22 October 2010

"Partial repeal" will only make the GOP accessories after the fact

Recent reports suggest that Republican leadership is already toying with compromise half-measures as opposed to total repeal of Obamacare. Some might argue that they should get rid of whatever they can. After all, it is mathematically impossible for the GOP to win a veto-proof majority, so isn't it better to get what you can get?

How do I put this?

NO!!!!

Very little could be more destructive. Partial repeal is partial ownership.

Imagine you've bought a house, and the day you move in, you find a dead body in the basement. What do you do? Cover it with a tarp and buy a bunch of air fresheners? Wait for the neighbors to cal the cops and then try to explain you didn't do it?

How do I put this?


NO!!!!

Of course you wouldn't do that. Because if you did, you wouldn't be making it better.

You'd be an accessory after the fact.

Compromises and half measures, insofar as they are ever used at all, are for building legislation, not for tearing it down. Of course Obama will veto repeal. Make him do it. Make him explain to the police where the body came from.

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