Obamacare Showdown Today for Republicans

The Republican Party has painted itself into a corner with today’s vote in the House of Representatives.  Regarding their unifying cry of “Repeal Obamacare”, the House is scheduled to vote today on the issue and several of the GOP representatives have openly stated, “Hey, we said we are gonna do it.  Now we gotta follow through.”  Their deep-seated hatred of Obama as a person…because of his skin color…has forced them to take a stance on this healthcare issue that many of their own ranks now realize is problematic.  But, just like in junior high school, “Hey, we said we’re gonna.  Now we gotta do it.  Put up or shut up.”  The issue is not what is in the best interest for the country but in maintaining credibility even though the man they have put in the Presidency is the epitome of the party’s lack of credibility.

This morning the GOP House members will convene jointly in what will certainly be kind of like a high-school football team huddling before the big game.  The “Coach” will firmly remind them, “You must put the team first here, not your individual concerns.  Our team needs this win and your vote matters.”  Furthermore, the Head Coach Trump has already warned them, “Approve this bill or your re-election is in jeopardy.”  Credibility, related to getting re-elected, is the real issue here as their “credibility” is specious as hell to begin with.  Furthermore, many of them are ostentatiously “christian” but their stance on most issues reflects that their real God, their real “Lord and Savior” is getting re-elected and staying in power.  In other words, they actually worship themselves under the guise of worshiping God.

Being a person who is blessed/cursed with religiosity, it is the overt hypocrisy of Christians who I blame for the tragedy that is beckoning in my country.  If these men and women in the House had any real spiritual depth they would be able to make a decision based not on their childish, ego needs for power and control but on what is in the best interests for the common good.

ADDENDUM—This is one of three blogs that I now have up and running.  Please check the other two out sometime.  The three are: 

https://wordpress.com/posts/anerrantbaptistpreacher.wordpress.com

https://wordpress.com/posts/theonlytruthinpolitics.wordpress.com

https://wordpress.com/posts/literarylew

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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos.I have a lovely wife, Claire, and our only children are two lovely dachshunds, Elsa and Ludwig. I have a BA in history/psychology (double major) from Henderson State University and a M. Ed. in counseling from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. I have a passion for literature, religion, philosophy....and, in general, the liberal arts.
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