Those of us born in the first half of the “Baby Boomer” generation will remember the television weekly series, “Combat!” It was set in World War II France as the Americans fought the Germans. Like most programs of that era, short snippets from an episode were used in brief promotions during the week.
The one which stands out featured a night battle scene where Sergeant Saunders (played by Vic Morrow) was giving instructions to an overwhelmed soldier, both covered in mud and sweat. As the sergeant finished his orders, the soldier said, “I’ll try.”
Saunders sharp comeback was, “Don’t try, you DO IT!”
Fast forward to 2017, where a two-plus year Republican majority in both houses of Congress has had several years to plan a strategy to deliver us from Obamacare. The two leaders, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), seem to be rolling out more versions of doomed legislation with their apparent concern being that they can say they tried rather than they were relentless in the critical pursuit of victory.
The threats of the Axis powers then and Obamacare now are similar in their impact on daily life. Had Germany, Italy and Japan been victorious, our freedoms that are guaranteed (not given) by the Constitution would have been scuttled. Allow the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to continue much longer and the free enterprise medical world crashes in the U.S. when too many insurers pull out of markets and middle-America is smothered by premiums covering many more than just their own families. Thus, the original intent of our previous President will be realized as a frantic majority will plead for “single-payer health care” (also known as socialized medicine) where big government decides what health care is given to whom. This will complete the liberals’ process of trivializing human life to a commodity to be managed like crops and minerals – the same philosophy of the Axis leaders.
To Mr. McConnell, Mr. Ryan and the rest of the Republican controlled Congress:
“Don’t try to fix the damage caused by Obamacare, YOU DO IT!”