……………………………………………………………. ……………………………. (fill in the space) would The Sun scorpions start making it accross rivers on frogs’ backs?

  3. …. Many “Democrats” are not stupid ….

    Care to name, say, any three, who are not?

  4. MoreFreedom says:

    If I were the House Republican leadership, once Reid refuses to take up the continuing resolutions, the next bill I’d submit to the Senate would significantly decrease spending toward Democratic rent-seekers. I’d up the ante for the Democratic intransigence and refusal to negotiate.

    Of course, there are too many RINOs who don’t like using the Power of the Purse to cut spending. They’re afraid the Democrats will demand cuts for their rent-seeking campaign contributors as well.

    This would be the opposite type of compromise we’ve been getting for the last 30 years. Rather than compromising away our freedoms, it would compromise away government power and spending.

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