It's done. The House GOP has voted to replace Obamacare with something which is actually worse than what obtained before it took effect.
I've been filled with a blinding rage most of the morning. But that has suddenly passed. Now I have a grim determination.
I'm determined to make sure every vulnerable Republican congress member who voted for this abortion suffers at the ballot box. I'm determined that every "moderate" who voted no likewise suffers. There are no "moderates", just less insane Republicans. On every other piece of legislation, they will vote with their party. I'm determined to make sure the Senate doesn't pass this abomination of a bill.
I'm determined that my country will not be defined by the morons, the reactionaries, the openly evil. I'm determined that people of good will, of empathy, of righteousness, will prevail over the sons of darkness.
I'm determined that I will see my country through this illness, this necessary illness. The disease has had a long gestation, and was bound to erupt sooner or later. As with most illnesses, it's best to have it happen and find the cure than let it fester and rob you of strength.
I'm determined that these people who have no regard for our common humanity will not change who I am. I know I won't change them. Circumstances and consequences are the only things which will change them. I hope they suffer the full brunt of their blind hatred.
I'm determined that I will live long enough and well enough to see a reborn America, one which is better than what went before, one which will look upon this time in horror and vow "Never again".
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