Republicans winning the House during the midterm elections was a reaction to the economy still being shitty. I get it, I really do. When you're broke you don't remember anything before your last paycheck. Two years ago I felt like common sense had finally fucking won. We actually elected a sincere guy with a level head during a time when the sky (OK, Wall Street) was literally falling. Fast forward two years and shockingly enough Obama has done everything humanly possible to do what he told us he was going to do and people hate him for it.
He easily could have just coasted along, done nothing, been reelected in 2012 and we would have started bottling his bathwater and selling that shit. He didn't though. He risked his entire political career on trying to give the 50 million Americans without health care some coverage. During my 29 years of life I've had health care for 9 of them. What is really so awful about making sure the lower-middle class has health insurance? This isn't a government handout the way it is portrayed. People living in poverty have Medicaid. Old people have Medicare. The upper and upper-middle class get sponge baths on demand while people like my Dad who busted his ass 60 hours a week could only take his family to the doctor if it warranted the emergency room.
You know what I think we're most forgetful about? Having a national agenda that is trying to make things better for the middle class. It hasn't happened in generations so when we have it we don't even know what it looks like. The left is pissed off because he hasn't been able to do everything he wanted. The right is pissed off because he has done some of what he wanted. You know how that makes me feel? Great. If the outliers are all unhappy then that means those of us living near the mean have a chance.
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