Friday, October 4, 2013

Rokita Rehashing Obamacare Fight

Todd Rokita tweeted the other night as he voted to essentially shut down government that he was doing things he could to keep it open.

What a joke.

Fact of the matter is that Rokita is one of the ones rehashing a three-year old bill that is going into effect shutdown or not.  He's even rehashing it with old and tired talking points.  You know...the government is going to make your healthcare decisions one.  That your healthcare costs will rise.  That it costs too much and adds to the deficit.  That employers are cutting workers because of the bill's effects (when the bill hasn't even come into effect).

This is the crux of the argument.  If Obamacare is a bad bill, leave it alone.  It will fail.  What are the Republicans so afraid of?  Let it take effect and reap the political rewards later for saying you were against it.
Instead, the GOP and guys like Todd Rokita are pushing talking points that the Affordable Care Act is one of the most "insidious" pieces of legislation ever.  I'm sorry.  The United States has done far worse things than attempt to make sure its citizens have access to quality health care.  Just ask our Native Americans.

Anyway, Todd Rokita can keep on this talking point barrage all he wants.  He talks while the government stays shutdown.  His ilk asked for this fight, and it's on the Rokitas, the Todd Youngs, and the Marlin Stutzmans of the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two other points:
1. Don't miss Rokita telling a CNN anchor yesterday "You're beautiful, but you have to be honest." What a pig.

2. I agree the main blame goes to reps like Stutzman ("We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is."), Rokita and Todd Young. But don't forget non-entities like my representative Susan Brooks. I had some hope that she would be an improvement on Dan Burton, but she, while less visibly ridiculous than Burton was, follows the lead of the rest of the crazies.