The pressure is on, the stakes are extremely high, and the clock is ticking towards the hour of reckoning. With the nation’s borrowing limit about to be reached only ten days from now, the country and the financial markets are starting to freak out about the week-long deadlock over funding the federal government.
Very soon, the Tea Party and Main Street U.S.A. will prevail over Hyde Park/Haight-Ashbury socialism in this standoff over paying for Obamacare and for federal operations. Obama and his allies will blink.
First of all, our cause is just. Obamacare is not even a legitimate piece of legislation–explained further below–and we have most of the country on our side. The majority of Americans simply don’t want the 3,000-page nightmare of job-killing, checkbook-busting, bureaucratic central planning and control-freak tyranny that is Obamacare. And more and more people are waking up to the fact that their personal, private medical decisions will be handed over to faceless, big-government thugs at distant desks if the ill-conceived law is allowed to be implemented. Even Sarah Palin’s predictions about “death panels” were accurate.
Key republican leaders have repeatedly shown that they are acting in good faith by coming to the negotiating table with compromises (delaying key aspects of Obamacare instead of outright defunding it) and offers of reasonable modifications to their positions, only to be met with obstinate, bad-faith refusal to meet halfway on the part of democrats and Obama.
Obamacare was never a legitimate bill to begin with: The Supreme Court having ruled that the heart of it is actually a tax, and the Constitution decrees that all tax bills must originate in the House of Representatives–Obamacare originated in the Senate. Far from receiving bi-partisan support, it was rammed down the throats of Americans as a purely partisan democrat project. In its final form, not one single republican in the House of Representatives or Senate voted for it. That is not how honest, representative government is conducted.
Further evidencing the treachery that saw Obamacare forced through without the consent of those governed, one of the key senate votes to dishonestly foist it on us all came from a person who blatantly cheated his way into a U.S. senate seat in 2008–Al Franken in Minnesota.
In an article published in The Washington Examiner on August 6th, 2012, Byron York reported that 1,099 felons voted in that race for the Minnesota senate seat which, in the final analysis, was decided by only 312 ballots. At the time of York’s article, 177 people had been convicted of election fraud in that race alone, with another 66 people awaiting trial! York’s findings in his 2012 article are nowhere to be found mentioned in the Wikipedia entry for that controversial senate election, which treats the entire matter as if it were concluded in 2010, with scant and dismissive mention of the election fraud matter, which in 2010 was far from being fully investigated and prosecuted.Without Franken’s vote, Obamacare would have been thwarted in the Senate back in 2010. Franken’s erstwhile opponent in the senate race, Norm Coleman, would have supplied the needed additional republican vote to kill it dead, if he had been recognized as the legitimate winner of the election that he was in 2008. Some may recall that after the polls closed and the initial ballot results were announced in that race, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes. That was before democrat operatives started finding boxes of uncounted ballots in the trunks of their cars, all of them somehow for Franken. Surprise, surprise. Such is how democrats push their left-wing programs forward.And that is also why the sleazoid democrat ideologues (and RINOs in the Senate) will eventually face their reckoning. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I still believe that there is a spiritual trump card called Justice, and that those in congress who mainly represent the millions and millions of Americans in “flyover country” do hold that card.Speaker of the House John Boehner has been convinced to join and lead the good fight, as championed by the incomparably superb and brilliant Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Reasonable people are realizing that the staunch GOP hardcore opponents of Obamacare are working tirelessly on behalf of the best interests of all Americans.
Time is running out. With Godspeed and good faith, I trust that we will soon gain the begrudging acquiescence of democrats and their petulant leader, a man who has relied on underhanded Chicago-style tactics his entire political career. It’s time to call his hand. He has no choice but to come to the table and bargain, because neither right nor the people are on his side.