“Nobody should go broke just because they get sick. They should go broke paying higher premiums to my cronies.”
The President today called on all Americans to clap their hands for Obamacare, his signature health insurance reform law. Democratic journalists argue that the website was ruthlessly poisoned by Republican dalliance with Conservatives. The President’s journalists also claim that the law’s premium increases and higher deductibles are caused by evil and incomprehensible magics strewn by Republican tea pirate Ted Cruz. These strange and arcane curses are called, in Conservative circles, “math” and “common sense”.
Democrats feel math and common sense as a dark chill in the streets of the beltway.
“I have poisoned Obamacare by my dark math, Barry,” cried Pirate Cruz from Texas. “And now it is going to die.”
In a desperate comeback attempt to save his legislation, President Obama flung out his arms.
“Obamacare can get well again if Republicans throw off the dark Conservative maths and believe in faery government, too!” he yelled.
There were no Republicans there, and it was tee time; but he addressed all those who might be socializing in DC, and who were therefore nearer to him than you think: Republicans and Democrats in their luncheons, and naked interns in their gym rooms hung like Weiners.
“Do you believe?” he cried. “Do you believe that math is poison?”
“If you believe,” he shouted to them, “clap your hands; don’t let Obamacare die.”
Many in the beltway clapped
Some Republicans didn’t.
A few tea partiers who had lost their insurance and doctors considered primarying incumbent politicians.
The clapping stopped suddenly; as if countless handlers had rushed to their campaigns to see what on earth was happening; but already the Affordable Care Act was saved. First, voters became willing to pay her higher costs, then they accepted that they would lose their current insurance, then they drank heavily-spiked eggnog over Christmas to forget that they would also lose their current doctors.
Organizing for Action and My Barack Obama ask young people to talk politics over Thanksgiving dinner.
Organizing for Action’s YPPM Erin Hannigan wrote to the Reader today urging young Americans to raise the level of discourse around the traditional Thanksgiving table as families gather across the nation this week. Hannigan outlines a bold Thanksgiving campaign for the White House, taking the battle for ObamaCare into every home where a Young Obama Supporter is invited.
American academic: reduce political corruption by creating government campaign fund.
According to Harvard Law academic and political activist Lawrence Lessig, the United States can reduce political corruption by granting incumbent politicians power over whose congressional campaigns are funded.
Lessig describes this as a “moneyball approach” because it defies conventional logic.