In it, Hurley states that since she lost her job and got dumped by her insurance company, she is rethinking Obamacare. As so often happens with Republicans, all bets are off once the plight of the plebes lands on their doorstep. Suddenly the social safety net isn’t the “hammock” they thought it was.
Hurley makes one good point:
I am a conservative Republican who believes in providing a future for myself without government involvement. I have been unemployed for nearly 14 months. Unable to collect unemployment and unwilling to take government assistance, I have spent nearly all my savings and, unless an employment option arrives, soon will be spending my retirement savings as well.
[...] If the Republican Party continues to fight Obamacare without offering an alternative, I fear the failure of my party is inevitable. The expectation of personal responsibility is being outweighed by the overwhelming number of unemployed voters, uninsured voters and, to be honest, voters without hope who are tired of being told to just hang in there a little longer because things will get better.
Well, join the club, honey. Yes, we’ve all been dying to know what the Republican healthcare plan is. Cue the *crickets*, right?
Then she says this:
If the Democratic Party continues to provide everything for a voter without encouraging some personal responsibility, I fear a gap between taxpayers and beneficiaries will open so wide that our government will not be able to repair the financial damages.
While I do not support the premise of Obamacare, I can fully understand the frustration of the unemployed, uninsured American. I cannot judge those who choose to use the program, for I know exactly what it is like to need it.
Gosh, I’m so old, I remember when Republicans sold the individual mandate as a “personal responsibility provision.” I mean seriously, Julia?
I still think Julia Hurley is an idiot, but she’s the kind of idiot who’s slowly starting to realize that Obamacare sure beats “I don’t care.”