Wednesday June 28, 2017
Lest Sen. Pat Toomey think opposition to the proposed replacement of the Affordable Care Act represents a sentiment of only those on the left, I have been a Republican since supporting Dwight Eisenhower when I first became old enough to vote.
Over recent years I've become increasingly disenchanted with the direction taken by our party. It is clear that Toomey is basically a stalwart of this continuing shift to the extreme right. I find his positions extreme in most cases and not reflecting the values I embrace.
There are many things I would really like to see him tackle, but at this moment the critical issue is this rather obvious and flagrant attack on the health care of our citizenry. Obamacare needs adjustment, but most members of our party refuse to accept the role the right has intentionally played in creating problems for this system. What is being proposed is not an enhancement but rather an embarrassment. To suggest that this is, in any way, of real value to most Americans is fraud in its worst manner.
I urge Toomey, as strongly as possible and as a voting Republican, to stop this sham and vote no. He should get back to work bringing honor and respect to government, making certain every action taken has the best interest of all at heart. We are tired of a government working exclusively in the interest of those with extreme wealth and corporations who do not need our support. It's a matter of honor.
Republican takes issue with party's direction