Worlds & Time

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care Reform Passage

To anyone who thinks that Republicans will fight to repeal the recently passed health care bill:

GWB didn't end abortion. He didn't end Medicare or Medicaid. Massachusetts passed gay marriage on his watch. He didn't pull out of NAFTA and barely reduced regulation on any industry. He didn't even manage to get the 10 Commandments displayed in Federal court houses.

That was despite having majorities in the house and senate and having a plurality of Republican appointed Supreme Court appointees.

In fact, he really didn't try. But he made sure that every time there was an election, abortion and gay marriage were brought up so that people would go vote for the Republicans to repeal those things.

They had plenty of chances.

Republicans don't really want to repeal this bill. They like it when things get done because, hey, sometimes they need to get done. But they want the Democrats to do them so that they can demonize them and then retake power and then . . .

. . . well, you have to understand, Bush really didn't get any of his major initiatives done while in office. Not abortion, not gay rights, not economic deregulation. He managed a tax cut and that's about it.

So, that's what you're planning on voting for. Things aren't going to change in the future. The Republicans are going to keep doing the same old song and dance, but they're not actually going to do what you want them to do.