Health Care Reform: Republicans are losing it, aren’t they?

Slip sliding away.

Republicans, watching undecideds break for Obamacare, are starting to name call, a sure sign that their year-long campaign to upend Barack Obama’s presidency and agenda is about to fail in a most pleasing-to-behold and spectacular fashion. The AP today:

For the first time, most Americans would be required to purchase insurance, and they would face penalties if they refused. Billions of dollars would be set aside for subsidies to help families at incomes of up to $88,000 a year afford the cost. The legislation also provides for an expansion of Medicaid that would give government-paid health care to millions of the poor. Republicans resorted to unusually personal criticism in their struggle against the bill, calling Kosmas a “space cadet” after she announced her position and labeling Pennsylvania Rep. Jason Altmire a “drama queen” for waiting to announce his opposition.

Space cadets and drama queens.

It’s over.

And by about this time tomorrow Barack Obama will have accomplished something extraordinary; something for the history books.

“Yes we can” is about to become Yes we did.

Republicans thought it was Obama who was Icarus flying into the sun with waxed wings, but it now appears it was them.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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