Quixotic Congress on health care
The Kansas City Star
House Republicans keep confirming that they don’t know when to quit chasing windmills.
In a quixotic fashion, they charged after the Affordable Care Act for the 33rd time with a 244-185 vote to repeal it. But all of their political energy and bluster, will die in the Senate with the health care law remaining in place like a windmill continuing to turn and do good things for the American people.
The Republicans will have to learn Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. The longer the Affordable Care Act remains in place, even passing the Supreme Court’s scrutiny, the more everyday Americans will benefit from it.
Once it’s fully implemented in 2014, it will become America’s new third rail in politics, joining Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That should zap the Republicans’ windmill charge once and for all.