Republicans, Democrats suffer different problems
With respect to the current logjam in Congress on whether to repeal Obamacare, here is my take: Democrats have shown themselves to be like lemmings, following their leaders without fail even if it means committing suicide. Cyril Kornbluth called them “The Marching Morons,” and that’s what they seem to be. If you’re a Democrat, party comes first. [Forget] the country, to hell with your constituents, just follow the party line, no matter where it leads, even if it’s to your own destruction. Even though Obamacare is visibly failing day by day, the Democrats will still stick by it, because their “leaders” tell them to. With premiums increasing steadily, deductibles increasing and choices for doctors and hospitals and number of plans decreasing, it seems to have run its course and no longer works (unless you are poor, and the government subsidizes your premiums). Finally, there is no national pride if you are a Democrat, just an inherent loathing for our country and all that it has stood for the past 230 years.
Republicans are the exact opposite. There doesn’t seem to be any leader, at least no one they care to follow. You have 52 Republicans in the Senate, everyone with their own idea about where we should be with regard to Obamacare. It’s like herding 52 cats, and trying to urge them to go in one direction. Sometimes it seems as though they are heading in every direction with no definite purpose in mind. There is no reasoning with Republicans. Even though their intentions are basically good, party means nothing to a Republican. Leadership (such as it is) means nothing. Republicans basically believe in free choice, without all of the mandates put in place by Obama. But this means that everyone would have to pay his fair share. The Democrats couldn’t let this happen.
RONALD KARRON Fort Smith