During the 1990 Texas Gubernatorial campaign, Williams publicly made a joke likening rape to bad weather, having stated: "If it's inevitable, just relax and enjoy it" (Source: Wikipedia.com)
Obamacare is the most obvious, but far from the only, example of the Progressives' employment of this defense for their policies.With all evidence to the contrary, Progressives have pronounced that the only thing that is wrong with Obamacare is that those upon whom the wretched Act is being forced simply do not know how to relax and enjoy it.
Undoubtedly, this was the position and philosophy of King George III and his court when the American settlers protested the violent and unwanted advances on their liberties by the King and his cronies. Can you not just envision the British governors in their powdered wigs sitting around sipping tea and wondering how the United States could not understand the inevitability of continued British rule? Is it not easy to imagine how the British establishment was more than a little irritated that the rowdy Americans were nothing more than ingrates who could show no appreciation for the largesse of the British government and the unseen benefits of its policies?
American Progressives, King Barack and, for that matter, the Republican Establishment, are no less perturbed by the new patriots than King George and company were by the new patriots' progenitors. How dare these new patriots enumerate and give voice to their grievances, namely taxation without representation, egregious and unlawful Executive Orders and virtually every other grievance committed by King George's government and repeated by King Barack and his court against all Americans today. If only the new patriots would just relax and enjoy all the taxation, violation of their Constitutional and God-given rights, and being stripped of more and more of their liberties, everything would be peachy. That is virtually the only defense of their policies the Progressives seem able to mount, and they have doubled-down on that defense when it comes to Obamacare. Search for "obamacare" or "ACA" or "affordable care act" on Google News and see for yourself. Among those news stories supporting Obamacare, the search results are a virtual chorus of Claytie's infamous saying.
At least Claytie Williams had some excuse for his arguably offensive and insensitive remark: It was a joke. The difference between Claytie Williams and today's American Progressives is that the Progressives are deadly serious: Obamacare and every other wacky utopian idea they conjure up is good for you, whether you believe it or not, whether the facts support it or not. So, please, do quit complaining about the inevitable, especially when it comes to Obamacare. Try to relax and enjoy it.