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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

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Party Of Nihilists

To sum up: a bunch of red states are trying to prevent people from getting federal subsidies for the federal exchanges.  This costs nothing to the states, they simply don't want Obamacare to succeed.
Basically, they are working with every fiber of their being to make sure Americans don't get health insurance.

You can argue against the role of the federal government in providing health insurance.  Every other advanced economy in the world does it, but whatever.  America, f%*# yeah!

But when the law is established and the exchanges are basically working to get millions of Americans health insurance, despite the GOP efforts to subvert it, to deny people access to the federal exchanges is just a massive dick move.

Part of it may be that as citizens get access to health care, they might vote Democratic.

But it seems like this is almost Maoist.

Mao believed in "Reds over experts"; that ideological purity trumped whatever short term practical benefit.  This gave China the Great Leap Forward which killed about 30,000,000 Chinese and the Cultural Revolution.  "Reds over experts" sucked.

But the GOP is basically saying that their ideological beliefs are more important than the practical benefit of providing millions of Americans with health insurance.

Red states over experts...

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