One last thing I want to say about the defunding fools and the much wiser Republican establishment types. Defeating ObamaCare by letting it fail in practice is a death sentence for a lot of Americans.
Are you upset about Benghazi? Angry that someone made the determination that there was nothing to be done to save the victims of the attack?
Then how do you reconcile your conviction that we should let ObamaCare collapse in practice? What does collapse consist of? People who lose their insurance, lose doctors who know their histories, lose their lives because doctors are fleeing Medicare and there’s no one to call when they’ve fallen down and can’t get up because of old age illnesses no one, especially the government, wants to deal with anymore?
Think I’m overstating? What’s the definition of a failed government program? Paperwork up the wazoo, lots of lost time before anything happens, and bureaucratic interference in what is finally decided. Those are cracks in the system people die into.
Repealing ObamaCare a couple years from now requires that all such failures have to be catastrophic. Meaning we are hoping, if this is our strategy, that many men, women, and children will be highly visible casualties.
This is the source of the schism between the American people and the Washington establishment. People are looking at very real personal impacts, both economic and health-related. The DC power brokers are looking at it like a game of chess.
Why the very few who have publicly committed themselves to fighting tooth and claw over every inch of turf are heroes to huge numbers of people. It’s not chess to them. They have a mother, a child, a spouse who is terrified of what ObamaCare means. They’re not interested in racking up statistics of government malfeasance.
A word to the wise, meaning Hume, Krauthammer, Will, Charen, Sowell, Rove, O’Reilly, Henninger, etc, etc. The people are rallying to Cruz because he doesn’t think chess but war. War for people’s lives.
Wise is sometimes simpler than you all think. It’s recognizing that there are fights which transcend politics. And what you forget is that we don’t care about how smart or right you are. We care about stopping the most truly terrible things from happening. Step by step and day by day.
Another way of saying that to us you look like pompous, negligent fools. Which you probably are. And, final word to the wise, there are huge numbers of us who are absolutely furious. Whether that computes with you or not.
If you ignore that, God help you.