I have been known to pick nits about these issues when I discuss politics with people. People tell me that surely the US is a democratic nation. I retort by asking them how they voted on Obamacare. That always gets them thinking.
Here is how it happened - sort of:
The People's Republic of Massachusetts was able to put Ted Kennedy in office repeatedly, where he could champion for Universal Care some 40 years or so and he got reelected by his voters. Nancy Pelosi also was getting reelected in California. And all the people who were in on pushing for it were being reelected, because they appealed to their constituents in this area enough.
Then we have the election of Barack Obama, who was leaning towards some kind of reform here. The people who voted for him were voting for *something* that eventually became Obamacare.
There were people who voted against him and had been voting in over many years for representatives from the other side. These Representatives wound up voting for the bastard child Obamacare in a game of give & take, with the medical insurance cartel and the big pharma cartel making sure they still had a lot to say in how Obamacare would eventually eventuate, as Howard Cosell would report. They wanted to be able to enjoy their obscene profits.
Yet, Obamacare was still not really voted in yet. There would be this 2012 election. Romney ran on a platform that blatantly advertised they would repeal Obamacare, while Obama ran on a platform that would re-confirm it.
And so it was, indeed, for over a period of maybe up to 50 years, that gradually the American citizens indeed voted for Obamacare.
This is how representative democracy works. Perhaps nobody got what they wanted, but they found something they were all willing to live with. And the evil component won again with clever advertising (still a major defect of homo sapiens) and perhaps the high stock ownings of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Edited by xongsmith, : Puching???
Edited by xongsmith, : Finish that sentence by starting it right.
Yeah, Howard County - 78.5% for Romney, 20.3% for Obama.
Buck up soldier, reinforcements are on their way. You are not alone here on the front lines.
Please remember, usually if you see a flag with an eagle on a cactus with a snake in its mouth, one with a seven pointed leaf along with some quote from Phish or the Grateful Dead, or even one with a rainbow, those are regimental flags -- they're the reinforcements.
Eventual and inevitable victory will take time, but to slightly misquote the Rolling Stones and RAZD "time is on our side."
Edited by anglagard, : The actual quote is "time is on my side"
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon