Fox News labels the Republican House members as being “constitutional conservatives.” What does the label mean?
The Affordable Care Act was passed into law by Congress. Then it was challenged in the Supreme Court where the court upheld its Constitutionality.
Therefore, Republican Members of the House of Representatives who voted to defund the law of the land are exercising due process available to them, which is constitutional. Members are saying they still don’t like the law after all of their prior protesting.
They may not like the law that delivers affordable care to 50 million Americans and is showing that it will reduce healthcare costs. But, Republicans have nothing to offer in the way of a solution because they don’t intend to solve a very large problem.
They are neglecting their responsibility and duty to protect the Constitution of the USA and to perform in the American systems as they are sworn to do. Take the label “constitutional” away, they don’t deserve that.
What is left is the word, “conservative.” Conservative members translate to doing the minimum. Doing the minimum means ensuring that there is zero poverty in America and that everyone is living a minimally acceptable good life.
Today, that is not the case. In fact, wealth is skewed such that a few control 90% of the wealth leaving vast numbers in poverty and without food. So, what do the “conservatives” do, they make it worse. That isn’t conservative, it is stingy and mean-spirited.
“Today, the constitutional conservatives in the House are keeping their word to our constituents and our nation to stand true to our principles, to protect them from the most unpopular law ever passed in the history of the country- ObamaCare- that intrudes on their privacy and our most sacred right as Americans to be left alone,” Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said on the House floor.
The vote sets the stage for a showdown next week in the Democratic-led Senate. Realistically, the chance of the measure surviving a Senate vote is slim to none. Reid has already announced the bill dead on arrival and called Friday’s vote a “waste of time.”
"Republicans are simply postponing for a few days the inevitable choice they must face: pass a clean bill to fund the government, or force a shutdown,” Reid said in a statement following the vote. “I have said it before, but it seems to bear repeating: the Senate will not pass any bill that defunds or delays Obamacare.”
Yesterday, the stingy and mean-spirited Republican House Members kept their word to their supporters, and not their poor and needy constituents, standing true to their greedy principles, to deny benefits from the law Congress passed. They argue that it intrudes on privacy and “our most sacred right” as Americans by mandating that everyone who can afford healthcare should pay their fair share so that all are covered with healthcare services.
The “sacred right” must be to die without healthcare, and to hope to die quickly without suffering. If you live you will probably starve to death anyway under Republican values.
It seems to this analyst that the Republican Party has been highjacked by a very bad lot who truly don't deserve to be members of any political party.