Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

Monthly Archives: June 2012

To the GOP: “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah….”

Gad, even with the most right-wing, hyper conservative Supreme Court in history, the Republicans still can’t win.  The Affordable Care Act IS CONSTITUTIONAL.  So suck it up Wing Nuts.  Game over, you lost.

Of course, this reality will not change anything.  The Republicons will continue as before, wasting Congressional time in useless blather just to win votes from the Tea Partiers and more big bucks from the Koch brothers.  There will be no effort to address unemployment, no plans to reduce Defense spending, no actual alternatives to the current (Constitutional) health care reform law.  Just more Obama hate speech.

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The Party of No’s Duplicitous About Faces

America has now had nearly four years of the GOP strategy of opposition to all Obama and Democratic-sponsored legislation.  In many key cases, the opposition is clearly not based on traditional ideological differences but rather “just because.”  Just because it’s more important for the President’s initiatives to fail than it is to do the right thing for the country.  The two most glaring examples are Republican opposition to 1) the Affordable Care Act based on the individual mandate to buy health insurance and 2) the DREAM act.

In both cases, the Republican Party had previously not only supported but initiated and sponsored essentially the same provisions that they now decry as unconstitutional.  The DREAM Act –which would allow children of illegal immigrants to gain permanent residency– was first sponsored by none other than the ultimate Right Winger, Senator Orrin Hatch in 2001 and he voiced support for it as recently as 2010.  The individual mandate as part of health care reform has been proposed by the GOP since 1999.