The new Democratic-media narrative is that the Republican Party is to blame for the failures of Obamacare. Either by shutting down the government or by simply “hoping that it will fail” the Republican Party has sabotaged the socialist attempt at American health-care reform.
Here is one example:
I’m not sure as to what the GOP was able to do to “starve the beast” other than hold ceremonial votes on repealing Obamacare, campaign on repealing Obamacare, or offer a government funding plan that withheld money from Obamacare. None of these things stopped Obamacare’s implementation time-line or prevented any money from going into the program. Obamacare has failed because a. it is a program run by the federal government and b. Incompetence of those working to implement the program.
This “blame the GOP” strategy is not entirely unexpected as it has been part of the Obama administration public relations arsenal since day one. The Obama administration and the Democratic Party employs a messaging strategy that appeals to the lowest common denominator in the American citizenry. This is why the 2012 election became on referendum on a cartoon character.
The unhinged-from-reality message from Democrats since the failures of Obamacare has moved from “there are simply too many people trying to sign up” to “these Republicans wanted it to fail so it did.”
The forces arguing for so-called immigration reform can be placed into two powerful groups that have essentially controlled the federal government for decades. One group is made up of left-leaning political activists whose goal is to expand the welfare state as fast as possible and at the same time create an overwhelming voter constituency for the Democratic Party. The other side is made up of crony capitalists who have access to the establishment Republican apparatus and who want cheap labor.
Neither side has the best interest of the nation at heart.
Illegal immigration represents a grave threat to the social and political health of the United States. My argument against the left wingers in this debate is that a nation has every right to determine who is and who is not welcome to become citizens of said nation, without this ability it is argue that a nation is independent and sovereign. It is not “cold-hearted” to oppose immigration of any kind if it is not in the best interest of the nation. It surely can’t be said that with our stagnant economy and overburdened social programs that the U.S. “needs” any more citizens. To the crony capitalists who argue that these immigrants do the jobs that Americans won’t do I say that the law of supply and demand holds true even in the labor market. Americans “won’t do” a job if another labor source is available to do said job, especially if that labor source is willing to do the job for a deflated wage.