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Madness runs amok in D.C.



Published: Sat, September 28, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette: Republicans in Congress, backed by fundamentalist and tea party groups, are going all-out to prevent 30 million “working poor” Americans from obtaining health insurance.

Here’s one facet of the battle: The American Family Association — known for its hostility to gays and its desire to revoke women’s right to choose — asked its 2.5 million members to “flood the Capitol switchboard” with nonstop calls demanding that Congress halt funding of the Affordable Care Act.

The white evangelical organization supports a House resolution to wipe out financing for the ACA. “The House can stop Obamacare in its tracks this week,” President Tim Wildman announced. “No money, no Obamacare.”

Why, for heaven’s sake, would a gay-hating religious outfit want to block medical coverage for millions of American families? Maybe its leaders should read the commandments by Jesus to care for the sick and the poor.

Former Republican Allan Tweddle of Charleston wrote angrily to Rep. Shelley Capito this week, saying it would be idiotic for the GOP to “shut down the government because you don’t like the ACA.” Sometimes it seems that madness is running amok in Washington.


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1Jerry(495 comments)posted 11 months ago

The blind left-wing venom and hate exhibited in the rhetoric of this “opinion piece” from the “editorial staff” is not worthy of response. However, I will address the hypocritical notion that it is somehow unseemly or unfair for people wishing to get rid of Obamacare to pull out all the stops and do whatever can be done to resist and eliminate a law with which they disagree.

At various times I have heard proponents of the “Affordable Care Act” make statements implying that Obamacare is now “the law of the land”; and that those who oppose it should simply accept it, move on, and stop trying to change or resist it. I would like to ask several related questions.

The 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms is also “the law of the land”. Will the proponents of gun control now accept it, move on, and stop trying to change this and stop pushing restrictions on gun ownership?

The legislation in Texas restricting abortions is now “the law of the land” in Texas. Will pro-abortion activists now accept it, move on, and stop trying to change this?

The constitutional amendment in Ohio defining marriage as being limited to one man and one woman is “the law of the land” in Ohio. Will advocates of same-sex marriage now accept it, move on, and stop pushing for changes in the definition of marriage?

I am NOT suggesting that any of these people should stop supporting their causes, stop resisting policies with which they disagree, stop pushing their agendas, and stop advocating for their beliefs. Why are the people who stand against Obamacare being told that they should stop advocating for their beliefs and stop resisting policies with which they disagree???

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2Jerry(495 comments)posted 11 months ago

BTW - I do understand the "editorial staff" writing this piece is from the Charleston Gazette, not the Vindicator. But still, the Vindicator chose to present it, didn't they??

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