Donna Wiesner Keene

To ignore the simple and irrefutable evidence that someone has to pay somewhere sometime is surreal, but the most ridiculous part of the lawyer’s statement is that “no one told me.” The God of Truth, our President Obama, didn’t fess up -- it’s true. But many others did, such as the Tea Party, which was vilified for complaining. The Tea Party within the GOP was strong enough to make a last-ditch effort, widely and conclusively called lame-brained, stupid, suicidal and all the rest – to stop the travesty of foisting ObamaCare on us all.

Those of us who empathize with Senator Ted Cruz and the brave souls in the House who shut down the government to stop ObamaCare and arrest the damage it would do to our health care system have actually been vindicated, not only with the numbers of people voluntarily signing up, but with the rollout of a defunct web site and the millions of cancelled private insurance policies, to say nothing of the vastly under-reported incidents of identity theft resulting from the shoddy government website.

The Tea Party knew there would be a time when we could say “told you so,” but even the most optimistic Tea Party did not expect that the time would be counted in days. We knew the shutdown would be forgotten, for who remembers the 26 days of shutdown under Clinton? Certainly not the people who believed Obama, when he said such a thing has never happened before.

So maybe we can forgive this attorney for not remembering that the Tea Party went to great lengths to warn America what ObamaCare really was. I am sorry she is in her 50s and has to pay for pregnancy insurance, but so do I, and she’s the one who voted for Obama – twice.


Donna Wiesner Keene

Donna Wiesner Keene, a senior fellow at Independent Women's Forum, is CEO of BrainTrain, a business specializing in marketing and communicating political ideas and projects.