Repealing Obamacare Was A Complete Waste of Time

January 21, 2011 1:37 pm 3 comments

Repealing Obamacare was a complete waste of the people's time

Most of my Republican brethren are celebrating the House’s vote to repeal Obamacare but I think it was a colossal waste of time.

They say it was a moral victory and sets the tone for the new Congress because the people had lost faith in their representatives. That may be true but if they really wanted to set the tone and draw a political line in the sand they could have passed a law requiring all elected officials to make their records public. After all, you cannot get a job in America without showing your Social Security card – that would have been a statement.

Another way they could have fired up the base is to impeach the president. Why not? Bitterman extraordinaire, Senator John Kerry and other Democrats called for the impeachment of President Bush. You talk about setting a tone; this would have been the political equivalent of slapping the president in the face with a glove.

And yes I understand the repercussions that would result from this kind of move. It would set a precedent that could be used in the future to impeach presidents for seemingly trivial things but what President Obama has done to this country is not trivial. He has dug a hole so deep, it may take generations to recover from his failed economic policies.

The GOP would be better served to focus on getting a handle on the out of control spending rather than wasting the people’s time on Obamacare. We’re already hearing rumblings of the Republicans backing away from the key parts of their Pledge to America, which was to cut $100 Billion in spending and ban earmarks. I’ve got news for you Congress, the electorate is awake now and we will hold you accountable.


  • No it wasn’t. It flagged the 10 “Blue Dog” democrats who voted against obamacare last and then turned around and voted against this as the phonies they are. That has value.

  • Rick – The moral of the story is this: All politicians lie. The GOP made a pledge to America to do all of these wonderful things and now they’re about to renege on the two biggest promises of the Pledge while they hide behind the repeal which does NOTHING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  • If anything is to be done about Obamacare, the GOP needs to do it now before parts of it ‘kick in’. Once these parts kick in people will ‘get used to’ the dish they are being served and it will be harder later on to make any necessary changes. So, now people are going to blame the GOP because they have to unravel and decipher the complete monstrosity Obama and his ilk have created, and created AGAINST what 70% of the American population wanted in the first place. How is that the GOP’s fault? They said they would ‘repeal it’ and they have started the process…

    The Democrats would have been better off reigning in Medicaid and Medicare getting a better ‘handle’ on these two against the rampant fraud they create and have created, then gone ahead and tweaked these programs already in place. But in order to pass the “pork around” create their ‘utopia of entitlements’ social justice and just plain digging a hole so deep we can all be so ‘thankful’ to work ourselves to death trying to get out of it. And hard to believe, I DID want to retire one day, AND and under the age of 70.

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