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  •  Can we talk about the emotions here (0+ / 0-)

    Can we talk?  What is the basis for the furor, the passion, the anger, the sense of betrayal, the woundedness that the GOP sells and believes actually about Obamacare?  How is it  similar in nature and tone to the emotional array of distrust, anger and discredit that they pour onto  attacks on Planned Parenthood.   What if this investment to stop Obamacare is a red herring and the real deal is to take away the means by which women  and families can choose to live their lives.

     The GOP investment in taking away what has been achieved in women's rights in various states, and civil rights by having the ID issue stop the ability of people to vote:  this is the behavior from the group that is the most destructive and attacking of Obamacare.  

    It's no accident that both in Obamacare and women's rights, there is extreme emotions, hyperbole and rancor spit out and rewound every day all day on the cable news.  What's at stake for the GOP?

    What if this irrational and emotional display from the GOP toward Obamacare is because women will be taken care of if they sign up for AHA.  Whether they have a mate or not, whether they have a job or not, signed up for Obamacare, they can take care of themselves and their families.  

    This makes women and others independent and able to make the moves toward healthcare that will free their lives up in a way that has not been possible before. Is that a problem for the GOP?

    What if rather than the issue being "dependence on the government" - the real issue is the independence and free will the Affordable Healthcare Act provides.   For all willing to put up with a few hours to get squared away, maybe even a phone call-perhaps a day or two, and a little more trouble than booking a flight on Expedia, they have healthcare.  

    Given the ability to stick with it, one gets healthcare.  On line, via the phone or through letters, it can be done.  Some of these women (with children with pre-existing conditions) were unable to get the healthcare their families for any amount of money before AHA;  the need for the healthcare and the means are clear.

    What is the real problem the GOP has with people being able to take control of this area of their lives.  What is the need for this hysteria and holding back the tide of humanity moving forward?

    In a few months, this will all seem like a bad dream but one that didn't stop us from moving forward.   We will encounter new problems, better problems than the attempts  to stop the move to the future we all said we wanted.

    Peggy Reskin

    by preskin on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 04:10:59 PM PST

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