On July 12, union boss James Hoffa, in an open letter to The Wall Street Journal, complained about the disasters of Obamacare and the destruction of the middle class. Lost hours, lost insurance coverage and extra taxes from Obamacare were his chief concerns. His concerns were widely ignored by the national media. Imagine that.
Early this spring, Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, in a congressional hearing, declared that Obamacare would be one big train wreck. For those who don’t know, Baucus is one of the chief architects of Obamacare. It was a disaster heading down the track filled with inflated promises, lies, taxes and the old unintended consequences of Murphy’s Law. And as in the old Jethro Tull song Locomotive Breath: “Old Charlie stole the handle and the train won’t stop going.”
But in a genuine profile of courage, Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stood up against all odds, their own party, the president, the Democrats and the media as the two men tried to stop this train wreck from taking place. They were belittled in all media as small, traitors or any other words that came to the minds of their critics. The supporters of Obamacare told us it was the law of the land and could not be defunded or postponed. Maybe someone should have told this to President Obama before he made multiple changes.
Many Republicans, in their cowardice, said “Let it wreck – it will show them,” but the price was too heavy for Lee and Cruz. These men of integrity held their ground trying to protect the American public of all stripes from the disasters in Obamacare. Now we know that Hoffa, Baucus and others were absolutely right about Obamacare. Every prediction has or is coming true about the consequences, from part-time work to losing insurance. There will be no winners if Obama and his allies win.
Again, thank you, Sens. Lee and Cruz, for trying. If only cooler heads had listened to you and all the earlier warnings across the political spectrum. Demonizing and name-calling is all the left has at its disposal. The king has no clothes, and unfortunately millions have no insurance.
And a hearty, sarcastic thank-you to the media for choosing sides and not reporting the truth.