Last week with little fanfare and even less notice the GOP released their answer to the health care crisis that is plaguing this country. “The Patients’ Choice Act of 2009” (you can read it here) as to be expected is nothing more than a series of tax cuts and another layer of corporate welfare designed to maintain the status quo. This of course came as no surprise to me as I do believe the GOP sees themselves as being the protector of the “haves”, but it occurred to me something else is going on here, something much more insidious.
Today’s GOP, the GOP of Rush, Newt, Dick, Glenn, and Sean really only have one concern, to stop President Obama. The GOP understand all too well that much of the presidents reelection hopes will come down to his fulfilling his campaign promises on two issues mostly, the war and health care. Those of you out there that think some sort of bipartisan consensus will arise around health care reform are kidding yourselves. The GOP has no interest in meaningful reform, only in stopping Obama.