It's Obamacare Dummy
Late last night, as I was channel surfing, I happened across a replay of Sean Hannity’s show. As many of my readers are aware, I long ago stopped watching Fox News because I, like many others, view them as a more polished version of the cruder, less erudite, alphabet networks. I viewed Hannity’s show less than 10 seconds; it was just long enough to hear Hannity launch into a soliloquy posing as a question directed at a guest pursuant to the obamacare website. I changed the channel.
First of all, nothing persuades me that Hannity and those like him are not engaging in talking points that are being handed down to them from the Republican establishment and even if I’m wrong about that, and I do not believe that I am, who gives a rat’s patoon about the obamacare website? As I commented on my Facebook page earlier this week: Whether the website works properly or not is inconsequential.
A working website will not eliminate the death panels in obamacare. A properly working website will not allow privately insured individuals to keep their policies. A properly functioning website will not allow us to keep our doctors. A properly functioning website will not prevent the costs of premiums on policies from, in some instances, already increasing by 400 percent (and some already have). And a properly functioning website certainly will not prevent the shortage of doctors, interminable delays, and shortage of services that we will see. And these are just a sampling of the negative effect of obamacare.
With those thoughts in mind, why in the name of sanity are people like Hannity, et al. clamoring about a functioning or not functioning website? Which is more important? Having a working website or knowing the deplorable conditions we will be made to suffer because of obamacare? Which makes more sense? To work for repeal of obamacare or to prattle on about the obamacare website?
But as is the case with the Obama administration, they have turned obfuscation and misdirection into an art form. And as for the Republican hierarchy — they have turned being craven and feckless into vestiges to be worn like fine linen. (Sarcasm obviously intended.)
My friends, we are being misled. As I have said before, at the end of the day when all the blathering about the website is over we will still be stuck with obamacare which is undeniably the greatest illegal act of government overreach since the confiscating of property from people in New London, Connecticut. Which, interestingly enough, was also upheld by the Supreme Court.
It is time for us to resort to the actions used by the Marxist student protesters of the 1960s as they protested the Vietnam War. The difference is that the Marxists protested under the guise of being anti-war when, in reality, they were anti-America and anti-having to serve. We today must protest because we are anti-government intrusion and anti-loss of our constitutional rights.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here