If that man is Charles Manson?
How about David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)? Or Mark David Chapman (John Lennon’s assassin)? Or John Hinkley (Reagan’s would be assassin)?
Now, would you throw a life line to the Democrat Party if they were being dragged to the inky depths by the anchor of EdselCare?
No, no, no, no, and kiss my a…dam’s apple, in that order. I agree.
Now, would you throw the Constitutional Affordable Care Act (CACA) a lifesaver if you stood to get the blame for its miserable failure, despite the fact that your fingerprints aren’t anywhere on it? I still wouldn’t, and here’s why.
First, the hypothetical: if a critical mass of Democrats wants to stuff CACA for a year, wipe it off the books until it’s ready to drop, should Republicans go along? “Delay” was the full-throated cry of the Republican Party last month when Ted Cruz was calling “defund”; why not now? Democrats would label the Republicans flip-floppers of the worst kind, seeking to hurt “folks” for the sole purpose of making political points. The media would back them up—as the media always do—and the truth would be drowned out. The a-holes responsible for CACA would be made out as defenders of the middle class, while Republicans would look like mean-spirited losers.
So, why not go along to get along? Why not hold their noses and help the Democrats out of the whirlpool of legislative overreach? Because CACA is still bad law. The website will be the least of it, the thin end of the wedge. Canceled plans, more expensive plans, lost doctors and hospitals, government inefficiency, nationalizing an entire industry—obviously, one could go on.
The issue isn’t delay; it’s repeal. This is the time for counteroffensive. Don’t go along with the Democrats, hit back. Insist that a bad law, an unpopular law, be taken off the books entirely. Demand that your market-based alternatives be implemented instead. The overwhelming majority of people were personally happy with what they had before; those of them that supported change were lied to about how bad things were. They were dumb then; they (might) know better now.
Don’t fall into line behind the lying Democrats; don’t stonewall them. Offer an alternative now that the country is dying for one. Be a party that stands for something. Who knows, you may even lead.