With the booming economy, Dems had to find another way to scare the bejabbers out of voters

And they found it: Dire warnings  that Republicans would kill the law requiring health care insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.

That the fear-mongering assertions were taken up by Democrat candidates and their supporters at almost the precise same time indicates that it was a strategy universally adopted by the party.

It was Plan B after Plan A was destroyed by an economy that's seeing impressive reductions in unemployment, dramatic increases in wages and jobs, and an economy expanding to heights that former President Barack Obama said would be far above the norm.

Plan B has one important flaw, though. Required health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions will never be revoked. While Democratic candidates have repeatedly said their Republican opponents will remove protections for pre-existing conditions, I haven't heard a single GOP candidate say it. None of the alternative health care plans offered by Republicans would remove the requirements. I could be wrong, so help me document the warning.

No doubt Democrats will say, "Of course, no candidate would say he against protections for pre-existing conditions. But you know those Republicans; they're lying."

Or signing their own political death certificate. Only the biggest fool ever to run for office from either party would vote to remove  those popular protections. Even if you find such a fool, there aren't enough of them to make a difference.

Not that Republicans aren't using their own scare tactics. Take immigration. People, including myself, are fed up with both sides employing fear and rage to motivate their bases. It's almost as if moderation, centrist politics and compromise have become a utopian dream. Stubborn purists from both sides are ripping America apart, determined that the country stirs their own way, or no way at all. It wreaking our form of self-government. Cease and desist. Scott

Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis expressed it so well:


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  • Trump’s tweet on Wednesday morning—in which he said “Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican”—glossed over the fact that his own administration is currently supportive of a lawsuit that would undo Obamacare’s protections for pre-existing conditions. Shortly after that tweet was sent, an official with the Department of Justice confirmed to The Daily Beast that the attorney general had not changed his decision to not defend Obamacare against the Texas lawsuit seeking its demise."

    Daily Beast

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    McSally, the Republican running for McCain's seat in Arizona, even said she had more important issues to talk about than health care. Like the invasion from the south, no less.

  • I did it. I couldn't help myself. I saw a clickbait headline mentioning "Trump" and "crimes against humanity" and, knowing full well it must be a shrill, poorly researched, unsubstantiated blast of flatulence, I clicked anyway. And, I was right. Oh, and thanks for the laugh about the "wrath of Trump's mob," coming from the party of Antifa, BLM and other assorted models of citizen protest. Evidently, the motorcycle exhaust is causing brain damage.
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  • In reply to DanielLWoodruff:

    Is your last sentence a self-reflection?

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