Principal & Principle

There’s something completely unsurprising about these two stories:

GOP Governors Hedge Bets On Health Insurance Exchanges

California Republicans Quietly Embrace Medicaid Expansion

But the most depressing thing about it is not the hypocrisy, it’s that the Democratic Party, and President Obama’s administration specifically, is not jumping on the trend.

“Obamacare” is one of the most offensive buzzwords the Republicans have coined. Unless I am completely wrong, the President’s team could take the term and apply it positively in cases like these. He could openly praise the Republicans for increasing the quality of life in their district and thank them for their visionary bipartisanship. This would both shield him from further mud-slinging and endorse the health program he fought so hard to give to the American people.

Perhaps I am wrong about that. Perhaps the tacit approach is best, to let the TEA Party tear itself apart.

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One thought on “Principal & Principle

  1. I’m know Obama has said many times that he’s happy it’s referred to as “Obamacare”, but the Democrats haven’t pushed that aspect of it.

    This group of Republican candidates are truly one for the ages. There seem to be only two viable candidates, Romney and, not kidding, Ron Paul, and I think both would have a hard time winning the election. Romney can’t keep his viewpoints straight and wears magic underwear, and while Paul is the only candidate who has been straightforward with his views and has not wavered, he’s a nut-ball.

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