Tuesday letters: Obamacare an abomination

November 5, 2013 

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and I apparently live on different planets. In his Oct. 15 column (“GOP’s ‘Cruzifiction’”), he is ecstatic that the “the percentage of Americans who think Obamacare is a good idea is up seven points from last month.”

I’m guessing many Americans still don’t realize the punitive effect it’s going to have on their lives. I have no idea what the Republicans were thinking when they tried to prevent or postpone the implementation of that abomination. I believe it will work to the detriment of those Democrats and others who supported it.

But the part of Milbank’s column I found most absurd was his conclusion that the Republicans were “responsible for the shutdown.” When the president and the Senate announced beforehand that they would never negotiate, a shutdown became a fait accompli. Despite repeated attempts to negotiate a compromise, the House was rebuked by Democrats with their “my way or the highway” attitude.

Once Obamacare takes effect, the uninformed will learn who was really on their side, and this will turn out to be a quite a Pyrrhic√ victory for the so-called winners.

John Magurn

Florence

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