I have remained silent this week about the political cowardice of the 111th Congress. My disgust moved me away from the subject of politics. Like all the other bloggers who have pounded on their keyboards hour after hour and day after day in frustration over how the Demonrats are taking a sledge hammer to the pillars of our democracy, I am outraged.
So reviled is the public over the “Cornhusker Kickback”, the “Louisiana Purchase”, “Gator Aid” and the tax on high-cost “Cadillac” insurance plans that they came in droves that have yet to be tallied to Washington to have their voices heard as the cowards of the House Rules Committee met in the Capitol Building.
Those attending the Code Red Rally did, in fact, have their voices heard. At 3:15PM, Steny Hoyer announced that the House is abandoning the “deem and pass” strategy proposed by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY). They will instead move toward an up-or-down vote.
Shortly thereafter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking to the Democratic Caucus said that the vote on healthcare reform will represent a historic change for America. She’s right.
Just as imperial incompetence, decadence and monetary trouble contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire, this Leftist Revolution being perpetrated by Fearless Reader and his brutish minions is destroying America.
In my lifetime, I have never seen my countrymen so vehemently divided against one another. Never have I seen a president who was more divisive, arrogant and willing to dismiss the will of the people.
Jeffrey T. Kuhner, writing for The Washington Times, makes this observation:
“Since coming to office, he [Obama] has behaved without any constitutional restraints. The power of the federal government has exploded. He has de facto nationalized key sectors of American life—the big banks, financial institutions, the automakers, large tracts of energy-rich land from Montana to New Mexico. His cap-and-trade proposal, along with a newly empowered Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to impose massive new taxes and regulations upon industry. It is a form of green socialism: Much of the economy would fall under a command-and-control bureaucratic corporatist state. Mr. Obama even wants the government to take over student loans.”
“Yet his primary goal has always been to gobble up the health care system. The most troubling aspect of the Obamacare debate, however, is not the measure’s sweeping and radical aims—the transformation of one-sixth of the U.S. economy, crippling tax increases, higher premiums, state-sanctioned rationing, longer waiting lines, the erosion of the quality of medical care and the creation of a huge, permanent administrative bureaucracy. Rather, the most alarming aspect is the lengths to which the Democrats are willing to go to achieve their progressive, anti-capitalist agenda.”
“Obamacare is opposed by nearly two-thirds of the public, more than 60 percent of independents and almost all Republicans and conservatives. It has badly fractured the country, dangerously polarizing it along ideological and racial lines. Even a majority of Democrats in the House are deeply reluctant to support it.”
“Numerous states—from Idaho to Virginia to Texas—have said they will sue the federal government should Obamacare become law. They will declare themselves exempt from its provisions, tying up the legislation in the courts for years to come.”
“Mr. Obama is willing to devour his presidency, his party’s congressional majority and—most disturbing—our democratic institutional safeguards to enact it. He is a reckless ideologue who is willing to sacrifice the country’s stability in pursuit of a socialist Utopia.”
Let me be clear, while Kuhner suggests impeachment, I am not. The mainstream, for its duplicity in turning a blind eye to the many questions his candidacy raised, should be impeached.
November 2, 2010 will be a day of reckoning. A defining moment. Throw out all the bums and weak sisters. All the Progressives. All the hard-of-hearing or deaf predators of our liberty. Throw them out on their damned fourth point of contact.
“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs, when he first appears he is a protector.”~Plato, Greek Philosopher, 428BC—348BC
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