During a personal interview with George Carlisle of Dalton GA on yesterday, he pointed out the reality that the media has missed or intentionally ignored the origin of the term Obamacare since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in March of 2010. George Carlisle is a minister in Dalton, GA and also a Tea Party activist in the "Carpet Capital of the world." You can get the full context of his feelings on this subject in a letter he wrote to the editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The (ACA), Affordable Care Act has come to be known as Obamacare and has been demonized and misrepresented since the passage of the law in 2010. It is important to distinguish it as a law as opposed to being an actual Obama sponsored insurance policy in order to remove the stigma that has been placed on it by those who would rather shut down the government than to see the law take effect on Oct. 1, 2013.
Speaker of the House John Boehner during a press statement following the House vote to defund Obamacare made the following statement:
"We don't want to shut down the government and we don't want Obamacare."
Boehner often makes these type of statements when opposing the Affordable Care Act, but it was the manner in which he made the statement on Friday that would make any patriotic citizen wonder what really is the thing about the so-called Obamacare that would prompt elected representatives of the people of the United States to threaten and elected president with shutting down the government if he doesn't give in to their terms of a continuing resolution to keep the government operating. This tactic is insulting not only to Obama but to those millions of citizens anxiously awaiting the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, 2013.
We have become accustomed to hearing the term Obamacare to mean anything from, "A train wreck waiting to happen," to a recently released commercial depicting Uncle Same as some kind of perverted gynecologist popping up between a woman's legs as she sits in stirrups awaiting an exam. According to "Media Matters" this ad was sponsored by the Koch brothers.
We have heard people like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann describe the Affordable Care Act as being a death panel where the elderly and under privileged will be voted on by a panel selected by Obama of course, to determine whether or not that persons deserves to receive medical attention.
Obama some what flipped the scrip during the Presidential Election of 2012 against Mitt Romney when he embraced the term Obamacare and said "Obama does care." Obama rode this strategy to a resounding defeat of Romney who ironically introduced the forerunner to the Affordable Care Act when he was governor of Massachusetts. Romney promised to repeal the law on his first day in office if he's elected. Romney was defeated and the Republican led Congress have voted 42 times to repeal the law with no alternative replacement. The House have a current bill awaiting Senate approval that no doubt will have revisions to strip out the defunding of Obamacare language as a condition of passage in order to pay current debt obligations.
There is no law on the books called Obamacare. Obamacare was a concocted term to poison the public against Obama. According to South Carolina Senator Jim Demint, (R-SC) Obamacare would be Obama's Waterloo. Rush Limbaugh carelessly stated early in the negotiations of the law that, "I hope he fails." The law has passed both houses of Congress and has been upheld by the Supreme Court as being constitutional. It is time to move on from this silliness and get on to more serious and pressing needs of the country such as immigration and the jobs bill currently hid somewhere on Boehner's desk.
The media does the public a dis-service when they ignore the hypocrisy of the personal attacks of Obama and the claim that they are doing the will of the people. Boehner and the rest of his ilk would possibly have more credibility as defenders of the Constitution if they actually respected the Constitution. The saddest strategy to gain public support is the recent comparison of their efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act to the courageous act of Rosa Parks in opposing the segregation of the public transit system in Montgomery, AL which led to the modern day Civil Rights movement. According to Joe Madison of the "Joe Madison Show" on SiriusXM who personally knew Rosa Parks, she refused to give up her seat on that bus in protest to the brutal killing of Emmett Till. By comparison, the Republican led House are attempting to kill some 40 million American citizens just as sure as those segregationist killed Emmett Till on that brutal day in Mississippi half a century ago.