The ironically – or Orwellian – name Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obama is and was from its inception a failure- a fail of care and a failure on the part of Democrats to care about the consequences of their actions. Hellfire and their damnation! It was a failure on their part to even read the omnibus bill before forcing it into law and upon the American people.
It Just Needs A Few Minor Tune-Ups
This failure resulted in a new “healthcare system” that was broken, that needed more than minor fixes to work even so well as what America had before – despite all of Obama’s tap-dancing and the Congressional Democrats’ dissembling. ObamaCare needed to be sent to the proverbial scrapyard and, in theory, replaced with something that could actually work in America.
Over the course of the intervening seven painful years, it seemed that Congressional Republicans understood this.
There! Better Than New
Sadly for we, the People, seeming isn’t being. What the GOP seems to think are fixes for ObamaCare are, in my opinion, merely a hodgepodge of removals of various components and restrictions within the ACA with – once again – a failure to care about the consequences of their actions. No, instead of the promised “Repeal and Replace,” the American Health Care Act (AHCA) aka RyanCare is little more than a shade tree patch job of ObamaCare and a bad one at that.
My fellow Americans, in case you didn’t notice it, and you probably didn’t aside from word of it filling up your social media feeds, we recently had #ADayWithoutWomen. This protest reasonably closely followed the equally unremarkable and largely unremarked #ADayWithoutImmigrants. In both cases the response by America at large was a non-response. We, as a nation, weren’t really bothered and neither noticed nor cared.
Not that this should in any way be surprising. In all likelihood they got the idea from the Blacks, who periodically try to have A Day Without Black People – #hashtagged various things like #BoycottBlackFriday, #BlackFridayBlackout, and #NotOneDime – where they try and fail to make an impact by not buying anything from Whites on Black Friday.
Frankly, these attempts reach a pinnacle – or maybe nadir, depending on your outlook – irony that is rarely achieved. In trying to show their worth and power, all they’ve managed to do is show their irrelevance to the nation as a whole.