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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, January 5, 2014

American Exceptionalism

Read that.  That is the GOP base in a nutshell.  An old white dude railing against Washington, DC as he sits in a Medicaid clinic and lives off government assistance.

Dig down a millimeter below the surface and there sits race ("illegal immigrants from Mexico and Africa").

Basically, the GOP position on Obamacare is premised on falsehoods and racial animus.  While there are obviously adjustment problems from millions of Americans, there are also millions of Americans like Terry Rupe who are going to benefit from Obamacare in the long run.

And twenty years from now, Jenna Bush will be running for President on how Obamacare was originally a Republican idea....

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