President Obama took time out of his busy schedule yesterday to mock Republicans over the hugely unpopular and controversial health care law that has definitively taken insurance coverage away from millions, increased prices for millions more, and still leaves 30 million Americans uninsured:
I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been.
They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working.
And I recognize that their party is going through the stages of grief — anger and denial and all that stuff — and we’re not at acceptance yet. But at some point, my assumption is, is that there will be an interest to figure out how do we make this work in the best way possible.
And if the Republicans want to spend the entire next six months or year talking about repealing a bill that provides millions of people health insurance without providing any meaningful alternative, instead of wanting to talk about jobs and the economic situation of families all across the country, that’s their prerogative.
I’m still puzzled why they’ve made this their sole agenda item when it comes to our politics. It’s curious.
Obama also says he wants to have a “constructive conversation with the Republicans.”
And I think that I speak for all Democrats in saying we would much prefer a constructive conversation with the Republicans about how do we get some stuff done, and let’s focus on some areas that the American people really care about.
If Obama wants to have a constructive conversation with Republicans, maybe he can stop snarking about them going through the stages of loss and grief, and start realizing that they are representing what their constituents want.
Not only did zero Republicans vote for this abominable law that was rammed down the nation’s throat, Obamacare continues to be unpopular with the American people. That’s because this bill that was sold on a stack of lies doesn’t work – and that’s not the GOP’s fault.