It’s long been said by liberal-progressives that poor and middle class conservatives are voting against their own self interests. It makes little sense, after all, to shill for a political party that is constantly looking to cut any and all social programs while cutting taxes for the wealthy and siding with corporations over unions.
Once in a while, we run into a conservative whose light bulb has finally turned on, thanks to the realization that the Republican party doesn’t give a shit about them. Meet James Webb, a 51-year-old Youtube sensation, a charter member of his local Tea Party chapter, and a man who has voted Republican for the last 32 years. While it is not clear what Webb has done for a living, he was able to retire at age 50, thanks to Obamacare. Otherwise, he would have to work in order to afford health care insurance for his unspecified medical issues, but thanks to Obamacare, he can remain retired and afford his health insurance.
In short, Webb is one of many success stories under Obamacare that you’ll never hear about on Fox News, or from any other conservative media outlet.
But with the 2016 election looming, and Republicans forever campaigning on repealing Obamacare, Webb is worried that he will have to come out of retirement and go back to work in order to afford health insurance. You can bet that whatever alternative the Republicans have for Obamacare isn’t going to make Webb’s health insurance as affordable as it currently is.
So after 32 years of voting for Republicans, he’s fessing up:
“But you know, the Republican Party, they haven’t done nothing for me, man. Nothing. So, I’m leaning toward voting for Hillary unless something major comes up. I don’t trust the Republicans anymore because they’re wanting to repeal the Obamacare. And I don’t want them to do that, man, because then I’ll have to go to work again. My life’s already planned out.
Things have changed. So unless the Republicans change with it, I’m probably going to have to swing my vote over toward Hillary.”
Thank you Mr. Webb for seeing the light and having the chutzpah to admit that the Republicans do not care about you and most of the rest of us. It takes a lot of guts to admit to the world that you will no longer vote for the party you have supported for 32 years.
Webb’s admission is sure to throw his conservative Youtube followers into a tizzy. Some of them will turn on Webb and call him a “typical lazy liberal” for not wanting to go back to work, which is a horrible thing to say. Webb was apparently able to work in a career which allowed him to retire early, and there is no reason why he should not be able to afford health care without having to go back to work, Obamacare or not. This is America, the supposed greatest and wealthiest nation in the world, where we take care of our own, rich or poor.
But that’s not the Republican version of America these days. Thankfully, people like Webb are starting to realize that.