Here's the Nonsense: The Republicans never get the opportunity to have the upper hand in situations like the Democrats do.
Here's the Horse Sense: The Republicans squander most every opportunity to have the upper hand, but if they play their cards right, this time they have a golden opportunity to beat Obama at his own game.
President Obama and the Democrats have tried to make the country feel pain as they selectively choose what services to cut back while blaming it on the Sequester to make Republicans look like the bad guys. They've hoped that the citizenry will revolt and demand that Republicans give in and spend more money that we don't have. Now the Democrats are giving the Republicans the perfect opportunity to strike back in a bigger and more powerful way using those very tactics with Obamacare.
Politico has reported that political leaders in Washington are talking about giving themselves and their staff members a waiver so that they will be exempt from Obamacare's high costs and poor quality care. Republican leadership is denying being part of it and saying that it's a plan by the Democrats. But the real issue here is that a golden opportunity is facing the Republicans and they could use it to big benefit if they are strong enough to do it.
If Republicans stand strong and don't give in as they usually do to the Democrats, they could potentially force the issue by standing against the waivers. If they succeeded, the pain that staffers and politicians would face would cause an uproar against Obamacare that would give the Republicans added leverage to repeal it. That is exactly what Obama wants to do with the Sequester, but this would allow the Republicans more power in trying to repeal Obamacare, the biggest disaster in legislation in our nation's history.
We can only hope that the Republicans will figure this out and stand strong. Unfortunately their record says they will once again fold and allow the Democrats to do what they want. We all need to keep pressure on our elected officials and keep prayers going up to heaven to save this nation. We have very little time left before it's too late to stop the downfall of our country.
UPDATE: It's being reported that Democrats have backed off their idea of waivers for themselves, but it doesn't change the potential effectiveness of what I wrote above. Regardless of whether they seek a waiver, the pressure that can be put on with legislators and their staff members by making them partake in Obamacare has great potential for support for repeal. The more pain they feel from the health care program they are forcing on Americans, the sooner they'll be willing to get rid of it.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
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