Letter: Gross hypocrisy from the GOP
We have been hearing the rantings and ravings of Republicans regarding the Affordable Care Act. They couldn’t defeat the president in the 2012 elections with the American voters knowing full-well that President Obama wanted health care coverage for everyone at an affordable cost. Republicans tried more than 40 times to repeal the law with no results other than shutting down the government at a cost of more than $24 billion. Some were even willing to force the United States to default on its obligations!
Now that the ACA website is up and running all we hear from Republicans is that Obama was wrong, misled the public or, worse, lied! Where were these Republicans when President Bush told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and the United States was in imminent danger of attack? If I recall correctly there were no calls for hearings or investigations, no calls for Bush administration officials to resign, no call for “repealing” the war – just silence.
It’s one thing to be wrong/mislead/lie about a website and some clauses in the ACA. It’s something else to be wrong/mislead/lie about starting a war that cost the lives of thousands of Americans, thousands more maimed and mentally scarred, and even more thousands of dead Iraqis, not to mention billions of dollars spent on a war that was started because of the Bush administration being wrong/misleading/lying.
As far as I know not one person has died because of a bad website. Many politicians tend to be hypocrites, but the Republicans are the Einsteins of hypocrisy!