How the Supreme Court Removed the Republican Party’s Best Obama Hate Disguise

The Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act served a purpose that the Justices may not have considered in their landmark decision. Human beings often conceal their true motivation for a particular position whether it is out of regard for political correctness or proper decorum, but given time, the true rationale of a particular agenda is eventually exposed once the false arguments are stripped away. By removing the last legitimate challenge to the healthcare reform law, the Supreme Court effectively removed the shroud that conservatives hid behind to expose what is obvious to any semi-intelligent human being, and it is that their opposition to the healthcare law was not based on political ideology, economic principles, or what is best for the American people, but because it was championed by an African American President.

The response from Republicans and various teabagger groups who were certain the High Court would strike down the law was a repeat of the fallacious assertions during the healthcare reform debate two years ago when they complained of tyranny, government takeover of healthcare, and a Socialist plot to transform America into a European-style system of government. Republicans and their racist supporters in the teabagger movement have made every attempt to delegitimize President Obama and erase his administration’s achievements since January 2009 by promoting conspiracy theories, obstructing legislation, and attempting to repeal legally passed laws promoted by the President.

Within an hour of the announcement that the decidedly conservative court upheld the legality of the Affordable Care Act, every malcontent on the right emerged to parrot talking points that have been invalidated time and again. Willard Romney reiterated the lie and often debunked Republican meme that the health law was a “job killer” and promised that on his first day as president he will unilaterally repeal the health law as if there is no such thing as a legislative process. Even the attention-seeking Sarah Palin issued a statement on her Twitter account saying, “Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.”

A spokesman for FreedomWorks, the Dick Armey teabagger outfit, said that despite the High Court’s ruling, its members would not roll over for the tyranny of the government and that they remember the actions of “true patriots” in the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Lindsey Graham joined FreedomWorks in claiming President Obama was the biggest “tax and spend” President in history despite taxes are at their lowest rates in 60 years and spending is the lowest since Richard Nixon was president.

Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader immediately scheduled a vote for July 11 to repeal the law in its entirety regardless it will never get past the Senate or President Obama’s veto pen. It is despicable that Republicans will waste more taxpayer time and dollars holding a symbolic vote to show their disdain for an African American President’s achievement because they claim it kills jobs, and yet they will not vote on an already funded transportation bill guaranteed to create 2 million new construction jobs, and save a million existing ones. Opposition to the healthcare law is not about jobs, it is about an African American President and nothing else.

On conservative websites and social media outlets there was the recurring theme of government tyranny at the hands of President Obama even though it was a conservative Supreme Court that upheld the law. Michele Bachmann, the epitome of lunacy, described the health law as “tyranny disguised as health care reform” and that it “endangers freedom.” She also asserted that the President’s healthcare reform “fans the flames of government tyranny and threatens the God-given liberty of every American” and she particularly cited the individual mandate. It is interesting that the individual mandate is government tyranny when President Obama supports it and yet the idea originated and was promoted by the Heritage Foundation, Republicans, and that other white guy, Willard Romney, and defended in the Massachusetts version of the health law. Apparently in conservative circles, tyranny is defined by the color of one’s skin and not any specific action or policy.

This sudden opposition to a policy that helps tens-of-millions of Americans is not based solely on hateful greed or contempt for other Americans, it is based on racism, and the Americans who may have lost their ability to have affordable healthcare insurance are collateral damage. Romney, Bachmann, and Cantor know the health law is not tyrannical, a job killer, or government takeover of healthcare, but they are counting on the racism prevalent in a specific segment of the population to engender support now and in the upcoming general election. However, there is no Republican as hypocritical or vile as Willard Romney who promoted and signed healthcare reform while governor of Massachusetts that featured an individual mandate, and supported a federal individual mandate in 2009, but now considers it a job-killer, tax-increase, and government takeover of healthcare because an African American signed it into law.

As Americans learn of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, they will appreciate that President Obama took a politically risky position to help millions of Americans and reduce the deficit in the process. Republicans know full well the health law is good for the American people, will create jobs, and bring down healthcare costs, but it kills them it passed under an African American President. The Supreme Court stripped away the last legitimate legal challenge to the constitutionally passed legislation and in the process exposed the rank racism and hatred for President Obama rampant in the conservative movement, and it reinforces a long-held belief that Republicans hate the President more than they love America.

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17 Replies to “How the Supreme Court Removed the Republican Party’s Best Obama Hate Disguise”

  1. What’s ironic is the fright wing constantly crows about freeloaders – people who get food stamps or other assistance – and says we should take away all that stuff because they’re just lazy, are taking advantage of the system, and the non-freeloaders shouldn’t have to pay for the people they think are freeloaders.

    The irony is the Affordable Health Care Act removes freeloaders from the health care system; it requires everyone to have insurance or they don’t get a deduction on their tax return. They won’t be allowed to freeload on the system and have other people pay for them in the form of higher health care costs for those of us who have insurance.

    I guess freeloaders are okay – as long as you’re a Republican and as long as the government keeps its hands off your Medicare.

  2. I’ve wondered for some time if the President and other Democrats in public life aren’t making a mistake by downplaying the racist angle to this. To my knowledge (and to his credit), the President’s never once mentioned it; yet it’s been implicit since his election. Yes, I think the charge of racism is sometimes bandied about too freely, but in the case of the Tea Baggers, it’s been obvious from the very beginning.

