Folks, don`t get your hopes up on defunding Obamcare. Boehner is the same man that we have drug kicking and screaming into every common sense conservative legislative battle since 2010. Here`s how I think this will go down: The bill will hit the Senate and won`t pass; Reid will either reject it out-right (not allow a vote on the floor fearing some Democrats may defect), or it will go down in flames along party lines and be sent back to the house or to a committee and the RINO`s will cave. The RINO`s don`t want to defund Obamacare; the amazing public scrutiny shown through phone calls, emails, and petitions forced them to do this.
In the meantime, the media will devour Boehner and the Republicans and accuse them of everything under the sun, they will report false statistics, plan a parade of supportive interviews, and turn up the propaganda machine to full speed ahead.
Boehner and his RINO`s will be able, at that point, to say they tried to defund Obamacare but that they don`t have the support or the power to do it, and the political “fan dance” goes on. We live in two Americas.
The America we live in today truly is a portrait of two separate Americas. These words have been thrown around in the political arena as a purely rhetorical device in the recent past, however, now the phrase is sadly very true.
On one side of America we have the rich leftists and corporatists (crony capitalists on the left and the right). These elitists are all doing just fine. The Hollywood left, the “K” street leeches, and ass kissing crony capitalists all pander to Obama, support Obama, or are living off the government dole at high levels—via government subsidies, grants, bailouts, and other corporate welfare. Then, there is the middleclass left and the public sector employees (some of whom are independents or moderate Republicans). These people are either supportive of Obama and the left because they are liberals first and foremost, or because, as government employees, they haven`t felt the real effects of the economy and have no real interest in politics due to this fact.
I will give you an example of the latter: I have a dear friend that works for the local city government. He rarely speaks about politics and is really just a blue collar working guy that has a nice salary and benefits package and has put in about 20 years with the city. When you talk to him you can tell he has no idea how bad the economy is because he—as an employee of government—has not really been affected by the recession. There are millions like him who go on, day after day, not paying attention to what`s really going on because they have no compelling reason to care.
The groups above are a summarization of one side of America: The hard left, the liberals, and those people who benefit from leftist policies and are low information voters (if they vote at all).
One the other side of the coin you have the regular Americans and the low information voters who do vote but are completely uninformed and have no economic common sense. In this group you have the private sector, conservatives and independents, everyday workers that are too busy trying to survive to pay attention to politics, and the businesses small and large who just want to live in freedom and be left alone. I also add to “this group” the victims of Obama`s propaganda: the poor blacks and whites that think everything would be fine if it weren’t for those nasty Republicans and George bush. These are the people (this entire group of Americans) that are seeing and feeling the real pain of the Obama presidency—although some do not recognize its true origin to be from the Obama administration.
The conservative rich in this group are all either hiding their money or sitting on it awaiting a better day. Some, unfortunately, have lost almost everything they have. I have watched men and women, families, and businesses crumble and disappear into the rubble of the great recession since 2008—it`s so sad and so unnecessary. The truth is that there is really nothing wrong with the economy except for the fact that it has a government boot on its neck. Yes, we have major debt issues and unfunded liabilities that can never be fulfilled no matter how great the future economic growth may become; however, if we could get the boot of government off the necks of the American economic engine—our entrepreneurs, our small businesses, and new research and development—our economy would recover in a very short period of time.
Obama has wrote-off this group of Americans. He knows they detest him and no longer believe in him. For those in this group who do believe him—the poor black and white population—they are his “useful idiots,” and they blindly follow the “pied piper” over the cliff.
This man Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors beyond any President in our history. Obama has divided race relations to a fever pitch. He has destroyed the private sector, our healthcare system (which does need an overhaul but not with the hands of government involved), he has eviscerated our foreign policy norms, he has gutted our military, and he has enriched himself and his cronies high and low through grants, bailouts, false business entities, and on and on.
Electing more Republicans will not fix Washington. Republicans had the majority under Clinton and Bush for a time—and what did they do?—they spent money and expanded government.
This is why I support the new grassroots movement of “The Liberty Amendments.” If we can get this movement going—starting at the states` legislature level—we have a chance to completely bypass this government—lock-stock-and barrel—and amend the Constitution in a way that reverses 100 years of progressive politics.