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Friday, September 27, 2013

Extremist Republicans Must Tell Their Right Wing Constituents to Fly

There comes a point in all standoffs where one side or the other finally realizes the futility of their cause. A standoff resolution, typically, has little to do with who is right or wrong but, rather, coming to a realization that the juice isn't worth the squeeze, anymore. In the current Washington DC Congressional standoff, Republicans are "squeezing away" with anguish about the October 1st implementation of Obamacare. They think shutting down the government, like a child holding its breath, will get them their way, just because they don't like the health care reform law.  

Hopefully, Republicans might be running out of juice, because polls report that Americans do not want the government to shut down to prevent Obamacare from being implemented.

NPR reports a new poll released Tuesday shows that a clear majority of Americans want Congress to keep the federal government operating and deal with President Obama's health care law separately. It makes good sense to create legislation to expedite and move forward with providing Americans access to affordable health insurance. On the other hand, it makes no sense, whatsoever, to postpone or prevent Obamacare from taking effect. If something is wrong with the law, then fix it; but, don't hold the government hostage because a minority of people don't like some of it.

According to a United Technologies/National Journal poll taken Sept. 19-22, 63 percent of respondents — and 51 percent of Republicans — said Congress should provide the funding necessary to keep the government open, rather than shut it down in an attempt to defund Obamacare.
In other words, right wing Republicans are wasting time and money trying to break up the federal health care reform law - the Affordable Care Act aka "Obamacare". These minority politicians are relentlessly engaged in a futile quest. Instead of doing the job Americans sent Congressional lawmakers to Washington DC to do, right wingers have become marionettes to Tea Party extremists. 

It's sincerely time for right wing extremists to take flight. They must end their siege on Congress. Lawmakers must do their job without the undue influence of ideologues, who are driven like suicidal lemmings, to shut down government.

In fact 51 percent of Republicans don't even agree with the extremist position of shutting down government to unfund Obamacare. (In my opinion, shutting down the US government for any reason should be unconstitutional.)  

Therefore, right wingers like House Speaker John Boehner and Texas Senator Ted Cruz must inform their right wing handlers that the budget standoff must be resolved. They need to let go of their demands to unfund Obamacare.

It's time right wingers take flight and lift off the backs of Congress, so that government can get back to caring about the needs of the majority of Americans. It's middle class Americans, by the way, who pay the salaries, and health insurance benefits for those in Congress who are causing this unnecessary and wasteful obstruction. Boehner, and Cruz must be lifted out of office and forced to seek real jobs, where they will be in a position to pay for their own health insurance. 

This current stupid stand off over Obamacare should cause enough political turbulence to launch right wing politicians out of Congress in the next election, if not sooner.

Inevitably, right wing extremists will eventually run out of juice and so will the radical voters who control them.

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