Apparently, we stand, once again, at the precipice of large swaths of our population losing their health care. If that happens, if the Republicans do this thing based on the passage of the House bill, it will mark the end of the Republican Party. Not “the Republican Party as we know it”, but the actual Republican Party. Let’s do the numbers: if only 12% of the population want the bill, no one voting voting for it can say they “did it for their base”. The base in question has to be a majority of voters, and that’s not it. Simply by virtue of the voting booth, no Republican can win. How hard is it to run against the person that voted to speed your parents’ or child’s death? How hard could it possibly be to vote against someone who voted against people’s existence?
If one wants to talk about Republican/conservative values, how much liberty can there be if there is less life? How much pursuit of happiness can there be if your loved ones die? The bill would threaten the lives of seniors who vote, who were promised Medicare would remain safe. It would threaten the lives of the mentally ill, because that’s who Medicare pays to now. In the midst of an “opioid crisis”, that seems like a great plan. So, yes, it will rid the streets of addicts and the crime they contribute to, but not before addicted and/or mentally ill people attack leaders out of their desperation. There will be riots in the streets if the bill passes. It’s hard enough in this country to convince people that peaceful protest is valid now. Desperate people are a lot less inclined to be thoughtful. If the Congress survives that, voters will be heard in 2018.
If they survive this, I –and many others — will make it the mission of our dying days to make sure that no Republican ever gets voted in again.
So why would anyone be interested in voting for, supporting, or putting forward this bill? I believe that when Donald Trump worked with the Democratic Party, ostensibly saying “because Republicans can’t do it”, Mr. McConnell set out to prove to Trump that they could. That’s why the rush. Republicans trying to get this bill passed hate Democrats so much that they have forgotten the people who elected them, the millions of people who make up America.
The Republicans can pass the bill if they have the votes, but it will be signing their own suicide note.
Resisting in Peace,