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.