On the subject of the repeal of Obamacare, no one on the Right side of the aisle defends it better than Sen. John McCain (Ri-AZ). That said, it is time for him to be honest with the people of Arizona, call for a special election in that State, and switch parties before doing so.
Republicans of all stripes -- even the Democrat in sheep's clothing McCain -- initially called for the repeal of Obamacare at all cost. Everyone with an "R" behind his or her name ran on it. Then, in an attempt to attract more moderate voters in the General Election, the mantra morphed to "repeal and replace."
Make no mistake, Republicans and the majority of American people simply want the law repealed. In fact, many of us believe the solution to high insurance premiums is to reverse more of the government encroachment into the private sector health insurance industry.
But the socially liberal McCain says, "I fear we may fall under the trap of repealing and not replacing and that would be bad for America."
McCain, as all big government oligarchs do, believes government has a role to play in the private sector where the free choice of health care and health insurance is concerned.
Obamacare should not be replaced. It is a failed law that needs to be repealed for the good of the country. If government wants to assist the private sector they should provide tax-cut incentives to the insurance companies to create non-profit entities to relieve the burdens associated with people with pre-existing conditions. Additionally, they should outlaw the compartmentalization of health insurance, allowing for portability over state lines.
But in no way shape or form is a "replacement" of Obamacare necessary or good for the country. In insisting that it is, John McCain proves himself -- yet again -- to be a Democrat, not a Republican, and certainly not a conservative.