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"Obamacare" is not a new thing. The only thing that changed from Wednesday to today is that it was ruled Constitutional. The SCOTUS didn't just make this all happen, you can relax a little, it's been in place for two years already. Unclench. And maybe after your little vacay, you'll come back a little less wound up. This is not the end of America. This is not some sort of thermonuclear Armageddon. Most likely, if your panties weren't in such a wad about it, you'd barely notice it. It's kind of like having auto insurance. You're required by law to have it, and that doesn't have you in such a twist.
Honestly. The the talk radio fire-breathers above? It's their job to get you riled up, and in such a state. They exaggerate, conflate, twist and skew everything going on in America to be something that is as frightening as possible, and geared to make you angry as hell.
This afternoon on Sean Hannity's radio show, I heard him tell his audience that liberals have made it their mission--since the late 1800s!--to destroy the Constitution. That is addle-brained, fever-dream, conspiracy theory nonsense. Either Sean believes it, and is a total nutbar, or he doesn't, and has nothing but contempt for his audience. He's feeding you rage and fear, and you're eating it up. And the disease has spread to Capitol Hill. It's no longer confined to the fringe. I'm begging you. . .Relax. Decompress. Chillax. Step off, before you go off.
Numerous Republicans have expressed discontent with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, but it took a Tea Party leader to imply that the decision could justify a new Civil War. Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson posted a statement at his group’s website on Friday proclaiming that “the US Supreme Court has joined with the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government in abandoning the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and with that ruling abandoned the People. . .”
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