Friday, October 18, 2013

Fooled Themselves Again

By refusing to allow Republicans to delay Obamacare, Obama and his Congressional minions may have just painted themselves into a corner: They now have no choice but to let Obamacare continue, no matter how badly it explodes in their faces.

The websites don't work and probably never will work without a major overhaul, which will take a long time. But people will begin getting fined for not having health care coverage before it's fixed. And that's only the immediate problem. Many more will surface as time goes on.

The best option would be to acknowledge that it isn't ready and delay it. But now they can't do that without being hugely embarrassed and acknowledging that they were just trying to damage Republicans during the shutdown. In other words, they'd have to acknowledge that they were playing political games with real people's lives.

But, if they do decide to delay it, they know that their fellow Leftist lapdogs in the media will cover for them by endlessly repeating their ridiculous justifications, which will amount to, "But this is different!"

Just like the children that they are.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Math Is Hard

The Congressional Republicans' approval rating stands in the low 20's. Which means that about 80% of the people disapprove of them.

If we go with the usual figures of Democrats and Republicans each claiming about 40% of the voters, and the remaining 20% being independent, we should come out with a figure of 60% disapproval (40% Dem plus 20% independent. Assuming, incorrectly, that all independents voted Democrat Which will just make my point that much clearer).

Instead, we have a disapproval rating of 80%. Where did that other 20% come from? You got it: the Republicans have managed to piss off half of their voters! Alright, hey! Alright, good job guys! Let's go get some shawarma!

If ever there were a time to start a third party, now would be it. We have 20% of the Republicans pissed at the party. If we can pick up even half of the independents, we're already starting with 30% of the population. Pick off some more of the Republicans - which shouldn't be hard once those on the fence have a place to go - and some more of the independents, and we have a very competitive Party.

And John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and all of the rest of the cowardly Republican rats can go down with their neo-liberal ship.