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End Round One: What to Expect Next in the Healthcare Takeover

In Obamacare on 21/12/2009 at 20:19

Obama thug, David Axelrod

Dennis Klein of the American Spectator hit it right on the money with today’s article, “Democrats Break Ground.” Liberal Democrat leaders had to sacrifice the meat of their totalitarian agenda to position their Healthcare bill for a vote this week, but the infrastructure is now in place for complete destruction of the health care industry.

Immediate changes are not forthcoming. Americans will wake up, January 1, 2010, seemingly unscathed by the takeover of 1/6 of the U.S. economy, only to be spoon-fed changes over the next seven years, until they no longer own their own lives. Look for mainstream media to run stories questioning all the Republican hubbub. They run stories saying, “Healthcare reform is here and it didn’t hurt a bit,” and many milquetoast conservatives will buy it.

Now comes the kabuki, or perhaps more appropriately, the old Rock ‘N’ Roll Hoochie Coo. What you are seeing here is old-fashioned Chicago-style politics at work. Obama’s chief knuckle-dragger, David Axelrod, scoffed at the Dems sagging poll numbers on Meet the Press, Sunday, saying that the 2010 election is a “world away.”

The PR blitz will be dazzling, aided by virtually every media outlet in America. They’ll get you laughing first, with Letterman and John Stewart making snide jokes about Republicans, and taking tongue-in-cheek jibs at liberals and Obama. Then the conservative media, with perhaps the exception of Limbaugh and a few other stalwarts, will move on. Bill O’Reilly has left the planet. He’s having a love affair with Michelle Obama these days.

At the end of the day, I blame the Republicans for much of this, which is why I am no longer a member of that party. It was their lavish spending and oddball alliances that laid the groundwork for the Democrat takeover in 2006, and brought us to the brink of economic disaster. Bush’s TARP bailout displayed the brilliance of an after-sentencing investment with Bernie Madoff. There were scandals and sellouts at every turn — Randall “Duke” Cunningham and the Abramoff Scandal, McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy — and many of them are still at it. Now Lindsey Graham is running around with Greenpeace and Sierra Club stickers on his bumper.

One would certainly hope to see the people wake up and throw all of these bums out for a clean start, but it won’t happen. No doubt 2010 will ferret out some of the worst of the Democrats, but the problem is institutional. I don’t know if it’s in the DC water supply or what, but a congressman gets elected nowadays, and forgets who elected him 10 minutes after he hits town. It’s also pandemic. People don’t vote. Less than 38% of the American electorate turned out in the 2006 mid-term election.

When a congressman or senator is elected it should entail a risk. Poor results should garner early retirement. In my district I like my representative but I want him out; he’s been there too long, and he ran a “term-limits” campaign. Remember those guys?

Every congressional vote should send a message home, “I remember who elected me, and why I’m here.” Every election should be a mandate: “Do as we say, or face the consequences.” Until this is the case the American public has no reasonable expectation of change in Washington.

  1. I agree with all of the above.
    Along with many others, I am no longer a Republican either. I’m conservative & proud of it. I am tired of the many Republicans in Congress trying to act like Dems and wanting to be liked, how nice! Lets vote them all out!

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