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The pendulum is swinging…

Good morning, Netizens…


Whether you agree with him or not, cartoonist David Horsey has struck a nerve perhaps in this morning’s cartoon featuring Speaker John Boehner arriving on the front door of the White House to confront President Obama. The subtle touch of “Boehner’s Army” being portrayed as the Confederate Army does seem to be a bit of a stretch perhaps, but then you have only to consider some of the statements made during and since the election.


From Boehner’s own words, the first item on the agenda is to eliminate Obama’s Health Care completely. That is now something that is high on the list of things the Republicans want to change. They propose to start dismantling reforms that now keep people with pre-existing conditions from being denied health insurance, allow young people to stay on their parents’ insurance to age 26 and raise the hope of guaranteed care for 20 million folks who cannot now afford or obtain insurance. I ask you, is this forward progress?


Perhaps Horsey should have attempted to characterize some of the big insurance conglomerates and corporations in this drawing. Could it be they are celebrating with the thought of Obamacare going away? In my mind, they would seem to profit from undoing the rules of Obamacare, but nobody really is focusing on that.


Of course, it has been noted by Horsey in his comments that there has been no consensus that Obamacare is as seriously flawed as the Republican attack ads during the election tried to suggest. According to several of the polls I have read, it is nearly an even split between those in favor of Obama’s Health Care Reform and those who think it needs to be ended now. That, to my way of thinking, is not a clear consensus.


John Boehmer had better be careful where and how he steps in his new role. Once people realize what they are giving away by dumping Obamacare in the trash the pendulum may begin swinging the other way in the next election.


Of course, your results may differ.


Dave


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