Republicans who oppose the president's health care law have been called everything from "terrorists" to "racists" in recent days by Democrats, who demand the GOP march in step with the administration since Obamacare is now the law of the land. A great many Americans, though, believe it is an unjust law, objecting to the law itself as well as the disreputable manner in which it was passed.
Back in 2009, scheming to obtain a 60-seat supermajority in the Senate, the Obama administration made blatant deals with senators. Remember the infamous "Cornhusker Kickback"? As opposition to the bill mounted among the public, the people of Massachusetts elected Sen. Scott Brown in 2010 to replace the deceased Ted Kennedy, primarily to deny the Senate its elusive 60th vote. The Democrats, though, responded by using "reconciliation," an obscure legal maneuver requiring just 51 votes to pass the bill.
Everyone agrees the health care system needed an overhaul, but Obamacare was a tragic step in the wrong direction. It will lead to massive job loss, dramatic health care cost increases for middle-class families, a shortage of doctors, deterioration in care and government rationing of procedures. The GOP did what it could to stop this. Now one thing is certain: The Democratic Party owns Obamacare and will bear sole responsibility for all that comes in its wake.