Ever since the 1990s, the cool kids have been saying that “There’s no difference between democrats and Republicans, MAN. They’re, like, all just part of the SYSTEM.” (Bong hit).
Well, for our apathetic and accommodating friends…here’s where we draw the blue line and call “BULLSHITE.” This story about a small businessman confronting Nevada Teabilly Joe Heck serves as a perfect example of what makes the left different from the right. After listing all the good things Obamacare (yeah, say it proud) would do for America, this small businessman brought the argument around to a slightly more personal level:
“Why do you oppose the ACA at every turn. It was passed by the Congress, passed by the Senate, signed by the President of the United States, upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States, and reaffirmed by the reelection of the President of the United States who won your district. Why would you oppose something that is helping me out, it’s bending the cost curve today, and bending the cost curve in the future. Why Congressman?”
Heck’s response was canned Teabagger, and not worth mentioning. But what is worth mentioning is this: Obamacare only stood to benefit this businessman, because he had been voluntarily offering health insurance for his employees for years. For years, this man had somehow managed to turn a profit while acting on the idea that his employees shouldn’t have to get sick and die. Just because it was the right thing to do, and because any business whose profit margin is that close to red is clearly run by an idiot.
Which brings us back around to the core difference between liberal and conservative lawmakers.
To wit: Liberal laws stand to hurt most those stupid, greedy douche-bags who are too busy being stupid and greedy to efficiently run a business. Liberal laws are meant to reward the smart, and the good at heart; conservative laws reward lazy, incompetent idiots with money to burn.
No, Obamacare isn’t perfect. God knows, it isn’t. But it’s something we can own, and feel good about. Why?
Because the Koch Brothers and Wal-Mart hate it, and this guy likes it.