President Obama has finally called out the Republicans for being the party of NO and invited them to share their ideas on healthcare. The Republicans of course are up in arms because they have figured out this is a trap.
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report did an excellent job in reporting this with Stephen Colbert explaining, “It’s a trap just like a Paper Bag is a trap, if you can’t punch your way out of it.”
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In this case the Republicans have built the Paper Bag trap themselves. Their strategy has been to make their “base” believe that Obama is the black Hitler that is going to bring turn the country socialist. (Not big on understanding history, I guess.)
At the same time they are playing the victim saying Obama isn’t putting any of their ideas into the healthcare reform and hoping independents will feel sorry for them.
If their ideas are televised people will see all their good ideas are already in the House bill.
Tort Reform, in there.
States controlling the healthcare options, the opt-out provision.
Illegalizing abortion for the poor, in there. (Not a good idea, but a Republican one.)
Making it tough for Hispanics to get care, I mean anti-illegal immigration language, in there.
No Pubic Option, I don’t know that this was ever considered.
The only thing that the Republicans have left is Rep Cantor’s plan for healthcare reform:
Step 1: Eliminate Social Security and Medicare.
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Healthcare Problem Solved
I have obtained the flow chart that shows how this plan was devised.
So the Republicans are in the position where if they act like grown-ups and talk about stuff that will help the country they will lose their base, because they are working with the Antichrist, Black Hitler from Kenya, who used Acorn to steal the election.
If they continue their antics in front of the cameras, they will look like spoiled brats having a temper tantrum that should be taken out back and spanked until they learn to behave in civilized society.
So to the republicans who are having a hissy fit that having a responsible discussion is a trap, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, it is a trap you designed yourself.”