Throwing Grandma off the ObamaCare Cliff
Barack Obama says that signing up for ObamaCare is “just part of growing up.” Unfortunately the grown up Democrats in DC are about to throw a temper tantrum.
Democrats have a tendency to engage in hyperbolic rhetoric in order to combat the GOP. They've claimed that Republicans want Americans to suffer with dirty air and dirty water. They've claimed that Republicans are waging a concerted war on women. They've also claimed that Republicans want to throw granny off a cliff. And who can forget the apocalyptic warnings we endured should sequestration go into effect.
Brace yourselves, because we are about to see the same childish hyperventilating when it comes to ObamaCare. Rather than defending the merits of ObamaCare, Democrats are going on the offensive to try and gin up fear over Republican ideas for healthcare.
Republicans need to be ready for this attack. Rather than engaging in fights over non-existent potentials, focus on the concrete impacts of the law we already have, which is ObamaCare. The GOP also needs to be solution-oriented, filling the ObamaCare vacuum with bold conservative solutions to healthcare. I happen to have some ideas listed here for my Conservative Solutions Caucus...(continued)
More on Obama's Interview
Do you think Barack Obama is overstepping his legal authority by unilaterally changing parts of ObamaCare? If you ask Americans how they feel about Obama bypassing Congress, the answer is clear: Americans do not believe this is the way things are supposed to work and they do not approve of Obama doing so.
Beyond how we feel about the issue, it's spelled out plainly in our Constitution the proper role of the executive and the legislature, yet Obama continues to blur the two.
Over the weekend, Democratic congressman Xavier Becerra took the argument to a new level. He argued that Obama's executive orders are warranted because it is the president's job to act when Congress won't and in cases of national emergency. The exchange with Fox News' Chris Wallace went something like this...