November 5, 2014 by Chris Kite
Republicans are now in control of the House and Senate and have been making some headlines by talking about bipartisan legislation they plan to work on. Everything is wonderful and they are going to work with the President they tell us. That guy in the White House just better not take any executive action on immigration. Good old Mitch McConnell tells us that would be like waving red flag in front of a bull. How dare a President execute the powers given to him by the constitution! If he does that, we won’t work with him they seem to say.
Meanwhile, they released an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that detailed their agenda. Including . . . you guessed it! Repeal of Obamacare. That is certainly within their realm of power. But it somehow they consider THAT reasonable and a way to start working together.
Take executive action on immigration (which we don’t have the spine to address) and we cannot possibly work together. But we plan to attempt for the ten thousandth time (maybe not quite that many, but I lost count at 50).
As long as we are using silly analogies, how about this analogy: Trying to repeal Obamacare for the fifty something time would be like waving a red flag in front of a bull, poking it in the eye, and sticking it with a sword.
Give it a rest! Do something productive. Obamacare is doing what it was designed to do. More people are insured. Costs have leveled off. The Federal Deficit is shrinking. Medicare’s solvency has been extended.