To the editor:
I agree with Sen. Harry Reid in saying “The House Republican caucus is controlled by anarchists.” That includes my Congresswoman, Lynn Jenkins!
House Republicans are clearly hell-bent to stop Obamacare from going into effect. But they need to act fast because most of it goes into effect soon and when it does, people will realize how valuable it is.
Never mind the fact that the Affordable Care Act is now the law, passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. Never mind that, last November, the president won re-election. I understand that Obama is only the sixth president in history to win two elections with an actual majority of votes both times. (Recall that Bill Clinton won twice with only 43 percent and 49 percent.)
In our recent election, the Democrats increased their majority in the Senate and they received 1.4 million more votes for Congress than the Republicans, but Republican gerrymandering allowed the minority to retain their control in the House.
The central issue for the Republicans in the 2012 campaign was repealing Obamacare, which Mitt Romney promised to do on “Day One.” They lost. (How Romney could do this hours after taking the oath of office is a mystery known only to God and She isn’t talking.) Meanwhile, the Democrats ran on supporting Obamacare, and they won. Apparently the House Republicans, including our Kansas delegation, don’t think elections have consequences any more.