Obamacare and the Great Shutdown of 2013

Obamacare and the Great Shutdown of 2013

In 2008 I voted for McCain for president. I was still a Republican.

Obamacare may be a poorly written law but it is something that was needed.

The GOP had a chance to make it a good or better law. During 2009 the GOP introduced 169 accepted amendments to the law while it was in committee. Yet when it came time to refine and to sell the law the GOP walked away without a single vote for it. Obamacare is a bad law courtesy of the GOP. Govern or get out.

In 2012 I voted Obama. Not out of love for Obama or the Democratic Party but because of the silliness constantly put forth by the GOP. Most of my other 2012 choices in 2012 were still Republican despite my vote for Obama.

2013 – Am completely soured on Republicans but will still vote for one or two in the upcoming Virginia election.

2014 – Am hoping that some sanity returns to the GOP … but if not I will be in good company pinching my nose and voting for that other party. And if craziness still seems to have the GOP in its grasp then I will just vote straight Democratic and hope that a GOP made up of thinking fiscal conservatives one day rises from the ashes.

2 thoughts on “Obamacare and the Great Shutdown of 2013”

  1. I, too, will vote the candidate not the party; however, I sometimes find that difficult to do since I have been a FDR Democrat for as long as I can remember.

    As to the Tea Party, my oldest son Michael said it best I think, “The Tea Party has staged a revolution without firing a single shot.”

    I still do not understand how Ted Cruz has been able to hijack the Republican portion of the Senate except to say he apparently is Mitch McConnell’s stalking horse. McConnell will stand in the shadows, not getting any dirt on himself, while Cruz tears up the place.

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