Michael Schaus

Republicans relish the idea of impoverished people across the nation dying slow agonizing deaths without access to healthcare. At least, that’s what our President believes. Holding a press conference right before his luxurious vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (which I hear is fantastic this time of year) the President said that “the one unifying principle the Republican Party has, is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health-care.” The comment was absurd, disingenuous, and indicative of Liberal’s inability to defend their ideas.

The comment was made in regards to three conservative Republicans who are leading an effort to essentially defund the Affordable Care Act. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are calling on the GOP to vote down any continuing resolution (those bills we use to fund the Federal Government when Harry Reid refuses to pass a budget) that includes funding for Obamacare. Oh. . . And it turns out that far from being “unifying”, the move is creating deep rifts within the GOP.

Internal GOP Politics aside, the idea has generated an impressive amount of angst among top Democrats. But at heart is the President’s ridiculous assertion that the GOP, represented by these three anti-establishment members, is motivated by apparent callousness and sadism.

The left routinely employs over-the-top rhetoric to discredit the messengers rather than the message. To assert that an entire political party is motivated by the desire to see American citizens without health insurance should be beneath any President. Animosity toward the Affordable Care Act resides mostly in the legislation’s uncanny ability to reduce job growth, add to the Federal Budget, increase taxes, and hike premiums.

But, according to the President, opponents of the Legislation simply hate poor people. Our national community organizer, Barack Obama, is not the only person who believes this. In fact, it is a foundational principle of Liberalism: Opponents are not merely wrong in their thinking, or misguided in their efforts, but intrinsically opposed to wide spread prosperity and betterment of the human condition.

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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