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This Isn’t Poetic Justice.

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“Donald Trump is a monster of the republicans’ own making.”

I hear this often.

And if I’m being totally honest here, it’s something I’ve said myself, quite often.

But the more I think about it, the more I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just not true. Read the rest of this entry

American People, You Confuse Me

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The approval rating of Congress is at an all-time low. In pretty much every poll – from Fox to CBS to Gallup – voters are very clear that they do not approve of our current Congress. Most of the polls hover around a 9% approval rating.

It’s bad.

It’s so bad, in fact, that voters are even saying they think their own representatives need to be replaced. That’s very rare. Usually, people poll along the lines of, “Congress is bad, but my Congressperson is okay.” Not anymore. Nowadays, Americans generally agree that Congress sucks. Period.

So here’s what I don’t understand… Read the rest of this entry

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Oppose Obamacare

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Before I get into the varying approaches, let me point out an important fact that many people seem to be overlooking:

The Marketplace Website is not Obamacare.

It’s a website built for people to access insurance. The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is a massive overhaul of our medical insurance system. We won’t know if it’s a success or a failure for a long while.

The launch of the Marketplace website has been pretty terrible, but it does not mean Obamacare is terrible. Obamacare hasn’t even been fully implemented, so any speculation on its success or failure is purely speculation. At best, an opponent of Obamacare could point to this website launch and say, “See? This is evidence of how badly our government handles big projects!”

That stance, though, isn’t really valid either (in my humble opinion), for two reasons:

1. The government already handles projects far bigger than Obamacare. The military, for example.
2. The people currently running our medical system (private industry) have already proven that they can’t run it either. Otherwise, Obamacare wouldn’t exist.

Now, I could (and probably will) write dozens of blogs on the pros and cons of Obamacare, but this blog is specifically about the different ways various republicans have expressed their opposition to Obamacare… Read the rest of this entry

Uh… Really, Guys? I mean… Really?

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Now that the shutdown crisis has been resolved (not really) and the looming debt ceiling crisis has been averted (not really), several republican members of Congress have come out demanding that Kathleen Sebelius resign… and if she doesn’t resign, they’re demanding that Obama fire her.

So who is Kathleen Sebelius? Read the rest of this entry

Government Shut-Down – Who Is To Blame?

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The Shutdown is Rapidly Becoming a Boehner Problem

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Americans are split on Obamacare. I think that’s a fair statement. The Quinnipiac University national survey found that 47% of Americans oppose Obamacare while 45% are in favor of it. I should note, though, that some within that 47% oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough.

No matter the reason, it’s safe to say that Americans are split on Obamacare.

But this blog isn’t about Obamacare. It’s about the shutdown.

And Americans are not split on this shutdown. Read the rest of this entry

Why We’re Screwed…

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The United States Constitution was written by visionaries. There’s really no denying that. The brilliant men who drafted the Constitution were brilliant and insightful.

They also recognized that the US Constitution wasn’t about them. It was about something greater. These men had the foresight and clarity of mind to draft a constitution that protects the people living in the country from the people running the country. They drafted a constitution designed to prevent any one group or person from becoming too powerful. Read the rest of this entry

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Shuts Down a Government

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When they’re making public speeches, politicians love to talk about how upset they are about the government shutdown. Both sides go on and on about how awful it is that the American people are suffering. And they really love to talk about how the other side doesn’t care.

But every time we peek behind the public relations curtain… Every time politicians talk anonymously, or when they don’t think we can hear them…

Well, in those situations, we get a glimpse of the truth:

Most democrats and republicans only care about winning the political game they’re playing. Read the rest of this entry

Republicans Think Americans Will Eventually Embrace Obamacare

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Now, before you start screaming at me because of the title, we need to acknowledge an uncomfortable truth about politics:

The primary goal of political parties is to gain control of the government.

Democrats want it and Republicans want it.

They want control of the House of Representatives, they want control of the Senate, they want control of the Presidency, and they want control of the Supreme Court.

Republicans want to be the majority in the legislative branch (Congress), the executive branch (the Presidency), and the judicial branch (the Supreme Court).

Democrats want to be the majority in the legislative branch (Congress), the executive branch (the Presidency), and the judicial branch (the Supreme Court).

99% of the actions they take are actions that they believe will help them win the next election.

You know it and I know it.

Okay. Now that that’s out of the way… Read the rest of this entry

Your Fight is Their Victory

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The Founding Fathers understood something very important:

You can’t trust the people in power.

They understood that people in power will always put keeping that power on the top of their lists of priorities.

It’s not that politicians are corrupt. It’s simply that people don’t like to lose power. Have you ever seen someone get demoted at work? Usually, they don’t take it well. Whether it was deserved or not, they rarely just accept it with a smile. People with power usually want to keep that power.

Sadly, it’s human nature.

The Founding Fathers recognized this and they brilliantly built a system that uses the lust for power to help the country. Read the rest of this entry

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