What am I raving about today? This story, which I originally saw at Crooks and Liars, but which can be found at many other places:
"Republicans are openly hoping that Democrats will clean up the mess after they pass a health care law that results in million of Americans losing coverage.
The New York Times reported over the weekend that Republicans are moving forward with plans to replaces the Affordable Care Act even though voters in red states are expected to be hit hard by the changes.
Regardless of warnings from experts that millions could lose coverage, Republicans are pressing forward with the belief that Democrats will one day help fix the mess they created, the paper said.
"Ultimately, Republicans are counting on Democrats to step in and help repair what even Republicans anticipate as upheaval if a repeal measure is passed without a broad remake of American health care," the Times noted. "Republican leaders have made no effort to hide the strategy."
Democrats, there is but one answer to this malicious Republican strategy: A party unified around Medicare for everyone, i.e. a single payer system. If there is one Democrat anywhere that refuses to go along with this, it should be made clear to them that they will never, ever, get one ounce of help from the party. Any Democrat who is stupid enough to help dig the Republican party out of this gigantic hole of its own making, has no right to be associated with the Democratic party, or with any decent, rational organization.
If Democrats cannot hold the line, even on such a clear issue as this, our country really has been turned over to the criminals that make up the entire Republican leadership. We might as well start preparing for the civil war and the inevitable breaking up of the United States which is guaranteed to follow.