I just got this email from the Tom Reed for Congress campaign (NY-23) and it is a remarkable little piece of sophistry:
A leading Senate Democrat once said that Obamacare implementation is a “huge train wreck.” I couldn’t agree more.
That’s why I’ve introduced my own continuing resolution that will delay Obamacare implementation for one year and eliminate special exemptions for Members of Congress, congressional staff, and Obama administration employees.
Hard working people like you aren’t exempt from higher premiums and limited choices, so why should Washington insiders get a free pass? It’s unfair, and that’s why I’m fighting to stop this train wreck.
It’s time to change the culture of Washington D.C. Making sure that no one in Washington receives special treatment under Obamacare is a good start. That’s why this fight is so important.
Why, shit, Tom, that makes a lot of sense. As long as Congress and the awful Obamites get worse insurance, we’re all willing to make better the enemy of good enough and deny the working poor insurance coverage for a year. But let’s not mention that this “continuing resolution” of which you speak happens to fund the entire government — that’s just a little detail.