I Was Wrong…and I Admit It

10 Oct
Consevative Libertarian blogger Talitha McEachin

Consevative Libertarian blogger Talitha McEachin


I’ve never been a person incapable of retracting a statement or admitting when I think I’m wrong. Previously, I’ve blamed both parties for the government shutdown but I think I was wrong. The GOP is to blame. I know that won’t be a popular opinion coming from me but you all should know by now that I don’t care. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again – legally, all the way to the SCOTUS & with a conservative justice tipping the scales & writing the majority opinion, the left has won the healthcare battle. I don’t like Obamacare for a number of reasons, but that’s not the point. They went through the legislative & judicial process & came out victorious. I don’t support the filibustering going on by Republicans in Congress & I’d feel the exact same way if roles were reversed. As my liberal friend & fellow blogger Yvette Carnell expressed it:

“Obama is right to insist that the GOP allow a bill to go into affect that he, along with a Democratic House and Senate, already passed. He has no duty to negotiate now, nor should he. That moment has passed. The GOP does, however, have a duty not to thwart the implementation of a law already passed by a majority in Congress. This false equivalency stuff is nonsense.The only thing the GOP can do now is work to elect a Republican Senate and President. That’s how real change happens, not through obfuscation and threats.”

If we want to repeal Obamacare, we need to take the Senate and the presidency in 2014 & 2016 respectively. Let’s focus on that. My other caveat is that if we are successful in doing that & repeal Obamacare, yet return healthcare back to the mess it was before, we will crumble as a party & lose the trust of the American people, who want a real solution to our healthcare woes no matter from whom it comes.

Until next time, be blessed! – TKM


Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Politics, Society


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2 responses to “I Was Wrong…and I Admit It

  1. cglover25

    October 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hey Talitha. You don’t know me, and if you did we probably would spend more time disagreeing than seeing eye to eye… maybe. But I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Someone nominated me because they think I’m funny. I’m nominating you because I think you’re smart, and bold, and kind of fearless. You can go to Chadvs to find out more about it. But just so you know, I’m glad you’re out there disagreeing with me. Mostly.

  2. Christina Hendriks

    December 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    The fight that was the government shutdown, the GOP was only doing what the people wanted(representing the views of the American people).

    Lots of Americans didn’t want Obamacare, but then their premiums started going through the roof, their doctors were not accepting it, employers were moving them to part-time work so they didn’t have to pay for it, or firing them to avoid the laws mandates.

    Contrary to Obama’s promises, it turns out: you cannot keep your doctor, you cannot keep your insurance, you can’t even keep your job. So it is your typical government program, but it hits your health instead of your mail or car taxes.

    Also, the President did tax the middle-class despite his defiance in his campaign not to. Obamacare was the largest tax hike in U.S. History.

    Other changes that go along with this law:

    — Obamacare will allow insurers to charge 50 percent higher premiums for smokers, but prohibits insurers from increasing premiums for those with HIV/AIDS.

    — Nationally, Obamacare will increase men’s individual insurance premiums by an average of 99 percent and women’s by 62 percent. In North Carolina, for example, individual insurance premiums will triple for women and quadruple for men.

    — Health plans valued at $27,500 or more for a family of four will be taxed at a rate of 40 percent.

    — No doctors who went to an American medical school will be accepting Obamacare.

    — A 62-year-old man earning $46,000 a year is entitled to a $7,836 government tax credit to buy health insurance. But if he earns an extra $22 in income, he loses the entire $7,836 credit. He will have more take-home pay by earning $46,000 than if he earns $55,000. (If he’s lucky, he already works for one of the companies forced by Obamacare to reduce employees’ hours!)

    — Merely to be eligible for millions of dollars in grants from the federal government under Obamacare, education and training programs are required to meet racial, ethnic, gender, linguistic and sexual orientation quotas. That’s going to make health care MUCH better!

    — Obamacare is turning America into a part-time nation. According to a recent report by economist John Lott, 97 percent of all jobs added to the economy so far this year have been part-time jobs. Ninety-seven percent.

    — Obamacare is such a disaster that the people who wrote it refuse to live under it themselves. Congress won a waiver from Obamacare.

    Responding to the people’s will, the House *first* voted to fund everything BUT Obamacare. Obama refused to negotiate, and the Democrat Senate refused to pass it. OK.

    THEN the Republicans voted to fund everything and delay the implication of Obamacare for a year. We know why now that would have been a good idea. But Obama refused to negotiate, and the Democratic Senate refused to pass it. OK.

    FINALLY, the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, including Obamacare. BUT added the stipulation that EVERYONE live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for Congress and their staff and no waivers for big business and not individuals. Really asking a lot right?

    Obama refused to negotiate, Senate Democrats refused to pass it. So as you can see the Republicans are really the big hold up here, right?

    A longtime Democratic operative, Karen Finney, explained the Democrats’ intransigence on MSNBC to a delighted Joan Walsh (aka the most easily fooled person on TV) by comparing House Republicans to a teenager trying to borrow his mother’s car. “No, I’m not negotiating!” Mother says. “It’s MY CAR!”

    This wasn’t a slip of the tongue, she used this same exact argument the day before, her metaphor to a panel of MSNBC agreeable guests(as if they have any other kind of guest).

    The left thinks the government is their car and the people’s representatives are obstreperous teenagers trying to borrow the government. Which belongs to Democrats.

    That’s not how the Constitution views the House of Representatives. To the contrary, the House is considered most reflective of the people’s will because its members are elected every two years.

    As a matter of fact, the Republicans who mistakenly assume they have something to do with running the government represents most of the people who pay taxes to run it. So it’s more like a teenager who is making the car payments, maintaining the car insurance and taking responsibility for registering the car being told: “It’s not your car.”

    But the Democrats refuse to even negotiate. It’s their government. Needless to say, they absolutely will not consider the Republicans’ demand that Democrats merely live under Obamacare themselves.

    Instead, Democrats say “the Koch brothers” are behind the effort to defund Obamacare.

    They say Republicans are trying to “burn the whole house down” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz); “have lost their minds” (Sen. Harry Reid); are trying to negotiate “with a bomb strapped to their chest” (senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer); are “legislative arsonists” (Rep. Nancy Pelosi); and are engaging in “blatant extortion” (White House press secretary Jay Carney).

    The MSNBC crowd calls Republicans “arsonists” every 15 minutes. They ought to check with fellow MSNBC host Al Sharpton. He knows his arsonists. In fact they gave him a show. In 1995, Sharpton whipped up a mob outside the Jewish-owned Freddy’s Fashion Mart with an anti-Semitic speech. Sometime later, a member of the mob torched the store, killing seven Hispanic employees.

    Every single Democrat in the country uses the exact same talking point: We “refuse to negotiate with a gun being held to our head.”

    Which means the Democrats will not negotiate at all — not now, not ever. House Republicans have already passed three-dozen bills defunding, or otherwise modifying, Obamacare. Senate Democrats and liberal commentators had a good laugh at Republicans for passing them.

    If you are in the minority of Americans not already unalterably opposed to Obamacare, keep in mind that the only reason the government is shut down right now is that Democrats refuse to fund the government if they are required to live under Obamacare.

    So you were not wrong, you were right, originally. There would have been no good reason they couldn’t have removed the waivers and gone under it themselves. Laws are changed all the time even if it did go to SCOUS as you’ve stated.


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