The gist of my article: this is another game of chicken; the bill is a massive waste of time because it will never, ever pass the senate so long as the ACA provision remains; and the GOP doesn't really give a shit if the government shuts down because it doesn't affect THEIR paychecks.
So my suggestion was to take the provision out so that honest, hard-working Americans would not have to pay the price associated with government shut down, and to fight the Obamacare battle another day. I thought that I would receive support, because in my mind I was advocating for REAL solutions, not more ideological grandstanding.
Boy was I wrong.
Let me share with you some of the comments I received on this article.
"Jack Camwell acts as if this is the first time Politicians put themselves ahead of what needs to be done. Why does he not comment on things like ways Congress can cut costs - i.e. their own salaries and extremely large staffs. Fraudulent programs that waste money in their own districts so they can get voters and their businesses make money. Why does the President want to continue to over spend and put us in further debt without a real plan?? Camwell is an Obama supporter and can blame congress and the GOP for everything, and no even mention the President and his plan"
"Expect nothing less from an Ohio moonbat.Not only should Obamascamcare be defunded, it needs to be taken apart piece by piece and buried in a landfill with all the other garbage.That's a fact Jack"(My Commentary: That actually made me chuckle a bit)
"a true "conservative" doesn't talk out of both sides of his mouth, unlike Jack Camwell."
"Note to Jack Camwell : Just get in line behind the rest of the commie #$%$ and you can lick Obamenajads' sac too !"
"yahoo contributor network why not be honest and call it what it is Obama stooge network"
These comments were particularly confusing to me because so many commenters accused me of being an Obama supporter. I re-read my article. I am fairly certain that I was emphatic about the idea that getting rid of Obamacare is probably a good idea, and that politicians need to sit down and have a real conversation about the potential negative effects of Obamacare. But one guy says that I'm just talking out of both sides of my mouth. Apparently, I'm not a "true conservative." The first comment I have quoted attributes some naiivte to my article that simply is not there.
That first comment also goes on to say that I blame the GOP and congress for everything. I find that interesting seeing as how everyone should blame Congress, not the president, for failing to perform its most basic function. The only explanation I can come up with is that most people who read the article only paid attention to the part where I said that this bill is a bad idea, and somehow they extrapolated that I am a supporter of both Obamacare and President Obama. This is because most Americans lack the capacity to critically think.
It's no wonder the same asshat politicians keep getting re-elected: there are plenty of morons who cannot think beyond their feelings, and who are dumb enough to continue to cast their votes for the very people cheating them. Somehow, when I say that "repealing Obamacare is a noble goal," these people interpret that as "I love Obamacare and Obama." I'm not bothered that these people disagree with me. What bothers me is that they gleaned an impression that was completely contrary to what I actually said.
It's sad, but this is the country we live in.