What many refuse to acknowledge is that racism works in several different ways and more importantly, it manifests itself in a myriad social biases. For a person that brutally and hatefully dislikes Obama because he Black; is just as much a racist as the person who unconditionally sides with the President for the sole reason of his race. Too much of Obama’s support is racially motivated as his larger support base is shrouded in a bias that he set forth to politically exploit. It worked. Today, in ObamaCare we see this same soft racism afoot as those most harmed by the program are often those whom most support it – a condition that has long since plagued the Black community. Here, a colloquy is born and the casual dissemination of misinformation becomes the community’s manifesto that subtly ascribes loyalty over benefit. As a result, the more objectively focused can clearly see the things that are going wrong while the more biased defend what is wrong by pointing out the wrongs of those previously in office, or in many cases, going on personal attacks in order to defend their position in the absence of pertinent facts.
Nationalized health care brings more harm, even from a global and multinational perspective, to one specific group than it does any other – the Black community. This is especially true when it comes to how such health care models like ObamaCare fail Black communities in the battle against HIV. Here the CDC reports, “Although blacks make up only 13.6 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 50.3 percent of all diagnosed cases of HIV. Additionally, the rate of HIV diagnosis among black men is eight times that of whites and two times that of Hispanics, and the rate for black women is 19 times that of whites and four times that of Hispanics.” HIV care, under the Affordable (or, not so) Care Act likens itself to the typical universal health care models where care is essentially rationed, through natural access attrition rates, AGAINST those of low socioeconomic status (SES) where here in the US, the Black community is disproportionately represented. The SES of the Black community is clearly worsening under Obama as Kevin Williamson points out: The average African American family is poorer than the average family in India. More specifically, the Black American families have a net worth of $4,995 while the White household in the US has a net worth of $110,792. This simply means, under ObamaCare, Blacks will disproportionately represent the populous least benefited – those with HIV will suffer all the more. Under Obama, the Black community’s SES has plummeted to historic lows. Ironically, the Black community, following Obama’s lead, blames Bush, but it was under Bush when the Black community saw of its best socioeconomic conditions with far lower unemployment. In this case, soft racism is working against the group most responsible for its perpetuation. However, deeper disdain for ObamaCare is for reasons of those, which have nothing to do with race.
The government was shutdown under the highly slanted premise of the defunding of ObamaCare. But only when the shutdown issue was “resolved,” did the Republican political elite clearly state their intentions of leaving ObamaCare largely intact while they sought to correct only the elements that were least functional within the law. The MANDATE itself was only challenged in the sense that it be DELAYED – not fully removed. This is easily explained because the Right has always supported health care mandates in terms of political leadership while SUPPORTERS of the Right do not.
We can argue the semantics of the law and what aspects of the law are most economically damaging, but it is the mandate within the law that causes the most profound and irrevocable harm to America. The mandate is most damaging because such a mandate attempts to redefine health care as a right without the Constitutional inclusion of the First thru Fourteenth Amendments or the Bill of Rights. This failing is best defined in these terms: A person of lesser income can be placed on food stamps, WIC, or even be offered housing and free cell phone services. In these cases, these individuals have the RIGHT to refuse these forms of assistance with no consequence. This is not the case with ObamaCare where fines are levied as taxes that incrementally increase over time to such a point where the individual has no choice but to submit to the law for purposes of their own financial solvency.
Focusing our attention on anything other than this aspect is a gross injustice to everything America was founded to be. Perhaps the question the Right should be asking is why the elected have long since betrayed such fundamental aspects of constitutionalism when it comes to health care in what is to be a “free” nation. Inasmuch, the Left faults the right for wanting to “fix” ObamaCare while in fact, fixing something that is so wrong for America in the manner the Republican political elite subscribe to is little different than implementing it. It is thus a matter of culpability and constitutional accountability. Both Democrat and Republican leadership have most egregiously and constitutionally failed the people.
Sadly, the constituent of today had been placated into playing the role of supporting a given side over their own political values. If those supporting Obama would be objective enough to accept how ObamaCare is adversely affecting both them as individuals and American as a whole, the program would have suffered the same fate as Nixon’s and Gingrich’s attempts at health insurance mandates and failed long before it was attempted to placed into law. Unfortunately, President Obama’s supporters have been reduced to playing the role of political eunuch and are more cult-like in followership than independently thinking voters and constituents. Their subservience to Obama overpowers their need for independence and freedom while it further shames personal accountability and replaces it with obfuscation and intractability. To be unlike them is a direct threat to their very existence placing them in a constant defensive posture of being perpetually cornered.
Try as you might, you simply cannot intellectually penetrate someone who is determined to see things only their way. For reality to set in, they must be impacted in a manner that makes it real for them, the more tactile, the more likely their awakening. Ironically, ObamaCare is causing its own awakening.
Ideologically, ObamaCare was a hit. The thought that no one could be determined to be “uninsurable” appeals to our greater sense of humanity. The program proudly boasted such claims in a vain in a veiled attempt to hide its more damaging aspects. Now that America’s middle class, many of which blindly supported the President, have suffered the ill effects of having current policies cancelled and are now being subjected to premiums now three times that of their previous, many are calling foul. Such is the case of an attorney in Los Angeles whose $98 per month policy has been cancelled and now faces ObamaCare’s $328 per month program. In fact, increasing numbers of once Obama supports are speaking out against the program while Obama sees it only fit to address the ObamaCare’s enrollment website that is as poorly designed as ObamaCare itself.
Opponents of ObamaCare could not do what ObamaCare is doing; waking Obama supporters up to the reality they were once so determined to deny.