Today’s Republican Party has become a stifling and corrosive institution. Their conduct on the health care issue alone proves them morally repugnant from top to bottom. Trying to work around this, and get anything done in spite of it, is the unpleasant and Herculean task assigned to the Democratic Party.
It is a commonly held belief that the extremist elements of political parties are most directly to blame for the polarization of a given nation’s atmosphere. This is workable as a general rule, but in America the blame is tremendously disproportionate.
Over here, the far-left has certainly done its best to make itself obnoxious, but they don’t have the resources or the party apparatus to be anything more than a nuisance. It is our position that for many decades now, the GOP itself has been largely to blame for the difficulty of making positive changes in America.
Ever since last November, a look at a newspaper headline, on any given day, has been enough to make a sane person sick. The last week has been no different, as the GOP is preparing once again to try and leave 23 million people uninsured by 2026.
In a particularly petty attempt to punish blue states for doing well and caring for their people, the new Graham-Cassidy bill would pillage California and New York of combined $114 billion over four years- roughly half the total cuts. Both are heavily Democratic states that opted to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Their plan was to rob Peter to pay Paul, by taking money from the sensible and prosperous blue states, and giving it to the poverty stricken red states. It would have devastated California to the tune of 139 billion dollars. The Trump voters were all to eat lunch on us. We were to foot the bill for their survival, so that they could continue wearing ill-fitting Hillary for Prison shirts and voting for Trump. All thanks to the fact that the liberals they so despise are capable of producing income, where they are not.
On May 4, the House of Representatives bulled through the American Health Care Act, a bill which did nothing but cut taxes for the rich and slash Medicaid to the bone. Several more horrendous attempts to replace Barack Obama’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, came and went, including the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act.
The second was as bad as the first, but the Republicans did not care. They tried to force it through just the same, and ultimately it took John McCain getting brain cancer in one of the most dramatic votes in Senate history to save it.
It should be noted that it is looking like John McCain has saved us from Graham-Cassidy, too. The new bill is said to be on its last legs, thanks to his opposition to it.
It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old Arizona Republican has emerged as the savior of millions, and the destroyer of his party’s sickening plot to deprive those millions of the basic care needed to live.
“John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!” Trump tweeted angrily.
It is the opinion of Millennial Democrats that those tweets honor the venerable old senator almost as highly as his war decorations. When it comes to Republican competence and benevolence, John McCain is the Last of the Mohicans. He will be sorely missed.
The GOP has reached desperate times, and Trump has been their desperate measure. They were lacking leadership, and they knew it. And they knew full well that Hillary Clinton was the best person to lead this country. But rather than see a female Democrat be President, regardless of ability, they chose to ally themselves with a man whom they knew full well to be foolish, corrupt, and incompetent- and through him, with Russia, our most hostile and implacable foe.
They did not care about what was best for the country one iota. Gone are the days when arch-conservative Hamilton and ultra-liberal Jefferson join forces to keep the criminal Aaron Burr out of the White House. In last year’s drama, Hamilton rolled the carpet out for Burr, across Jefferson’s body.
The Republicans are not friends to the best interests of the country. That much is clear. In the next section, we will be looking closer at the reasons why. Things have reached a point now, where it seems like all they want to do, is take our health care away and kill a bunch of us, and sell us out to the Russians. Their cronyism has run rampant and their morals don’t even exist. We’re tired of these new Republicans. How did it come to this?