    There are times when I do wonder if the President, the AG, and Democrats in general are really aware that there is a serious danger of an armed insurrection by these right-wing nut-jobs, possibly even an attempted right-wing coup d’etat. At this point I wouldn’t put anything past these people, and it would indeed be a shame if President Obama were to be remembered in history not for the good he’s accomplished for the country (e.g. the ACA) but for having been another James Buchanan, who simply sat passively by and let the country slide into civil war.

  3. rich, white Republicans are entitled to freeload, and poor white Rednecks think they’ll be entitled to freeload along as they vote Republican, wave flags, and go to the Right churches.

  4. You ever notice how, any time a non-racist alludes to racism, the racists accuse them of playing the race card? You ever notice how, whenever a non-white actually defies the racial stereotypes, they’re accused of being elitists who climbed because of “reverse racism”? Well, to ordinary white folks, it’s plausible…at first. The President may well have thought it prudent to leet the racist screeches grow so loud even the presstitutes have to remark on them.

  5. He tends to do that…he let the masses “screech” and then hollers back, “I can’t hear you!” until there is a roar..then he’s cool as cool can be, then lays out his plan for everyone to see. And then, he turns and ask “us” to help him…this is how he plays.

  6. I’m watching with delight as the GOP and the Teanderthals are crying,complaining and doing everything except commit Hari-Kiri over the ACA decision.Their vitriol is characteristic of a spoiled brat throwing a temper tantrum.

    Just keep it up,Right wingers.You ain’t seen nothing yet as the voter get ready to put your asses out of office for good.

    Progressives,such as myself are out to kick GOP butt

  7. Don’t you all just love it…

    Forever more our National Healthcare Program shall be called: OBAMACARE.

    And…We can thank the crazy Republican’s for coining that name!

  8. OBAMACARES – AFFORDABLE CARE ACT it all goes well for the people. Now we the people, whom somehow never seem to be included in those polls that say the majority of us hate the program and it is so called rejected by the mass majority of Americans…BULL CRAP!!…Let’s get out there with the stories, let’s protest outside every Romney Stop, as he threatens to Repeal our Health Care on Day one in office. Well let’s make sure he won’t see a day one or Daylight in Out White House EVER!!

    Meanwhile while the ASRP = Anal Sadism Republican Party is running around Hating Obama over our Country and screaming their heads off “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”, We The People should be feverishly moving forward and pushing all that we know is great about our President and 1st Family! All that says they are simply the best America has to offer up to continuing leading this country forward and the best representing leader of the free world. OBAMA/BIDEN IS SIMPLY THE BEST BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!! NOV 6TH VOTE ALL BLUE…in the meantime America We Must Dance and Push Forward with all we know to be True Blue and Great for America …it’s up to you and me now. The President’s dance card is on Overload!

  9. I was a little down about the whole political environment swirling around nowadays, but now, it’s like the fog has lifted and I’m fired up and ready to go.

    I am totally re-energized for the campaign!

    Obama/Biden 2012!

  10. Hmmm….. I think Obama is a great President. I think that’s why they don’t like him. It kind of denies all the wonderful things he’s done if we focus so much on race. I actually think the race doesn’t matter, if he were a Republican puppet, they’d find a way to make it work. They are trying to shut our country down and leave with all the money to other countries for cheaper manufacturing and better development opportunities. Dems and Obama are standing in their way. Republicans are fighting the Dems because they’ve passed some good legislation.

  11. fired up here too- just remeber the POTUS is only the key part, we need to take back the house and hold the senate, all this while fighting voter suppresion, and probably being outspent in all races.. it’s a can do, but its a heavy lift, i’m ready

  12. It a great achievement for all all Americans, especially those who are struggling without jobs and insurance. What in the world don’t the Repubilcan party members see? They need to wake up and serve the people who sent them there, but not for the chosen few. In which world do they live? They seem to have lost their minds even going as far as thinking of appealing to the ruling, just because they did not get their way, wow!! I hope there are no poor people living in the States they represent. The Dems and President were elected by the people, for the people, and of the people. They care about all American people.

  13. With Republicans it isn’t about logic, it’s about emotion. Keeping people stirred up and angry and voting emotionally is how the right gets ordinarily discerning individuals to vote enmass against their own interests.

    But it isn’t like every individual doesn’t have access to a diverse amount of information enough to gain the more complete picture beyond their little bit of knowledge. Sad really, how many main street Americans simply stick to the sources that keep their personally held opinions validated, meanwhile actively working to invalidate the opinions of their fellow citizens. This is the means by which to gain some sense of superiority feeling they are on the winning team “fighting” against an imaginary enemy.

    It’s a misconception that because the right boasts patriotic songs and stands on the pretense of religion if not the actual practice, and is against in public what too many of them are for in private, they are the winning team. The Republican methods of government haven’t saved the day on any issues I can recall. One must overlook a great deal of evidence that being a stanch Republican makes one a winner. It mainly just makes a few rich and the rest duped, with God as their figurehead and money as their lord.

  14. I’m certainly voting blue. I was proud to vote blue in 2008 and still proud. Obama has waded through more than any human being should and is still standing, against the tide of hate, against the kindergarden we call the House of Representatives, against the “disappointment” of Dems in the Senate who haven’t exactly had his back, against the right’s media voice that drowns out any other opinions but its own, against the decay of world finance that our own Wallstreet had a hand in starting, against the monthly job news, and even against himself and his own personal doubts. Still he soldiers on and if I really respect him for it.

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