Who’s Waterloo?

20 07 2009

While Sen. Jim DeMint is smugly calling health care reform “Obama’s Waterloo,” the wannabe Duke of Wellington may soon be finding the GOP sliding even deeper in permanent minority status.

Once again, the GOP have chosen to stand on the wrong side of history. For the last four decades the health care system in America has been deteriorating and the GOP has done nothing but add to the downfall. For years they controlled the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, and they never lifted a finger to help remedy the situation.

Instead, they have taken tons of money for lobbists and done everything they can to obstruct progress. They seem content to see millions of their fellow Americans go without insurance. They seem content with the World Health Organization ranking America’s health care at #37. They seem content that premiums have doubled in the last 9 years.

Meanwhile, the working poor who can’t afford health care, pay taxes. People with “pre-existing” conditions who are denied coverage pay taxes. Unemployed people who have lost their insurance coverage, paid taxes for years. And where are their tax dollars going? To pay Jim DeMint’s health care.

Jim DeMint, along with every other member of congress, gets full medical coverage paid by the taxpayers.

Instead of doing anything to solve America’s problems, Jim DeMint and his fellow GOPers have offered no help, no suggestions, no new ideas. Their “obstructionism-at-every-turn” approach is wearing thin. Their continuous out pouring of lies are being exposed with facts every where you go. And their credibility level just keeps sinking.

The mere act of calling health care reform “Obama’s Waterloo” shows they would rather spend their time playing politics rather than getting anything done. Michael Steele’s constant repeating of the word “experiment” (a cheap Alex Castellanos term) shows they have nothing to offer but childish games. And Rep. Pete Hoekstra complaining about how much work he has to do on health care while his paid summer vacation is just around the corner, shows how committed they are.

If the GOP thinks they have found their chance for a comeback by standing against health care reform, they are sure to be disappointed. Health care reform will happen. What it will look like is yet to be determined. But you can be certain that Obama will still be President and the Republicans will still be in the minority. The question is, how much smaller will their numbers be in 2010 and 2012?



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