Anonymous asked: Are there any actual reasons for the Republicans to continue trying to remove Obamacare at this point? I understand that there are several reasons they do not like it. But if it hasn't passed a vote more than forty times and has been ruled constitutional by the supreme court???
I mean, the reason is that the vast majority of republicans, and especially those who think this whole “shut down the government when I don’t get my way” thing is a good plan, are old white men. These are people to whom life has seldom, if ever, said “No.”
They are not used to having to do things someone else’s way - and the fact that that person is a black man? I’m sure that just burns them up inside.
The fact that the law was duly passed by congress, signed by the president, and withstood judicial scrutiny doesn’t matter to them, because in their lives, they expect to get the final word. The one time they don’t? You better believe the whole damn world will feel the force of their tantrum.
So yeah, there’s an actual reason for the republicans to try to remove the Affordable Care Act, and that reason is summed up in this GIF:
I have another gift for Todd Akin - not from god, but from me. It’s a fist in your nuts.
And your concession speech sucks.
Breaking: PA Senator Arlen Spector has died.
From the AP:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.